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Issue is over punitive action against Ministers not found guilty

Issue is over punitive action against Ministers not found guilty

Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan has stated that there is no issue over the action taken by Chief Minister Wigneswaran in regard to two ministers found guilty but what is disturbing is the punitive measure taken by him in regard to two ministers who have not …

PLOTE mulls new formula

PLOTE mulls new formula

Given the failure of current efforts to bring about a compromise between the feuding leaders of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, the People’s Liberation Organization of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE) is believed to be mulling the prospect of putting forward a new proposal. According to sources …

Crisis will lead to realignment of Tamil parties

Crisis will lead to realignment of Tamil parties

The ongoing political crisis in Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province will lead to a realignment of Tamil political parties. Among other things, the present crisis shows that the existing political alignments are extremely weak and shaky and are as good as broken.Looking at the current …

Firebrand monk

Firebrand monk

‘Trump is a good man and I pray for him every day,” Galagoda Atte Gnanasara told me in late April, later bragging that he himself is even better than U.S. President Donald Trump. Gnanasara is Sri Lanka’s notorious rabble-rousing monk and leader of the Bodu …

Extremism: More a question of politics than religion

Extremism: More a question of politics than religion

In Sri Lanka there are influential sections across the ethnic divide, which believe that the on-going attacks against the Muslims, and the attempts to put up Buddha statues in the Tamil areas in the North and East, are manifestations of “Buddhist religious extremism”. But this …

In support of Wigneswaran

In support of Wigneswaran

Alleging a government backed TNA move to oust outspoken Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran, a section of the Northern Provincial administration yesterday launched a protest campaign in the Jaffna peninsula and some parts of the Vanni region. At the behest of those backing Wigneswaran, …

Jaffna in turmoil

Jaffna in turmoil

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole.                                               Last night (June 15th) as I went to Jaffna Town to pick up some dinner at the …

ITAK confident of passing motion against Chief Minister

ITAK confident of passing motion against Chief Minister

The Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK), which is the largest constituent of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), is confident of passing the proposed No Confidence Motion against the Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran. Jaffna District MP M.A.Sumanthiran told newsin.asia on Friday, that the ITAK has …

Ministers refuse to meet Wigneswaran’s condition for compromise

Ministers refuse to meet Wigneswaran’s condition for compromise

Two of the ousted Ministers in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province have reportedly refused to accept Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran’s fresh condition to defuse the political crisis gripping the Tamil-majority province. In his discussion with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Supremo, R.Sampanthan, Chief Minister Wigneswaran had said …

ISIS recruiter targets youths from Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka

ISIS recruiter targets youths from Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka

A fugitive chief recruiter of the Islamic State in the Indian subcontinent has targeted youths from three countries — India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka — to involve them with the global terror outfit. Mohammed Shafi Armar, a tech savvy, has been operating on Facebook and …