P.K.Balachandran

India’s new envoy to Sri Lanka, Taranjit Sandhu, presents credentials

High Commissioner Sandhu is a career diplomat with nearly thirty years of experience.

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Mother Teresa went barefoot even in Beijing’s harsh winter

The Mother declined to take the lift and also politely refused to accept any help to carry her luggage.

21 Jan 2017

SL Govt Still Divided On Lakshmi Mittal’s Housing Scheme For War Displaced

It states, that the measurement of temperature and humidity inside pre-fabricated metal houses and conventional block work houses showed no major difference.

20 Jan 2017

India denies talks are on to take over development of Sri Lanka's Trincomalee port

Critics of the present Sri Lankan government says it is eager to give Trincomalee harbor to India to balance the grant of stake in Hambantota harbor to a Chinese firm

20 Jan 2017

Sri Lankan Court of Appeal dismisses Tamil leader Raviraj assassination case

The court dismissed the case on the grounds that the petitioner was not present.

19 Jan 2017

Sri Lankan Tamils call for restoration of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu

The rise of Tamil consciousness in the state as a result of the Jallikattu ban augurs well for Sri Lankan Tamils.

19 Jan 2017

Sri Lankan cabinet decides not to de-criminalize homosexuality

These sections have been used by Sri Lankan law enforcement authorities to arrest persons suspected of engaging in homosexual relations.  

18 Jan 2017

Apart from NTBs in other countries, Sri Lanka domestic barriers also affect export

Countries like Bangladesh Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand are doing better than Sri Lanka, they pointed out.

18 Jan 2017

MGR’s centenary observed in Jaffna with Indian Consul General as Chief Guest

The 100th birth anniversary of MGR, who dominated the Tamil film world as well as politics like a colossus till his death in 1987, was observed in Jaffna.

17 Jan 2017

Sri Lanka meets eligibility criteria for GSP Plus, says EU technical report

The European Commission has recommended to the EU parliament that GSP+ be granted to Sri Lanka.

16 Jan 2017

Sri Lanka's small parties unhappy with local government election reform

This, he said, is unfavorable as compared to the present system in which all seats are filled on the basis of the PRS.

13 Jan 2017

Sri Lankan Supreme Court will decide fate of China-funded Hambantota port

Under the proposal of the selected company, Sri Lanka Ports Authority has no revenue stream for first 15 years of the port operation.

13 Jan 2017

Sri Lankan Muslim body takes up Muslim issues with US envoy

The MCSL met the US Ambassador and apprised him of the issues facing the Muslim community in the light of a recent resurgence.

12 Jan 2017

Sri Lankan Muslim body challenges North Chief Minister’s claim on resettlement

If and when they apply they will be resettled in the North, he assured.

12 Jan 2017