Monthly Archives: August 2015

Elections pit its past against its future

Elections pit its past against its future

As I look towards the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo, I see bright kites coasting through the air. The crowd of people gathered along the sea face grows as dusk approaches and the ocean front Sri Lanka’s capital is famous for prepares for night. Cargo …

LTTE fighter makes ‘killing’ in credit card scams and extortion

LTTE fighter makes ‘killing’ in credit card scams and extortion

While he bided his time hiding out in Malaysia, a senior Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fighter has been raking in hundreds of thousands of ringgit scamming and even extorting his fellow men. It is learnt that the 37-year-old man, who was detained in …

India Sink to Shocking Defeat in First Test

India Sink to Shocking Defeat in First Test

In an extraordinary twist to the game, India today capitulated to an embarassing 63-run defeat in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka, who scripted one of the most remarkable turnarounds in recent Test history. Set a tricky victory target of 176, the listless Indians …

6 LTTE arrested from Kolkata

6 LTTE arrested from Kolkata

On Friday six LTTE men were arrested from Chadni Chowk, central Kolkata by special task force. The six are all Sri Lankan Tamils and came to Kolkata four days before from Chennai. The police are probing why the six came to Kolkata before the Independent …

Jaffna University Teachers Union calls on North-East to elect those in support of Tamil Nation

Jaffna University Teachers Union calls on North-East to elect those in support of Tamil Nation

The Jaffna University Teachers Union, warning voters of attempts to “weaken Tamil people’s strength” called on Tamils in the North-East to vote wisely to secure the “Tamil National identity.” It said: 1. The political settlement to the Tamil question requires conditions where the Tamils could …

Rajapaksa challenges president

Rajapaksa challenges president

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa openly challenged his successor on Friday, demanding he respect the “will of the people,” after the country’s new leader vetoed his ambitions to become prime minister. In a tersely written letter, Rajapaksa rejected President Maithripala Sirisena’s accusations against him as …

Luxury Sri Lanka resort can’t hide country’s divisions

Luxury Sri Lanka resort can’t hide country’s divisions

Sri Lanka has everything a holidaymaker could want: a wonderful climate, friendly people, delicious food and beautiful beaches. But some of its resorts hide dark secrets. The fact that you have to go through a military checkpoint is a warning that the Thalsevana resort is …

LTTE Militant Found Raising Funds To Revive Armed Struggle

LTTE Militant Found Raising Funds To Revive Armed Struggle

A senior member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) militant group, who had been hiding in the country, was found trying to raise funds to revive the group’s struggle in Sri Lanka. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the 37-year-old …

IS recruiting members from Central Asia, Caucasus and Indonesia

IS recruiting members from Central Asia, Caucasus and Indonesia

According to the report of the Ministry of Islamic Endowments (Awqaf) of Egypt, the Islamic State group, also called Daish for its Arabic acronym, will start recruiting new members from Central Asia, where Kazakhstan is located, Caucasus region and Indonesia, Tengrinews reports. The Egyptian experts …

Politicians forget everything they speak during election time

Politicians forget everything they speak during election time

By C. V. Wigneswaran.                                                              Although, healthy internal conflicts are needed, I am more convinced that …