Sampanthan speaks to IGP on Jaffna situ

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan had a discussion today with IGP N.K Illangakoon on the situation in Jaffna involving the Jaffna university students.The Uthayan newspaper reported that Sampanthan had telephoned the IGP to discuss the situation which had arisen following the arrest of some students. The IGP has also said that the parents of the students have access to them in prison. The IGP had informed Sampanthan that four students had been arrested by the police Criminal Investigations Division and have been detained at the Vavuniya prison. A tense situation had developed in Jaffna last week after some students had attempted to commemorate the LTTE “heroes day” anniversary. read more

President Sirisena to visit Seychelles next week

Tomorrow, marks exactly 30 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries and this visit is likely to pave the way to further cooperation between the two Indian Ocean neighbours.Seychelles and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka established diplomatic relations on 3rd October 1988. (Colombo Gazette) The talks are expected to concentrate on health, education, tourism, environment, fisheries, maritime security and the Indian Ocean Commission amongst others. President Maithripala Sirisena will be in the Seychelles next week (8th to 10th October, 2018) on his first State Visit. He will be accompanied by his wife and a high level delegation.President Sirisena will be in the Seychelles on an invitation extended to him by President Danny Faure in March last year, during President Faure’s working visit to Sri Lanka. President Sirisena and President Faure are expected to have bilateral discussions on various areas of cooperation between the two countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles said. read more