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Indian airports put on high alert after Pakistan terror plot

6th May 2014 // 0 Comments

 The central intelligence agencies fear that Pakistan backed ISI  terrorists are trying to sneak into major cities in the South India. All major airports in South India have been put on high alert following an alert by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). In an alert, the BCAS has warned that the terror groups may attack an airport in the South India. International airports in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mangalore, Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram have been put on high alert. The local police have been asked to increase the random checking of all vehicles and the passengers near the airports and the roads leading to these airports. The BCAS has warned all southern airports of potential car-bomb attacks. According to intelligence sources, the arrest and interrogation […]

Govt has made judicial service a ‘safe haven’ for political stooges

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The UNP today accused the government of “unabashedly” violating long established traditions of the system and making the judicial service a safe haven for political stooges and henchmen. As part of its plan to emasculate the country’s judiciary, the Rajapaksa government has deliberately made a “mockery” of important appointments in the judicial system, the party said in a statement. “The nearest example is the appointment of Priyantha Jayawardena as a Supreme Court judge above the heads of many eligible candidates, sending shockwaves across the entire judicial system of the country,” it said. The United National Party, however, said this was not the first time the present government acted in a “dubious and non-transparent manner” when it came to key appointments in the judiciary. “They unabashedly […]

Fish rain down on Sri Lanka village

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Villagers in west Sri Lanka have said they have been surprised and delighted by an unusual rainfall of small fish. The edible fish fell during a storm and are believed to have been lifted out of a river during a strong wind. Villagers in the district of Chilaw said they heard something heavy falling and found scores of fish with a total weight of 50kg (75lbs). It is not the first such incident in Sri Lanka – in 2012, a case of “prawn rain” was recorded in the south. Continue reading the main story Analysis Steve CleatonForecaster, BBC Weather Centre The most likely cause of this unusual event probably relates to the formation of a tornado. Tornadoes tend to form in areas where large differences […]

US joins Canada in rejecting Govt’s list of terrorists

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Assistant Secretary Biswal holds extensive talks with Tamil groups affiliated to banned groups, while PR firm carries media ads supporting domestic war crimes inquiry South Africa’s envoy here tells blatant lie about meeting with Colombo-based diplomats amid secrecy and delay in Ramaphosa mission TNA to register as a political party, while Anandasangaree bitterly attacks leadership and urges action against ITAK The United States became the second country to ignore the UPFA Government’s prohibition order on 16 Tamil diaspora groups and 424 of their members on grounds that they are allegedly involved in terrorist activities. Some of those listed were among those who were at the Department of State in Washington DC last Thursday. They were part of a delegation that met Nisha Desai Biswal, Assistant Secretary […]

14 Extreme organisations are operating in Colombo – US secrete document

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A secrete document from the United States of America state department reveals 14 extreme organisations are operating in Colombo. Officer M.I.Kadhar, served has the investigative officer at the US state department as released this document. According to the state department document 13 Islamic movements maintaining international relationships are operating in SriLanka. US embassy in Colombo as sent this secrete document towards US state department. Document further noted organization named “Osama” is operating in Trincomalee district.

Gota intervenes to secure Gnanasara’s release

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Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage yesterday granted bail to General Secretary of the Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS), Ven. Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero and four other Buddhist monks after Defence Secretary Nandasena Gotabhaya Rajapaksa intervened in the matter. Senior DIG Anura Senanayake who appeared for the police had not objected to granting bail to the monks. When news about the attempt to arrest Gnanasara Thero and the other BBS monks started to spread, the defence secretary had contacted the Chief Justice. The Chief Justice had informed the defence secretary that the matter was being carried out according to an understanding between the President and Gnanasara Thero. The defence secretary had denied the statement and had immediately contacted the President. The defence secretary had explained to the President that […]

Sri Lankan’s Muslims protest in London aginst Bodu Balasena

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Sri Lankan’s Muslims Living in London protesting in front of Sri Lanaka’s Embassy in U.K on 5th May 2014 regarding Government should be take immediate action against Sinhala Buddhists Bodu Bala Sena organization which operates with the help of Defence secretary. Muslim Minsters And MPs Write To President On Buddhist Extremist Threats To Muslims The Muslim Ministers and MPs wants the President’s immediate intervention to stop the harassment of Muslim lDPs who have lived in different parts of the country as refugees and… May 2, 201433 CommentsRead More Unseen Footage Emerges Of Muslim Owned Fashion Bug Attacked A new CCTV footage shows what has happened inside the Fashion Bug attack last year( March 29, 2013) Fashion Bug, Muslim owned store was attacked by Buddhist Monks and other mobsters.  … 284 […]

US slash military links with SL

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The US has sent a strong message to the Mahinda Rajapaksa government to get it’s together by slashing a majority of the military cooperation between the US and Sri Lanka. One of the key actions taken by the US government is to stop all military training provided by the US to Sri Lankan military personnel. Apart from the de-mining programme in the North, the US has drastically scaled down its military links with Sri Lanka. The US has said it is committed to working with the Sri Lankan government and the people to strengthen democracy. The US has also expressed disappointment at the government’s failure to take adequate steps to support accountability and reconciliation. Assistant Secretary of South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal […]

SL military wants Jaffna University shut down on Mu’l’livaaykkaal Day

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[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 May 2014, 07:01 GMT]The Registrar of the University of Jaffna Mr V. Kandeepan, has issued a notice instructing the students at the University hostels to vacate the premises between 16 May and 20 May without citing any reason. All the education activities have also been cancelled for four days, bringing the entire University to a standstill during the Mu’l’livaaykkaal Remembrance this year. The instruction has come from the occupying Sri Lankan military, informed sources told TamilNet. Since 2009, the University student community has been fighting for the collective right of remembering those who sacrificed their lives in the Tamil struggle. In the meantime, the Eastern University in Batticaloa is already at a standstill as Tamil students have been protesting against the Vice […]

Out Goes LTTE & In Comes Pakistani Intelligence

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by Gajalakshmi Paramasivam   ( May 3, 2014, Melbourne, Sri Lanka Guardian) Yesterday, I felt for Indians to whom I am culturally connected. The more experiences I have through our common culture – the more natural our links. As a Tamil, it was natural that I would feel upset by the reports of bomb blast in Chennai – a place where my grandmother lived for a long time and a place where I have close relatives. India is also the sacred land of my Spiritual Guru – Swami Sathya Sai Baba and the Independence leader I respect most – Gandhi. Due to all these connections, I felt sad but did not know how I could expressly help. This morning I read the article published in The […]

Jaffna university to close on May 18

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The Jaffna university is to close during the period when the Sri Lanka army celebrates five years since the killing of more than 40,000 Tamil civilians in May 2009. Students attached to the Jaffna university were informed today that the university will be closed from May 16 to May 21 but no reason was given. The university administration also informed students staying in the hostel to leave before May 16 and return on May 20, a day before academic activities resume. The Jaffna media said that the closing of the university was timed with the annual remembrance of what is now known as the “Mullivaikal massacre” where more than 40,000 Tamil Civilians were believed to have been killed during the final battle against the LTTE. The army […]

Sri Lanka thanks Australia for Killing the Tamil Civilians

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The Sri Lankan government has publicly thanked Australia for its “bold” decision not to co-sponsor a UN resolution to investigate alleged human rights abuses in the south Asian nation, the Sydney Morning Herald reported today. According to a statement by the Sri Lankan high commission, Sri Lanka thanked Australia for the ‘‘bold decision of not co-sponsoring this year’s human rights resolution on Sri Lanka’’. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison and the head of Operation Sovereign Borders, Lieutenant-General Angus Campbell, on Tuesday welcomed a Sri Lanka delegation, including Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, formally invited by the federal government. “[The] government of Australia considers accountability and human rights concerns should be addressed within an internal mechanism and not by any international investigation as suggested by other countries,” the […]

Opened letter to His Majesty Mahinda Rajapakse the Lord of Sri Lanka and the Universe also

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Dear Majesty, My name is Silva. The Silva. I am common man. Very common. So common I am always voting for your Majesty and Your Majesty’s government. However, please be notified that I am only giving the back part of my name. Front part I am keeping to myself due to security reasons. I am also begging Your Majesty to be excusing my English. I am The Silva. Not The Pieris. First of all, please be understanding that when I am saying ‘opened letter’ I am not meaning letter I am writing for the consumption of the public like some foolish peoples are writing nowadays. When I am saying ‘opened’ I am meaning truly and really ‘opened’ because every letter I am writing my wife […]

Dinesh shuts liquor store before its opens

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By Don Asoka Wijewardena Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardena yesterday said that it was totally unethical to issue a liquor licence to anyone to open a liquor shop near either a university or a school. He said that as the Chairman of the Maharagama Development Committee, he would never allow anyone to open a liquor shop in Maharagama. But the Divisional Secretary and some excise officials had issued a liquor licence to a person who had opened a liquor shop at the Wijayarama Junction, Maharagama, a town with many Buddhists. He had never given approval to anyone to open liquor shops in Maharagama. Minister Gunawardena added that he would be asking the relevant authorities to immediately cancel that liquor licence because it was […]

Honeywell Selected by SriLankan Airlines to Increase Maintenance Efficiency

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Aerospace 04/28/2014 Predictive Trend Monitoring program to reduce APU maintenance costs; Honeywell also to improve in-flight connectivity for the cockpit and cabin DELHI, India, April 28, 2014 – Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) has signed multiple contracts with SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, to improve maintenance efficiency and increase cockpit and cabin connectivity for the airline. The contracts include an Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) maintenance agreement for SriLankan’s Airbus A320, A330 and A340 fleets to improve maintenance planning and lower costs, and communication avionics for six new A330 aircraft scheduled for delivery later in 2014. The avionics — electronics that enable a range of functionality throughout the aircraft — include communication and navigation hardware, data link software, flight data and voice recorders, and satellite connectivity systems […]

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