Monthly Archives: July 2013

Japanese Minister to visit Sri Lanka

Japanese Minister to visit Sri Lanka

      Japan’s Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Yoshitaka Shindo is to visit Sri Lanka for talks with President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Shindo will be arriving in Sri Lanka on Sunday  as a follow-up to the visit by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Tokyo in March and …

No change in stand on Sri Lankan Tamils issue: PM tells Jayalalithaa

No change in stand on Sri Lankan Tamils issue: PM tells Jayalalithaa

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     Holding that there was no change in India’s stand on the issue of reconciliation and devolution of political powers to ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has informed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa that New …

US to fund livelihood programme for vulnerable groups to “support reconciliation”

US to fund livelihood programme for vulnerable groups to “support reconciliation”

    The US development agency, USAID has said it will design a livelihood project for vulnerable groups, including “women-headed households, those relocated due to the conflict” and others. A statement by the US embassy in Colombo said: In order to support further reconciliation of …

Wigneswaran Is Out Of Touch, TNA Should Pick Another CM Candidate, Says Tamils For Obama

Wigneswaran Is Out Of Touch, TNA Should Pick Another CM Candidate, Says Tamils For Obama

     Justice Wigneswaran should apologize to Tamil Nadu Tamils; TNA should pick another CM candidate, says Tamils for Obama. Issuing a statement Tamils for Obama says; “Mr. Wigneswaran lives in Colombo and has lived there all his life. He is out of touch with …

New alliance for Tamils formed ahead of Lanka polls

New alliance for Tamils formed ahead of Lanka polls

     Four political parties have formed a new alliance of Tamils of Indian-origin to contest the forthcoming Central Provincial Council election, under the Upcountry People’s Front (UPF). P. Radhakrishnan, a parliamentarian for UPF said a new alliance of four parties would contest the election …

UK MPs meet TNA in Jaffna

UK MPs meet TNA in Jaffna

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       The visiting British parliamentary delegation held talks with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on the current developments in the North as well as the political situation in the country. The delegation, on a visit to Jaffna yesterday, met …

Asylum-seeker boat with Lankans sinks off Indonesian coast, 60 feared dead

Asylum-seeker boat with Lankans sinks off Indonesian coast, 60 feared dead

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      An Australia-bound boat carrying asylum seekers has sunk off the coast of Indonesia, with up to 60 people thought to be dead or missing, Australian media report. An unknown number is still missing with Indonesian search and rescue operations continuing. …

SL HR violations in US Ambassador to UN agenda

SL HR violations in US Ambassador to UN agenda

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–   US Ambassador to United Nations Samantha Power has decided to include issues on Sri Lanka human rights violations in her agenda, reports said.Samantha Power is been known to be a close acquaintance of US President Obama. Ms. Power, an Irish-born academic …

DMK MPs to protest in front of Parliament on Sri Lankan issue

DMK MPs to protest in front of Parliament on Sri Lankan issue

      DMK MPs will stage a protest in front of the Parliament complex on August eight pressing the Centre to boycott the CHOGM meeting in Colombo in November, insisting the implementation of 13th amendment of the Sri Lankan Constitution, among other demands. The …

UK MP Danczuk will raise concerns of a cover-up

UK MP Danczuk will raise concerns of a cover-up

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      British Parliamentarian Simon Danczuk says he will confront President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the investigations into the death of Khuram Shaikh, the British national killed in Tangalle in 2011. Danczuk is due in Sri Lanka later this week as part of …