Month: July 2019

“I filed a Case Against Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the USA Because he Seems to be Enjoying Unique Impunity in Sri Lankan Courts” – Lasantha Wickrematunge’s Daughter Ahimsa in Interview

In April this year, Ahimsa Wickrematunge filed a lawsuit against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the District Court of Central California, alleging his involvement in her father Lasantha Wickrematunge’s 2009 assassination. In response, on 27 June, a petition was filed on behalf of Rajapaksa before the District Court, requesting a dismissal of Ahimsa Wickrematunge’s …

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What Would a Gotabaya Rajapaksa Presidency in Sri Lanka Look Like? – An Analysis by “The Economist” Intelligence Unit

Further increase in anti-minority sentiment across the country Mr Rajapaksa’s administration to halt official efforts to address the war crimes committed during the civil war. Popular with the Sinhalese, but Unpopular with the Minorities Gotabaya Rajapaksa presidency would be detrimental to Sri Lanka’s democracy. In late April, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former defence secretary and the …

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Representatives of Sri Lankan Tamils meet BJP leaders

Representatives of Sri Lankan Tamils met BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan and other senior party leaders like Pon Radhakrishnan, L Ganeshan and Vanathi Srinivasan to discuss the prevailing situation in the island nation and the welfare and housing schemes implemented by the Narendra Modi government for the Lankan Tamils. The meeting was held at the …

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No Justice for ‘Trinco 5 Tamil Students killed’ ; Magistrate Acquits 13 Police for ‘Lack of Evidence’

(Lanka-e-News – 15.July.2019, 10.30AM) A magistrate in the northeastern town of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, acquitted all 13 defendants in the execution of five ethnic Tamil students on January 2, 2006, known as the “Trinco Five” case, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said last week. On July 3, 2019, the magistrate acquitted 12 members of …

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Horrible Killing of Five Tamil Students In Trincomalee Town Thirteen Years Ago

By D.B.S.Jeyaraj Five Tamil Students were killed near the beach in Trincomalee town thirteen years ago on January 2nd 2006. Two other students also suffered injuries but survived. The names and the dates of birth of the five victims were: (i) Manoharan Ragihar- 22.09.1985, (ii) Yogarajah Hemachchandra – 04.03.1985, (iii) Logitharajah Rohan – 07.04.1985(iv) Thangathurai …

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LTTE Cadres Surrender – Army Brigadier Atapattu Is Lying Through His Teeth

By Veluppillai Thangavelu – Veluppillai Thangavelu The Sri Lankan army twice within a week has denied it received any surrendering LTTE cadres during the closing stages of the civil war that ended on May 18, 2019. On 05 July, 2019 Responding to a Right To Information (RTI) Act request, the Information Officer of the Sri Lanka Military, Brigadier Sumith …

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Common Ground Award accorded to former President of Sri Lanka Chandrika Bandaranaike

The 2019 Common Ground Award accorded to former President of Sri Lanka Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga on the 17th of June 2019 has created an uproar amongst the victimised Tamil community worldwide. Intractability of Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict as it is today is a legacy of Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga. Her lack of vision and unwillingness to pursue a sustainable political …

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