Monthly Archives: October 2013

Beyond Sri Lankan provincial elections

Beyond Sri Lankan provincial elections

    As a large majority of the sizeable 715,000 eligible voters from Sri Lanka’s troubled north went into makeshift polling booths to cast their preferences for electing a 38 member provincial council on September 21, India’s influence was written all over. From a five …

SLMC says Govt. could not take the Tamils for a ride

SLMC says Govt. could not take the Tamils for a ride

     General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), M.T. Hassan Ali, requested the government to respect the outcome of the Northern Province polls, and expedite the process to find a political solution to the Tamil question. Addressing the media, MP Hassan Ali …

UNHRC establishes a fund for the participation of civil society at various fora

UNHRC establishes a fund for the participation of civil society at various fora

    Action on Resolution on Cooperation with the United Nations, its Representatives and Mechanisms in the Field of Human Rights In a decision (A/HRC/24/L.16) on the establishment of a Special Fund for the participation of civil society at various fora, adopted without a vote, …

C V Wigneswaran is ONLY a Chief Minister

C V Wigneswaran is ONLY a Chief Minister

         Shenali D Waduge C V Wigneswaran and the TNA need to realize some hard facts. Firstly, C V Wigneswaran is just ONE of 9 Chief Ministers elected to office for a term. He should not think or behave as if he has …

Tamils for Obama urges Jeyalalithaa: Don’t Meet Wigneswaran until he says ‘sorry’ to TN Tamils

Tamils for Obama urges Jeyalalithaa: Don’t Meet Wigneswaran until he says ‘sorry’ to TN Tamils

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      Tamils for Obama wrote a letter to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa of Tamil Nadu urging her not to meet with C.V Wigneswaran at least until he apologizes to the people of Tamil Nadu. Tamils for Obama wrote a letter to Chief Minister …

No withdrawal of Army from North

No withdrawal of Army from North

      A recent statement by President Mahinda Rajapaksa that there will be no withdrawal of the army from the north has raised concerns about the Sri Lankan government’s intention as regards its demilitarisation. Explaining his position, the President, in his interview to Al-Jazeera, …

Ban Ki Moon and Khurshid discuss Lanka

Ban Ki Moon and Khurshid discuss Lanka

      The UN Secretary-General met with Mr. Salman Khurshid, Minister for External Affairs of the Republic of India.  He thanked India for its significant contribution to United Nations peacekeeping operations and its generous assistance to development of Afghan security, economic and human capacities.  Mr …