Archive for August, 2012

A 7.6-magnitude undersea earthquake has struck off the eastern coast of the Philippines, destroying roads and bridges, sending people fleeing to higher ground and triggering tsunami warnings across the region. The quake hit at a depth of 21.7 miles (34.9km) and was centred 66 miles (106km) east of Samar Island,   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The Indian coastal security agencies launched immediate search operations on Thursday following an Intelligence report that a Sri Lankan fishing vessel was anchored in sea off the Kochi coast. The Intelligence wing from Kollam alerted the Kochi coastal police that some of the persons were being transported in a fishing   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

In Sri Lanka there are few Tamil newspapers that have both local and international reputations. “Virakesari” is one of these and also one of the oldest newspapers in Sri Lanka. The news, articles and analyses it publishes, are taken seriously by diplomatic circles in Colombo and abroad. This newspaper carries   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Society for Threatened People is holding a meeting in the Swiss city Berne to demand international mediation to prevent dissappearnces in Sri Lanka. It coincides with the international day of the disappeared that fell yesterday (Aug. 30). The chief guest on the occasion is Sandya Ekneligoda, the wife of missing   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

THE Buddhist monk, staring intently at the smoke rising from an incense stick, said the government was destroying state-provided education because it was “easier to control uneducated fools”. Maduluwawe Sobitha is an influential figure among Sri Lanka’s majority Sinhala population. He is also a loud critic of the government of   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

A speech made today at a Vigil to Remember the Disappeared in Sri Lanka on The International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, held from 5-6pm at the State Library of Victoria premises in Melbourne, Australia. I am honoured to have been asked to speak at this Vigil, to   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Sri Lanka’s failure to account for serious violations of human rights has created a climate of impunity where arbitrary detentions, torture and other ill- treatment, enforced disappearances, and custodial killings continue unchecked, Amnesty International (AI) said in a written statement on Sri Lanka to the UN Human Rights Council. AI   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The proposal made by the Sri Lankan minister G.L. Pieris, to expand Sri Lanka’s Diplomatic and Consular Representations in India, through expansion of the existing Missions in India to suit the present day needs. The proposal was approved by the Sri Lankan Cabinet, accordingly approval was granted for the following   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie arrived in Colombo on Wednesday on a five-day visit aimed at solidifying military ties that have grown increasingly close following the end of the war in Sri Lanka. General Liang’s trip comes amid reports that China will pledge US$ 100 million to help take forward   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Martyr Senkodi documentary film group has released in Paris, France. Many Tamil activists and people have participated in the film release function, held in front of the Eiffel tower. Senkodi was a Tamil girl an active volunteer of Makkal Mandram from the village Orikkai near kanchipuram. Senkodi immolates herself in   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]