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We want to go forward

We want to go forward

On his first visit after being sworn in as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. Mr. Mahinda told The Hindu about his hopes for debt-restructuring, and also about projects now on the anvil, although his government will …

Continue reconciliation and implement 13th Amendment

Continue reconciliation and implement 13th Amendment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that he was confident that the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa”s government “will realize the expectations of the Tamil people for equality, justice, peace …

Swiss urged to refuse granting accreditation

Swiss urged to refuse granting accreditation

The International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) released a statement on 03 February 2020 calling on Switzerland to deny accreditation to the Ambassador designate for Sri Lanka, C.A. Chandraprema, because …

It was a difficult year for Sri Lanka

It was a difficult year for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 2019 Unrealized government commitments to pursue truth, justice and reparations, continued impunity for violations and abuses, compromised freedoms of religion and expression characterized 2019 for Sri Lanka, Amnesty International said as the human rights organization released its annual report on events in the …

A New Government and a Sea Change in Policy

A New Government and a Sea Change in Policy

Since his election on 16 November 2019, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his brother, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, have initiated fundamental changes to policies on ethnic relations, the legacy …

Sri Lanka a country of increasing strategic importance

Sri Lanka a country of increasing strategic importance

The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells briefed the press at the US Department of State on 24 January 2020, on her …

German Court Convicts man over Kadirgamar killing

German Court Convicts man over Kadirgamar killing

A German court convicted a Sri Lankan man Monday of accessory to murder in the 2005 killing of the South Asian nation’s foreign minister for providing his assassins with crucial …

Respect for fundamental human rights in jeopardy

Respect for fundamental human rights in jeopardy

Sri Lanka suffered its worst communal violence in 2029, since the end of the civil war when Islamist suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels in Colombo and other cities on …

Vigneswaran wants India to grant dual citizenship

Vigneswaran wants India to grant dual citizenship

Ex-Chief Minister of Northern Province in Sri Lanka says the Indian and Sri Lankan governments should work out a specific treaty on dual citizenship While Supporting for the return of …

Top US Diplomat to visit Sri Lanka

Top US Diplomat to visit Sri Lanka

The Trump administration’s point person for South and Central Asia, Alice G Wells, will visit India next week for a series of bilateral meetings and the Raisina Dialogue in Delhi, officials here said. Wells will travel to India, from January 15-18, to attend the Raisina …