Monthly Archives: September 2013

Former Sri Lankan rebel backs president

Former Sri Lankan rebel backs president

     Kumaran Pathmanathan  a former top Sri Lankan LTTE leader said  that he believes President Mahinda Rajapaksa can resolve the minority Tamil issue. Speaking at a special press briefing at the Sencholai Children’s Home in Kilinochchi, former Tamil Tigers chief arms procurer Kumaran Pathmanathan said that …

Former LTTE eastern leader Paduman freed

Former LTTE eastern leader Paduman freed

     Former LTTE Trincomalee leader  indicted on charges of having attacked army camps, assaulting soldiers and killing them was acquitted by the Trincomalee High Court Judge. The former LTTE leader was freed by court due to poor evidence in a case related to a …

Tamil issue in Sri Lanka is being resolved: SL High Commissione

Tamil issue in Sri Lanka is being resolved: SL High Commissione

      The Tamil issue in Sri Lanka is in the process of being resolved and the country’s government is trying to find a solution to alleged human rights violations involving Tamil citizens, Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam said today. Kariyawasam said that …

Northern Province polls a new chapter for Sri Lanka

Northern Province polls a new chapter for Sri Lanka

 Come Saturday, over seven lakhs people in Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority north will finally get to vote in a long awaited election. Still recovering from the aftermath of a three decade-long conflict that ended in 2009, the region is to hold the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) …

Debt looms for Indian housing scheme beneficiaries

Debt looms for Indian housing scheme beneficiaries

     Vasanthakumar Thiruchelvi does not, even for a second, take her eyes off her two children. Even as she summons her daughter who is jumping over sand and cement heaped around their soon-to-be home, her son threatens to lift the tiles stacked nearby. “Now …

Khurshid to have talks with G.L in New Delhi on Friday

Khurshid to have talks with G.L in New Delhi on Friday

      External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will hold a series of bilateral meetings in the next two days with representatives of a number of countries, including Australia and Iran, on the sidelines of Indian Ocean Rim-Association for Regional Cooperation conference here. He will …

Anybody who sets foot in Sri Lanka is safe

Anybody who sets foot in Sri Lanka is safe

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     Speaking to the Hindustan Times, President Rajapaksa  assured that the polls will be free and fair with foreign observers on the ground. “There are going to observers from both South Asian countries as well as the Commonwealth stationed there. Besides, …

Indictment of Tamil Nadu Political Class

Indictment of Tamil Nadu Political Class

     By N Sathyamoorthy Tamil National Alliance (TNA) chief ministerial candidate for the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) elections in Sri Lanka, Justice C V Wigneswaran, could not have said it more candidly and categorically. It is a strong and unwavering indictment of the Tamil …

Policy measures adopted is now taking affect

Policy measures adopted is now taking affect

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      The Central Bank releasing a statement on monetary policy   says Sri Lanka’s external sector remained stable, supported by the improving trade deficit, foreign inflows in the form of earnings from tourism, workers’ remittances, foreign direct investments (FDI), foreign debt capital …

Dengue vs. Guppies: colorful fish a cheap effective tool

Dengue vs. Guppies: colorful fish a cheap effective tool

    The lowly guppy, unassuming inhabitant of many a child’s fishbowl, could become an unlikely combatant to slow the spread of dengue, an agonizing, mosquito-borne illness giving rise to hundreds of thousands of severe cases every year, including up to 20,000 deaths worldwide. A …