International credit card racketeer Jeyatharan Thambapillai (28) had distributed lakhs of rupees of siphoned off money among Sri Lankan refugees in camps in Chengalpattu and Dindigul in India, the Indian police who have apprehended him said, The Hindu newspaper reported.
Commander Security Force – Jaffna, Major General Udaya Perera paid a courtesy call on Rev. Fr. Dr. Daniel S. Thiagarajah, Bishop Church of South India at the latter’s official residence in Vaddukkoddai.
The Presidential Commission to investigate cases of alleged disappearances of persons in the Northern and Eastern Provinces during the period 1990 – 2009 concluded its first public sitting in the East yesterday (March 22) with 129 people from Chenkallady, Vakarai and Batticaloa making submissions.
The Sri Lankan Government has decided to utilize 35% of paddy land during the 2014 Yala Season for the cultivation of supplementary food crops such as big onions, red onions, potatoes, chilies, maize, green gram, soya bean, cowpea etc. The main objective is to achieve self- sufficiency in supplementary food crops and save foreign exchange spent on imports
The High Commissioner of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Maj Gen (R) Qasim Qureshi said that the brotherly and time tested relationship between Pakistan and Sri Lanka is one of choice not compulsion, as it is based on trust and mutual respect, and its strength lies in multifaceted engagement in many fields such as trade, defense, science, culture and education.
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Geneva submitting its report before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) says it is regrettable that an elected member of the Northern Provincial Council Ms. Ananthi Sasitharan had chosen to misrepresent the arrest and detention of Ms. Balendran Jeyakumari. The fact that her daughter was taken under Police care when she was arrested has been portrayed as a case of arresting a child who participated in a protest. “It is also regrettable that Ms. Sasitharan despite being a member of a Provincial administration had chosen to make statements in the UN Human Rights Council using time allocated to two NGOs,” Sri Lanka’s Permanent Mission stated in a Right of Reply statement.
The Second Phase of the Southern Expressway from Pinnaduwa in Galle to Godagama in Matara was declared open by President Mahinda Rajapaksa followed by religious observances at the Pinnaduwa interchange.