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Reflections on the Invitation to Tamil Youth at the Commemoration of Sivakumaran’s Death Anniversary
Reflections on the Invitation to Tamil Youth at the Commemoration of Sivakumaran’s Death Anniversary

At present, the Tamil people of the Northeast have very few leaders who are able to provide leadership and even those few have their limitations. Wigneswaran is no exception. In June last year when Wigneswaran emerged victorious by countering a plot by some members of the Provincial Council to oust him, a group of Tamil youth attempted to form a youth wing in…

CSST - Jun 21 15:42 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, History, TNA ]

Sri Lanka has never had traitors as committed and enthusiastic as current govt - MR
Sri Lanka has never had traitors as committed and enthusiastic as current govt - MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the amendments proposed to the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act of 2002 are clearly aimed at assisting foreign courts in the trial of Sri Lankans for offences allegedly committed in Sri Lanka. “This is the latest betrayal by the yahapalana government,” he said, adding that the manner in which the government…

AdaDerana - Jun 18 14:47 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • Sri Lanka moves to compensate war victims after years of delay

    Sri Lanka moves to compensate war victims after years of delay

    Sri Lanka on Wednesday announced the first steps in a long-delayed process to compensate victims of the civil war, nearly a decade after the end of the conflict which claimed 100,000 lives. The government said it had approved draft legislation to set up an office of reparations, a key demand from international observers urging reconciliation in the ethnically…

    AFP - Jun 14 17:54 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, HumanRights, WarCrimes ]

  • Rajitha becomes speechless…

    Rajitha becomes speechless…

    Cabinet spokesman and Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Rajitha Senaratne became speechless during a news briefing held yesterday when a journalist asked about the appointment of Anuruddha Polgampola as the new Chairman of State Timber Corporation who had been arrested over two alleged major financial frauds during the past.

    Daily Mirror - May 09 18:38 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, History, SriLanka ]

  • 25th death anniversary of late President Ranasinghe Premadasa marked

    25th death anniversary of late President Ranasinghe Premadasa marked

    The 25th death anniversary of late President Ranasinghe Premadasa falls today. A commemoration ceremony took place opposite his statue at Hulftsdorp in Colombo in the morning under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The late President’s wife Hema Premadasa, his son Minister Sajith Premadsa and family…

    Sunday Times - May 01 17:51 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, History, SriLanka ]

  • Provincial Council elections in October?

    Provincial Council elections in October?

    The Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya today called on all political party leaders and secretaries to enact new provisions to hold the impending Provincial Council elections. Speaking during a media breifing held in Colombo today, Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya noted that elections for six provincial councils can be conducted by October this year.…

    NR - Apr 24 16:49 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, History, SriLanka ]

  • USAID, IOM Hand Over New Homes to Sri Lanka Flood, Landslide Victims

    USAID, IOM Hand Over New Homes to Sri Lanka Flood, Landslide Victims

    USAID and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, this week handed over new transitional homes to 120 families affected by the May 2017 floods and landslides in the Rathnapura district of Sri Lanka. The homes, which were built by IOM in Dombagammana village over the past three months, will house some 445 people, including 194 children. The families either lost their homes to…

    ReliefWeb - Apr 13 19:51 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, NGOs, History ]

  • Beyond No Confidence Motion, Is Sanity Possible?

    Beyond No Confidence Motion, Is Sanity Possible?

    Raised from the Ground restarted the writing-life of Nobel laureate Jose Saramago. The semi-autobiographical novel uses the trials and travails of a single family of landless peasants through three generations to shed light on the desperate plight of Portugal’s rural poor. The book ends on a hopeful note. The Carnation Revolution has begun and the peasants are…

    Groundviews - Apr 09 19:45 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics ]

  • Rajapaksa camp wanted to defend themselves from murder, fraud and corruption charges - JVP

    Rajapaksa camp wanted to defend themselves from murder, fraud and corruption charges - JVP

    The No-Confidence motion brought against the Prime Minister split the joint opposition and also undermined its recent electoral gains at local elections, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna leader Anura Dissanayake MP told journalists yesterday. During a media briefing at JVP office in Battaramulla Dissanayake said only the Gotabhaya Rajapaksa camp in the JO was…

    CDN - Apr 06 15:03 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, History, SriLanka ]

  • Did India influence no-trust vote against Sri Lanka PM?

    Did India influence no-trust vote against Sri Lanka PM?

    As was only to be anticipated, a section of the twitterati in Sri Lanka have claimed that Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu and US Ambassador Atul Keshap had talked to TNA leaders, R Sampanthan and M A Sumanthiran, for the three-party combine back Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in the no-trust vote of 4 April 2018 in the Parliament. If they had…

    ORFO Online - Apr 06 14:21 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, India, SriLanka ]

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  • Power struggle: Sri Lanka president cuts PM’s duties

    Power struggle: Sri Lanka president cuts PM’s duties

    Sirisena took away the central bank, the policymaking National Operations Room and several other institutions from the control of Wickremesinghe, who had held them since coming to power in January 2015. The changes were published in a government gazette notice issued Wednesday which transferred the responsibilities to Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera. There…

    SCMP - Mar 29 13:15 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, History, Economy ]

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  • Reform Resistance in Sri Lankan Politics

    To advance Sri Lanka’s agenda of state reform, minority rights and corruption- free governance, it will require, as things stand now, a political revolution. However, a revolution is no guarantee for democracy and good governance. That is the conundrum in which we all are caught. Sri Lanka’s citizens’ right to publicly criticize their government and its…

    GV - Mar 27 14:08 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, History, SriLanka ]

  • Time to end Sri Lanka's culture of impunity

    Time to end Sri Lanka\'s culture of impunity

    Anti-Muslim violence is over in Sri Lanka for now, but social and religious problems have intensified as a result of the disturbing attacks. According to police, 465 houses, vehicles and businesses were destroyed or damaged during the recent trouble. Two people were killed and Muslim mosques were attacked. Violence broke out after a Sinhalese truck driver was…

    UCA News - Mar 27 14:01 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, History, SriLanka ]

  • Police, politicians accused of joining Sri Lanka's anti-Muslim riots

    Police, politicians accused of joining Sri Lanka\'s anti-Muslim riots

    Police and politicians backed by the country’s former strongman President Mahinda Rajapaksa joined anti-Muslim riots that rocked Sri Lanka’s Kandy district this month, according to witnesses, officials and CCTV footage reviewed by Reuters. Scores of Muslim mosques, homes and businesses were destroyed as mobs ran amok for three days in Kandy, the central highlands…

    Reuters - Mar 26 20:56 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, HumanRights, Muslims ]

  • CCTV shows Sri Lankan police aid anti-Muslim riots

    CCTV shows Sri Lankan police aid anti-Muslim riots

    Police and politicians joined anti-Muslim riots that rocked Sri Lanka's Kandy district this month, according to witnesses, officials and CCTV footage reviewed by Reuters. Scores of Muslim mosques, homes and businesses were destroyed as mobs ran amok for three days in Kandy, the central highlands district previously known for its diversity and tolerance.

    Al Jazeera - Mar 26 20:46 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, HumanRights, Muslims ]

  • Tumult in Sri Lanka: The Statesman

    Tumult in Sri Lanka: The Statesman

    Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister in the national unity government comprising the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the United National Party (UNP), is under pressure from the President to quit. Within the UNP also there is a growing demand to oust Wickremesinghe from his position as leader of the party. President Maithripala Sirisena, leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom…

    Straits Times - Mar 26 14:25 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, History, SriLanka ]

  • ‘Cannot ignore India’s influence in Sri Lankan elections’: Namal Rajapaksa to TNM

    ‘Cannot ignore India’s influence in Sri Lankan elections’: Namal Rajapaksa to TNM

    A lawyer, a member of Parliament and the son of one of Sri Lanka's most powerful politicians. These are amongst the titles that 31-year-old Namal Rajapaksa, son of former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa balances. Namal belongs to a political family accused of carrying out some of the most brutal human right violations during Sri Lanka's civil war. Seven…

    NewsMinute - Mar 26 14:17 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, India, SriLanka ]

  • Exposed: Undercover secrets of Trump’s data firm

    Exposed: Undercover secrets of Trump’s data firm

    An investigation by Channel 4 News has revealed how Cambridge Analytica claims it ran ‘all’ of President Trump’s digital campaign – and may have broken election law. As the report went on air, the firm announced it has suspended chief executive Alexander Nix, pending a full investigation... In a series of meetings filmed at London hotels over four months,…

    Channel 4 News - Mar 20 21:36 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, USA, UK ]

  • Things are never easy in Sri Lanka

    Things are never easy in Sri Lanka

    Opposition leader and former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa must be laughing his head off. Despite all the cases of corruption against him and his family, despite the harassment and the jail terms that members of his family have had to serve, it was he who swept the civic elections in the island last month. The victory has thrown the ruling dispensation…

    Rediff - Mar 19 23:50 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, India, World ]

  • Sri Lanka lifts nationwide state of emergency

    “Upon assessing the public safety situation, I instructed to revoke the State of Emergency from midnight yesterday,” Sirisena said on his Twitter feed. He declared a state of emergency to rein in the spread of communal violence after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in the Indian Ocean island’s central district of Kandy. Two people were killed and hundreds of…

    Reuters - Mar 19 23:44 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, HumanRights ]

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