Monthly Archives: January 2017

Talks to develop Trincomalee port

Talks to develop Trincomalee port

India and Sri Lanka will soon be finalising an accord to take New Delhi’s help to develop Trincomalee Port in the East of the Island nation, a move seen as Colombo’s attempt at fine balancing India and China. China has pumped in money to develop …

Kenya eyes Tea Exports to Iran

Kenya eyes Tea Exports to Iran

The Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) has found a new markets for tea in Iran and Russia after the United Nations lifted a 10-year embargo. According to KTDA national chairman Peter Kanyago, the agency will continue expanding the orthodox tea product in order to dislodge …

British Tamils Forum disappointed with the European Commission

British Tamils Forum disappointed with the European Commission

The British Tamils Forum (BTF) is deeply disappointed with the European Commission’s proposal to re-instate the GSP+ trade concessions to Sri Lanka in exchange for “commitments” from the Sri Lankan government on sustainable development, human rights and good governance. Sri Lanka has a long history …

No grouse between Sinhalese and Tamils

No grouse between Sinhalese and Tamils

Highlighting the changes taking place in Sri Lanka between the majority and Tamils Field Marshal turned politician Sarath Fonseka on Tuesday said there was no grouses between the Sinhalese and Tamils over the 13th Amendment. “We have given that message to the majority community in …

EU denies laying down any conditions

EU denies laying down any conditions

The Head of the Political, Trade and Communication Section of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) in Sri Lanka Paul Godfrey yesterday denied that the European Union (EU) laid down any conditions as such to Sri Lanka – 58 conditions in total as some …

It is a clamour for political power that brought about the separatist movement.

It is a clamour for political power that brought about the separatist movement.

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP for the Jaffna District M.A. Sumanthiran, in an interview with the Daily Mirror, shares his views on the Constitution making and the way forward. He says his party remains optimistic about a positive outcome. Q  How optimistic are you of …

Federal Court upholds deportation of Tigers fundraiser

Federal Court upholds deportation of Tigers fundraiser

An alleged fundraiser for Tamil rebels who has been fighting deportation from Canada for more than two decades has lost a key court battle after a federal judge dismissed his appeal. The Federal Court upheld the deportation of Manickavasagam Suresh on the grounds he was …

A chance to move forward

A chance to move forward

By Veluppillai Thangavelu.                                                             The year 2017 is a make or break year for the National …

Coca Cola may set up plant in Sri Lanka to feed Indian market

Coca Cola may set up plant in Sri Lanka to feed Indian market

American beverages major Coca-Cola Co may set up a plant in Sri Lanka to feed demands in India, which has the highest demand of the firm’s products in South Asia, the Sri Lankan finance ministry on Monday said. “They pointed out that Sri Lanka could …

Troubling Quest for Justice

Troubling Quest for Justice

By Taylor Dibbert:                                                                 Though largely unreported internationally, Sri Lanka experienced a major political …