Day: 29 November 2019

Maaveerar Naal observed by Tamils across World

Maaveerar Naal observed by Tamils across Europe Maaveerar Naal was observed by thousands of Tamils across Europe, where they gathered in various cities to pay tribute to the fallen. Oberhausen, Germany Herning, Denmark Oslo, Norway Paris, France Fribourg, Switzerland29 November 2019 Mannar Tamils defy threats to mark Maaveerar Naal Maaveerar Naal was commemorated in destroyed thuyilum illams …

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Modi and Gota discuss reconciliation, ethnic harmony in Sri Lanka

Visiting Sri Lankan President Gotayaba Rajapaksa and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today discussed wide ranging issues, including reconciliation and ethnic harmony in Sri Lanka. The talks took place as Rajapaksa undertook his first official overseas visit as Head of State after being elected President. Rajapaksa was accorded a grand welcome at Hyderabad House following …

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Sinhalese are themselves an unequal, caste ridden and class based society.

Tamils need not fear the Rajapaksas and the new president Gotabaya Rajapaksa is weaker than one wants to believe. He does not dare yet what is political. His success rests in deep dark acts of terror and brutal solutions with the State machinery under his disposal. by Prof. Ramu ManivannanViews expressed in this essay are …

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Sri Lankan Employee at Swiss Embassy in Colombo Detained Against Her Will and Threatened at Length by Unidentified Men Trying to Force Information Out of Her About Issuance of Visa to CID Inspector Nishantha Silva

By Chandani Kirinde Switzerland yesterday demanded an immediate and complete investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident in which a local employee of the embassy was detained against her will on the street and threatened at length by unidentified men, in order to force her to disclose embassy-related information. The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs …

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Alleged abduction: Swiss embassy denies SL access to its employee

FM asks embassy to follow ‘established procedure’ to allow smooth probe By Shamindra FerdinandoThe Swiss embassy in Colombo has declined to give Sri Lanka, conducting an investigation into an alleged abduction of one of its employees, access to the person concerned. Authoritative sources told The Island yesterday that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had been denied an …

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Tamil politics in crisis need alternate programme

Sampanthan leading elite Jaffna politics with Mavai and Sumanthiran LLRC recommendations a platform for North-South dialogue  UNP has remained a Sinhala Buddhist party dependent on Southern votes  Reading Northern Tamil politics from Colombo, the presidential election seems to have proved Tamil political leaderships of all colour are caught in a serious dilemma. Much fractured TNA …

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Vaiko detained for protesting against Gotabaya’s India visit

Rajya Sabha MP Vaiko and his supporters were detained by the Delhi Police on Thursday for protesting against Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s visit to India. “Gun-toting soldiers are roaming in the streets inhabited by Tamil people. Tamil areas have become concentration camps controlled by the Sri Lankan army. What happened in Nazi Hitler’s time …

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