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Tremors

Tremors

Caught between former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the one hand and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on the other, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has reached a point of no return. The coalition of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the United Nation Party, which pitchforked …

Sri Lanka, a worry for India

Sri Lanka, a worry for India

The return of Mahinda Rajapaksa to power in Sri Lanka has been the subject of speculation for some time. The question was when and how. In 2015, India lent its influence to broker a coalition between Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremesinghe to remove Rajapaksa from …

A constitutional crisis?

A constitutional crisis?

Sri Lanka has been plunged into a constitutional crisis after the president ousted the prime minister, a move that took the nation by surprise and was denounced as illegal by some government ministers. Sri Lankans were glued to their television sets on Friday evening after …

New party is old wine in a new bottle

New party is old wine in a new bottle

The Tamizh Makkal Kootani (TMK) or Tamil Peoples’ Alliance (TPA) which C.V.Wigneswaran, the former Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, is to form, appears to be old wine in a new bottle. The aims and objectives of the TMK and the tactics it …

We should pursue our activities through the International Community

We should pursue our activities through the International Community

Addressing the last sitting of the Northern Provincial Council on 23 October 2018 Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran blamed the Government and the TNA leadership, for the failure of the Northern Provincial Council to deliver on its promises to the Tamil People. The CM is  to give …

TNA leadership did not ask what his vision was

TNA leadership did not ask what his vision was

Sri Lanka’s Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran on Tuesday slammed the Colombo government and his own Tamil leadership, holding them responsible for the perceived failure of the Northern Provincial Council to deliver on its promises to the war-affected Tamils. Speaking at the last sitting of …

Don’t blame the messenger

Don’t blame the messenger

For a responsible media organisation, telling the truth is imperative even if it means reporting tactless utterances On October 17, a front-page report, “Sri Lankan President Sirisena alleges that RAW is plotting his assassination”, in this newspaper became the subject of wild speculation on social …

Amend Counter Terrorism Act

Amend Counter Terrorism Act

Sri Lanka’s draft counterterrorism law significantly improves upon the current, abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) but needs further safeguards against rights violations, Human Rights Watch said in a commentary released today. Parliament should amend the bill to fully comply with international human rights standards …

Will finish infra projects before your polls

Will finish infra projects before your polls

India has assured Sri Lanka of completing development projects on time, some of them preferably before the January 2020 elections in the island nation, The Sunday Express has learnt. Both sides also decided to sensitively handle the issue of fishermen, especially in the coming months, …

“Why Can’t We Go Home?”

“Why Can’t We Go Home?”

Human Rights Watch  Released a Report About Occupation of Civilian Owned Lands in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka by the Armed Services titled “Why Can’t We Go Home?” Summary On April 29, 2017, the Sri Lankan navy high command announced it would release 100 acres …