Archive for March 2011
External Affairs Minister Prof G L Peiris said yesterday in Parliament that the air strikes on the Libyan people cannot be accepted as the strikes have increased together their suffering. He was responding to an adjournment motion moved by UPFA National list MP A H M Azwer.
Minister Peiris said ties between Libya and Sri Lanka was very strong. “We feel empathy for the people of Libya. The action today has been taken in accordance with a UN Security Council resolution Read the rest of this entry »
CAIRO – While Western warplanes are continuing their strikes against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s military bases, Al-Azhar, the highest seat of learning in the Sunni Muslim world, condemned foreign military intervention in the Muslim country, but reiterated support for the legitimate rights of the Libyan people’s revolution.
Al-Azhar “warns the United States and European countries against dividing Libya and destroying its natural and human wealth, as happened in Iraq,” the Cairo-based body said in a statement cited by Reuters on Wednesday, March 23 Read the rest of this entry »
It is learned that Muslim Theologians All Ceylon Jammiyyathul Ulama have urged the western world to immediately stop the bombardments of Libya. Moulavi M.M.A. Mubarak, the Secretary to All Ceylon Jammiyyathul Ulama in a statement said that appointing ofrulers or changing the rulers of Libya is a willful right of itscitizens.
“The Libyan people liked a mere change of regime but not a cruel war of this nature and therefore we urge the western allies to immediately halt the war against Libya” the statement said Read the rest of this entry »
Minister Bathiudeen receives high level Chinese trade reps, plans exceptional participation:
China is planning to provide favourable policies for custom clearance and inland transportation for exports coming from Sri Lanka. It will also allocate a special area for Sri Lanka in the forthcoming Kunming international trade fair and will give 100 free booths for Sri Lanka at this fair, said Ms. Huang Shah, Vice Chairperson of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), addressing Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce.
Minister Bathiudeen promptly assured: ‘Sri Lanka will have exceptional participation at the forthcoming international fair.” Ms Shah revealed the above on Tuesday 22 on the occasion of the official handing over of the Chinese Ministerial level invitation to Minister Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce) for the fourth South Asian Trade Fair to be held in June in Kunming, China Read the rest of this entry »
Western Province Governor Alavi Moulana said the government had no intention to close down any Muslim school in the Western Province. Speaking at the Educational Conference organized by the Education for Progress Foundation (EPF) held at the Hotel Sapphire yesterday under the chairmanship of A.G.H. Ghouzul Ameen.
Governor Moulana also said Government authorities had not taken any steps to occupy the land of the Al-Ameen Muslim School which is situated in a High Security Zone in Colombo Read the rest of this entry »
SriLankan Airlines will operate a special flight from Tokyo to Colombo tomorrow, to bring in Sri Lankans living in Japan. The special flight is aimed at helping Sri Lankans who wish to return home from Japan, due to the current situation prevailing in the aftermath of the Earthquake in Japan.
Accordingly, the national carrier announced the flight UL1423 will depart Tokyo at 1630 hrs on the 17th of March and arrive in Colombo at 0015 Hrs on the 18th of March- news360
In an article, India’s nuclear power programme and its threat to Sri Lanka, published in The Island today, Dr Ratnasiri says Kudankulam is only 240 km from Sri Lanka’s west coast, in line with Puttalam and ff any of the 8 nuclear power plants, being constructed or planned there develops a radiation leak due to some unforeseen reason, its impact would be felt directly by Sri Lanka Read the rest of this entry »