23rd August 2014

Gary Anandasangaree Wins Nomination as Scarborough Rouge Park Constituency Liberal Party Candidate for Canadian Parliamentary Elections.

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Gary Anandasangaree has won the nomination election for the Scarborough Rouge Park constituency on behalf of the Liberal Party in Canada. On 20th August, nomination election was held to select the next Federal Liberal candidate for the Scarborough Rouge-Park constituency for the general election to be held in 2015 in Canada. The three candidates for the nomination race were Gary Anandasangaree, Bhardwaj Ashwani and Michael Johnson. Despite the series of slander, false allegation and propaganda on Gary has crossed all the hurdles. Gary Anandasangaree, a human rights activist and a lawyer, has dedicated the better part of his adult life to fighting all forms of inequality and injustice. Over the years, Gary has worked to bring issues that are of great importance to the Tamil […]

International Credit Agencies Imposing “Sanctions Clauses”in Agreements with Sri Lanka in Anticipation of Economic Sanctions by West Against the Country.

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By Ranga Jayasuriya This week, the global insurance giant, American International Group (AIG), announced that it was pulling out from Sri Lanka, effective from 31 August. The decision to withdraw from the Sri Lankan market was first communicated as early as June this year. AIG’s share in the local insurance market is a meagre 0.3 per cent and its withdrawal is unlikely to have an impact on the local market. An AIG statement attributed the pull out to the on -going effort to streamline its operations. General Manager of AIG’s Colombo office, Baldev Singh was on record as saying, “the decision was based on the assessment of current size, future potential cost of capital and various other performances and economic indicators.” In the same week, US […]

“Islamic Terrorism” Poses Threat to Sri Lanka Reiterates Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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By P K Balachandran COLOMBO: In a paper published in the latest issue of the US Defence Department’s journal “Prism”, Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has reiterated his belief that Islamic terrorism poses a threat to the island nation. Since the LTTE’s defeat, some of the Muslim groups in Lanka have begun to engage in activities that go “far beyond self-protection”, he said in the journal brought out by the Center for Complex Operations (CCO). “There is information that some of these groups have even tried to link up with global Islamic terrorist organisations. This is a situation that requires careful monitoring,” Gotabaya said. “Some Islamic groups in Lanka have started to establish ties with LTTE-linked agents to create further problems,” he further said. According to […]

TGTE to protest outside UN

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A Tamil diaspora group based in the US says it will stage a protest during the scheduled visit to New York by President Mahinda Rajapaksa next month to address the UN General Assembly (UNGA). The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) led by V. Rudrakumaran has written to UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon urging him to publicly censure the Sri Lankan government for denying direct access for the victims of international crimes in the island of Sri Lanka to UN investigators. The TGTE said it will also be organizing a protest rally outside the UN in New York on September 25th to protest against the Sri Lankan Government. “It is time for the UN Secretary General to publicly censure the Sri Lankan government for denying direct access […]

Rajapaksa Security; Lankan Insecurity

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By Tisaranee Gunasekara – Terrorists resemble one another: state terrorists, respectable members of government, and private terrorists, madmen acting…. in the name of various gods, whether God, Allah, or Jehovah…. How much longer will we ignore that fact that all terrorists scorn human life and feed off of one another? – Eduardo Galeano (How Much Longer?) Zionist ultras, the sort who decry Binyamin Netanyahu for dovish tendencies, have a new role model: Sri Lanka. Mr. Netanyahu is being urged to learn from the Lankan example of ‘resolute use of military force’ and give Hamas ‘the thrashing it deserves’[i]. Nakba onwards, Israel has won every war it waged. And yet the Palestinian issue remains, a ‘grindstone of conflict’ which “crushes and erodes our lives, our hopes and our humanity”, […]

Mahinda Rajapaksa Ranked 16th Worst Person In History

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been ranked as the 17th worst person in history by a website that has compiled a list that includes 50 such notorious non-fictional personalities. Mahinda Rajapaksa has reached the 16th position obtaining a total of 7540 votes at the time of writing, while some 1688 votes had been cast against the position in the list that has been compiled by the ‘Ranker’ website. Noting the criteria used to select the personalities for the list, the Ranker states it is a collection of ‘horrible, read (not fictional) people who have committed historical crimes.’. “History judges them, and so do we,” the website states. Meanwhile, Mahinda’s baby brother and Sri Lanka’s Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been included in the same […]

”No genocide has taken place in Sri Lanka,” BJP Leader Swamy – All for free holiday in Sri Lanka!

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Dr. Subramanian Swamy yesterday said . “Sri Lanka’s victory over terrorism helped ensure the security of India  too. “Not only that Sri Lankans have started to live in normalcy without fear but a major national security goal of India was also achieved as a collateral gain by Sri Lanka’s victory over the LTTE,” he said. Swamy added that reconciliation will go a long way if Tamils as a bloc do not vote against Sinhala candidates at the forthcoming elections – “We will not accept any inquiry against Sri Lanka from any quarter..” No  genocide has taken place in Sri Lanka,” Dr. Swamy emphasized. He was addressing the delegates at the Defence Seminar 2014 in Colombo yesterday.The Janatha Party leader said that India’s foreign policy will be formulated with national interests […]

Sri Lanka Must Ensure Justice for Tamils: Modi

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Modi also assured the TNA delegation of India’s continuing support to provide relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction work in Sri Lanka’s northeast. (File/PTI) NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday urged Sri Lanka to ensure “equality, dignity, justice and self-respect” for its Tamil minority. Modi made the appeal when a six-member delegation of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), Sri Lanka’s main Tamil political party, called on him. “The prime minister stressed the need for a political solution that addresses the aspirations of the Tamil community for equality, dignity, justice and self respect within the framework of a united Sri Lanka,” an official statement said. Modi urged “all stakeholders in Sri Lanka to engage constructively, in a spirit of partnership and mutual accommodation, towards finding a political […]

Tamil National Alliance leaders meet Manmohan Singh

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A delegation of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leaders met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Friday. The TNA is a Sri Lankan Tamil political alliance in Sri Lanka and rules the country’s Jaffna province. It was formed as an amalgamation of moderate Tamil parties as well as number of former rebel groups. Earlier today, the Tamil National Alliance delegation had also met External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj. During the meeting they had urged New Delhi to ensure devolution of power to provinces in their country. TNA leaders would push their case for full implementation of the thirteenth amendment to the Constitution. They are also expected to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 13A amendment had come into existence due to India -Sri […]

India to press for political solution to Lankan Tamils issue: Sushma

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After striking positive notes with President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s administration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on Friday reassured the Tamils of Sri Lanka that New Delhi would continue to prod Colombo for a political solution that would ensure equality and justice to them. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told a delegation of the Tamil members of the neighbouring country’s Parliament that India would continue to seek a political solution, which would “substantially address the aspiration” of the island nation’s ethnic minority “for equality, dignity, justice and self-respect” within “the framework of a united Sri Lanka”. Sushma’s meeting with the delegation of Tamil MPs was Modi government’s first formal engagement with the leaders of the ethnic minority community of Sri Lanka. She reassured the visiting MPs that […]