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Basil Rajapaksa as special envoy to India on 13A

Basil Rajapaksa as special envoy to India on 13A

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–    Sri Lanka will send President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s younger brother Basil Rajapaksa to Delhi to hold talks with Indian leadership over its controversial plan to tinker with the India-moved thirteenth amendment (13A), government sources today said. Basil Rajapaksa, the minister of …

Winning over at least a faction of the Diaspora for Reconciliation could be most difficult but very rewarding

Winning over at least a faction of the Diaspora for Reconciliation could be most difficult but very rewarding

By Devanesan Nesiah Virtually all of us who are of this Island take pride in our history, our ancient civilization and traditions, our four great religions and our languages. Yet, almost continuously since independence our religious and linguistic communities have been drifting away from each …

Sri Lanka in drive to boost tourism in Pasikudah Bay

Sri Lanka in drive to boost tourism in Pasikudah Bay

     After a decades-long civil war the Sri Lankan government is aiming to develop its tourism industry as its economy expands. Because of its pristine beaches and an extraordinarily calm sea, the government has designated Passekudah Bay as a special tourism development zone. The …

US citizens cautioned

US citizens cautioned

     The US State Department has cautioned it’s citizens when visiting Sri Lanka of crimes targeting foreigners. The updated travel information for US citizens visiting Sri Lanka said that while most violent crime occur within the local community reports of violent crime and sexual …

TNA will not participate in PSC

TNA will not participate in PSC

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       The Tamil National Alliance(TNA) has decided not to participate in the Parliamentary Select Committee(PSC) appointed to study and make relevant changes to the 13th amendment to the constitution, TNA MP Suresh Premachandran said. Representatives of the main constituent …

Sri Lanka and Pakistan are both peace loving countries

Sri Lanka and Pakistan are both peace loving countries

      Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff  General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani was the Chief Guest at the Passing out Parade of the Regular Intakes 76, Lady 11 A and Lady 10 C (volunteer) and 52 A (volunteer) at theSri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at …

No compromise on Sri Lanka issue:DMK

No compromise on Sri Lanka issue:DMK

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–   Rejecting the charge that his party had compromised on its stand in the Sri Lankan Tamils issue by joining hands with Congress for the Rajya Sabha elections, DMK President M Karunanidhi today said the support was unconditional and was confined …

Prospects For Post Conflict Reconciliation And Development In Sri Lanka: Can Singapore Be Used As A Model?

Prospects For Post Conflict Reconciliation And Development In Sri Lanka: Can Singapore Be Used As A Model?

           Presentation, at the Global Asia Institute Speaker Series (2010), National University of Singapore. (Ground Views) – John Richardson Confounding predictions of self-appointed experts, including myself, Sri Lanka’s armed forces achieved a total military victory over the LTTE. President Mahinda Rajapaksa then won a decisive …

Pillay wants probe on war

Pillay wants probe on war

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, who is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in August, says an international independent investigation must take place in Sri Lanka into allegations of war crimes. Pillay told the BBC Tamil service …

Wait before you judge Sri Lanka

Wait before you judge Sri Lanka

     In a letter titled wait before you judge Sri Lanka’, Sharma explains that Sri Lanka still has much to do to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission but added that it was a homegrown roadmap for achieving a multi-ethnic …