Monthly Archives: July 2018

Amnesty asks not to implement death penalty

Amnesty asks not to implement death penalty

Sri Lanka must pull back from any plans to implement the death penalty and preserve its longstanding positive record on shunning this cruel and irreversible punishment, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.. The Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Srisena, is reportedly pressing ahead with plans to execute …

India advise on consequences

India advise on consequences

India will adopt a broad, three-pronged approach to deal with China’s increasing engagement in the South Asian and Indian Ocean neighbourhood — track Beijing’s activities carefully; pursue its own projects and commitments; and educate and advise neighbours on the consequences of engaging with China. External …

Our country has no future unless we have a new Constitution

Our country has no future unless we have a new Constitution

Addressing Parliament on  6th of July 2018 TNA leader Mr R Sampanthan  said, our country has no future unless we have a new Constitution which would end the conflict that has arisen in this country as a result of the national question. In fact, in …

Preparing for a poll that is out of sight

Preparing for a poll that is out of sight

There are few signs of Sri Lanka’s provincial elections being held any time soon, but the Tamil polity is already gearing up for the race. The island’s Eastern, North Central and Sabaragamuwa Provincial Councils are due for elections since October 2017, and the Central, North …

Understanding poverty in post-war Sri Lanka

Understanding poverty in post-war Sri Lanka

The numbers at first glance The numbers for Sri Lanka’s post-war economy seem on the whole, clear. Poverty, measured monetarily, looks to be reducing. According to World Bank figures, Sri Lanka is a lower middle-income country and in 2017 its per capita income of $4,065. …

Does recovery of arms from former LTTE cadres indicate revival of Tamil insurgency ?

Does recovery of arms from former LTTE cadres indicate revival of Tamil insurgency ?

The 21 km-long Puthukkudiyiruppu-Oddusuddan road progressing through the hinterland of North-Eastern Mullaitivu District, links Puthukkudiyiruppu on the A-35 Paranthan-Mullaitivu highway and Oddusuddan on the A-34 Mankulam-Mullaitivu highway. It was along this road that a trusted deputy of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)supremo Velupillai …