Monthly Archives: March 2015

India stands ready to help Sri Lanka

India stands ready to help Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Friday, that India stands ready to help Sri Lanka turn Trincomalee into a regional petroleum hub. Speaking at the talks he held with the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Modi revealed that on Friday, the Lanka Indian Oil …

Rajapaksa puts the blame on India for electoral defeat

Rajapaksa puts the blame on India for electoral defeat

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa has blamed India, the US and European countries for his humiliating defeat in the January election. “It was very open, Americans, the Norwegians, Europeans were openly working against me. And RAW (India’s Research Analysis Wing),” Rajapaksa told the Hong …

Modi to steer Sri Lanka away from China

Modi to steer Sri Lanka away from China

Narendra Modi began the first official visit by an Indian premier to Sri Lanka in nearly three decades Friday, looking to reassert New Delhi’s influence over Colombo after its drift towards China. Modi will hold talks with Sri Lanka’s new President Maithripala Sirisena, who has …

India, Sri Lanka sign four agreements

India, Sri Lanka sign four agreements

India and Sri Lanka today signed four agreements during Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to the country, the first bilateral tour by an Indian Prime Minister in 28 years, with the PM announcing a slew of measures aimed at resetting ties with the strategic neighbour. Prime …

US says time of great potential for all of Sri Lanka

US says time of great potential for all of Sri Lanka

US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Andrew Mann and USAID Acting Mission Director Michael Eddy met Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran, on 12 March 2015. The US officials also met with Northern Governor H.M.G.S. Palihakkara and  Security Forces Commander Maj General Nandana Udawatta. The …

Indian Prime Minister’s visit should lead to create peace and reconciliation

Indian Prime Minister’s visit should lead to create peace and reconciliation

Speaking at the Diamond Jubilee celebration and publication of a commemorative magazine of Bishop Dr. Supramanium Jebanesan at the Petro Hall of St.John’s College Jaffna the Bishop of Mannar Rev Rayappu Joseph said: We expect that the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is coming to Sri …

Time to replace 13th Amendment with a more dynamic system

Time to replace 13th Amendment with a more dynamic system

It is time the 13th Amendment was replaced with a more dynamic system of devolution of powers, according to Sri Lanka’s Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran. Speaking to The Hindu days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka, the former Supreme …

China defends Sri Lankan project

China defends Sri Lankan project

Sri Lanka’s suspension of a project to build a glittering skyline on land reclaimed from the Indian Ocean has prompted China to defend its investment, in a test of Beijing’s ambitions to fund loans and major infrastructure ventures abroad. Recently elected President Maithripala Sirisena has …

Sivajilingam writes to Modi

Sivajilingam writes to Modi

To meet our urgent need for our medical and educational needs of the Tamils, I request Your Excellency makes arrangements to send Tamil speaking doctors, and English and IT teachers from Tamil Nadu, to help us rebuild our livelihood. His Excellency Shri Narendra Modi Prime …

Prime Minister Modi’s visit can induce speedy resolution of concerns of the Tamil people

Prime Minister Modi’s visit can induce speedy resolution of concerns of the Tamil people

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) said on Wednesday 11 March, that the new coalition government in Sri Lanka under the leadership of President Sirisena is unique in that it has the support of all the major political parties representing all communities, and the government is …