Monthly Archives: May 2016

Sri Lanka yet to fulfil commitments to international community

Sri Lanka yet to fulfil commitments to international community

India’s decision to ban Italian defence conglomerate Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries from bidding for defence contracts drew a strong response from the United Kingdom on Monday, with its key interlocutor hinting at the Indian military losing out on some cutting-edge military hardware. “There are some …

EU to revise development strategy

EU to revise development strategy

The European Union (EU), in close consultation with the Sri Lankan government, is currently in the process of revising its development strategy for Sri Lanka, a Sri Lanka – EU joint statement said on Monday. The joint statement said that the Working Group on Cooperation …

Prior permission of MEA for meeting between  J. Jayalalithaa and C.V.Wigneswaran?

Prior permission of MEA for meeting between J. Jayalalithaa and C.V.Wigneswaran?

Will prior permission of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) be necessary for any meeting between the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa and C.V.Wigneswaran, Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province? Officials sources told Express here on Monday, that if it is going …

Unauthorised settlements root cause for Colombo flooding

Unauthorised settlements root cause for Colombo flooding

It is a small makeshift hut on the Salamulla, Kolonnawa bund. It is not supposed to be there – but for the last 15 years, it has been home to A.M. Azmi and her family. “We have deeds to this place, it is reservation land …

TNA Leader congratulates Karunanidhi

TNA Leader congratulates Karunanidhi

Opposition Leader Mr. R. Sampanthan  sent a congratulatory message to DMK Patriarch  M. Karunanidhi on his victory in the recent election for the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. In his congratulatory message, Mr. Sampanthan said: “The fact that you are elected for the 13th time to Legislative …

The World’s emptiest International Airport

The World’s emptiest International Airport

By Wade Shepard:                                                         Hardly anybody goes to Sri Lanka’s Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI) because they have …

NPC aborts motion to congratulate Jayalalithaa

NPC aborts motion to congratulate Jayalalithaa

Sri Lanka’s Tamil-controlled Northern Provincial Council’s attempt to adopt a motion to congratulate Ms Jayalalithaa for becoming the Tamil Nadu chief minister has been aborted. Northern Province Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran yesterday presented the motion, which was opposed by the opposition United People’s Freedom Alliance …

Jayalalithaa: Will continue to take steps to ensure justice

Jayalalithaa: Will continue to take steps to ensure justice

Thanking CV Vigneswaran, Chief Minister of Northern Province in Sri Lanka, for his greetings on her assuming the office of Chief Minister for a successive term, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday assured that both could meet on a date convenient for both. “I am …

National security has been further strengthened

National security has been further strengthened

The national security of Sri Lanka has been further strengthened and it has not weakened in any way, President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized. He made these remarks when he met with members of the Sri Lankan community living in Japan yesterday (27). The President also requested …

Responding to Sri Lanka’s economic crisis

Responding to Sri Lanka’s economic crisis

  By Iromi Dharmawardhane.                                                  Sri Lanka’s balance of payments is in dire straits. The country’s mounting foreign and domestic public debt, a …