Monthly Archives: October 2014

EU defends lifting sanctions

EU defends lifting sanctions

The EU Press and Information office in Colombo releasing a press release on 21 October 2014, said that in understanding the implications of this Ruling it is important to remember that it is a legal ruling of a court; it is not a political decision taken by …

TNA Sending Out Confusing Signals To India

TNA Sending Out Confusing Signals To India

In a single stroke, Sri Lanka’s Northern Province Tamil Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran seems to have sent out confusing and contradictory signals to India. On the one hand, he wants India to play an active role in finding a ‘political solution’ to the ethnic …

India to step up military ties with Sri Lanka and Maldives

India to step up military ties with Sri Lanka and Maldives

India will further step-up defence cooperation with Sri Lanka and Maldives, including assistance in “capacity-building” of their armed forces through both training and supply of equipment, in tune with the overall policy to steadily boost military ties with countries in Indian Ocean to counter China’s …

Unfinished war in Sri Lanka threatens paradise regained

Unfinished war in Sri Lanka threatens paradise regained

In the fishing village of Oori, two mothers await news of their young daughters who were taken to a care home three months ago after their alleged rape by members of the Sri Lankan navy. In a lawyer’s office in the town of Mannar, a …

How significant is the lifting of the EU ban on LTTE

How significant is the lifting of the EU ban on LTTE

The terrorists win the day. Petitions show the way. Legal snags are future dangers. Our men have failed to show the links. The 16th October 2014 judgment of the ECJ has annulled the restrictive measures imposed by the EU in 2006 against the LTTE. Before …

TNA constructs temporary shelters for displaced

TNA constructs temporary shelters for displaced

The Northern Provincial Council decided to construct temporary shelters towards war displaced people currently residing without any basic facilities in forestland in the Mullikulam village in Mannar Musali divisional secretariat. The Northern Provincial Council minister of fisheries, transport, trade and rural development B. Deniswaran took measures …

International drug racket busted in Delhi

International drug racket busted in Delhi

With the arrest of three persons, including two Sri Lankans, the Delhi Police Special Cell claimed to have busted an international drug syndicate operating from Chennai which supplied heroin to Sri Lanka by concealing it in processed food tin cans. In a joint operation with …

TNA To Take Blockade To Court

TNA To Take Blockade To Court

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is to go to the Supreme Court to lift the restrictions on foreigners travelling to the Tamil-majority Northern Province. Mavai Senathirajah, president of the Illangai Thamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK), the main constituent of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) which rules …

EU will have to rethink proscription of LTTE says ECJ lawyer

EU will have to rethink proscription of LTTE says ECJ lawyer

The European Union decision to ban the LTTE in 2006 needs to be rethought after the recent European Court Justice (ECJ) ruling exposed “big mistakes” in the proscription outlined a lawyer representing LTTE at the ECJ. Victor Koppe, highlighting that the ECJ ruling had exposed …

Travel restriction to North designed to prevent Tamils giving evidence to UN inquiry says TNPF

Travel restriction to North designed to prevent Tamils giving evidence to UN inquiry says TNPF

The Sri Lankan government’s re-introduction of travel restrictions to the North, preventing all foreign citizens from entering the region without prior written permission from the Ministry of Defence, is aimed at stopping Tamils from giving evidence to the UN inquiry, said the Tamil National People’s …