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TNA leadership did not ask what his vision was

TNA leadership did not ask what his vision was

Sri Lanka’s Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran on Tuesday slammed the Colombo government and his own Tamil leadership, holding them responsible for the perceived failure of the Northern Provincial Council to deliver on its promises to the war-affected Tamils. Speaking at the last sitting of …

Amend Counter Terrorism Act

Amend Counter Terrorism Act

Sri Lanka’s draft counterterrorism law significantly improves upon the current, abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) but needs further safeguards against rights violations, Human Rights Watch said in a commentary …

Will finish infra projects before your polls

Will finish infra projects before your polls

India has assured Sri Lanka of completing development projects on time, some of them preferably before the January 2020 elections in the island nation, The Sunday Express has learnt. Both sides also decided to sensitively handle the issue of fishermen, especially in the coming months, …

“Why Can’t We Go Home?”

“Why Can’t We Go Home?”

Human Rights Watch  Released a Report About Occupation of Civilian Owned Lands in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka by the Armed Services titled “Why Can’t We Go Home?” Summary On …

TGTE wants UK assist with bringing justice to Tamil people

TGTE wants UK assist with bringing justice to Tamil people

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) invites Mr. Mark Field, the Minister of State for Asia, Pacific, Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, to seek a deep understanding of the plight of Tamil victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity, as he …

As Chinese influence grows ‘Kaga’ sails into Sri Lanka

As Chinese influence grows ‘Kaga’ sails into Sri Lanka

Japan’s largest warship, the Kaga helicopter carrier, sailed into Sri Lanka’s Colombo harbor this weekend, marking Tokyo’s highest profile salvo in a diplomatic battle with China for influence along the …

China focussed on resource extraction says US senator

China focussed on resource extraction says US senator

Citing the example of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, an influential US senator and a senior Trump administration official said they believe China is engaging in “neocolonial hardball tactics” through its development activities. “China’s neocolonial hardball tactics and use of debt to force Sri Lanka …

EU launches Asia strategy to rival China’s ‘new Silk Road’

EU launches Asia strategy to rival China’s ‘new Silk Road’

As doubts grow over China’s vast “Belt and Road” trade infrastructure project, the EU is launching an alternative plan for Asia that it says will not saddle countries with debt …

Sri Lanka to shift its focus to emerging threats

Sri Lanka to shift its focus to emerging threats

The US state Department released its Country Report on Terrorism on 19 September 2018, which describes the global counter terrorism landscape in 2017 and  laying out the United States Government’s …

The Sri Lankan who solved a maths problem for Jeff Bezos of Amazon

The Sri Lankan who solved a maths problem for Jeff Bezos of Amazon

Yasantha Rajakarunanayake is surprised Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, remembers him three decades after they lost touch. The Sri Lankan scientist, now based in the US, was Bezos’ classmate at Princeton University in the 1980s. Speaking at The Economic Club of Washington, …