Monthly Archives: February 2015

US notes progress in Sri Lanka

US notes progress in Sri Lanka

US Secretary of State John Kerry has noted the progress in Sri Lanka after the new Government took office. Mr Kerry addressing the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives on 25 February 2015 said;. “I see more democracy in places where it was …

NPC accounts distorted

NPC accounts distorted

Opposition leader of the Northern Provincial Council, S. Thavarajah had pointed out that the financial statements of the Northern Provincial Council as at December 31, 2014 published in the Council website contains distorted accounts. When the Chief Minister was questioned on the anomaly by the Opposition …

Sri Lanka woo British tourists

Sri Lanka woo British tourists

With the view of developing new product segment for UK travelers, Sri Lanka Tourism took a strategic decision in partnership with the industry to showcase Sri Lanka as a premium travel destination in the UK’s original and largest wedding event, The National Wedding Show, in …

Narendra Modi may visit Jaffna

Narendra Modi may visit Jaffna

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may visit the Tamil-dominated Jaffna region during his trip to Sri Lanka next month. The PM is scheduled to reach Colombo from Mauritius on March 12. There is, however, no word on whether he would visit Maldives which is currently in …

China for trilateral cooperation with India and Sri Lanka

China for trilateral cooperation with India and Sri Lanka

China on Friday proposed trilateral cooperation involving India and Sri Lanka for regional stability as the new government in Colombo sought to re-balance its ties with China, preferring to follow a “non-aligned” policy. “China is open-minded about trilateral cooperation between China, India (and) Sri Lanka,” …

CTC condemns burning of effigies and pictures of TNA Leaders

CTC condemns burning of effigies and pictures of TNA Leaders

The Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) strongly condemns the burning of effigies and images of TNA leaders, Mr. Sampanthan and Mr. Sumanthiran. We believe these acts are aimed at weakening the democratically elected leadership of Tamil people in Sri Lanka and thereby silencing the democratic wishes …

Tamil Civil Society Forum decides not to give evidence

Tamil Civil Society Forum decides not to give evidence

The Tamil Civil Society Forum (TCSF) and the Welfare Organisation for the Forcibly Disappeared Persons on the 24th of February 2015 in Jaffna have jointly decided not to appear and give evidence before the Presidential Commission on Missing Persons. Issuing a statement today the TCSF says; …

We welcome initiatives Government has undertaken

We welcome initiatives Government has undertaken

The Government has already undertaken important new initiatives, such as reviewing cases of detainees under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, lifting restrictions on media reporting, ending Internet censorship, and removing nongovernmental organizations from Defense Ministry oversight. However, the Government should advance a reform agenda to …

Files from intelligence agencies leaked to Al-Jazeera

Files from intelligence agencies leaked to Al-Jazeera

Almost a year after Prabhakaran’s death and the decimation of the LTTE, Sri Lankan intelligence agency had requested its South African counterpart to probe whether LTTE cadres, had held a military training camp in their country in May 2010 which was suspected to have been …

Dont shout at me PM tells TNA

Dont shout at me PM tells TNA

Hard-line sections of the TNA are breathing fire against the new Prime Minister for the Government delays in releasing lands seized by the military in war time back to its original owners in the North and East. The two major regions being contested are Valikamam …