Sri Lanka makes arrests to curb communal hate speech

Sri Lanka makes arrests to curb communal hate speech

Colombo, November 16 (The New Indian Express): The Sri Lankan government has moved to curb communal hate speech by arresting and getting remanded two extremists, one a Sinhalese and the other a Muslim, on charges of making communally incendiary speeches in the capital earlier in the month. A Sinhalese man, Dan Priyasad, leader of a new outfit “Savior of Sinhalese”...

Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister files complaint against fake fb, twitter accounts

Sri Lanka to get tough on people evading taxes

Colombo, Nov 16 (NIA) - Sri Lanka’s Inland Revenue Department will carry out islandwide raids on businesses to rope them into the tax net and crack down on tax evasion, the EconomyNext reported here on Wednesday. Commissioner General of the Inland Revenue Department, Kalyani Dahanayake, said that the Department's aim was to widen the tax base and get people to pay...

Sri Lanka’s budget for 2017 is anti-poor and pro-rich says Alliance for Economic Democracy

Sri Lanka’s budget for 2017 is anti-poor and pro-rich says Alliance for Economic Democracy

Colombo, November 14 (The New Indian Express): The Alliance for Economic Democracy (AED) has described Sri Lanka’s budget for 2017, presented to parliament on November 10, as pro-rich and anti-poor, thus challenging Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s claim that it is meant to “accelerate growth with social inclusion.” In a statement on the budget, the AED points out that Karunanayake’s proposals...

“Tamil Nadu started training Sri Lankan Tamil militants in 1983 ignoring New Delhi’s advice”

“Tamil Nadu started training Sri Lankan Tamil militants in 1983 ignoring New Delhi’s advice”

Colombo, November 13 (The New Indian Express): The Tamil Nadu government started training Sri Lankan Tamil militants immediately after the July 1983 anti-Tamil riots in Sri Lanka and the influx of Sri lankan Tamil refugees into Tamil Nadu, against the advice of the Indian government, writes Air Marshal (Rtd) Bharat Kumar in his book Operation Pawan: Role of Airpower with...

Sri Lanka’s annual budget fails to address issue of reconciliation, says Tamil National Alliance

Sri Lanka’s annual budget fails to address issue of reconciliation, says Tamil National Alliance

Colombo, November 12 (The New Indian Express): The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), which accounts for 16 of the 18 Tamil Members of Parliament from the Tamil-speaking North and East of Sri Lanka, says that Sri Lanka’s annual budget, which was presented to parliament on November 10, has failed to address the pressing issue of ethnic reconciliation. TNA MP and spokesman...

China blames “outside forces” and domestic political considerations for suspension of projects in Sri Lanka

China blames “outside forces” and domestic political considerations for suspension of projects in Sri Lanka

Colombo, November 11 (The New Indian Express): China’s Ambassador in Sri Lanka, Yi Xianliang, says that outside forces and domestic political considerations may have brought about the temporary suspension of China-funded and executed projects in Sri Lanka when the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government came into being in 2015. Speaking to Bandula Jayasekara in Maharaja TV’s morning program Pethikada on Friday, Ambassador Yi...

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