Monthly Archives: July 2016

Truck attack similar to Tamil terrorist tactics in Sri Lanka

Truck attack similar to Tamil terrorist tactics in Sri Lanka

The use of a truck in Nice, France, is not an unusual mode of attack, although it seems to have caught France by surprise. The now-vanquished Tamil Tiger terrorist group in Sri Lanka, have used truck bombs in terrorist attacks. The Tamil terrorist group, banned …

TNA raise concerns over release of political prisoners

TNA raise concerns over release of political prisoners

Sri Lanka’s main Tamil party on Wednesday raised concerns over release of political prisoners and lands in the Tamil north with US officials visiting the country. US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal and Assistant Secretary of State for …

Building Sri Lanka’s Economic Future

Building Sri Lanka’s Economic Future

It’s a real pleasure to be back here in Colombo and speaking with you today. It is wonderful to see so many distinguished friends here, including Ministers, Members of Parliament, the Central Bank governor, and many others with whom we work closely to promote trade …

National Payment Platform gets approval

National Payment Platform gets approval

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet has approved the introduction of a National Payment Platform (NPP) to facilitate digital commerce and online transactions, a post-cabinet statement said. The Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) has been directed to implement the NPP, with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka …

Repairing the damage of the Paranagama Commission

Repairing the damage of the Paranagama Commission

The Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice.          The ‘Presidential Commission to Investigate Complaints Regarding Missing Persons’, otherwise known as the ‘Paranagama Commission’ or the ‘PCICMP’, was an unusual body which has taken at least three different forms since its establishment …

Sri Lanka should stick to agreements

Sri Lanka should stick to agreements

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, responding to a question on Sri Lanka posed at the daily press briefing  on 12 July 2016, said that there are agreements between Sri Lanka and the international community and Sri Lanka should stick to those agreements. Question:  …

United States would continue to support Sri Lanka

United States would continue to support Sri Lanka

Participating in a joint press conference, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal said “we continue to support the Government of Sri Lanka as it takes meaningful and concrete steps in response to concerns of its people related to democratic governance …

Tamil Nadu bottom trawlers to fish in Lankan waters?

Tamil Nadu bottom trawlers to fish in Lankan waters?

Sri Lanka is ready to allow Tamil Nadu bottom trawlers to fish in Lankan waters on predetermined days as an ad hoc measure to mitigate the problem of poaching by Tamil Nadu bottom trawlers in North Lankan waters, an official source told Express on Monday. …

Sri Lanka swamped with $6.6 bln in eurobond orders

Sri Lanka swamped with $6.6 bln in eurobond orders

Sri Lanka raised $1.5 billion in its first sale of dual-tranche euro bonds at a lower borrowing cost than initially expected, as yield-hungry global investors put in $6.6 billion in offers. Asian sovereign bonds have rallied this year as investors look for better returns in …

China’s new move aimed at encircling India

China’s new move aimed at encircling India

China  will align its maritime silk road project with Sri Lanka’s development plans to enable the island nation to become a shipping hub in the Indian Ocean. The silk road is seen as a way of encircling India and controlling port access along sea lanes …