‘AAVA’ Sword group in the North was the brainchild of the former Mahinda regime and its mentors were senior military officials to terrorize the Tamils.

By Manekshaw A few days ago at Kokuvil in Jaffna Police caught two young men coming on a motorcycle carrying swords. When they were questioned about the swords they were carrying, the two men had replied that they were returning after a drama practice. However, Policemen who are now on high alert to get rid of the ‘AAVA’ group menace on the directive of the Inspector General of Police have nabbed the two men with their swords and took them into custody for further investigation. As the sword wielding ‘AAVA’ group…

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High level European Union team visits Eastern Province

Parliament, together with United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)  Director and Representative Francoise Jacob, Eastern Province Chief Minister Z. A. Nazeer Ahamed and Government Agent P. S. M. Charles this week officially inaugurated the newly built Cluster Engineered Landfill in Chenkalady. The event also witnessed the handing over of the facility to the Provincial Council and Local Authorities. The landfill, built at a cost of over Rs. 275 million, is an important component of the integrated solid waste management system being implemented in the Batticaloa district. Technical and operational…

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New party claims 1 million membership

The newly formed political party, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) informed that they already possessed the capacity to achieve a party membership of one million by the beginning of next month. The SLPP highlighted that the two main parties in the country, the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) had continued to neglect the aspirations of the people. The party had been formed to fill the void created as a result and in order to fulfill the expectations of all those who had voted…

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No paradise for the dragon

In Sri Lanka’s political folklore, no two countries can be friendlier than China and Sri Lanka. Indeed, for six decades from 1952 to 2014, Sino-Lankan relations could not have been warmer. But in the last two years, the two countries have drifted apart, with hot words exchanged between Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang and Sri Lankan Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake recently. The contentious issues have their roots in the extraordinary influence China enjoyed in Sri Lanka in the second phase of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s regime, an influence which in the view…

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Tamils in Sri Lanka offer prayers for Hilary Clinton’s victory

Tamils in the Northern town of Jaffna in Sri Lanka offered prayers at a famous Hindu temple for Hilary Clinton’s victory in the upcoming Presidential elections in the US. Led by two Northern Province Council members, Mr. Sivajilingam and Ms. Ananthi Sasitharan – whose husband disappeared seven years ago – broke 1008 coconuts as per Hindu tradition to fulfill their wishes. These prayers took place at one of the famous Hindu Temples called Nallur Kandasamy Kovil close to Jaffna town. Another worship at a Cathedral also took place. They were…

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Clinton is Trustworthy and Effective Leader: Tamils for Clinton

Tamils from Sri Lanka appealed to Secretary Clinton to stop the war in 2009 as soon as the Obama’s new administration took the power in 2009. The war ended with large scale killing of Tamils by the Sri Lankan Government forces.  After the war, the Sri Lankan government continued killing, raping, torturing and disappearing Tamils. Ms. Clinton wanted consult a Tamil Leader. She went to Chennai, India to meet Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister Ms. Jayalalithaa. After Chennai visit, Ms. Clinton brought a resolution at UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), that…

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