The quest and the redemption

A mosque in bombed-out Jaffna.Image: Wikimedia Commons, CC license. Before Sri Lanka’s war, there was a noteworthy Muslim presence in Chavakachcheri, a well-known town in the Jaffna peninsula that was completely destroyed in a major battle in 2000. The town’s name comes from the expression chaavaka cheari, meaning the camp of the Javanese, the people […]
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Sri Lanka Marxist party says proposed all party meeting would be a futile exercise

Jan 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today dismissed the proposal made by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to convene an all party conference to discuss a solution to the ethnic issue saying it is a futile exercise. JVP Propaganda Secretary and parliamentarian Vijitha Herath told ColomboPage that the proposed all party conference […]
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Sri Lanka Tamil party tells President not to vacillate on the ethnic issue

Jan 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s major Tamil political party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says that President Mahinda Rajapaksa should stop vacillating in finding a political solution to the ethnic issue and honor the undertaking given to the TNA. TNA parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran told ColomboPage that the President should not be changing his stance with […]
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Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the Asian Region held in Sri Lanka

Jan 30, Colombo: The United Nations sponsored training workshop on climate change for the representatives of Asia region commenced today in Colombo and it will be held until February 03. The Consultative Group of Experts (CGE) Hands-on Training Workshop on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory for the Asian Region organized by the United Nations Framework Convention […]
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Sri Lanka Tamil party not to participate in PSC until government reveals its stance on power devolution

Jan 30, Colombo: A parliamentarian of Sri Lanka’s major Tamil constituent Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said the party will not participate in the proposed Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) to seek solutions to the ethnic issue until the government expresses its stance. The TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran says the President has stated that the government was […]
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Sri Lanka to promote fresh milk consumption

Jan 30, Polonnaruwa: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed officials of the Livestock and Rural Community Development Ministry to urgently launch a programme to promote the consumption of liquid milk among the people. Following an inspection at the Milco factory in Polonnaruwa Sunday, the President has stressed the need to uplift the local dairy […]
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Deputy Leader of Sri Lanka’s major opposition contradicts views of his supporters regarding election

Jan 29, Colombo: Deputy Leader of Sri Lanka’s major opposition United National Party (UNP) Sajith Premadasa has admitted that the party’s Working Committee election held in December for top party positions had been conducted in a fair manner. In an interview with Sunday Sinhala newspaper The Divaina, he praised UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake for […]
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US official on War Crimes to visit Sri Lanka

Jan 29, Colombo: The United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, Stephen J. Rapp will be in Sri Lanka next week, unconfirmed reports say. Rapp is expected to have high level discussions with the Sri Lankan government officials including the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, opposition and civil society leaders. However, neither Sri Lankan government nor the […]
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