Month: May 2015

War Crimes – ‘Govt & LTTE’ courier to expose all

Former Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Ampara District Parliamentarian Chandra Nehru Chandrakanthan, who acted as a courier between the then government and the LTTE, is preparing to present evidence regarding human rights violations which were allegedly committed during the closing stages of the war. Although many international and internal investigations were initiated into such allegations, he …

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No nominations for cross-overs

No politician who changes his party allegiance will be given nominations, according to an agreement reached between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. This decision was arrived at to herald a new political culture in the country, it is reliably understood. The UNP-SLFP Government, a joint political venture could implement a tremendous volume …

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Differences Of Opinion Still In TNA

By Waruni Karunarathne Tamil National Alliance (TNA) continues to experience differences of opinion within the coalition parties but is making an effort to get together on common matters. TNA MP Suresh Premachandran told The Sunday Leader that coalition parties of the TNA are still having differences of opinion but making an effort to work together …

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Delimitation Commission unjust – Mano

By Niranjala Ariyawansha Leader of the Democratic People’s Front, former Parliamentarian Mano Ganeshan, said that they expect President Maithripala Sirisena to provide them with a private pledge tomorrow, Monday, that determining new provincial and other boundary limitations by the Elections Delimitations Commission will be carried out in a reasonable manner. He said they have had …

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Jaffna rape incident SIU to submit report on police lethargy?

BY Pranavesh Sivakumar The Police Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating possible lapses on the part of Police officers in connection with probes into the brutal rape and murder of an 18-year-old girl in Jaffna a fortnight ago. Police Media Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said at a media briefing yesterday that the SIU was trying to …

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Govt. contemplates special police division To investigate violence against women

In the wake of the brutal gang rape and murder of an 18-year-old schoolgirl in Pungudutivu, Jaffna and the subsequent public outrage, the government is contemplating setting up a special police division to investigate complaints of violence against women and children. State Minister of Children’s Affairs, Rosy Senanayake, speaking to The Nation, said discussions were …

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DS raises alarm over drugs and crimes in Jaffna

One month before the gruesome rape and murder of a Poonkuduthivu schoolgirl, Jaffna’s District Secretary in a report had urged the police to act fast to check the rising incidence of sexual abuse, exploitation and illicit sale of liquor and drugs in the district. Describing schoolchildren’s new found addiction to drugs and banned substances as a …

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‘Death Sentence to Rapists of Children’ says Londoners – PHOTOS

A prayer meeting was held at the Trinity Hall in EastHam today at 5.00 pm by London Tamil organisations to remember the rape and death of School girl Vithiya in Sri Lanka. Mr Sockalingam Yogalingam TGTE MP, Mr Nimalan Seevaratnam TGTE MP, Leading Human Rights Solicitor Vasuki Muruhathas and others spoke on what we must …

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Sri Lanka: The Years of Blood

The following article with images, was originally published by a blogger who blogs at thecarthaginiansolution.wordpress.com, in last year. CLICK TO VIEW FULL ARTICLE WITH PHOTOS     In late 2012, workers digging foundations for a new wing in Matale Hospital unearthed partial skeletons of more than 150 people. Of the various theories that sought to explain …

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We need a Federal system in a united Sri Lanka

By Mirudhula Thambiah Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) leader parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran said, people of the North and East fought for their rights. Although the LTTE is no more that does not mean the conflict is over. “We welcome the stand of the government on appointing a Presidential Task Force for Reconciliation under the …

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Colombo reluctant to demilitarise

Study by U.S.-based institute criticises the government for operating with an ‘old mindset’. Notwithstanding the four-month-old Sirisena government’s repeated assertions of attaching priority to ethnic reconciliation in the country, the regime has been found to be “reluctant” in demilitiarising the Northern and Eastern Provinces, where Tamils live in large numbers, according to a study of …

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‘silent war’ as Tamil land is appropriated by army

Sri Lanka accused of waging ‘silent war’ as Tamil land is appropriated by army US thinktank claims post-conflict harmony undermined by military occupation in north and east, combined with land grabs that have marginalised Tamil people Six years after the end of Sri Lanka’s long and bloody civil war, a “silent” conflict is being waged …

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This Divided Island: Stories From The Sri Lankan War

By Charles Sarvan – Tolerance is not a human characteristic. A small difference in skin-colour, language or religion has been enough to prompt one group of Sapiens to set about attacking and exterminating another group. – Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari, Professor of History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Act 2 of …

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TGTE Welcomes Fonseka’s Willingness To Face War Crime Trials: Urges Him To Avail To UN’s OISL

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is pleased to hear of former Army Commander Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka’s interview to the Guardian newspaper that he would welcome war crimes investigation to prove his innocence for the mass killing of Tamils and rape of Tamil women by the Sri Lankan Security Forces. “There were no rapes, …

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Sri Lankan Govt. Systematically Violating Human Rights Of Tamils & Other Minorities: New Report

A new report on the state of human rights in Sri Lanka finds that a silent war continues in which thousands of Tamils, mostly Hindus and Christians, are still internally displaced and subject to military occupation and fierce discrimination by the predominantly Buddhist Sinhalese majority. The new report “The Long Shadow of War: Struggle for …

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Institutions For Administration Of Justice Are Far More Important Than The Military

By Basil Fernando – The rape and murder of a 17-year-old schoolgirl two weeks ago, has given rise to the biggest protest seen in North in recent times. The police have announced that 9 persons have been arrested and are been investigated. DNA samples have been taken and sent for examination. Meanwhile, the President of …

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