Archive for May, 2013

New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully is to discuss human rights concerns on Sri Lanka when he visits the country next week. The Otaga Daily Times reported that in Sri Lanka, McCully will meet the ministers of External Affairs and Economic Development. “This is a good opportunity to discuss   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yesterday confirmed they will continue to boycott the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to address the ‘national problem,’ if no solution is presented to the current impasse between the TNA and the government. Alleging that the government should not be pointing fingers at the TNA   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The Sri Lankan Appeal Court yesterday issues notice on the respondents in the cases filed by 2176 Jaffna Tamils seeking relief against their land being taken over by the Sri Lankan government. The writ applications filed by 2176 Jaffna Tamils were taken up for support in the Appeal Court today, before   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

More than quarter century after it was found that Indian troops which were part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) in Sri Lanka were served with poor quality tinned food purchased in violation of army protocol, a CBI court in India has sentenced a major-general and a major, both   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

In Sri Lanka, UNP MP Dr Jayalath Jayawardana passed away today while receiving treatment in Singapore for an illness. Born in 1953 and Dr Jayalath Jayawardana obtained his MBBS Medical Degree from the Medical Faculty of the University of Colombo. He has also obtained several Postgraduate degrees from the USA,   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

During 2009, thousands of civilians died in the final months of the war in Sri Lanka. Both the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers committed war crimes and other gross human rights abuses. But no one has been held accountable. Ask the U.S. government to support an international investigation   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

On the anniversary of the 26-year civil war, the Sri Lankan state celebrates its 2009 victory while Tamils mark the bloody nadir of the campaign to systematically dismantle the Tamil nation – one which continues today. In May 2009 as the armed conflict between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Pictures claiming to show the downed aircraft were posted on Twitter by the al-Qaeda-linked group, which celebrated the crash saying: “This one will no longer be able to spy on Muslims again.” A US defence department official confirmed the incident but declined to say what kind of aircraft it was,   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

China has pledged to provide further funding to develop Sri Lanka’s transport sector that includes a number of expressways, road networks and railway lines, including a new Colombo-Jaffna expressway. The agreement was one of several others reached during bilateral meetings between Sri Lanka and China that took place in Beijing   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Australia warned Sri Lankan asylum-seekers in India against trying to enter Australian territory by illegal means, as it cannot guarantee immigration to such entrants, the Indian media reported. To create awareness and deter people from undertaking dangerous voyages by sea, the government was committed to breaking the people-smuggling trade, Australia’s Consul-General to   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]