Monthly Archives: January 2014

Probe IPKF Role in SL War Crimes

Probe IPKF Role in SL War Crimes

    Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the Sri Lankan President, has said that if an international investigation into war crimes allegedly committed in Lanka is to be fair, it has to be a comprehensive one covering events since 1980, when terrorism raised its head in …

Edward Miliband meets BTF

Edward Miliband meets BTF

   British Tamils Forum members met the leader of the Opposition Labour Party Rt. Hon Edward Miliband MP on 29 January at Parliament in an effort to foster closer ties between the Party and the Tamil Community in the UK. Ahead of the United Nation …

Resolution reflects people’s feelings- Wigneswaran

Resolution reflects people’s feelings- Wigneswaran

  The Northern Province Council resolution calling for an international probe into the alleged war crimes committed during the military operation against the LTTE only reflected the feelings of the Tamil people in Northern Sri Lanka, Chief Minister of the province C.V. Wigneswaran said on …

Prisoners in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case deserve death sentence: Supreme Court

Prisoners in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case deserve death sentence: Supreme Court

  The condemned prisoners convicted in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case deserve death sentence, the Supreme Court today said and refused to go into the merit of the conviction while hearing their plea on commuting death penalty to life due to delay in deciding their mercy …

Japan to vote against US resolution?

Japan to vote against US resolution?

   Japanese embassy in Colombo announced that they will raise their concerns against the US resolution to be passing against SriLanka at the United Nation Human Rights Commission session in Geneva. Japanese government noted if they pressures Lankan government on international investigations it will completely …

GTF’s Father Emmanuel calls on Sydney Archbishop to press for international inquiry

GTF’s Father Emmanuel calls on Sydney Archbishop to press for international inquiry

   Continuing the campaign to increase support for an UN Human Rights Council resolution on Sri Lanka that calls for an international inquiry, Father S. J. Emmanuel of the Global Tamil Forum called on  the Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell in Australia last week. Stressing …

UNP MP condemns NPC resolution calling for international inquiry

UNP MP condemns NPC resolution calling for international inquiry

    The UNP condemned the Tamil-led Northern Provincial Council’s passing of a resolution calling for an international inquiry into the armed conflict, reports the DailyMirror.lk. Speaking to journalists yesterday, the UNP MP Wijedasa Rajapaksa, said that the NPC’s resolution calling for an international investigation …

Govt Impedes and Obstructs Genuine Reconciliation-Sampanthan

Govt Impedes and Obstructs Genuine Reconciliation-Sampanthan

    The Central Committee meeting of the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi was held on 26th.January 2014 at the Town Hall, Trincomalee. The meeting was attended by representatives from all districts in the Northern and Eastern provinces. The meeting which commenced at 10.30 a.m. under …

‘New consulate in Kerala will help repair ties’

‘New consulate in Kerala will help repair ties’

    Officials of the new consulate of Sri Lanka in Thiruvananthapuram, to be formally opened next week, believe that it would play a ‘crucial’ role in repairing bilateral ties due to the growing bonhomie between Sri Lanka and China. It will also be a …

India, Lanka discuss fishermen, maritime security

India, Lanka discuss fishermen, maritime security

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday held extensive talks with his Sri Lankan counterpart G L Peiris on key bilateral issues including fishermen, India-assisted developmental project in Northern Province and prospects for enhanced economic cooperation. There was also a discussion about the …