The people in Hong Kong will be celebrating what they call Buddha's Birthday tomorrow (May 17). The term 'Buddha's Birthday' is similar to what is referred to in Sri Lanka as Vesak. However, the overall emphasis here is on birth and it is a sober celebration of life.
A United Nations investigator probing discrimination against Native Americans has called on the US government to return some of the land stolen from Indian tribes as a step toward combatting continuing and systemic racial discrimination.
The Federation of Peradeniya University Teachers’ Associations (FPUTA), comprising eight sister unions, was profoundly disturbed by the report that the President of the Peradeniya Student Union (PSU), Mr. Janaka Nilanga Madushan, was threatened with his life by a group claiming to be of the CID yesterday, May 14th, 2013, at 6:30pm.
In Total Destruction of the Tamil Tigers: The Rare Victory of Sri Lanka’s Long War, Paul Moorcraft recalls a Buddhist saying: “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
Arrangements have been made by the External Affairs Ministry (EAM) to import 12 Rolls-Royce cars and 100 BMW cars for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo this Novemebr.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has introduced his new economic advisor to Treasury Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundera.
Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter to be Declared on May 18th - the 4th Anniversary of Mass Killing of Tamils in Sri Lanka.
Questions were asked on Sri Lanka during, Prime Minister’s Questions today. As David Cameron is currently overseas, PMQ’s was conducted by Nick Clegg. The questions and answers from Hansard are available below.
Remembering Tamil Genocide Exhibition at Collingwood Gallery, 292 Smith Street, Collingwood, Vic. in May 17-30, 2013.
Sri Lanka will probe a controversial video on the final stages of the war between the Tamil rebels and the military, an official said on Wednesday.
Chief Justice Mohan Peiris stopped further inquiries into a Fundamental Rights application yesterday, stating that the courts do not have the technical competence to go into the issues raised in the case. This decision was made in a case filed against the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday evening ordered the armed services to immediately “re-train, re-credential and re-screen” tens of thousands of military recruiters and sexual-assault prevention officers as the revelation of another sex-crime scandal rocked the Pentagon.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rivira Media Corporation, Gairuka Perusinghe has been asked by the company directors to leave his post in the company with immediate effect, it is learnt. Head of the Airport and Aviation Services Company, Col. Prasanna Wickremasuriya and Nilanka Rajapaksa who is in London are also members of the board of directors of Rivira Media.
Our comrade Jean-Michel Krivine (5/8/1932-14/5/2013) has just died.
A surgeon, an activist from the age of 16, member of the Fourth International since 1956, Jean-Michel was member of the Revolutionary Communist League (LCR), then of the New Anticapitalist Party (NPA). He was one of the instigators of the Russell Tribunal on the Vietnam War.
IRE hosts a Google Hangout in which The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists discusses its investigation into offshore secrecy, which tapped into a cache of 2.5 million files and "cracked open the secrets of more than 120,000 offshore companies and trusts.