The Indian Government has said it wants a political solution for Tamils which addresses substantially the aspirations of the Tamil community in Sri Lanka. Indian external Affairs Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said the Tamils in Sri Lanka need a solution which gives them equality, dignity, justice and self respect within a framework of a united Sri Lanka. Akbaruddin said the meeting held today between the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was part of moves to engage with all parties in Sri Lanka with the ongoing efforts towards reconciliation. At the meeting, he said the TNA made a detailed presentation to the Minister on several issues. Akbaruddin said India is working with Sri Lanka on a framework stemming from the […]
22nd August 2014
A 20 year-old British female touring in Sri Lanka has been raped in the Kuda Kalli area in Arugam Bay, local media has reported. However, the Police Spokesman’s Office states that so far, the incident has not been reported to the Police. According to LankaCNews – a news website run by government MinisterWimal Weerawansa, the woman had been walking along Kuda Kalli beach in Potuwil, Arugam Bay when she had been attacked and raped. She is presently receiving treatments at the Ampara hospital. Although media reports state she has lodged a complaint with the Police and no one has been arrested as of yet, Police Spokesman’s Office stated that no such complaint has been lodged with the Potuwil Police.
Exposing blatant lies spewed to Northern civilians by the military under the blessings of the Rajapaksa-regime in order to support the rampant land grabbing racket following the end of the war, a close analysis of satellite images have disclosed that over 50% of the land acquired by the Army through such means is not being used for its stated purpose. The analysis that had been carried out by the Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights Project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) upon a request made by Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice, has revealed the majority of the 25 sqkm stretch of land in the Jaffna Peninsula that is presently declared out of bounds to anyone except the Army and those they permit to […]
Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday questioned the admission of a student to Ruhunu University on the recommendation UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa.Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake in his response told Parliament that the University Grants Commission had entertained the appeal by this student only because her Z-score was well within the cutoff mark.Mr. Wickremesinghe said this incident had breached the trust placed by students and their parents on the university admission system and referring to relevant newspaper articles, he pointed out that Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Devasiri the former chairman of the Federation of University Teachers had sought an inquiry into this admission.The minister said he received a number of letters from politicians including those from the opposition to consider appeals made by some students who sought […]
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The Sri Lankan government has instructed his diplomats to frame all Tamil schools in European Union countries in which there is a substantial population of Tamils from Sri Lanka, as LTTE supported organisations. This is done to stop the Tamil community educating their children Tamil and religion. In These Weekend schools Tamil, Hinduism and Christianity free of charge and all other academic subjects and arts and music from junior to A/L are taught in these weekend schools which have helped improve their standard at there schools. The children are charged a nominal fee and most of these schools are non profitable run by committees appointed among the parents of children in the school. In UK most of the Tamil students have achieved high level of marks in […]