Monthly Archives: October 2013

Kariyawasam’s remarks not in good taste: Vasan

Kariyawasam’s remarks not in good taste: Vasan

    Union Minister of Shipping G.K. Vasan on Friday said Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam had overstepped his bounds by commenting that only those who did not participate in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) would face isolation. At a time when …

British PM to visit Lanka’s former warzone, to talk tough

British PM to visit Lanka’s former warzone, to talk tough

     British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to have “very tough” conversations with the Sri Lankan government on human rights during next month’s Commonwealth summit here when he will also visit the Tamil- dominated war-torn north in a landmark trip. Cameron will become …

Tamils elect a TGTE parliment

Tamils elect a TGTE parliment

   The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam’s (TGTE) led by former LTTE peace negotiator V. Rudrakumaran, held elections for the second TGTE “Parliament” to elect Members of Parliament from twelve countries on October 26, 2013. The first parliament served its full three year term and was …

Northern Provincial Council inaugural session held

Northern Provincial Council inaugural session held

    The  inaugural session of the first Northern Provincial Council was held  today. The recently built  Northern Provincial Council building at Kaithady in Jaffna was  formally opened this morning by Northern Governor Major General G.A. Chandrasiri and Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran  after hoisting of the National and …

Confrontation at Macrae – Killing Fields screening in Oslo

Confrontation at Macrae – Killing Fields screening in Oslo

    British documentary maker Callum Macrae, during a recent visit to Oslo, where he denounced the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo, was told by a Tamil, of Sri Lankan origin, that the Britisher was making it difficult for the Tamil …

NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders

NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders

    The National Security Agency monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after being given the numbers by an official in another US government department, according to a classified document provided by whistle blower Edward Snowden. The confidential memo reveals that the NSA encourages …

It’s India’s internal matter: Sri Lanka

It’s India’s internal matter: Sri Lanka

 The Sri Lankan government officially refrained from commenting on the Tamil Nadu Assembly resolution passed on Thursday, with sources observing that it was India’s “internal matter”. (The resolution has called for “total boycott” of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo). Though there has …

India will be isolated if PM skips Commonwealth meet: Sri Lanka envoy

India will be isolated if PM skips Commonwealth meet: Sri Lanka envoy

    Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam has said that India will be isolated if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh doesn’t attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. This came as the Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a resolution asking the Prime Minister not to attend …

Manmohan has time to decide

Manmohan has time to decide

   The Indian government says Indian Prime Minister Manhohan Singh still has time to decide on his participation at the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka. The Hindu newspaper quoted Indian Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office V. Narayanasamy as saying that Sri Lanka …

“India should totally boycott the meeting: Jayalalithaa

“India should totally boycott the meeting: Jayalalithaa

 Accusing the Union government of not showing even a modicum of respect to Tamils’ sentiments on the Sri Lankan Tamil issue, the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Thursday called for a “total boycott” of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Sri …