Monthly Archives: March 2015

Road trip finds north and south still divided

Road trip finds north and south still divided

The road from Colombo, Sri Lanka’s graceful seaside capital in the south, to the northern town of Jaffna has rarely been a straight shot. Most of the 250-mile journey follows the A9 highway, which slices through palm groves and green carpets of farmland that were …

EU will extend the ban on LTTE

EU will extend the ban on LTTE

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said today that the Europe Union has responded positively to are quest made by him to extend the ban on the Tamil Tiger terrorist group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Accordingly, the EU will further extend the ban …

India and Sri Lanka to fight ISI influence

India and Sri Lanka to fight ISI influence

Top intelligence sources said that some Pakistani embassy staff were using their diplomatic cover in promoting ISI’s anti-India activities. Following a change in regime in Sri Lanka, India intelligence agencies will engage with their Sri Lankan counterparts to crack down on what they describe as …

LTTE’s Suicide Cadres Turn A New Leaf, Females Face Social Rejection

LTTE’s Suicide Cadres Turn A New Leaf, Females Face Social Rejection

In a startling revelation, the Sri Lankan Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Maj.Gen.Jagath Wijetilleke said that 6 to 7 percent of the 12,346 cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) who had surrendered to the Sri Lankan armed forces at the end Eelam War …

Pakistani intelligence officers posted to get details of Project Varsha

Pakistani intelligence officers posted to get details of Project Varsha

Two Pakistani intelligence officers posted in Sri Lanka deputed two spies to get details of ‘Project Varsha’, India’s new naval base near Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) which will be home for its new fleet of nuclear submarines, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) chargesheet dated March 6, …

Jihadist’s social media terror network is the ‘most significant challenge’ to Europe’s security

Jihadist’s social media terror network is the ‘most significant challenge’ to Europe’s security

Jihadis are sending up to 100,000 Twitter messages a day to plot terrorism, Europe’s police chief has warned. In a chilling account of how IS is exploiting technology, Rob Wainwright, the director of Europol and ex-MI5 officer, urged social media firms to help authorities stem …

National Anthem of Sri Lanka has been Mired in Controversy

National Anthem of Sri Lanka has been Mired in Controversy

A very effective message regarding the contentious issue of the national anthem being sung in Tamil also was sent out early this week to the nation in general and the Tamil people in particular in the form of exemplary concrete action by the triumvirate comprising …

Fresh salvo at Chinese firm over Port City project

Fresh salvo at Chinese firm over Port City project

The Chinese company involved in the controversial US$1.4 billion Colombo Port City project has failed to furnish the necessary documents within the two-week deadline set by the new government, which is also reviewing other Chinese projects including a high-profile telecommunications tower, Sri Lanka’s finance minister …

In the Hills of Sri Lanka’s Tea Country

In the Hills of Sri Lanka’s Tea Country

The man in the khaki vest slurped noisily from his cup, descended briefly into scowling meditation, spat the contents into a sink and then unleashed a torrent of approving descriptors, lavishly rolling his r’s along the way: “No foreign taste, very refreshing, robust, strong tannins, …

India must be wary of Tamil extremism in Sri Lanka

India must be wary of Tamil extremism in Sri Lanka

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins to build a relationship with Sri Lanka’s new leadership, the one thing he needs to be wary of is the extremist Tamil position in the island nation. Modi made history by becoming the first Indian prime minister to visit …