Monthly Archives: December 2015

Wiggie forms own Committee to study national question

Wiggie forms own Committee to study national question

The newly formed Tamil People’s Council (TPC) led by Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran during a meeting in Jaffna yesterday decided to appoint its own committee to formulate a viable political solution to the national question. The TPC which has made headway in a …

New bond issue offers value

New bond issue offers value

Ceylon/serendib is a teardrop-shaped island in the Indian Ocean that has enthralled me ever since I visited the hill resorts of Nuwara Eliya and the exquisite ruins of Anuradhapura as a boy. The tragic, terrible civil war against the Tamil Tigers (1983-2009), the Asian tsunami …

Organisers ‘should be whipped’

Organisers ‘should be whipped’

Sri Lanka’s president says the organisers of an Enrique Iglesias gig should be whipped as punishment over the behaviour of some female fans. Maithripala Sirisena said scenes of local women running on stage to kiss the singer and throwing their underwear at him, was “most …

Sampanthan and Wigneswaran meet

Sampanthan and Wigneswaran meet

A meeting between Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan and Chief Minister of the Northern Province Justice Wigneswaran took place at the residence of senior President’s C0unsel and ITAK stalwart Attorney K Kanag-Ishwaran. at Issipathana Road, Babmbalapitiya  on 25 December 2015. The talks centred on the issues faced …

Nawaz Sharif to visit Sri Lanka next month

Nawaz Sharif to visit Sri Lanka next month

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Sri Lanka next month during which the two sides will sign several agreements including a pact on combating money laundering and terrorism financing, officials said on Saturday. This will be Mr. Sharif’s first visit to Lanka since President …

TPC success depends on geopolitically addressing national question

TPC success depends on geopolitically addressing national question

Tamil People’s Council (TPC), a 30-member body launched in Jaffna on 19 December consisting of three-member co-chairs that includes NPC Chief Minister Justice C.V. Wigneswaran, has gained momentum and hype despite the shortcomings in the formation of an institution bringing together political, religious, civil activists …

KSA to set up oil refinery

KSA to set up oil refinery

Sri Lanka has invited Saudi Arabia to set up a petroleum refinery in the southern part of the island, the country’s Central Bank Gov. Arjuna Mahendran said here. In addition to meeting the needs of Sri Lanka, he said such a refinery could tap markets …

Maruti Suzuki to setup assembly plant

Maruti Suzuki to setup assembly plant

Sri Lanka is currently the second largest market in terms of sales for Maruti Suzuki India. The Indo-Japanese company is now planning to expand its footprints in the island country and is reportedly planning to setup an assembly plant there. A report on Daily News says Maruti …

A Peaceful Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year

A Peaceful Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year

As you celebrate Christmas, may you experience true love. Jesus is the reason for the season and he is the epitome of true love. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.May your Christmas be enjoyable and may the essence of Christmas remains always with you.

Sri Lanka opens the door to economic reform

Sri Lanka opens the door to economic reform

By Dushni Weerakoon.                                                            The direction of Sri Lanka’s post-civil war socio-political and economic development took a …