There is no language called Sinhala - Wigneswaran

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran had made a comment to a newspaper in Jaffna on September 14 that there was no language known as Sinhala and it was coined together using the Tamil language and several other languages.

He had further stated to this newspaper that the leader of the Tamil National People’s Front Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam is not a politician but a terrorist.

3 state institutions punish errant Kuwaiti couple

A Kuwaiti couple has been punished by three state institutions over their involvement in an altercation with customs officials at the Katunayake airport with regard to the quarantining of their pet dog.

The Negombo magistrate, Customs and the Animal Productions Department have carried out the hearings.

This is the third time that the couple had been involved in such an incident.

Rajapaksa meets Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi

Former President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa met with former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and party leader Anand Sharma in Delhi today (13).

Sri Lanka’s former foreign minister Professor G.L. Peiris and MP Namal Rajapaksa were also present on the occasion.

Rajapaksa is in India at the invitation of BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy to deliver a talk in Delhi and is also participating in various events in India.

SLC blames ‘hacker’ for attempted financial fraud at SLC

Heads of Sri Lanka Cricket are trying to insinuate that it was a hacker who had tried to transfer to a personal account a sum of 5.5 million US dollars due to the institution, reports say.

The money in question was due from a foreign television channel for the broadcasting rights of the series with England.

The SLC is yet to take disciplinary action against the main culprit, who is its head of finance.

Fuel pricing formula, a scapegoat

The National Movement for the Protection of Consumer Rights accuses the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation of raising fuel prices overnight by citing, as the scapegoat, a pricing formula that has not been seen by the consumers.

The Movement blames the massive fraud and corruption taking place in the CPC for the price increases.