Sri Lankas government has ordered aid groups operating in the Wanni to move out saying their security cannot be guaranteed in the future, the Associated Press reported quoting Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran today said that he wouldn’t be surprised if former Minister Douglas Devananda or former Deputy Minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan were arrested in the wake of the arrest of Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan on Sunday. Chandrakanthan (aka Pillaiyan) was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department on Sunday in connection with […]
In a statement, EU aid commissioner Louis Michel condemned the recent killing of a 28-year-old aid staffer, who worked for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on a shelter project financed by Brussels. “I am appalled by the assassination of this brave and committed young aid worker in Sri Lanka,” Michel said. “The perpetrators of such […]
Heavy explosions rocked the Trincomalee Harbour around 9:00 p.m. Tuesday and the Sri Lanka Navy sources confirmed that at least one LTTE aircraft had dropped bombs, but refused to comment on the casualty details. However, latest reports before the communication was cut off with the East port city indicated heavy explosions inside the harbour and […]