Monthly Archives: July 2015

Former President denies giving money to LTTE

Former President denies giving money to LTTE

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday denied allegations that he gave money to the LTTE, saying the ruling coalition leaders have been trying to “mislead voters” ahead of the parliament elections next month. JVP or People”s Liberation Front leader, Anura Kumara Dissanayake, had …

Upside Down Politics in Sri Lanka

Upside Down Politics in Sri Lanka

A bad elec­tion call, but a chance at a more sta­ble two-party sys­tem. Sri Lankan Pres­i­dent Maithri­pala Sirisena dis­solved Par­lia­ment in late June to con­sol­i­date his power and get a stronger man­date for re­forms. Big mis­take. The Aug. 17 elec­tion has pro­vided an open­ing for …

Accept Chinese submarines in Indian Ocean

Accept Chinese submarines in Indian Ocean

Justifying the docking of Chinese submarines in Karachi and Colombo, a Chinese think tank today questioned criticism in India of the presence of Chinese naval ships in the Indian Ocean, saying China has a right to protect its interests and India should be “broad-minded” to …

Suspected LTTE operative arrested in Ramanathapuram

Suspected LTTE operative arrested in Ramanathapuram

Tamil Nadu police on Monday night arrested a suspected LTTE operative who is believed to have served as one of secretaries of slain Tiger leader V. Prabakaran, in Ramanathapuram during a vehicle check along with two local residents. The special branch police arrested four persons, including …

More land to be released in North

More land to be released in North

The Government is in the process of identifying and releasing more private land from the High Security Zones in the Northern Province, according to a top official of the Defence Ministry. Responding to queries by The Hindu on the discussion during the visit of Defence …

Wigneswaran calls for a solution based on Thimpu Principles

Wigneswaran calls for a solution based on Thimpu Principles

The Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council, Justice C.V. Wigneswaran addressed the Cultural Evening” conducted by the International Association of Tamil Journalists in London on 17 July 2015 as the Chief Guest. The recent regime change also had demonstrated that  there is no relief to Tamil people. The …

TNA British branch and Wigneswaran meet

TNA British branch and Wigneswaran meet

A meeting was held in Britain between the British branch of the Tamil National Alliance and Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran on 17 July 2015. Representatives of the Federal Party, People Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE) and Tamil Eelam Liberation Organisation (TELO) participated …

SRI LANKAN ISIS militant killed in SYRIA

SRI LANKAN ISIS militant killed in SYRIA

A karate master from Galewela, Kandy who has been reportedly killed in Syria in an air strike last week is said to be the first Sri Lankan member of the ISIS, international and social media reports said. Several condolence messages from his karate students are …

‘Throw boiling water’ – Wimal Weerawansa

‘Throw boiling water’ – Wimal Weerawansa

Sri Lanka’s main opposition launched its parliamentary election campaign declaring war against an alleged group of 5,000 young men and women deployed to “discredit” former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. UPFA affiliate Wimal Weerawansa told the inaugural campaign rally at Anuradhapura on Friday evening that Foreign Minister …

Rajapaksa’s big poll gamble

Rajapaksa’s big poll gamble

Will former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s ambitious comeback bid succeed? He has not waited long after he lost the presidential elections in January 2015 and he is contesting from Kurunagala parliamentary seat for the August 17 Parliamentary elections as a candidate of the United …