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Ramphosa assured TNA that South African involvment would be complementary to Indian and Western initiatives

Ramphosa in JaffnaWigneswaran briefs Tamil journalists on meeting South African Envoy RamaphosaA South African delegation, comprising South Africa's Special Envoy to Sri Lanka and...

Anti-India Hysteria in Sri Lanka

V Suryanarayan.                                            ...

PSC, an utter waste of time; implement 13A, says UNP

*Will respond only to govt.’s written solution to ethnic issue -KiriellaFollowing President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s recent assurance to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he...

Minister DEW to quit PSC re finding a political solution

Communist Party Leader, D.E.W. Gunasekera, said he has decided not to participate in future proceedings of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), appointed by the...

Sri Lanka: 13A is not an Appendix – M.A. Sumanthiran

In an interview with Ceylon Today, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian, M.A. Sumanthiran, said the 13th Amendment to the Constitution is not an Appendix....

Sri Lanka : Get rid of 13th Amendment – Asgiriya Chapter

Chief Incumbent Asgiriya Chapter The government should do away with the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, without succumbing to the pressures exerted by India,...

Sri Lanka tells India devolving powers to provinces not possible

Modi: what are the options PTI Sri Lanka today said it had made it clear to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that devolving police powers to...

UNP opposes move to create Eelam through referendum; committed to devolution within a unitary state

Eelam map The UNP yesterday rejected Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalaitha Jayaram’s call for a referendum among Tamils in Sri Lanka including those currently...

Sri Lanka again rejects devolving police powers to ease tension with Tamils

(Reuters) - Sri Lanka on Wednesday again rejected devolving police powers to the provinces as requested by new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and...

No problem giving Police powers to the North – Senior Minister of Human Resources DEW

Senior Minister of Human Resources, D.E.W. Gunasekera said yesterday while he had no problem with the government deciding to give Police powers to the...

13 amendment and Indian pressure: The Rajapaksa government is apparently in a tight spot

''Last Wednesday Senior Minister and House Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva in a statement said Sri Lanka was a sovereign country and no...

Govt. doesn’t seriously apply itself to tackling N-E problem – Minister Prof. Tissa Vitarana

Five years after the end of the armed conflict in the North and East, legitimate political aspirations of the Tamil speaking people in Sri...

Sri Lanka: NFF, JHU against full implementation of 13 Amendment

Two main coalition partners of the government, the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) and the National Freedom Front (NFF), strongly oppose the full implementation of...

President Rajapaksa’s message to Premier Modi: You can not interfere in our affires

(Sunday Times)''Just a day after his return to Colombo, President Rajapaksa responded to Premier Modi’s call for the fuller implementation of the 13th...

Modi resets the clock to 13A, (when) will it start ticking in Sri Lanka?

Ministers Siripala & Swaraj''Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has been in politics long enough to know that after 1983, the internal and the external...

Sri Lanka rejects Indian PM’s request: 13 A will not be implementd in full

Govt. sticks to PSC despite Indian pressure; . ready to cooperate with India in all fields except internal issuesClose on the heels of a...

Sri Lanka Govt. statement silent on Narendra Modi’s request to implement 13 A and go beyond

Censored by GoSLThe statement issued by the Government of Sri Lanka on the meeting between Prime Minister Modi and President Rajapaksa has completely ignored...

Sri Lanka: Implement 13 A in full and go beyond – Modi tells Rajapaksa

Deliver your  promises to devolve wide powersto  Tamil-majority regions. Photo: R.V. MoorthyPM wants more devolution in Sri LankaNarendra Modi pushed Sri Lanka President Mahinda...

Sri Lanka: Stultifying the working of the NPC appears to be the prime concern of the government in the North

''The most important thing we have achieved is to help the Tamil speaking people find hope and courage, when they were at the nadir...

NPC replys to JHU Udaya Gammanpila’s chellenge: Centre does not allow North & East PCs to use the devoled powers

Reply by National Peace Council: On the functioning of the Provincial Councils of the North and EastIn an interview given to the Daily News...

Almost always, the major community, at least initially, refuses to share state power; there are no benevolent majorities

S.J.V. ChelvanayakamS.J.V. Chelvanayakam Memorial Oration -''The National Question: All about State Power''  Dr Jayampathy Wickramaratne -President’s Counsel I am thankful to the S.J.V. Chelvanayakam...

North CM Wigneswaran accuses President Rajapaksa of reneging on pledges

Chief Minister, C.V. WigneswaranNorthern Province Chief Minister, C.V. Wigneswaran, in a hard-hitting speech delivered at the Kilinochchi District Development Council (KDDC) meeting said, President...

Pros and Cons of South African TRC initiative in Sri Lanka: A long way to go

Zuma and Rajapaksha ( Photo:SA Govt)South Africa mediation offers way out for Govt - Sunday Times Political Editor Whilst Sri Lankans were observing the...

​India refuses to rock Sri Lanka’s boat on human rights issues, but for how long? – Russian state TV

HRC 25th session in progress ( US mission GVA prhto)India has managed to negotiate a dangerous curve in its relations with Sri Lanka, a...

Early progress on devolution crucial to Sri Lanka: Indian envoy

Y.K. Sinha. File photo: V. Sudershan “India considers early progress on devolution and a political settlement as being crucial to Sri Lanka to tackle...

Sri Lanka at UNHRC : Does America want regime change?

US Under Secretary S. Sewall addresses the HR (US mission)Kumar DavidIn my considered view the US is keeping its options open; it will not...

“LLRC Plus” Is Only Viable Option To Overcome Mounting International Pressure

Jehan Perera The government has been trying to convince itself and the general population that its position will prevail at the forthcoming session...

TRC plus 13 A and democratic reforms is the best solution – Natioanal Peace Council

WORK TOWARDS MUTUALLY ACCEPTABLE RESOLUTION TO AVOID FURTHER POLARISATIONThe Sri Lankan government and the Tamil polity in Sri Lanka, together with sections of the...

Rift Between Wigneswaran, Guv Deepens in North Lanka

 P K Balachandran The conflict between the Governor and the Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-speaking Northern Province is escalating with Governor Maj Gen...

Sri Lanka: The TNA-Rajapaksa confrontation; It is time to call the regime’s bluff

Kumar David"Men make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please; they do not make it under...
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