Monthly Archives: April 2014

ISI agent, linked to Pakistan official in Sri Lanka, held in Chennai

ISI agent, linked to Pakistan official in Sri Lanka, held in Chennai

    Central intelligence agencies and the Tamil Nadu police claim to have busted a major terror network with the arrest of an ISI suspect in Chennai on Tuesday. Highly placed sources confirmed to the TOI that a 37-year-old man of Sri Lankan nationality, Zaheer …

India to play key role in Asian growth: US

India to play key role in Asian growth: US

    Declaring that she was “bullish” on India-US ties, a senior US official says the two countries will play a key role in advancing prosperity and stability in Asia. Asia, “a region with tremendous promise and potential” faces many challenges ranging from economic development …

NPC wants ban on overseas groups removed

NPC wants ban on overseas groups removed

    The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) – controlled Northern Provincial Council yesterday passed several resolutions demanding that the ban of 16 overseas Tamil groups be withdrawn forthwith, the Daily Mirror learns. The resolutions, moved by member M.K. Sivajilingam was adopted unanimously. The UPFA which …

India swung between two different positions during the vote against Sri Lanka

India swung between two different positions during the vote against Sri Lanka

   On April 2, India’s outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, told a conference that: “As a responsible nuclear weapon state that remains committed to non-proliferation, India supports the idea of a nuclear-weapon-free world because we believe that it enhances not just India’s security, but also …

Muslim Council writes to Rev. Gnanasara Thero

Muslim Council writes to Rev. Gnanasara Thero

April 23rd 2014 Rev. Galabode Aththe Gnanasara Thero Secretary General, Bodu Bala Sena Kirulapone Sri Lanka Rev. Gnanasara Thero, I wish to bring to your attention that the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka has had no engagement or receive financial support from the Embassy of …

Sri Lanka has been a country that has gone through a lot of turmoil of its own.

Sri Lanka has been a country that has gone through a lot of turmoil of its own.

     Speech by South Africa’s Special Envoy to Sri Lanka, and Deputy President of the African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, on April 18th at an event organised by Shri Mariammen Temple in Mount Edgecombe, KwaZulu-Natal. I am extremely honoured and overjoyed to have …

TNA criticises ban on diaspora groups

TNA criticises ban on diaspora groups

   The Sri Lankan government decided to ban select Tamil diaspora organisations and individuals to thwart a free and transparent international probe into the 2009 civil war, senior Tamil politician R. Sampanthan said on Saturday. Presiding over a function here in memory of prominent Tamil …

UNHRC chief Navi Pillay keeps Sri Lanka in OHCHR till 2017

UNHRC chief Navi Pillay keeps Sri Lanka in OHCHR till 2017

     The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, has included Sri Lanka in a four year plan submitted to member states of the UN in Geneva, which virtually keeps the spotlight on the country till 2017. In the four year plan Pillay …

Jaffna police plan to recruit Tamil women

Jaffna police plan to recruit Tamil women

   The Jaffna police is to recruit more Tamil women into the force across the Northern Province, the district’s superintendent told journalists at a weekly press briefing on Friday. “Since the day I came to office, civilians have complained about a lack of female officers …

Ambassador Major General Silva replies to UN report on conflict related sexual violence.

Ambassador Major General Silva replies to UN report on conflict related sexual violence.

  Mr. President, Let me join the previous speakers in thanking the delegation of Nigeria for convening this open debate under its Presidency. I would also like to thank the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict for her statement. Mr. President, In times of conflict …