Monthly Archives: October 2015

TNA would be forced to join the prisoners in their fast

TNA would be forced to join the prisoners in their fast

Press release issued by the Tamil National Alliance TNA MP and Spokesperson M.A Sumanthiran visited the Anuradhapura Prison along with Northern Provicial Council members Asmin Yakoob and Sanankiyan Sayandan today and spoke to the Political Prisoners who were observing a token fast demanding their release …

India must use coercive diplomacy: CM

India must use coercive diplomacy: CM

Asserting the need for coercive diplomacy to counter continuous attacks on Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, on Wednesday, urged for political intervention at the highest level to send a strong message to the island nation. In a letter to …

Chief Minister should focus on managing the Council, instead of causing enmity with the Government and the UN

Chief Minister should focus on managing the Council, instead of causing enmity with the Government and the UN

Issuing a statement the Leader of Opposition of the Northern Provincial Council said, “The Northern Provincial Council has completed two years in office. It has proved to be inefficient and inept except in passing resolutions on matters not relevant to Provincial functions. So far about …

India can’t continue as a mute spectator

India can’t continue as a mute spectator

With 78 fishermen from Tamil Nadu in Sri Lankan custody, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to place the fishermen issue at the top of agenda in any interaction with Sri Lanka. In her letter to Mr. Modi on Tuesday following the …

New Bishop for Jaffna

New Bishop for Jaffna

Pope Francis has named Monsignor Justin Bernard Gnanapragasam as bishop of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Gnanapragasam was born in Karampon, Sri Lanka, in 1948 and ordained a priest in 1974. He has served in a number of roles in the Diocese of Jaffna and is currently …

Tiger sent to run guerrilla group’s Canadian front deported

Tiger sent to run guerrilla group’s Canadian front deported

A member of the Tamil Tigers who was allegedly sent to Toronto to run the Sri Lankan guerrilla group’s Canadian front organization has been ordered deported for terrorism, according to documents filed in the Federal Court. The government has been trying to deport Manickavasagam Suresh …

TNA join hands with Tamil political Prisoners

TNA join hands with Tamil political Prisoners

Tamil political prisoners detained at various prisons in Sri Lanka continued their hunger strike demanding their release from  prison. Tamil National Alliance members also participated in a hunger strike commenced by the Youth of North province at  8.00 am in front of the Nallur Kovil premises …

Sri Lanka private pension schemes seen misleading

Sri Lanka private pension schemes seen misleading

Private pensions schemes promoted as old age security for Sri Lankans are misleading as most offer payment only for limited time periods and not till death, a forum was told last week. The use of the term pension is not regulated in the island, said …

Wigneswaran raises concerns over the safety of the Tamil prisoners

Wigneswaran raises concerns over the safety of the Tamil prisoners

In a letter to the President, on 12 October 2015 the Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C V Wigneswaran, said that the Satyagraha bv Tamil Prisoners should be dealt with compassion and empathy as the problem is a human issue. Your Excellency! Satyagraha bv Tamil Prisoners I …

Sri Lanka and the World: Terrorism and Effective Reconciliation

Sri Lanka and the World: Terrorism and Effective Reconciliation

With the ongoing Russian bombing campaign in Syria, for the first time, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has shown confidence in defeating the Islamic State (IS). The sustained destruction caused by the IS in Syria is nothing short of a human tragedy, and according to the …