Archive for June, 2013

The Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has complained to his mobile phone service provider that his phone is being tapped by an organised team with the intention of gathering national security secrets, according to a newspaper report. A special investigation that looked into this complaint has revealed that those   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The United States’ newly appointed Acting Assistant Attorney General has her roots in Northern Sri Lanka. Mythili Raman is the daughter of A. Tharmaratnam, who served the International Financial Corporation of the World Bank, and granddaughter of C Loganathan, a former general manager of the Bank of Ceylon. Her parents   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) last night unanimously decided not to participate in the Parliamentary Select Committee set up to study the 13th Amendment, Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran said. He said the decision was taken at a meeting headed by party leader R. Sampanthan. “We believe that the Government is trying to   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Four mobile radar stations designed for S-300 and S-400 air defense batteries have been added to the shield covering Moscow against airstrikes. The new all-altitude detectors can track up to 100 targets, be they missiles, drones or manned aircraft. The addition of the hardware was announced on Saturday by Deputy    [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Callum Macrae’s No Fire Zone surveys the final months of Sri Lanka’s recent civil war, but not merely to bring attention to yet another little-understood and woefully neglected Third World conflict. By making extensive use of video clips clandestinely recorded by victims and perpetrators alike, Macrae and his collaborators set   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Interview with Prof. Francis Boyle (FB) by Parasaran Rangarajan (PR) PR: Good afternoon everybody the date is July (June) 26th, 2013 and we are with Professor Francis Boyle, international professor and lawyer at the University of Illinois. My name is Parasaran Rangarajan and I am the editor in chief for   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Janarala newspaper reports that a suspect of the Chemmani massacre is secretly preparing to flee to USA. The suspect who is a former Navy soldier, has gone to the US Embassy on the 24th May to face the visa interview. On the March 2007, 7 men including him were given   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Rupee kept steady despite IMF request to limitintervention * Market expects rupee to fall in near future * Shares end weaker amid foreign selling. Sri Lanka’s rupee currency  premiums edged up on Thursday after the International Monetary Fund asked the central bank to limit its intervention in the foreign exchange rate and   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the insider trading conviction of Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam, rejecting his argument that wiretap evidence was used improperly to convict him. The decision by a unanimous three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York was   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, who is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in August, says an international independent investigation must take place in Sri Lanka into allegations of war crimes. Pillay told the BBC Tamil service that she will look at the post war developments in Sri   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]