Monthly Archives: January 2015

Seychelles is ‘open to assist’ Sri Lanka with money-laundering investigation

Seychelles is ‘open to assist’ Sri Lanka with money-laundering investigation

The government of Seychelles has said it will assist with all formal requests for an investigation into the assets of Sri Lanka’s former president. The Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said this in a press statement released yesterday after reports surfaced recently in the …

Stung by an election

Stung by an election

By Miles Yu.                                                                          Sri Lanka’s presidential election earlier this …

Muslim party calls for investigation

Muslim party calls for investigation

A Sri Lankan minority party on Thursday called upon the newly elected president to reinvestigate religious killings which had occurred in the country under the previous regime. The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Party (SLMC) said that while the government had a tight schedule under its …

Nedumaran wants Colombo to merge north, east

Nedumaran wants Colombo to merge north, east

The new government in Sri Lanka should merge the Northern and Eastern provinces and accord the right to land and policing rights to the local government, if it wanted to win the faith of Tamils, founder of Tamil Desiya Munnani P. Nedumaran, said on Wednesday. …

All Sri Lankans welcomed papal visit says Bishop

All Sri Lankans welcomed papal visit says Bishop

The visit to Sri Lanka by Pope Francis was welcomed not only by Catholics, but by the entire diverse population of the country, Bishop Valence Mendis of Chilaw told Aid to the Church in Need. “The Pope was not only welcomed by Catholics–who are, after …

Repatriation Issue to Figure During Modi’s Sri Lanka Visit

Repatriation Issue to Figure During Modi’s Sri Lanka Visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be discussing the repatriation of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees to their homeland in his talks with the Lankan leaders when he visits the island nation soon, the Sri Lankan cabinet spokesman, Rajitha Senaratne told newsmen here on Thursday. More …

There was no overall improvement in the human rights situation in Sri Lanka during the last three months.

There was no overall improvement in the human rights situation in Sri Lanka during the last three months.

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office released its Human Rights and Democracy Report in  Promoting human rights in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka – country of concern latest update to 31 December 2014  was released on 21 January 2015  The report states: There was no overall …

Key financial institutions under Prime Minister

Key financial institutions under Prime Minister

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has taken several important financial institutions under his purview, according to the gazette notification issued on the subjects under each minister. The Prime Minister holds the portfolio of Policy Planning and Economic Affairs. The Prime Minister has taken the Central Bank, …

MK, Vasan Laud Ranil’s Vow on 13A

MK, Vasan Laud Ranil’s Vow on 13A

DMK chief M Karunanidhi and TMC leader GK Vasan on Wednesday welcomed the assertion of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe that the 13th amendment, meant to provide more powers to the Tamils, would be implemented by his government. Hailing the announcement, Karunanidhi said the …

Bridging the gap to Sri Lanka

Bridging the gap to Sri Lanka

Vikram Sood.                                                                                       …