Monthly Archives: February 2015

US hands over evidence linking Pakistani national in conspiracy

US hands over evidence linking Pakistani national in conspiracy

The documents handed over by the US to India in connection with the probe into the plot to carry out terror strikes on American and Israeli consulates in the South have established communication between Sakir Hussain, undergoing jail term in the case, and ‘Shahjee’, a …

Sirisena has given hope to Tamils: Velayutham

Sirisena has given hope to Tamils: Velayutham

The election of Maithripala Sirisena as the Sri Lankan President has offered a hope to the Tamils in Sri Lanka and they are able to move freely without the Army’s interruption, said K. Velayutham, Sri Lankan Minister of State for Plantation and Industry. Talking to …

Packer not welcome in Sri Lanka

Packer not welcome in Sri Lanka

 James Packer’s Sri Lankan casino was always, in every way, a house of cards. The sweetheart deal he was offered – up to $1bn in 10-year tax breaks promised by the government of then-president Mahinda Rajapaksa – was too good to be true, and too …

Commonwealth Secretary-General arrives in Sri Lanka

Commonwealth Secretary-General arrives in Sri Lanka

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma arrived in Sri Lanka on 31 January 2015 for a three day official visit. Mr Sharma will meet  President Maithripala Sirisena, who became the Commonwealth’s Chair-in-Office following the recent Presidential elections. The Secretary-General will also meet Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Foreign Minister …

Hold perpetrators to account for their actions in Sri Lanka says British PM

Hold perpetrators to account for their actions in Sri Lanka says British PM

British Prime Minister David Cameron reiterated his call for Sri Lanka’s Government to address matters of international concern and hold perpetrators of abuses of international law to account for their actions. Speaking at the the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils annual dinner on 29 …

Government seeks to obtain trade concession from EU

Government seeks to obtain trade concession from EU

The Sri Lankan government said it will seek to obtain trade concession from the European Union which was withdrawn under the previous government. The EU Trade concession known as GSP plus was withdrawn as the previous government headed by Mahinda Rajapakse failed to comply with …

The Government of Sri Lanka will work out a way on how the situation should move on.

The Government of Sri Lanka will work out a way on how the situation should move on.

The visiting British Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office Hugo Swire in a brief interview with the Sunday Observer says relations between Sri Lanka and Britain could be reset under the new Government. British Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office Hugo …

My removal was unconstitutional

My removal was unconstitutional

The sacked Chief Justice of Sri Lanka, Mohan Peiris, said on Saturday, that his removal from office by President Sirisena earlier in the week, was unconstitutional, and that he has had to succumb to injustice and undue street level pressure. “I have not retired, resigned …