Monthly Archives: February 2015

Attending Independence celebration: A principled stand in emerging developments

Attending Independence celebration: A principled stand in emerging developments

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) spokesman and parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran called for disciplinary action to be taken against party leader R Sampanthan and MP M A Sumanthiran for attending Sri Lanka’s Independence Day ceremony in Colombo, on Wednesday. Mr Premachandran, stated that they had violated the …

British Tamil Coordinating Committee demonstrates against Sampanthan and Sumanthiran

British Tamil Coordinating Committee demonstrates against Sampanthan and Sumanthiran

Tamil protesters, who were demonstrating opposite the British Prime Minister’s Office at 10, Downing Street, demanding justice and independence for Tamils in Sri Lanka, burnt posters of TNA leader R. Sampanthan and MP Sumanthiran for attending the state celebrations of Sri Lanka’s 67th Independence Day …

Sri Lanka leader eyes joint effort with UN for nationwide peace

Sri Lanka leader eyes joint effort with UN for nationwide peace

New President Maith­ripala Sirisena has vowed to end Sri Lanka’s pariah status by working with the United Nations and promised national reconciliation, six years after the island’s ethnic war came to an end. In an address to the nation to mark Sri Lanka’s 67th anniversary …

President reaffirms commitment to ties with China

President reaffirms commitment to ties with China

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday pledged to continue strong ties with China. In a message to mark the Chinese New Year, President Sirisena noted the importance of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Sri Lanka last September and affirmed that ties between Sri …

US May Seek Postponement of UNHRC Resolution Against Lanka

US May Seek Postponement of UNHRC Resolution Against Lanka

Keeping in view the delicate political situation in Sri Lanka, the United States may ask the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to postpone the taking up of a resolution against that country at its March session, informed sources in the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) told Express here on Wednesday. …

US looks forward to partnering Sri Lankan people to address challenges

US looks forward to partnering Sri Lankan people to address challenges

In the statement issued by the US Embassy in Colombo, US Assistant Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Affairs Nisha Biswal, said that the United States looks forward to partnering with the Sri Lankan people to address the challenges and help Sri Lanka realize …

Wigneswaran assures support to find solution to Tamils’ problems

Wigneswaran assures support to find solution to Tamils’ problems

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran outlined the problems of the North and assured government of support in addressing the priorities of the North. He also welcomed certain measures of the government such as removal of military governor as symbolic of a gesture of a step …

TNA raises concerns over Tamil issues

TNA raises concerns over Tamil issues

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA)  delegation led by its leader R. Sampanthan met the visiting US Assistant State Secretary  of State for South and Central Asian Affairs,Nisha Biswal on 03 February at the American Embassy in Colombo and discussed many issues, particularly the post-election political scenario. The TNA called …

Chandrika speaks on her role

Chandrika speaks on her role

 In an interview with Sirasa TV,on 03 February 2015 former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga  discusses about the recent election and the role played by different parties  in the formation of the common alliance, future political relations and plans for the next general election.  

Sharma says appointment of the new Chief Justice a positive step taken by the Government

Sharma says appointment of the new Chief Justice a positive step taken by the Government

Issuing a statement today 03 February, on the conclusion of his official visit to Sri Lanka, Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma said “Sri Lanka’s people have strongly validated their country’s democratic credentials and this is a matter of pride as much for the Commonwealth as …