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Chief Minister Wigneshwaran snubs PM Ranil

Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C.V. Wigneswaran and the Northern Provincial Councillors boycotted a visit by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to Jaffna yesterday,...

HRC25: Tamil extremists in de facto alliance with Lanka regime

US  Ambassador Paula Schriefwer in a pensive mood during the 3rd informal discussion on the Resolution (

TNA urges Army to stop demolition of houses immediately

Military destroying the houses A group of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarians and Northern Provincial Councillors have visited Valikamam North and urged the Army...

13 A amendment: India to dispatch Menon

Shivshankar Menon India is to send National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon to Sri Lanka next month for talks with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other...

Power has to be devolved according to the wishes of the majority – Gotabhaya Rajapaksha

Devolution is a scheme for dividing the countryPower should be devolved according the wishes of the majority as this is a democratically elected government.If...

Simulated Buddhists, Sinhala-Buddhist schools to accelerate colonisation, genocide

Athuraliye Rathana, ( with the mike) extremist Buddhist monk form JHU is leading the processFollowing the construction of Buddhist stupas with the deployment of...

Sri Lanka: Security forces continue arresting Tamil youth

Demonstration in Colombo by Equal Rights Movement ( photo : Lanka views)The Sri Lankan military and the police continued their arrests of Tamil youth...

Sri Lanka: War is Over but Tensions Run High

Jaffna students walking past a destroyed building ( photo : Diplomat)Jaffna, the capital of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province and once the bastion of the...

The UN HRC resolutioncals for independent, transparent investigations on accountability. What has happened? Have you done anything? – R. Sampanthan

by Rajavarothayam Sampanthan M.P.(Text of speech made in Parliament on November 30th 2012)Thank you, Mr. Chairman.I am glad to be able to say...

Sri Lanka is descending towards a lawless State – Global Tamil Forum

Jaffna Uni students demands justice (photo:Tamilnet)Global Tamil Forum (GTF) strongly deplores the attack, by members of the Sri Lankan security forces on Jaffna University...

By erecting Buddha statue, harmony will not emerge – Tamil Alliance in annoyance

By ignoring the restorations of ruined Hindu, Christian and Islamic worship centers, by constructing new Buddhist Temples in the north and east will not...

CMB should not fear intl. pressure over 13A

Former Foreign Minister, Rohitha Bogollagama yesterday said the Government should not fear international criticism over the issue of the 13th Amendment but should have...

Govt. allies want 13-A scrapped .

Several allies of the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) have decided to continue their campaign to pressure President Mahinda Rajapaksa to abrogate the...

Defence Secretary repeats call for abolition of 13-A

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday reiterated that post-war political strategy of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) left him with no alternative but to strongly recommend...

Wimal calls for referendum to abolish 13-A

Close on the heels of Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa reiterating his call for abolition of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, the National Freedom...

Tamil politicians, activists protest against SL military attacks on civic leaders in Jaffna

Tamil politicians and civil activists on Wednesday protested condemning the brutal attack Sunday on Paramsothy Vasanthakumar, the elected chairman of Nalloor Piratheasa Chapai (PS)....

The TNA cannot be coaxed into the PSC with the ulterior motive of making a ‘majority decision’ at the PSC

UP country Tamils:a section of the citizens who voted in the 1947 elections were deprived of their citizenship itself and their franchise soon after...

Sri Lankan ambassador to Geneva is “intentionally misleading” the UNHCR’s 63rd Executive Committee – BTF

Ambassador Ariyasinghe Addressing the 63rd Session of the Executive Committee of the UNHCR on Tuesday (2nd October 2012) Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the...

At least 75,000 of the 300,000 IDPs are still living in transit camps in North and East: Sampanthan

Recent photo of a resettled IDP family Tamil National Alliance Chief Rajavarothiam Sampanthan today debunked the Sri Lankan government's claim that all of the...

An open letter on behalf of the people of Keappapulavu, Mullaitivu

Life in Aananthapuram, a neighbouring place to KeappaapulavuThe Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) organized a protest in front of the Mullaitivu Government Agent's office...

Sri Lanka’s death toll sadly surpasses the death toll in Syria, and yet there is no discussion of a Commission of Inquiry

LTTE leaders arrested but disappeared  Tasha Manoranjan/Pasumai Thaayagam / 21 session HRCThank you Madam President.   Pasumai Thaayagam welcomes this Council’s attention to the tragic...

New Research Highlights Risk for Tamils Returning to Sri Lanka from UK

Anti Deportation protest in London by TamilsMore shocking evidence of torture in Sri Lanka has been published today by Freedom from Torture, highlighting the...

Govt. ally proposes all-party council in EP: SLMC agreeable

The resultThe Communist Party of Sri Lanka (CPSL) yesterday proposed that the government and the Opposition explore the possibility of forming a joint provincial...

The Tamil Nadu factor reappears in India-Sri Lanka Relations

Chief Minister Jayalalitha: tough stand Gulbin Sultana/Institute of Defence studies and Analyses The much-talked about Tamil Nadu factor in India-Sri Lanka relations has come...

Mullikulam: The continuing occupation of a school by the Sri Lankan Navy

 WATCHDOG“This is my home, this is my sister’s home, this is my neighbour’s home…and now we’re not even permitted to enter our own land,”...

PC election Post-mortem TNA :UPFA violated all norms of democracy

Sampanthan: East won by parties opposed to UPFAThe elections to the Eastern Provincial Council have concluded and the results have been announced. The ruling...

‘Power cut’ costs a seat to TNA in EPC elections

TNA campaiging in EastThe Tamil National Alliance (TNA) was getting 7 seats and was leading in the counting of votes for the Batticaloa district,...

Sampanthan writes to Rajapaksa on election violations in East by UPFA

 Blue Brigade headed by Namal Rajapaksha enters  East Certain events have occurred in the past several days which have raised grave misgivings in regard...
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