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We Cannot Underestimate the Lengths to Which Indian Rulers will go to Make Sri Lanka do as it Sees Fit – Vickramabahu Karunaratne

We Cannot Underestimate the Lengths to Which Indian Rulers will go to Make Sri Lanka do as it Sees Fit – Vickramabahu Karunaratne

     Following other global powers, the Indian Government is not bothered to win the popularity contest of Lankan people. To the Delhi elites, what the people of Lanka feel about them is immaterial so long as they can get its wish lists secured from …

Navi Pillay: Report on Sri Lanka would be discussed before the Council

Navi Pillay: Report on Sri Lanka would be discussed before the Council

     The Human Rights Council heard the presentation of thematic reports by the United Nations Secretary-General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights and held a general debate on the reports. The Council in its interactive dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights on …

Vaiko arrested attempting to lay siege to Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission

Vaiko arrested attempting to lay siege to Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission

       MDMK Chief Vaiko has been arrested by Chennai Police after he attempted to lay siege to the Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka today.  Mr Vaiko led several pro-Tamil groups, protesting that the Sri Lankan government committed crimes and human rights violations …

SLFP to appoint party organisers for North

SLFP to appoint party organisers for North

    The SLFP is preparing to appoint party organizers in the Province and has called applications for the organiser posts in the Northern Province and also in some electorates in the Eastern province.It has decided to strengthen the party in the Northern Province along with …

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 …