Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan movement expresses concern over issues faced by the Tamil people in the North
Fri, Jun 28, 2013, 05:09 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 28, Colombo: People's Wall of Comradeship (PWC), a movement backed by Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), says that issues faced by the Tamil people in the North have not been solved.

Co-convener of PWC, Sunil Handunnetti said that while many are discussing about the 13th Amendment, little or nothing has been done to solve the long standing issues faced by the Tamil people in the North.

He observed that some people are demanding for more powers under the 13th Amendment while the others are opposing it, and those who support the Police and Land powers issue in the 13th Amendment only want to control northern people just as the rest without solving their problems.

"There are more serious problems in the North that need to be addressed rather than the 13th Amendment," Handunnetti said.

He accused the government of constructing military camps in the Northern Province and focusing on militarization instead of establishing democracy in the region.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
UN Human Rights Chief urges UNHRC to play a critical role to encourage reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka
-- [3 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's UN mission in New York celebrates 70 Years of Independence with "Facets of Sri Lanka"
-- [58 minutes ago]
Three Indian nationals smuggling gold arrested at Sri Lanka's Colombo airport
-- [2 hours ago]
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf reopens its newly refurbished store at Colombo Airport
-- [2 hours ago]
President launches drug prevention program in villages to eliminate poverty in rural areas
-- [3 hours ago]
UN resident coordinator in Sri Lanka Una McCauley passes away suddenly
Sri Lanka Cabinet reshuffle expected on Sunday
Sri Lanka's former Defense Secretary files revision petition requesting to discharge him from Avant Garde case
Sri Lanka Prime Minister meets with young party members to discuss a new UNP leadership
UN Migration Agency, Sri Lanka explore ways forward on conflict victim reparations

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.