Monthly Archives: September 2013

US says to take advantage of this opportunity

US says to take advantage of this opportunity

     The United States Embassy issuing a press release has urged the Sri Lanka’ government to extend full support to the new civilian government in the Tamil-dominated northern region. U.S. Embassy Statement on Provincial Elections: We congratulate the people of Sri Lanka on their …

Tamil community has voted with both its head and its heart.

Tamil community has voted with both its head and its heart.

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–   By Gibson Bateman and Rathika Innasimuttu.     In a significant vote this weekend, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) won 30 out of 38 seats in Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council. The ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) won a mere …

JHU fears NPC will breed separatism

JHU fears NPC will breed separatism

     One of Sri Lanka’s hard line Sinhala nationalist parties has warned the government to scale down Northern Provincial Council powers for fear that the TNA’s landslide victory and the powers it will acquire will breed separatism. Sinhalese hard liners have urged Sri Lanka’s …

Inexperienced TNA would require a well thought-out strategy

Inexperienced TNA would require a well thought-out strategy

    The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) may have reached a historic, political milestone in winning the Northern Provincial polls, but the actual game begins now. Attired in a spotless white dhoti and a kurta in pastel blue, C.V.Wigneswaran who, as of Sunday evening was …

The results of this election offer everyone an opportunity which should be fully utilized

The results of this election offer everyone an opportunity which should be fully utilized

     “The verdict of the people is clear. Within the framework of a united, undivided country, they want to live with full security, safeguarding their self respect and dignity with adequate self-rule, to be able to fulfill their legitimate political, economic, social and cultural …

The Verdict Of The Tamil People

The Verdict Of The Tamil People

    The TNA has swept the polls in the North. More importantly, the Tamil people have voted courageously, convincingly, and clearly. It was an expected outcome, but as President Rajapaksa took off to New York, he would have known that numbers and statistics on …

Post Polls: Tamils Want Solutions

Post Polls: Tamils Want Solutions

     The Northern elections may be over and results are out, but as far as the people in the North are concerned the election is just an administrative formality. To put it in the words of Sarawanan Krishna, a trader at the Jaffna market, …

Preferential votes for Jaffna district released

Preferential votes for Jaffna district released

     Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Chief Ministerial candidate C.V.Wigneshwaran has topped the preference vote list in the Jaffna district with 132255 votes, while Ananthi Shashitharan obtained 87870 and D. Siddhartha 39715 votes. Following are details of preferential votes from the Jaffna district:   TNA: …

US concerned about reports of elections violence

US concerned about reports of elections violence

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     In a statement released on Sunday, the US embassy in Colombo expressed concern regarding the reports of election violence, and said that the reports of involvement by uniformed individuals in these acts was “particularly troubling”. Statement by US Embassy : …

UPFA wins Wyamba and Central

UPFA wins Wyamba and Central

      The UPFA secured a convincing victory in the North Western and Central Provincial Council elections obtaining 34 seats in the NWP and 36 seats in the CP. The Tamil National Alliance will form the first functioning provincial government in the North after …