Top Tiger arrested in New York
May 26 (Voice of America) - U.S. authorities in
New York arrested an alleged senior representative of
the Tamil Tigers. Karunakaran Kandasamy is charged with
providing financial assistance and other support for the
Renuka parachutes to
Director General (Economic Affairs) at the Foreign
Ministry Ms. Renuka Weerakoon is likely to be nominated
as the Deputy Chief of Mission of the Sri Lankan embassy
in Washington DC.
As Police chief turns blind
Ganesan seeks UN help over security
Colombo district parliamentarian and Western People’s
Front (WPF) leader Mano Ganesan has decided to seek
parliamentary and the UN intervention to enhance his
security as his request to IGP Victor Perera for
additional security has fallen on deaf ears.
HRW warns govt. to address
rights abuses or face aid cuts
The New York based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned
that it will persuade foreign governments actively
working in Sri Lanka to curtail aid to the country if
the President Mahinda Rajapaksa led administration fails
to address the unabated increase in human rights
violations in Sri Lanka.
Japan under pressure over aid
TOKYO, (AFP) - An international human rights
group is lobbying Sri Lanka’s top donor Japan to exert
greater pressure on the island nation to address
Govt. efforts to resettle IDPs
The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) in Sri Lanka
- a grouping of UN agencies and non-governmental
organizations (NGOs) - has welcomed government efforts
to resettle some 90,000 internally displaced people (IDPs)
in Batticaloa West, in the east of the country, and
ensure such returns are “wholly voluntary and take place
in safety and with dignity”.
Muslim businessman abducted
Muslim businessmen are now in fear and some have left
the country after the abduction fear gripped them with
the recent abduction of a Muslim businessman.
Soon LIOC to increase diesel,
petrol by Rs. 7
LIOC) is set to slap yet another massive fuel price hike
in the next few days. LIOC Chairman K. Ramakrishnan told
The Nation that the company hopes to increase a litre of
petrol and diesel by Rs. 7 respectively at the earliest.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa dropped another Chandrika
loyalist and this time around its SLFP strongman Kingsly