Monthly Archives: June 2013

US citizens cautioned

US citizens cautioned

     The US State Department has cautioned it’s citizens when visiting Sri Lanka of crimes targeting foreigners. The updated travel information for US citizens visiting Sri Lanka said that while most violent crime occur within the local community reports of violent crime and sexual …

TNA will not participate in PSC

TNA will not participate in PSC

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       The Tamil National Alliance(TNA) has decided not to participate in the Parliamentary Select Committee(PSC) appointed to study and make relevant changes to the 13th amendment to the constitution, TNA MP Suresh Premachandran said. Representatives of the main constituent …

Sri Lanka and Pakistan are both peace loving countries

Sri Lanka and Pakistan are both peace loving countries

      Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff  General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani was the Chief Guest at the Passing out Parade of the Regular Intakes 76, Lady 11 A and Lady 10 C (volunteer) and 52 A (volunteer) at theSri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at …

No compromise on Sri Lanka issue:DMK

No compromise on Sri Lanka issue:DMK

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–   Rejecting the charge that his party had compromised on its stand in the Sri Lankan Tamils issue by joining hands with Congress for the Rajya Sabha elections, DMK President M Karunanidhi today said the support was unconditional and was confined …

Prospects For Post Conflict Reconciliation And Development In Sri Lanka: Can Singapore Be Used As A Model?

Prospects For Post Conflict Reconciliation And Development In Sri Lanka: Can Singapore Be Used As A Model?

           Presentation, at the Global Asia Institute Speaker Series (2010), National University of Singapore. (Ground Views) – John Richardson Confounding predictions of self-appointed experts, including myself, Sri Lanka’s armed forces achieved a total military victory over the LTTE. President Mahinda Rajapaksa then won a decisive …

Pillay wants probe on war

Pillay wants probe on war

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, who is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in August, says an international independent investigation must take place in Sri Lanka into allegations of war crimes. Pillay told the BBC Tamil service …

Wait before you judge Sri Lanka

Wait before you judge Sri Lanka

     In a letter titled wait before you judge Sri Lanka’, Sharma explains that Sri Lanka still has much to do to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission but added that it was a homegrown roadmap for achieving a multi-ethnic …

TMVP would join hands with the TNA to protect 13th Amendment.

TMVP would join hands with the TNA to protect 13th Amendment.

       Former Chief Minister of the Eastern Provincial Council (EPC) and Presidential Adviser on Eastern Provincial Affairs, Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan, alias Pillaiyan, said his Party, the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP), would even join hands with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to protect the …

When Kanimozhi matters more than Sri Lanka for the DMK

When Kanimozhi matters more than Sri Lanka for the DMK

      Why did the DMK leave the the company of the Congress in March? By the party’s own admission, it was outraged by the Congress-led UPA government’s stand at the UN Human Rights  Council on the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka.“Continuing in this …

Colombo Stock Exchange trading halted

Colombo Stock Exchange trading halted

    The  Sri Lanka’s stock market (Colombo Stock Exchange) opening was delayed over an information technology issue, an official said. After initially informing brokers that the market will open at 10.00 am the broker were told that there was an indefinite delay. “Please note that …