Monthly Archives: March 2017

Colombo to be South Asia’s commercial hub

Colombo to be South Asia’s commercial hub

Sri Lankan capital Colombo is the most suitable to be South Asia’s commercial hub, says Liang Thow Ming, Chief Marketing Officer of the US$ 1.4 billion Colombo Port City project being executed by the China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC). Liang told this correspondent that Colombo …

Sinhalese and the Tamils have a common identity.

Sinhalese and the Tamils have a common identity.

Emeritus Professor of History S. Pathmanathan, in an interview with Dailymirror, discusses the origins of settlements in Sri Lanka and argues for the Tamil Homeland concept from a historian’s point of view. Prof. Pathmanathan, who is also the Chancellor of Jaffna University, said both the …

Peace and Reconciliation

Peace and Reconciliation

Opening comments by TISSA JAYATILAKA at a panel discussion held during the 26th Rotary District Conference, Rotary District 3320- Sri Lanka and The Maldives, on 18 March, 2017 held at the BMICH, Colombo. The following served as panelists: Mr. R.Sampanthan, The Leader of the Opposition, …

GTF calls to ensure the UNHRC Resolution is fully implemented

GTF calls to ensure the UNHRC Resolution is fully implemented

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) cautiously welcomes the unanimous adoption of the resolution ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’ (34/L.1) at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). This resolution, in effect, reaffirms the full implementation of the Resolution 30/1 of 2015. The …

Whither human rights in Sri Lanka?

Whither human rights in Sri Lanka?

Ahilan Kadirgamar.                                                             From the time Sri Lanka’s civil war ended in 2009, international actors have …

There is no clarity on the actual number of casualties

There is no clarity on the actual number of casualties

Denying the corruption and war-crime allegations against him, Sri Lanka’s former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday hinted at a possible entry into active politics in future. “I have not decided yet,” he told foreign correspondents here, without ruling out the option. A few of …

Reduce China’s stake in port deal

Reduce China’s stake in port deal

Sri Lanka’s government wants a Chinese company to agree to cut its stake in a strategic port project by up to a quarter, as part of a renegotiation aimed at blunting public and political opposition to the deal.After signing an agreement in December, state-run China …

Even in war there are standards

Even in war there are standards

By C.V. Wigneswaran.                                                              NPC Chief Minister C.V. Wgneswarn addressing the UNUR Economic Engagement Programme at the Tellipalai …

Doctors were accepted as noble practitioners

Doctors were accepted as noble practitioners

Kusal Perera.                                                                       Recent media reports say the GMOA has decided …

Rajinikanth cancels trip to Sri Lanka

Rajinikanth cancels trip to Sri Lanka

Following requests from political leaders, Kollywood superstar Rajinikanth on Saturday announced that he was cancelling his two-day visit to Sri Lanka on an invitation from Lyca Productions, which is alleged to have links with former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa. Making it clear that he …