Monthly Archives: January 2016

TPC releases Draft Political Solution

TPC releases Draft Political Solution

The release of the Draft Political Solution Plan prepared by the Tamil Peoples Council (TPC)  Experts Committee was made public in a function held on 31 January)  at the Weerasingam Hall, Jaffna . The event was presided by the Co-Chair of the TPC, CM, C.V.Wigneswaran. Though this event …

No allegations of war crimes

No allegations of war crimes

In a Talk to Al Jazeera interview, the Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena appears to contradict key findings from a UN investigation into the country’s civil war, released in September last year. The report from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights …

Authorities arrest son of former President

Authorities arrest son of former President

Sri Lankan authorities arrested a son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on money-laundering charges on Saturday, the government’s latest attempt to prosecute members of the previous administration, many of whom have been under investigation since Mr. Rajapaksa’s election defeat last year. The police said Mr. …

Ban Ki-moon hopes that Sri Lankan will abide by commitment

Ban Ki-moon hopes that Sri Lankan will abide by commitment

Responding to a media query on the Sri Lankan President’s statement that no foreign judges will be involved in the war crimes inquiry the Spokesperson Spokesperson for the Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric said on 29 January that the UN Chief “remains hopeful that the Sri Lankan Government …

TNA discusses federalism at constitutional workshop in Scotland

TNA discusses federalism at constitutional workshop in Scotland

The leader of the Tamil National Alliance R Sampanthan and Parliamentarian MA Sumanthiran joined a constitutional workshop in Scotland, to discuss possible solutions for Sri Lanka. The workshop which began on Friday, was hosted by academics affiliated to Edinburgh University, with lessons to be learnt …

Australian Police raid home of Sri Lankan linked to IS

Australian Police raid home of Sri Lankan linked to IS

Counter-terrorism police searched two Melbourne homes on Thursday that are reportedly linked to an Australian man who has posed as a physiotherapist working in an Islamic State hospital in Syria. The houses in Meadow Heights and Craigieburn were searched by police looking for information about Mohomed Unais Mohomed Ameen, the ABC …

Tamil journalist’s kin oppose film release

Tamil journalist’s kin oppose film release

Opposing the release of a Tamil film based on the life of a slain Sri Lankan Tamil journalist Isaipriya, titled ‘ Porkalathil Oru Poo ’, her mother and sister have approached the Madras High Court seeking to restrain the director from releasing the film. Isaipriya’s …

Graham Ford to start his second coaching stint with Sri Lanka

Graham Ford to start his second coaching stint with Sri Lanka

South African Graham Ford will take over as the chief coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team for his second stint replacing Marvan Atapattu, who had stepped down five months back. Ford is expected to join the side in February before the three-match T20 International …

Time for Justice in Sri Lanka

Time for Justice in Sri Lanka

Just a little over a year ago, voters in Sri Lanka rallied to elect a new president, with high hopes that he would usher in a new era of government accountability and bring healing to a country fractured by the brutal civil war that ended …

Sri Lanka constitution: What’s in it for the Tamils?

Sri Lanka constitution: What’s in it for the Tamils?

Sri Lanka’s new government, which is taking steps to draw up a new constitution, is likely to cheat Tamils out of a political system that reflects their aspirations. Restrictions imposed by the government on the constitution-making process even before it has begun signal that Tamils …