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Would TNA re-nominate Wigneswaran?

Would TNA re-nominate Wigneswaran?

All is well that ends well – or, so goes the old adage. For the ruling Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in the Tamil-majority Northern Province, it could well be just that and nothing more. The current truce between TNA leadership of R Sampanthan and Northern …

GTF reiterates call for participation of international judges

GTF reiterates call for participation of international judges

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF), releasing a statement on 21 June 2017, reiterated its call for the participation of international judges in Sri Lanka’s transitional justice process. A report prepared by the former UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Mónica Pinto, …

Support stymies arrest

Support stymies arrest

It has become problematic for the Sri Lankan government to arrest and sentence the virulently anti-Muslim Buddhist monk, Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera ,General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena …

UN Chief appoints Sri Lankan as Envoy on Youth

UN Chief appoints Sri Lankan as Envoy on Youth

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Jayathma Wickramanayake of Sri Lanka as his next Envoy on Youth, the UN Office in Colombo said in a statement. She will succeed Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan. The success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development depends on …

Wigneswaran wants to remove NPC Chairman

Wigneswaran wants to remove NPC Chairman

Even as the spat between Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran and the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) leader R.Sampanthan ended in a compromise on Monday, with both sides abandoning brinkmanship, …

Wigneswaran backs down

Wigneswaran backs down

Sri Lanka’s Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran on Monday backed down from his earlier insistence that the two Ministers against whom he had ordered a fresh probe, have to go on leave till the pendency of the inquiry. This is expected to pave the way …

Seek the Guidance and Political Advice of ITAK President

Seek the Guidance and Political Advice of ITAK President

TNA leader Mr. Sampanthan in a letter sent as to Mr. Wigneswaran has urged Chief Minister  Wigneswaran to abide by the advice and political guidance of Ilankai Thamil Arasuk Katchi (ITAK) President Mr. S. Senathirajah. Mr. Sampanthan has reminded the Chief Minister of his declaration in front …

Issue is over punitive action against Ministers not found guilty

Issue is over punitive action against Ministers not found guilty

Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan has stated that there is no issue over the action taken by Chief Minister Wigneswaran in regard to two ministers found guilty but what is disturbing is the punitive measure taken by him in regard to two ministers who have not …

Wigneswaran to defy TNA- ITAK Leadership

Wigneswaran to defy TNA- ITAK Leadership

Controversial Northern province chief minister Canagasabapathy Visuvalingam Wigneswaran who has lost the confidence of at least 22 out of 38 Northern provincial councillors is in a fighting mood and is …

PLOTE mulls new formula

PLOTE mulls new formula

Given the failure of current efforts to bring about a compromise between the feuding leaders of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, the People’s Liberation Organization of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE) is believed to be mulling the prospect of putting forward a new proposal. According to sources …