Jayalalithaa’s Demise Is A Great Loss To The Tamil People In Sri Lanka

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalitha Jayaram‘s demise is a great loss not only to the people of Tamil Nadu but also to the Tamil people in Sri Lanka, says the Opposition Leader and the Leader of the Tamil National Alliance, R. Sampanthan. Selvi J Jayalalithaa Sending a condolence message Sampanthan has today said: “Jayalalitha also had a special concern for the resolution of the issues pertaining to the rights of the Tamil speaking people in Sri Lanka. Her concern resulted in the passing of several resolutions at the Tamil Nadu…

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‘US Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike in 2017 to affect SL’

By Hiran H.Senewiratne The US Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco will increase bank interest rates in 2017 under the new Donald Trump administration, which will have a negative impact on countries like Sri Lanka, Central Bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy said. Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams said he supports an  interest-rate increase in 2017 and will likely aim at Fed’s 2 percent goal, reports said earlier. “To face the challenge Sri Lanka has placed the macro economic consolidation as a forward looking strategy, the Governor told a media conference…

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LSEG Facility stamps investor confidence for SL

The investment in Sri Lanka by London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) technology facility is a clear example of the investment confidence foreign countries have on Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. Speaking at the opening of the LSEG Technology Facility at the TRACE Expert City yesterday he said that unity governments formed by two rival political parties is not something very common in the world but it’s a success story in Sri Lanka. He also said that LSEG technology facility is a clear example of investeor confidence for the…

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Former Sri Lankan President Warns Of Social Unrest If China………….

A recent delegation to China led by Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa warned that there may be public unrest if China carries out a new plan to create a 15,000 acre special economic zone in Sri Lanka’s remote Hambantota district. Together with the former External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris, the delegation personally delivered their doomsday message in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. Hambantota is the location of many large-scale, Chinese-partnered development projects that the Rajapaksa-led government started in 2008 with the ambition of turning an under-developed, tsunami-ravaged area that’s…

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Sri Lanka Tourism kicks off an underground campaign in UK Train Stations

Sun kissed beaches, lush greenery, an ancient and an exquisite culture and heritage, exactly what a holiday maker would want. Sri Lanka is a country blessed with all the resources that any ordinary traveler would need. As the key institution in Sri Lanka to promote Sri Lanka worldwide, Sri Lanka Tourism is carrying various tourism promotional activities to promote Sri Lanka as a high – end tourist destination. At the moment, it has taken a new step of promoting underground advertising campaigns in order to create consumer awareness amongst the…

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The British Tamils Forum (BTF) pays homage to ‘Amma’ Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Selvi Jayalalithaa Jayaram

We are saddened to learn of the sudden death of Selvi Jayalalithaa Jayaram, affectionately known as ‘Amma’ (mother), the Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in India. She has been a vociferous supporter of Tamil rights world over, and has been voicing her support for the brethren across the Palk Straight for a number of years. Tamils world over have lost a leader who spoke against injustice and called for the establishment of a separate Tamil State in Sri Lanka to protect the rights of Tamils living in Sri Lanka.…

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