Monthly Archives: May 2013

21st is only a beginning – Lal Kantha

21st is only a beginning – Lal Kantha

     The strike action declared for the 21st is not the final move but is only symbolic says the President of the  National Trade Union Center (NTUC) K.D. Lal Kantha in a letter to the President. Mr. Lal Kantha states that the government that …

TNPF, S. Gajendran arrested by Mannar Police

TNPF, S. Gajendran arrested by Mannar Police

        A group of persons including two leaders of the Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) have been arrested by Mannar Police  over a commemoration ceremony of  Tamil civilians killed in May 2009.. The General Secretary of the TNPF, S. Gajendran and National …

Hindus Shocked And Perturbed By BBS Statement – ‘Sri Lanka Is The Country Of Sinhala Buddhists’

Hindus Shocked And Perturbed By BBS Statement – ‘Sri Lanka Is The Country Of Sinhala Buddhists’

     “We are shocked and perturbed to read a News item appearing in the front page of a Tamil Newspaper on Friday under the heading ‘Sri Lanka is the Country of Sinhala Buddhists. There is no place for those who do not accept this’.” …

Sri Lanka Celebrates 4th Anniversary of War Victory

Sri Lanka Celebrates 4th Anniversary of War Victory

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     Sri Lanka today staged a military parade at the Galle Face Green in Colombo to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the victory over the terrorist war waged by the Tamil Tiger rebels for three decades. 13,000 Security personnel of …

Tamil National Alliance Crisis

Tamil National Alliance Crisis

      Internal dissension and fragmentation within political parties is not a new phenomenon in Sri Lankan politics.The United National Party(UNP),the Sri Lanka Freedom Party(SLFP), the Leftist parties from the Lanka Sama Samaja Party(LSSP) to the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna(JVP)have all experienced such schisms.In fact …

Muslim Organizations in Sri Lanka Join Hands to Form an ICC “Shoora”( Interim Consultative Council )

Muslim Organizations in Sri Lanka Join Hands to Form an ICC “Shoora”( Interim Consultative Council )

      For the first time almost all Muslim religious, social and cultural and other organizations and groups, buried their differences, and met in one platform under one roof at Wellawatta Miami Reception Hall on Thursday 2 May 2013 to announce the formation of …

UNP gets special training to defeat the government

UNP gets special training to defeat the government

      The people in the country should stand up for their rights and demand from their rulers, UNP Badulla District parliamentarian Harin Fernando said. “What people in this country can do is to stand up for their rights and demand and UNP is …

India preparing for a possible two-front war with Pakistan, China: Blue Book

India preparing for a possible two-front war with Pakistan, China: Blue Book

      India continues to view Pakistan as the “real threat” even though it is adjusting its military strategy to include the possibility of a limited two-front war with both Pakistan and China, the first Blue Book on India published by a Chinese think …

Don’t dilute autonomy, India tells Sri Lanka

Don’t dilute autonomy, India tells Sri Lanka

     India has told Sri Lanka not to dilute the autonomous powers granted to its Tamil-majority northern province ahead of provincial elections, official sources said Friday.External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid also sought the early release of 31 Indian fishermen detained in Sri Lanka. Khurshid …

A new divide brings back old fears

A new divide brings back old fears

         More than a month after Fashion Bug, a popular clothes store in the Sri Lankan capital, was vandalised, business is back to normal. Shoppers cram into the Muslim-owned store as the Buddhist holiday season for Vesak (in India, Buddha Purnima) begins …