Monthly Archives: September 2013

President Mahinda Rajapaksa: Talks To Al Jazeera ‘This Is All Propaganda’

President Mahinda Rajapaksa: Talks To Al Jazeera ‘This Is All Propaganda’

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       Sri Lanka’s president discusses a recent UN report accusing him of pushing the country into an authoritarian direction. Four years after the brutal civil war between Tamil Tigers and government forces in Sri Lanka hopes for a better future …

Wigneswaran, may not be the modern-day Moses to lead his people to the Promised Land

Wigneswaran, may not be the modern-day Moses to lead his people to the Promised Land

     The emphatic victory of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) at last week’s Provincial Council elections revealed an inconvenient truth the government didn’t want to hear. Four years after the war ended and despite the many grandiose development plans, it has not only failed …

EPDP promises to return Tamils their homes

EPDP promises to return Tamils their homes

   Member of the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP), Kandasamy Kamalendran, who was elected to the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) on Saturday, said it was the EPDP that reassured the people in the North to believe in democracy, and take part in the election without …

The SC on Land Rights

The SC on Land Rights

    Two days ago the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka issued a landmark verdict on land powers under the 13th Amendment. The Supreme Court, ruled that land powers were vested in the government and not in the Provincial Councils. In its judgment, the Court …

India asks government of Sri Lanka and Tamil party to ‘engage constructively’

India asks government of Sri Lanka and Tamil party to ‘engage constructively’

      Responding to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay’s oral update on Sri Lanka, India Thursday asked the government of Sri Lanka and the major Tamil party Tamil National Alliance (TNA), to “engage constructively” to address the Tamil issue. …

‘Thalaivaasal’ to connect diaspora with Tamils living in the North East

‘Thalaivaasal’ to connect diaspora with Tamils living in the North East

    The TGTE  announced the creation of a virtual portal named ‘thalaivaasal’ connecting the diaspora with Tamils living in the North East of  Sri Lanka.The portal will enable the TGTE to have dialogue with the people in the North, East in the first instance …

Canada stands firm on its views on Sri Lanka

Canada stands firm on its views on Sri Lanka

     Canada stood firm on its views on Sri Lanka when Commonwealth foreign affairs ministers met in New York yesterday (Thursday) on the margins of the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The meeting provided an opportunity for ministers to discuss a …

Peace in Sri Lanka only after de-militarisation: Vasan

Peace in Sri Lanka only after de-militarisation: Vasan

        India will help create a conducive situation for the Sri Lankan army to withdraw from the island’s Northern Province as there can be peace only after demilitarisation, Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan said here on Thursday. He told press persons here …

SC: Land powers with Centre

SC: Land powers with Centre

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     The Supreme Court unanimously today determined that the subject of land is vested with the Central Government and not with the Provincial Council, as stipulated by the 13th amendment. Giving three separate judgements, Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, Justice S.Sripavan …

Lessons from the break-up of Yugoslavia and ‘independence’ of Kosovo for Sri Lanka

Lessons from the break-up of Yugoslavia and ‘independence’ of Kosovo for Sri Lanka

     Shenali D Waduge When countries are eyed to serve the self-interests of a handful of ‘civilized’ nations they know the perfect medicine to ensure these targeted nations are brought to their knees. The break-up of Yugoslavia serves as a catalyst for why Sri …