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Trouble in TNA: leaders clash over “unity”

Trouble in TNA: leaders clash over “unity”

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has been facing an internal and external crisis for some time now, with the Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran rebelling against the party stalwart R.Sampanthan, and with the alliance losing its hold on the electorate to a significant extent. The …

Failure will lead to further divisions among communities

Failure will lead to further divisions among communities

TNA leader Sampanthan says that ” We cannot entertain any further undue delays in this matter the draft Constitution must be presented to parliament and debated and upon receiving a two-thirds majority it should be approved by the people at a referendum he added.” He was …

‘Human Rights Concerns in Sri Lanka’

‘Human Rights Concerns in Sri Lanka’

The Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the US Congressional Committee on Foreign Affairs on Wednesday heard damaging evidence on “Human Rights Concerns in Sri Lanka,” says Richard J Rogers of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Accountability Panel (MAP). The Sri …

IMF: The economy is stabilizing

IMF: The economy is stabilizing

IMF Executive Board Completed the Fourth Review Under the Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility and Concluded the 2018 Article IV Consultation with Sri Lanka. In its latest report dated 20 June the IMF said that after a series of weather calamities in 2017, the …

TULF demands a Presidential Commission

TULF demands a Presidential Commission

The Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) V. Anandasangaree, in a letter addressed to US Ambassador Atul Keshap,  i has posed a question about the ethnic conflict and wants the  International Community to pressurize the Sri Lankan Government to appoint a Presidential Commission …

Switzerland SC: Tigers financiers not guilty

Switzerland SC: Tigers financiers not guilty

Switzerland’s supreme court today ruled that 13 alleged financiers of the Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers were not guilty of supporting a criminal organisation and let them walk free. Bringing to an end a nine-year process, the court found that prosecutors had not proved the accused …

Insurance providers exploit language barrier

Insurance providers exploit language barrier

Sri Lanka’s top five general insurance providers which account for two-thirds of the market share, is seem to exploit the language barrier as none of them issue insurance documents for certain policies in Sinhala and Tamil, a recent research showed. The research study conducted by …

Abaya: conciliatory tone, concealed an uncompromising message

Abaya: conciliatory tone, concealed an uncompromising message

The arch above the school gate sits like a crown over the pillars that support it on either side. It bears the name ‘Sri Shanmuga Hindu Ladies’ College’, painted in a turquoise blue that must have been vibrant once but looks faded now. Beyond the …

Address issues relating to religious and ethnic hatred

Address issues relating to religious and ethnic hatred

The third meeting of the Working Group on Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights under the European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission was held in Brussels on 5 June 2018. The meeting took place in the context of Sri Lanka being granted better access to …

TNA deserves a positive response

TNA deserves a positive response

In a recent interview to a Tamil newspaper, M A Sumanthiran, TNA parliamentarian and international spokesman, has made an offer that sections of the Sinhala polity truly desirous of a political solution to the ‘ethnic issue’ cannot resist. Unless the idea of a new Constitution …