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Mr. Rajapaksa has provided a candid and authoritative insight into the mindset of the regime

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 As thousands of students begin uninterrupted schooling after a lapse of years, education officials in Sri Lanka’s former northern conflict zone are facing a...

Polls Chief acted hastily: Ex-CJ -Reduction of seats in Jaffna District

EC Deshapriya Susitha R.Fernando Amid opposition political parties objecting and expressing concern over the Election Commissioner’s recent move to reduce the...

Devolution talks with TNA deception of Mahinda Rajapaksa exposed by his brother Gotabhaya

Tisaranee Gunasekara“The talk of political solution is irrelevant” Gotabhaya Rajapaksa (Interview with India Today) Watching or reading an interview with Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is a...

Public views of Govt and Defence Secretary on political solution are diametrically opposite

The Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, brother of His Excellency the President and an important policy-maker in the Government, has been quoted in the “Headlines...

Forced to leave, says Prof. Hoole

R.K. RadhakrishnanProfessor Ratnajeevan Hoole, a respected Sri Lankan Tamil academician and a prominent returnee after the military defeat of the Tamil Tigers, said on...

TNA’s ultimatum to government

Negotiating a political arrangement for post-conflict Sri Lanka can be considered daunting for Sri Lanka as it is for the US to resolve its...

TNA is very justified in issuing an ultimatum on talks to the govt

 Sumanasiri LiyanageAt the time of writing, it appears that the talks between the UPFA government and the Tamil National Alliance are on the verge...

Sampanthan insists TNA has not shut the door

Rohan AbeywardenaTamil National Alliance Leader R. Sampanthan in the aftermath of last Thursday’s somewhat tough stand taken with the government in giving it ten...

Threatened suspension of talks by TNA would benefit only extremists on both sides

 Dayan JayatillekaThe threatened suspension of talks by the Tamil National alliance benefits no one, the Tamils or the Sinhalese, the TNA or the government,...

Unable to continue talks with Govt. says TNA

Sri Lanka's major Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says that it has reached to a situation where they are unable to continue...

Attitude of the TNA is not constructive – GOSL

Text of a press release issued by Mr.Sajin Vass Gunewardane MP& Secretary of the Committee after suspension of talks with Govt by the TNAAt...

Army disrupts ‘Brotherhood’ cricket match

The Socialist Youth Union says that the Army has disrupted a cricket match organized by them in Dhramapuram, Kilinochchi yesterday (August 02). Issuing a press...

A call that should be wholeheartedly heeded – Editorial Daily News

TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran's call for a change of attitude on the part of the Tamil Diaspora in the West on the question of...

No more faith in Colombo’s peace and reconciliation: Indian women

Prominent women’s rights activists in India in a statement this week said that they had stopped believing in Colombo's periodic pledges to bring about...

What South Africa can do to help with reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Louise Arbour,As South Africa knows better than most, a country cannot begin to overcome decades of internal conflict without a sustained effort at revealing...

Accountability issues and post-war stability

By Shamindra FerdinandoDefence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says the government will not tolerate any party other than the police and armed forces carrying weapons. The...

Economistic Thesis invalidated at northern elections

By Jehan Perera Defeats suffered by the ruling alliance at the local authority elections in the North would have come as a disappointment to the...

TNA: Sri Lanka performance lacking on solving key Tamil issues

While Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has endeavored to work in the spirit of co-operation with the Sri Lanka Government, the Government has...

People living off NGOs ruining Sri Lanka – President

Dharma Sri Abeyratne “Certain people who made money through NGOs are trying to tarnish the image of the country by spreading false propaganda”, President...

Reconciliation in Sri Lanka: Harder than Ever – ICG

Colombo/Brussels, 18 July 2011: President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s authoritarian and Sinhalese nationalist post-war policies are undermining prospects for reconciling Sri Lanka’s ethnic communities,...

Dead dog politics in Jaffna

'' The key challenge faced by democratic forces in Sri Lanka in the context of this reality is to reaffirm the democratic...

If not we will start civil disobedience campaigns – full text of the Sampanthan’s speech

''In regard to matters of immediate concern for our people, high security zones,demilitarization, housing, livelihood, all that type of things ,and these...

LLRC disputes Prof. Wijesinghe’s response to BBC

LLRC spokesperson Lakshman Wickramasinghe yesterday expressed concern about a statement made by UPFA National List MP Prof. Rajiva Wijesinghe in an interview...

Sinhalization of the Vanni Mainland

Guru Nadarajah for GTN In the guise of solving the problems of the Tamil people, Rajapakse government is engaged in Sinhalizing the traditional Tamil villages...

12 hospitals in N & E have one doctor!

 Recently , it was exposed that there are six Hospitals in the North East which merit a place in the Guinness book of records...

Political solution – Sampanthan proposes SL minister dismisses

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan, moving an adjournment motion in Sri Lanka’s parliament Thursday and speaking on it said that his objective...

Sri Lanka should address India’s concerns

The island nation should abide by its promise to meet the legitimate aspirations of its Tamil population. The Sri Lankan President, Mr Mahinda Rajapakse,...

Basil-show ‘resettlement’ ends up in further misery and abandonment of IDPs

Abandoned IDPs in Vadamaraadchi EastThe Raamaavil camp inmates, who were suddenly herded out in the middle of the night by the occupying SL Army...
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