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What intolerance is doing to Sri Lanka

What intolerance is doing to Sri Lanka

    In April last year, Buddhist priests stormed a mosque in central Sri Lanka, and, claiming that it had been built on territory sacred to Buddhists, demanded its immediate closure. When news of this assault reached the government in Colombo, the prime minister reacted …

Sri Lanka questions UN sponsored International Criminal Tribunals

Sri Lanka questions UN sponsored International Criminal Tribunals

     Addressing  the Thematic Debate:”Role of International Criminal Justice in Reconciliation” on 10th April 2013, in New York Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations said that International criminal justice, as it is widely understood today, …

Bribery Chief presiding over private arbitration issue in High Court

Bribery Chief presiding over private arbitration issue in High Court

   In a Petition filed in Case No. HC (Civil) WP 64/2013/ARB on 5 April 2013 in the High Court of Western Province by Delmege Forsyth & Co. Ltd. The Chairman of the Bribery Commission D.J. de Silva Balapatabendi had been disclosed to have presided …

UAE urged not to deport Tamil journalist

UAE urged not to deport Tamil journalist

      Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Ms Lohini, The former presenter for the rebel-run Tamil TV channel, who is in Dubai, facing expulsion “would be at grave risk  if sent back. Ms Lohini worked as a presenter for LTTE’s National Television of Tamil …

Tamil leaders seek an interim self-government

Tamil leaders seek an interim self-government

   The Tamil people in Sri Lanka can find solutions to their grievances only through an interim self-government, Tamil political leaders have told the visiting Indian joint parliamentary delegation. Tamil representatives who met the Indian MPs in Jaffna had told the Indian delegation that the …

TULF calls for Indian model

TULF calls for Indian model

  The Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) has called for a political solution in Sri Lanka based on an Indian model. In a memorandum submitted to a visiting Indian parliamentary delegation, TULF leader V. Anandasangaree said India must also give an assurance to the government …

TNA protest in Mullaittivu

TNA protest in Mullaittivu

   A protest was held yesterday (10) by the TNA MP’s with the participation of about 200 Tamil civilians opposite the Mullaitivu AGA office. They were protesting demanding that the government provide permanent housing units for those resettled, for the provision of  electricity, prevent  illegal …

Hardeep Puri was Directly Involved in Indian Operation Against the JR Jayewardena Govt up to July 1987

Hardeep Puri was Directly Involved in Indian Operation Against the JR Jayewardena Govt up to July 1987

   Had the then Indian government acted with responsibility, Sri Lanka would not have experienced a 30-year war, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said yesterday. People of all communities would have been still suffering horrors of war, if not for the eradication of terrorism in May 2009, following …

Sri Lankan asylum seekers boat reach West Australia

Sri Lankan asylum seekers boat reach West Australia

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–    Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott has accused the Australian government of “surrendering” on border protection after a boat carrying 66 Sri Lankan asylum-seekers reached the Australian mainland yesterday. The latest arrival, which will be the subject of a Customs and …

What it feels like to be a Tamil refugee

What it feels like to be a Tamil refugee

    “I do not want my child to be born and raised as a refugee,” says Padma, resting her palm on her five-month pregnant stomach. She arrived in India as a little girl in 1990. The only transition since then is that she had …