Monthly Archives: July 2013

Vigneswaran named CM candidate

Vigneswaran named CM candidate

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     The Tamil National Alliance has nominated Justice C.V Wigneswaran as its Chief Ministerial candidate for the Northern Provincial Council elections. TNA leader R. Sampanthan said that the decision to nominate Vigneswaran was taken at a  meeting held by the …

Amnesty International  launches campaign against Sri Lanka ahead of upcoming CHOGM

Amnesty International launches campaign against Sri Lanka ahead of upcoming CHOGM

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     The Amnesty International (AI), ahead of the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), to be held in Sri Lanka in November has launched a campaign against the Sri Lankan Government. The campaign titled ‘Tell the Truth’ is calling …

Jayalalithaa asks Centre to take ‘bold stand’ against Sri Lanka on 13th Amendment issue

Jayalalithaa asks Centre to take ‘bold stand’ against Sri Lanka on 13th Amendment issue

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has appealed to the Centre to take a bold stand in support of the Tamil minorities in Sri Lanka. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take all possible steps to dissuade …

Sri Lanka’s Bar Association to represent against government acquisition of land

Sri Lanka’s Bar Association to represent against government acquisition of land

     The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) will appear for the land owners in the Northern Province whose lands are to be acquired by the government. BASL sources have been quoted in the media saying that over 300 land owners had approached the …

Northern Chief Minister Stakes and the Tamil National Alliance

Northern Chief Minister Stakes and the Tamil National Alliance

      Somasuntharam Senathirajah alias “Mavai”Senathirajah of the Tamil National Alliance(TNA) has set his sights on the Northern Province Chief Minister post. The six foot septuagenarian currently representing Jaffna district in Parliament has staked his claim to be the newly constituted Northern Provincial council’s …

US – Sri Lanka joint military exercise in Trinco

US – Sri Lanka joint military exercise in Trinco

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–    “Exercise Flash Style”, the Annual Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) between the US Naval Special Warfare Community and the Sri Lankan Armed Forces commenced on 02nd July 2013 at the Naval Dockyard in Trincomalee. Special Boat Squadron, Fast Attack Flotilla, …

Sri Lanka Committed to Providing Full Media Access for CHOGM 2013

Sri Lanka Committed to Providing Full Media Access for CHOGM 2013

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–    The following statement was issued by the Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Media/Publicity/ICT of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 Task force regarding media access for CHOGM 2013. Sri Lanka looks forward to receiving applications from local and …

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung temporarily closes SL office

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung temporarily closes SL office

      Germany’s Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) said yesterday its Sri Lanka office has been temporarily closed given the severe and disturbing recent developments. FES is currently assessing the situation and analysing the implications for its work in Sri Lanka which has spanned for …

Bollywood film on Lanka war to be released in Aug

Bollywood film on Lanka war to be released in Aug

    ‘Madras Cafe’ – a Bollywood spy thriller based on the civil war that ravaged Northern Sri Lanka is set to be released on August 23. After the commercial success of ‘Vicky Donor’, the actor’s production house JA Entertainment and Rising Sun Films have …

President Rajapaksa – TNA leader meet

President Rajapaksa – TNA leader meet

     Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa engaged in talks regarding problems faced by Tamils in Sri Lanka with Tamil National Alliance leader Rajavarothayam Sampanthan yesterday. External Affairs minister Prof.GL Peiris and Presidential secretary Lalith Weeratunga were also present at the discussion. President Mahinda Rajapaksa …