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Resigned Sri Lankan newspaper editor to brief media today

May 7, 2014 at 11:37 pm

Wed, May 7, 2014, 12:00 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 07, Colombo: The editor of a Sri Lankan daily, who resigned from the post claiming pressure from higher authorities, will brief the media this afternoon on the reasons for his resignation.

Saman Wagarachchi, the editor of the Sinhala daily newspaper ‘Lakbima’ handed his resignation to the CEO of Sumathi Publishers, Sujeewa Godaliyedda Tuesday.

Civic member Shageevan urges course-correction of TNA

May 7, 2014 at 11:33 pm

[TamilNet, Monday, 05 May 2014, 23:51 GMT] Eezham Tamils have also been consistent in denouncing a 13th Amendment-based discourse in the past. Also, when Oslo sought to push the Tamil question into an internal formula during the CFA times, the Tamil side confronted the move by producing a blueprint for Interim Self Governing Authority (ISGA). Now, especially after facing the genocidal onslaught in 2009, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) should have articulated the position of Eezham Tamils by demanding an international investigation on crimes against humanity and genocide at the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Why did the TNA parliamentarians fail articulating the Tamil position in an open and transparent manner at the Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva all these years, asked S. Shageevan, the deputy chair of Valikaamam North civic council (Piratheasa Chapai) at a press conference held in Jaffna on Monday.

SL military wants Jaffna University shut down on Mu’l’livaaykkaal Day

May 7, 2014 at 11:31 pm

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 May 2014, 07:01 GMT] The Registrar of the University of Jaffna Mr V. Kandeepan, has issued a notice instructing the students at the University hostels to vacate the premises between 16 May and 20 May without citing any reason. All the education activities have also been cancelled for four days, bringing the entire University to a standstill during the Mu’l’livaaykkaal Remembrance this year. The instruction has come from the occupying Sri Lankan military, informed sources told TamilNet. Since 2009, the University student community has been fighting for the collective right of remembering those who sacrificed their lives in the Tamil struggle. In the meantime, the Eastern University in Batticaloa is already at a standstill as Tamil students have been protesting against the Vice Chancellor for collaborating with the genocidal regime of Colombo.

SL commander warns students against Mu’l’livaaykkaal remembrance in Jaffna

May 7, 2014 at 11:18 pm

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 07 May 2014, 23:33 GMT] The commander of the occupying Sri Lankan military in Jaffna , Major General Udaya Perera, on Wednesday told Jaffna University students and academics when Ms Vasanthy Arasaratnam, the vice chancellor of the University, took them to a meeting with Major General Udaya Perera at Thal Sevena resort situated in SL military-appropriated Kaangkeasanthu’rai (KKS) of Valikaamam North.  No one would be allowed to take part in any collective events of remembrance on Mu’l’livaaykkaal Day, the SL commander told the students and the academics.  In the meantime, a section the SL military intelligence operatives have distributed anonymous leaflets with death threats on those who mark Mu’l’livaaykkaal Day.

Appointment Of Jayawardena To SC Sends Shockwaves Across Entire Judicial System: UNP-Posted by: COLOMBO_TELEGRAPH

May 7, 2014 at 11:02 pm

As part of its plan to emasculate the country’s judiciary, the Rajapaksa government has deliberately made a mockery of important appointments in the judicial system, says the United National Party.

Priyantha Jayawardena

Priyantha Jayawardena

“The nearest example is the appointment of Priyantha Jayawardena as a Supreme Court judge above the heads of many eligible candidates, sending shockwaves across the entire judicial system of the country.” the UNP said today.

DBS Jeyaraj And The Bogey Of The Reincarnation Of The Tiger: Part 2-Posted by: COLOMBO_TELEGRAPH

May 7, 2014 at 9:48 pm

By Muttukrishna Sarvananthan –

Dr. Muttukrishna Saravananthan

Dr. Muttukrishna Saravananthan

This is the second part of the op-ed entitled “D.B.S.Jeyaraj and the bogey of the reincarnation of the Tiger: Battle of the Fourth Estate in Post Civil War Sri Lanka”. I have undertaken my own investigation about the information (or misinformation) repeatedly churned out by DBSJ in the Daily Mirror (daily newspaper of Sri Lanka) in the past six weeks.

An Open Letter To Mohan Pieris-Posted by: COLOMBO_TELEGRAPH

May 7, 2014 at 9:38 pm

By Bishop Norbert M. Andradi –

Bishop Norbert M. Andradi

Bishop Norbert M. Andradi

Hon. Mohan Pieris

Chief Justice

Chamber of Chief Justice

Complex of the Supreme Court


Colombo 12.

Your Honour,

Letter To The President On Demolishing 65 Year Old Dambulla Mosque-Posted by: COLOMBO_TELEGRAPH

May 7, 2014 at 9:36 pm

By Azath Salley –

Azath Salley

Azath Salley

His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa

President of the Democratic, Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Presidential Secretariat


Your Excellency

Attempts to demolish the Mosque in Dambulla

Easy recipe for Aappa (Hoppers)

May 7, 2014 at 9:33 pm


Posted by Malini on December 03, 19100 at 20:21:21:

This an easy recipe for the otherwise difficult traditional recipe for hoppers.  Sri Lankans generally  have hoppers for either breakfast or dinner.  It is  a very thin and crispy pancake.   This recipe will serve about 5-6 people.

Poondu Vengaya kuzhambu Or Karakuzhambu Or Vathal Kuzhambu(Onion Garlic Gravy)

May 7, 2014 at 9:10 pm


I know when we hear the name karakuzhambu itself it will be very tempting for many. All at my home are also no exception. In chettinad it is called as Vellaipoondu Vengaya kuzhambu.

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