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Sasitharan has made history

Sasitharan has made history

By D.B.S.Jeyaraj:                                                                  45 year old Ananthy Sasitharan made history when she was sworn …

Ceylon Tea’s 150 years

Ceylon Tea’s 150 years

Sri Lanka, the fourth-largest producer of tea, celebrates the sesquicentennial of its tea industry this month with a globally synchronised tasting session on July 6. Accompanying the cuppa would be a biscuit specially crafted for the occasion by one of Sri Lanka’s oldest biscuit makers …

The Northern Woman

The Northern Woman

By Gajalakshmi Paramasivam:                                              Ananthy Sasitharan was sworn in as the NPC Minister of Women’s Affairs, Rehabilitation, Social Services, Cooperatives, Food Supply and Distribution, …

An inappropriate Tuk-Tuk touch

An inappropriate Tuk-Tuk touch

The US Embassy, in a security message dated 26 June, cautioned US Citizens to maintain  security awareness when in public and at home to avoid being a victim of crime. The release said: U.S. Embassy Colombo has been made aware of an increase in incidents …

It’s safe to return

It’s safe to return

Sri Lankan Minister Manoharan Ganesan is currently touring Australia.  A trade unionist, the leader of the Democratic People’s Front (DPF) and Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA), he is also a the Minister of National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages. Mr Ganesan wants the asylum seekers in …

Indian political party urges Indian Govt to provide protection

Indian political party urges Indian Govt to provide protection

A Hindu political party in India, has written to the Indian government to provide protection to a controversial Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka who who is well known for making alleged hate speeches and attacks against minority communities. The Hindumahasabha – Loktantrik political group headed by …

Reorienting the Relationship

Reorienting the Relationship

In May 2014, the newly elected Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi kickstarted his tenure by inviting the heads of all SAARC countries for his swearing-in ceremony, suggesting that contacts with neighbours should be made a matter of routine than treated as exception. This has …

Tamil leaders involved in anti-Tamil conspiracy

Tamil leaders involved in anti-Tamil conspiracy

The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, alleged on Wednesday, that there is a plot by the Sri Lankan government to deny a just political solution to the Tamils in association with some Tamil leaders. The bid to create confusion in the …

Demand for probe into departments headed by Vigneswaran

Demand for probe into departments headed by Vigneswaran

The Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK), which is the principal constituent of the ruling Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, is demanding a probe into complaints about the working of departments directly under Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express. …

Religious Leaders Seek Justice For Suspected Tamil Rebels

Religious Leaders Seek Justice For Suspected Tamil Rebels

Buddhist, Christian and Muslim clergy are calling for the release of suspected Tamil separatists held for years under Sri Lanka’s controversial anti-terrorism laws. The prisoners are believed to have been arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act issued during Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war. The …