Monthly Archives: December 2013

Canadian Tamil MP visits Jaffna

Canadian Tamil MP visits Jaffna

   Rathika Sitsabaiesan Canadian Member of Parliament arrived in Sri Lanka on Dec 28 and is currently visiting Jaffna. SriLanka born Rathika Sitsabaiesan is New Democratic Parliamentarian representing Scarborough –Rouge River. She met Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian S Sritharan in Kilinochchi and Northern provincial council members Ananthi …

South African ambassador to meet TNA

South African ambassador to meet TNA

    South African ambassador to Sri Lanka is to meet Tamil National Alliance members in Jaffna today. Geoffrey Doidge visited Jaffna  last Friday. The Ambassador also visited the Nallur Kandaswamy kovil, Vallipura Azwar kovil , Naiinatheevu, Jaffna Fort and the public library. Parliamentarian Suresh …

Excavation at mass grave suspended

Excavation at mass grave suspended

     A Sri Lankan court today suspended the excavation at a suspected mass grave found in a former conflict zone where the army battled Tamil Tiger rebels, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) whose remains will now be scrutinised by archaeologists. “We have …

India urges Sri Lanka to enhance security for Diplomatic Missions

India urges Sri Lanka to enhance security for Diplomatic Missions

    In the wake of Bangladesh executing Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Qadir Mullah, for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, India fears Islamic terrorist groups targeting Indian interests in the region, including Sri Lanka. A gravely concerned Indian External Affairs …

Second blast hits Russian city of Volgograd

Second blast hits Russian city of Volgograd

  A blast struck the southern Russian city of Volgograd, killing at least 14 people  highlighting Russia’s security challenges as it readies to host the Winter Olympics in less than six weeks. Russian officials said a male suicide bomber is responsible for Monday’s explosion on a …

Sri Lanka faces new  year pressure on rights

Sri Lanka faces new year pressure on rights

   When the American Centre in Colombo held a memorial event honouring the late South African President Nelson Mandela, the first few questions at the question and answer session had nothing to do with the great freedom fighter. The questions raised at the meeting Dec. …

Indian Police bust International drug racket

Indian Police bust International drug racket

   Four alleged members of an international drug syndicate spread across five Asian countries have been arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell. The police claimed to have seized around 47 kg of fine quality heroin and 2 kg of crack heroin and cocaine worth …

Sri Lanka deports Indian journalist

Sri Lanka deports Indian journalist

   Police in Sri Lanka say an Indian journalist arrested on a charge of working in the island’s former war zone without media credentials has been deported. The 24-year-old, who was working for a magazine based in the Indian city of Chennai, was arrested on …

Scars of Sri Lanka

Scars of Sri Lanka

    The civil war in Sri Lanka ended in 2009 with the victory of President Rajapaksa’s forces over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), but there are claims that abduction, torture and even rape of suspected former fighters or sympathisers continues today. In …

Karuna flays TN govt for delay in SL talks

Karuna flays TN govt for delay in SL talks

    DMK president M Karunanidhi flayed the Tamil Nadu government for alleged procrastination in organising talks between representatives of the state fishermen and Sri Lanka. In a statement, he alleged that the state government has not acted on the demand to announce the date …