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Election was determined largely by local factors

Election was determined largely by local factors

Gotabaya Rajapakse won Sri Lanka’s Presidential Elections on November 16. This is not the first time Sri Lanka has had a Rajapakse as president. Mahinda Rajapakse, Gotabaya’s brother, also served …

Confident that the Sri Lanka will pursue the process of reconciliation

Confident that the Sri Lanka will pursue the process of reconciliation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Rajapaksa government will take forward the reconciliation process to meet the aspirations of Tamil community in Sri Lanka which also includes the implementation of 13th Amendment. Prime Minister Modi made these remarks after holding talks with …

India wants national reconciliation

India wants national reconciliation

India expects the newly-elected President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa to boost the national reconciliation policy with the Tamil community of the country, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said …

Next President Faces Major Rights Challenges

Next President Faces Major Rights Challenges

The winner of Sri Lanka’s presidential election on November 16, 2019 will face enormous challenges to deliver justice for past crimes and prevent future abuses, Human Rights Watch said. Since …

TMK will take a neutral stand

TMK will take a neutral stand

The former Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province C.V.Wigneswaran has said that his organization the Tamil Makkal Koottani (TMK) will take a neutral stand at the upcoming Presidential election …

Security systems were undermined, says probe report

Security systems were undermined, says probe report

A parliamentary panel in Sri Lanka has accused President Maithripala Sirisena of “actively undermining” government and security systems, leading to serious lapses ahead of the Easter terror attacks. In a …

Trump administration  will push the new Sri Lankan Government on the human rights issue

Trump administration will push the new Sri Lankan Government on the human rights issue

US Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Alice G. Wells told the House Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation on 22 October 2019 that the Trump …

The spiritual leader

The spiritual leader

No international actor will try to interfere in Sri Lanka’s approaching presidential election, said Basil Rajapaksa, chief strategist of his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s presidential bid. “Ethically, that is how it should be,” he told The Hindu in an interview, alluding to a shift in the …

A Tamil boycott will achieve little

A Tamil boycott will achieve little

Should Tamils boycott Sri Lanka’s elections in November for the executive presidency? Should Tamils boycott Sri Lanka’s elections in November for the executive presidency? This question is weighed by Tamils …

We want effective democracy

We want effective democracy

The United Kingdom Minister of State for the Commonwealth, UN and South Asia and Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon met with the Tamil National Alliance Leader AR. Sampanthan and the Spokesperson Hon M A Sumanthiran …