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‘More Questions Than Answers’ – Suren Surendiran

While the Government feels it has achieved something more by expanding the mandate of the Missing Persons Commission to investigate war crimes and appointing three foreign experts to oversee the probe, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) feels it is not enough. GTF spokesman Suren Surendiran says more questions than answers have surfaced following the Government [...]

‘There Is Definitely Hope For Tamils’ – Maxwell Paranagama

According to the Chairman of the Missing Persons Commission Maxwell Paranagama, the Commission, under its new mandate, despite the doubts of some Tamil political parties, is quite confident of handling investigations effectively on both missing persons and allegations of civilians killed during the war. Maxwell Paranagama told The Sunday Leader that the Commission is answerable only to the President but [...]

‘People Will Decide’ – Suresh Premachandran

Despite the fact that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has broadened the scope of the Presidential Commission on missing persons, the Tamil National Alliance shows no faith in the government that they carry out proper investigations. Referring to previous Udalagama Commission, the TNA pointed out, that it is a glaring example that appointment of international experts would [...]

Wikipedia Blocks Page Edits From US Congress

  Wikipedia administrators have imposed a ban on page edits from computers at the US House of Representatives, following “persistent disruptive editing”. The 10-day block comes after anonymous changes were made to entries on politicians and businesses, as well as events like the Kennedy assassination. The biography of former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was [...]

“Present Economic Conditions Are Sustainable” – Ajith Nivaard Cabraal

Governor of the Central Bank, Ajith Nivaard Cabraal maintains that the high level of investment has supported higher growth activities, and led to the realization of benign macro-fundamentals.  ‘Those outcomes, in turn, have enabled our inflation levels to remain low and the low interest rate environment to continue.  In that background, it is our view [...]

What Is The Govt’s Economic Policy?

While many have been criticising the government for the economic path it has taken leading country into debt, some have pointed out that the UNP should take part of the blame for the certain economic decisions taken during the UNP government. UNP MP Harsha De Silva told The Sunday Leader that the UNP take credit for the economic decisions [...]

Ramposha’s Visit Only For Discussions – Wimal Weerawansa

The National Freedom Front (NFF) is opposing any kind of foreign mediation on the national issue. However, the NFF did not consider the visit of the Deputy President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa as’ interference’ as the government has assured them that the visit is confined to mere discussions. Despite the claims of the government, Cyril [...]

“We Are Only Sharing South Africa’s Experiences” – Neomal Perera

Certain groups within the government including the National Freedom Front (NFF) are strongly opposing South African mediation in Sri Lanka. However, the government carried out a closed door meeting with the South African Special Envoy Cyril Ramaphosa during his recent visit to Sri Lanka and the content of the discussions was not revealed to the [...]

TNA Willing To Cooperate With South Africa – Suresh Premachandran

The TNA claimed that foreign delegates including the South African special envoy Cyril Ramaphosa who visited Sri Lanka recently have met the TNA to discuss the Tamil national issue which shows that internationally the TNA is recognised as the representative of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka. TNA MP Suresh Premachandran told The Sunday Leader [...]

‘Let’s Resolve Our Problems Internally’

Many have observed that the domestic process of investigating alleged human rights violation of the country is rather sporadic; it lacks accountability and has made no progress. Meantime, some have been blaming the United National Party (UNP) for not managing the situation in 1983 during the UNP regime paving way for big scale human rights [...]

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