Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Narendra Modi government should consider nominating a Special Representative for Sri Lanka

The Narendra Modi government should consider nominating a Special Representative for Sri Lanka

 By SAM  RAJAPPA.      The Narendra Modi government should consider nominating an independent person, acquainted with the problems the Tamils in the island nation are facing, as Special Representative for Sri Lanka to go into all aspects of the ethnic crisis and come out with a …

Protest in Kilinochchi against land acquisition

Protest in Kilinochchi against land acquisition

    A protest was staged by the Tamil National Peoples Front together with Tamil National Alliance and the  people of Kilinochchi in front of the Kilinochchi GA’s office today,  demanding the Army release  their lands and release Tamil National People’s Front organizer Jegatheswaran. Protesters were displayed demanding military …

Human rights body hits out at Malaysia for repatriating 3 suspected Tamil Tigers

Human rights body hits out at Malaysia for repatriating 3 suspected Tamil Tigers

   Sri Lankan authorities should ensure the safety of two refugees and an asylum seeker whom Malaysia forcibly returned to Sri Lanka in violation of international law, Human Rights Watch said today. All three were under the protection of the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, …

President Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Modi Meet in New Delhi

President Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Modi Meet in New Delhi

   Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Hyderabad House and discussed the issue of Tamils and fishermen. The two leaders had an in-depth discussion of issues of mutual concern. President Rajapaksa described the initiatives Sri Lanka has taken with …

UNHCR to conduct thorough checks on Sri Lankan refugees

UNHCR to conduct thorough checks on Sri Lankan refugees

 The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has stated that a close and full examination of all facts is needed following the detention of Tamil Tigers members bearing the commission’s cards. “Refugee protection is not extended to individuals who have committed very serious crime, …

Pope Francis will visit Sri Lanka in January 2015

Pope Francis will visit Sri Lanka in January 2015

Pope Francis has confirmed his trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, in January 2015, Vatican sources said  Next to his plans to visit Korea in August, the sun-drenched tea-producing island and former Ceylon is another location the pontiff will head to in Asia. Pope Francis will meet with a …

Vaiko holds protest

Vaiko holds protest

 Ahead of the big event of Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony in the national capital on Monday evening by 6 PM, Delhi Police have detained MDMK chief Vaiko, an NDA ally, and his supporters for defying prohibitory orders after he held a demonstration here against the …

It is the acts of Sri Lankans and the Government that have the greatest effect on Sri Lanka

It is the acts of Sri Lankans and the Government that have the greatest effect on Sri Lanka

     “Going as part of President Rajapaksa’s entourage would give the impression that all is fine between the Northern Provincial Council and the Government of Sri Lanka, when in fact it is not,” said Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C.V. Wigneswaran in an interview …

Jayalalithaa to boycott Modi’s swearing-in

Jayalalithaa to boycott Modi’s swearing-in

 Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa will not attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi, according to TV reports. Jayalalithaa may not even send any representative for the ceremony, the reports quoting sources say. The Tamill Nadu chief minister had earlier expressed dismay over Prime Minister-designate …

Mixed response in Tamil Nadu

Mixed response in Tamil Nadu

  Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordering the release of five Tamil Nadu fishermen facing a narcotics case, ahead of his visit to India to take part in the swearing-in of Narendra Modi, has evoked mixed response in the State. While most political parties have …