Monthly Archives: July 2014

Did PMO inform CM on sale of vessels to Sri Lanka, asks HC

Did PMO inform CM on sale of vessels to Sri Lanka, asks HC

The Madras High Court Bench here on Tuesday wanted to know if the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had informed Chief Minister Jayalalithaa that the Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) had entered into a commercial deal with the Sri Lankan government last year only for supply of …

BBS rejects Dalai Lama as spiritual leader

BBS rejects Dalai Lama as spiritual leader

A firebrand Sri Lankan monk on Tuesday criticised the Dalai Lama for urging the island’s Buddhists to halt violence against minority Muslims and rejected him as a global spiritual leader. Buddhist monk Galagodaatte Gnanasara said the Dalai Lama was ignorant of the “true situation in …

Time to shake up Sri Lanka’s “business as usual” with India

Time to shake up Sri Lanka’s “business as usual” with India

By Col. R. Hariharan.                                                                                   …

Indian government is taking steps to activate the 13th amendment

Indian government is taking steps to activate the 13th amendment

Answering  a questions raised in the Indian parliament on 17 July 2014 about changing the Indian policies, the Indian Deputy Minister of foreign affairs V K Sing has stated that the  ” Indian government has taken steps to speed up the national policy  to fulfill the …

Swamy in Sri lanka to speak on ‘India under Modi’

Swamy in Sri lanka to speak on ‘India under Modi’

Former Union Cabinet Minister and chairman of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Committee for Strategic Action Subramanian Swamy will deliver a talk on ‘India under Modi: relevance for the region and the world’ here on Monday. As part of a discussion organised by the Bandaranaike Centre …

NDA Govt taking steps to protect Sri Lankan Tamils’ interest

NDA Govt taking steps to protect Sri Lankan Tamils’ interest

NDA Government would not accept or tolerate any activity by Sri Lanka which would amount to treating Tamils there as slaves, Union Minister and senior BJP leader from Tamil Nadu Pon Radhakrishnan said today. The handling of Sri Lankan Tamils issue by the previous Congress-led …

UN Team on SL to have sittings at 3 places overseas

UN Team on SL to have sittings at 3 places overseas

The UN team, which has been put together to investigate allegations of human rights violations and war crimes against the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), will be holding hearings in New York, Geneva and Bangkok, UN sources told Express …

Congress of Religions urge party leaders to solve burning issues

Congress of Religions urge party leaders to solve burning issues

A rare occurrence took place recently at Abhayaramaya in Narahenpita, Colombo last Friday. The political party leaders were urged by multi-religious dignitaries of the Congress of Religion, to look into the burning problems and solve them. The meeting of the Congress of Religion was presided …

Tamil, Muslim, Up country leaders team up at EPRLF Conference

Tamil, Muslim, Up country leaders team up at EPRLF Conference

The 34th Conference of the EPRLF (Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front) is  to be held on 20 July 2014, at Weerasingham hall Jaffna. TNA leader R. Sampanthan, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader and Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem and Upcountry People Front leader Radhakrishnan, Party leaders  Selvam Adaikkalanathan, …

SL Muslims living in Australia urge authorities to deny visa to Gnanasara Thero

SL Muslims living in Australia urge authorities to deny visa to Gnanasara Thero

Nine organizations representing Sri Lankan Muslims living in Australia have issued a joint statement urging the Australian government to reconsider their decision to allow Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary, Galagoda Atte Gnanasara to visit the country.They have asserted that Gnanasara’s association with a group …