6th December 2016

Jayalalithaa’s Demise Is A Great Loss To The Tamil People In Sri Lanka

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The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalitha Jayaram‘s demise is a great loss not only to the people of Tamil Nadu but also to the Tamil people in Sri Lanka, says the Opposition Leader and the Leader of the Tamil National Alliance, R. Sampanthan. Selvi J Jayalalithaa Sending a condolence message Sampanthan has today said: “Jayalalitha also had a special concern for the resolution of the issues pertaining to the rights of the Tamil speaking people in Sri Lanka. Her concern resulted in the passing of several resolutions at the Tamil Nadu State Assembly and frequent interactions with the Central Government in New Delhi on Sri Lanka.” We publish below the condolence message in full: It is truly a sad day for the people in Tamil Nadu […]

‘US Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike in 2017 to affect SL’

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By Hiran H.Senewiratne The US Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco will increase bank interest rates in 2017 under the new Donald Trump administration, which will have a negative impact on countries like Sri Lanka, Central Bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy said. Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams said he supports an  interest-rate increase in 2017 and will likely aim at Fed’s 2 percent goal, reports said earlier. “To face the challenge Sri Lanka has placed the macro economic consolidation as a forward looking strategy, the Governor told a media conference last week at the Central Bank’s main office in Colombo. He said that Sri Lanka is quite sound where macro economic policy framework is concerned to face such a hike, because the U.S. economy is […]

LSEG Facility stamps investor confidence for SL

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The investment in Sri Lanka by London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) technology facility is a clear example of the investment confidence foreign countries have on Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. Speaking at the opening of the LSEG Technology Facility at the TRACE Expert City yesterday he said that unity governments formed by two rival political parties is not something very common in the world but it’s a success story in Sri Lanka. He also said that LSEG technology facility is a clear example of investeor confidence for the government. “I must also say that in addition to the London Stock Exchange Group, the Volkswagen Company from Germany will also lay the foundation for their factory in Kurunegala in January and another global company […]

Former Sri Lankan President Warns Of Social Unrest If China………….

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A recent delegation to China led by Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa warned that there may be public unrest if China carries out a new plan to create a 15,000 acre special economic zone in Sri Lanka’s remote Hambantota district. Together with the former External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris, the delegation personally delivered their doomsday message in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. Hambantota is the location of many large-scale, Chinese-partnered development projects that the Rajapaksa-led government started in 2008 with the ambition of turning an under-developed, tsunami-ravaged area that’s best known for its pristine beaches and wildlife preserves into the country’s number two city. Phase I of a $1.5 billion-deep sea port, a $209-million international airport, a world-class cricket stadium, a convention center, and […]

Sri Lanka Tourism kicks off an underground campaign in UK Train Stations

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Sun kissed beaches, lush greenery, an ancient and an exquisite culture and heritage, exactly what a holiday maker would want. Sri Lanka is a country blessed with all the resources that any ordinary traveler would need. As the key institution in Sri Lanka to promote Sri Lanka worldwide, Sri Lanka Tourism is carrying various tourism promotional activities to promote Sri Lanka as a high – end tourist destination. At the moment, it has taken a new step of promoting underground advertising campaigns in order to create consumer awareness amongst the travel community on Sri Lankan tourism products, and about the country itself. The campaign was launched on 7th November 2016, in parallel to the World Travel Market (WTM) in UK 2016. The campaign is scheduled […]

The British Tamils Forum (BTF) pays homage to ‘Amma’ Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Selvi Jayalalithaa Jayaram

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We are saddened to learn of the sudden death of Selvi Jayalalithaa Jayaram, affectionately known as ‘Amma’ (mother), the Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in India. She has been a vociferous supporter of Tamil rights world over, and has been voicing her support for the brethren across the Palk Straight for a number of years. Tamils world over have lost a leader who spoke against injustice and called for the establishment of a separate Tamil State in Sri Lanka to protect the rights of Tamils living in Sri Lanka. As Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in September 2015 she stated, “I have continuously demanded an independent international investigation on the people who committed genocide. I will take steps for the creation of separate Tamil […]