Monthly Archives: November 2015

Pro-Tamil activist hurls footwear at ex-NSA

Pro-Tamil activist hurls footwear at ex-NSA

A pro-Tamil activist hurled slipper at Former National Security Adviser MK Narayanan during a seminar in Chennai on Wednesday evening, said reports. Narayanan, who was the former governor of West Bengal, was attending a talk about the rehabilitation of Sri Lankan refugees in the country. …

Expulsion of Muslims Wasn’t Ethnic Cleansing

Expulsion of Muslims Wasn’t Ethnic Cleansing

The en-masse expulsion of Muslims from Sri Lanka’s Northern Province by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in October-November 1990, was not “ethnic cleansing” but a measure to “protect” them,  argues P Ariyanetthiran, a former Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP from the Eastern District …

Sri Lanka willing to have joint patrolling

Sri Lanka willing to have joint patrolling

Sri Lanka Navy’s Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne on Monday expressed willingness to have joint patrolling with India to tackle the problem of alleged poaching by Indian (Tamil Nadu) fishermen in Sri Lankan waters. “I have no objection,” he told The Hindu in reply …

CID files case against Raviraj Killing

CID files case against Raviraj Killing

The CID filed charges in courts against six people, including three navy personnel and three former LTTE cadres of the Karuna faction over the murder of the late Jaffna district MP Nadaraja Raviraj. Filing the charge sheets before Colombo Additional Magistrate Nirosha Fernando, the CID …

Sri Lanka Subscribes to the IMF’s Special Data Dissemination Standard

Sri Lanka Subscribes to the IMF’s Special Data Dissemination Standard

Sri Lanka subscribed today to the International Monetary Fund’s Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS), bringing the number of subscribing jurisdictions to 66. Sri Lanka is the 15th country to graduate to the SDDS from the IMF’s General Data Dissemination System (GDDS), in which the country …

Shares at near-4-month low; policy statement awaited

Shares at near-4-month low; policy statement awaited

Sri Lankan stocks ended at its lowest in nearly four months on Tuesday while turnover slumped as investors awaited a key government policy statement later this week and also the budget for direction. The main stock index ended down 0.41 percent at 7,000.41, its lowest …

European economy’s slow growth likely to impact Sri Lankan economy

European economy’s slow growth likely to impact Sri Lankan economy

The European economy’s slow growth could have an impact on the Sri Lankan economy, unless the island nation gets the GSP plus trade concessions and the ban on fisheries exports to the EU region lifted, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe has …

International media urged to visit North and East

International media urged to visit North and East

International media watch dogs, not funded by State actors or Corporates, are urged to visit Northern and Eastern Provinces in the island and record the failure of domestic investigation mechanisms of the present regime in Colombo in bringing justice to the killings, enforced disappearances and …

Marketing of tea – A strategy

Marketing of tea – A strategy

“The global tea industry reached maturity over a decade ago and is now in a critical period where fundamental changes are taking place in the competitive environment. The slowing of growth is creating more global competition for market share. The transition to maturity should provoke …

Defence Ministry reviews banned LTTE front organizations

Defence Ministry reviews banned LTTE front organizations

The Defence Ministry will be submitting a review report on the 16 banned LTTE fronts and the names of over 400 individuals accused of supporting terrorism, to the Foreign Ministry this month (November) in a prelude to a possible lifting of the ban on them. …