4th August 2018

Chinese Projects halt in North, As India Intervenes!

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It is reported that the development projects undertaken by China in North have had to be closed by the Government. Internal sources affirm that the decisions had to be made according to a special request made by India. A special representative of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited Sri Lanka, and at a meeting with the President and the Prime Minister, said that these concerns were discussed. The delegation has stressed by the representative that China’s entry to North of Sri Lanka can develop a serious challenge for India’s National Security. The special representative has pointed out that any development activity in the South is not a problem for them, except steering into North however can become one to India. The representative has […]

Sampanthan tells Commonwealth SG govt action on promises ‘slow and inadequate’

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Leader of the Opposition and TNA R. Sampanthan has informed the visiting Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland that the progress shown by the incumbent government on delivering the promises it had made locally and internationally was “slow and inadequate.” He made those observations when the visiting Commonwealth Secretary-General met with him at the office of the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament yesterday (3), a statement issued by the TNA said. It said: “Briefing the Secretary-General Sampanthan pointed out that even though the war has come to an end, we still don’t have complete peace and harmony among the people. Further speaking Sampanthan said, “people had a great deal of hope with the change of Government particularly the minorities. They expected the government to deliver on […]

Commonwealth Secretary-General assures support for new Constitution of Sri Lanka

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The visiting Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt. Hon Patricia Scotland  assured Leader of the Opposition and the Tamil National Alliance Mr Sampanthan that Commonwealth will continue to support the ongoing new Constitution making processes. The Secretary-General who met Opposition Leader at Parliament yesterday, appreciated Mr Sampanthan for his moderation and for being an ambassador for peace. Briefing the Secretary-General Mr Sampanthan pointed out that even though the war has come to an end, we still don’t have complete peace and harmony among the people. Further speaking Mr Sampanthan said, “people had a great deal of hope with the change of Government particularly the minorities. They expected the government to deliver on the promises it made both locally and internationally. A new Constitution which will alter the structure […]

British High Commissioner hosts visiting Commonwealth SG

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British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka  James Dauris hosted visiting Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland and representatives of Commonwealth countries based in Colombo at a roundtable meeting at his residence, today ( August 3). The meeting was attended by representatives from the High Commissions of Australia, Canada, Pakistan and South Africa, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, the British HC in Colombo said in a media release. Introducing the Secretary General, the British High Commissioner reminded colleagues that the UK has three central intentions for its two years as Chair in Office. The first, to ensure fulfilment, as far as possible, of the commitments made at the very successful CHOGM, earlier this year. The commitments made fall under four strands: fairness, sustainability, […]

Mahinda who militarised the country now accuses Maithiri

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Mahinda was upset because this government had engaged the forces for investigations into drug offences and murders in order to  hang them. It is said that most of the drug dealers and gangsters were used by the former government and they still have a close link with the former government leaders. He said that the current government is transferring the duties of the police to the Forces and this cannot be allowed. During the Rajapaksha rule kidnapping and killing anyone who opposes his family or who exposes any frauds by his family members or supporters were part of day to day life. Minority were treated like second class citizens. Law and Order were not in force and White vans kidnapping and driving with the support of […]

President Sirisena’s message was personally conveyed to Karunanidhi’s son

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today wished ailing 94-year-old DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi a speedy recovery. After offering prayers at the Lord Venkateswara temple near here, he had a brief chat with reporters outside the shrine. “The ailing Karunanidhi will soon recover and I wish him a speedy recovery.” Wickremesinghe said he had spoken to DMK working president M K Stalin yesterday about his fathers health condition. Replying to a query on the problem Tamil Nadu fishermen face in the waters bordering the island nation, Wickremesinghe said, “The issue is settling down and we are trying to solve it.” By Manekshaw President Maithripala Sirisena had sent a message for the speedy recovery of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kalagam (DMK) Leader, […]

Germany arrests suspect over alleged Sri Lanka war crimes

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BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have arrested a Sri Lankan man suspected of involvement in killing captured government soldiers as a member of the Tamil Tigers rebel group a decade ago. Federal prosecutors said a judge ordered Thursday the 36-year-old, identified only as Sivatheeban B. because of German privacy rules, detained pending a potential indictment. He was arrested Wednesday in the Duesseldorf area, suspected of committing war crimes and membership in a foreign terrorist organization. Prosecutors say he belonged to the Tamil Tigers from 2006-2009. They allege that, in 2008, he tied up 16 soldiers and guarded them as they were driven to a site where they were shot. Sri Lanka’s civil war ended in 2009 when government forces defeated the rebels, who fought to […]

MAHINDA upset over increase of vehicle tax.

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday warned foreign countries not to accept any asset offered by the Sri Lankan government saying he would ‘pay attention’ to these agreements when they come to power. Addressing the ‘Jana Bala Sena’ protest rally organised by the Joint Opposition at the Vihara Maha Devi Park in Colombo, Mr. Rajapaksa said the government was leasing out national assets such as the Hambantota Port and the Mattala Airport in an authoritarian manner. “There is a group of people behind this sale of assets. We request the international players not to purchase anything offered by this government. We will pay attention to them when we come to power. The government was not given a mandate to sell any asset,” he said. He criticized […]