Archive for March, 2013

The Indian government has cleared the decks to appoint Ashok K Kantha as a new secretary in the ministry of external affairs (MEA), Daily Mail India reported today. Kantha is currently India’s high commissioner to Sri Lanka. He will be in-charge of East Asia. His name has been sent for   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Sinhala mob attacked a Tamil National Alliance (TNA) meeting in Killinochchi yesterday, TNA MP E. Sarawanabavan said. The MP said that over 50 people with stones and poles in their hands attacked the premises while several leading TNA MPs were present. He said that TNA MPs S. Sridaran, M.A. Sumanthiran   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The Students Federation for Free Eelam on Thursday demanded that the two Indian Premier League teams owned by Tamils, Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad, drop Lankan cricketers from their squads. During a press conference here, Students Federation for Free Eelam coordinator V Prabakaran said a total of three Sri   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Days after the DMK pulled out of the Centre and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa barred Sri Lankan cricketers from playing in Chennai, the Centre has taken a tough stand on politics over Sri Lankan Tamils. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has rejected the Tamil Nadu Assembly resolution against Colombo.   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Sri Lanka was among the countries used by members of a global credit card fraud network to carry out illegal transactions, the European police (Europol) said in a statement. Europol said that 44 members of the global credit card fraud network were arrested yesterday (Thursday) in a joint operation coordinated   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

DMK president M Karunanidhi on Thursday said pulling out of UPA on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue has not changed anything for ‘Eelam Tamils’ though he insisted his party was not bothered about withdrawing support to the coalition. “DMK has now come out of Central government as desired by some   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Director for South Asia, Neil Crompton says many challenges still remain in Jaffna and the destructive force of war has made that inevitable. In a statement released by the British High Commission in Colombo yesterday, Crompton said that he was pleased to see the physical   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

India on Wednesday gave important trade concessions to Sri Lanka, in an apparent attempt to assure the latter that New Delhi would be friendly to it despite the strain put on bilateral ties by the on-going events in Tamil Nadu. In August 2012, Indian Commerce Minister Anand Sharma had assured   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The removal from office in Sri Lanka of Chief Justice Bandaranayake was unlawful, is undermining public confidence in the rule of law, and threatening to eviscerate the country’s judiciary as an independent guarantor of constitutional rights states the Executive Summary of an International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) report   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The US has taken the unprecedented step of publicly announcing that two of its nuclear-capable B-2 bombers have taken part in military exercises with South Korea, dropping dummy munitions on an island range, in what is taken to be a show of force following weeks of North Korean hostility. The   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]