Monthly Archives: June 2013

‘The Elders’ slam Sri Lanka for lacking ‘reconciliation’

‘The Elders’ slam Sri Lanka for lacking ‘reconciliation’

     ‘The Elders’, a council of retired global leaders led by Desmond Tutu has slammed Sri Lanka, based on its report, for lacking post-war reconciliation. They also expressed their disappointment over its slow pace of improvement in allowing “proper media reporting”. “The ongoing persecution …

Pro-Eelam activists storm military campus

Pro-Eelam activists storm military campus

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       Around 250 workers of a pro-Eelam Tamil outfit on Sunday protested against the reported training of Sri Lankan armed forces personnel at an Army campus near here, leading to a Police lathi charge and arrest of 120 of them. Police had …

India does not want Lanka to become ‘another Pakistan’:Minister

India does not want Lanka to become ‘another Pakistan’:Minister

        Defending the UPA government’s stand on allowing training of Sri Lankan defence personnel in the country, Union Minister E M Sudarshan Nathchiyappan on Sunday said India co-operated with the neighbouring country as it did not want Lanka to become “another Pakistan”. …

South African Deputy Foreign Minister to visit SriLanka

South African Deputy Foreign Minister to visit SriLanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       South African Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka on Sunday. The deputy Minister will meet  Tamil National Alliance representatives at 9.00 am on Monday. During the  discussions the delegates are to discuss on …

The uphill road

The uphill road

      The election scheduled for this September in the north of the country  are for the first time to elect a provincial council. The government is now moving to neuter the council, depriving the region of much of the autonomy it had been …

Neighbour asks for a hand to tame Tiger

Neighbour asks for a hand to tame Tiger

       Remnants of the defeated Tamil terrorist organisation, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, are involved in the people-smuggling business bringing Sri Lankan boat people to Australia, according to Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister. Gamini Lakshman Peiris wants Australia to proscribe the LTTE as …

We Have Not Violated Indo-Lanka Accord

We Have Not Violated Indo-Lanka Accord

     Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa  dismissed reports that his government had flouted agreements reached in the 1987 Indo-Lanka Accord which created devolved administrative units, saying there had been no violation. “We have not violated anything on the Indo-Lanka accord”, Rajapaksa said, while responding …

Bishop Rayappu condemns Keheliya’s comments

Bishop Rayappu condemns Keheliya’s comments

     Mannar Bishop, Rt. Rev. Rayappu Joseph, condemning the comments made against him by Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, at the weekly press briefing on Thursday said the minister, who deals with the media should be extremely cautious when commenting on a person of …

US welcomes India as a rising power: John Kerry

US welcomes India as a rising power: John Kerry

     The US welcomes India as a rising power and backs its inclusion as a permanent member of a reformed and expanded UN Security Council, Secretary of State John Kerry said ahead of his maiden visit to New Delhi. US Secretary of State John Kerry …

Sri Lanka names Parliamentary panel on 13A

Sri Lanka names Parliamentary panel on 13A

      Amidst the ongoing political debate on the abolition of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa appointed a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), ‘to recommend and report on political and constitutional measures to empower the peoples of Sri Lanka to live as one …