Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Extremist Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka protests South African envoy's tour
Thu, Jul 10, 2014, 09:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 10, Colombo: An Extremist Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka, Ravana Power said that the organization would protest any attempt to manipulate South African Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa to mediate any talks between the government and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) aiming at power devolution.

Addressing a media briefing in Colombo, the secretary of the Ravana Power, Ittekande Saddhathissa Thero said that the tour of the South African Vice President was a part of a pre-planned project.

South African President Jacob Zuma's special envoy to Sri Lanka, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and his delegation visited Sri Lanka on 7-8 July 2014.

During his two-day visit, Ramaphosa visited the Northern Province capital of Jaffna and met with the representatives of Tamil political parties including the TNA leader R. Sampanthan.

The South African envoy said South Africa will try to help the Sri Lankans with the Truth and Reconciliation process and own constitutional reform to ensure Sri Lanka s a stable country enjoying human rights.

The Ravana Power leader said that Ramaphosa's tour did not occur according to an invitation of TNA parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran as said, but it was planned earlier.

He also rejected the government's claim that it had no connection with Ramaphosa's tour.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
National Police Commission to conduct separate investigation into Jaffna University students' deaths
-- [2 hours ago]
Australian miner assesses mineral sands deposits in Puttalam, Sri Lanka
-- [3 hours ago]
Indian Foreign Secretary arrives in Sri Lanka with a business delegation
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to set up an international multi intelligence unit to combat illicit drug trade
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President reiterates commitment to achieve development through renewable energy generation
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka, India navies discuss maritime security at the 27th IMBL meeting aboard Indian naval ship
A 'Bulb for a Bulb'-EFL returns with annual green campaign
Jaffna Police mistook the students for a motorcycle gang and fired - Law and Order Minister
Ceiling on prices of 48 pharmaceutical drugs come into force from today
Sri Lankan President orders independent Inquiry into the Jaffna University students' deaths

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.