Monthly Archives: July 2013

Jaffna Fishermen reject Indian solution

Jaffna Fishermen reject Indian solution

     Fishermen in Jaffna have rejected any solution formulated by India in order to resolve the issues faced between Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen as a result of Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters. Addressing the media in Jaffna, the National Fisheries Solidarity …

How CV Wigneswaran Became the “Unanimous Choice”of the TNA for the Northern Provincial Poll

How CV Wigneswaran Became the “Unanimous Choice”of the TNA for the Northern Provincial Poll

      Canagasabapathy Viswalingam Wigneswaran was named by the Tamil National Alliance(TNA) on the Ides of July as its chief ministerial candidate for the forthcoming Northern Provincial Council election. The decision made by the premier political configuration of the Sri Lankan Tamils was welcomed …

Tamil Nadu protest documentary to be released on Sunday

Tamil Nadu protest documentary to be released on Sunday

   ‘Arappor’, a documentary on the mass protests that swept across Tamil Nadu earlier this year, is set to be released in Chennai on Sunday the 28th of July.The event is set to start at 12:00 BST. The documetary, set for international release, aims to …

British MPs tour South

British MPs tour South

The British Parliamentary delegation, currently in Sri Lanka, toured the Southern Province on Thursday, according to statement issued by the British High Commission yesterday. They visited a number of projects in Hambantota, Matara and Galle. Amongst the many positive developments that the delegation saw in …

Media freedom restricted in SL in 2012 – Freedom House report

Media freedom restricted in SL in 2012 – Freedom House report

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–    A report prepared by Freedom House has reportedly stated that media freedom remained restricted in Sri Lanka in 2012, with journalists subject to myriad forms of legal harassment and physical intimidation. Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to …

illegal boat would not be settled in Australia

illegal boat would not be settled in Australia

     The Australian High Commission today announced that illegal boat arrivals from Sri Lanka would not be settled in Australia, even if they satisfied the criteria for refugee status under the United Nations Refugee convention. It said instead those who arrive in Australia without …

‘Refer Sri Lanka to war crime tribunal’ DAP Leader Malaysia

‘Refer Sri Lanka to war crime tribunal’ DAP Leader Malaysia

     Former senator S Ramakrishnan and civil societies in the country want the Malaysian government to refer Sri Lanka to the war crimes tribunal for atrocities against Tamils in the final days of its decades long civil war. The DAP leader also suggested that …

Navi Pillay’s security advisor here

Navi Pillay’s security advisor here

   The Chief Security Advisor to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay was in Sri Lanka ahead of the scheduled visit by Pillay to the country. During his stay Abraham Mathai and his team visited the east and called on the Commander …

PM says title “Indian Tamil” should be removed from the estate Tamil workers

PM says title “Indian Tamil” should be removed from the estate Tamil workers

       Prime Minister Dr. D.M. Jayaratne says that the title “Indian Tamil” should be removed from the estate Tamil workers and they should be given the opportunity to live as Sri Lankans. Those workers who migrated to Sri Lanka to serve in the …

Central Bank Places Cap on Penal Interest Rates charged on Loans and Advances by Banks, Finance Companies and Leasing Companies

Central Bank Places Cap on Penal Interest Rates charged on Loans and Advances by Banks, Finance Companies and Leasing Companies

      The Central Bank today announced that a cap will be placed on penal interest rates charged by banks, finance companies and leasing companies. The Central Bank issuing a press release said; The Central Bank  has observed with concern that penal interest rates …