Monthly Archives: August 2013

Minister promises to prioritize Tamil repatriation

Minister promises to prioritize Tamil repatriation

    Sri Lanka says it will prioritize the repatriation of thousands of Tamil refugees in India next year, more than four years after the 1983-2009 civil war. “In 2014, the government will introduce a repatriation programme because Sri Lankan refugees living in [the Indian …

TNA to meet Navaneetham Pillay, on 30 August.

TNA to meet Navaneetham Pillay, on 30 August.

     The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will stress on the need to demilitarize the North, and request the United Nations Human Rights Commission’s intervention to obtain the release of Tamil political detainees, when the Alliance meet the UNHRC Chief, Navaneetham Pillay, on 30 August. …

Digambaram: we will not runaway

Digambaram: we will not runaway

   Supporters of the CWC and NWU,  contesting the Provincial Council polls under the UPFA, clashed near the Commercial company Junction in Kotagala  leaving several injured and damage to over 10 vehicles.In response a group of CWC supporters had stormed the NWU office in Hatton …

Asif confesses to spot-fixing, apologises to countrymen

Asif confesses to spot-fixing, apologises to countrymen

 Disgraced Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif  publicly confessed about his role in the 2010 Lord’s Test spot-fixing scandal and tendered an unconditional apology to his countrymen for his actions. Nearly three years after he was handed a seven-year ban by the ICC from any form of …

UN says time for less talk and more action In Sri Lanka.

UN says time for less talk and more action In Sri Lanka.

  The UN Resident Coordinator for Sri Lanka Subinay Nandy, said the humanitarian community together with the Government of Sri Lanka provided timely action to resettle over 480,000 IDPs within four years from the end of armed conflict in 2009 and provided necessary humanitarian and …

G.L meets Manmohan

G.L meets Manmohan

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     The Ministry of External Affairs in a press release said that Prof. G.L. Peiris called on the Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh on 19 August 2013 to hand over a letter of invitation from President Mahinda Rajapaksa, …

India should take back Katchatheevu if 13th Amendment to Sri Lankan Constitution not implemented

India should take back Katchatheevu if 13th Amendment to Sri Lankan Constitution not implemented

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     >Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president M. Karunanidhi on Monday said India should convey to Sri Lanka that it would take back Katchatheevu if the 13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution was not implemented as agreed upon under the …

Sri Lanka not interested in detaining Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka not interested in detaining Indian fishermen

      Sri Lanka on Monday said it was not interested in detaining Indian fishermen for long but would put in place a strong deterrent, likely to be a fine for the 114 persons in custody, some of them for over two months. This …

When TNA leaders go shopping for separatist sponsorship in Canada and US

When TNA leaders go shopping for separatist sponsorship in Canada and US

       Shenali D Waduge   There is little that sets the LTTE and TNA apart. The objectives of both remain the same only the modus operandi differed. The Sri Lankan Armed Forces eliminated the ground terror of LTTE removing the terrorist aspect from …

Scotland Yard examines new information on death of Diana, Princess of Wales

Scotland Yard examines new information on death of Diana, Princess of Wales

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      Scotland Yard has launched an investigation into new claims that Diana, Princess of Wales was murdered by a member of the British military. It said that it had asked specialist detectives to examine new allegations and evidence passed to …