5th July 2018

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran and Northern Provincial Council Chairman C.V.K.Sivagnanam Defend State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran Saying There Was Nothing wrong In Her Comments About Insecurity in the North.

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The leadership of the northern provincial council has come to the defence of state minister Vijayakala Maheswaran who is under fire for having said that the province was more secure and free during LTTE control, according to radiogagana.com. The chairman and the chief minister of the NPC say what Maheswaran has said is true. North is insecure today CM C.V. Vigneswaran has told the media in Jaffna that there was nothing wrong to comment on the prevailing insecurity of the northern people. Continue reading ‘Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran and Northern Provincial Council Chairman C.V.K.Sivagnanam Defend State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran Saying There Was Nothing wrong In Her Comments About Insecurity in the North.’ »

The situation is so bad that our children cannot go to school and return home safely says Ex Minister Vijayakala

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An English Translation of State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran’s Controversial Tamil Speech Calling for an LTTE Revival on July 2nd 2018 (The full text of an English Translation of the speech made in Tamil by State minister for women and children’s affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran at Veerasingham Hall Jaffna on 2018-07-02 is Reproduced here) ”The presence of home affairs minister Vajira Abeywardena at this event is highly appreciated by me and I thank him on behalf of the Jaffna people. I wish to tell the two ministers who are here that we are most hurt over the dismal situation prevailing here with no aid being provided. The sufferings of a woman can be understood only by another woman and not by a man. A six years old […]

Rajapakses exploiting Wijeyakala’s statements to divert public attention from their Hambantota Ports colossal robbery !!

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Rajapakses exploiting Wijeyakala’s statements to divert public attention from their Hambantota Ports colossal robbery !! (Lanka e News – 03.July.2018, 11.00PM) When the parliament commenced sessions on the 3 rd (today) , questions were raised as to what action should be taken by parliament in the future in connection with the pro LTTE announcements made by State minister Vijayakala Maheswaran in the North. A number of joint opposition MPs pointed out the need to take action , and that her statements are violating the oath she has taken under 7 th schedule of the constitution. The speaker who considered the views took measures today to inform the Attorney General to probe into whether any legal provisions have been violated , and to take legal action. […]

Weerawansa and Ranaweera disgraced Parliament – Speaker

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Condemning the uproar which erupted in the Parliament Chamber on 3 July over State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran’s claim that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam should return, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday (4), told the House that the behaviour of the Joint Opposition (JO) Parliamentarians Wimal Weerawansa and Prasanna Ranaweera during the uproar was a disgrace to the entire Parliament. Speaker Jayasuriya, making a special statement on the incident, said, “As soon as we came to know of the seriousness of the statement made by Maheswaran, I took steps to hold an inquiry. I ordered for a copy of the video tape which contains Maheswaran’s speech and ordered that it be translated. In my capacity as the Speaker I did everything necessary. I contacted her Party […]

Best Three Students of Jaffna Receive Army Support while Tamils spent thousands in celebrating Temple festivals.

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Three Jaffna students, who secured best island-wide results in the GCE (A/L) Examination – 2017 received incentives thanks to the coordination done by the Security Force Headquarters – Jaffna (SFHQ-J). At the request of the SFHQ-J, Makola Lions Club of District 306 B2 offered three laptops and monthly scholarship grants, each worth Rs 5000/= to all three students namely, Sridharan Thuwakaran of J/Hartley College (Island’s first in Physical Science), R.D.J Paul Jansen of J/St Patrick College (Island’s third in Physical Science) and Kamaleshwaran Senthilnadan of J/Vembadi Girls High School (Island’s third in Bio System Technology). Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander, Security Forces – Jaffna during a brief meet with donors and recipients at the SFHQ-J premises gave away those incentives after inviting all three students […]

Tamil Minister Vijayakala resigns

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State Minister of Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran has said that she would resign from her ministerial portfolio. It is reported that she had made this statement during a meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe this morning. Maheswaran on 2 July had reportedly made a statement expressing the need for the LTTE to be revived. She had clarified stating that she made the statement in the context of rising child abuse and drug abuse in the peninsula. Vijayakala Maheswaran Pro LTTE Speech, To Loose Her Minister … https://tamil.indianexpress.com/…/vijayakala-maheswaran-pro-ltte-s… Vijayakala sees need for LTTE in N-E – Daily Mirror – Sri Lanka Latest … www.dailymirror.lk/article/Vijayakala-sees-need-for-LTTE-in-N-E-152126.html  3 days ago – It is seen that there is a huge need of reorganization of the LTTE in the North and East, State Minister […]

Caught in a debt trap

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By Arthur Wamanan Anandhi (name changed) and Dilhani are two women living in two different parts of the country. The former resides in the interiors of Kilinochchi while the latter is from Dingiriya, Chilaw, a few hundred kilometres south from Anandhi. They do not know each other or of their existence. But, both are victims of a common scheme that have placed both in helpless situations. They are in debt and are struggling to pay off their loans obtained from microfinance institutions. Both obtained loans with good intentions and with greater hopes. But both have fallen victims to circumstances beyond their control and are compelled to struggle to pay off their loans. Since of late, issues connected to microfinance institutions have come to light, especially […]