Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sri Lanka hasn’t asked for help for its reconciliation bureau: UN spokesman

Sri Lanka hasn’t asked for help for its reconciliation bureau: UN spokesman

 Sri Lanka has not asked the UN for help for the Special Bureau of Reconciliation it is setting up to deal with the legacy of the civil war that ravaged the island nation, a UN spokesman said Thursday. The spokesman said in answer to a …

Sri Lanka Need International Solidarity – Nimalka Fernando

Sri Lanka Need International Solidarity – Nimalka Fernando

Making a statement on behalf of the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism ( IMADR) at the  27th session of the UNHRC, Dr. Nimalka Fernando called for ”international solidarity and protection for all human rights defenders, lawyers, media personnel and civil society …

Scottish Independence Referendum inspiresTamils

Scottish Independence Referendum inspiresTamils

A special commendation is due to the British Prime Minister, who consented to the conduct of a referendum and for his engagement politically and intellectually in support of his position. We also take note of the fact that not only did the British Prime Minister …

Too many things had gone wrong on Sri Lanka

Too many things had gone wrong on Sri Lanka

Some events in history remain in the realms of the unknown and hence a matter of much speculation. At an event organised by Rupa Publications and Madras Book Club here on Thursday, veteran politician K. Natwar Singh, author of One Life is Not Enough, talked …

Sri Lanka investments crucial to China’s overseas strategy

Sri Lanka investments crucial to China’s overseas strategy

Defending China’s big ticket investments in Sri Lanka announced during the just concluded visit of President Xi Jinping, Chinese media has said as a major power, the country has every reason to employ a strategy to expand its influence in the Indian Ocean region. “These …

Sri Lanka, the new recruitment hub for ISI

Sri Lanka, the new recruitment hub for ISI

The birth of the Bodu Bala Sena, an extremist Singhalese Buddhist nationalist organisation in Colombo in 2012 was a significant event. The organisation was formed to enforce Buddhist supremacy in Sri Lanka, mainly targeting Christians and Muslims in the country. The formation of this organisation …

US Embassy Helps Youth Make a Difference with Youth Empowerment Grants

US Embassy Helps Youth Make a Difference with Youth Empowerment Grants

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele J. Sison awarded $102,547 (approximately SLR 13,357,772) to 11 Youth Empowerment Grant winners for projects to help enhance their local communities. Chosen from a competitive pool of proposals, the 11 winning recipients were awarded for creative ideas that will …

NP councilors must be responsible when bringing resolutions” – Senathirajah

NP councilors must be responsible when bringing resolutions” – Senathirajah

TNA General Secretary and the Illankai Tamil Arasu Katchchi (ITAK) Leader, Mavai S. Senathirajah, has requested TNA Northern Provincial Councillors to act in a responsible manner when introducing resolutions. Senathirajah said that certain Northern Provincial Council (NPC) members behave in a manner, which could bring discredit …

UN to support internal investigation ?

UN to support internal investigation ?

While the UN Human Rights Council panel says it will be investigating Sri Lanka war crimes, the government of Mahinda Rajapaksa has said it will no allow those investigators in. Inner City Press reports that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s own Department of Political Affairs …

BJP Leaders to Attend Colombo Meet

BJP Leaders to Attend Colombo Meet

Even before the dust could settle down over Indian representation at the strategic conclave of Sri Lanka, two senior BJP leaders would be participating in a global conference of Asian political parties in Colombo. The saffron party’s National Secretary P Muralidhar Rao and its Overseas …