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India to grill Pakistan/Lankan terror suspect

7th May 2014 // 0 Comments

Intelligence officials from Andhra Pradesh are to interrogate Mohammed Zakir Hussain, a Sri Lankan arrested by the Tamil Nadu police days before recent terror attack in Chennai, The Hindu newspaper quoted Deputy police chief B. Prasada Rao as saying. They would elicit information if Hussain and his handlers had planned any attacks here, he said at a press conference replying to a question if the terror operatives behind Chennai attack had targeted Andhra Pradesh. Referring to Tamil Nadu DGP statement that the target of bomb planters could not have been Chennai, Rao said investigation was on to ascertain facts. “Investigation is inconclusive on this angle. We’re not yet sure if the terror suspects planted the bombs in the train at Bangalore, Chennai or somewhere in between […]

Canada warns of risk in Sri Lanka

7th May 2014 // 0 Comments

Canada has warned that there is a risk of further violence in Sri Lanka as none of underlying causes of conflict have been dealt with, the Innercity press website reported. Matthew Russell Lee wrote in an exclusive report on Innercity press that the concerns had been raised at a meeting held yesterday at Canada’s Mission to the UN in New York. The report said that Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Shavendra Silva sought to deny the reports of rape by the Army. He said for example that “certain organizations are propagating false allegations, they are repeated by different organizations and form an opinion.” At the May 6 session, Inner City Press was informed that Canadian Permanent Representative Guillermo Rishchynski spoke of a risk of further […]

T56 weapon with ammunition found on beach

6th May 2014 // 0 Comments

May 06, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Army, Navy and the Police have launched an extensive search in the general area of Ichchilampattai, Trincomalee after the recovery of a T56 weapon with several rounds of ammunition in a bag at Lanka Patuna beach near a Naval detachment on Monday (5 May). Military Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said the Sri Lanka Army and the Navy along with the Police have launched an investigation including a search to apprehend the suspects in relation to the recovery of the weapon. According to preliminary investigations around 5:30 p.m. on Monday a senior sailor from the Navy camp located a few hundred meters away from the incident while jogging along the beach had seen two young males carrying something wrapped in […]

Report: Pakistan’s ISI Targeted U.S. and Israeli Consulates in India

6th May 2014 // 0 Comments

Pakistan’s intelligence agency (ISI) has a controversial history of assisting terrorists, including the Taliban and al-Qaeda. Now, the Times of India is reporting that Pakistan’s ISI has plans to conduct terror attacks on two foreign consulates in India, including the U.S. consulate in Chennai and the Israeli consulate in Bengaluru. Official sources say that a Sri Lankan national confessed Sunday that Pakistani high commission in Colombo reportedly hired him as part of ISI’s alleged plans to conduct reconnaissance on the two foreign consulates in India. Sakir Hussain, a suspected ISI operative, reportedly told officials that he was supposed to set up travel papers and safe houses for two men that the agency was sending from Maldives to Chennai. An unnamed Southeast Asian country tipped an Indian central security agency about […]

US joins Canada in rejecting Govt’s list of terrorists

6th May 2014 // 0 Comments

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

6th May 2014 // 0 Comments

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.

US slash military links with SL

6th May 2014 // 0 Comments

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 […]

Out Goes LTTE & In Comes Pakistani Intelligence

6th May 2014 // 0 Comments

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 […]

Sri Lanka thanks Australia for Killing the Tamil Civilians

6th May 2014 // 0 Comments

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 […]

Sri Lanka, India And The Federalisation Of Ukraine

6th May 2014 // 0 Comments

By Charitha Ratwatte – A comparison with Sri Lanka and India Russia moved in its troops, without any national, formation or regimental markings on their uniforms, mounted on Russian vehicles and bearing state-of-the-art Russian weapons and communication equipment, into the Southern Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea and rapidly annexed the region into the Russian Federation. The United Nations General Assembly condemned the move, and at the UN Security Council, Russia vetoed a Resolution condemning the move. China abstained from voting in the Security Council. While the troops were in place in Crimea, a referendum was conducted in which the majority of Crimeans voted to join the Russian Federation. Slights to the status of the Russian language by the Ukrainian Government and fears of discrimination against people of Russian […]

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