2013 in Sri Lanka

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Events from the year 2013 in Sri Lanka.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January to March[edit]

13 January: Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake removed from office

April to June[edit]

3 April: Uthayan office in Kilinochchi attacked
13 April: Uthayan office in Jaffna attacked
  • 3 April – The Uthayan newspaper's office in Kilinochchi were attacked by a group of six masked Sinhala speaking men, injuring five employees, two seriously, and damaging equipment and vehicles.[39][40][41][42][43]
  • 13 April – Three men came to the Uthayan newspaper's office in Jaffna and threatened security guards before damaging equipment and setting the printing press ablaze.[44][45][46]
  • 20 April – New electricity tariffs come into force which will see some consumers bills increasing by 127%.[47][48][49]
  • 24 April – The government forcibly acquire 2,578 hectares (6,370 acres; 9.95 sq mi) of land in northern Valikamam for a military cantonment, claiming none of owners could be traced.[50][51][52][53]
  • 5 May – President Mahinda Rajapaksa's son Rohitha Rajapaksa is alleged to have assaulted referee Dimitri Gunasekera during an Inter-Club Rugby Sevens Championship match at Havelock Park between Navy SC and Police SC A.[54][55][56]
  • 12 May – Cyclone Mahasen causes floods and landslides in northern Sri Lanka, killing seven and displacing 3,881.[57][58][59]
  • 22 May – Mohamed Shiyam murder: Footwear businessman Mohammed Muzamdeen Mohammed Shiyam goes missing after dining with friend Mohammed Fouzdeen in a suburb of Colombo.[60]
  • 24 May
  • 25 May – Buddhist monk Bowatte Indrasara dies in Colombo National Hospital.[65][66]
  • 4 June
  • 8 June – More than 40 fishermen are killed by monsoon storms off the south west coast of Sri Lanka.[71][72]
  • 10 June – Mohamed Shiyam murder: DIG Vaas Gunawardena arrested in connection with murder.[73][74]
  • 11 June – Mohamed Shiyam murder: Colombo Magistrate's Court allow the Criminal Investigation Department to detain DIG Vaas Gunawardena for 90 days under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.[75][76]

July to September[edit]

October to December[edit]

15 November: British Prime Minister David Cameron becomes the first foreign leader to visit northern Sri Lanka
27 November: Uthayan editor V. Kanamaylnathan receives the 2013 Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Prize from TV5Monde news director Pascal Guimier at Strasbourg City Hall

Deaths[edit]

Sucharitha Gamlath, 1934-2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  68. ^ "Stabbed body of Easwara Kovil chief priest found in Kataragama Stabbed body of Easwara Kovil chief priest found in Kataragama". adaderana.lk. 5 June 2013. 
  69. ^ "Ajith Manaperuma sworn in as MP". Ceylon Today. 4 June 2013. 
  70. ^ "New UNP MP sworn-in". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 4 June 2013. 
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  72. ^ "VIDEO: List of 42 fishermen killed in monsoon weather". adaderana.lk. 10 June 2013. 
  73. ^ "DIG Vass arrested". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 10 June 2013. 
  74. ^ "DIG Vaas Gunawardena arrested". adaderana.lk. 10 June 2013. 
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  83. ^ "Estate Superintendent hacked to death". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 5 July 2013. 
  84. ^ Ranwala, Madura (5 July 2013). "Estate head killed". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  85. ^ "VIDEO:Estate Superintendent hacked to death in Deraniyagala". adaderana.lk. 5 July 2013. 
  86. ^ Srinivasan, Meera (5 July 2013). "Rajapaksa issues proclamation on NPC election". The Hindu. 
  87. ^ "President issues order to conduct Northern PC elections". Ceylon Today. 5 July 2013. 
  88. ^ "NWP and CP Provincial Council to be dissolved". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 5 July 2013. 
  89. ^ "Nine including ‘Atha Kota’ remanded over estate superintendent’s murder". adaderana.lk. 9 July 2013. 
  90. ^ "Sri Lanka ban on film Flying Fish sparks anger". BBC News. 16 July 2013. 
  91. ^ Jacinto, Leela (16 July 2013). "Sri Lankan film ban halts French festival, sparks anger". France 24. 
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  93. ^ "VIDEO: Fmr. PS chairman and 18 others further remanded". adaderana.lk. 15 July 2013. 
  94. ^ "20 Deraniyagala police officers transferred". adaderana.lk. 18 July 2013. 
  95. ^ "UNP MP Dayasiri resigns to contest as CM". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 24 July 2013. 
  96. ^ "'I leave with my head held high' - Dayasiri". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 24 July 2013. 
  97. ^ Dias, Supun (30 July 2013). "Police investigating assault on Malaka". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  98. ^ "Malaka Silva assaulted". Ceylon Today. 29 July 2013. 
  99. ^ "Malaka Silva assault: Police still in the dark". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 31 July 2013. 
  100. ^ "Murder of Noori Estate Superintendent; suspects further remanded". News First. 1 August 2013. 
  101. ^ Srinivasan, Meera (5 August 2013). "Three killed as Sri Lankan Army clamps down on protesters". The Hindu. 
  102. ^ "Sri Lanka: Investigate ‘Clean Water’ Protest Deaths". Human Rights Watch. 9 August 2013. 
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  104. ^ "Killing of Noori Estate Superintendent - suspects produced in court". News First. 5 August 2013. 
  105. ^ Weerakoon, Gagani (8 August 2013). "Nilantha Bandara replaces Dayasiri". Ceylon Today. 
  106. ^ "New opposition MP takes oath in Sri Lanka parliament". Colombo Page. 8 August 2013. 
  107. ^ "Sri Lanka Buddhist mob attacks Colombo mosque". BBC News. 11 August 2013. 
  108. ^ "Sri Lanka Buddhists attack Colombo mosque". Al Jazeera. 11 August 2013. 
  109. ^ Arthur Wamanan; Sandun Jayawardana; Chamara Sumanapala (10 August 2013). "Police curfew imposed in Grandpass; calm gradually being restored". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 
  110. ^ Rutnam, Easwaran (25 August 2013). "Leader Journalist Attacked". The Sunday Leader. 
  111. ^ Handunnetti, Dilrukshii (25 August 2013). "A journalist's nightmare". Ceylon Today. 
  112. ^ Ferdinando, Shamindra (25 August 2013). "Armed robbery at journalist’s residence: Two army deserters held". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  113. ^ "UN's Navi Pillay to visit Sri Lanka former war zone". BBC News. 25 August 2013. 
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  115. ^ "Police Dept. brought under purview of newly-established Ministry". News First. 23 August 2013. 
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  117. ^ "PM updates House with statement on action taken to date". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 8 December 2013. 
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  119. ^ "250kg of heroin seized in Sri Lanka; largest haul in South Asia". The Straits Times. Associated Press. 31 August 2013. 
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  125. ^ "Govt. caught in Hurricane Pillay as she ends whirlwind tour". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 1 September 2013. 
  126. ^ "Relative of LTTE senior commander found dead at Magazine prison". Lankasr Nnews. 3 September 2013. 
  127. ^ "Ex-LTTE key man Balraj’s brother dies". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 6 September 2013. 
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  129. ^ "BBC concerned over questioning of BBC Tamil reporter". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 4 September 2013. 
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  134. ^ "‘Yaazh Theavi’ claims life of 78-year-old man in Ki'linochchi". TamilNet. 13 September 2013. 
  135. ^ "New Case of UN Peacekeeper Rape in Haiti". The Sentinel. 16 September 2013. 
  136. ^ "Army probing alleged rape by soldier in Haiti". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 18 September 2013. 
  137. ^ "'Yal Devi' reaches Kilinochchi". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 14 September 2013. 
  138. ^ "Train service up to Sri Lanka's former rebel capital resumes after 23 years". Colombo Page. 14 September 2013. 
  139. ^ "TNA activist killed in Mullaiththeevu". TamilNet. 16 September 2013. 
  140. ^ "TNA campaigner killed". Ceylon Today. 17 September 2013. 
  141. ^ "First polls related death from Mullaitivu". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 17 September 2013. 
  142. ^ Paranahewa, Ashan (19 September 2013). "Priest murdered in Kilinochchi". Ceylon Today. 
  143. ^ Ranwala, Madura (19 September 2013). "Kovil priest killed". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  144. ^ "Hindu priest hacked to death". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 19 September 2013. 
  145. ^ "SL military attacks Ananthi's residence in Jaffna, 8 wounded". TamilNet. 19 September 2013. 
  146. ^ Aneez, Shihar (20 September 2013). "Sri Lankan polls monitor, party workers, attacked in north". Reuters. 
  147. ^ "Candidate's home attacked ahead of historic Sri Lanka poll". BBC News. 20 September 2013. 
  148. ^ "Uthayan faked, SL forces focus on targeting Ananthi on election day". TamilNet. 21 September 2013. 
  149. ^ "Sri Lanka holds historic vote in Tamil-majority north". BBC News. 21 September 2013. 
  150. ^ Mohan, Sulochana Ramiah (21 September 2013). "Fake Uthayan in Jaffna". Ceylon Today. 
  151. ^ Aneez, Shihar (22 September 2013). "Sri Lanka's Tamil party sweeps polls, seeks trust from government". Reuters. 
  152. ^ Doherty, Ben (23 September 2013). "Tamil Party wins in election landslide". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  153. ^ "UPFA wins NWP and CP". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 22 September 2013. 
  154. ^ Siri Mahabellana; Kusal Chamath (24 September 2013). "Baby killed, eight injured in expressway accident". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  155. ^ "UXO claims life of 30-year-old man in Jaffna, 2 boys wounded". TamilNet. 24 September 2013. 
  156. ^ "Landmine blast in Muhamalai; one killed". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 24 September 2013. 
  157. ^ "Gold eaters: Indians and Sri Lankan held". BBC News. 25 September 2013. 
  158. ^ Pradeep, Chaturanga (24 September 2013). "Seven nabbed with gold in stomach". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  159. ^ Srinivasan, Meera (27 September 2013). "Land powers to remain with Centre, rules Sri Lanka’s SC". The Hindu. 
  160. ^ Samarasinghe, Stanley (27 September 2013). "Lands belong to the Centre". Ceylon Today. 
  161. ^ "Video: New Chief Ministers". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 3 October 2013. 
  162. ^ Edirisinghe, Dasun (4 October 2013). "Dayasiri, Ekanayake sworn in as CMs". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  163. ^ "Sri Lanka Velupillai Prabhakaran bunker is destroyed". BBC News. 4 October 2013. 
  164. ^ "Prabhakaran’s house demolished". Ceylon Today. 5 October 2013. 
  165. ^ "Five die, three missing in double boat tragedy at Mannar sea". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 6 October 2013. 
  166. ^ "Boat Overturns, Five Drown". The Sunday Leader. 6 October 2013. 
  167. ^ "Wigneswaran takes oath as Northern Province CM". The Hindu. Indo-Asian News Service. 9 October 2013. 
  168. ^ "Wigneswaran sworn-in as NPC CM". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 7 October 2013. 
  169. ^ "Sri Lanka poll: Tamil minister Wigneswaran says 'peace possible'". BBC News. 7 October 2013. 
  170. ^ "FIFA Appeal Committee imposes lifetime ban on Vernon Manilal Fernando". FIFA. 9 October 2013. 
  171. ^ "Fernando to go to court against FIFA life ban". The New Zealand Herald. Associated Press. 11 October 2013. 
  172. ^ "Nine new Dy. Ministers". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 10 October 2013. 
  173. ^ "Nine new deputy ministers sworn in". The Island (Sri Lanka). 11 October 2013. 
  174. ^ "Ganesan Nimalaruban death: S Lanka rights case dismissed". BBC News. 14 October 2013. 
  175. ^ "SRI LANKA: In Ganeshan Nimalaruban's case the de facto CJ holds that inquiry into a prison death will encourage prisoners to riot". Asian Human Rights Commission. 15 October 2013. 
  176. ^ "Khuram Shaikh: Six charged with murder over Sri Lanka killing". BBC News. 18 October 2013. 
  177. ^ Jones, Sam (17 October 2013). "Sri Lanka says men accused of killing Khuram Shaikh will face trial in weeks". The Guardian. 
  178. ^ "Case against Tangalle PS chairman to begin in High Court in two weeks". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 20 October 2013. 
  179. ^ "SL military blamed for brutal gang rape, murder at Jaffna suburb". TamilNet. 20 October 2013. 
  180. ^ "Nuns protest rape and murder of woman in Jaffna". Ceylon Today. 28 October 2013. 
  181. ^ "Three killed as van slams into parked lorry". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 26 October 2013. 
  182. ^ "Accident kills three in Puttalam". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 26 October 2013. 
  183. ^ "MR declares open E03". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 27 October 2013. 
  184. ^ "Sri Lanka President opens Chinese funded expressway linking Katunayake airport to capital". Colombo Page. 27 October 2013. 
  185. ^ Rutnam, Easwaran (3 November 2013). "All Eyes On The Northern Front". The Sunday Leader. 
  186. ^ "Body of young woman recovered from well at Puttur". Lankasri News. 29 October 2013. 
  187. ^ Doherty, Ben (2 November 2013). "Sri Lankan authorities free Australians Jacqui Park and Jane Worthington after visa violations". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  188. ^ "Australian unionists Jacqui Park and Jane Worthington arrive home after being held in Sri Lanka". ABC News (Australia). 2 November 2013. 
  189. ^ Miller, Jonathan (31 October 2013). "Fate of Tamil propagandist: new Sri Lanka evidence - video". Channel 4 News. 
  190. ^ "Channel 4 video causes concern ahead of CHOGM meet". The New Indian Express. Indo-Asian News Service. 2 November 2013. 
  191. ^ Priyamvatha, P. (1 November 2013). "Isaipriya 'raped' and killed by Sri Lankan Army, says Channel 4 video". India Today. 
  192. ^ "Australians detained in Sri Lanka arrive home protesting at 'harassment'". The Guardian. Australian Associated Press. 2 November 2013. 
  193. ^ "Colombo on “witch hunt” against local journalists, says deported IFJ Director". TamilNet. 2 November 2013. 
  194. ^ Rathnayake, Premalal (5 November 2013). "Death toll rises to12 in Poonagala bus accident". Ceylon Today. 
  195. ^ "Driver’s carelessness caused 10 deaths in Bandarawela". The Island (Sri Lanka). 6 November 2013. 
  196. ^ "A family of five hacked to death". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 5 November 2013. 
  197. ^ "Five from same family found hacked to death". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 5 November 2013. 
  198. ^ Doherty, Ben (10 November 2013). "Lee Rhiannon, Jan Logie released after being detained in Sri Lanka". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  199. ^ "Green MP Jan Logie's passport confiscated by Sri Lankan officials". The New Zealand Herald. APNZ. 10 November 2013. 
  200. ^ Edwards, Michael (10 November 2013). "Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon leaves Sri Lanka after being detained ahead of CHOGM meeting". ABC News (Australia). 
  201. ^ "Green MP's passport returned in Sri Lanka". One News (New Zealand). 10 November 2013. 
  202. ^ "Commonwealth summit opens in Sri Lanka amid rights row". BBC News. 15 November 2013. 
  203. ^ Jacob, Jayanth (15 November 2013). "CHOGM begins in shadow of human rights issues". Hindustan Times. 
  204. ^ "Mauritius pulls out of CHOGM". The Sydney Morning Herald. Agence France-Presse. 13 November 2013. 
  205. ^ "Mauritius pulls out of hosting 2015 CHOGM: PM". The New Indian Express. Press Trust of India. 16 November 2013. 
  206. ^ Robinson, Nick (15 November 2013). "Cameron in Northern Sri Lanka". BBC News. 
  207. ^ "Relatives of missing Tamils plead for PM to act". ITV News. 16 November 2013. 
  208. ^ "Bus-van collision in Sri Lanka kills five, injures 15". Colombo Page. 17 November 2013. 
  209. ^ "Five killed in Thalathuoya accident (Video)". News First. 17 November 2013. 
  210. ^ Cowie, Thea (18 November 2013). "CHOGM winds up in Colombo". Special Broadcasting Service. 
  211. ^ "Sri Lanka refuses to give timeline on human rights issues". The New Indian Express. Indo-Asian News Service. 17 November 2013. 
  212. ^ Thajudeen, T. Farook (22 November 2013). "Tangalle PS chairman pleads not guilty, released on bail". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  213. ^ Ratnakara, Ishara (22 November 2013). "Tangalle PS Chairman granted bail". Ceylon Today. 
  214. ^ "Another Cabinet Minister sworn in". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 23 November 2013. 
  215. ^ "New Cabinet Minister sworn in". Ceylon Today. 23 November 2013. 
  216. ^ Suriyaarachchi, Binoy (26 November 2013). "Woman gang raped in Puttalam". Ceylon Today. 
  217. ^ "Five held for gang rape of young mother". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 26 November 2013. 
  218. ^ "EPDP chairman of Neduntheevu civic body shot and killed". TamilNet. 27 November 2013. 
  219. ^ "Northern PS Chairman’s body found". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 27 November 2013. 
  220. ^ "Press Freedom Prize goes to Uzbek journalist and Sri Lankan daily". Reporters Without Borders. 27 November 2013. 
  221. ^ "Jaffna Tamil daily wins Press Freedom Award". TamilNet. 29 November 2013. 
  222. ^ "Sri Lanka set to begin survey of civil war dead". BBC News. 28 November 2013. 
  223. ^ "Sri Lankan government announces census to determine war death toll". ABC News (Australia). Agence France-Presse. 28 November 2013. 
  224. ^ Wipulasena, Aanya (1 December 2013). "200 inventions destroyed in BMICH fire". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  225. ^ Jayawardana, Sandun (1 December 2013). "Dismay as fire at BMICH snuffs ‘life’ out of inventors". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 
  226. ^ "EPDP paramilitary stricken by internal strife". TamilNet. 5 December 2013. 
  227. ^ Palakidnar, Ananth (4 December 2013). "NPC Opposition Leader, victim's wife arrested". Ceylon Today. 
  228. ^ Adittiya, Shailendree Wickrama (8 December 2013). "Pettah fire - Hydrocarbon test to be conducted". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 
  229. ^ Satyapalan, Franklin R. (8 December 2013). "Arson suspected in major Pettah blaze". Sunday Island (Sri Lanka). 
  230. ^ Bastians, Dharisha (12 December 2013). "Mandela: Whose hero?". Daily FT. 
  231. ^ Kirinde, Chandani (8 December 2013). "Suriyapperuma goes on a tirade against Singh, Cameron and Obama". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  232. ^ "Heroin smuggling bid: PM’s aide resigns". The Island (Sri Lanka). 12 December 2013. 
  233. ^ "Heroin container scandal: PM's Coordinating Secretary resigns". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 11 December 2013. 
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