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The seasonal climate of Sri Lanka

The seasonal climate of Sri Lanka

As Indian medical and emergency teams arrive in Sri Lanka to aid rescue and recovery efforts after devastating floods and landslides, the torrential rains of the past several days are easing. A large island in the Indian Ocean immediately south of India, Sri Lanka consists …

Prosecute not promote

Prosecute not promote

President Maithripala Sirisena should start prosecuting alleged war criminals not promoting them, said the International Truth and Justice Project on the release of the first of its dossiers on alleged perpetrators. The ITJP’s document implicates the former Chief of Army Staff, Jagath Dias, in attacks on civilians and hospitals …

Anti-Muslim tension

Anti-Muslim tension

A manhunt is on in Sri Lanka for a hard-line Buddhist leader after a series of attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses that authorities accuse him of encouraging. President Maithripala Siresena had vowed to investigate anti-Muslim hate crimes after assuming power in 2015, however, attacks …

Sex ring in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system

Sex ring in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system

The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother’s home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper. There was no rape, …

A country trapped in debt

A country trapped in debt

Normally the roads leading to Asian ports are bustling. Trucks loaded with cargo. Small shops where lorry drivers and workers take a tea break. Hambantota port in southern Sri Lanka is starkly different. Despite being open for seven years, the access road looks barely touched. …

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 …