Kanapathi Kaathi, the most senior citizen of Jaffna, passed away on Sunday.
The changes that many Tamils looked forward to following regime change are yet to occur, Rev. Elil Rajendram has lamented.
Around 20,000 families in Batticaloa district are suffering from shortage of drinking water as a result of the severe drought that has hit several parts of the district, the Tamil Diaspora website Sankathi24 has reported, quoting the district’s government agent P.S.M.Charles.
The Sinhala media and political parties have issued warnings over the setting up of a domestic accountability mechanism.
Around 35,000 families are living in Jaffna district without permanent homes, according N.Vedanayagan, the government agent for the district.
Political leaders and activists in Tamil Nadu have come out strongly against the decision of the US to support Sri Lanka’s domestic mechanism.
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will continue to press for an international probe, S.Sritharan, the TNA MP who obtained the highest number of preferential votes in the Jaffna-Killinochchi electoral district, has announced.
The Sri Lankan government will not repeal the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), a senior government minister has announced, according to the Sri Lankan newspaper Daily Mirror.
The United States announced today that the inquiry mechanism due to be set up to investigate violations of international humanitarian law during final stages of the armed conflict would require some degree of international involvement.
Northern Provincial Councillor M.K.Sivajilingam today lambasted the Sri Lankan government for continuing to allow its military to occupy 70,000 acres of Tamil lands in the northern part of Tamil Eelam.