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Sri Lanka Govt. is killing our hopes: Wigneswaran

hopes dashed  Northern Chief Minister claims councillors losing faith in Govt. will to assist with NPC work Says emotions are being vented through resolutions at...

The continuing divide between what is required to be done and what is done

Mullikulam in huts Jehan PereraIn preparation for the forthcoming meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva the government has sent its top...

Sri Lanka’s Northern Council seeks international war crimes probe

Meera Srinivasan Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council passed a resolution on Monday calling for an international probe into the alleged war crimes...

Sri Lanka: MR says only 12,000 troops in the North

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the number of soldiers based in the North has been reduced to 12,000 following the end of the war.He said...

MOD ponders rehabilitating NPC member Ananthi – The Island

The Defence Ministry is seriously considering accommodating Northern Provincial Council (NPC) member Ananthi Sasitharan at a rehabilitation facility to prevent her from...

Sri Lanka: Democratizing the North

Justice C.V. Wigneswaran A dialogue on governance, development and vulnerabilityJustice C.V. Wigneswaran, Chief Minister, Northern Provincial Council delivered the opening address at a...

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...

Sri Lanka: Wigneswaran fears new LTTE organised by the Govt

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran claims there is an attempt to form an new LTTE which will operate with the backing of the...

The Coming Confrontation

NORTHERN CM WIGNESWARAN ALLEGES GENOCIDE, CALLS FOR PLEBISCITEDr. Dayan Jayatilleka  Mr Akashi was absolutely right when he urged flexibility and reform on...

DMK to Centre: Move resolution against Sri Lanka in UNHRC

Besides urging the Indian government to move a resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) seeking a credible international inquiry into killing...

Sri Lanka: Government appoints Northern DIG without CM’s knowledge

The government has appointed a deputy inspector general (DIG) of police to the Northern Province without the knowledge of the Northern Province Chief Minister.The...

Sri Lanka: Military governor to restrict NPC powers and attacks TNA

G. A. ChandrasiriTNA ULTRA VIRES THE CONSTITUTION - NP Governor Civilian or Military, a Governor has to play by the rulesThe Tamil National Alliance (TNA)...

Sri Lanka: NPC passes resolution to oust military Governor

Maj. Gen. G.A. Chandrasiri The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) has unanimously passed a resolution yesterday, urging President Mahinda Rajapaksa to remove Maj. Gen. G.A....

Sri Lanka: Chief Minister of the NPC called for international action on sinhalese colanisation in North

 The Chief Minister of the NPC called  for international action against the Sri Lankan government’s program of settling Sinhalese families on Tamil-owned land forcibly...

India to host Northern Chief Minister Wigneswaran next month

India is planning to host Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister Justice C. V. Wigneswaran next month. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid had...

Wigneswaran complains to UN Special Rapporteur Dr. Beyani re militarisation

Dr. Beyani Ananth PalakidnarChief Minister of the Northern Province, C.V. Wigneswaran, had urged the United Nations to assist in removing the obstacles created due...

Sri Lanka: North CM on War Path With Sri Lankan Government

P K Balachandran - COLOMBO After a month of cooperation with the Mahinda Rajapaksa government, the Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-speaking Northern Province,...

Sri Lanka: Northern Agriculture Minister’s house attacked

Windows broken An unidentified group has attacked the residence of Northern province Minister of Agriculture P. Iygaranesan which is situated in Thirunalweli, Jaffna last...

Allow people to give way to their emotions, Wigneswaran warns Colombo on Heroes Day

CV WigneswaranThe occupying Sri Lankan military in Jaffna on Tamil Heroes Day blocked the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) from planting trees at the public...

Sri Lanka: Wigneswaran told to follow ‘Mahinda Chinthanaya’ by Mahinda Rajapaksha

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has written to the Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran informing him that he needs to ensure the ‘Mahinda Chinthanaya’...

“I very much hope that Rajapksha seizes that opportunity” – Cameron

Cameron urges President to work with Wigneswaran British Prime Minister, David Cameron said, he made it clear to President Mahinda Rajapaksa that...

CHOGM 2013: Sri Lanka: Cameron in ‘robust’ talks over human rights

The BBC's Nick Robinson was with theprime minister as his convoy was mobbedDavid Cameron has clashed with the president of Sri Lanka...

Sri Lanka’s Potemkin Peace: Democracy Under Fire

INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP - NEW REPORT Colombo/Brussels, 13 November 2013: Despite recent moves meant to show progress towards post-war reconciliation and respect for...

Sri Lanka: Post-war development myth of the war-zone: only 9% has regular aincome; monthly income of 43 %US $ 43

Beneath a veneer of development, reflected in this newly laid railtrack, Sri Lanka's former war-zone is plagued by poverty, debt and lack of...

Tamils have to live with Sinhala police in North says Police chief

Responding to comments made by the Northern Chief Minister that Tamil-speaking policemen should be recruited to serve the people in the Tamil-dominated Northern Province,...

NPC ready to exercise police, land powers; Military governor should be replaced – CM Wigneswaran tells inaugural session

Military governor must goNorthern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran told the inaugural meeting of the recently elected Council that he was ready to exercise...

If we had got accustomed to resort to authority or force of arms, renouncing them at least now will yield benefits

Wigneswaran signals clear break with violent pastChairman, fellow members of the Northern Provincial Council, persons of learning and of standing seated on the...

Taking oath before the President is a message to Sinhala people – Chief Minister Vigneswaran

Internal self determination does not divide the country but facilitate a journey on the path of unity''I expect my Sinhala brothers and sisters...

Northern Provincial Council plagued by enmity within!

 Press conference of EPRLF, TELO, PLOTE:  there needs to be a democratic deicision making process By Manekshaw The new  (NPC) members, including the four...
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