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Sri Lanka upset over asylum cases

May 18, 2011  Norway’s ambassador to Sri Lanka has been called in for an apparent scolding by Sri Lankan authorities in Colombo, after Norwegian...

Two Years After Mullivaikkal – Kiribath Or Paal Soru?

The Rajapaksa troika needs to accept this simple truth. They’ve got to be honest at least to themselves. President Rajapaksa needs to sideline...

Message from Big Brother – editorial, The Island

May 18, 2011,India has asked Sri Lanka to devolve power, probe human rights violations and withdraw emergency regulations, among other things. This kind of...

Sri Lanka bending backwards to please Amma?

Sensing the new role and the whole new set of powers she enjoys with her position, the Sri Lankan counterparts will most definitely...

Sri Lanka:UNHRC should act – AI

Sri Lanka: Human Rights Council Support for an International Investigation is Necessary to Address Impunity for Violations and Abuses of International Human Rights and...

What will be the effect of Ms Jayalalithaa’s first salvo against Rajapaksa?

It would only be fair to conclude that like thousands of her fellow countrymen, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has probably been genuinely...

Calls for war-crimes probe escalate as Tamils commemorate massacre

18 May 2011,Amid increasing calls by world's premier human rights NGOs, newly elected Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for independent international investigations...

Sri Lanka congratulates Jaya, wants to ‘work with her’

Within days of AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa becoming new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Sri Lanka has reached out to her through a “congratulatory” letter...

Making ‘ kalakanni’s out of ‘creme de la creme’

A response to Minster of Higher Education, S. B. DissanayakeWe need to point out that Mr. Dissanayaka’s kalakannis are not magically produced in four...

Reprocessing discipline the hard way

If they are not mere words of wooing, laptop with internet is clearly something to go for, if only the venue was other...

Sri Lanka’s response to UN report has been simply reject it outright, but need for truth has never been stronger

17 May 2011.By Yolanda Foster, Amnesty International’s Sri Lanka researcherIt’s now 2 years since the end of the war between the Sri Lankan security...

India calls on Sri Lanka to probe rights record

NEW DELHI — India broke with past practice on Tuesday and called on Sri Lanka to investigate allegations of human rights abuses during the...

UNSG panel report – Responses of the international community

Report of the Secretary General's panel of experts on accountability in Sri Lanka -Responses of  the international community by Sunanda...

How will Delhi listen to Jayalalithaa calling Rajapaksa a ‘war criminal’?

The Rajapaksas need to know that DMK and Karunanidhi were at one time the all powerful family dynasty, the  kleptomaniacs in Tamil...

Govt. plunders 130,000 acres of people’s lands

More than 130,000 acres of paddy lands, 47 tanks, 14 islands and several lagoons that had been used for fishing have been taken over...

SB reveals his aim of training for university students in Army camps

15 May 2011 At the intended leadership training in Army camps for new entrees for universities the freshers will be taught how to wake...

SB reveals his aim of training for university students in Army camps

15 May 2011 At the intended leadership training in Army camps for new entrees for universities the freshers will be taught how to wake...

Govt. plunders 130,000 acres of people’s lands

16 May 2011More than 130,000 acres of paddy lands, 47 tanks, 14 islands and several lagoons that had been used for fishing have been...

Daily Mirror editorial: “TNA kindles violence”

16 May 2011“A senile TNA member’s descendants are in the West. With one foot in the West and one in the grave this member...

Go beyond 13th Amendment: EPDP

16 May 2011The Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP), an ally of the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has renewed its call for the...

Eezham Tamils encouraged by Jayalalitha’s stand: TNA

15 May 2011Suresh K. Premachandran, the official spokesman of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on Saturday sent TNA's congratulations to Ms. J. Jayalalitha,...

The message on internal accountability is clear

As one Commissioner mused several months back in a different context; “we were told by weeping mothers of children being literally grabbed ...

Switzerland, Canada reject protest

Canada and Switzerland have countered complaints by Sri Lanka that their governments summoned meetings in Geneva to discuss matters relating to the UN Advisory...

India wants police and land powers for PCs

Delegation postpones visit as New Delhi tells Lanka to respond positively to UN panel reportBy Our Political EditorIndia is to ask Sri Lanka to...

Report of the Secretary General’s panel of experts on accountability in Sri Lanka -Positions and opinions of the political parties and...

by Sunanda Deshapriya Since the publication of report political parties in Sri Lanka (and India) has been  expressing  their opinions on the...

TNA wants power devolution, not Senate

14 May 2011“The TNA has consistently asked for power devolution on federal lines. The party has also insisted on the re-merger of the Northern...

Darusman report will irreparably damage reconciliation efforts in Sri Lanka says ex-LTTE chief “KP”

13 May 2011, By Shamindra FerdinandoPrabhakaran’s successor, T. S. Pathmanathan or simply ‘KP’ as he is known, says the controversial ‘Darusman Report’ will not...

‘Walk to the troops’: SMS sent Tamils to their death

Ben Doherty /May 14, 2011BEATEN and with nowhere left to run, they received the text message just before 9 o'clock on a Sunday morning.It...
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