Monthly Archives: January 2016

Pasupathy Rejects Wigneswaran’s Invitation

Pasupathy Rejects Wigneswaran’s Invitation

Former Sri Lankan Attorney General and constitutional expert, Shiva Pasupathy, has “rejected outright” Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran’s invitation to join the Tamil Makkal Peravai (TMP) as his personal representative on the sub-committee on constitutional reform, sources close to Pasupathy told Express on Monday. Australia-based …

Sri Lanka’s Looming Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka’s Looming Economic Crisis

By W.A Wijewardena.                                                             Three moves made by the Central Bank in the recent past have …

Ex-LTTE advisor to help TMP draft constitutional proposal

Ex-LTTE advisor to help TMP draft constitutional proposal

Shiva Pasupathy, former Attorney General of Sri Lanka, who subsequently became constitutional advisor to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), has been drafted by the Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran to advice his outfit, the Tamil Makkal Peravai (TMP), on the Lankan …

President to handover land deeds on Pongal

President to handover land deeds on Pongal

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has planned to visit Jaffna on Pongal day (January 15) and hand over land deeds for 600 acres, held till now by the security forces, to legitimate owners in the Northern Province. In an interview to The Hindu here on …

Tamils Satisfied With Lanka’s Move Toward Constitutional Reform

Tamils Satisfied With Lanka’s Move Toward Constitutional Reform

Sri Lankan Tamils as well as Tamils of Indian Origin are satisfied with the progress towards constitutional reform and ethnic reconciliation, as the island nation enters a New Year with many promises to fulfil and international obligations to meet. “Very meaningful first steps have been …

Over 1 lakh Tamils still living as refugees in India

Over 1 lakh Tamils still living as refugees in India

More than six-and-a-half years after the civil war between the Sri Lankan government and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ended, over 1.22 lakh people from the neighbouring island continue to live as refugees in other countries, while another 50,000 people are internally-displaced, …

India builds 16,000 houses for war displaced

India builds 16,000 houses for war displaced

India has built 16,000 houses in the civil war-ravaged northeast Sri Lanka for the war displaced people in 2015. The houses are being built under the Rs. 1,500 crore the Indian Housing Project that has the target to build 50,000 houses in the country. The project …

Jayalalithaa seeks Modi’s intervention

Jayalalithaa seeks Modi’s intervention

A day after 29 fishermen from Nagapattinam district were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to direct the Ministry of External Affairs to secure the release of all Indian fishermen presently in …

Pakistan, Sri Lanka to sign MoUs for trade and training

Pakistan, Sri Lanka to sign MoUs for trade and training

Pakistan and Sri Lanka are going to sign two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) for promoting trade and providing training services during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to Colombo next week. The prime minister along with a delegation will be on a trip to Sri Lanka …

Sri Lanka has enormous task of achieving meaningful solution to national question: Sampanthan

Sri Lanka has enormous task of achieving meaningful solution to national question: Sampanthan

The leader of the Tamil National Alliance, R Sampanthan stressed that there was an “enormous task of achieving a meaningful solution to the national question, beneficial development and lasting peace and reconciliation.” Calling on the citizens of Sri Lanka to give their fullest support Mr …