Monthly Archives: December 2014

Tamils should freely exercise their franchise at the upcoming Sri Lanka Presidential Election

Tamils should freely exercise their franchise at the upcoming Sri Lanka Presidential Election

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) issuing a statement on 24 December 2014 said “it strongly urges the Tamil people in SRI LANKA to use every vote carefully during the Presidential Election. Nevertheless, from our perspective, whether SRI LANKA should continue in the same path or …

A Peaceful Christmas and A happy and prosperous New Year

A Peaceful Christmas and A happy and prosperous New Year

As you celebrate Christmas, may you experience true love. Jesus is the reason for the season and he is the epitome of true love. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.May your Christmas be enjoyable and may the essence of Christmas remains always with you.

Tamil Civil  Society Forum  on Presidential  Election

Tamil Civil Society Forum on Presidential Election

The Tamil Civil Society Forum (TCSF) released a statement on 23 December 2014 on their stance on the  Presidential  Elections  2015. The  TCSF is a network of Tamil civil society activists based in the North-East. The primary objective of the forum is to create, provide space and …

Betrayal After Dinner Makes Sri Lanka Presidential Race Personal

Betrayal After Dinner Makes Sri Lanka Presidential Race Personal

Crispy rice pancakes and spicy salad, both traditional Sri Lankan dishes, were on the menu the night of Nov. 19 when President Mahinda Rajapaksa dined with long-time ally and cabinet member Maithripala Sirisena. Two days later, Sirisena vowed to end Rajapaksa’s decade-long rule in a …

Judicial inquiry into allegations

Judicial inquiry into allegations

Sri Lanka’s president, under pressure from his main opponent in upcoming elections, on Tuesday promised a judicial inquiry into allegations that his troops killed thousands of Tamil civilians at the end of the civil war. But President Mahinda Rajapakse reiterated that he would not cooperate …

Ban Ki Moon wants Sri Lanka to cooperate

Ban Ki Moon wants Sri Lanka to cooperate

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, answering a question on Sri Lanka at the Daily noon briefing on 23 December 2014, said that the Secretary‑General has always encouraged the Government of Sri Lanka to comprehensively address the post-war agenda . Question:  What I wanted to do …

President Rajapaksa launches election manifesto

President Rajapaksa launches election manifesto

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, launched his election manifesto “Mahinda Chinthana – Lowa dinana maga”  at the BMICH today said, there have always been locals who aid international forces in their attempts to divide the country. Accordingly, this manifesto will contain more pragmatic policies for social and economic …

Stocks down; political uncertainty grows after fresh defections

Stocks down; political uncertainty grows after fresh defections

Sri Lankan stocks traded weaker on Tuesday as fresh defections from the ruling party hit the sentiment, raising political uncertainty ahead of the presidential polls early next year. The main stock index was down 0.3 per cent or 21.57 points at 7,230.00 at 0841 GMT. …

Sri Lanka Business Forecast Report Q1 2015

Sri Lanka Business Forecast Report Q1 2015

“Sri Lanka Business Forecast Report Q1 2015” from Business Monitor International has said Sri Lanka’s economy will continue powering ahead over the coming years on the back of sustained strong performance in the industrial and services sectors (comprising 58.0% and 31.5% of GDP, respectively). It has upgraded …

The UN Reopens Old Wounds

The UN Reopens Old Wounds

In the 1980’s, the soundbite set liked to say that “one man’s terrorist was another man’s freedom fighter.” At the time, rebel groups on the left and right were being used to play out a proxy war between the United States and the Soviet Union. …