Monthly Archives: June 2014

New UN rights probe intensifies pressure on SLanka

New UN rights probe intensifies pressure on SLanka

A new U.N. investigation into allegations of war crimes in Sri Lanka will intensify international pressure on its government and could probe the purported responsibility of senior Sri Lankan officials with U.S. ties.  As many as 40,000 civilians may have died amid government shelling in …

Sampanthan hopes, the doors to a political settlement will be opened soon!

Sampanthan hopes, the doors to a political settlement will be opened soon!

“We trust that doors will open soon for a political solution to the Tamil people problems. We are trying to achieve that. At the same time, we also expect that Sri Lankan Tamils will get salvation by international participation including participation by United Nations, United …

India fears infiltration using Sri Lanka

India fears infiltration using Sri Lanka

The district administration and police have decided to constitute a standing committee to share intelligence, strengthen coastal security, prevent smuggling and human trafficking through sea route. The decision to set up the committee, comprising representatives from various security agencies, was taken at a meeting chaired …

India to probe plot hatched in Lanka

India to probe plot hatched in Lanka

 The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has begun probing the conspiracy by Pakistan-based terrorists to carry out suicide attacks on US and Israeli consulates in south India. Interpol has, meanwhile, issued a Red Corner Notice at India’s request for Mohammed Hussain Mohammed Sulaiman, one of the …

“Thowheed Jamath an Organization with Tamil Nadu Links

“Thowheed Jamath an Organization with Tamil Nadu Links

By Camelia Nathaniel.                                                                   The BBS and the Rev. Gnanasara Thero have been the …

DESPITE ALL THE LIES …

DESPITE ALL THE LIES …

The opposition leader in an interview given to a private broadcaster says that there is no democracy in the country, and he adduces that as a reason for the failure of his party to win elections. A democracy deficit however, is his description for the …

Muslim Council writes to GL, Champika and IGP

Muslim Council writes to GL, Champika and IGP

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka has today written to the Minister of Minister of External Affairs GL Peris, the Minister of Technology & Research Patali Champika Ranawaka and the Inspector General of police regarding the stamens made by them regarding the riots in Aluthgama. In  a  letter to Minister …

Sri Lanka’s Agony

Sri Lanka’s Agony

Hate-mongering Buddhist extremists in Sri Lanka have set off the country’s worst wave of anti-Muslim violence in years. A bloody rampage on June 15 in and near the southern city of Aluthgama left four Muslims dead, at least 78 people injured, and Muslim homes and …

MIA tells Glastonbury to #StopTamilDeportation

MIA tells Glastonbury to #StopTamilDeportation

The songwriter and hip hop artist, M.I.A (Mathangi Arulpragasam) told music fans on Friday night at the world renowned UK festival, Glastonbury, to “Stop Tamil Deportations”, with dancers wearing T-shirts reading #StopTamilDeportation. Causing a characteristic stir the singer tweeted minutes before she was due to …

BBS says Facebook accounts blocked

BBS says Facebook accounts blocked

Buddhist activists accused of involvement in violence against Sri Lanka’s minority Muslims said on Friday that accounts of their group’s members on social media site Facebook had been blocked. Clashes erupted on June 15 in Aluthgama and Beruwela, two towns with large Muslim populations on …