Monthly Archives: May 2014

Chinese military delegation in Sri Lanka

Chinese military delegation in Sri Lanka

   A  senior military delegation from China visiting Sri Lanka called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday. The Vice Chairman of China’s Central Military Commission Air Chief Marshal Xu Qiliang said that the purpose of the visit was to further enhance the “strategic mutual trust” between China and …

Ed Miliband expresses deep regret at the failure to realise justice and accountability

Ed Miliband expresses deep regret at the failure to realise justice and accountability

   The leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband has expressed his deep regret at the failure to realise justice and accountability 5 years after the end of the armed conflict in Sri Lanka. In a statement, released for the Mullivaikal Remembrance Day, observed by …

Remembrance event held in Mullaivaikkal

Remembrance event held in Mullaivaikkal

    An event organised to commemorate the victims of the armed conflict in 2009 was held in Mullaivaikkal on Saturday, with heavy military presence. Over 20 military personnel were watching the event, organised by Northern Province Councillor Ravikaran, filming and photographing those participating. The councillor …

Act fast to counter Modi

Act fast to counter Modi

 Sri Lankan leaders need to frame a clear-cut strategy before India’s new government headed by Narendra Modi acts tough against the island nation, a newspaper warned Saturday. “Sri Lankan leaders need to get their act together and work out a clear-cut strategy before Modi and …

US Wanted To Prevent Impunity Eileen Donahoe

US Wanted To Prevent Impunity Eileen Donahoe

   During the past five years the United States has been leading efforts to ensure accountability over the war in Sri Lanka and those efforts have mostly been centered at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. As the U.S. Ambassador to the UN …

Modi-led BJP scores massive win

Modi-led BJP scores massive win

 Narendra Modi, the leader of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, emerged victorious as India’s next Prime Minister. Modi is poised to take charge of the world’s largest democracy as the Bharatiya Janata Party returns to its leadership role after 10 years. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance …

Jayalalithaa, AIADMK in emphatic win in Tamil Nadu

Jayalalithaa, AIADMK in emphatic win in Tamil Nadu

 Blazing a trail, the ruling AIADMK scored an emphatic victory in the Lok Sabha election in Tamil Nadu, winning 37 of the 39 seats on its own. The sterling performance has put the party, led by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, on course to becoming the third …

TNPF: ‘We have the right to remember our people’

TNPF: ‘We have the right to remember our people’

      May 18th is a day that marks the genocide of the Tamil people, said the Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF), criticising the government’s ban on remembrance events. “We have the right to remember our people who were killed in their masses,” said the …

Tamil political leadership welcomes the new regime in India

Tamil political leadership welcomes the new regime in India

     The Tamil political leadership of Sri Lanka has welcomed the new regime in India, expressing hope that the Narendra Modi-led government will pressure President Mahinda Rajapaksa to deliver on his promises to the country’s Tamils. Congratulating the Prime Minister-elect for the “historic win”, …

Sri Lanka war anniversary reopens trauma

Sri Lanka war anniversary reopens trauma

   Mullivaikkal – Sri Lanka’s government plans military parades this weekend to celebrate five years since its civil war victory. But the anniversary will go largely unmarked in Mullivaikkal village, where many are too scared to speak of what happened. The northern village was where …