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May be satisfied with a further expansion of power to Provincial Councils

May be satisfied with a further expansion of power to Provincial Councils

Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority may be satisfied with a further expansion of power to provincial councils instead of their demand for a federal solution, to ensure political autonomy in the northern and eastern regions, a senior Tamil lawmaker has said. The idea was expressed by …

Now look at today’s politicians …

Now look at today’s politicians …

Winston Churchill famously claimed that of all human qualities, courage was the most esteemed, because it guaranteed all others. He was right. Courage—moral courage—is the companion of great leadership. No politician could ever be viewed as exceptional unless he or she had it in spades. …

Sivajilingam also wants a special court

Sivajilingam also wants a special court

A resolution to request UN Human Rights Council to establish a special court in Sri Lanka to probe cases related to war crimes and human right violations in the North during the war, has been passed at the Northern Provincial Council (NPC). The Tamil National …

Potential targets in notebook

Potential targets in notebook

A police source has confirmed Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop were among a list of potential targets allegedly documented in the notebook of a Sri Lankan man charged with a terrorism-related offence today. Mohamed Nizamdeen, 25, was today charged with possessing a blueprint to target …

Sri lankan arrested over terror offences

Sri lankan arrested over terror offences

A 25-year-old Sri Lankan man accused of being an Islamic State affiliate has been charged with possessing a blueprint to target several “symbolic” Sydney locations. Officers from NSW’s Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT) arrested Mohamed Nizamdeen at Kensington, in Sydney’s south-east. The University of New …

Taking back a word

Taking back a word

Months into the first stint of my Colombo assignment, I noticed something. My copy sounded distinctly better whenever I quoted Sri Lankan Tamil leader R. Sampanthan. Curious, I started paying closer attention to his comments and speeches. What was it about his words that enhanced …

Mannar mass grave

Mannar mass grave

Sri Lankan authorities have excavated nearly 100 skeletons at a mass grave in Mannar, located in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, where state armed forces and Tamil rebels clashed in a 30-year civil war. According to local media reports, some locals living in the Tamil-majority province, …

Aid convoy with LTTE pictures arrives in Kerala

Aid convoy with LTTE pictures arrives in Kerala

A caravan of trucks bearing flags similar to that of the LTTE and a banner with the picture of the slain LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabhakaran had arrived in Kottayam, Kerala with flood relief material, Indian media reported today. According to the Manorama online, the police …

China wants to build in North

China wants to build in North

China wants to build houses and roads in Sri Lanka’s north, much of which is in a state of disrepair nearly a decade after the end of civil war, Chinese and Sri Lankan officials said, in a bid to expand it influence beyond the island’s …

Vulnerable to rising interest rates

Vulnerable to rising interest rates

Moody’s Investors Service says that the credit profile of the Government of Sri Lanka (B1 negative) is supported by the authorities’ progress in implementing reforms, which entail fiscal consolidation and a build-up of foreign exchange reserves. Sri Lanka also benefits from moderate per capita income …