Monthly Archives: May 2013

LTTE supporter and arms procurer says he regretted supporting LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabakaran

LTTE supporter and arms procurer says he regretted supporting LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabakaran

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     Making a statement in courts on 10th May, Gunasundaram Jeyasundaram a onetime LTTE supporter and arms procurer said that he profoundly regretted supporting the LTTE leader and denounced him and his violent behaviour. G. Jeyasundaram was taken into custody by …

An afternoon with an ex-rebel leader

An afternoon with an ex-rebel leader

        As I entered the premises of the famous Sencholai children’s home in the northern Sri Lankan district of Kilinochchi, a girl in her early twenties asked me in Tamil what I was doing there. My Sri Lankan friend told her that …

War dead to be commemorated in Vavuniya

War dead to be commemorated in Vavuniya

       A commemoration ceremony is to be held in Vavuniya on Saturday to remember the hundreds of Tamil civilians killed during the final stages of the war. The event is to mainly focus on those believed to have been killed in Mullivaikal. Tamil National …

UN unaware of letter from Salley

UN unaware of letter from Salley

     The United Nations (UN) headquarters says it is unaware of a letter being received from Muslim politician Azath Salley. UN spokesman Martin Nesirky, when asked by Inner City Press, about the letter raising concerns on threats faced by Muslims in Sri Lanka at the hands …

BBS:prove it obtained money from western nations

BBS:prove it obtained money from western nations

– සිංහල –    The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) said today it would disband if Minister Wimal Weerawansa proved that the BBS had obtained funds from Norway or from any other country or organisation. We challenge Minister Weerawansa to prove that BBS has taken money …

Germany Ambassador briefed on Jaffna

Germany Ambassador briefed on Jaffna

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–    The German Ambassador in Colombo Dr. Jurgen Morhard, who is on a visit to the Jaffna peninsula, held discussions with the Commander of the Security forces in Jaffna, Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe. He was briefed on the Jaffna situation including  reduction of army troops in …

Tamil parties should merge for Tamil people’s liberation: Selvam Adaikalanathan .

Tamil parties should merge for Tamil people’s liberation: Selvam Adaikalanathan .

    Tamil parties merging, for the liberation of Tamil people, was the desire of Tamil Eelam Liberation movement Leader Sri Sabarathinam said Vanni district parliament member TELO  Leader Selvam Adaikalanathan, at TELO Leader Sri Sabarathinam’s 27th commemorative celebration at Kondavail Annangai Road on 6th. …

Ruling coalition seeks candidates for Northern poll

Ruling coalition seeks candidates for Northern poll

     The ruling coalition in Sri Lanka put out advertisements in Tamil newspapers today inviting nominations from those interested to contest the first-ever elections to the northern provincial council in the Tamil-dominated region. The ruling coalition United People’s Freedom Alliance’s (UPFA) national organiser and …

Draft proposal on Tamil solution

Draft proposal on Tamil solution

     At a meeting between Tamil political parties held in Mannar it was decided to formulate a draft proposal to address Tamil issues by a three member Tamil political party committee, Accordingly TNA MP M. Sumandiran, TNPF leader Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam and lawyer Kumara Gurubaran …

The feeling of defeat among the Tamils of Sri Lanka goes far deeper than the material defeat of the rebels.

The feeling of defeat among the Tamils of Sri Lanka goes far deeper than the material defeat of the rebels.

   FOUR years ago this week, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam announced that their struggle for an independent homeland in northern Sri Lanka had “reached its bitter end.” The group had been fighting on behalf of the Tamil people for more than a quarter-century, …