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Port City sees up to $4 billion investment interest

Port City sees up to $4 billion investment interest

A Chinese-backed real estate project near Sri Lanka’s main port is in discussion with investors for up to $4 billion in investments in its first phase, the developer said on Wednesday. Work on the $1.4 billion Port City project by China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) …

Congressional Caucus on Ethnic & Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka

Congressional Caucus on Ethnic & Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka

A panel event by the Congressional Caucus on Religious and Ethnic Freedom in Sri Lanka saw a lively discussion on the link between Sinhala Buddhism and extremist violence in Washington DC last week. The panel, moderated by the co-chair of the caucus Representative Bill Johnson, …

LTTE supporters get 10-year jail

LTTE supporters get 10-year jail

Ramanathapuram. The district court has convicted two supporters of the proscribed Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), who had procured cyanide capsules in a bid to revive the militant organisation, under the provisions of Unlawful activities (prevention) Act, 1967 and awarded them 10 years imprisonment. Passing …

$100 million from World Bank to strengthen education

$100 million from World Bank to strengthen education

The World Bank, on Friday, approved a loan of US 100 million dollars to support and modernize Sri Lanka’s education system. The General Education Modernization Project (GEM), for which the loan has been approved, will modernize and diversify the curriculum of general education in keeping …

What Tamils need to do to secure their rights

What Tamils need to do to secure their rights

The leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), R.Sampanthan, told Tamils on Tuesday what they should do secure their rights within a united Sri Lanka. Launching a Tamil language book …

China never interferes in internal affairs

China never interferes in internal affairs

Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has strongly denied reports of Chinese militarization of the Chinese funded Hambantota Port, in southern Sri Lanka, and stressed the Sri Lankan Navy was the sole military force responsible for the security of the Port. During discussions with China’s …

US says limited progress

US says limited progress

The US Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017 was released on 21 April 2018. The  Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (The Human Rights Reports) document the status of human …

“Belt and Road” Ports Align with Military Interests

“Belt and Road” Ports Align with Military Interests

A new report by non-profit C4ADS suggests that China’s “Belt and Road” seaport projects in the Indo-Pacific may be intended to serve strategic, military objectives. Based upon the unofficial views of Chinese academics, Beijing’s “core interest” in maintaining access to sea lanes is a key …

Properties of Tamils had been encroached?

Properties of Tamils had been encroached?

The chief minister of Sri Lanka’s North East Province, C V Vigneswaran, has alleged that the Sri Lankan government had not taken steps to retrieve the land, houses and other properties belonging to Tamils that were illegally occupied by Sinhalese during the ethnic crisis when …

Eye Sri Lanka wishes its readers a peaceful and prosperous Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Eye Sri Lanka wishes its readers a peaceful and prosperous Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Labannawu nawa wasara kiriyen peniyen piri samaya sathuta raja karana leda dukin thora wedi wediyen lebena Suba Aluth awruddak wewa