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Sivajilingam also wants a special court

Sivajilingam also wants a special court

A resolution to request UN Human Rights Council to establish a special court in Sri Lanka to probe cases related to war crimes and human right violations in the North during the war, has been passed at the Northern Provincial Council (NPC). The Tamil National …

Potential targets in notebook

Potential targets in notebook

A police source has confirmed Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop were among a list of potential targets allegedly documented in the notebook of a Sri Lankan man charged with a terrorism-related offence today. Mohamed Nizamdeen, 25, was today charged with possessing a blueprint to target …

Sri lankan arrested over terror offences

Sri lankan arrested over terror offences

A 25-year-old Sri Lankan man accused of being an Islamic State affiliate has been charged with possessing a blueprint to target several “symbolic” Sydney locations. Officers from NSW’s Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT) arrested Mohamed Nizamdeen at Kensington, in Sydney’s south-east. The University of New …

Mannar mass grave

Mannar mass grave

Sri Lankan authorities have excavated nearly 100 skeletons at a mass grave in Mannar, located in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, where state armed forces and Tamil rebels clashed in a 30-year civil war. According to local media reports, some locals living in the Tamil-majority province, …

Aid convoy with LTTE pictures arrives in Kerala

Aid convoy with LTTE pictures arrives in Kerala

A caravan of trucks bearing flags similar to that of the LTTE and a banner with the picture of the slain LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabhakaran had arrived in Kottayam, Kerala with flood relief material, Indian media reported today. According to the Manorama online, the police …

China wants to build in North

China wants to build in North

China wants to build houses and roads in Sri Lanka’s north, much of which is in a state of disrepair nearly a decade after the end of civil war, Chinese and Sri Lankan officials said, in a bid to expand it influence beyond the island’s …

Vulnerable to rising interest rates

Vulnerable to rising interest rates

Moody’s Investors Service says that the credit profile of the Government of Sri Lanka (B1 negative) is supported by the authorities’ progress in implementing reforms, which entail fiscal consolidation and a build-up of foreign exchange reserves. Sri Lanka also benefits from moderate per capita income …

Japanese and Indian help to develop Trincomalee harbour?

Japanese and Indian help to develop Trincomalee harbour?

The United States and Japan have both cast their eyes on the Eastern Sri Lankan port of Trincomalee to counterbalance the presence of the Chinese in Hambantota in the South and Colombo in the West and its growing clout around the Bay of Bengal. The …

Try to move forward

Try to move forward

By Prof. Charles Sarvan:                                       The Colombo Telegraph (14 October 2017) reported that in Mullaitivu there’s one Sinhalese soldier for every two Tamil civilians. It added that this …

US, Japan Wooing Sri Lanka to Contain China’s Rise in Into-Pacific

US, Japan Wooing Sri Lanka to Contain China’s Rise in Into-Pacific

Japan has handed over two naval patrol boats worth over $11 million to Sri Lanka in a bid to boost the country’s defense. A week earlier the US State Department gave $39 million to Colombo to strengthen the country’s navy capabilities. The announcement of Tokyo’s …