25th October 2018

RESOLUTIONS OF THE 10TH NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE TAMIL EELAM LIBERATION ORGANISATION (T.E.L.O) HELD AT BATTICALOA, SRI LANKA ON THE 29TH AND 30TH OF SEPTEMBER 2018

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RESOLUTIONS OF THE 10TH NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE TAMIL EELAM LIBERATION ORGANISATION (T.E.L.O) HELD AT BATTICALOA, SRI LANKA ON THE 29TH AND 30TH OF SEPTEMBER 2018   This convention demands that in the event of the Government of Sri Lanka failing to put forward a political solution to the National question of Sri Lanka that could satisfy the political aspirations of the Tamil people before the 31st of December this year, the support extended by the Tamil National Alliance (T.N.A) to the Government should be terminated.   While declaring once again that the continuing occupation of the Northern and Eastern Provinces by Government Troops numbering over one hundred thousand, even after the completion of nine years since the conclusion of the war and without any justifiable reasons is unacceptable, this […]

Will President Sirisena get into a soup in his haste to protect military officers?

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BY Gagani Weerakoon The United States (US) earlier last week launched a blistering verbal attack against the International Criminal Court (ICC) and threatened sanctions against its Judges if they proceed with a probe into alleged war crimes by Americans in Afghanistan. President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser, John Bolton made the announcement in a speech to the Federalist Society, a conservative group, in Washington, DC, on 10 September. “Today, on the eve of 11 September, I want to deliver a clear and unambiguous message on behalf of the President. The US will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate Court,” Bolton said. “We will not cooperate with the ICC. We will provide no […]

As NPC term ends Wiggy slams Govt and North & East MPs

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By Ananth Palakidnar Northern Province Chief Minister (CM) C.V. Wigneswaran criticized the Government saying that under the banner of Good Governance it had deceived the people in the North and the East and had the support of Parliamentarians elected from the two Provinces, who failed to fulfill the pledges highlighted in their election manifestos. As the five-year term of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) which was established in October of 2013 came to an end yesterday (23), Wigneswaran, who stepped down from his position as the first elected Chief Minister of the NPC delivered a lengthy speech at the final sitting of the NPC. Wigneswaran also distributed a booklet to NPC Chairman C.V.K. Sivagnanam and other Councillors on the performances of the NPC in the […]

Murders similar to Jamal Khashoggi incident happened in Sri Lanka before 2015

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Member of Executive Committee of the National Movement for a Just Society, Priyadarshani Ariyaratne stated that murders similar to that of journalist Jamal Khashoggi happened in Sri Lanka during the 10 – 12 year period before 2015. She made this statement yesterday (23) at a press briefing held in Colombo. She went on to say that such incidents were not reported after 2015. However, failing to prosecute the culprits of such murders, abductions and forced disappearances that took place during the Rajapaksa era is a problem, she noted. In this context, they are using various deceitful methods to regain power, she added. https://lankanewsweb.net/news/67-general-news/33947-murders-similar-to-jamal-khashoggi-incident-happened-in-our-country-before-2015

Kumara Welgama Says Gamini Lokuge Is The Man Who Burned Down Jaffna Library

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Intensifying the internal power struggle within the Joint Opposition, JO Parliamentarian Kumara Welgama hit out at his party colleague Gamini Lokuge saying the latter was responsible for burning down the Jaffna library. Kumara Welgama “A person who went to a school would never burn down a library,” Welgama said speaking to media on the current tug-of-war among JO members over the Presidential candidate of the alliance. Welgama has said in no uncertain terms that he will not support the candidacy of Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the latter does not possess a “democratic mindset”. Lokuge, a senior Parliamentarian of the Joint Opposition, is a supporter of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s candidacy. Welgama also launched a veiled attack on former President Mahinda Rajapaksa saying there were “two types of people” around him. “On One side, there are […]

The High Commission of Sri Lanka hosts Investment Forum in London

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(Lanka e News – 23.Oct.2018, 5.00AM) The High Commission of Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom along with the British High Commission in Colombo facilitated an investment promotion event under the auspices of the Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka on 18 October 2018 at the High Commission premises. The morning session was graced by Ranil Jayawardene MP, British Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy for Sri Lanka. Officials of the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development, British High Commission in Colombo, UK Department for International Trade, CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Limited, UK Export Finance and investors participated in the session. The evening session was attended by members of the Sri Lankan community living in the United Kingdom. British investors and the Sri Lankan […]

CV Wigneswaran Launches New Political Movement Called “Thamizh Makkal Koottani” (Tamil Peoples Alliance) in Jaffna Under his Leadership to Challenge the “Thamizh Thesiya Kootamaippu” (Tamil National Alliance) Led by R.Sampanthan.

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CV Wigneswaran Launches New Political Movement Called “Thamizh Makkal Koottani” (Tamil Peoples Alliance) in Jaffna Under his Leadership to Challenge the “Thamizh Thesiya Kootamaippu” (Tamil National Alliance) Led by R.Sampanthan. By Meera Srinivasan Parting ways with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), C.V. Wigneswaran, who served as the first Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, on Wednesday launched a new political formation called the Thamizh Makkal Kootani (TMK). The kootani or alliance, he said in a public address, would uphold the fundamentals of Tamil nationalism, take up war-time accountability, and push for a political solution both through domestic and international mechanisms. Continue reading ‘CV Wigneswaran Launches New Political Movement Called “Thamizh Makkal Koottani” (Tamil Peoples Alliance) in Jaffna Under his Leadership to Challenge the “Thamizh Thesiya […]