Monthly Archives: December 2013

Tamil diaspora fleecing Tamils in UK

Tamil diaspora fleecing Tamils in UK

   By Pearl Thevanayagam. During this season of peace and goodwill I wish to share my personal experience of associating with humble people. I apologise for deviating from the norm of journalistic ethics excluding myself in stories unless it is relevant but this is neither …

A River for Jaffna

A River for Jaffna

   If NPCM Wigneswaran and TNA members want to help Jaffna famers there is an unusual book that they should read. The principal author of this book of collection of essays, “Community based water conservation and development: two contrasting examples from Sri Lanka and from …

Naval exercise with Sri Lanka has hurt Tamil sentiments

Naval exercise with Sri Lanka has hurt Tamil sentiments

  Chief Minister Jayalalitha on Saturday accused the Union government of allowing the Coast Guard to participate in a marine defence exercise with Sri Lanka in callous disregard of the emotions of the people of Tamil Nadu. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, …

Peace cannot be achieved without a change of heart

Peace cannot be achieved without a change of heart

  By C.V. Wigneswaran. Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu Gurur Devo Maheshwaraha Gurur Saakshaat Para Brahma Thasmai Shree Guruve Namaha. Dr. Ariyaratne, Reverend Sirs, my dearest brothers and sisters! It is indeed a great honour to have been invited as Chief Guest to your Annual General …

Drug cartel with Lanka links busted  by Delhi Police

Drug cartel with Lanka links busted by Delhi Police

    An international drug cartel was smashed by the Special Cell of Delhi Police with the arrest of three of its members and recovery of nine kg of heroin with street value of Rs 30 crore. According to the police, A Venugopal Reddy (29), …

AIADMK wants Jayalalithaa as prime minister

AIADMK wants Jayalalithaa as prime minister

   The general council of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) said on Thursday that it would like to see party chief and Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa become the country’s prime minister—a move that effectively rules out an alliance between the …

Diaspora’s assault on Sri Lanka

Diaspora’s assault on Sri Lanka

    Lakshman I.Keerthisinghe. As time passes it become increasingly clear that the Tamil diaspora’s sinister assault on the sovereignty of the Sri Lankan State is gathering momentum on several fronts. These can be identified as the United Nations, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, European Union …

She saved 35,000 books in the midst of war in October 1987

She saved 35,000 books in the midst of war in October 1987

  Given the many cataclysmic events which engulfed the lives of Sri Lankan Tamils during the 30 year conflict in the island, Rohini Pararajasingham’s unparalleled saga of single-handedly saving 35,000 books of the Jaffna University Library in the midst of war in October 1987, has …

Narendra Modi’s foreign policy vision

Narendra Modi’s foreign policy vision

     Narendra Modi made a trip today, down South to the Madras University in Chennai where he delivered the 11th Nani Palkhivala Memorial Lecture. The speech was significant for two reasons. First it was timed with the release of Arun Shourie’s latest book on …

Jan Eliasson: Even the UN Security Council failed on the Sri Lankan issue

Jan Eliasson: Even the UN Security Council failed on the Sri Lankan issue

    The United Nations (UN) says even the UN Security Council (UNSC) had failed on the Sri Lankan issue during the final stages of the war. Following are extracts from a transcript of Press Conference by UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson at United Nations Headquarters on the …