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The spiritual leader

The spiritual leader

No international actor will try to interfere in Sri Lanka’s approaching presidential election, said Basil Rajapaksa, chief strategist of his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s presidential bid. “Ethically, that is how it should be,” he told The Hindu in an interview, alluding to a shift in the …

We want effective democracy

We want effective democracy

The United Kingdom Minister of State for the Commonwealth, UN and South Asia and Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon met with the Tamil National Alliance Leader AR. Sampanthan and the Spokesperson Hon M A Sumanthiran …

Lanka’s electoral test – An Indian Viewpoint

Lanka’s electoral test – An Indian Viewpoint

The space for presidential contenders in Sri Lanka’s election on November 16 is crowding. The hopefuls are from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), the breakaway faction of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP)’s Anura Kumara Dissanayaka and United …

Sri Lanka’s transitional justice scorecard

Sri Lanka’s transitional justice scorecard

The group “believes that the pledges made by Sri Lanka to its people are the essential ingredients for national healing, stability, and prosperity. The Core Group remains steadfast in its commitment to supporting Sri Lanka’s future through the implementation of the Resolution. Continued support for …

TNPF wants UN to refer Sri Lanka to ICC

TNPF wants UN to refer Sri Lanka to ICC

TNPF leader Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam who addressed the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 20 September 2019, wanted Sri Lanka to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC)

ITJP alleges, torture has been institutionalized

ITJP alleges, torture has been institutionalized

A new 68-page report from the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) demonstrates how torture has been institutionalized in Sri Lanka. It is shown to be the direct consequence of Sri Lanka continuing to use the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) implemented in 1978. The …

International Community must consider conducting a Referendum

International Community must consider conducting a Referendum

Co – Chairman of Tamil People’s Council and Former Chief Minister of Northern Province, Justice, C.V. Vigneswaran has said that the International Community must consider conducting a Referendum in terms of International principles of Law among the Tamil speaking people Read Vigneswaran’s Speech below: In …

UK remains steadfast in its commitment to help Sri Lanka

UK remains steadfast in its commitment to help Sri Lanka

UK’s International Ambassador for Human Rights, Rita French outlined that the UK remains steadfast in its commitment to help Sri Lanka deliver peace, reconciliation and prosperity for all communities. This statement is on behalf of Canada, Germany North Macedonia, Montenegro, and the United Kingdom as …

Central Bank surprises markets

Central Bank surprises markets

Sri Lanka’s central bank cut its key interest rates on Friday, in a surprise move to boost sluggish growth after the country’s tourism sector and investments plummeted following the deadly Easter Day bomb attacks by Islamist militants. It reduced the standing deposit facility rate (SDFR) …

I will name the one who will strengthen national security

I will name the one who will strengthen national security

Commenting on the prospects for power devolution to Sri Lanka’s minority Tamils, Leader of Opposition and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has made a reference to the current “situation in Kashmir.” Leading Sri Lankan Tamil daily Virakesari on Saturday published a wide-ranging interview with Mr. Rajapaksa. …