Monthly Archives: December 2014

Vaiko Meets Envoys of EU, Lobbies For Eelam

Vaiko Meets Envoys of EU, Lobbies For Eelam

MDMK leader Vaiko on Tuesday met the ambassadors of various countries of the European Union and stressed the need for a referendum among Sri Lankan Tamils living in the island and abroad on a separate homeland for them. Explaining the plight of the Lankan Tamils, …

The CIA Torture Report

The CIA Torture Report

The CIA’s interrogation and detention programmes launched in the wake of the September 11 terror attack was exposed in a report by the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday 09 December, that concluded the agency’s use of torture was brutal and ineffective. The report represented the most …

Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election: Risks and Opportunities

Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election: Risks and Opportunities

Sri Lanka’s upcoming presidential election promises more competition than was initially anticipated. But with that comes a great risk of violence. Long-term stability and post-war reconciliation can only be achieved through a peaceful election resulting in a government committed to serving the interests of all …

Tight security for Rajapaksa’s visit

Tight security for Rajapaksa’s visit

Tight security arrangements are made in the temple city of Tirupati ahead of the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa who will be on a two-day pilgrimage starting Tuesday. According to Collector Siddharth Jain, the special flight carrying Mr. Rajapaksa and his entourage will …

Democracy hasn’t eradicated the country’s caste system. It has entrenched and modernised it

Democracy hasn’t eradicated the country’s caste system. It has entrenched and modernised it

By Arundhati Roy.                                                                            My father was a Hindu, …

MDMK chief Vaiko on Monday quit the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance

MDMK chief Vaiko on Monday quit the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance

MDMK chief Vaiko on Monday quit the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance after he hit out at two BJP leaders for criticising him over his remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Being in NDA is untenable because of PM Modi’s policies,” the 70-year-old leader said in …

CBI approaches Interpol in Rajiv Gandhi murder case

CBI approaches Interpol in Rajiv Gandhi murder case

The CBI has approached Interpol to expedite its request to question Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP) of LTTE for the assassination of former PM Rajiv Gandhi. Sources said Interpol’s help has also been sought to convince Sri Lanka to assist in the case and reply to the …

Once Tiger Den Now a Hub of Crime

Once Tiger Den Now a Hub of Crime

The phenomenon of rising crime in Jaffna after the end of the war is worrying experts. A place known for its law-abiding citizens is today a happy hunting ground of criminals and law-breakers. Sebastian Nehru, a Jaffna resident who had worked in the UK police …

The Dilemma Of The Church

The Dilemma Of The Church

By R. Jeevan.                                                                           Unusual things are happening in Rome …

TNA MP refutes crossover

TNA MP refutes crossover

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Jaffna District Parliamentarian E. Saravanapavan yesterday (December 6) strongly refuted reports that he would be supporting President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the upcoming presidential election. Speaking to The Nation, Saravanapavan, who is also the Managing Director of the Jaffna-based Uthayan Tamil newspaper, …