New Year’s Eve and Watch Night Service

By Sab-Thambi December 31! We are at the end of Year 2015. The last day of the 365-day Western (Gregorian) calendar is generally referred to as New Year’s Eve. It is also known as Old Year’s Day. In some countries (Germany) it is also referred as Saint Sylvester’s day (Silvester) named after the burial day …

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New Year’s Eve and Watch Night Service

By Sab-Thambi December 31! We are at the end of Year 2015. The last day of the 365-day Western (Gregorian) calendar is generally referred to as New Year’s Eve. It is also known as Old Year’s Day. In some countries (Germany) it is also referred as Saint Sylvester’s day (Silvester) named after the burial day …

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Tamil National Alliance cannot shirk its responsibility to transform Northern Provincial Council to efficiently address the needs of the people

Full Text of Media Release Northern Province Chief Minister Mr C. V Wigneswaran issued a lengthy explanation yesterday in response to allegations that he acted against the Tamil National Alliance at the General Elections held in 2015. In this regard, I welcome his confirmation of incidents I have highlighted previously. The acceptability or otherwise of …

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எல்.ரீ.ரீ.ஈ யின் இராணுவ தோல்வி மற்றும் மே 2009ல் புலிகளின் தலைவர் வேலுப்பிள்ளை பிரபாகரனின் மறைவு

எல்.ரீ.ரீ.ஈ யின் இராணுவ தோல்வி மற்றும் மே 2009ல் புலிகளின் தலைவர் வேலுப்பிள்ளை பிரபாகரனின் மறைவு – டி.பி.எஸ் ஜெயராஜ் பகுதி – 1 “நகரும் விரல் எழுதுகிறது, மற்றும் அது எழுதும் வார்த்தைகளும் நகர்ந்து செல்கிறது, உங்கள் பக்தி அனைத்துக்கும் அல்லது புத்திக்கு அதன் அரை வரியையாவது மறைத்திடும் வசீகரம் உள்ளதா, அல்லது உங்கள் அனைவரின் கண்ணீருக்கும் அதில் ஒரு வார்த்தையையாவது அழித்திட முடிகிறதா” -(உமர் கயாமின் கவிதை சர் எட்வட் பிட்ஸ் ஜெரால்ட்டினால் ஆங்கிலத்தில் …

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Jaffna kids get creative for Thai Pongal.

Pictures and Text via U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka: The American Corner in Jaffna welcomed a group of children from the Thiyagih Trust – a home for the underprivileged – for a fun day of making greeting cards to celebrate the New Year and Tamil Thai Pongal day. These youngsters showed their creative side and …

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Tamil National Alliance Wants all Citizens to Defeat Rajapaksa Regime by Voting in Large Numbers for Sirisena and the Swan Symbol.

(Text of Media Release Issued by the Tamil National Alliance on December 30th 2014) The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has given careful consideration to the positions and pronouncements of the two main candidates at the upcoming Presidential election and has also undertaken an extensive process of consultation to hear the views of the Tamil speaking …

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MA Sumanthiran MP: “We expect the joint effort of the Indian Central Government and the Tamil Nadu State Government in finding a political solution for our crisis”

BY ANANTH PALAKIDNAR In an interview with Ceylon Today, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian, M.A. Sumanthiran, said the 13th Amendment to the Constitution is not an Appendix. “The government should abide by the Constitution and ensure the full implementation of the Amendment before thinking of revisiting it to consider devolving police powers to the provinces. …

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Sri Lanka will find it cannot take ‘Prime Minister’ Narendra Modi for granted

First take on Foreign Policy and Power Projection under Modi by Col R Hariharan [This article includes points made by Col Hariharan at a panel discussion on the Door Darshan TV on May 16, 2014.] Narendra Modi being blessed by his Mother-pic via: facebook.com/narendramodi Narendra Modi, the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, has been given massive …

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Former LTTE cadres prefer to use India as a refuge for their families

Comments on Tamils seeking refuge in Tamil Nadu by Col R Hariharan Ten Sri Lankan Tamils, including two women and five children, from Sri Lanka who landed Aricha Munai off the Dhanushkodi coast (Tamil Nadu) on May 5 2014, have been arrested by police for entering the country without passports. Related News on The Hindu: …

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Who planted the bombs in Chennai train?

by Col R Hariharan Two low-intensity improvised explosive devices (IED) exploded in two adjacent sleeper coaches of the Bangalore – Guwahati tri-weekly super fast express just as the train streamed into the Chennai Central station around 7.15 AM on May 1. One young woman was killed and 14 others were wounded in the explosions. The …

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UN Draft Resolution on Sri Lanka takes a more comprehensive approach

Full Text of Media Release – by National Peace Council The draft resolution on Sri Lanka to be taken for vote at the 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva is now in circulation. It proposes an international monitoring of Sri Lanka’s domestic accountability process and calls on the UN Human Rights …

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Appeal in the name of Nelson Mandela to all the peoples of Sri Lanka

Tribute to Nelson Mandela Text of Speech by M.A. Sumanthiran-Delivered at the Sri Lanka Parliament on Dec 7, 2013: We convene today as the world mourns the death of that outstanding human being Nelson Mandela. He passed away two days ago, aged 95. I wish to place on record our deepest condolences to his family, …

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India’s CHOGM Sri Lanka Dilemma

By Col R Hariharan [This article includes Col Hariharan’s recent comments on the subject in various TV news channels, and web and print media.] Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s is facing a Shakespearean dilemma on attending the CHOGM (Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting) to be held in Colombo in November 2013. This is not surprising …

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Sri Lankan Government would do well to seriously consider the significance of Canada’s CHOGM decision

by M.A. Sumanthiran MP Much has been said concerning Sri Lanka hosting the approaching Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). A significant part of the discussion has been with regard to Canada’s decision to boycott CHOGM. “Had the honour of meeting with Malala this morning. Her courage & strength serve as an inspiration to us …

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