Monthly Archives: November 2014

India’s Duty to protect Tamils, says Wigneswaran

India’s Duty to protect Tamils, says Wigneswaran

Delivering the K G Kannabiran Memorial Lecture on ‘Safeguarding Security on Sovereignty’, organised by the People’s Union for Civil Liberties on 09 November 2014 to mark the 85th birth anniversary of late K G Kannabiran, one of the leading civil rights activists of India. “It …

Wigneswaran Visits Pudukai Ashram

Wigneswaran Visits Pudukai Ashram

Chief Minister of Northern province of Sri Lanka, C V Wigneswaran, visited Premananda Ashram in Fatima Nagar, about 20 km from Tiruchy on Friday night. This is Wigneswaran’s first visit to India after taking oath as the Chief Minister. A huge posse of policemen were …

TNA says “Don’t Engage In Cheap Political Games”

TNA says “Don’t Engage In Cheap Political Games”

The Tamil National Alliance  condemned the statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs. Issuing a statement the TNA said; “The Tamil National Alliance reiterates firmly its denial of any involvement with the individuals referred to in the said statement pertaining to the investigation being conducted …

Elangovan urges Modi to take steps to install a new leader

Elangovan urges Modi to take steps to install a new leader

TNCC (Tamil Nadu Congress Party) president E.V.K.S. Elangovan on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps for the removal of Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa and install a new leader who would protect the interests of the Tamils in the island nation. “Mr. …

UN Ambassador says double standards being applied

UN Ambassador says double standards being applied

Colombo’s Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Ravinatha Aryasinha, in a statement released on 08 November 2014, replying to the High Commissioner for Human Rights statement on 07 November said that, “it is a matter of deep concern to note that you, as a high official …

DMK wants CM to convene TN Assembly session

DMK wants CM to convene TN Assembly session

DMK treasurer and the party’s Legislature party leader M.K. Stalin on Friday urged Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam to convene a session of the Tamil Nadu Assembly to discuss important issues, including the death sentence awarded to five fishermen in Sri Lanka, the hike in milk …

Dish TV gets Sri Lankan licence

Dish TV gets Sri Lankan licence

Shares of Dish TV India will remain in focus on the bourses, as the company announced its entry into the Sri Lankan market. It informed the exchanges during closing hours of the market that Dish TV Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, its subsidiary in Sri Lanka, has …

Sri Lanka Bar Association, civic group ask SC for oral hearing to challenge President’s bid for a third term

Sri Lanka Bar Association, civic group ask SC for oral hearing to challenge President’s bid for a third term

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has decided to challenge the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s bid to seek a third term in office and asked the Supreme Court for more time to file submissions. The BASL has sent a letter to the Supreme …

Catalyst of Lankan Hill Country

Catalyst of Lankan Hill Country

People of Malaiham (Hill Country) in Sri Lanka are celebrating the birth centenary of C V Velu Pillai (1914-1984) who has left his imprint on all aspects of their lives. A popular teacher, distinguished man of letters, committed trade unionist, progressive politician and, above all, …

UNHRC Chief Zeid condemns persistent disinformation designed to discredit UN investigation on Sri Lanka

UNHRC Chief Zeid condemns persistent disinformation designed to discredit UN investigation on Sri Lanka

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein criticised Sri Lanka for refusing to co-operate with a United Nations inquiry into mass atrocities, stating that it has gone to “extraordinary lengths to sabotage” the investigation. He said the statements made by the Government of Sri …