Monthly Archives: April 2015

Indian Home Affairs Ministry recommends against repealing Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act

Indian Home Affairs Ministry recommends against repealing Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act

In a report submitted to the Cabinet Committee of Security, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ministry said that the report of the Justice B P Jeevan Reddy committee, which recommended repeal of the law terming it as “a symbol of oppression” should be …

ITAK’s Position on the Leader of the Opposition Post

ITAK’s Position on the Leader of the Opposition Post

The Government today is composed of both the UPFA and the UNP, disentitling both of those parties from occupying the seat of the Leader of the Opposition. No member of parliament elected from the UPFA or UNP can be the Leader of the Opposition.         …

The high profile visit of Xi Jinping

The high profile visit of Xi Jinping

Pakistan is all set to accord a warm welcome with open arms to the Chinese President Xi Jinping today reflecting deep love and friendship in the hearts of people for their Chinese brothers. The landmark and high profile visit of Mr Xi is being considered as …

Minorities not in favour of proposed electoral reforms

Minorities not in favour of proposed electoral reforms

Electoral reform was one of the main promise of President Maithripala Sirisena in the run up to the general elections in January this year. A proposed move to reform Sri Lanka’s electoral system has not found favour with the country’s minority Tamil and Muslim political …

Political uncertainty drives investors to adopt a cautious approach

Political uncertainty drives investors to adopt a cautious approach

Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Chamber of commerce says, prevailing political uncertainty impacts negatively on the economic and business environment in the Island and restore confidence and attract investment parliamentary elections must be held expeditiously. The chamber says even though it appreciates the diverse positions taken on the …

Peoples’ Alliance May Be Revived To Prop Up Rajapaksa

Peoples’ Alliance May Be Revived To Prop Up Rajapaksa

The Peoples’ Alliance (PA) which won all major elections in Sri Lanka from 1994 to 2001, is likely to be revived to prop up defeated Lankan President  Mahinda Rajapaksa, according to media reports. The move to revive the PA stems from the conviction that the …

Sri Lanka neither pro-India nor pro-China

Sri Lanka neither pro-India nor pro-China

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has said Sri Lanka is neither pro-India nor pro-China. Mr. Wickramasinghe was replying to questions from the media during his visit to the Sreekrishna temple here on Saturday. As about his controversial statement in an interview to a Tamil …

Traffic and meetings are biggest work distractions

Traffic and meetings are biggest work distractions

A recent report by the workspace provider Regus has identified the biggest causes of UK professionals’ delays and distractions at work.  Of the 3000 professionals asked about interruptions to their working day, over a third (39 percent) identified traffic jams as a productivity killer. In …

Keangnam Enterprises Sung influenced Sri Lanka for Ban’s election

Keangnam Enterprises Sung influenced Sri Lanka for Ban’s election

Deceased Keangnam Enterprises Chairman Sung Woan-jong claimed that he contributed considerably to the election of Ban Ki-moon as United Nations secretary general, Sung’s associates were quoted as saying by a vernacular newspaper. Sung claimed that he had close ties with then Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa, …

Mannar Bishop should help Tamil speaking people to come up with a common political solution

Mannar Bishop should help Tamil speaking people to come up with a common political solution

The Mannar Bishop Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph should help all Tamil-speaking population to come up with a common political solution. Under the leadership of Bishop both the diaspora Tamil speaking people and national Tamil speaking people should come together and discussion what kind of political …