Monthly Archives: January 2014

Will continue to take up genuine issues of Tamils in Lanka

Will continue to take up genuine issues of Tamils in Lanka

    India has consistently made efforts to persuade Sri Lankan government to address “genuine” problems of Tamil population there, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said today and asked Tamilians from Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu to work together to resolve the fishermen issue. “It is …

Sri Lanka’s defeat of LTTE Terrorism : Did Tamils want LTTE eliminated?

Sri Lanka’s defeat of LTTE Terrorism : Did Tamils want LTTE eliminated?

   By Shenali Waduge There is one question that if honestly answered would provide the only solution to burying the past and getting on with the future and that is for Tamils to finally ask themselves whether they are happy the LTTE is no more …

TNPF reject TRC as a solution

TNPF reject TRC as a solution

   The President of the Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) rejected a possible Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as a solution to the ethnic conflict on the island of Sri Lanka. Outlining the role of a TRC in  South Africa and the Apartheid, Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam highlighted the “absence of a …

Disappearance investigation a farce – Ananthy Sasitharan

Disappearance investigation a farce – Ananthy Sasitharan

    NPC member Ananthy Sasitharan says the Sri Lankan government’s plans to investigate disappearances as a farce. Speaking at the Jaffna Press Club on Thursday, Sasitharan said that the investigation commission was appointed to deceive the international community and to parade in Geneva at the UN …

Survey: United States the biggest threat to world peace ?

Survey: United States the biggest threat to world peace ?

    The past year witnessed bloodshed in Syria and Iraq, turmoil in Egypt, anarchy in Central Africa, threats by a nuclear-armed North Korea and Chinese military posturing, but as 2013 ends a global poll finds that the country seen as representing the greatest threat …

US Embassy to launch Social Media training

US Embassy to launch Social Media training

     The US Embassy Colombo announced a program designed to promote greater understanding of social media. The Social Media Lab is a new program being offered by the US Embassy Colombo to foster greater understanding of social media.  Social Media Lab offers free beginner, intermediate …

India, SL Fishermen Urged to Resolve Fishing Rights Issues

India, SL Fishermen Urged to Resolve Fishing Rights Issues

    Government today urged fishermen of Sri Lanka and India, who will meet in Chennai on January 20, to participate in the talks with all seriousness to resolve the dispute over fishing rights in each other’s territorial waters. “This is a problem that can …

President, Wigneswaran hold talks

President, Wigneswaran hold talks

    Chief Minister of the Northern Province C. V. Wigneswaran met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees today and discussed issues in the North. The President’s office said that ways and means relating to administration in the North was also discussed at the meeting. …

Rathika Sitsabaiesan on her stay in Sri Lanka

Rathika Sitsabaiesan on her stay in Sri Lanka

    Scarborough-Rouge River MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan has issued a statement denying Sri Lankan media reports that she was under house arrest in her former home country Sri Lanka, where she has been visiting family. For New Democrats, standing in solidarity with Canadians of Tamil heritage on …

New year message by the Raja Of Jaffna

New year message by the Raja Of Jaffna

    I am pleased that the Northern Provincial Council Elections took place in 2013, and for selecting the former Supreme Court Judge Honorable C. V. Wigneswaran as Chief Minister for Northern Province. It was the first ever Northern Provincial Council elections took place after …