Monthly Archives: April 2016

GMOA’s anti-India ‘Malaria’ xenophobia

GMOA’s anti-India ‘Malaria’ xenophobia

By Ranga Jayasuriya:                                                           The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) spokesperson wound up the year on the …

Bangladesh identifies 20 suspects in cyber theft

Bangladesh identifies 20 suspects in cyber theft

Bangladeshi investigators have identified 20 foreigners – 12 Philippine nationals and eight Sri Lankans – suspected to have been involved in the cyber heist of tens of millions of dollars from its central bank, a police officer said on Monday. The officer gave no other …

Public holidays: A boon for workers but not the economy?

Public holidays: A boon for workers but not the economy?

Sri Lankan Buddhist devotees light incense during Poya, a full moon religious festival, at the Kelaniya Temple in Colombo on March 22, 2016. After years of civil conflict, Sri Lanka takes the needs of its multiethnic population very seriously, with a very pleasant side-effect: 25 …

U.S. says widespread impunity continued in Sri Lanka

U.S. says widespread impunity continued in Sri Lanka

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry submitted the 2015 Country Report on Human Rights Practices (commonly known as the Human Rights Reports) to the U.S. Congress on April 13 2016, on the state of human rights worldwide. The report on Sri Lanka said that widespread …

Lanka will revert after thorough analysis

Lanka will revert after thorough analysis

The Sri Lankan government has said that it will give its views regarding a report released by the United States Department of State on the country’s human rights situation last year after studying the report thoroughly. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Harsha De Silva …

Katchatheevu was ceded during Emergency

Katchatheevu was ceded during Emergency

Katchatheevu was ceded to Sri Lanka during Emergency and not when the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam was in power, M.K. Stalin, treasurer of the party, claimed on Friday. Reacting to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s charge at her election meeting in Aruppukottai that it was the DMK that …

Reason behind arrest of fishermen is ceding of Katchatheevu

Reason behind arrest of fishermen is ceding of Katchatheevu

Mounting an attack on arch rival and DMK president M Karunanidhi over the fishermen issue, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday accused him of being a “party” in India ceding Katchatheevu islet to Sri Lanka, by not moving court against the Centre’s decision. “The key reason …

How China is gaining ground

How China is gaining ground

By R. S. Vasan:                                                                    When Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremesinghe took over …

Ruling party blocks Sethusamudram project despite Modi’s maritime vision

Ruling party blocks Sethusamudram project despite Modi’s maritime vision

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has envisaged a port-led economy for India, an audacious campaign by New Delhi to create a deepwater shipping lane between the southern tip of India and Sri Lanka is turning out be self-defeating. The Sethusamudram project, for which the previous …

UN had early warning of Military assault

UN had early warning of Military assault

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had informed in 2008 that “he is about to embark on a huge campaign to end terrorism in his country, and that I should not criticize him,” the former UN rights chief Navi Pillay revealed. She made the stunning revelation while …