Monthly Archives: January 2014

Indo-Sri Lanka agreement with former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi should be respected

Indo-Sri Lanka agreement with former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi should be respected

   There are many facets to Salman Khurshid. India’s external affairs minister belongs to its Muslim minority. Khurshid, who is vocal about building and maintaining peaceful relations with India’s neighbours, sat down with Khabar South Asia December 17th to share some of his thoughts on regional …

Bishop of Mannar calls for an international investigation

Bishop of Mannar calls for an international investigation

    “We urgently need an international investigation to ascertain the truth about alleged war crimes, given that most of the Tamils in the north and east of the country no longer have confidence in an internal process. This will contribute to reconciliation”: is what …

Dismissing the governor and demilitarisation were issues stated publicly in our election manifesto

Dismissing the governor and demilitarisation were issues stated publicly in our election manifesto

    Dismissing the governor and demilitarisation were issues stated publicly in our election manifesto, by the Chief Minister himself, and by our parliamentarians. These were the statements we made during the election. The TNA, which asked for the Governor to be changed, is unable …

Dr. Veerakanthipillai Shanmugarajah’s Affidavit on conditions in the Vanni

Dr. Veerakanthipillai Shanmugarajah’s Affidavit on conditions in the Vanni

Dr. Veerakanthipillai Shanmugarajah, Medical Superintendent , Mullaitivu General Hospital, being a Hindu, honestly , sincerely and solemnly swear and MAKE OATH as follows: 1. I  am Dr.Veerakanthipillai Shanmugarajah, presently Medical Superintendent ,Mullaitivu.  I was born on 11 June 1968 and am presently 44 years old. I am a …

US envoy to visit north Sri Lanka

US envoy to visit north Sri Lanka

     A top US diplomat will visit Sri Lanka’s war-ravaged north on Wednesday to hold talks with local officials over alleged war crimes during the last phase of the civil war against the LTTE. The US Ambassador—at—Large at the Office of Global Criminal Justice, …

US May Seek International Probe

US May Seek International Probe

    The US Ambassador-at-Large on War Crimes Issues, Stephen Rapp, has indicated to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) that the resolution that US will present at the March session of the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) in Geneva, will seek an independent international investigation …

Jayalalithaa wants Indian PM to intervene to secure fishermen’s release

Jayalalithaa wants Indian PM to intervene to secure fishermen’s release

    Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday alleged that the “repressive Sri Lankan navy is establishing its authoritarian presence” in the Palk Bay by chasing and arresting unarmed fishermen from Tamil Nadu who offer no provocation. “I am at a loss for words …

Sri Lanka chambers ask for probe on official statistics

Sri Lanka chambers ask for probe on official statistics

   Sri Lanka’s key business chambers have called for a probe on official statistics following reports on how an official was allegedly asked to boost gross domestic numbers in a court filing. “If such doubts were to persist, it would lead to a lack of …

Another container with Ethanol detected

Another container with Ethanol detected

   Two people were arrested in connection with the import of another container of Ethanol today by the Customs Revenue Task Force and the Central Investigations Division. The detection was made at the Orugodawatta container yard. The suspects were residents of Kotahena and the goods …

A corruption-free South Asia?

A corruption-free South Asia?

     By Charitha Ratwatte A new thunderbolt has hit the political scene in South Asia. The South Asian voter after decades of being lied to and cheated by a class of self-serving professional politicians, a political class which has given a new meaning to the …