Monthly Archives: December 2013

Centre urged to intervene to free journalist

Centre urged to intervene to free journalist

   Political parties in Tamil Nadu and journalist associations on Friday demanded the Centre’s intervention for release of an Indian journalist held in Sri Lanka (SL). On December 26, the Sri Lankan Police had said an Indian national had been arrested on charges of filming …

Maruti looking at plant in Sri Lanka

Maruti looking at plant in Sri Lanka

    Maruti Suzuki India is undertaking a feasibility study for setting up an assembly facility in Sri Lanka. At present, some of its exports are headed to this market. A few sites around Colombo are being investigated for economic viability, according to R C …

Chidambaram’s bid to clear Congress of anti-Tamil image

Chidambaram’s bid to clear Congress of anti-Tamil image

   Seeking to deconstruct a much-laboured criticism against the Congress in Tamil Nadu and at the national level for being ‘anti-Tamil’ in its approach to the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, Union Finance Minister and Senior Congress leader, P. Chidambaram, at a recent meeting in Chennai, …

Tamil council to count Sri Lanka war casualties

Tamil council to count Sri Lanka war casualties

    The provincial government in Sri Lanka’s main Tamil region said Thursday it would compile its own death toll from the country’s ethnic war, saying an ongoing census would play down the number of casualties. Tamil officials said the census ordered by President Mahinda …

Trincomalee remembers Tsunami victims

Trincomalee remembers Tsunami victims

  An  event to commemorativet  the 9th anniversary of the Tusnamitsunami which affected Sri Lanka on 26 December 2004 was held at the Trincomalee Kinniya Tsunami Monument with the participation of Mayor Dr. Hilmi, North East Chief Prelate Ven Dehiowita Piyadassi Thero, Chairman Trincomalee Ulama Sabha, Former Director Education Upananda Jayaweera …

Rift between Wigneswaran, Governor in North Lanka

Rift between Wigneswaran, Governor in North Lanka

    The conflict between the Governor and the Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-speaking Northern Province is escalating with Governor Maj Gen G A Chandrasiri asking the police to investigate telephonic threats to Chief Secretary R Vijayalakshmi, who he had appointed in the teeth …

Census is not being properly conducted:TNA

Census is not being properly conducted:TNA

    Sri Lanka’s main Tamil party today said a census to ascertain the number of dead and disappeared in the country’s nearly three-decade-long civil war was not being conducted properly. “We feel that the census is not being properly conducted,” said M A Sumanthiran, a …

TNA discuss call for dialogue

TNA discuss call for dialogue

     The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has decided it will continue to boycott the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the National issue as it feels that process will not bear fruit. Meeting in Vavuniya today, the TNA membership including TNA Parliament and provincial members, …

Why no sympathy for Isaipriya?: Karunanidhi

Why no sympathy for Isaipriya?: Karunanidhi

   DMK leader M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday said he was saddened by the fact that the Indian government was least bothered about the brutal killing of Isaipriya, a Sri Lankan Tamil broadcaster, but showed a lot of interest in the case of Devyani Khobragade, the …

A Peaceful Christmas and A happy and prosperous New Year

A Peaceful Christmas and A happy and prosperous New Year

As you celebrate Christmas, may you experience true love. Jesus is the reason for the season and he is the epitome of true love. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.May your Christmas be enjoyable and may the essence of Christmas remains always with you. …