Draft of new counter-terror law triggers old fears in Sri Lanka

Draft of new counter-terror law triggers old fears in Sri Lanka

Even as Sri Lanka drafts a new law to counter terrorism, human rights activists and lawyers here fear it might be worse than the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) they want repealed and replaced. One of the key demands around regime change in Sri Lanka in January 2015…

JICA to help plan Kandy development with UDA

JICA to help plan Kandy development with UDA

The Urban Development Authority of Sri Lanka and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will enter into technical cooperation to formulate the urban development environment of Kandy. JICA will support with detailed urban plans, urban design guidelines, regulations to protect heritage city areas, sustainable systems and strategic investment proposals…

Now, a ‘Siva Senai’ group in Sri Lanka

Now, a ‘Siva Senai’ group in Sri Lanka

A group of Hindus in Sri Lanka has launched ‘Siva Senai’, an organisation to “protect Hindus from threats from other religious groups” in the island. A ceremony was recently held in Vavuniya, a Tamil-majority town located in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province. Clarifying that the organisation had no direct…

Ban meets Sampanthan

Ban meets Sampanthan

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon who visited Jaffna yesterday, met Opposition and Tamil National Alliance leader R. Sampanthan.…

Jaffna investment forum may become an Issue between governor and Chief Minister Wigneswaran

Jaffna investment forum may become an Issue between governor and Chief Minister Wigneswaran

The Governor of Sri Lanka’s Tamil majority Northern Province, Reginold Cooray, is organizing an international investment forum in…

Colombo-Trinco economic corridor study by ADB

Colombo-Trinco economic corridor study by ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is studying the possibility of creating an ‘economic corridor’ between Sri Lanka’s capital…

Refugees should return, returnees are happy: SC Chandrahasan

Refugees should return, returnees are happy: SC Chandrahasan

There are about 65,000 refugees living these camps, almost half of them born here to parents who had…

Savant’s statues to be shipped to Sri Lanka

Savant’s statues to be shipped to Sri Lanka

There is a memorable gift for the fellow Tamils of Sri Lanka from a city Tamil sangam.  Sixteen…

Justice, equality only ensure national security: Sampanthan tells govt

Justice, equality only ensure national security: Sampanthan tells govt

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) chief and Leader of Opposition R. Sampanthan on Friday dismissed the argument in…

Sri Lanka President vows to eradicate LTTE ideology

Sri Lanka President vows to eradicate LTTE ideology

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has vowed to “eradicate the LTTE ideology” which is still present locally and…

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