Monthly Archives: February 2017

Defeat of the LTTE caused renaissance in the democratic political sphere of Tamil politics.

Defeat of the LTTE caused renaissance in the democratic political sphere of Tamil politics.

“What was your first military operation”? was a question posed to Veluppillai Prabhakaran in a media interview many years ago. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE) Leader replied ” Alfred Durayappah”. Prabhakaran was of course referring to the popular former mayor and ex-MP for Alfred …

Indian entrepreneurs want road link across Palk Strait

Indian entrepreneurs want road link across Palk Strait

Representatives of Indian companies who exhibited their products at the Jaffna International Trade Fair from January 27 to 29, were unanimously of the view that for the development and trade and investment between India and the Tamil-speaking  Northern Province of Sri Lanka, the construction of …

Tamils community cannot afford any more losses

Tamils community cannot afford any more losses

“Amirthalingam was called a traitor and killed. Neelan Thiruchelvam was called a traitor and killed. Over 30 years we have lost all these people. And after killing them, what have we achieved? So now you call Sumanthiran a traitor and kill me also. Tell me, …

‘Silk Road’ Push Stirs Resentment, Protests

‘Silk Road’ Push Stirs Resentment, Protests

China signed a deal with Sri Lanka late last year to further develop the strategic port of Hambantota and build a huge industrial zone nearby, a key part of Beijing’s ambitions to create a modern-day “Silk Road” across Asia. The agreement was welcome relief for …

Pro-Tamil outfits up ante on war crimes probe

Pro-Tamil outfits up ante on war crimes probe

As a regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council is set to meet in Geneva in March, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader Thol. Thirumavalavan on Monday urged the Indian government to sponsor a resolution at the council that would ensure that there is an …

Tamil Nadu debate Katchatheevu

Tamil Nadu debate Katchatheevu

The issue of ceding Katchatheevu to Sri Lanka became a point of intense debate once again in the State Assembly on Tuesday with the Treasury and Opposition Benches wrangling over it. While winding up the debate on the Governor’s address, Leader of Opposition MK Stalin …

Wigneswaran suggests Northern Council accountability mechanism

Wigneswaran suggests Northern Council accountability mechanism

The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka Tamil-majority Northern Province C.V.Wigneswaran has suggested that the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) explore the legal possibility of instituting its own independent war crimes accountability mechanism in the absence of an international judicial mechanism recommended by the UN Human Rights …