Monthly Archives: March 2017

Fishermen to withdraw agitation

Fishermen to withdraw agitation

Fishermen agitating over the killing of a colleague allegedly by Sri Lankan Navy decided to withdraw their six-day old protest tomorrow after talks with Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Pon Radhakrishnan here today. The breakthrough came after talks between a delegation of fishermen leaders led …

TNA decision concerning UNHRC Resolution

TNA decision concerning UNHRC Resolution

Press Release Issued by the Tamil National Alliance Media Office on March 11th 2017) The following decision was arrived at following a meeting of TNA Members of Parliament and Provincial Council Members held in Vavuniya today (11th March 2017): All Sri Lanka’s obligations in terms …

TN ask for postponement of Kachchativu St.Anthony’s feast

TN ask for postponement of Kachchativu St.Anthony’s feast

The Tamil Nadu coordinator for the Kachchativu St. Anthony’s festival, Fr.Sahayaraj, had asked for a postponement of the event fixed for Sunday, but the Jaffna Diocese had informed him that it could not be postponed for reasons beyond their control, reliable sources in the Tamil …

Revitalising a war-battered economy

Revitalising a war-battered economy

The Sri Lankan government will implement a new programme for the development of the Northern Province, President Maithripala Sirisena announced last week. From the time the island’s civil war ended in May 2009, claiming over 1,00,000 lives, there has been considerable talk about developing the …

TELO reject views expressed by TNA

TELO reject views expressed by TNA

Secretary General Tamkil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO) releasing a statement said that We totally reject the views expressed by TNA M.P. Sumanthiran and that the TNA is not the private property of any single party in the Alliance. If any party or individual in the TNA …

GTF supports giving Sri Lanka more time

GTF supports giving Sri Lanka more time

Issuing a statement on 9 March 2017, the Global Tamil Forum requests GoSL to ‘present a comprehensive strategy on transitional justice, with a time-bound plan’; ‘invite Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to establish a full-fledged country presence’; ‘adopt legislation establishing a …

Do We Need More Time?

Do We Need More Time?

By Nilantha Ilangamuwa.                                                         Taking time is a strategical political tool in any political ideology for any reason! …

A growing hub in the Indo-Pacific

A growing hub in the Indo-Pacific

By Prasad Kariyawasam.                                                         In addressing this timely subject; “Sri Lanka as a growing hub in the Indo-Pacific”, …

Tamil civil society calls for strong follow-up action

Tamil civil society calls for strong follow-up action

Making a joint appeal Tamil Civil Society Organisations, Political Parties and Trade Unions have called on the UN human rights council to pass a robust resolution with strong follow up mechanisms in order to put enough pressure on Sri Lanka to deliver on its commitments …

Sri Lanka to release all 85 Indian fishermen in custody

Sri Lanka to release all 85 Indian fishermen in custody

The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday decided to release all 85 Indian fishermen who are now in its custody. “The fishermen will be released as soon as possible, the orders have been passed,” a top source in the Sri Lankan government told The Hindu . …