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Photos: Sri Lankan military intelligence officers suspected in journalist's murder
Posted Date: 24/02/2017 (Friday)
Events: மகா சிவராத்திரி விரத வழிபாடு
Posted Date: 24/02/2017 (Friday)
2 Salisbury Road, Manor Park, London E12 6AB
News: The Whole Country Must Know The Truth: R. Sampanthan
Posted Date: 22/02/2017 (Wednesday)
All people who lived in Sri Lanka, irrespective of their ethnicity, religion, or any other difference, whether Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim or Burgher made their fullest contribution to the achievement of independence. It is almost 70 years since Sri-Lanka attained Independence from Colonial Rule. Ethnic strife had plagued the Country from shortly after it attained Independence.
News: Court of Appeal issues notice to individuals acquitted in Raviraj Case
Posted Date: 22/02/2017 (Wednesday)
It was reported notice has been issued to the 5 individuals, who were arrested and later released, over the murder of former Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj, to appear before the Court of Appeal, following an appeal filed by Nadarajah Raviraj’s wife calling for the verdict issued by the Colombo High Court pertaining to the case to be overturned. The five were summoned before the Appeals Court on the 28th of February.
News: Japan tightens entry requirements for foreign students
Posted Date: 22/02/2017 (Wednesday)
Japan has decided to tighten its entrance requirements for overseas students from five countries including China and Vietnam from mid-March, as part of its efforts to prevent illegal immigration. However, the move has been strongly criticized by local language schools as they claim the "standard" to select the counties is biased and unfair.
News: Census of Public and Semi Government Sector Employment - Preliminary Report issued
Posted Date: 22/02/2017 (Wednesday)
Department of Census and Statistics, on 17 November 2016 conducted the Census of Public and Semi Government Sector Employment 2016 which is the eighth in a series of censuses conducted by the Department (DCS). A Preliminary Report based on the summaries prepared manually at institutional level immediately after the census which covered both the public sector and the Semi Government sector has been prepared by DCS. The report presents information on employees at the work place they are currently attached to.
News: Digging for Sangam glory
Posted Date: 22/02/2017 (Wednesday)
Every time the people in Keezhadi tilled their fields, dug trenches to plant coconut seeds, or disturbed the soil surface in any way at all, they were puzzled at the numerous shards of pottery that showed up. But this village, 12 km from the city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu, did not think much of it. For the staff of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) scouting for any information on potential dig sites along the Vaigai river, this was the equivalent of finding Mackenna’s Gold.
Photos: 122 Lankans abused in Kuwait return home
Posted Date: 22/02/2017 (Wednesday)
Photos: Army spies arrested over Lasantha Wickrematunge murder
Posted Date: 22/02/2017 (Wednesday)
Events: LEAH Coffiee Morning
Posted Date: 22/02/2017 (Wednesday)
Whitton Community Centre, Percy Road, Twickenham, TW2 6JL
News: An appeal to Tamil political leaders on the ‘new constitution’
Posted Date: 21/02/2017 (Tuesday)
I make this appeal to all Tamil political leaders without limiting it to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) or its affiliates. This includes not only the leaders in the North and the East, but also the rest of the country, though many of my submissions may directly be relevant to the first category. I make this appeal as a citizen of Sri Lanka based on my experience, concerns and respect for the country and its future. The context to make this appeal is the ongoing negotiations within the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly to bring a consensual draft for a new constitution that can be put before the whole of Parliament and then before the people at a Referendum. My basic appeal is for you to moderate your positions, as much as possible, on the questions of ‘unitary state, federalism, merger of the North/East and foremost position to Buddhism,’ among some of the other controversial matters.
News: India will not press for merger of north, east Sri Lankan provinces: Jaishankar
Posted Date: 21/02/2017 (Tuesday)
India will not be pressing Sri Lanka to merge the Northern and Eastern Provinces to form a single Tamil-majority, Tamil-speaking province as envisaged by the India-Sri Lanka Accord of 1987, the Indian Foreign Secretary S.Jaishankar told the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) here on Monday. He was reacting to a demand made by the leader of the Eelam Peoples’ Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) Suresh Premachandran, that India should honor its promise to keep the North and East united. It had even said that it would not allow a referendum to be held on the issue. When the united province was de-merged in 2006 by a Supreme Court order, India did not protest saying that it was for the Sri Lankan government to appeal against the judgment. India had clearly lost interest in the issue. Its interests lay elsewhere in Sri Lanka.
News: US House of Representatives delegation in SL
Posted Date: 20/02/2017 (Monday)
A bipartisan delegation from the US House of Representatives arrived in Colombo today for three days of meetings as part of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP), the US Embassy today said. Issuing a statement, the Embassy said the delegation is pleased to continue the partnership begun with the signing of a Collaboration Agreement between the US House of Representatives and Sri Lankan Parliament on September 14, 2016 in Washington D.C.
News: Sumanthiran lobbying in Geneva
Posted Date: 20/02/2017 (Monday)
Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M.A.Sumanthiran, who is currently in Geneva, urged the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) officials not to allow Sri Lanka to make any change in the original resolution co-sponsored with...... the UNHRC by the country in 2015. Sumanthiran met the UNHRC officials in Geneva on Saturday (18) morning where he briefed extensively on the failures in implementing the key aspects of the UNHRC resolution of 2015 by the Lankan Government.
News: Indian Foreign Secretary Meets with TNA delegation
Posted Date: 20/02/2017 (Monday)
Visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Dr. Jaishanker met with the TNA delegation today (20 Feb.) at the Indian High Commission in Colombo. At the meeting, the TNA delegation apprised the foreign secretary of some pressing issues faced by the Tamil people including the lack of progress in relation to the release of lands held by the military in the North and East, disappearances, and Tamil political prisoners. The TNA also updated Dr. Jaishankar about the new constitution, stating that the process had now stalled.
Photos: Make Tamil mandatory for Sri Lankan lawmakers: Minister
Posted Date: 20/02/2017 (Monday)
Events: FREE Community Engagement for Health Course and get qualified to help improve the Health and Wellbeing of your Community
Posted Date: 20/02/2017 (Monday)
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News: CBK’s Remarks on “War Widows’ IRK Military)
Posted Date: 19/02/2017 (Sunday)
President Maithripala Sirisena instructed officials to provide an allowance of Rs 10,000 per month for all farmers who are affected by the prevailing dry weather and also instructed relevant authorities to appoint a committee comprising District Secretaries, Grama Niladharis and Samurdhi Officials to collect comprehensive information on affected families. After getting the relevant information, this allowance will be given from next month till the Yala season begins.
News: Enforced disappearance: Bill holds superiors also accountable for the crime
Posted Date: 19/02/2017 (Sunday)
The Bill, to be enacted shortly, to give effect to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, provides for the sanctioning of superiors who, by commission or omission, are party to such crimes. The Law also provides for the extradition of a person, including those holding citizenship of other countries with which Sri Lanka has extradition treaties and are signatories to this Convection, to stand trial for acting in violation of the provisions of this Act.
News: Sri Lankan government sends back families of missing Tamils with yet another promise
Posted Date: 18/02/2017 (Saturday)
Sri Lankan government ministers who met representatives the families of 32,000 missing Tamils here on February 9, sent them back with yet another promise that their grievance will be attended to after the return of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from Australia. The families had met Ministers State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene, Minister of Law and Order Sagala Ratnayake, Minister of Justice Wijedasa Rajapakshe and Minister of Rehabilitation D.M.Swaminathan, at the Prime Minister’s Office. The Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara was present.

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