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Rudd’s new bid to stop boats

Rudd’s new bid to stop boats

      Kevin Rudd has for the first time flagged a review of Australia’s obligations under the United Nations refugee convention as part of a new policy aimed at stemming the flow of asylum seeker boats. The Prime Minister signalled the review as part …

Seeman seek ban on ‘Madras Cafe’

Seeman seek ban on ‘Madras Cafe’

   “Naam Thamizhar” (We Tamils), a Tamil activist party, has sought a ban on “Madras Cafe”  starring John Abraham for showing the members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as terrorists.“We have requested the government of Tamil Nadu to intervene and stop the film from …

Sri Lanka Country update: British government expresses concern

Sri Lanka Country update: British government expresses concern

      An update on Sri Lanka by the Foreign and Commonwealth office in its human rights report has stated that the human rights situation in Sri Lanka between April and June saw both positive and negative developments. The update says:  The human rights …

India should boycott Commonwealth meet in Colombo: TESO

India should boycott Commonwealth meet in Colombo: TESO

     DMK chief M Karunanidhi-led Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) today resolved to stage a state-wide demonstration on August 8, pressing the Centre to boycott a Commonwealth meeting slated to be held in Colombo in coming November, among other demands. A resolution adopted at …

Interview With TNA Chief Ministerial Candidate Justice Wigneswaran

Interview With TNA Chief Ministerial Candidate Justice Wigneswaran

     Former Supreme Court Justice C.V. Wigneswaran will be a key contender for the first ever Chief Minister at the election for the recently constituted Northern Provincial Council.The former Supreme Court judge will contest under ITAK’s ‘house’ symbol and will be a main contender …

UK exports £12bn arms despite rights concerns

UK exports £12bn arms despite rights concerns

     The Government has issued more than 3,000 export licences for military and intelligence equipment worth a total of £12.3bn to countries which  are on its own official list for human rights abuses. The existence of one licence to Israel and the Occupied Territories …

Ethnic riddle in Sri Lanka

Ethnic riddle in Sri Lanka

      Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa has announced that his government will accept the recommendations of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) regarding steps to be taken to bring about ethnic reconciliation through devolution of powers to the provinces. Senior minister Nimal Sripala De …

The Wigneswaran Factor: Sampanthan’s Master-Stroke ?

The Wigneswaran Factor: Sampanthan’s Master-Stroke ?

     In this country, it is a rarity to witness really smart politics on strategic issues. We have just done so and got two breakthrough moves on the same issue. The first was by President Rajapaksa who chose to go ahead with the election …

LTTE pitch invader absconding Thai courts also

LTTE pitch invader absconding Thai courts also

      The CID informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate that the suspect who invaded Britain’s Cardiff cricket grounds carrying a Tiger flag during the semifinals between Sri Lanka and India at the ICC Champions Trophy had appeared internationally under three other names. It said …

SLMC-led Kalmunai MC vote for 13 A

SLMC-led Kalmunai MC vote for 13 A

    Kalmunai Municipal Council (MC)  passed a resolution last weekby a majority vote that no amendments should be made to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Mayor, Dr. Zhiraz Meera Mohideen of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), moved the motion. Under the Indo-Sri Lanka …