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Defeated in Middle East, ISIS Creates Presence in South Asia

Defeated in Middle East, ISIS Creates Presence in South Asia

Islamic State is creating a presence in South Asia after recent defeats in Iraq and Syria, where it ruled thousands of square miles of territory. Considered a terrorist group by the western world, ISIS announced the formation of bases in nuclear-armed India and Pakistan, two …

Vigneswaran writes to UN

Vigneswaran writes to UN

The Leader of Tamizh Makkal Koottanii and former NP CM, Jstice C.V.Wigneswaran has written a letter to the Secretary of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres that UNHRC Monitoring group has to be appointed for Sri Lanka to monitor the Human Rights Violations that are continuing …

The story of the 9 suicide bombers

The story of the 9 suicide bombers

At first, they were nameless. “Nine suicide bombers,” is all authorities would reveal. In a little over a week, the police identified each of them and their stories began coming …

Can Sri Lanka ever achieve lasting peace

Can Sri Lanka ever achieve lasting peace

Religious tensions in Sri Lanka have risen as the country marks 10 years since the end of the civil war. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed over 26 years as the government fought ethnic minority Tamils, who wanted to create their own state. Just as …

Presidential run?

Presidential run?

Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, accused by rights groups of war crimes during the final months of Sri Lanka’s long-running civil war a decade ago, has confirmed he plans to run for the presidency in the wake of the Easter Sunday attacks that have shattered …

Responsibility to Protect

Responsibility to Protect

Recalling their recent statements against violent extremism and hate speech, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and the United Nations Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Karen Smith are alarmed about the growing acts of violence on the basis …

Software engineer, was under Indian surveillance

Software engineer, was under Indian surveillance

A Sri Lankan software engineer suspected by authorities in Sri Lanka of having provided technical and logistical support to the Easter Sunday suicide bombers was monitored by Indian intelligence agencies …

India extends ban on LTTE

India extends ban on LTTE

Centre extended the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on Tuesday for violent and disruptive activities that are prejudicial to the integrity and sovereignty of India. The …

Attacks bring Tamil leadership together

Attacks bring Tamil leadership together

Two prominent political groups representing Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority, in the north-east and the hill country, have decided to work together in the wake of the Easter terror attacks. The …

Cooperation Restored

Cooperation Restored

Robert Blake, who was US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia in the Obama Administration, has said that it was wrong on the part of the Obama Administration to have snapped military ties with Sri Lanka after …