Monthly Archives: February 2015

India must be on guard against Tamil separatists

India must be on guard against Tamil separatists

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former defence secretary of Sri Lanka, former army officer and former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s brother, was largely seen as the driving force behind Sri Lanka’s Eelam War IV that decimated the Tamil Tigers and ended an intense, quarter century long civil …

The TNA should have taken part in the Independence Day Celebration

The TNA should have taken part in the Independence Day Celebration

The Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front, V, Anandasangari, had stated that, all in the TNA should have attended the Independence Day Celebrations of Sri Lanka. The new government has asked for 100 days to establish Good-Governance. We should cooperate with the Government at …

Obama unveils security strategy for 2015

Obama unveils security strategy for 2015

The White House outlined a new National Security Strategy plan on Friday 06 Feb designed to set out the president’s priorities for protecting the nation from enemies, leveraging global alliances and advancing peace and “universal values” around the world. The new document, highlighted by a …

Govt invites UNHRC Chief ?

Govt invites UNHRC Chief ?

Sri Lanka’s new Government today invited the UNHRC chief to visit the country, as the top UN human rights body is set to submit a report on alleged war crimes committed during the final stages of the brutal civil war in the country. Foreign Minister …

TNA to respond to Hakeem’s call today

TNA to respond to Hakeem’s call today

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Rauff Hakeem called the Tamil National Alliance to be a stake holder in the administration of the Eastern Province headed by Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed. He also called upon other parties to extend participation. Tamil National Alliance is to respond …

Indian trawlers back in numbers

Indian trawlers back in numbers

More Indian trawlers have been allegedly fishing near the northern coastline of Sri Lanka over the past two weeks, Jaffna-based fisher leaders say. The fishermen from both sides got into a tussle at sea recently, after the nets of those from the northern region of …

SL not for Repatriation at present juncture

SL not for Repatriation at present juncture

The Sri Lankan government is against the repatriation of Lankan Tamil refugees from Tamil Nadu at the present juncture, an informed source in the Lankan government told Express on Sunday. The source said that while the Lankan government is all for the return of refugees …

SLMC’s administration in EP is a breach of mandate of people: Sampanthan

SLMC’s administration in EP is a breach of mandate of people: Sampanthan

Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan has accused that Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Alliance taking up the rein of administration in the Eastern Provincial Council is a breach of the mandate given by the people during the 2012 provincial poll. Talking to a foreign media, he …

Former BBC producer to make film promoting reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Former BBC producer to make film promoting reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Chris Langdon, who lives in Lambolle Road, Belsize Park, recently returned from Sri Lanka having shot a trailer for Healing The Wounds, a film exploring the relationships between the country’s different communities since the war ended in 2009. The 57-year-old, who produced the reports of …

Northern Sri Lanka on the road to recovery

Northern Sri Lanka on the road to recovery

Hello! You want bananas?” The Surenthirans, on a family outing to the Hindu temple, make a colourful group on the sandy road: two bicycles, three adults, four children and one bag of bananas. Dad Harshiv is shirtless, as men must be to enter a temple, …