Monthly Archives: June 2015

TNA expresses concern over closed-door meeting in London

TNA expresses concern over closed-door meeting in London

Sri Lanka’s major parliamentary Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on Monday expressed serious concerns over the actual motives of the closed-door meeting held in London involving Sri Lankan government, Tamil representatives and some international peace facilitators. TNA’s official media spokesman Suresh K. Premachandran …

Drug problem in North-East says CV Wigneswaran

Drug problem in North-East says CV Wigneswaran

The Chief Minister of the Northern Province, CV Wigneswaran noting that the prevalence of drug circulation in the North-East had only increased after the end of the conflict between Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), called for Sri Lanka’s …

TNA and GTF hold dialogue in London

TNA and GTF hold dialogue in London

Issuing a joint press statement on 08 June 2015, TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran and Suren Surendiran of the GTF noted that the need for constructive engagement by the Sri Lankan Diaspora was discussed, including the needs of displaced people TNA and GTF press statement: ‘Confidence Building …

Making things normal

Making things normal

It is rare for a large figure on the world stage to visit Bangladesh, and so when the aeroplane bearing Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, touched down this weekend, cabinet members queued up on the tarmac to greet him. Their boss Sheikh Hasina, well on track …

US – India Relations

US – India Relations

Over the past few years, India has strengthened its regional leadership role in South Asia. Most notably, India has worked with the Government of Afghanistan to help rebuild that country, and has signed a number of cooperative agreements with Afghanistan. It has worked hard to …

Non-Resident Tamils of Sri Lanka

Non-Resident Tamils of Sri Lanka

The formal launch meeting of the interim committee of the Non-Resident Tamils of Sri Lanka was held on 31 May 2015 in Ealing , Middlesex. It was attended by the cross sections of the Sri Lankan communities and the diverse political views. The meeting was …

I will self-immolate in Geneva

I will self-immolate in Geneva

Northern provincial councilor Ananthi Sasitharan has stated that if the current government does not make a proper response to the violence imposed upon her and her community she will set herself on fire in Geneva. She has made these comments speaking to the editor of …

New Memorial for IPKF soldiers

New Memorial for IPKF soldiers

A new memorial for the IPKF soldiers killed in the North had been erected in areas of Palaly. Soldiers of Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) who paid supreme sacrifice during their mission in Sri Lanka between July 1987 and March 1990 were remembered at a ceremony …

UK talks not on UN report or political solution

UK talks not on UN report or political solution

The participants at talks being held in the UK on Sri Lanka strongly denied reports it has anything to do with the UN human rights report on Sri Lanka or on a political solution to the National issue. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Tamil National …

MDMK to stage protest

MDMK to stage protest

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) has planned to stage a black flag demonstration on Tuesday in front of the office of the Nagapattinam Collector’s office to condemn the removal of LTTE leader V. Prabakaran’s statue. Party general secretary Vaiko, in a release, alleged that the …