Monthly Archives: September 2015

Al-Qaeda fighters could tackle IS

Al-Qaeda fighters could tackle IS

Former CIA chief and retired general David Petraeus wants the United States to consider working with some members of an Al-Qaeda-affiliated organization to tackle the Islamic State group in Syria, he said Tuesday. In a statement to CNN, Petraeus said some members of the Al-Qaeda …

Northern Province Council passes resolution calling for an international investigation

Northern Province Council passes resolution calling for an international investigation

The Northern Province Council has passed a resolution calling for an international investigation at the NPC session held today 1 September 2015. The resolution passed read as follows: Acknowledging the long standing efforts of United States, India along with the international community in securing justice, rights, …

Report on Sri Lanka’s missing

Report on Sri Lanka’s missing

The Presidential Commission on Missing Persons has almost completed its task, according to Justice Maxwell Parakrama Paranagama, chairman of the panel. In a chat with The Hindu on Monday, Justice Paranagama said the Commission had virtually finalised its findings. However, he refused to say when …

Roadmap to reconciliation: 4 post-election challenges for Sri Lanka

Roadmap to reconciliation: 4 post-election challenges for Sri Lanka

These are critical times for Sri Lanka. This week the country completed its second round of elections this year. A coalition led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe scored a narrow victory. By contrast, presidential elections held in January ended in a surprise victory for Maithripala …

Fonseka Dismisses Karuna Claim on Prabakaran Death

Fonseka Dismisses Karuna Claim on Prabakaran Death

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, who commanded the Sri Lanka Army during the 2006-2009 Eelam War IV, has refuted the contention of former Tamil Tiger commander “Col” Karuna Amman, that Tiger Supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran had shot himself dead and was not killed by Lankan troops as …

Wage hike talks in deadlock

Wage hike talks in deadlock

Sri Lanka’s Planters Association says higher wage demand issue of the tea plantation workers is still dragging. “Status remains as it is, since no one came for a final solution,” Roshan Rajadurai, president of Planter’s Association of Ceylon, told Lanka Business Online. “We could not …