Asian Tribune — basically the personal blog of Sri Lanka Tamil K T Rajasingham who started it in Bangkok 2000, then moved to Sweden “as the founder relocated himself in Sweden”; self-described as “focus is on issues and concerns and champions them with passion. ” Claims being “systematically targeted” by LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam — “Tamil Tigers”)
- Found “guilty of gross defamation” by a Swedish court, after a four-year campaign to brand Norwegian journalist Nadarajah Sethurupan a “terrorist” on the Asian Tribune website after the Norwegian refused to work with his secret unit to attack the Sri Lanka peace process.
- Described by Tamil Sydney as an online web blog often popular for twisting news and closely working with Sri Lankan Intelligence establishment & its paramilitary outfit like Karuna Group.”
Court of Appeal in Sweden heard evidence from Sri Lznkan military officials that Asian Tribune is closely associated with the Sri Lankan government, its undercover agents and Sri Lankan Military Intelligence Services.
*Colombo Telegraph — Self-described as ” a public interest website relating to Sri Lankan matters, run by a group of exiled journalists.” Has separate sections for news and opinion. Guardian Select: “A leading independent news organisation from Sri Lanka.”
Daily Mirror — “duress and undue influence”? criticism of gov not accepted? (see Daily FT)
Daily FT — daily English-language newspaper published in Colombo, Sri Lanka; same publisher as The Daily Mirror and its Sunday counterpart Sunday Times. Editor is
Nisthar Cassim, a Muslim and former editor of
The Daily Mirror and The Bottom Line. Wijeya Newspapers publishes Sri Lanka’s The Sunday Times, Daily Mirror newspapers in English and The Sunday Lankadeepa and Daily Lankadeepa in Sinhala and several other specialist newspapers and magazines, including Tamil Mirror, for Tamil breaking news .
*The Irrawaddy — Guardian Select: “Covers Burma and Southeast Asia, providing in-depth news and information to international readers. Irrawaddy Publishing Group (IPG) is an independent, nonprofit media organisation, established in 1993 by Burmese journalists living in exile.”
*Global Tamil News — Guardian Select: “GTMN aims to provide relevant news and information to Tamils in Sri Lanka, India and around the World.”
The Nation — part of the family of Rivira products, along with the business weekly The Bottom Line, and Rivirisi, “the sinhala Astrology Weekly tabloid which consists of fruitfull feature articles of erudite scholars of Astrology”. The Nation‘s “views are thought-stirring” and the “informed opinion analyses politics, defence and the national conflict like no other”.
Sunday Leader — independent, but…”demise”…?
Sunday Times — “duress and undue influence”? criticism of gov not accepted? see Daily FT.
*The Asian Today — Guardian Select: “Informs, educates and enlightens the British South-Asian population, offering local, national and international news.