Monthly Archives: May 2017

Muslims will be compelled to seek international community support

Muslims will be compelled to seek international community support

If the incumbent government continued to overlook the racist acts perpetrated on the Muslim community, it would lead to a situation to lodge the complaint with the international community, EPC Leader of the Opposition M.S Uthumalebbe said. Hence, the government and the defence sector should …

Plantation Tamils need Administrative power first

Plantation Tamils need Administrative power first

Nuwara-Eliya District Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) MP Mylvaganam Tilakaraj in an interview with the Daily Mirror highlights issues confronting plantation-based Tamil minority and their aspirations. He shared the following:- Q As a politician from upcountry, how do you see the current political situation of the country? …

India and China’s Tug of War Over Sri Lanka

India and China’s Tug of War Over Sri Lanka

Unnerved by growing Chinese influence in Sri Lanka, India is seeking to strengthen ties with the Colombo government through economic cooperation as the Indian Ocean island nation assumes increasing importance as a regional trading hub in one of the world’s busiest sea lanes. In the …

Pro-Tamil activists detained

Pro-Tamil activists detained

Scores of pro-Tamil activists were detained at the Marina here on Sunday when they tried to hold a memorial for Tamil victims of Sri Lankan ethnic strife as the famed seashore is out of bounds to hold protests. The activists of pro-Tamil outfits such as …

MGR supplied LTTE with money

MGR supplied LTTE with money

Former prominent Liberation Tigers of Eelam (LTTE) leader Kumaran Pathmanathan, who was the chief international financier and helped smuggle weapons for the terror outfit, spoke to WION in an exclusive interview. KP, as he was known, took over leadership of the LTTE following the death …

Wigneswaran does not like industries using locally available resources

Wigneswaran does not like industries using locally available resources

The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, has said that his administration would not like industries coming up in the province to use locally available resources and would want them to deploy resources procured or purchased from outside the province. “In working …

Join efforts to promote development in North

Join efforts to promote development in North

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government will take measures to construct an expressway to connect the northern districts of Jaffna, Mannar and Trincomalee with Badulla in the central hills. “In a decision to develop infrastructure facilities we have proposed that an expressway …

Poverty high in the North – Eastern Provinces

Poverty high in the North – Eastern Provinces

Sri Lanka’s central bank will study the growing indebtedness in Tamil-majority north and east, its Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy said. “We are concerned about the rise in household debt,” the governor said, referring to a prevalent post-war challenge facing families that are rebuilding their lives. Following …

Anti-Terror Bill Revives Concerns of Abuse

Anti-Terror Bill Revives Concerns of Abuse

Sri Lanka’s latest counter terrorism bill falls far short of the government’s pledges to the United Nations Human Rights Council to end abusive detention without charge, Human Rights Watch said today. The Cabinet approved the third draft of the Counter Terrorism Act (CTA) on May …

Tamils will soon ask troops to quit Northern Province,

Tamils will soon ask troops to quit Northern Province,

The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tami-majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, has said that the time is not far off when the Tamils will ask the Sri Lankan army, navy and air force, to quit the province. Addressing the public gathered in Mulliwaikkal in the Northern …