Monthly Archives: August 2015

Government Puts Indian Railway Construction Company In The Dock

Government Puts Indian Railway Construction Company In The Dock

The Ranil Wickremesinghe government in Sri Lanka has put in the dock the Indian public sector railway construction company Ircon International (IRCON), over several issues relating to the restoration of the railway system in the Northern Province between 2010 and 2015. On the advice of …

US – LANKA JOINT VENTURES FOR TEA

US – LANKA JOINT VENTURES FOR TEA

The Tea Exporters’ Association has proposed to the US Embassy in Colombo for the creation of awareness for superior quality of Ceylon tea amongst the US consumers and possible joint ventures between the US and Sri Lankan companies in the private sector. The TEA has …

Rajapaksa Vows to Win Parliamentary Elections

Rajapaksa Vows to Win Parliamentary Elections

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has vowed to win the upcoming parliamentary elections with a clear majority. According to the BBC, Rajapksa said that he was confident of winning more than half the seat in the election due on August 17. Rajapaksa is hoping …

Ex-LTTE members demand solution of Tamil issue

Ex-LTTE members demand solution of Tamil issue

A group of former LTTE members likely to contest August parliamentary polls have sought solution to the Tamil issue in accordance with the promises made by Sri Lankan government under three international pacts, including the 1987 Indo-Lanka Accord. In the election manifesto released yesterday, the …

A domestic process would be the final insult’ – Callum Macrae

A domestic process would be the final insult’ – Callum Macrae

To the Tamils of northeast Sri Lanka and to much of their global diaspora, Isaipriya was a star: a presenter and actress who came to symbolize the Tamil resistance. She was beautiful, and she read the news on Tiger television and performed in romantic Tamil …

Prime Minister enjoys higher approval rating

Prime Minister enjoys higher approval rating

An opinion poll, commissioned by an independent organisation in Sri Lanka a few weeks before the August 17 Parliamentary polls, has revealed that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe enjoys higher approval rating in seven out of the nine provinces than former president and the United People’s Freedom Alliance’s …

Establish authentic impartial archaeological evidence on Hinduism in the country

Establish authentic impartial archaeological evidence on Hinduism in the country

Justice Wigneswaran was delivering the keynote address at the Hindu Research Conference held at Nallur Thurka Manimadapam on Friday 31 July. The Conference was held under the patronage of All Ceylon Hindu Congress to mark its Diamond Jubilee celebration. Chief Minister of the Northern Province …

Commonwealth to observe Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections

Commonwealth to observe Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections

A team of Commonwealth observers led by the former President of Malta, Dr George Abela, will be deployed to Sri Lanka for Parliamentary Elections scheduled for 17 August 2015. The Commonwealth Observer Group was constituted by Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma following an invitation from the …

Raid Documents Disclose Terror Plots Aimed at U.S.

Raid Documents Disclose Terror Plots Aimed at U.S.

The U.S. released a trove of documents seized when special forces stormed Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan in 2011 that include references to unfulfilled plots such as an attack on the U.S. embassy in Moscow. Among the documents captured at the hideout in Abbottabad, …

New Taliban leader moves fast to heal rifts

New Taliban leader moves fast to heal rifts

Mansour, who was deputy to the late Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar, is widely seen as close to neighbouring Pakistan’s powerful military intelligence, which helped create the Taliban in the 1990s and has maintained links ever since. New Taliban leader Akhtar Mohammad Mansour moves fast …