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News: Worldwide Initiative Starts To Name The Dead From Sri Lanka’s War
Posted Date: 07/01/2019 (Monday)
In advance of the tenth anniversary of the end of the war in Sri Lanka in 2009, two international NGO’s are appealing for help to collect the names of the conflict dead to estimate the final death toll. The International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) and the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) urge groups inside and outside Sri Lanka to share existing casualty lists and go out and record new ones.
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Videos: International Truth & Justice Project Sri Lanka Appeal
Posted Date: 07/01/2019 (Monday)
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Videos: Ilankai Tamils Education Devolapments Discussion 5/1/19
Posted Date: 07/01/2019 (Monday)
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News: Beyond “Debt-Trap Diplomacy”: The Dissemination of PRC State Capitalism
Posted Date: 06/01/2019 (Sunday)
The Hambantota Port Facility in southern Sri Lanka, under the administration of China Merchants Port Holdings Company since Dec. 2017. The narrative of PRC “debt-trap diplomacy” has gained increasing traction in some parts of the international media and US foreign policy-making communities. While useful in highlighting the adverse consequences of PRC-financed projects in developing countries, this
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News: Some stark reminders for Sri Lanka’s east
Posted Date: 06/01/2019 (Sunday)
For Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province, the new year began with two stark reminders. It was the year 1948, when young American Jesuit priest Father Benjamin Henry Miller, or Fr. Harry Miller as he was better known, arrived in Batticaloa. He spent the next seven decades here, teaching at a local boys’ school, serving as a priest in the Jesuit mission and living as a witness in the war-ravaged district that he had made his home. On January 1,
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News: SLFP splits over SLPP tie-up, but Rajapaksa’s group lays down conditions
Posted Date: 06/01/2019 (Sunday)
• Some sections wanted agreement by January 15, but Pohottuwa leaders insist that full procedures must be followed before any alliance is formed • Questions of rationale raised as President also seeks thaw with UNF and compromises on subjects given to ministers • MoD reaches defence agreement with powerful country, giving it access to Sri Lanka’s facilities
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Events: தமிழர் விளையாட்டு விழா -மெல்பேர்ன் - 2019
Posted Date: 06/01/2019 (Sunday)
East Burwood Reserve, Burwood HWY, East Burwood, Vic 3151 (Melway Ref: 62 B7).
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Events: வடமாகாண கல்வி நிலை
Posted Date: 05/01/2019 (Saturday)
200A, Archway Road, London N6 5BA,
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News: Remembering Fr. Miller
Posted Date: 04/01/2019 (Friday)
Father Harry Miller was among the group of American missionaries who came to Ceylon in the late 1940s to serve at the Jesuit foundation of St. Michael’s Batticaloa. He was the last surviving member of the group who passed away in Batticaloa on 31st December 2018. The missionaries were a great strength to the people during the war years. Fr. Eugene Hebert disappeared during those tragic days in 1990 when Tamil-Muslim clashes were engineered in
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News: The sad plight of migrant domestic workers
Posted Date: 04/01/2019 (Friday)
Sri Lankan migrant domestic workers still face 'abuse and fraud' in Middle Eastern countries and steps should be taken to prevent the exploitation and abuse of domestic workers in the Middle East. The true picture is that these domestic workers go abroad searching for greener pastures but end up in deadly traps. However, the issue of domestic workers and middlemen conning sponsors for commission is the order of the day and is widespread.
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News: Making a People’s Constitution for Sri Lanka
Posted Date: 04/01/2019 (Friday)
Sri Lanka is plunged into a historic situation in which its Constitution has virtually lost its spirit and the functional strength due to lack of consistency and the proper order that a Constitution ought to have. This situation has created a necessary precondition for adopting a new Constitution for the country soon.
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News: UPFA decries TNA statements on draft constitution ...admits possibility of split in the grouping
Posted Date: 04/01/2019 (Friday)
The SLFP/UPFA yesterday ruled out its support for draft constitution that was to be presented to parliament before Independence Day, Feb 04. Addressing the media at National List MP Tilanga Sumathipala’s residence, UPFA MP Dilan Perera denied having a consensus as regards the proposed draft constitution with the UNP-TNA-JVP grouping.
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News: EU parliamentarians meet Finance Minister
Posted Date: 04/01/2019 (Friday)
Two European Union parliamentary Members, Lord William Dartmouth and Geoffrey Van Orden, who visited Sri Lanka as members of the "Friends of Sri Lanka Group", paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera, at the latter’s office on January 2nd. During the call both the parties exchanged views on matters of
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Events: பேராசிரியர் பொன் பாலசுந்தரம்பிள்ளை உடன் கருத்துப்பகிர்வு இலங்கையில் தேர்தல் தொகுதிகளும் இலர்படுகளும்
Posted Date: 04/01/2019 (Friday)
Risingdun Restaurent, Sudburry hills, Harrow HA1 3QL
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News: New Year dawns with Political challenges for the country
Posted Date: 03/01/2019 (Thursday)
The New Year dawned with people exchanging well wishes. However, politically speaking, the country is poised to be riddled with more and more challenges in the months to come. The United National Party (UNP), with the overt support of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the covert support of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), managed to return to power after its dismissal from power on October 26, 2018. Back in power, the UNP has to overcome many a
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News: Trump mocks Indian PM for library in Afghanistan
Posted Date: 03/01/2019 (Thursday)
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, suggesting it was of no use. Trump brought up India's aid during a rambling press appearance at a cabinet meeting as he defended his push for the United States to invest less overseas. While stating that he got along with Modi, Trump said the Indian leader was "constantly telling me he built a library in Afghanistan." ADVERTISING "You know what that is? That's like five hours of what we spend," Trump said.
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Photos: Did negligence drown Kilinochchi in floody misery?
Posted Date: 03/01/2019 (Thursday)
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News: Sri Lankan History That is Taught to Children is Extremely Sinhala-centric, with Only a Few Paragraphs Mentioning the Jaffna Kingdom and the Tamil People.
Posted Date: 02/01/2019 (Wednesday)
In Grade 3, my Social Studies textbook described Sri Lanka as being a multicultural country, where people of all ethnicities lived together in harmony. What is ironic, and what my eight-year-old self didn’t realise, is that this was what I was being taught while the country was in an ethnic civil war. Fast-forward seven years to Grade 10, when I was learning about the history of the country
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News: China and US play the Great Game in South Asia US Navy using Sri Lanka to counter China's growing Indian Ocean presence
Posted Date: 01/01/2019 (Tuesday)
In the Great Game being played across the Indian Ocean, the U.S. Navy has its eye on Sri Lanka's northeastern port of Trincomalee to serve as a logistics hub for South Asian waters churned by India, Japan and China. Western diplomats in Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, noted an upping of the stakes when a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier from the U.S. 7th Fleet dropped anchor early this month at Trincomalee, the world's second deepest natural harbor with great strategic value. The visit of
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News: ‘The Compassionate Buddha of the Rock’ by late Eassuwaren to be launched on 6 January
Posted Date: 31/12/2018 (Monday)
A book on ‘The Compassionate Buddha of the Rock,’ written by late Deshabandu Deivanayagam Pillai Eassuwaren, will be released on Sunday, 6 January, marking the first year remembrance of the author at a memorial ceremony to be held at the New Kathiresan Hall, Bambalapitiya.
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