Monthly Archives: July 2014

GL Explains ‘Dangers’ of Internationalising the Aluthgama incident to Muslims

GL Explains ‘Dangers’ of Internationalising the Aluthgama incident to Muslims

Justifying the deliberate distortion of facts concerning the anti-Muslim riots that erupted in Southern Sri Lanka during a statement by the Sri Lankan delegation before the 27th UNHRC sessions recently, External Affairs Minister Professor G. L. Peiris has explained the dangers of ‘internationalising’ the Aluthgama …

Controversial Buddhist monk to visit Australia next week

Controversial Buddhist monk to visit Australia next week

The leader of Sri Lanka’s extremist Buddhist organization, Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), controversial monk Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero will reportedly travel to Australia at the end of next month, sources close to BBS said. He is to participate in meetings and religious functions in several cities …

Attacks on Sri Lankan Muslims not isolated incidents

Attacks on Sri Lankan Muslims not isolated incidents

Sri Lanka’s Justice Minister and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Leader Rauf Hakeem said the recent anti-Muslim attacks in the island were part of a “virtual holocaust” against Sri Lankan Muslims. Observing that the attack was not an isolated incident but one that pointed to …

TNA will support protests by National Fisheries Cooperation Movement in Jaffna

TNA will support protests by National Fisheries Cooperation Movement in Jaffna

The Tamil National Alliance has expressed its full cooperation to the protest that is going to take place on 15th July organized by National Fisheries Cooperation Movement in Jaffna. In a statement by the Secretary of the Tamil National Alliance and parliamentarian Mavai Senathirajah, he …

Australia’s refugee kidnapping

Australia’s refugee kidnapping

What happens to 153 Sri Lankan asylum seekers held by Australia in a prison ship on the high seas will reflect starkly on the character of our nation for years to come, writes Victoria Martin-Iverson. Ii is impossible to properly consider the recent drama played …

India, Sri Lanka Keen on Long-term Solution to Fishermen Issue

India, Sri Lanka Keen on Long-term Solution to Fishermen Issue

All ‘substantive’ issues related to reconciliation, including the 13th Amendment and the latest South African initiative were discussed in the first formal meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and visiting Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Professor G L Peiris, besides the perennial fishermen issue which …

Katchatheevu agreement should be reopened and renegotiated

Katchatheevu agreement should be reopened and renegotiated

A direct was lifted in Rajya Sabha that a supervision should renegotiate Katchatheevu agreement with Sri Lanka to strengthen a rights of Tamil fishermen in a island, underneath possession of a beside country. Raising a emanate of predicament of Tamil fishermen during a hands of …

Tamil Nadu infiltrated by ISI-trained Sri Lankan Tamils

Tamil Nadu infiltrated by ISI-trained Sri Lankan Tamils

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday met President Pranab Mukherjee and informed him about his findings on the black money deposits of Indian politicians abroad. According to a statement issued by Swamy, he also brought to the President’s attention the spate of murders of leaders …

Operation Sovereign Borders chief unable to answer asylum questions

Operation Sovereign Borders chief unable to answer asylum questions

The commander of Operation Sovereign Borders was unable to answer a series of basic questions about asylum-seeker vessel operations in a Senate inquiry. It comes as a high court hearing looms to determine the fate of 153 asylum seekers believed to be still at sea. …

Scott Morrison attacks critics of Sri Lanka

Scott Morrison attacks critics of Sri Lanka

SCOTT Morrison has lashed out at “increasingly shrill’’ critics of Sri Lanka, accusing asylum-seeker advocates of using boatpeople to pursue a political agenda of internationally isolating the once war-torn nation. On his return from Sri Lanka yesterday, the Immigration Minister said that isolating Sri Lanka would …