Monthly Archives: May 2014

No talk on North CM for President

No talk on North CM for President

    The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Democratic People’s Front (DPF) have said there was no proposal to consider Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran as the common candidate at the next Presidential elections. Speaking at an event, TNA MP M.A Sumanthiran and DPF …

Honest toilet cleaner gets to keep $80,000

Honest toilet cleaner gets to keep $80,000

    Chamindu Amarsinghe said on Thursday he was speechless to hear he will get $81,597 of the cash he found at Channel 9’s Docklands headquarters, after no one came forward to claim it. The other $19,500 will go to the state, a magistrate ruled …

Sri Lanka to implement U.N. demands except international probe

Sri Lanka to implement U.N. demands except international probe

   President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said Sri Lanka is in the process of implementing all demands made by the sponsors of the UNHRC resolution against it except for allowing an international probe into alleged human rights violations during the last phase of the war with …

Vesak celebrations in Jaffna

Vesak celebrations in Jaffna

   The Sri Lankan Army is organising the celebration of Vesak in a grand scale in Jaffna. According to the Civil Military Coordination website  to celebrate the birth, attaining enlightenment and passing away of Lord Buddha Security Forces Jaffna this year to has organized a …

UK will continue to support implementation of UNHRC resolution

UK will continue to support implementation of UNHRC resolution

    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Hugo Swire said that the British government will continue to support and work with the UN Human Rights Council, to ensure the “proper implementation” of the resolution which established an independent investigation answering to a question …

ISI agent tailed US consulate officials, say investigators

ISI agent tailed US consulate officials, say investigators

    Sakir Hussain, the suspected ISI agent arrested in the city on April 29 had been tailing US consulate officials and looking for unoccupied buildings in the vicinity, probably for an attack, investigators said. Police have included the names of two Pakistan diplomats in …

Sri Lanka asks Canada not to ignore terrorist list

Sri Lanka asks Canada not to ignore terrorist list

    Sri Lanka today appealed to Canada not to ignore its designated terrorist list that includes the LTTE, saying it would be in violation of a UN resolution on counterterrorism. Canada last week said they would ignore Sri Lanka’s terrorist list that included several Canadian …

Tamil Nadu groups call for postponement of IPL cricket match in Chennai on May 18

Tamil Nadu groups call for postponement of IPL cricket match in Chennai on May 18

    Holding of the IPL T20 match on May 18 at Chepauk stadium in the metro appears to have run into rough weather following a threat from a collective of pro-Tamil outfits. The opposition to the first match at the venue involving Chennai Super …

THE CIA AND THE MEDIA

THE CIA AND THE MEDIA

    In 1953, Joseph Alsop, then one of America’s leading syndicated columnists, went to the Philippines to cover an election. He did not go because he was asked to do so by his syndicate. He did not go because he was asked to do …

Army says no commemorative events at the Jaffna university

Army says no commemorative events at the Jaffna university

    The Jaffna Security Forces Commander Major General Udaya Perera warned student leaders and members of Jaffna University’s faculty that anyone involved in public commemoration of those who died in 2009 will court arrest. Jaffna Security Forces Commander Major General Udaya Perera had met the Jaffna university administration and student …