Monthly Archives: November 2015

How can Sri Lanka Demonstrate its Commitment to Peace?

How can Sri Lanka Demonstrate its Commitment to Peace?

Recently, senior figures in the Obama administration have championed another ‘democratic success story’; this time we’re talking about Sri Lanka. This small, strategically important island nation is recovering from a brutal civil war that according to UN estimates, left up to 100,000 dead. The defeat …

Pass Resolution Regretting Expulsion of Muslims by LTTE

Pass Resolution Regretting Expulsion of Muslims by LTTE

MA Sumanthiran, MP and Spokesman of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), has suggested that the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) pass a resolution regretting the en masse expulsion of Muslims from the Northern Province by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in October-November 1990. Sumanthiran …

Legal Hitch Stymies Release from Lanka

Legal Hitch Stymies Release from Lanka

Legal hurdles both in Sri Lanka and India are apparently holding up the release of 120 Tamil Nadu fishermen and 34 Lankan fishermen currently in detention in Lanka and India respectively. A highly placed Lankan source told Express on Sunday that the Lankan authorities are …

Implementation of a Single Standard for Plugs and Socket Outlets

Implementation of a Single Standard for Plugs and Socket Outlets

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka ended its public Consultation on Implementation of a Single Standard for Plugs and Socket Outlets in Sri Lanka for Non-industrial Applications. The Commission had invited public comments on following specific areas (i) to (vii) addressed by this consultation …

Prabhakaran and Pottu Amman did not agree to surrender plan

Prabhakaran and Pottu Amman did not agree to surrender plan

“The Leader of LTTE Prabhakaran and Intelligence Head Pottu Amman declined the Surrender Plan put forth together by the western countries and India. This has also become the reason for the death of those who came with white flags,” said the Former Peace Ambassador of …

Karuna recalls split with Prabhakaran

Karuna recalls split with Prabhakaran

Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman, who was Special Commander of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the eastern Sri Lankan districts of Batticaloa and Ampara, says that the rift between him and LTTE Supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran took place in December 2002 when the …