Archive for June, 2012

Only after the dialogue, and actions taken through democratic means exhaust, the Tamil National Alliance will resort to satyagraha campaign. It will be a peaceful nonviolent struggle based on the principles ahimsa, TNA leader Sampanthan says to the Asian media. “ If the Sri Lankan Government does not deliver a   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The Tamil Information Centre (TIC) strongly condemns the brutal attack on Tamil political prisoners in the Vavuniya remand prison today, 29 June 2012, at around 12 noon, by a Sri Lankan Special Military Commando unit and the Special Task Force (STF). The attack has left around 40 prisoners and others   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The United States Embassy in Sri Lanka is closely following the case of the Sri Lanka Mirror and Lankaxnews, including the arrest of nine individuals associated with those websites. We have raised on several occasions our deep concern over efforts to suppress independent news media, including the blocking of news websites,   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

US missiles fired from a drone in a Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border killed eight suspected militants early Sunday, officials said, as the controversial American strikes continue despite Islamabad’s persistent demands that they stop. The latest attack killed fighters loyal to militant commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur, local authorites   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

In an attempt to solve its draft problems, Israel may have created more. A new law that calls for the conscription of Israel’s Arab minority has many upset over being forced to serve a government violently at odds with their Palestinian heritage. ­Conscripted service is a way of life in   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The United States has decided to continue with the GSP trade benefits for Sri Lanka, the US Embassy in Colombo said today. The Embassy said that United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ron Kirk announced yesterday that USTR has closed the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) country practice review on worker   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The nine employees of the Sri Lanka Mirror website, who were arrested yesterday, were released on police bail today. Among those arrested were journalists including women and girls. They were produced before the Hulftsdorp Magistrate this afternoon and given bail and were ordered to appear in court again on the   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Without a national identity card, many Tamils in Sri Lanka cannot avail of basic services and it makes them suspect in the eyes of the police, writes Ponniah Manikavasagam of the BBC’s Tamil service. In a remote and dusty part of Kilinochchi district in the Tamil-dominated northern Sri Lanka, people   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

In order to strengthen the protest carried out by the Tamil people in SriLanka Tamil’s residing in the Canada also stage protest on Friday against the land grabbing of  Sri Lankan government in the lands of Tamil people in SriLanka. People gathered in Vancouver and urge justice for Tamil people   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Seeking to revive the talks between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil parties, which have remained stalled for months now, India said on Friday that it will continue to remain engaged with all parties involved and offer any support required for the task. The remark was made by NSA Shivshankar   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]