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JVP and the Tamil people

JVP and the Tamil people

The National People’s Power (NPP) presidential candidate, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader, Anura Kumara Dissanayaka, in a recent interview with the Tamil daily, Virakesari, made some thought provoking comments about …

There is no Substitute for Engagement

There is no Substitute for Engagement

Jaffna district MP and Tamil National Alliance spokesman on the national unity government’s performance, the 13th Amendment, and India’s relations with Sri Lanka In Sri Lanka’s presidential poll in 2015, …

Simmering ethno-religious tensions must not be ignored

Simmering ethno-religious tensions must not be ignored

Simmering ethno-religious tensions in Sri Lanka require urgent action by the authorities to strengthen respect for freedom of religion or belief in Sri Lanka, says UN Special Rapporteur on freedom …

Emergency ends?

Emergency ends?

Sri Lanka has ended a four-month state of emergency declared after Easter suicide bombings by Islamist extremists that killed 258 people, officials said Friday. President Maithripala Sirisena has been extending …

New territories?

New territories?

India, Turkey, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka are among the new countries where the Islamic State (IS) terror group has found a footing as its influence has diminished drastically across Iraq …

I will name the one who will strengthen national security

I will name the one who will strengthen national security

Commenting on the prospects for power devolution to Sri Lanka’s minority Tamils, Leader of Opposition and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has made a reference to the current “situation in Kashmir.” Leading Sri Lankan Tamil daily Virakesari on Saturday published a wide-ranging interview with Mr. Rajapaksa. …

Negotiations hit a roadblock

Negotiations hit a roadblock

The U.S. government’s new military blueprint in the Indian Ocean is facing headwinds in Sri Lanka, a strategically located South Asian island also being courted by India, China and Japan …

Sri Lanka has made great strides with democratisation

Sri Lanka has made great strides with democratisation

The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Clément Nyaletsossi Voule said Sri Lanka has made significant strides over the last 4 years …

Your country calls upon me to cleanse this Augean stable

Your country calls upon me to cleanse this Augean stable

The head of Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church Sunday called for the government to resign over its alleged failure to investigate an “international conspiracy” behind the deadly Easter bombings. Cardinal …

Military cooperation pact to tackle red tape?

Military cooperation pact to tackle red tape?

The United States wants a special forces cooperation agreement with Sri Lanka to sidestep bureaucracy and has no intention of setting up a military base in the country, the American ambassador to the island nation said in a television interview. The comments represent the latest …