However, considering the overall welfare of minority Tamils, “our umbilical chord relations,” was important, he said.Sri Lanka Parliament on Wednesday passed a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa who was installed by President Maithripala Sirisena in a controversial move. Tamil Nadu has in the past pushed for international intervention in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) The Tamil Nadu Government says India cannot interfere in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs.On the political developments in neighbouring Sri Lanka, AIADMK senior and State Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar said one cannot interfere in the internal affairs of another country, Deccan Chronicle reported. read more

Brock will be hosting a stop on the upcoming Pan Am /Parapan Am Games Community Tour this Tuesday, Jan. 27. The purpose of the event is to share information about the games.While this event is open to the public, it’s essentially for the “Brock Community” (students, staff, faculty who are volunteering/interested in volunteering) to get the information needed to get invovled with this event. Also, important information will be discussed about venues, events and tickets for attending the games as spectators.Event details:Location: Pond InletDate:  Tuesday Jan. 27                                                                                                                                                                                                           Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pmCurrently the team from the Pan Am / Parapan Am Games have three departments that will attend and speak about their specialized volunteer opportunities and chat with people one-on-one. These departments are: Press Operation, Transportation and Catering, Cleaning and Waste.More information about the Community Tour can be found online, and additional details will be forthcoming. read more