Monthly Archives: April 2014

Four Formidable Foes From the Global Tamil Diaspora

Four Formidable Foes From the Global Tamil Diaspora

  The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE) organization and fifteen other entities suspected of being tiger fronts were proscribed by the Sri Lankan Government led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa last week. The Sri Lankan ministry of External Affairs issued a terse press release announcing the …

Canadian government pledges to work towards Tamil community’s peace and security

Canadian government pledges to work towards Tamil community’s peace and security

   The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Baird, said today his government would remain focused on helping the Tamil community live with peace and security. Responding to a question by Paul Dewar on whether the government would stand up for Canadians targeted in the Sri Lankan …

Sri Lanka will not assist international probe: Peiris

Sri Lanka will not assist international probe: Peiris

    Sri Lanka will not participate in any investigation carried out by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris said here on Monday. “Nobody can come here without the cooperation of the Sri Lankan government,” …

LTTE Nediyavan Group Deputy Leader arrested

LTTE Nediyavan Group Deputy Leader arrested

   The Sri Lankan defence establishment has successfully accomplished the feat of renditioning a senior leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE) functioning abroad with the aid and cooperation of Iranian and Malaysian authorities. The “Daily Mirror” learns reliably that the senior LTTE leader …

India goes to poll in 9 phases from April 7 to May 12; vote count on May 16

India goes to poll in 9 phases from April 7 to May 12; vote count on May 16

  Indians go to vote today with the term of the current Lok Sabha expiring on June 1 and the new House having to be constituted by May 31 2014. Polling to elect 543 members to the Lok Sabha will be spread over nine days, …

Diplomatic gains from a strategic abstention

Diplomatic gains from a strategic abstention

    With 23 countries backing a relatively strong resolution against Sri Lanka at the recent U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session in Geneva, one would have thought the country would feel effectively cornered. However, a day after the resolution was adopted, Sri Lanka only …

I don’t think the game of cricket owes us anything, says Kumar Sangakkara

I don’t think the game of cricket owes us anything, says Kumar Sangakkara

  Sangakkara’s eloquence is unquestionable and he was grace personified on the final day of his T20 International career stating that it was a privilege to play the sport and it “does not owe anything to the players”. It turned out to be a fitting …

TNA members to visit to South Africa

TNA members to visit to South Africa

   A delegation from the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) headed by the leader R.Sambanthan is scheduled to visit South Africa on April 9 to have discussions with the special envoy on Sri Lanka Cyril Ramaposa appointed by South African President Jacob Zuma. TNA MP M. A. Sumanthiran said the TNA …

Work towards political solution beyond 13A to avoid international pressure, says Indian Envoy

Work towards political solution beyond 13A to avoid international pressure, says Indian Envoy

   “India considers early progress on devolution and a political settlement as being crucial to Sri Lanka to tackle mounting international pressure,” High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Y.K. Sinha, said, a week after India abstained from voting on the U.S.-backed resolution in Geneva. …

Wigneswaran briefs Singapore FM

Wigneswaran briefs Singapore FM

  Singapore Foreign Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam launched a community development project by the Singapore International Foundation at the Jaffna Library on Friday. The project aims to enhance the English Language communication skills of the youth  aged between 10 and 18 years old by equipping them with learning …