Monthly Archives: October 2015

Lycamobile embroiled in Sri Lanka’s hunt for stolen assets

Lycamobile embroiled in Sri Lanka’s hunt for stolen assets

The offshore empire of the Lycamobile tycoon Subaskaran Allirajah is facing investigation as part of a sprawling international probe into allegations that billions of dollars were stolen from Sri Lanka by associates of the country’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. BuzzFeed News has uncovered secret details …

Sri Lanka to Continue Having Friendly Policy Towards China

Sri Lanka to Continue Having Friendly Policy Towards China

Sri Lanka will continue to pursue a friendly policy towards China and promote all kinds of cooperation between the two countries, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said. In a meeting with visiting Chinese envoy and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin on Thursday, Sirisena …

Committee to review the agreement on China-funded port city project

Committee to review the agreement on China-funded port city project

Sri Lanka’s new cabinet has agreed to appoint a fresh committee to review the agreement on a mega China-funded port city project so that the construction of the project could be restarted. The 1.4 billion U.S. dollar Colombo port city project funded by the China …

What would a borderless South Asia look like?

What would a borderless South Asia look like?

Imagine a South Asia without borders. People, industries, goods and services flow freely in the most profitable way for all. Imagine that necessities sorely needed in one area are freely available from areas where there is plenty. South Asia’s story of poverty amidst plenty would …

ISIS training militants from Russia in Afghanistan

ISIS training militants from Russia in Afghanistan

Islamic State is training militants from Russia in Afghanistan as part of its efforts to expand into Central Asia, a senior Russian diplomat told a security conference in Moscow. He added that US and UK passport holders are among the instructors. “There are several camps …

Pattali Makkal Katchi leader Ramadoss charged for corruption

Pattali Makkal Katchi leader Ramadoss charged for corruption

A special court for CBI cases on Wednesday ordered framing of charges against former Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss and others in two separate corruption cases. The CBI charged the former Minister with illegally granting renewal of approval for admissions to the MBBS course in …

Talks on with Tamil parties

Talks on with Tamil parties

The Sri Lankan government has begun “informal discussions” with the Tamil National Alliance and other parties on a political solution to the ethnic conflict, according to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Though the government’s “political goals” included “a new Constitution, consolidation of human rights and the …

Lycamobile, facing serious questions over its finances. Cameron was urged to investigate links to then Sri Lankan president

Lycamobile, facing serious questions over its finances. Cameron was urged to investigate links to then Sri Lankan president

One of the Conservative party’s biggest corporate donors, Lycamobile, is facing serious questions over its finances after three bagmen were secretly filmed dropping off rucksacks stuffed with hundreds of thousands of pounds twice a day at Post Offices across London. A five-month investigation by BuzzFeed …

Move resolution in UNHRC: Karunanidhi

Move resolution in UNHRC: Karunanidhi

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader and former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Monday urged the Union government to move a private member resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) seeking an international inquiry into the alleged war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan Army …

Ready to quit NDA

Ready to quit NDA

PMK MP Anbumani Ramadoss on Monday said he was ready to quit the BJP-led NDA alliance if his decision could help find a permanent solution to the problems of the Sri Lankan Tamils. Reacting to TNCC president E.V.K.S. Elangovan who asked why he was continuing …