Monthly Archives: March 2015

TGTE says Government very generous with promises

TGTE says Government very generous with promises

The V. Rudrakumaran led US based Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam issued a Statement on 03 June 2015 responding  to the statement by Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera,  at the 28th Session of Human Rights Council. Citing the Report of the UN Secretary General’s Panel …

Indian Premier to visit Anuradhapura, Talaimannar and Jaffna

Indian Premier to visit Anuradhapura, Talaimannar and Jaffna

The Ministry of foreign affairs said on 06 march 2015 that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jaffna and Talaimannar during his visit to Sri Lanka from 13 to 14 March 2015. On 13th March, Prime Minister Modi will be accorded a ceremonial welcome including …

Sri Lanka keen on Indian investment

Sri Lanka keen on Indian investment

Signalling potentially closer economic ties with India, Sri Lanka has invited several top Indian companies to invest in major projects in the island nation, particularly for collaborations in the manufacturing sector. “We hope that these will be announced when the honourable [Indian] Prime Minister is …

Ties with India and China separate but equally important

Ties with India and China separate but equally important

The Government of Sri Lanka sees both India and China as important allies, but interacts and deals with them separately, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. In an interview to Thanthi TV, Prime Minister Wickremasinghe said Friday, “We keep the Indo-Sri Lanka relations separate from the …

GTF welcomes the democratic transition process

GTF welcomes the democratic transition process

The Global Tamil Forum on 05 March 2015 urged the Government to address the concerns of the war-affected Tamil people. In its statement the GTF said it welcomes the democratic transition process initiated by the new government under the leadership of President Sirisena, which includes the increased …

UNHRC High commissioner says the decision to defer OISL report was taken after “careful and deep consultation”

UNHRC High commissioner says the decision to defer OISL report was taken after “careful and deep consultation”

Several countries have reaffirmed their commitment to the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka and its discussion in September, during the interactive debate on High Commissioner Zeid Al Hussain’s annual report on Thursday at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. After Sri Lanka was mentioned …

UN rights chief urges Sri Lankato use the deferral opportunity to lay the foundations for lasting peace

UN rights chief urges Sri Lankato use the deferral opportunity to lay the foundations for lasting peace

Delivering the opening Statement, of the High Commissioner’s Annual Report at the 28th session UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein on o5 March 2015 said, his staff are to engage on the ground with all stakeholders to advance transitional justice issues. Speaking at the UN …

Legal action against Chinese firm to stop project

Legal action against Chinese firm to stop project

Sri Lanka will take legal action against a Chinese firm for not halting work on a $1.5 billion luxury real estate project until a probe is completed, a government minister said on Wednesday. Sri Lanka’s new government is reviewing the award of the project to …

Presidential task force on reconciliation appointed

Presidential task force on reconciliation appointed

 A Special Presidential Task Force on Reconciliations chaired by Charlie Jayawardene has been established under the directives of President Maithripala Sirisena. The Task Force comprises Javed Yousuf, Kandiah Neelakandan, Professor Savithri Gunesekera, Dr. Ram Manikkalingam, Rienzie Arsecularatne and Priyanthi Fernando. The objective of appointing the …

Tamils risked their future

Tamils risked their future

By Rev. S.J. Emmanuel: Historic contribution of The Tamils for the democratic transition The last regime not only did the Mullivaikal massacre and went further to eradicate the roots of Tamil existence but also changed the governance of the country by constitutional changes and plundering …