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TNA to examine if it should contest polls in northern Lanka

TNA to examine if it should contest polls in northern Lanka

     The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), appointed a committee to examine if it should contest the  northern provincial council election in September. TNA sources said a 15-member committee representing the five parties which form the TNA would examine the political situation with regard to …

Kurshid to Sri Lanka for talks

Kurshid to Sri Lanka for talks

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      India’s External Affairs Minister Salman Kurshid will visit Sri Lanka soon to discuss the political situation in the country following the visit of Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa to New Delhi. Minister Rajapaksa concluded his two day visit to …

Implement 13th amendment, India tells Sri Lanka

Implement 13th amendment, India tells Sri Lanka

      India on Friday told Sri Lanka categorically not to dilute a key constitutional provision that promises autonomy to the Tamil minority.External affairs minister Salman Khurshid conveyed the message to Sri Lankan minister Basil Rajapaksa that Colombo should go beyond the 13th amendment …

Sri Lankan asylum seeker claims, wrong

Sri Lankan asylum seeker claims, wrong

      Afghan asylum-seekers outnumbered Sri Lankans by two to one in 2009, casting doubt on Labor’s claim that its failure to toughen immigration policy after Sri Lanka’s civil war was pivotal in the revival of the smuggling trade. As Foreign Minister Bob Carr signalled …

India wants deal respected

India wants deal respected

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      India says the Sri Lankan government must respect the agreement reached between both countries and first discuss any changes bilaterally before going ahead with such changes. Indian Minister of State V. Narayanasamy told the BBC Sandeshiya that India however …

The TNA and the PSC

The TNA and the PSC

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) issuing a press release stated that the TNA took a decision on the 29th of June 2013, not to participate in the proposed Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC). It stated that the The TNA placed …

Organisers detained for screening controversial documentary on Tamils in Sri Lanka

Organisers detained for screening controversial documentary on Tamils in Sri Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       Three organisers of a controversial documentary film screening at the KL/Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall were detained by Home Ministry, Immigration and police officials here Wednesday. The screening of the movie, No Fire Zone, which explores the oppression of Tamils …

Deputy Commonwealth chief in Sri Lanka

Deputy Commonwealth chief in Sri Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–    Commonwealth Deputy Secretary General Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba is in Sri Lanka to review arrangements for the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), taking place this November, the Commonwealth Secretariat said. Masire-Mwamba will meet with External Affairs Minister Professor G L …

Egyptian army ousts Morsi, suspends constitution and vows new elections

Egyptian army ousts Morsi, suspends constitution and vows new elections

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      The leader of Egypt’s military ousted President Mohammed Morsi from office and replaced him with the head of the country’s constitutional court — a move the presidential palace quickly branded a “complete military coup.” The announcements ended days of …

UK warns visitors to Sri Lanka of organised and armed gangs in Lanka

UK warns visitors to Sri Lanka of organised and armed gangs in Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       The British Foreign Office has warned visitors to Sri Lanka to be mindful of organised and armed gangs known to operate in Sri Lanka who have been responsible for targeted kidnappings and violence. The Foreign office says while …