Monthly Archives: July 2013

Anandasangaree in TNA list

Anandasangaree in TNA list

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) leader V. Anandasangaree has been included in the list of candidates of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to contest the provincial council elections in the north. According to reports from the north, Anandasangaree will …

Investigations commenced on disappearances

Investigations commenced on disappearances

      The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances met in New York to review under their urgent action procedure, 17 reported cases of enforced disappearances that have occurred in the last six months, as well as more than 400 newly reported …

SL ready to share its experience as best practices on humanitarian effectiveness with other countries

SL ready to share its experience as best practices on humanitarian effectiveness with other countries

    Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha has said “the approaches used in post-tsunami and post-conflict Sri Lanka, with suitable adaptation, could be deployed in managing humanitarian situations in other countries as well, and that the Government of Sri Lanka …

British Parliamentary team due in Colombo

British Parliamentary team due in Colombo

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       A team of British Parliamentarians are scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka  on a fact-finding mission. Eleanor Laing MP (Conservative Party), Simon Danczuk MP (Labour Party), Kerry McCarthy MP (Labour Party), Lord Sheikh and Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town …

TNA finalises seat allocations

TNA finalises seat allocations

    The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has finalised the seat allocations for the coalition members of the alliance in the north for the provincial council elections. The TNA had already agreed on nominating former Supreme Court Judge C.V. Wigneswaran as the Chief Ministerial candidate …

Sri Lanka’s Road to Reconciliation

Sri Lanka’s Road to Reconciliation

    The Agenda with Steve Paikin: R. Cheran: Sri Lanka’s Road to Reconciliation. R. Cheran gives Steve Paikin his view of the “Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission” report.As Sri Lanka emerges from a war that spanned three decades, The Agenda examines what is next …

Sri Lankan issue being used by TN for political gains, says Justice CV Wigneswaran

Sri Lankan issue being used by TN for political gains, says Justice CV Wigneswaran

       Justice CV Wigneswaran, chief ministerial nominee of Sri Lanka’s oppositional Tamil National Alliance (TNA) for the forthcoming northern province elections spoke to Padma Rao Sundarji. Here’s the exclusive interview: HT: President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s decision to hold elections in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province …

Mosque in Mahiyangana Closed for Prayers After Uva Provincial Minister Anura Vithanagamage of UPFA Threatens Trustee

Mosque in Mahiyangana Closed for Prayers After Uva Provincial Minister Anura Vithanagamage of UPFA Threatens Trustee

      Uva Province Minister, Anura Vithanagamage, has allegedly threatened the trustee of the Mahiyangana Mosque against holding Jumma prayers, Minister Rauff Hakeem, Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) said in a statement issued to the media. The Masjidul Arafa Mosque in …

Britain continues to raise concerns

Britain continues to raise concerns

     Britain has issued a virtual ultimatum to the government saying if there is insufficient progress on Sri Lanka’s own commitments, or deterioration in the human rights situation, Britain will look for a strong and unified response at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) …

Sri Lankan Rupee falls

Sri Lankan Rupee falls

     A continuously weakening rupee to the US dollar may lead to a price spiral in essential food items, the trade warned yesterday. However, Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal claimed on the telephone from Washington where he is on an official visit “it …