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Pro-Tamil activists detained

Pro-Tamil activists detained

Scores of pro-Tamil activists were detained at the Marina here on Sunday when they tried to hold a memorial for Tamil victims of Sri Lankan ethnic strife as the famed seashore is out of bounds to hold protests. The activists of pro-Tamil outfits such as …

MGR supplied LTTE with money

MGR supplied LTTE with money

Former prominent Liberation Tigers of Eelam (LTTE) leader Kumaran Pathmanathan, who was the chief international financier and helped smuggle weapons for the terror outfit, spoke to WION in an exclusive interview. KP, as he was known, took over leadership of the LTTE following the death …

Wigneswaran does not like industries using locally available resources

Wigneswaran does not like industries using locally available resources

The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, has said that his administration would not like industries coming up in the province to use locally available resources and would want them to deploy resources procured or purchased from outside the province. “In working …

Join efforts to promote development in North

Join efforts to promote development in North

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government will take measures to construct an expressway to connect the northern districts of Jaffna, Mannar and Trincomalee with Badulla in the central hills. “In a decision to develop infrastructure facilities we have proposed that an expressway …

Anti-Terror Bill Revives Concerns of Abuse

Anti-Terror Bill Revives Concerns of Abuse

Sri Lanka’s latest counter terrorism bill falls far short of the government’s pledges to the United Nations Human Rights Council to end abusive detention without charge, Human Rights Watch said today. The Cabinet approved the third draft of the Counter Terrorism Act (CTA) on May …

Tamils will soon ask troops to quit Northern Province,

Tamils will soon ask troops to quit Northern Province,

The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tami-majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, has said that the time is not far off when the Tamils will ask the Sri Lankan army, navy and air force, to quit the province. Addressing the public gathered in Mulliwaikkal in the Northern …

A vote of confidence

A vote of confidence

Issuing a press release on providing GSP plus trade concessions to Sri Lanka the European Union says that ” It is also a vote of confidence from the European Union that the Sri Lankan Government will maintain the progress it has made in implementing the …

Sri Lanka’s Transition to Nowhere

Sri Lanka’s Transition to Nowhere

The International Crisis Group in a report titled ‘Sri Lanka’s Transition to Nowhere’ released on 16 May 2017, in  Brussels, says that this year is another decisive one in Sri …

EU tells, more needs to be done on Human Rights

EU tells, more needs to be done on Human Rights

The European Union announced today it is restoring a preferential tax concession for goods imported from heavily-indebted Sri Lanka that it withdrew seven years ago over alleged human rights abuses. Tung-Lai Margue, ambassador to the delegation of EU to Sri Lanka told reporters that the …

Wooing Sri Lanka

Wooing Sri Lanka

There was more sound than light to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka. Though the trip was meant to be more ceremonial, with heavy religious overtones as it was tied to the International Vesak Day celebrations, there was a diplomatic victory of sorts …