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News: Sri Lanka signs $4 billion deal to construct port related industrial complex
Posted Date: 15/06/2012 (Friday)
The Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka has this week signed a US$4 billion deal with Sri Lanka Gateway Industries (Private) Ltd. to construct a port related industrial zone for heavy industries in the country’s north eastern Trincomalee District. Sri Lanka Gateway Industries, a foreign invested project company, will build a deep water jetty, a bulk commodities terminal with stockpiling and blending capabilities, and a power generation plant, the country’s state investment promotion agency said in a statement.
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News: Sri Lanka violates United Nations Convention on Discrimination against Women
Posted Date: 14/06/2012 (Thursday)
The European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), a European Human Rights Watchdog has announced that it has contacted three Special Rapporteurs as well as a Working Group of the United Nations raising its concerns over the status of women in Sri Lanka. It has called on them to conduct further investigations into the plight of women and girls in the northern and eastern Sri Lanka and to remind the country of its international obligations.
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News: Iran assures maximum support to Sri Lanka to achieve the country’s development targets
Posted Date: 13/06/2012 (Wednesday)
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and President Mahinda Rajapaksa signed several MOUs to provide financial assistance to a number of development projects in Sri Lanka including the Uma Oya project and assistance to Sapugaskanda Oil refinery were put on hold after US embargo on Iran imposed in December 2011. The MOUs were the outcome of the meetings that Iran’s Minister of Economy and Finance Sayed Shamsedin Hosseini and Sri Lanka’s Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa, had on the sideline of meetings of the International Monetary Fund and Work Bank in Washington on 20th April.
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News: Buddha at the crossroads
Posted Date: 10/06/2012 (Sunday)
What explains the large number of Buddha statues in and around Thiyaganur, a nondescript Tamil Nadu village? We may never know, says A. SRIVATHSAN, after taking in some unusual forms of the Shakya Muni. In most ways, Thiyaganur is a typical village in Tamil Nadu. Matchbox houses with gleaming white walls and red earth tiles, fields with irregular patterns, a provisional store that sells garishly coloured beverages, and the occasional bus chugging through. The lime-washed temple, in this village 80 km north-west of Tiruchi, has a familiar air about it too. Until one gets closer.
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Photos: Once bitten; not twice shy
Posted Date: 10/06/2012 (Sunday)
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Videos: Hide and Seek - A Short Film inspired by the Bindunuwewa Rehabilitation Camp Massacre
Posted Date: 09/06/2012 (Saturday)
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News: "Indo – Sri Lanka Buddhist Network" formed by pro-active Indian and Sri Lankan Buddhists
Posted Date: 06/06/2012 (Wednesday)
A group of pro-active Indian and Sri Lankan Buddhists drawn from leading Buddhist organizations had a series of discussions on the sidelines of the World Buddhist Assembly gathering in Bangkok, Thailand (May 21 – 25, 2012) and decided to establish an ‘Indo – Sri Lanka Buddhist Network’ to pursue a number of preliminary aims and objectives that are beneficial to the cause of consolidating and spreading Buddhism in both countries and other parts of the world. It is anticipated that a more substantial organization would emerge with the passage of time from these interactions.
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News: Arrests of Sri Lankan Tamils in Kollam
Posted Date: 06/06/2012 (Wednesday)
Twenty-one of the 151 Sri Lankan Tamils taken into custody by the Kollam police on Sunday night were arrested on Tuesday for violating the Foreigners Act. They were produced before the Judicial First Class Magistrate Court-2 here and remanded for 14 days.Sindhuja and Muthumalar, two women among the arrested, were lodged in the Kottarakara sub-jail. Their three children, all infants, were lodged with them in the same jail; three other minors, children of some of the arrested, were sent to the juvenile home here. The 19 were sent to the district jail.
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News: India and US ready to train Sri Lanka military
Posted Date: 05/06/2012 (Tuesday)
India and US announced today that they were ready to assist Sri Lanka in all aspects of their multifaceted bilateral partnership for attaining sustainable peace. The announcement came out of the bilateral meeting the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa had with General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the American Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Indian Defence Minister A.K. Anthony. The meetings took place on the margins of the prominent Shangri-La Dialogue which ended on 3 June in Singapore.
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Photos: Fragrant memories of Jaffna Youth Congress
Posted Date: 05/06/2012 (Tuesday)
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Photos: UN 'deeply disturbed' by Sri Lankan shooting
Posted Date: 05/06/2012 (Tuesday)
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Photos: Fragrant memories of Jaffna Youth Congress in these bleak times
Posted Date: 05/06/2012 (Tuesday)
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News: The Sri-Lanka-China Relationship: A Print Media Analysis
Posted Date: 04/06/2012 (Monday)
Institute of Peace and & Conflict studies Researcher Priyakala Manoharan says China’s deepening relationship with Sri Lanka is becoming increasingly conspicuous as the emerging super power extends relations beyond its sphere of influence. Her research paper entitled “The Sri-Lanka-China Relationship: A Print Media Analysis”, conveys the Sri Lankan perceptions of the unconditional and timely help of China for Sri Lanka’s overall development. Some of prominent Sri Lankan newspapers have been referred to gauge the general Sri Lankan outlook. The relevant questions in this context are the factors driving Sri Lanka towards China and whether China’s unlimited help to Sri Lanka is with or without strings attached.
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News: Law as a tool for world peace and security
Posted Date: 04/06/2012 (Monday)
ICC prosecutor Mrs Bensouda, Bensouda speaking on Power Day at the OpenForum declared, I would like to introduce the idea of a new paradigm in international relations, which was introduced by the work of the drafters of the Rome Statute and the establishment of the International Criminal Court: this idea is that of law as a global tool to contribute to the world’s peace and security.
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Videos: Tamil Protest outside London Hilton on Park Lane
Posted Date: 04/06/2012 (Monday)
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Videos: London Heathrow Terminal 4 Protest Against President Rajapakse – 3 June 2012
Posted Date: 03/06/2012 (Sunday)
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Events: உலகத் தமிழ் இலக்கிய மாநாடு - 2012
Posted Date: 02/06/2012 (Saturday)
கொழும்புத் தமிழ்ச் சங்கம் , 07, 57ஆவது ஒழுங்கை, கொழும்பு - 06, இலங்கை
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Events: பாரதியார் விழா - 2012
Posted Date: 01/06/2012 (Friday)
கொழும்புத் தமிழ்ச் சங்கம் , 07, 57ஆவது ஒழுங்கை, கொழும்பு - 06, இலங்கை
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Photos: Special report: Tamil asylum-seekers to be forcibly deported
Posted Date: 31/05/2012 (Thursday)
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Photos: Special report: Tamil asylum-seekers to be forcibly deported
Posted Date: 31/05/2012 (Thursday)
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