Monthly Archives: July 2016

Tough action against those involved

Tough action against those involved

The students involved in the brawl at the Jaffna University on Saturday, will be dealt firmly under the law, University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Prof. Mohan de Silva said. He said the Police crime inquiry into the incident has been commenced by the Jaffna DIG, …

US-Lanka agree on  a compromise judicial mechanism?

US-Lanka agree on a compromise judicial mechanism?

The United States and Sri Lanka appear to have arrived at a compromise on the issue of foreign involvement in the proposed Judicial Mechanism to investigate, prosecute and try cases of war crimes allegedly committed by the Lankan armed forces in the last phase of …

TNA shocked by Jaffna violence

TNA shocked by Jaffna violence

The Tamil National Alliance said it was “deeply shocked to learn of the clashes that took place at the University of Jaffna on Saturday 16.07.2015”. Clashes erupted between Tamil and Sinhala students at Jaffna University last week, after arguments over an attempt by Sinhala students …

Shares down ahead of govt policy statement

Shares down ahead of govt policy statement

Sri Lankan shares ended weaker on Monday, from their more than three-week closing high hit in the previous session, as investors turned cautious ahead of the government’s policy statement next month. The bourse touched a three-week high on Friday after investor sentiment was boosted with …

‘No Phobia’ on Taking Chinese Money

‘No Phobia’ on Taking Chinese Money

Sri Lanka is agnostic about what countries it accepts foreign investment from, including China, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. “There is no phobia,” Wickremesinghe, 67, said in an interview on Sunday in Singapore. “Basically, any agreement with China will be to accommodate everyone in investments, any …

US can’t demand access to emails stored outside the country

US can’t demand access to emails stored outside the country

A federal appeals court on Thursday said the U.S. government cannot force Microsoft Corp and other companies to turn over customer emails stored on servers outside the United States. The 3-0 decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan is a defeat …

Transitional justice

Transitional justice

By Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu.                                       There is no getting away from the issue of international participation in the accountability mechanism, specifically that of foreign judges. The 2015 …

Tamils Want Federal Constitution

Tamils Want Federal Constitution

Ninety five percent of Tamils living in the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka, have asked for a federal constitution, says S.Thavarasa, a member of the government’s Public Representations Committee (PRC) which interviewed thousands of Lankans on what they would like to see in …

Rupee remains steady

Rupee remains steady

The Sri Lankan rupee was little changed on Friday as dollar demand by importers offset selling of the US currency by foreign banks, even as dealers expect the rupee to rise following $1.5 billion in inflows from a sovereign bond issue. Sri Lanka raised $1.5 …

U.S. acknowledges complications in war crimes investigation

U.S. acknowledges complications in war crimes investigation

Implementing a U.N. resolution calling for the investigation of alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka during a war with separatist rebels is complicated and needs more consultations to build confidence, a senior U.S. official said. The United States along with other Western countries have long …