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Don't rule out Rajapaksa: 8 takeaways from Sri Lanka Presidential elections

Jan 11, 2015

Don't rule out Rajapaksa: 8 takeaways from Sri Lanka Presidential elections

The elections revealed the extent to which Lankas ethnic and religious cleavages dictate electoral outcomes. Sirisena won a majority in virtually every polling district with a large minority presence, either Tamil, Muslim, or Catholics. #Sri Lanka #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Sinhala #Sri Lanka elections #Maithripala Sirisena
Key Sinhala nationalist party quits Sri Lanka ruling coalition

Nov 18, 2014

Key Sinhala nationalist party quits Sri Lanka ruling coalition

A partner of Sri Lanka's ruling coalition has quit the government after accusing President Mahinda Rajapaksa of not heeding its call to prune his powers and implement democratic reforms. #World #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Democracy #Champika Ranawaka #National Sinhala Heritage Party #Executive Presidency
SL communal riots Alarmed EU calls on govt to uphold rule of law

Jun 18, 2014

SL communal riots Alarmed EU calls on govt to uphold rule of law

"Incitement of communal violence and hatred can only be counterproductive to Sri Lanka's stability," the EU delegation in Colombo said in a statement. #World #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #EU #Muslim #Gotabhaya Rajapaksa #communal riots #Sinhala #Aluthgama #Bodi Bala Sena
Latest UNHCR draft resolution calls for probe into SL violations

Mar 25, 2014

Latest UNHCR draft resolution calls for probe into SL violations

The third draft calls for a comprehensive independent investigation into alleged serious violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes by both parties in Sri Lanka #World #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #LTTE #Tamil #Civil War #UNHCR #Sinhala #US resolution #LLRC
Being punished for ending terrorism Rajapaksa on UN resolution

Mar 23, 2014

Being punished for ending terrorism Rajapaksa on UN resolution

"We are being punished for ending terrorism. We did not fight Tamils, we only fought terrorism," Rajapaksa stressed. #World #Sri Lanka #Mahinda Rajapaksa #LTTE #Tamil #Civil War #TheySaidIt #Human Rights #UNHRC #Sinhala #US resolution #Navi Pillai
UN resolution Pro SL govt protestors shut down Trincomalee city

Mar 20, 2014

UN resolution Pro SL govt protestors shut down Trincomalee city

Shops, banks and government offices were closed and public transportation was halted in the city of about 100,000 people. #World #Sri Lanka #LTTE #Tamil #Civil War #Sinhala #US resolution #Trincomalee
SL may adapt South African reconciliation model to heal war wounds

Feb 19, 2014

SL may adapt South African reconciliation model to heal war wounds

The Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that two senior ministers will lead a team to South Africa on Thursday for discussions with the country's governmen #World #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #LTTE #Tamil #Civil War #Truth and Reconciliation Commission #Sinhala #LLRC
SL says third US resolution on rights will polarize nation

Feb 02, 2014

SL says third US resolution on rights will polarize nation

Sri Lanka has faced questions over the tactics it used to defeat the LTTE in 2009 to its 25-year civil war. #World #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #LTTE #Tamil #Civil War #Sinhala #US resolution
Tamil National Alliance win in SL poll India must seize the opportunity

Sep 24, 2013

Tamil National Alliance win in SL poll India must seize the opportunity

If New Delhi is serious about the Tamils in Sri Lanka, it has to find ways to work directly with the NPC and rebuild the battered lives of the people of the North. #World #HowThisWorks #Tamil Nadu #Sri Lanka #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Tamil #TNA #Tamil National Alliance #Sinhala #Sinhala Buddhist #Basil Rajapaksa