4th June 2016

Jaffna Press Club remembers murdered Tamil journalist

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Tamil Guardian 03 June 2016 Journalists in Jaffna marked the 12 year anniversary of the assassination of journalist Ayuthurai Nadesan who was killed in Batticaloa in 2004. Members of the Jaffna Press Club laid flowers before a memorial statue for murdered journalists in honour of their murdered colleague. Mr Nadesan, commonly known as ‘Nellai Nadesan,’ was shot dead by a paramilitary group when he was on his way to his office in 2004. As a profile journalist and a columnist, he worked for local Tamil dailies and international news agencies.  The event in Jaffna took place alongside a memorial event in the Batticaloa and a protest, demanding the Sri Lankan government reopen the case and find those responsible for the killing. See our earlier posts: […]

Subramanian Swamy blamed for Tamil Nadu set back

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MP Subramanian Swamy is blamed for the loss of BJP  in Tamil Nadu election. He is known to behave like a royal family member and he talks and had treated the Tamils as untouchables hence his presence in the BJP party is made to believe that BJP Party as a racist party. He had been a key supporter of Sri Lankan leader Rajapaksha to kill the Tamil community in Sri Lanka in May 2009 and had said that if the UN is allowed to investigate the Sri Lankan government for War crime for killing more than 40,000 Tamil Civilians and LTTE Leaders who surrendered with White Flag after the UN negotiated the surrender,  than India will face the same fate in Kashmere.  He is so […]

Opposition Leader and the Leader of the Tamil National Alliance R. Sampanthan and TNA Spokesman M.A. Sumanthiran met with the visiting Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Tore Hattrem

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Opposition Leader and the Leader of the Tamil National Alliance R. Sampanthan and TNA Spokesman M.A. Sumanthiran met with the visiting Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Tore Hattrem yesterday in Colombo – See more at: http://www.ft.lk/article/545763/Opposition-Leader-and-the-Leader-of-the-Tamil-National-Alliance-R–Sampanthan-and-TNA-Spokesman-M-A–Sumanthiran-met-with-the-visiting-Norwegian-Deputy-Foreign-Minister-Tore-Hattrem-yesterday-in-Colombo#sthash.NDY7k7U3.dpuf

NO to Federal system – Power sharing a thorny issue in Lanka Constitution framing

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The form of power sharing has become a thorny issue in the formulation of Sri Lanka’s new Constitution with the Sinhala majority backing a unitary state while minority Tamils supporting a federal structure. The Public Representations Committee, which had been tasked in January to seek public views on the process of formulating the new Constitution for the country replacing the existing 1978 constitution, said divergent views have been expressed by the public on the nature of the state. These range from a federal to a unitary, secular to non-secular and other in-between options as well. Over 2,500 persons/organisations appeared before the committee and made oral and written representations. The committee says many of the representations from the Tamils from the northern province and eastern provinces […]