Monthly Archives: March 2015

The journey of reconciliation and accountability is one that the people of our country must embark upon

The journey of reconciliation and accountability is one that the people of our country must embark upon

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera addressing the High Level segment on the opening day of the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, on 2nd March 2015 in Geneva briefed the Council on developments in Sri Lanka following the presidential election on 8th …

India blamed for the insurgency in Pakistan

India blamed for the insurgency in Pakistan

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has blamed India for the insurgency in Pakistan. In an interview to a Pakistan newspaper, Rajapaksa also suggested that RAW was responsible for his defeat in January’s elections in Sri Lanka in which he was defeated by Maithripala Sirisena-led …

Next version will win Sinhala voice for Tamils, says Macrae

Next version will win Sinhala voice for Tamils, says Macrae

Callum Macrae, the reputed British journalist and filmmaker whose documentary, No Fire Zone – In The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka, helped galvanise the international community into seeking answers through the United Nations Human Rights Council, is back with an expanded version. This time, there …

Feltman promises TNA a stronger report in September: UN Official

Feltman promises TNA a stronger report in September: UN Official

United Nations Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman who is on a visit to Sri Lanka had promised that, a stronger  UN report on Sri Lanka will be tabled in September and that it is not necessary for Tamil people to lose faith on …

ISIS expanding East

ISIS expanding East

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), although currently limited to fighting in north Iraq and east Syria, has managed to gain the support of Muslim extremists from across the world–igniting a trend that threatens to expand their jihad outside the confines of the …

We are happy that this Government is taking positive steps to improve the quality of life of our people

We are happy that this Government is taking positive steps to improve the quality of life of our people

There is a 67 year old ethnic problem still hanging fire. We have not solved that yet. When we were voted to power it was on the basis that we would strive to bring about a settlement within a united Sri Lanka, that we would …

Relatives of disappeared in Trincomalee will not participate

Relatives of disappeared in Trincomalee will not participate

Accusing the Presidential Commission on Missing Persons set up by the previous regime for continuing with its haphazard work under the new government without rectifying any of the concerns raised by civil society activists and those affected, relatives of disappeared people in Trincomalee have in  …

Govt Statements on Army Camps Triggered Genocide Resolution

Govt Statements on Army Camps Triggered Genocide Resolution

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wignewaran has attributed the Northern Provincial Council’s  resolution on an “on-going genocide against Tamils in Sri Lanka” to Central government ministers’ saying that not a single army camp will be removed from the province. Addressing a meeting on the cooperative movement …

Sri Lanka says will not allow visit of Chinese submarines

Sri Lanka says will not allow visit of Chinese submarines

Sri Lanka’s new Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said on Saturday in Beijing that the new government in Colombo will not allow a repeat of last year’s visits by a Chinese submarine that had raised concerns in India. Asked following his two-day visit to Beijing if …

Nationalists Oppose Repatriation of Refugees

Nationalists Oppose Repatriation of Refugees

Sinhala nationalist groups from both sides of the Sri Lankan political divide, have voiced opposition to repatriation of Lankan refugees from Tamil Nadu to Sri Lanka. Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe, spokesman of the pro-government Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU),  told newspersons here on Friday, that as per …