Monthly Archives: June 2015

Data hacked from US government computers dates back to 1985

Data hacked from US government computers dates back to 1985

Data stolen from US government computers by suspected Chinese hackers included security clearance information and background checks dating back three decades, underlining the scope of one of the largest known cyber attacks on federal networks. The breach of computer systems of the Office of Personnel …

Tamil Progressive Alliance elects working committee

Tamil Progressive Alliance elects working committee

The Tamil Progressive Alliance which was launched recently has elected a working committee to carry out its policies and plan of action. The following are office bearers of the Alliance. President; Mano Ganeshan. Deputy Presidents; Palani Digambaram and V. Radhakrishnan, Secretary; Lawrence, Treasurer; Thilakaraj. Aravinda Kumar …

Domestic War Crimes Inquiry: UN in Talks With Govt Over Technical Support

Domestic War Crimes Inquiry: UN in Talks With Govt Over Technical Support

The UN is holding discussions with the Sri Lankan government to determine specific areas where the government would need technical support from the UN with regard to the domestic war crimes inquiry. Speaking to the Daily News, United Nations in Sri Lanka Resident Coordinator Subinay …

UN to Fund Accountability Process

UN to Fund Accountability Process

The United Nations today said that it is working with Sri Lanka to fund building peace through reconciliation and accountability by addressing the critical core grievances of minorities in an inclusive and consultative manner. The UN Country team is working with its counterparts – coordinated …

No oil in underground water

No oil in underground water

The National Building Research Institute, which was carrying out Radar assisted testing of underground water around Chunnakam, as a part of the testing commissioned by the Agricultural Ministry of the NPC, had reported that no oil traces are found in the underground water resources but …

Jaffna Press Club calls for inquiry

Jaffna Press Club calls for inquiry

The Jaffna Press Club (JPC) called on President, Maithripala Sirisena, to ensure impartial inquiries are conducted into the murder and disappearance of Tamil journalists. In a letter to the President, JPC said that many Tamil journalists and media workers had been killed or gone missing  in …

Democratic elections have also brought about a change in our relationship with Sri Lanka

Democratic elections have also brought about a change in our relationship with Sri Lanka

Richard E. Hoagland, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs  speaking on Developments in South and Central Asia  on 02 June  2015 said When I look at the map of South and Central Asia in my office, I see a region that is truly …

El Nino to disrupt rains

El Nino to disrupt rains

Farmers in Africa and East Asia are expected to suffer crop losses as extreme weather linked to the El Nino phenomenon alters rainfall patterns, scientists told a conference on climate change in Bonn on Wednesday. The rainy season has been delayed in several African nations, …

US Prefers China to Russia in Central Asia

US Prefers China to Russia in Central Asia

“Although his June 2 remarks at the Washington International Business Council focused primarily on India’s regional leadership, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard E. Hoagland had a number of things to say about Central Asia that are worth …

Is US Claim of 10,000 ISIS Dead Believable?

Is US Claim of 10,000 ISIS Dead Believable?

A top U.S. diplomat strayed from a long-held wartime taboo Wednesday when he reported that 10,000 ISIS militants had been killed in Iraq and Syria, raising questions about how that number was compiled and whether it accurately reflected a U.S.-led coalition’s success against the Islamic …