Monthly Archives: June 2014

Attempt to reveal key intelligence info

Attempt to reveal key intelligence info

Defence Ministry spokesman, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said that it has received information regarding attempts by certain political elements to destabilize the country’s intelligence unit by divulging information the Ministry of Defence said today. A powerful element is trying to re-instigate another betrayal similar to that …

Jaya, demands secure release of 64 Tamil fishermen

Jaya, demands secure release of 64 Tamil fishermen

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to secure the release of 64 fishermen from Sri Lankan jails along with their 38 boats. Jayalalithaa’s latest letter comes in the wake of 11 fishermen from Nagapattinam …

Minister SB wants US leaders killed

Minister SB wants US leaders killed

A Government Minister says American leaders must be killed for the atrocities they have committed, particularly in the Middle East.   Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake said that Iraq and Libya were doing well till the U.S. invaded those countries and killed their leaders. Speaking at an …

Protest over attacks called off

Protest over attacks called off

Sri Lankan Muslims called off a planned protest on Monday to denounce a series of attacks by Buddhist extremists after police warned their action could further inflame religious tensions. The Sri Lanka Thawheed Jamaath (SLTJ) said they were calling off their demonstration in the capital …

Screening of Sri Lankan film in Chennai cancelled after threats from a Tamil group

Screening of Sri Lankan film in Chennai cancelled after threats from a Tamil group

The screening of Sri Lankan film ‘With You Without You’ had to be cancelled in Chennai on Saturday after officials at PVR Cinemas, which released the film in India and was screening it in their halls, received threat calls from a Tamil group. Threats started …

TNA meets UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs

TNA meets UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs

The Tamil National Alliance held discussions on Friday and Sunday in Colombo with the delegation led by Oscar Fernandez Taranco, UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs. The senior UN official is slated to have discussed Sri Lanka’s post-war achievements, the remaining challenges and areas for …

Tamil Nadu Marine Police file case against Sri Lankan Navy

Tamil Nadu Marine Police file case against Sri Lankan Navy

The marine police of the Coastal Security Group (CSG) have registered an attempt-to-murder case against the Sri Lankan Navy for sinking a fishing boat and forcing five fishermen to jump into the sea on Thursday. On a complaint lodged by A. Baviyan, on whose name …

Sri Lankan national arrested in Peshawar search operation

Sri Lankan national arrested in Peshawar search operation

With Operation Zarb-e-Azb underway in North Waziristan Agency, the Peshawar Police launched a massive search operation on Sunday, arresting more than 118 illegal residents, including a Sri Lankan national, from the city’s Hayatabad area, bordering Khyber Agency. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Najeebur Rehman said …

BBS Wants Champika Ranawaka To Be The ‘Sinhalese’ President

BBS Wants Champika Ranawaka To Be The ‘Sinhalese’ President

Bodu Bala Sena and several Sinhala-Buddhist organizations have started a social media campaign promoting JHU stalwart Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka as the next “President of Sri Lanka”. BBS backed social media pages state  that Sri Lanka needs a ‘Sinhalalese President’ to rescue the nation from …

UN Panel to include former Finnish President Maartti Ahtisarri

UN Panel to include former Finnish President Maartti Ahtisarri

Former New Zealand Governor-General Silvia Cartwright will be part of a United Nations panel investigating alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka in 2009. A UN Human Rights Council resolution to investigate was passed in March, though it was not supported by New Zealand. The panel …