Monthly Archives: April 2014

Sri Lanka: Terror Interrupted – Analysis

Sri Lanka: Terror Interrupted – Analysis

      Apprehensions of an attempted revival by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’s (LTTE) were proven true when, in the early hours of April 11, 2014, a Security Forces (SFs) team launched a cordon and search operation in the forest area off Padaviya …

Kidney racket: Lankan doctors make fortune

Kidney racket: Lankan doctors make fortune

     The three culprits arrested by the Central Crime Station (CCS) police in the international kidney trafficking case have reportedly sold 21 kidneys in Colombo (Sri Lanka) in the past few months. The Hyderabad police have alerted the Indian High Commission in Colombo about …

Sri Lanka to deport Buddha tattoo British woman

Sri Lanka to deport Buddha tattoo British woman

   A British tourist is to be deported from Sri Lanka because of a Buddha tattoo on her arm. Naomi Coleman was arrested as she arrived at the airport in the capital Colombo after authorities spotted the tattoo on her right arm. A police spokesman …

Boat trade ends and Sri Lanka now legal source of migrants

Boat trade ends and Sri Lanka now legal source of migrants

   Cooperation between Sri Lanka and Australia on fighting people-smuggling has reversed migration patterns, with thousands more Sri Lankans arriving as skilled workers while the flow of illegal boats from the South Asian nation, which peaked at tens of thousands, has now stopped. The number …

Muslims have become hurt by the Bodu Bala Sena

Muslims have become hurt by the Bodu Bala Sena

   Issuing a statement General Secretary, All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama, Ash Sheikh M. M. A. Mubarak said; All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama conveys its sincere thanks to the Sri Lankan Muslim community for abiding by the guidance provided by our organizing in the past period when various adversities …

Why Sri Lanka is Severing Ties Between Tamils at Home and Abroad

Why Sri Lanka is Severing Ties Between Tamils at Home and Abroad

 J. S. Tissainayagam.              Days after the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted a resolution calling for an international inquiry into war crimes in Sri Lanka, the Colombo government began moving to cut links between the country’s Tamil minority and …

The problems and aspirations of Malaiha Tamils

The problems and aspirations of Malaiha Tamils

  In the heated debate relating to ethnic conflict between Sri Lankan Tamils and Sinhalese-dominated government, the problems and aspirations of Malaiha Tamils (hill country Tamils of Indian origin) do not find any mention. This subject is of vital importance, because Sri Lankan Tamils, mainly …

EPDP backs TNA resolution opposing land acquisition

EPDP backs TNA resolution opposing land acquisition

    A resolution demanding an immediate end to the Sri Lankan government’s forcible acquisition of private lands in Valikamam, Jaffna, and the return of seized lands to their owners was passed unanimously at a meeting of the Jaffna District Coordinating Committee meeting on Monday. …

Ramaphosa to visit Sri Lanka to discuss TRC

Ramaphosa to visit Sri Lanka to discuss TRC

    South Africa’s special envoy for Sri Lanka Cyril Ramaphosa is to visit Sri Lanka to discuss how to move forward with Sri Lanka’s reconciliation process. Ramaphosa’s visit to Sri Lanka will take place following a recent visit to South Africa by a Tamil …

FCA denies government claim

FCA denies government claim

     The Foreign Correspondents Association (FCA) in Sri Lanka has denied the claim made by the government that foreign correspondents working in the country have a limit on the visas issued to them. The FCA has said that it was unaware of any time …