Monthly Archives: September 2013

I will not apologize

I will not apologize

      Minister Mervyn Silva doubts that Minister Dulles Alahapperuma would have forgotten the relationship between the Silva family and his family (Alahapperuma), as Minister Alahapperuma had criticized the marriage proposal made by Mervyn Silva to Navanethem Pillay. Minister Silva made this remark, in …

UK to watch NPC polls

UK to watch NPC polls

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      The British Government says it will have a close eye on the elections for the Northern Provincial Council later this month. British Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt noted that the Commonwealth has been invited to monitor the elections in …

The failure of the international community – must not be forgotten

The failure of the international community – must not be forgotten

    I’ve covered wars and seen some awful things, but few that could prepare me for the hours of video and mobile footage that emerged from the last 138 days of Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war between the government and the Tamil Tiger secessionists; …

Wish of the Tamil Nadu state to support Eelam Tamils

Wish of the Tamil Nadu state to support Eelam Tamils

     It is the ‘democratic wish’ of the Tamil Nadu state to support Eelam Tamils, with Tamils across the world supporting a free Eelam, stated the Save Tamils Movement, in an interview with Tamil Guardian. Speaking from their office in Chennai, the Save Tamils …

British Parliament tried to access porn sites more than 300,000 times

British Parliament tried to access porn sites more than 300,000 times

   More than 300,000 attempts were made in the past year to access adult and pornographic websites on computers in Britain’s Parliament, newly released records show. The figures cover Internet-enabled devices linked to the Parliamentary Network, which is used by British Parliament members and their …

“In Transformation Initiative” holds discussions on Sri Lanka.

“In Transformation Initiative” holds discussions on Sri Lanka.

      A series of discussions have taken place in Singapore organized by the “In Transformation Initiative” (ITI) from South Africa, aimed at deepening of democracy and peace in Sri Lanka. South African Deputy Foreign Minister Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim is the patron of ITI …

UN says it backs work carried out by Navi Pillay

UN says it backs work carried out by Navi Pillay

    The United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York says it backs the work carried out by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, while she was in Sri Lanka. Farhan Haq, the Associate Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the …

Rupert Colville spokesman for the UNHRC High Commissioner says Floral tribute at Mullivaikal….

Rupert Colville spokesman for the UNHRC High Commissioner says Floral tribute at Mullivaikal….

     The Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay broke its silence yesterday over Government claims that she had attempted to a pay floral tribute where LTTE Leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran had been killed, saying the allegations were a ‘gross misrepresentation’. Spokesman …

U.S. spy network’s successes, failures and objectives detailed in ‘black budget’ summary

U.S. spy network’s successes, failures and objectives detailed in ‘black budget’ summary

     A 178-page summary of the U.S. intelligence community’s “black budget” shows that the United States has ramped up its surveillance of Pakistan’s nuclear arms, cites previously undisclosed concerns about biological and chemical sites there, and details efforts to assess the loyalties of counter …

TNA releases election manifesto

TNA releases election manifesto

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     The election manifesto of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA)  for the Northern Provincial election was released yesterday in Jaffna. It calls on the Tamil Speaking Peoples to stand up and demonstrate their resolve at this Election by voting for the …