Monthly Archives: January 2018

Trial of Tamil Tiger financiers begins

Trial of Tamil Tiger financiers begins

The trial of 13 financiers accused of funnelling more than CH15 million ($15.3 million) to the Sri Lankan Tamil separatist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) has started at the Swiss Federal Criminal Court. The accused are from Switzerland, Germany and Sri Lanka. Some are …

Nothing excites, or agonises, Sri Lankans like cricket

Nothing excites, or agonises, Sri Lankans like cricket

Cricket runs through the veins of Sri Lankans, philosophised Randika, our young Man Friday during our tour of the island, as he pointed to a park between the hills of Nuwara Eliya and the sun-kissed beaches of Hikkaduwa, where a match was on full steam. …

What’s the Buzz about Sri Lanka’s Honey Bees

What’s the Buzz about Sri Lanka’s Honey Bees

Shannine Daniel.                                     Bees may be small creatures, but the role that they play in the environment is a very  important one. The tiny hairs found on the bodies …

Thirteen accused of funding the LTTE to stand trial in Swiss court

Thirteen accused of funding the LTTE to stand trial in Swiss court

Thirteen financiers accused of funnelling more than CH15 million ($15.3 million) to the Sri Lankan Tamil separatist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) will stand trial before the Swiss Federal Criminal Court on Monday. The accused are from Switzerland, Germany and Sri Lanka. Some …

Militarization of the Indian Ocean

Militarization of the Indian Ocean

By P.K.Balachandran :                                           One of the fallouts of the rise of China as an economic and military power in recent times has been the militarization …

We can’t despair, we can’t abandon things

We can’t despair, we can’t abandon things

R. Sampanthan, leader of the Opposition in Sri Lanka’s Parliament, is also the country’s seniormost politician, having been in politics for more than six decades. In the January 2015 presidential poll, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) he leads backed the President Maithripala Sirisena–Prime Minister Ranil …

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Hang on to your truth and respect the truth of others Choose to be happy Forgive those you can forgive and seek forgiveness of someone who deserves it  Do something outside of your comfort zone               Be the voice …