Monthly Archives: June 2015

Kanimozhi denies advising LTTE leader to surrender

Kanimozhi denies advising LTTE leader to surrender

DMK MP Kanimozi on Sunday dismissed as “completely  baseless” the claim of the LTTE leader Sasitharan’s wife Ananthy that her husband surrendered to the Sri Lankan forces on her(Kanimozi’s) advice. “I am not an authority to ask someone to surrender either on behalf of the …

TNA will seek political solution:Sampanthan

TNA will seek political solution:Sampanthan

Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan said that the party will seek a credible and sustainable political solution within a united country through appropriate constitutional change in the next parliament. He made this statement at a meeting of TNA held at the Trincomalee Town Hall on 06 …

Prabahkaran’s statue “removed

Prabahkaran’s statue “removed

The statue of slain LTTE leader Veluppillai Prabakaran erected at a private temple at Therkku Poigainallur village  was removed on 05 June 2015. There were literally no symptoms of the statue being installed on the premises of Sevugaraya Ayyanar and Periyachi Amman temple, which was …

Missing persons commission to release the final report in August.

Missing persons commission to release the final report in August.

The missing persons commission is in the process of drafting its final report, secretary to the commission H.W. Gunadasa said. Gunadasa said that the Presidential commission is expected to release the final report in August. He said that the advise of the foreign experts appointed by the …

Government and sections of Tamil Representatives meet

Government and sections of Tamil Representatives meet

A meeting took place last Thursday in London with the participation of Government of Sri Lanka(GOSL), Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the representatives of certain Tamil Diaspora organizations. The Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera, TNA MP, M.A. Sumanthiran, a representative of former Sri …

Surrender took place under Indian facilitation

Surrender took place under Indian facilitation

The wife of a top LTTE leader in a sensational deposition to the court today has said that her husband was in constant touch with Indian Member of Parliament, Kanimozhi Karunanidhi via satellite telephone and surrendered to the Sri Lankan army based on the Indian …

Why do we need English

Why do we need English

The following is the Memorandum submitted to the Official Languages Commission by L.H. Mettananda, late Principal of Ananda College, Colombo in 1952. There are three possible aims of English Education:  (1)Re-nationalisation (2)To impart English culture; (3)To impart knowledge in the field of exact science, technology …

President to attend the UNHRC sessions ?

President to attend the UNHRC sessions ?

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has informed UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that he wishes to attend the United Nations Human Rights Council sessions in September when a crucial report on Sri Lanka is expected to be submitted. During a telephone conversation between Ban and …

Major ethnic groups in Sri Lanka differ on reconciliation question, according to a recent survey

Major ethnic groups in Sri Lanka differ on reconciliation question, according to a recent survey

According to a recent survey conducted by Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), though the Sri Lankan Government is giving emphasis on reconciliation process, the country’s four major ethnic groups Sinhalese, Tamils, upcountry Tamils and Muslims remain divided on issues concerning the topic, reports The Hindu …

China’s military might

China’s military might

Every week seems to bring new cause for concern about China’s rising military power and assertiveness. Some scholars and pundits worry that the Chinese government is aiming to block U.S. forces from operating in East Asia altogether — and even plans to replace the U.S. …