by Dr. Mathu H. Liyanage Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, with five world and four Olympic gold medals came like a lightning thunderbolt from the grey skies in the UK to show that he is still the fastest man on the planet and the showman of the London Olympics 2012.
Two of the most outspoken critics of broadening economic ties with India via a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA), who have lent their voices to bashing Sri Lankan economists and public officials responsible for finalising the agreement, citing India’s trade policies have now had a change of heart. According to the Ministry of Industry and [...]
by N. Sathiya Moorthy With the polity busy with alliance-formation, candidate selection and campaigning for the three Provincial Council polls, no one is talking about the post-war peace talks aimed at a political solution to the vexatious ethnic issue. Neither is the Government talking about the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), nor is the TNA reminding [...]
By Salma Yusuf The residue of the three decade conflict is manifest in the fractured communities where suspicion, distrust, fear and accusation are rife. Following the conclusion of the war, the need has arisen for regaining trust and confidence whilst renegotiating values of coexistence between and within communities. It is in this context that the [...]
By A Special Correspondent Systematic Sinhalisation taking place in areas inhabited by Tamils, says the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M. Karunanidhi on Sunday stressed the need for a long-term and medium-term political solution to the ethnic issue in Sri Lanka.
By B.Kolappan Seeking to rebut criticism that he had dropped the demand for a separate ‘Tamil Eelam’, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M. Karunanidhi on Sunday said he would seek to realise his life dream with the help of like-minded people in the future, and the conference he presided over here was only akin to administration [...]
By A Special Correspondent The people of Tamil Nadu have a duty to help Tamils in Sri Lanka like a mother caring for her children or a brother extending a helping hand to his siblings, DMK president and chairman of Tamil Eelam Supporters’ Organisation (TESO) M. Karunanidhi said on Sunday.