Monthly Archives: July 2013

India should boycott Commonwealth meet in Colombo: TESO

India should boycott Commonwealth meet in Colombo: TESO

     DMK chief M Karunanidhi-led Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) today resolved to stage a state-wide demonstration on August 8, pressing the Centre to boycott a Commonwealth meeting slated to be held in Colombo in coming November, among other demands. A resolution adopted at …

Interview With TNA Chief Ministerial Candidate Justice Wigneswaran

Interview With TNA Chief Ministerial Candidate Justice Wigneswaran

     Former Supreme Court Justice C.V. Wigneswaran will be a key contender for the first ever Chief Minister at the election for the recently constituted Northern Provincial Council.The former Supreme Court judge will contest under ITAK’s ‘house’ symbol and will be a main contender …

UK exports £12bn arms despite rights concerns

UK exports £12bn arms despite rights concerns

     The Government has issued more than 3,000 export licences for military and intelligence equipment worth a total of £12.3bn to countries which  are on its own official list for human rights abuses. The existence of one licence to Israel and the Occupied Territories …

Ethnic riddle in Sri Lanka

Ethnic riddle in Sri Lanka

      Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa has announced that his government will accept the recommendations of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) regarding steps to be taken to bring about ethnic reconciliation through devolution of powers to the provinces. Senior minister Nimal Sripala De …

The Wigneswaran Factor: Sampanthan’s Master-Stroke ?

The Wigneswaran Factor: Sampanthan’s Master-Stroke ?

     In this country, it is a rarity to witness really smart politics on strategic issues. We have just done so and got two breakthrough moves on the same issue. The first was by President Rajapaksa who chose to go ahead with the election …

LTTE pitch invader absconding Thai courts also

LTTE pitch invader absconding Thai courts also

      The CID informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate that the suspect who invaded Britain’s Cardiff cricket grounds carrying a Tiger flag during the semifinals between Sri Lanka and India at the ICC Champions Trophy had appeared internationally under three other names. It said …

SLMC-led Kalmunai MC vote for 13 A

SLMC-led Kalmunai MC vote for 13 A

    Kalmunai Municipal Council (MC)  passed a resolution last weekby a majority vote that no amendments should be made to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Mayor, Dr. Zhiraz Meera Mohideen of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), moved the motion. Under the Indo-Sri Lanka …

French Embassy not happy

French Embassy not happy

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      The Embassy of France in Colombo says it regrets the unfortunate incident and the embarrassment for the general public and for the French Spring partners and sponsors after the local authorities had ordered the suspension of the French Film …

EU Parliamentary delegation in Sri Lanka

EU Parliamentary delegation in Sri Lanka

      An EU Parliamentary delegation arrived in Sri Lanka today on an official visit, the EU office in Colombo said. The delegation led by Jean Lambert, Chair of the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with the Countries of South Asia, will travel to …

Katchatheevu: Indian SC issues notice

Katchatheevu: Indian SC issues notice

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     The Indian Supreme Court on Monday(15) issued notice to Centre on DMK chief M. Karunanidhi’s plea seeking direction to government to retrieve island of Katchatheevu which was given to Sri Lanka in 1974 and make it as part of …