Source: Indian Express
The late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s involvement in the Sri Lankan Tamil issue began almost immediately after she joined the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and became its propaganda secretary within a year in 1983.
It was in the later part of 1983 that over 1 lakh Sri Lankan Tamil refugees poured into Tamil Nadu, pushed out by the anti-Tamil riots in Sri Lanka in July that year. Sensing a great political opportunity to...
Source: Daily Mirror
Electric train services would be introduced by 2020 marking another step forward in the Sri Lankan Railways, Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said today.
Minister Silva said plans were already underway to introduce the electric train services by 2020.
While holding a discussion at the Ministry premises he said, the project was revealed during a special technical workshop held in Colombo at the Taj Samudra Hotel.
“The Asian Development Bank had...
Source: Colombo Gazette
President Maithripala Sirisena is to meet religious leaders tomorrow to seek unity among all religions following the recent tensions which arose in some parts of the country.
Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said that the Ministers in charge of all religions will also attend the meeting.
He said that talks were already held with religious leaders on a lover level and now the discussion will be held on a higher level with the participation of the...
A Sri Lankan court today rejected granting bail to the former LTTE leader turned deputy minister of the former Sri Lankan government Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman who was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) of the Police last week.
Karuna Amman was arrested when he arrived at the FCID on November 29 to record a statement over financial irregularities reported during his tenure in the previous United People's Freedom Alliance led...
The cyclonic storm ‘Nada’ is expected to move Northwestward closer to Jaffna peninsula. Due to the active cloudiness in the deep sea areas off the coast extending from Kankasanturai to Batticaloa via Trincomalee, sudden roughness of the sea areas associated with sudden increase of wind speed (up to 70-80kmph) is possible. Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regards. People have been warned to be cautious of possible high tides of up to 3m along...
Source: The New Indian Express
Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman, a former top LTTE military commander who later became Deputy Minister of National Integration in the Mahinda Rajapaksa government, was arrested on Tuesday by the Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) for alleged misuse of a bullet proof luxury government vehicle.
He was remanded till December 7 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate.
According to Daily Mirror the FCID had commenced...
Batticaloa district UPFA National List Member of Parliament and the State Minister for Resettlement and Rehabilitation M. L. A. M. Hizbullah revealed in a public meeting that he used his ministerial power and political influence to transfer the Judge who gave a verdict against planting date palm trees in the middle of Batticaloa – Kalmunai highway in Kattankudy. Later, Hizbullah appointed a judge and literally ordered the judge to change the verdict in favour of him.
Wind: 11.27 km/h