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How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port

How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port

Every time Sri Lanka’s president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, turned to his Chinese allies for loans and assistance with an ambitious port project, the answer was yes. Yes, though feasibility studies said …

India and TNA oppose Chinese housing project in North

India and TNA oppose Chinese housing project in North

India and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) have told the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that his government’s decision to award to a Chinese company a contract to build 40,000 houses for war-displaced people in the Tamil-speaking Northern and Eastern Provinces is flawed, impractical …

Trouble in TNA: leaders clash over “unity”

Trouble in TNA: leaders clash over “unity”

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has been facing an internal and external crisis for some time now, with the Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran rebelling against the party stalwart R.Sampanthan, …

Failure will lead to further divisions among communities

Failure will lead to further divisions among communities

TNA leader Sampanthan says that ” We cannot entertain any further undue delays in this matter the draft Constitution must be presented to parliament and debated and upon receiving a two-thirds majority it should be approved by the people at a referendum he added.” He was …

‘Human Rights Concerns in Sri Lanka’

‘Human Rights Concerns in Sri Lanka’

The Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the US Congressional Committee on Foreign Affairs on Wednesday heard damaging evidence on “Human Rights Concerns in Sri Lanka,” says Richard J Rogers of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Accountability Panel (MAP). The Sri …

IMF: The economy is stabilizing

IMF: The economy is stabilizing

IMF Executive Board Completed the Fourth Review Under the Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility and Concluded the 2018 Article IV Consultation with Sri Lanka. In its latest report dated …

Switzerland SC: Tigers financiers not guilty

Switzerland SC: Tigers financiers not guilty

Switzerland’s supreme court today ruled that 13 alleged financiers of the Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers were not guilty of supporting a criminal organisation and let them walk free. Bringing to an end a nine-year process, the court found that prosecutors had not proved the accused …

Insurance providers exploit language barrier

Insurance providers exploit language barrier

Sri Lanka’s top five general insurance providers which account for two-thirds of the market share, is seem to exploit the language barrier as none of them issue insurance documents for …

Address issues relating to religious and ethnic hatred

Address issues relating to religious and ethnic hatred

The third meeting of the Working Group on Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights under the European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission was held in Brussels on 5 June 2018. The meeting took place in the context of Sri Lanka being granted better access to …

TNA deserves a positive response

TNA deserves a positive response

In a recent interview to a Tamil newspaper, M A Sumanthiran, TNA parliamentarian and international spokesman, has made an offer that sections of the Sinhala polity truly desirous of a political solution to the ‘ethnic issue’ cannot resist. Unless the idea of a new Constitution …