Monthly Archives: August 2016

Washington should reconsider current approach.

Washington should reconsider current approach.

Taylor Dibbert.                                                                        The United States is poised to deepen ties …

Rights probe within domestic laws

Rights probe within domestic laws

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday reiterated his government’s commitment for a domestic war crime probe whilst conceding that several people have been killed during the war. Speaking at the launch of a journal named ‘Manu Raava’, published by Colombo Law College Human Rights Association, …

Wigneswaran accuses UN envoy of toeing Government line

Wigneswaran accuses UN envoy of toeing Government line

Chief Minister of North has accused UN Resident Coordinator to Sri Lanka of grossly ignoring war crimes probe and toeing the government line. Making a special statement at the Provincial Council assembly, CM Wigneswaran said that newly-appointed UN Permanent Representative Una McCauley has sent him …

State Minister of Defence rejects claims

State Minister of Defence rejects claims

Sri Lanka’s Tamil politicians have alleged that over 100 LTTE cadres at rehabilitation centres were injected with poison leading to their deaths, prompting the government to reject their claims on Thursday. Politicians of the main Tamil party Tamil National Alliance (TNA) politicians and the Tamil …

Governor defends building temple

Governor defends building temple

The Governor of Sri Lanka’s Hindu Tamil-majority Northern Province, Reginold Cooray, has defended the building of Buddhist temples in the province saying that it is only part of a boom in the building of places of worship there. “Big Hindu kovils are being built and …

Sri Lanka to adopt policy for war displaced

Sri Lanka to adopt policy for war displaced

The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday said it has prepared a policy to deal with war-affected families. The cabinet had approved the framing of a policy on durable solutions for conflict-affected displacement, Xinhua news agency quoted Media Minister Gayantha Karunatillake as saying. Thousands were displaced …

Sampanthan request international help to achieve a solution

Sampanthan request international help to achieve a solution

The leader of opposition and the leader of the TNA  told US Ambassador Atul Keshap, that the Tamil people have to get the political solution. In his The address Mr.  Sampanthan said, “The solutions we present to further our political aspirations will not in any way …

Sri Lanka cannot walk this path alone

Sri Lanka cannot walk this path alone

Thank you so much for joining us on this beautiful rooftop on an absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous evening here in Jaffna.  I have a few prepared remarks. The first thing I want to say – and I know I am going to get points off for …

Scot’ set for court showdown with politician’s son

Scot’ set for court showdown with politician’s son

A Scots engineer who became an overnight celebrity in Sri Lanka after punching the hated playboy son of a government minister has spoken of his hope to “see justice done” as a long-running investigation into the incident finally comes to court. James Casserly, originally from …

New book reveals sensational details

New book reveals sensational details

An LTTE leader who was once a deputy to its supreme leader Velupillai Prabhakaran was a RAW agent, recruited as early as 1989, a new book says. Journalist Neena Gopal, who interviewed former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi moments before he was assassinated in 1991, says …