Taranjit Sandhu To Be India’s Next Envoy in Sri Lanka

Taranjit Sandhu To Be India’s Next Envoy in Sri Lanka

Colombo, August 26 (NIA): Taranjit Singh Sandhu will be the next Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka succeeding Y.K.Sinha who has completed his term. An old Sri Lanka hand, Sandhu was Political Counselor in the Indian High Commission in Colombo between 2000 and 2004, which covered the 2002-2004 Norway-brokered peace process in Sri Lanka. Born on January 23, 1963, he...

Sri Lankan President “concerned” about corruption charge by foreign media but doubts credibility of source

Colombo, August 26 (The New Indian Express): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is “concerned” about the charge made by Fairfax Media that in 2009-2011, when he was Minister of Agriculture, an Australian company was asked to give a donation to his political party to get contracts for World Bank-funded sewerage and dam projects. On Thursday, the President ordered the Attorney...

Sri Lankan Govt Shows Progress In Reviewing Terror Cases Against Tamils

Sri Lankan Govt Shows Progress In Reviewing Terror Cases Against Tamils

Colombo, August 24 (NIA): The Sri Lankan Minister of Resettlement and Prison Reforms, D.M.Swaminathan, has reported steady progress government is making in reviewing and following up cases of Tamils detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). Answering a question put by R.Sampanthan, Leader of the Opposition and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in parliament on Tuesday, Swaminathan said that...

North Sri Lankan Chief Minister Sets Goals And Parameters For Development Projects

North Sri Lankan Chief Minister Sets Goals And Parameters For Development Projects

Colombo, August 23 (NIA): The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, on Tuesday outlined the economic goals of his largely rural province and set the parameters within which economic development projects should be conceived. Addressing a conference of international donor agencies, organized by R.Paskaralingam, Adviser to the Ministry of Policy Development and Implementation, Wigneswaran said that...

Pilots‘ Guild Okays Suspension of License of Drunken Sri Lankan Airlines Pilot on international flight

Pilots‘ Guild Okays Suspension of License of Drunken Sri Lankan Airlines Pilot on international flight

Colombo, August 23 (NIA): The Airline Pilots’ Guild of Sri Lanka (APGSL) on Tuesday endorsed the suspension of the license of Sri Lankan Airlines pilot, Capt.U.B.U.Ranaweera, who was found to be too intoxicated to fly the Frankfurt-Colombo flight on August 19. The discovery of the intoxication by two of his colleagues and the subsequent breathalyzer test carried by the Frankfurt airport...

Kashmiris have been driven to violence both by the Indian government and militants, says Mehbooba

Kashmiris have been driven to violence both by the Indian government and militants, says Mehbooba

Srinagar, August 22 (PTI): The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehboob Mufti, has strongly refuted Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s contention that the stone throwing youthful protesters in Kashmir are not satyagrahis (those who protest by the use of moral and physical force). Hours after a delegation of opposition leaders of Jammu and Kashmir called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

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