Monthly Archives: October 2013

Defence Secretary visiting New Delhi this week

Defence Secretary visiting New Delhi this week

    India would take up the issue of Indian fishermen languishing in Sri Lankan jails during the visit of Defence Secretary of the island nation Gotabaya Rajapaksa to New Delhi later this week, Union Minister of State in the PMO V Narayanasamy said today. …

Northern Province minister to visit Tamil Nadu to address fishermen’s issues

Northern Province minister to visit Tamil Nadu to address fishermen’s issues

    The Northern Province Minister of Fisheries, Transport and Rural Development P. Deniswaran is considering visiting Tamil Nadu to resolve the issue of massive-scale poaching by Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters. Deniswaran told the local media that he hoped to hold discussions with …

Dawn of a new age in Lankan Tamil politics

Dawn of a new age in Lankan Tamil politics

 By G Parthasarathy.      The election result in the Northern Province redefines relations between Jaffna and Colombo. India should use it as an opportunity to strengthen ties between Colombo and New Delhi. Tamils in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province have struggled for over five decades to …

Sanath – Sandra file for divorce

Sanath – Sandra file for divorce

    Mrs. Sandra Tania Rosemary de Silva (25),mother of 3 children  filed action against popular cricketer and Deputy Minister Mr.Sanath Jayasuriya at the Colombo district courts asking for a divorce. She had stated that she wishes to separate from her husband who possesses assets …

Khurshid will attend CHOGM

Khurshid will attend CHOGM

   External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will represent India at the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) summit, though the Tamil Nadu Assembly unanimously passed a resolution urging boycott of the meeting because of human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. In a television interview, Mr. Khurshid …

Genocide replaces separatism in Tamil diaspora vocabulary

Genocide replaces separatism in Tamil diaspora vocabulary

    Sri Lankan Tamil hopes for a separate state – Tamil Eelam – in the north and east of the island were dashed when the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were summarily defeated in May 2009 by government forces. Allegations of war crimes during …

Tamils have to live with Sinhala police in North says Police chief

Tamils have to live with Sinhala police in North says Police chief

    Responding to comments made by the Northern Chief Minister that Tamil-speaking policemen should be recruited to serve the people in the Tamil-dominated Northern Province, Sri Lanka’s Police Chief today stated that different police forces cannot be created to suite a certain race. The …

TNA tells CM to boycott CHOGM

TNA tells CM to boycott CHOGM

   The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has told Northern Province Chief Minister (CM) C.V. Wigneswaran to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Constituent parties of the TNA had reached a conclusion that the party must boycott the summit and the stand has been …

TNA to Boycott Summit

TNA to Boycott Summit

   In another blow for the troubled Commonwealth summit to be held here next month, Sri Lanka’s main Tamil party today said it would boycott the event. “We will not take part in CHOGM. But our staying away does not mean we are protesting against …

Down in the deep south of Sri Lanka,

Down in the deep south of Sri Lanka,

    Down in the deep south of Sri Lanka, where life usually moves at a leisurely pace, there is one small town that is less tranquil. Hambantota – population 20,000 – is expanding fast. There is a vast new deep-water port, built with $360m …