Monthly Archives: September 2015

Wigneswaran accuses media of causing dissension

Wigneswaran accuses media of causing dissension

Chief Minister of Northern Province Justice Wigneswaran breaking the silence he has observed since nomination day dismissed the talk of rift between him and the TNA. There is no split or conflict within the TNA, said the CM. There are conflicting ideas  within a democratic Party …

Politics and Tamil Nationalism

Politics and Tamil Nationalism

By Ahilan Kadirgamar:                                                                             The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) …

Protest against US move on Sri Lanka war crimes

Protest against US move on Sri Lanka war crimes

The alleged war crimes during Sri Lanka’s final assault on LTTE will come up at UNHRC on Sept.14, with the US set to bring a resolution supporting a domestic investigation unlike the previous one in which it insisted on an international probe. Members from several …

Sri Lankan war crimes issue to come up at UNHRC on Monday

Sri Lankan war crimes issue to come up at UNHRC on Monday

The alleged war crimes during Sri Lanka’s final assault on the LTTE will come up once again in Geneva on Monday at the UNHRC, with the US set to bring a resolution supporting a domestic investigation unlike previous ones in which it insisted on an …

Sri Lanka to announce reconciliation plans

Sri Lanka to announce reconciliation plans

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera would make a statement in Geneva on Monday, the inaugural day of the the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)’s three-week-long session. The statement is expected to throw light on how the Sri Lankan government will proceed further on the issues …

How Coke is undermining the Media and Good Governance

How Coke is undermining the Media and Good Governance

Almost all major mainstream media outlets in Sri Lanka are now owned, or partially owned by individuals representing both business and political interests. This ownership simply treats media as a wing of a business conglomerate, and uses ‘objectivity’ merely as an essential product feature without …

Sumanthiran to Lead TNA Lawyers’ Team to UNHRC

Sumanthiran to Lead TNA Lawyers’ Team to UNHRC

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will be sending a lawyers’ team to the coming session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva at which the UN Human Rights High Commissioner’s report on war crimes allegedly committed in Sri Lanka is to be presented …

Lanka Gets UN Report on War Crimes

Lanka Gets UN Report on War Crimes

The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has handed over to the Sri Lankan government, its report on war crimes and other infringements of international humanitarian law in Sri Lanka between 2001 and 2009. While some sources said that the report was …

Isolate India from the rest of South Asia

Isolate India from the rest of South Asia

Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani wrote a letter to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wherein he advises him to adopt a diplomatic policy which ensures India’s isolation in South Asia. In the letter, the Hurriyat leader urged Pakistan to develop good relations with its …

Isaipriya unlikely to hit the screens

Isaipriya unlikely to hit the screens

The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal has refused to certify ‘Porkalathil Oru Poo’, a film based on the life of a Sri Lankan Tamil journalist Isaipriya, who was allegedly killed by Sri Lankan armed forces during the final stages of the civil war in Sri Lanka. …