Monthly Archives: October 2014

Ananthy Sasitharan calls for end to abuse and release of Tamil political prisoners

Ananthy Sasitharan calls for end to abuse and release of Tamil political prisoners

Northern Provincial Councillor Ananthy Sasitharan in a press release issued on 14 October 2014, said, a deadline must be imposed for the release of all Tamil political prisoners,  and the continued detention of Tamil political prisoners, will see further peaceful protests, and urged all Tamil kin to …

Very little has changed’ for Tamils in Jaffna IDP camp says UK Deputy HC

Very little has changed’ for Tamils in Jaffna IDP camp says UK Deputy HC

The British Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Laura Davies, said “very little has changed” for Tamils living in the Sabhapathipillai refugee camp over the past year. Visiting Jaffna on Wednesday (15), Ms.  Davies met with the Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C. V. Wigneswaran, …

Foreigners need prior permission to visit North

Foreigners need prior permission to visit North

The Defence and Urban Development Ministry said today that foreigners wishing to visit the North should obtain prior permission from the Ministry. Military spokesman Ruwan Wanigasuriya told a media conference that foreigners who wish to visit the North either as tourists or in connection with …

Northern Railway a Milestone in India, Lanka Partnership’

Northern Railway a Milestone in India, Lanka Partnership’

The reconstruction of the Jaffna-Colombo railway line represents a milestone in historic partnership between India and Sri Lanka and would enhance connectivity between the two nations, Indian High Commission here has said. “As Sri Lanka s closest neighbour and long-standing partner, India is prepared to …

Sri Lanka Fisheries products will not be able to enter the EU market in three months from now.

Sri Lanka Fisheries products will not be able to enter the EU market in three months from now.

Issuing a press release Maria Damanaki, the European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries said the European Commissions has proposed to ban imports of fisheries products from Sri lanka in order to tackle commercial benefits which stem from illegal fishing . According to the Commission’s …

LTTE Gold handed over to rightful Owners

LTTE Gold handed over to rightful Owners

Soon after the end of the conflict in Sri Lanka the government was left with a colossal task of rebuilding the country especially the battle scarred North and East. The region was devastated by the mayhem brought down on the people by the ruthless terror …

157 Tamil asylum seekers detained illegally and denied procedural fairness, lawyers tell High Court

157 Tamil asylum seekers detained illegally and denied procedural fairness, lawyers tell High Court

The Australian Government’s decision to detain 157 Tamil asylum seekers at sea for nearly a month was illegal, lawyers say. The validity of the law to detain the group in June is under the spotlight at the High Court in Canberra. The court was today …

Controversial Channel 4 film ‘No Fire Zone’ gets an Emmy nomination

Controversial Channel 4 film ‘No Fire Zone’ gets an Emmy nomination

The highly controversial Channel 4 film ‘No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka’ produced by Outsider Films in association with Channel 4 and ITN productions (United Kingdom) has been nominated by the United Kingdom for the 42nd International Emmy Awards Nominations: the top television …

Tamil asylum seekers detained at sea for four weeks get court hearing

Tamil asylum seekers detained at sea for four weeks get court hearing

The high court is set to examine a month-long stand-off on Tuesday involving the detention of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers on a Customs boat, as the United Nations seeks to join the case. The case determining the federal government’s power to remove asylum seekers …

Extend UN Inquiry on Lanka: TDI

Extend UN Inquiry on Lanka: TDI

Tamizhar Desiya Iyyakkam chairman Pazha Nedumaran on Saturday said the period of inquiry by the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Sri Lanka should be extended. Briefing newsmen at a press conference here,  he said the term of the committee, constituted to look into the …