Monthly Archives: Nov 2016

Renewed enthusiasm in Tamil Nadu

Renewed enthusiasm in Tamil Nadu

This year, there was a renewed enthusiasm in celebrating the birth anniversary of LTTE founder Velupillai Prabhakaran.Tamil eveningers carried full and half page advertisements on his glory while Tamil organisations celebrated elaborately. Seeman organised blood donation camp at his residence and in the evening, addressed …

China hedges its bets

China hedges its bets

Having suffered a great deal by putting all its eggs in the basket of the Sri Lankan government led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa between 2010 and 2014, China has now adopted a balanced Sri Lanka policy under which it will engage the opposition as well …

India-China ‘Great Game’ in Sri Lanka?

India-China ‘Great Game’ in Sri Lanka?

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is on a week-long visit to China on the invitation of the Chinese government — a development that sections within the government and diplomatic circles here see as a “strong message” from Beijing. The visit assumes further significance in …

Concerns over hate speech

Concerns over hate speech

The Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) headed by former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has noted with concern, the rise of hate speech in Sri Lanka in the recent past, which challenges the initiatives being taken by the Government to heal the country after …

LTTE Global Chief Has Not Talked

LTTE Global Chief Has Not Talked

Twenty-five years after former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated, the Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA)—which was set up to tie together the loose ends in the investigations and probe the wider conspiracy angle—is not sure of its own existence. Functioning since 1998 at the taxpayers’ …

Accountants adopt new code to combat crime

Accountants adopt new code to combat crime

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) has decided to adopt the “Responding to Non Compliance with Laws and Regulations” (NOCLAR) standard with effect from 15th July 2017 to ensure Sri Lanka is in line with the latest international ethics standards. …

Shares fall for 8th session

Shares fall for 8th session

Sri Lankan shares extended falls to an eighth session on Wednesday, posting their lowest close since April 7, as investor sentiment was hit by budget tax proposals, including revisions in corporate and withholding taxes. The government aims to boost its 2017 tax revenue by 27 …

Politicians are are trying to mislead the masses

Politicians are are trying to mislead the masses

Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne on Tuesday (22) lashed out at politicians who spread rumours that there would be a military coup if the government failed to arrest deterioration of democracy. He said it was only a figment of the imagination. “These politicians are …

Wigneswaran’s view on constitution runs counter to that of panel

Wigneswaran’s view on constitution runs counter to that of panel

The view of C.V.Wigneswaran, Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, on the basic structure of the proposed Sri Lankan constitution, runs counter to that of the Constitutional Assembly’s sub-committee on Center-Provincial relations. While the sub-committee has refrained from branding the proposed devolution system …

Wigneswaran wants North South dialogue

Wigneswaran wants North South dialogue

Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran on Tuesday called for greater dialogue between people of Sri Lanka’s north and south. Urging the southern Sinhala majority to “leave aside emotional politics and unfair suspicion”, he assured them that the Tamil minority’s demand for federalism sought to unite, …