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Talks to prevent break- up of Tamil National Alliance

Talks to prevent break- up of Tamil National Alliance

Tamil National Alliance(TNA) and opposition leader R.Sampanthan is currently engaged in negotiations with Northern province chief minister C.V. Wigneswaran to bring about a “Settlement”Between warring factions of the TNA. TNA Jaffna district MP. Sivagnanam Sreetharan and Mannar Dist MP Charles Nimalarajan have exerted pressure on …

I cautioned him

I cautioned him

High drama ensued in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province on Thursday after a large bloc of members of the Provincial Council wrote to the Governor, expressing “no confidence” in Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran. Their move comes in the wake of the Chief Minister’s call to two …

Terrorist attacks cannot be ruled out

Terrorist attacks cannot be ruled out

Terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka cannot be ruled out, the British Foreign and Commonwealth office said in an updated travel advise on Sri Lanka. The advise on Sri Lanka was updated following a review of the way in which the UK Government describes the threat …

Shares hit 5-1/2-week closing low

Shares hit 5-1/2-week closing low

Sri Lankan shares on Tuesday hit their lowest close in more than five weeks due to profit-booking in blue chips, although foreign investors actively bought into the island nation’s risky assets. Foreign investors were net buyers of 389.9 million rupees worth of shares, extending the …

Language has a dramatic impact on access to justice

Language has a dramatic impact on access to justice

The report by former UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Mónica Pinto based on her mission to Sri Lanka from 29 April   to 7 May 2017, was tabled to the UN Human Rights Council on 12 June 2017. Ms. Pinto …

Disappeared Issue to National Security Council

Disappeared Issue to National Security Council

The Sri Lankan government will soon release a list of persons who surrendered to the Armed forces in final phase of the country’s civil war, President Maithripala Sirisena assured families of disappeared persons in Jaffna on Monday. His promise comes 112 days after hundreds of …

External hand behind attacks

External hand behind attacks

Sri Lanka’s main Muslim party today alleged role of an “external hand” behind a series of attacks on Islamic religious centres in the country in recent weeks. “With all our political experience we can seen an external hand to disturb the peace in the country,” …

Updated draft of new Constitution

Updated draft of new Constitution

An updated draft of a new Constitution has incorporated several new features but a cloud of uncertainty hangs over how soon political parties would be able to reach any consensus. Main among them are the two principal partners in the Government – the Sri Lanka …

UNHRC to discuss Rapporteur’s report on Sri Lanka

UNHRC to discuss Rapporteur’s report on Sri Lanka

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is to discuss a report on Sri Lanka on Monday. The UNHRC is to consider the report of the former Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers by the new mandate holder, Diego García-Sayán, on his mission …

Vaiko denied entry into Malaysia citing LTTE ties

Vaiko denied entry into Malaysia citing LTTE ties

MDMK general secretary Vaiko, a vociferous Tamil rights campaigner, who just got released on bail in a 2009 seditious speech case, was denied entry into Malaysia on Friday morning, charging him of being a member of LTTE and thus a ‘dangerous’ person to the country. …