Monthly Archives: January 2014

We should live together as we lived in harmony prior to 1948.

We should live together as we lived in harmony prior to 1948.

  Opening the Children village constructed by the S.O.S organisation in Jaffna  the Northern CM Mr Wigneswaran said that The people say that we must work with the Central Government though the provincial govt has been given certain powers since these powers are inadequate powers have …

Sampanthan holds talks with CPI(M) leaders

Sampanthan holds talks with CPI(M) leaders

    Veteran Sri Lankan Tamil Leader R Sampanthan on Saturday held discussions with CPI(M) state unit leaders. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader discussed the “situation after elections to Northern provincial council in September” in Sri Lanka, problems faced by ethnic minorities and TNA’s …

Jaffna Commander will take up a new post

Jaffna Commander will take up a new post

    The Sri Lankan Army’s commander for Jaffna, Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, will take up a new post from Monday. Delivering some departing remarks, Maj Gen Hathurusinghe claimed that the army did all they could to “meet the urgent needs and aid development” in …

HipHop duo “Dead Prez” in solidarity with the Tamil struggle

HipHop duo “Dead Prez” in solidarity with the Tamil struggle

    Addressing crowds on their world tour, at a concert in Melbourne, the world renowned  hip-hop rap duo Dead Prez, condemned the death of Tamil civilians at the hands of the Sri Lankan government in 2009 and pledged solidarity with the Tamil struggle for …

TNA meets to discuss ways of resolving functioning of the NPC

TNA meets to discuss ways of resolving functioning of the NPC

   By D B S Jeyaraj. The Northern province chief minister was invited by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for a discussion on January 2nd.A direct meeting with the Executive President was something the former Supreme court Judge had been trying to secure for a …

Foreigners arriving with tourist visa involving in political activities

Foreigners arriving with tourist visa involving in political activities

     Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, said that the Tamil diaspora was misusing the “freedom to arrive in Sri Lanka on a tourist visa”. “At present, it is very difficult to obtain a visa to go to Western countries such as Canada and …

Canadian MP of Sri Lanka

Canadian MP of Sri Lanka

  Canadian Member of Parliament Rathika Sitsabaiesan has reported that she is “safely out” of Sri Lanka and arrived in India, after being subjected to “political intimidation” when visiting the North-East of the island earlier this month. Sitsabaiesan tweeted from her account earlier today that …

Manmohan Singh to step down after Lok Sabha polls

Manmohan Singh to step down after Lok Sabha polls

   Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared on Friday that he will step down after the next Lok Sabha election. “In a few months’ time, after the general election, I will hand the baton over to a new Prime Minister,” Manmohan Singh told the media here. “I …

Stephen J. Rapp to Sri Lanka from January 6–11,

Stephen J. Rapp to Sri Lanka from January 6–11,

    The US State Department said Ambassador-at-Large, Office of Global Criminal Justice, Stephen J. Rapp will travel to Sri Lanka, January 6–11, 2014. This is Ambassador Rapp’s second trip to Sri Lanka as Ambassador-at-Large. During this trip Ambassador Rapp will meet with a broad cross …

Tribunal delivers guilty verdict

Tribunal delivers guilty verdict

    A tribunal of 11 eminent judges has unanimously found the Sri Lankan government guilty of the crime of genocide against ethnic Tamil people. Sitting in Bremen, from December 7 to 10, the Second Session of the Peoples’ Tribunal on Sri Lanka found that …