Sri Lankan Prez vows not to make any “war hero” a suspect in cases of alleged war crimes

Sri Lankan Prez vows not to make any “war hero” a suspect in cases of alleged war crimes

P.K.Balachandran Colombo, March 29 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday  categorically stated that he will not make any “war hero” a suspect in cases of alleged war crimes. Speaking at the opening of the newly constructed building at the Defense Services School in Kurunegala, the President said that it is the responsibility and […]

Sri Lanka’s foreign minister slams Mahinda Rajapakse’s extravaganza

Sri Lanka’s foreign minister slams Mahinda Rajapakse’s extravaganza

Colombo, March 29 – Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera on Tuesday drew a comparison between President Maithripala Sirisena’s modest spending on his state visit to Russia and the extravagant splurging by his predecessor. President Sirisena travelled on a regular flight from Colombo transiting via Dubai on his visit to Moscow last week compared to […]

Doval’s obsession with China made India go for regime change in Sri Lanka: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Doval’s obsession with China made India go for regime change in Sri Lanka:  Gotabaya Rajapaksa

P.K.Balachandran/newsin.asia Colombo, March 27:India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s obsession with China led to India’s working for a regime in Sri Lanka in 2014, the island nation’s former Defense Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, told the Foreign Correspondents’ Association here on Monday. He said that the Congress-led government had been very supportive of Sri Lanka as revealed […]

Indian naval ship arrives in Colombo Port for training visit

Indian naval ship arrives in Colombo Port for training visit

Colombo, March 27 (NIA) – The hydrographic survey ship, INS ‘Darshak’ of the Indian Navy arrived in the Port of Colombo on Monday on a training visit, the navy media unit said here. The ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with naval traditions on her arrival. The Commanding Officer of ‘Darshak’, Captain […]

Japan woos Sri Lanka to check China’s influence in the Indian Ocean

Japan woos Sri Lanka to check China’s influence in the Indian Ocean

By P.K.Balachandran/SAM: With China pushing its way into Sri Lanka, spending US$ 8 billion to build infrastructure to support its ambitious global One Belt One Road (OBOR) project, Japan is worried about its navigation rights in the Indian Ocean. Already facing a serious challenge from China in the South China Sea, Japan has been making […]

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth regretfully cancels visit to Sri Lanka

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth regretfully cancels visit to Sri Lanka

Chennai, March 25 (newsin.asia): On the appeal of some pro-Eelam Tamil Nadu politicians,  Tamil superstar Rajinikanth has cancelled his visit to Sri Lanka to inaugurate 150 houses for war-displaced Tamils at a function in Vavuniya on April 9. In letter he made public on Saturday, Rajinikanth said that he is cancelling the trip regretfully. He […]

Germany appreciates path taken by Sri Lanka in achieving democracy

Germany appreciates path taken by Sri Lanka in achieving democracy

Colombo, March 24 (NIA) – The President of the German Bundestag, Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert accompanied by a Parliamentary delegation is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in April on an invitation by Karu Jayasuriya, Speaker of the Sri Lanka Parliament. The Foreign Ministry in a statement said the President of the German Bundestag, appreciated the […]

Sri Lankan Islamic cleric’s antipathy to marriage law reform irks women

Sri Lankan Islamic cleric’s antipathy to marriage law reform irks women

Colombo, March 23 (newsin.asia): Women’s Action Network (WAN), an amalgam of eight women’s organization working in the Tamil-speaking North and East of Sri Lanka, has said that it is “appalled and deeply disappointed” by the statement of Rizwe Mufthi, President of the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama (ACJU), that the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) […]

Sri Lanka gets two years time to implement 2015 UNHRC resolution on ethnic reconciliation

Sri Lanka gets two years time to implement 2015 UNHRC resolution on ethnic reconciliation

By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, March 23 (newsin.asia): The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Thursday unanimously gave Sri Lanka two years’ extension to implement the September 2015 resolution on ethnic reconciliation and accountability for alleged war crimes. As per the new timetable, the High Commissioner for Human Rights would give a written update to the council […]

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