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India increases aid to Sri Lanka

India increases aid to Sri Lanka

    Even as the anti-Sri Lanka mood in Tamil Nadu is getting  belligerent, India has increased its annual grant to Sri Lanka. The allocation has gone up to Rs 500 crore for 2013-2014 from Rs 290 crore last year. It was Rs 181.94 crore in …

We will work with any international independent investigation – Sumanthiran

We will work with any international independent investigation – Sumanthiran

     Truth is the first casualty of any war, we know that. I’d like to say that Truth must be the first step in any reconciliation process. When the Channel 4 footage was first released, the Government of Sri Lanka vigorously opposed it. Yet …

Govt Must Make U-Turn And Start Re-Democratization – Mangala Samaraweera

Govt Must Make U-Turn And Start Re-Democratization – Mangala Samaraweera

      Former Foreign Minister and UNP Parliamentarian, Mangala Samaraweera, said the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government’s Madamulana doctrine on foreign policy, acting without maturity or responsibility and the attitude of shooting the messenger, has resulted in the country facing the current crises before the international …

Sri Lanka arrests 16 Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka arrests 16 Indian fishermen

     The Sri Lankas Navy said on  it had detained 16 Indian fishermen on a charge of poaching, as tensions rose between India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu and Colombo. The fishermen in three trawlers were arrested  Saturday night inside Sri Lankan waters off …

Sri Lanka’s Permanent Mission to the UN strongly protest screening of Film

Sri Lanka’s Permanent Mission to the UN strongly protest screening of Film

    A statement by Sri Lanka’s Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva said that Sri Lanka also strongly protests the perception that has been sought to be created in the public mind, through pro-LTTE websites, which yesterday in an article quoted the Director of …

Germany feels criticism of Navi Pillay is unjustified.

Germany feels criticism of Navi Pillay is unjustified.

      Germany feels Sri Lanka’s criticism of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (UNHRC) Navi Pillay is unjustified. Speaking during the 22nd session of the UNHRC in Geneva today, the German Ambassador to the UN Hanns H. Schumacher said that Pillay is …

Makkal Viduthalai Katchi activists arrested on way to Katchatheevu

Makkal Viduthalai Katchi activists arrested on way to Katchatheevu

     About 350 activists of a pro Sri Lankan Tamil outfit were arrested when they were on their way to Katchatheevu Saturday morning to hoist the tricolour at the islet, police said. Makkal Viduthalai Katchi members, led by party founder and former MLA Murugavel Rajan …

President Mahinda Rajapaksa: Army did not kill Balachandran

President Mahinda Rajapaksa: Army did not kill Balachandran

   President Mahinda Rajapaksa denied that the Army killed LTTE chief Prabakaran’s 12-year-old son Balachandran. He told this in an exclusive interview with The Hindu newspaper. “Sri Lanka is like …

US to move resolution during UN Human Rights Council session

US to move resolution during UN Human Rights Council session

     The US is set to move a new resolution against Sri Lanka at the current session of the UN Human Rights Council. This was stated by Patrick Ventrell Acting Deputy Spokesperson at the Daily Press Briefing of the US Department of State. “we do intend to, as I mentioned …

MP’s who Signed Impeachment Motion and Convicted Chief Justice Must be Denied Entry into Britain

MP’s who Signed Impeachment Motion and Convicted Chief Justice Must be Denied Entry into Britain

    The Bar Human Rights Council of England and Wales (BHRC) issuing a press release on the report by Geoffrey Robertson QC published this week by the Bar Human …