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Govt Move Has Little Effect On NGOS ‑ Jeevan Thiagarajah

By Camelia Nathaniel The Sri Lankan government’s decision to ban 15 Tamil Diaspora organisations as ‘LTTE fronts’ and as  ‘foreign terrorists’ under UN Security Council Resolution 1373, which was brought about by the USA on September 28, 2001 after the attack on the World Trade Centre, has had mixed reactions from various quarters.While some believe [...]

We Fell Into The American Trap – Professor Rajiva Wijesinghe

By Camelia Nathaniel Reputed for his outspoken nature Professor Rajiva Wijesinghe feels that the government has been too hasty in proscribing the Diaspora groups, and the Foreign Ministry has done nothing about the LLRC recommendation to build up positive relations with the Diaspora. Instead, Professor Wijesinghe said, in an interview with The Sunday Leader, “as happened with [...]

Getting Ready For The New Year

With the Sinhala and Tamil New Year at hand, people were seen along the streets engaging in some last minute shopping. Meanwhile Avurudu events were also held at several places including schools. One such event was captured by our photographers at Yashodara Girl’s School, Borella. Pictures by Lalith Perera and Asoka Fernando Click Here To [...]

It’s Not Russia That Is Destabilising Ukraine

The profound and pervasive crisis in Ukraine is a matter of grave concern for Russia. We understand perfectly well the position of a country which became independent just over 20 years ago and still faces complex tasks in constructing a sovereign state. Among them is the search for a balance of interests among its various [...]

As Long As The Conflict Is Alive There Will Be Problems TNA MP Suresh Premachandran

By Waruni Karunarathnel With the government’s decision to ban several Tamil organizations that are allegedly linked with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and promoting and reviving their mission, some Tamil political parties in Sri Lanka criticize the government for fabricating more issues to mislead the world. TNA MP Suresh Premachandran told The Sunday [...]

We Can’t Accept Terrorism In Whatever Form Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya

By Camelia Nathaniel Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya in an interview with The Sunday Leader stated that the Sri Lankan government proscribed 15 organisations including the Global Tamil Forum (GTF), the British Tamil Forum (BTF) and the Trans-national Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), under a United Nations resolution adopted in 2001, designating persons and entities [...]

Incompetence, Abstinence And Arrogance Ravi Karunanayake – UNP

By Waruni Karunarathnel India abstaining from its vote on the US sponsored resolution passed at the UN Human Rights Council was taken by the Government more positively while the opposition, however, considered it as a defeat on the part of the Government despite the friendliness of the attempt. Speaking to The Sunday Leader, UNP MP [...]

Flight Mh370: ‘Objects Spotted’ In New Search Area

A plane has spotted “objects” in the new area of the Indian Ocean being searched for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australian officials say. The sightings would need confirmation by ship, which is not expected until tomorrow, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (Amsa) said. Earlier it was announced the search would now focus on an [...]

No Impartial Probe Under Pillay Vasudeva Nanayakkara – Democratic Left Front

By Camelia Nathaniel Vasudeva Nanayakkara, the General Secretary of the Democratic Left Front states that the office of the Human Rights Commissioner, from the very start was partial toward the Tamils and therefore kept the pressure up in order to bring about this resolution. He said that it is evident that under Mrs. Pillai, the government [...]

No Domestic Investigation Credible In Sri Lanka At All Gajan Ponnambalam – Tamil National People’s Front

By Waruni Karunarathnel Tamil political parties express mixed feelings about the US sponsored resolution that was passed at the UNHRC recently. However, the Tamil National People’s Front thinks that giving a mandate for the High Commissioner of the Human Rights is the weakest form of investigation. They think that the issues need to be considered [...]

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