16th March 2015

Tamil man from Southall was found dead in Birmingham car park.

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Investigation launched after a Tamil man was found dead in a City Centre car park last month. Detective Sergeant Mick Perkins, from the West Midlands Police Homicide Team, launched an investigation after the man, aged 39, originally from Sri Lankan, was found collapsed in the Bordesley Street car park by a security guard, at around 9.15AM on Saturday 28th February, having travelled up from London by coach the previous night. Emergency services attended but sadly nothing could be done to save the man and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Detective Sergeant Mick Perkins, said: “Initially the man’s death was treated as natural causes…however a post mortem examination suggested otherwise and a full inquiry has now been launched. We now know that the man […]

Ravi Karunanayake says NO to 13th amendment!

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Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake says that there is no intention of implementing a political solution of devolution of power exceeding the 13th constitutional amendment. Speaking to local FM radio, the minister was responding to the recent statements of the visiting Indian Prime minister – Narendra Modi.He has added that no additional powers or police powers as requested by the Tamil National Alliance would be granted. The 13th amendment that followed the Indo-Sri Lankan Accord of July 1987 signed between then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and then Sri Lankan President J R Jayewardene envisaged the devolution of powers to the provinces in the midst of the island’s bitter ethnic conflict. During his visit last week, Indian Prime minister Modi urged the Sri Lankan government to […]

Video: Vigneswaran hits out at Ranil

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After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jaffna, the Chief Minister of Tamil-majority region in Sri Lanka hit out at Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe for his controversial comments on shooting trespassing Indian fishermen.Talking exclusively to CNN-IBN CV Vigneswaran said, “That is not the way for a head of government to say to a friendly country. As far as the fishermen are concerned, all deep sea trawlers must be sent to Bay of Bengal or the Arabian Sea.” “The solution is to prohibit trawlers in the Palk Strait Area and have a Palk Strait management committee and they should be in a position to see that none of these things are happening and that they go to deep sea,” Vigneswaran added. Wickramasinghe had alleged […]

Hope Lanka will understand Modi’s advice on 13th amendment: Venkaiah Naidu

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The 13th Amendment provides for devolution of powers in the Tamil majority Northern and Eastern provinces in the island nation. Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said he was hopeful the new Sri Lankan government will act upon the “advice” given by Prime Minister Narendra Modion implementation of the 13th Amendment and move forward with it to find a solution to the problems of Sri Lankan Tamils. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi (during his recent visit to the island nation) has said that we must move forward to implement the 13th Amendment (to Sri Lankan Constitution) on devolution of powers to Tamils which was agreed upon between the India-Sri Lanka pact in 1987 under former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. “And that’s the advice given by Narendra […]

Has India Changed Stance on Sri Lanka From “Building on”13th Amendment to “Going Beyond it?

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BY DR. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA “Somewhere over the rainbow…” – The Wizard of Oz Three vital questions arise from Prime Minister Modi’s recommendation that Sri Lanka goes beyond the 13th amendment. The first is: has India changed its stance? The second is: if beyond 13A, ‘where to?’ The third is: ‘why?’ New Delhi’s stance in the post war period was early and full implementation of the 13th amendment and “building on it”. Now Mr. Modi urges us to “go beyond” 13A. There is a crucial difference between “building on” and “going beyond”. “Building on” is a vertical increase while “going beyond” is a horizontal one. The latter is not “stretching” the 13th amendment; it is a framework other than the 13th amendment. It is understandable to […]

“All of the Top Tamil Leaders are Fools,” – TNA Jaffna MP

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BY GARDINER HARRIS Still, there are drawbacks to staying at Thalsevana Holiday Resort. Arrive without a reservation, and you could be arrested. Stroll too far down the beach during a blood-red sunset, and a soldier carrying an automatic weapon will appear out of a bunker, declare that you have entered a high-security zone and order you to turn around. The resort’s website recommends ordering from the menu in advance — it does not say how far in advance — at the Palmyra restaurant, where “in addition to deferent style of choosing, you are offered Jaffna special dished that give you the real taste of Jaffna.” The waiters have suspiciously short haircuts and buff builds, and food not ordered in advance, while passable, tastes like it […]

Delusional Illusions of Northern Chief Minister Wigneswaran who was once a Sober Judicial Officer.

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BY DEMOS The once sober judicial officer Wigneswaran, who functions at present as the Chief Minister of the NPC, appears to have suffered a sudden manic seizure following the recent change of Government, to have had the incomprehensible temerity to make the infuriatingly provocative statement to the effect that all Governments in Sri Lanka have been following a policy of genocide, targeting the minority Tamils since the country gained Independence in 1948 ( and for good measure, implying thereby, unambiguously that this has been so, ever since the ‘fair minded Brits’ left the island’s shores for good!). What was the insidious motive that inspired W to make such a patently traitorous statement? Has he voluntarily become the sounding board of a newly fired-up Tamil Diaspora? […]