Monthly Archives: June 2014

Navi Pillay says, ready to launch Sri Lanka probe

Navi Pillay says, ready to launch Sri Lanka probe

I note also that last month marked the fifth anniversary of the end of the war in Sri Lanka, where the scars created by terrorism and conflict have yet to heal. My Office has now put in place a staff team that will be supported …

Sri Lanka Reacts Strongly to Jayalalithaa’s Genocide Remarks

Sri Lanka Reacts Strongly to Jayalalithaa’s Genocide Remarks

    Sri Lanka today reacted strongly against the genocide remarks made by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa against the country over the Tamil issue and said it will make formal objections to India over her comments. “It is very much in keeping with …

Four Things China Learned From the Arab Spring

Four Things China Learned From the Arab Spring

By Zachary Keck. As the Arab Spring enters its third year, events in the region remain fluid. Still, enough time has now passed that some preliminary conclusions can be reached. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is one institution certainly drawing lessons from the Arab Spring. …

Modus Operandi: Tamil Diaspora and LTTE Organisations

Modus Operandi: Tamil Diaspora and LTTE Organisations

By Udeshi Amarasinghe.     This is something that everyone knows, Sri Lanka was engaged in a conflict with the Liberation of Tamil Tiger Eelam (LTTE)-considered as the 
most ruthless terrorist organisation in the world-for 30 long years. 
Yes, Sri Lanka achieved peace and freedom …

Deed of Gift of the Second Australian Patrol Boat signed

Deed of Gift of the Second Australian Patrol Boat signed

     Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage and Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Her Excellency Robyn Mudie signed the deed of gift of the second Australian Bay Class patrol boat at the Naval Headquarters on 03rd June 2014. Australian Prime Minister, …

India needs to do more in rebuilding Lanka

India needs to do more in rebuilding Lanka

    The resettlement process currently on in Sri Lanka cannot move forward without India’s assistance and the country can do more to help the thousands who have been rendered orphans or widows or have been otherwise victimised, Rt Rev Daniel S Thiagarajah has said. …

Diaspora and public will be consulted before submitting proposal for political solution: TNA

Diaspora and public will be consulted before submitting proposal for political solution: TNA

  Diaspora organisations and the public will be involved in discussion before an action plan is formulated to solve the Tamil ethnic issue, Tamil National Alliance spokesperson, Suresh Premachandran said  . “It has been 5 years since the war ended and people are facing difficulties that …

Lord Naseby has misled the Lords over Sri Lanka

Lord Naseby has misled the Lords over Sri Lanka

Veteran political correspondents like me recall Michael Morris, Deputy Speaker of the Commons from 1992-97, with a great deal of affection. He carried off the role with plenty of brio and style. Michael Morris has since been deservedly elevated to the House of Lords, where …

Jayalalithaa demands Centre sponsor a resolution in the UN against Sri Lanka

Jayalalithaa demands Centre sponsor a resolution in the UN against Sri Lanka

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has taken a firm stand on the Sri Lankan Tamil issue despite conciliatory gestures by the Island nation in recent times, including release of Indian fishermen from the jails in that country. In a memorandum submitted to Prime Minister …

Jayalalithaa meets PM Narendra Modi

Jayalalithaa meets PM Narendra Modi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi after a meeting with him in Delhi today, but has denied that there is any proposal for her party the AIADMK to join the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre. …