Monthly Archives: December 2014

Presidential Election 2015 has become exciting

Presidential Election 2015 has become exciting

By Col. R. Hariharan.                                                                            After President Mahinda Rajapaksa …

Why Indian ports can’t compete with Colombo

Why Indian ports can’t compete with Colombo

Cargo ships are getting bigger to handle larger volumes from Asia, particularly China, to Europe and the US. The container ship CSCL Global is the new ‘monster at sea;’ over 100 mega ships with carrying capacity of around 15,000 boxes on board sail the oceans. …

China, Sri Lanka to invest in Maritime Silk Road

China, Sri Lanka to invest in Maritime Silk Road

China and Sri Lanka will continue to strengthen investment relations through the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiative and allow Chinese companies to do business in the island, officials said here on Tuesday. The two countries will continue expanding cooperation on significant infrastructure projects, including …

Sri Lankan Presidential Elections: India’s Stance

Sri Lankan Presidential Elections: India’s Stance

By Gautam Sen.                                                                   Sri Lanka’s presidential elections are to be held on …

LTTE still wants ‘greater Tamil Nadu’

LTTE still wants ‘greater Tamil Nadu’

While seeking to extend the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government told a tribunal that the banned outfit nurtures an idea of “greater Tamil Nadu, which includes the state of Tamil Nadu, part of Kerala, …

TNA to announce its stand on Sri Lankan polls in a month

TNA to announce its stand on Sri Lankan polls in a month

Sri Lankan Tamil politician and Member of Parliament Seenithambi Yogeswaran has said the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), an amalgamation of Tamil parties, will announce by this month-end its stand on the January 8 presidential elections. Talking to reporters on Saturday, Mr. Yogeswaran, who was here …

Berlin court convicts ten Tamils for “supporting a terrorist organisation”

Berlin court convicts ten Tamils for “supporting a terrorist organisation”

A court in Berlin has convicted ten Tamils on 12 December 2014, for “supporting a terrorist organisation” and gave them suspended jail sentences lasting between 6 and 22 months. The eight men and two women, aged between 32 and 60, were found guilty of financially supporting …

People who have committed atrocities ‘must be brought to justice’ says BJP

People who have committed atrocities ‘must be brought to justice’ says BJP

The BJP, the Indian government’s main political party, stressed that those responsible for committed atrocities against the Tamil people in Sri Lanka “must be brought to justice”, in a meeting with a delegation of the British Tamils Forum (BTF) last month. Meeting with several BJP …

Missing Persons Commission to hold sittings in Vavuniya

Missing Persons Commission to hold sittings in Vavuniya

The Presidential Commission Investigating Cases of Missing Persons in Sri Lanka will conduct public sittings to hear cases of missing in Vavuniya District from 14th to the 17th of December 2014. Sittings will be held at the Cheddikulam Divisional Secretariat on the 14th and 15th …

Amnesty wants Presidential candidates to uphold human rights

Amnesty wants Presidential candidates to uphold human rights

London-based rights group Amnesty International has asked Sri Lanka’s presidential candidates to publicly commit to respect human rights in the run up to the January 8 presidential elections. “Amnesty International called on all candidates to make a firm commitment to end the wide spread human …