Thursday, October 21, 2021

Wigneswaran calls for peoples’ movement to strengthen hands of elected Tamil representatives

Colombo, September 24 (NIA): The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, on Saturday gave a clarion call for a peoples’ movement to raise issues pertaining to the Tamil people and thereby strengthen the hands of their elected representatives. Speaking at the “Ezhuga Tamizh” (Tamils Arise) rally at Jaffna, Wigneswaran said that the problems of the Tamil...

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A Day Before Ezhuga Tamizh Stir, Sri Lankan Govt. Sends 23 Ex-Tiger Cadres For Rehab and Release

Colombo, September 23 (NIA): A day before the “Ezhuga Tamizh” (Arise Tamils) stir in the Tamil-speaking Northern and Eastern Provinces challenging the Tamil National Alliance leadership and the Sri Lankan government to implement their electoral promises is to be launched, the Sri Lankan government on Friday sent for rehabilitation and release, 23 of the 118 former Tamil Tiger cadres who...

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Schools in Sri Lanka have been barred from imposing dress codes on visiting female parents

Colombo, September 23 (BBC): The bar on schools imposing dress codes on female parents visiting their children’s schools has come after a public outcry against certain rules imposed by an elite Catholic private school in Colombo. A poster prominently displayed outside the school’s gates dictated what a female parent should wear or avoid wearing when picking up their children. The...

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“Ezhuga Tamizh” rally and strike pose a challenge to Sri Lanka’ top Tamil leaders

Colombo, September 23 (NIA): The Tamil Peoples’ Council’s call for an “Ezhuga Tamizh” (Tamils Arise) rally and a general strike in Sri Lanka’s Tamil-speaking Northern and Eastern Provinces on Saturday, will pose a challenge to the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK), the dominant party in the Tamil National Alliance (TNA). The TPC, which is led by Northern Province Chief Minister...

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Sri Lanka’s Tamil opposition commend’s govt’s moves to rehabilitate political prisoners

Colombo, Sept 23 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's main opposition, the Tamil National Alliance, on Friday welcomed the government's announcement to release a group of political prisoners through the process of rehabilitation. In a statement, the TNA said that in keeping with the promise given to Opposition Leader, R. Sampanthan and TNA legislator, M.A. Sumanthiran, by Justice Minister Wijayadasa Rajapaksa, Minister...

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UN Chief commends Sri Lankan President’s commitment to good governance

New York, Sept 22 (NIA) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Thursday, highly appreciated Sri Lankan  President Maithripala Sirisena’s total commitment to good governance and reconciliation. He made these remarks when he met President Sirisena in New York, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. President Sirisena commended the great service rendered by the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Sri...

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Outgoing Pakistani diplomat helped promote Buddhist ties between Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Colombo, September 21 (NIA): Pakistani diplomat Muhammad Daud Ehtisham ,who is leaving Sri Lanka after six years of dedicated service to the promotion of cultural ties between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, will stand out for assiduously promoting Buddhism as a bridge between  Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Until Ehtisham took over as Press Attache of the Pakistan High Commission six years...

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