Monthly Archives: February 2014

Do not label persons and jeopardise the working relationship between the President and myself : Wigneswaran

Do not label persons and jeopardise the working relationship between the President and myself : Wigneswaran

 An Interview with Justice C. V. Wigneswaran.                 Justice Visuvalingam Wigneswaran is a newsmaker in a meaningful sense. Many people believe that he is someone who can make a difference. He entered one of most corrupt and deteriorated political systems …

Include Eelam in manifestoes of all Indian political parties

Include Eelam in manifestoes of all Indian political parties

    The self-styled Prime Minister of the transnational government of Tamil Eelam, Visvanathan Rudrakumaran, on Friday appealed to all parties in India to include the issue of Tamil Eelam in their manifestoes and urged the Centre to prevail upon the international community to pave …

Congress in Puducherry demand deportation of Sri Lankan Tamils in India

Congress in Puducherry demand deportation of Sri Lankan Tamils in India

    Irked over Tamil Nadu government’s decision to set free all seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, opposition Congress in Puducherry today demanded deportation of all Sri Lankan Tamils staying in India. Addressing reporters here, former Chief Minister and Leader of the opposition, …

C V Wigneswaran: ‘We’re not terrorists’

C V Wigneswaran: ‘We’re not terrorists’

   The first ever chief minister for Sri Lanka’s Tamil-dominated Northern Province has told the BBC that the central government should stop viewing the north as a “terrorist area”, and must give the province meaningful political powers. C V Wigneswaran’s Tamil National Alliance swept to …

British High Commissioner visits Jaffna

British High Commissioner visits Jaffna

    British High Commission, John Rankin accompanied by a senior official from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London visited Jaffna on 19 and 20 February. He met Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at the Sabapathypillai welfare village – whom the British Prime Minister David …

Court stops release of Rajiv Gandhi assassins

Court stops release of Rajiv Gandhi assassins

 Restraining the Tamil Nadu government from releasing seven prisoners who were convicted for assasinating former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the apex court on Thursday directed the state to maintain status quo on the issue. There have been procedural lapses by the TN govt in its …

TNA briefs UK High Commissioner

TNA briefs UK High Commissioner

    The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) briefed the British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka John Rankin on issues related to the North. The briefing lasted for some two hours during a visit to Jaffna today by the British High Commissioner and officials from the political …

India set to back UN investigation on Sri Lanka

India set to back UN investigation on Sri Lanka

    India is set to support an international investigation into alleged war crimes by the Sri Lankan army in the final stages of its long civil war, government sources said on Wednesday. Its decision to add its weight to a campaign led by Britain …

Canadian Tamil Congress wins defamation suit against Rohan Gunaratna

Canadian Tamil Congress wins defamation suit against Rohan Gunaratna

    A Tamil group based in Canada has won a defamation ruling and an award of $53,000 in their case against a Sri Lankan-born terrorism expert who had accused it of being a front and perpetuating the cause of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil …

NPC resolution demands transport links between North-East and India

NPC resolution demands transport links between North-East and India

   The Northern Provincial Council passed 3 proposals yesterday including a proposal to implement direct flight services from Palali and Trincomalee airports to India. In order to incorporate the KKS harbour towards the development of North, Ferry services will be commenced between Talai-Mannar to Rameswaram. …