‘Grease devil attacks’ on North-Eastern women

by D.B.S Jeyaraj Hello Friends A disturbing phenomenon in recent times has been the widespread panic in many parts of Sri Lanka about alleged attacks on women by unknown persons posing as devilish monsters. Cartoon on Sri Lankan newspapers about the ‘Grease Devils’ ~ courtesy via: http://twitter.com/DushiYanthini Reports in the media refer to them generally …

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New Delhi conference aims at forging unified political stance among Sri Lankan Tamil parties

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj Ten Sri Lankan Tamil political parties may seek solace from agony for two days on August 23rd & 24th in the Indian capital of New Delhi 10 Tamil parties are invited to attend a conference named “Agony & Solace” to be held at New Delhi’s prestigious Constitutional club of India Although titled”Agony …

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Fr. Jim Brown: Mystery of the missing priest

Hello Friends Five years ago on August 20th Fr. Thiruchelvam Nihal Jim Brown a Catholic Priest serving in the Jaffna Diocese and Wenceslaus Vimaladhas a Catholic layman went missing in the north. Aug 20th 2006 was a Sunday and Fr.Jim Brown assisted in the morning mass at Kayts.He left Kayts at 12.30 pm on a …

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Shelton Ranaraja: Courageous politician with enlightened principles

By D.B.S. Jeyaraj The demise of Shelton Ranaraja on August 11th 2011 takes away from Sri Lanka a distinguished member of a dwindling species –Principled political leaders. The former MP for Senkadagala and deputy minister for Justice was a courageous politician with enlightened principles. It is indeed a rare politician who is prepared to stand …

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Lankan Tamil issue to be raised in India’s Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and Tamil Nadu State Assembly on same day

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj Sri Lanka Tamil issue likely to be raised in India’s Upper&Lower houses of Parliament&Tamil Nadu legislative assembly today August 11th 2011. Tamil Nadu politicians in well-coordinated moves plan to raise the Sri LankanTamil issue in the central&state legislatures simultaneously.

Prof. Ratnajeevan Hoole facing ‘jail without bail’ situation leaves Sri Lanka

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj Professor S.Ratnajeevan.H.Hoole, UGC Coordinator for Engineering, University of Jaffna,has flown out of Sri Lanka to a Country in the west. Prof.Hoole has left Sri Lanka against the backdrop of “legal action “initiated against him by cabinet minister Kathiravelu “Douglas” Devananda. Douglas Devananda, secretary-general of Eelam Peoples Democratic Party(EPDP) is regarded as the …

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Indian PM says no adverse action against Sri Lanka as demanded by Tamil Nadu parties

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told MDMK Leader Vaiko that India cannot engage in punitive action or sanctions against Sri Lanka Singh told this directly to Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham (MDMK) leader V.Gopalaswamy now known as “Vaiko” when the latter met him MDMK leader Vaiko had a 20 minute meeting from …

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