Our Efforts Are In The Name Of Sincere Citizens – Fr S. J. Emmanuel

The head of the Global Tamil Forum, Fr S.J, Emmanuel feels the diaspora are doing good for the country by raising the human rights issue with the international community. Excerpts of the interview: By Easwaran Rutnam Q: The government is now bringing in a witness protection bill. In your view will this give Tamils in [...]

Tamil Leadership Can’t Express Their Political Aspirations Fully – Visvanathan Rudrakumaran

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), a Tamil diaspora group active in the United States, feels the international community, particularly foreign leaders visiting Sri Lanka, are using ‘code words’ through the messages being communicated to the Sri Lankan government. TGTE leader Visvanathan Rudrakumaran speaks to The Sunday Leader. Excerpts of the interview: By Easwaran [...]

Is Ranil-Sajith Alliance Akin To JR-Premadasa Combination?

By Vishwamithra - Picture by Asoka Fernando   “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”  Edmund Burke With Sajith Premadasa getting on board the platform of the United National Party at the Uva PC election campaign, there were huge sighs of relief, some from the diehard [...]

Non-violent Campaign To Merge North & East – M. A. Sumanthiran

According to Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK), in the democratic aspirations of Tamil people, they have come to a point to find a legitimate solution within a united, undivided country – which will enable Tamils to live with self-respect and dignity while being part of political decision making and enjoying other rights as much as [...]

Hopeful Lanka Will Get A Fair Chance – Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena

Asking victims and witnesses to give evidence without the provision of protection may indeed be irresponsible in cases where they face the possibility of being re-victimised or becoming victims in their own right for living up to their duty to give evidence. For this reason, the Bill for the Assistance and Protection of Victims of [...]

Sajith: The Solution Or Part Of The Problem?

By Camelia Nathaniel The United National Party (UNP) Colombo District Leader, Ravi Karunanayake, Mangala Samaraweera, Wijedasa Rajapaksa, Karu Jayasooriya and several other senior members of the party are said to be displeased with the decision taken by Ranil Wickremesinghe to give prominence to Sajith Premadasa. Several of them are believed to be marking time till [...]

Qiantang River Tidal Bore In E China

People gather to watch the Qiantang River tidal bore on the bank of the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province, Sept. 11, 2014. The tidal bore of the Qiantang River stages highest waves during the eighth month on the Chinese lunar calendar.   ——————————– Finland To Face Dilemma After Enhanced Partnership [...]

‘We Have Already Won The Race’ – Dullas Alahapperuma

Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dullas Alahapperuma is confident of winning the upcoming Uva Provincial Council elections and added that people have faith in the UPFA government for developing the country. Refuting allegations levelled against the former Chief Minister Shashendra Rajapaksa for not having the common touch and for his failure to develop the [...]

‘This Is Only A Stepping Stone’ – Harsha de Silva

UNP parliamentarian Harsha de Silva said that the UNP election campaign in the Uva Province had been taken to another level by Harin Fernando by visiting even the most remote areas in the Province. He said further, the UNP election campaign in the Uva is also set to be further strengthened with the participation of [...]

‘Enforce The Law Of The Land’ – Keerthi Tennakoon

Executive Director of CaFFE Keerthi Tennakoon told The Sunday Leader that the failure of the law enforcement authorities in taking necessary action has resulted in increasing election related violence in Uva. He further said that CaFFE do not think there is a necessity to bring in foreign election monitoring parties for the Uva Provincial Election since there are [...]

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