Monthly Archives: May 2014

TNA – SLMC hold discussions

TNA – SLMC hold discussions

   The Tamil National Alliance and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leaders held a special discussion on problems faced by  by the people in the East,  at the Kalmunai Municipal Council  Town hall on 30 May 2014.  Special attention was  paid on problems caused to the …

Kerry calls Sushma Swaraj

Kerry calls Sushma Swaraj

     The Obama administration appears to be coming second best for now in the foreign policy calculus of the new dispensation in New Delhi. Despite Washington making strenuous efforts, including phone calls to the highest levels of the new government in India, it seems …

Journalists are not permitted anymore – Vigneswaran

Journalists are not permitted anymore – Vigneswaran

    Journalists will no longer be allowed to meet Provincial Chief Minister Vigneswaran in his residence or in his office during official meetings and diplomatic activities. This has been officially announced.  Due to lack of adequate space for media people, a press release report signed …

Sri Lankan government actions would be isolating minorities: U.S. Warning

Sri Lankan government actions would be isolating minorities: U.S. Warning

  The continuing centralization of development and political activities by the Srilankan government may further isolate the ethnic and religious minority communities, the United States warned. The governments should give equal political rights and civil liberties to Muslims, Christians, and Hindus, the U.S Government has …

Govt urges review of UN procedures

Govt urges review of UN procedures

   An urgent review of UN procedures was necessary in the wake of the recent arrest and deportation of three LTTE cadres registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Malaysia, a senior security official said. The official said that two of …

US embassy political affairs officer visits Batticaloa

US embassy political affairs officer visits Batticaloa

   Political affairs officer Teresa Tellechea,   and Political Analyst R.E. Sandheep Croose,  of  the US embassy  met civil committee members at Batticaloa yesterday. The US embassy officials met civilians in  Ottamawadi at the American College and discussed about the problems faced by people, their needs, social  activities and …

TNA welcomes Jayalalithaa victory

TNA welcomes Jayalalithaa victory

   The Tamil National Alliance has written to the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa, on 27 May,  congratulating her on election victory and welcoming her continued concern regarding the Tamil question. The letter, sent earlier this week, called the AIADMK victory “an astounding achievement and …

India should facilitate a UN-led independent probe

India should facilitate a UN-led independent probe

   It has been five years since the end of one the bloodiest conflicts in recent memory. A state of armed hostility and political instability that embroiled Sri Lanka for decades ended when the Sri Lankan forces claimed victory over the outlawed Liberation Tigers of …

Biswal holds talks on Lankan issue while UK wants a political solution

Biswal holds talks on Lankan issue while UK wants a political solution

  U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal has had talks with Sri Lankan women Parliamentarians on the Sri Lankan issue. The top U.S. official tweeted saying she discussed combatting violence against women and role of women in advancing peace and reconciliation Meanwhile Britain says it will continue to …

Australian High Commissioner meets Wigneswaran

Australian High Commissioner meets Wigneswaran

     Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Robyn Mudie , and  two other officers from the embassy visited the Northern Province to monitor Australian sponsored development projects yesterday. The  visiting delegates also met Northern Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran in Jaffna . Speaking to media the Northern CM said; …