Tamil

Sri Lankan Government sowing the seeds of Disharmony in Tamil area.

16th October 2016 // 0 Comments

All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils in association with British Tamils Forum are delighted to invite you for a book launch titled, “Proliferating Buddhist Structures in Tamil Homeland sowing the seeds of Disharmony“ The contents of this book is the results of research in Tamil homeland conducted by British Tamils Forum When : Monday , 24 October 2016 Time: 6 PM to 8.30 PM Where: Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Westminster, London SW1A 2LW Nearest Tube Station: Westminster – Picadilly Line/District Line/Circle Line Please confirm your attendance by Register Online with attendee’s name, organisations or email us to info@britishtamilsforum.org Limited seats are available and allocated on a first come first served basis. Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/proliferating-buddhist-struc… by midnight 22nd October 2016. Kindly allow time at the entrance of Portcullis […]

FRIDAY 13th – Diaspora and Tamil political parties call for Hunger Strike.

12th November 2015 // 0 Comments

Tamil politicians and family members of those detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) took part in a public protest on 07 November outside the Mallavi Sivan Temple in Mullaitivvu calling for the immediate release of Tamil political prisoners. It was the date President Maithiri promised to release all the Tamil Prisoners but Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinge  has stopped the release has he wanted to show President Maithiri that Prime Minister was more powerful than the President. The Tamil National Alliance and the Tamil National Peoples Front (TNPF) have called for hartals in Jaffna, Killinochchi and Vavuniya on Friday November 13 to demand for the release of Tamil political prisoners. The TNPF leader Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam called for the shutting down of all shops, schools, universities […]

Sri Lanka’s ‘White-flag’ Massacre was ordered by Rajapaksa!

28th October 2015 // 0 Comments

It is taken as a fact that Lakshman Kadirgamar — Foreign Minister from 1994 to 2005 with a three-year break in-between — was Sri Lanka’s best diplomat who played a major role in getting the LTTE banned as a terrorist group in the United States and the European Union. His outstanding diplomatic skills helped Sri Lanka to go through some of the worst years of the war and win international support from the United States and Western Europe, India, Russia and China till he was assassinated on August 12, 2005. In Parliament last Friday, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe dropped a bombshell relating to the assassination of former foreign minister Kadirgamar by the LTTE. Speaking during the two-day debate on the Geneva Resolution, the Prime Minister […]

Hakeem promises potable water to CKD affected areas

19th March 2015 // 0 Comments

By Ifham Nizam Then Water Supply, Drainage and Urban Development Ministry has taken steps to supply clean drinking water to areas prone to kidney diseases. Addressing a briefing in Colombo on Monday in connection with the forthcoming World Water Day (March 22), Minister Rauff Hakeem said that the government was exploring the possibility of desalinating sea water in northern and eastern provinces. He said his ministry was also working on the century old sewerage network of the country. It would be rehabilitated, he added A ministry official said that work was now in progress to repair rehabilitate the sewerage network in the Colombo city and the existing 11 pumping stations, to have a new pumping station at Colombo Fort and to add new sewers for a 10 […]

Six-point criteria for dual citizenship

18th March 2015 // 0 Comments

By Niranjala Ariyawansha Acting Secretary of the Ministry of Public Peace, Disaster Management and Christian Religious Affairs, Chulananda Perera, said the government has decided to declare the six-point criteria required to qualify for dual citizenship. Expressing his views to Ceylon Today, Perera said the qualifications required to obtain dual citizenship have been prepared according to a new administrative system and that Cabinet approval was granted last week. Accordingly, among the requirements to qualify in order to obtain dual citizenship, a person should possess professional or educational qualifications and own immovable property worth Rs 2.5 million or more in Sri Lanka. In addition, an individual who has maintained a deposit of Rs 2.5 million at a bank approved by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) can also […]