Monthly Archives: May 2015

Sampur land released to IDP’s

Sampur land released to IDP’s

The resettlement of the displaced in the Sampoor region will continue. A total of 1272 families in five Gramaniladari areas were displaced from the Sampoor area. The state will take necessary measures to resettle them in their original areas and provide them initial livelihood assistance …

Australia praises Sri Lanka for stopping asylum seekers

Australia praises Sri Lanka for stopping asylum seekers

The Australian Government lauded the initiatives taken by the Sri Lankan Government to prevent illegal migrants entering Australia. The commendation was made by Australia’s immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton. Addressing the media briefing in Colombo the Australian Minister said that the programme jointly …

US Weans Lanka Away From China

US Weans Lanka Away From China

With the replacement of pro-Chinese Mahinda Rajapaksa by Maithripala Sirisena as President of Sri Lanka, the United States has begun weaning Lanka away from China’s maritime security net. “The United States and Sri Lanka are working together to oppose intimidation or the use of force …

Sampur Tamils Get Back Land

Sampur Tamils Get Back Land

The Sri Lankan government’s decision to return to the original Tamil owners, 1,055 acres of agricultural lands at Sampur in the Eastern Province, ends a decade-long Tamil struggle to get back lands seized by the Lankan armed forces during Eelam War IV. “The 2,000 ousted …

India as the pivot in Asia

India as the pivot in Asia

“Whatever the present position of India might be, she is potentially a Great Power. Undoubtedly in the future she will have to play a very great part in security problems of Asia and the Indian Ocean, more especially of the Middle East and South-East Asia. …

Cameron savours shock triumph in British election

Cameron savours shock triumph in British election

British Prime Minister David Cameron swept to a stunning election victory on Friday, confounding forecasts that the vote would be the closest in decades and winning a clear majority that left his Labour opponents in tatters. The sterling currency, bonds and shares surged on a …

Governor refutes criticism of resettlement of displaced people

Governor refutes criticism of resettlement of displaced people

Austin Fernando, Governor of Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province, has strongly refuted criticism made in certain quarters about the Colombo’s decision to resettle internally-displaced people (IDP), mostly Tamils, in Sampur town. According to Mr. Fernando, critics of the government sought to portray the move as one being …

Australian media exposed

Australian media exposed

When a government is engaged in the grubby business of trying to launder the blood-drenched image of an accused war criminal and people smuggler as well as an accused child murderer who became an alleged gun-runner for Islamist terrorists, it’s always handy to have a …

Top 6 Reasons Oil Prices are Heading Lower

Top 6 Reasons Oil Prices are Heading Lower

Investors and speculators can make money in any market no matter which way prices move. In a rising market, you buy and then sell later at a higher price to make profit; in a falling market, you commit to sell and then buy later at …

US to permit continued trade between Sri Lanka and Iran

US to permit continued trade between Sri Lanka and Iran

The United States has agreed to permit continued trade and economic engagement between Iran and Sri Lanka following bilateral discussions with visiting Secretary of State John Kerry. Concessions permitting continued trade with Iran were said to have been granted following representations made by the Sri …