Day: 4 October 2016

No One Should Build Places Of Worship In Anyone’s Private Land With The Help Of Military: Wiggie

In an interesting turn of events, Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran said that no religious statues or places of worship should be built by force on lands belonging to people and instead it should be constructed after obtaining approval from the local authorities. Speaking in Sinhala at the Sports Festival in Jaffna, Wigneswaran …

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Wigneswaran is not a racist, says Mahinda

Former President and Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa took a moderate stance on issues pertaining to controversial Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran and the release of Tamil political prisoners that were at odds with his usual rhetoric, in discussions with journalists from the Tamil media yesterday. Wigneswaran, the former President said, was not a …

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‘We ask for federalism, not separation’

‘We ask for federalism, not separation’ C.V.Wigneswaran Northern Province Chief Minister retired Justice C.V.Wigneswaran responding to the Sunday Observer on their queries as to why he organised the demonstration in Jaffna, claimed, their action has been given distorted interpretations by vested interests. Q: Why do you believe the federal solution is the only viable solution …

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Terrorism: All Sides Must Be Held Accountable!

By Pitasanna Shanmugathas – Pitasanna Shanmugathas This article is an attempt to clarify misunderstandings people have from an earlier article I wrote. I have been vocal in criticizing both the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government for committing egregious human rights violations. Both sides must be held accountable. Violence on both sides is unjustifiable. The …

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Tamils Fed Up With TNA Leadership – Suresh Premachandran

by Thushari Nathaniel EPRLF Leader and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) member Suresh Premachandran claims that the recent ‘Ezhuga Thamil’ rally that Chief Minister of Northern Province C. V. Wigneswaran organised with a march from the opposite of the Nallur Kandasami Hindu Temple as well as from Jaffna University was a rousing success. In an interview …

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‘Lack of awareness of peace in Sri Lanka, getting in the way of Norwegian investments’

By Hiran H.Senewiratne Norway’s ambassador to Sri Lanka Thorbjorn Gaustadsaether said that the awareness level of Sri Lanka’s current domestic peace is very minimal among Norwegian and other Scandinavian peoples. This is getting in the way of promoting Sri Lanka as an investment destination in the Nordic region. ‘After three decades of war, Norway and …

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Sri Lanka PM calls for Commonwealth economic arrangement after Brexit

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickramamsinghe has called for greater economic and trade links among Commonwealth nations after the Britain’s decision to exit the European Union. The time has now come to think of a new arrangement to strengthen economic and trade link among members of the British Commonwealth, Wickremesinghe had told a …

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Sinhale lodges police complaint against Wigneswaran

The Sinhale National Front lodged a complaint against Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran, yesterday, at the Police Head Quarters alleging that his statements are evoking racial tension among communities. The organisation highlighted that his recent remarks regarding the removal of army camps from the Northern Province could be a push towards a separatist …

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