Monthly Archives: June 2017

In support of Wigneswaran

In support of Wigneswaran

Alleging a government backed TNA move to oust outspoken Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran, a section of the Northern Provincial administration yesterday launched a protest campaign in the Jaffna peninsula and some parts of the Vanni region. At the behest of those backing Wigneswaran, …

Jaffna in turmoil

Jaffna in turmoil

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole.                                               Last night (June 15th) as I went to Jaffna Town to pick up some dinner at the …

ITAK confident of passing motion against Chief Minister

ITAK confident of passing motion against Chief Minister

The Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK), which is the largest constituent of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), is confident of passing the proposed No Confidence Motion against the Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran. Jaffna District MP M.A.Sumanthiran told newsin.asia on Friday, that the ITAK has …

Ministers refuse to meet Wigneswaran’s condition for compromise

Ministers refuse to meet Wigneswaran’s condition for compromise

Two of the ousted Ministers in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province have reportedly refused to accept Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran’s fresh condition to defuse the political crisis gripping the Tamil-majority province. In his discussion with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Supremo, R.Sampanthan, Chief Minister Wigneswaran had said …

ISIS recruiter targets youths from Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka

ISIS recruiter targets youths from Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka

A fugitive chief recruiter of the Islamic State in the Indian subcontinent has targeted youths from three countries — India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka — to involve them with the global terror outfit. Mohammed Shafi Armar, a tech savvy, has been operating on Facebook and …

Uncertainty continues in Northern Provincial Council

Uncertainty continues in Northern Provincial Council

Uncertainty continued in Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council on Friday, after discussions between Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan and Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran. Following the Chief Minister’s recent move, asking two of the four ministers in his Cabinet to resign over corruption …

Talks to prevent break- up of Tamil National Alliance

Talks to prevent break- up of Tamil National Alliance

Tamil National Alliance(TNA) and opposition leader R.Sampanthan is currently engaged in negotiations with Northern province chief minister C.V. Wigneswaran to bring about a “Settlement”Between warring factions of the TNA. TNA Jaffna district MP. Sivagnanam Sreetharan and Mannar Dist MP Charles Nimalarajan have exerted pressure on …

I cautioned him

I cautioned him

High drama ensued in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province on Thursday after a large bloc of members of the Provincial Council wrote to the Governor, expressing “no confidence” in Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran. Their move comes in the wake of the Chief Minister’s call to two …

Conflict appears to be ending in a compromise

Conflict appears to be ending in a compromise

The political conflict in Sri Lanka’s Tamil majority Northern Province, which escalated dangerously on Thursday, appeared to be heading for a solution at the end of the day, with Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran and the leadership of the Tami National Alliance (TNA) reportedly going in for …

Terrorist attacks cannot be ruled out

Terrorist attacks cannot be ruled out

Terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka cannot be ruled out, the British Foreign and Commonwealth office said in an updated travel advise on Sri Lanka. The advise on Sri Lanka was updated following a review of the way in which the UK Government describes the threat …