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Poverty high in the North – Eastern Provinces

Poverty high in the North – Eastern Provinces

Sri Lanka’s central bank will study the growing indebtedness in Tamil-majority north and east, its Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy said. “We are concerned about the rise in household debt,” the governor said, referring to a prevalent post-war challenge facing families that are rebuilding their lives. Following …

Anti-Terror Bill Revives Concerns of Abuse

Anti-Terror Bill Revives Concerns of Abuse

Sri Lanka’s latest counter terrorism bill falls far short of the government’s pledges to the United Nations Human Rights Council to end abusive detention without charge, Human Rights Watch said today. The Cabinet approved the third draft of the Counter Terrorism Act (CTA) on May …

Tamils will soon ask troops to quit Northern Province,

Tamils will soon ask troops to quit Northern Province,

The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tami-majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, has said that the time is not far off when the Tamils will ask the Sri Lankan army, navy and air force, to quit the province. Addressing the public gathered in Mulliwaikkal in the Northern …

Of forgotten people

Of forgotten people

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public rally on May 12 with Sri Lanka’s hill-country Tamils, on the second day of his two-day visit to the country, was a success, if you went by conventional markers such as the crowd he drew or the cheers that arose …

A vote of confidence

A vote of confidence

Issuing a press release on providing GSP plus trade concessions to Sri Lanka the European Union says that ” It is also a vote of confidence from the European Union that the Sri Lankan Government will maintain the progress it has made in implementing the …

EU tells, more needs to be done on Human Rights

EU tells, more needs to be done on Human Rights

The European Union announced today it is restoring a preferential tax concession for goods imported from heavily-indebted Sri Lanka that it withdrew seven years ago over alleged human rights abuses. Tung-Lai Margue, ambassador to the delegation of EU to Sri Lanka told reporters that the …

Joint communique of leaders roundtable of Belt and Road forum

Joint communique of leaders roundtable of Belt and Road forum

1. We, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, President Mauricio Macri of the Republic of Argentina, President Alexander Lukashenko of the Republic of Belarus, President Michelle Bachelet Jeria of the Republic of Chile, President Milos Zeman of the Czech Republic, President Joko …

House Ownership for Plantation Workers

House Ownership for Plantation Workers

Introduction                                                                             Providing decent house for the plantation …

Hackers lure mid-ranking officers with promise of overseas posts

Hackers lure mid-ranking officers with promise of overseas posts

A massive cyber attack on the computers of Indian Army officers has been thwarted. Suspected Pakistani and Chinese hackers attempted to inject data stealing malware on military systems by luring army officers by offering a foreign posting to Sri Lanka. ‘The pinpointed attacks were launched …

Wooing Sri Lanka

Wooing Sri Lanka

There was more sound than light to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka. Though the trip was meant to be more ceremonial, with heavy religious overtones as it was tied to the International Vesak Day celebrations, there was a diplomatic victory of sorts …