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UN panel will investigate on war crimes reported during last 19 days

15th August 2014 // 0 Comments

  Mobitel official transferred for not giving ads to ‘Divaina’! United Nation will hold investigations on war crimes reported during the last 19 days, Divaina newspaper reports According to the Pro government newspaper Diviana UN investigation panel appointed by the UNHRC commissioner will hold investigations on war crimes reported since 1st to 19th May, 2009, when more than 40,000 Tamil Civilians were killed by the Sri Lankan forces in Mullivaikal. Pro government newspaper Diviana  says that the panel will never pay their attentions for war crimes committed by the LTTE within the past 30 years. The UN panel focuses to investigate death of 16 LTTE leaders including Pulithevan and Nadesan who were the first to surrender with white flag after UN negotiated the surrender. Pro government Sinhala newspaper […]

Lanka slams Pillay, confident of Zeid

15th August 2014 // 0 Comments

The Government today slammed the outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay and expressed confidence in the new High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein. The Ministry of External Affairs said Pillay, who is scheduled to leave office at the end of this month, is making public pronouncements to the media on an investigation which has commenced only recently, and is a clear indication of personal bias. “It is evidence of an attempt to influence the investigation process and make it follow a preconceived trajectory. She refers in her statement to a wealth of information outside Sri Lanka. This is the same wealth of information that she has tended to refer to in the past, justifying it to be from credible […]

2 kilos of heroin of 11 kilos haul, sold while in police custody

15th August 2014 // 0 Comments

(Lanka-e-News- 13.Aug.2014, 4.30PM) Sri Lanka is indeed a Rajapakse miracle in the making ! Believe it or not , 2 kilos of the total heroin haul of 11 kilos that was taken into custody by the Borella police on July 15 th , had been sold to a heroin dealer by the police itself . After this was trapped red handed , in order to save the police higher ups , two subordinate police officers were put forward as pawns , produced in court , and were bailed out.It is learnt that infamously famous senior DIG Anura Senanayake is at the bottom of this heroin deal conspiracy, according to reports reaching Lanka e news inside information division. Though 11 kilos of heroin were taken into […]

MaRa’s commission to probe disappearances – one expert is Gadaffi’s lawyer

15th August 2014 // 0 Comments

(Lanka-e-News- 14.Aug.2013, 8.30PM) It has now come to light that the three so called international specialists appointed to the Presidential commission of the Rajapakse regime to inquire into those who disappeared during the war are winners of trophies in the field of saving the incriminated guilty superiors at the expense of the innocent inferiors. One of the so called specialists is a notorious individual who came forward to rescue the dictator Gaddafi during the Libyan political upheaval . These appointments have been made in order to save the President who is the defense minister and Gota the defense secretary against whom there are grave war crime charges, and to fasten those charges on a number of seniors of the forces , Mangala Samaraweera M.P.exposed.A former […]

The UN Investigation Into Human Rights In Sri Lanka; Its Legal Basis, Nature And Scope

15th August 2014 // 0 Comments

By Friday Forum – A UN investigation into allegations of violations of human rights in Sri Lanka is about to commence. As an aid to public discussion, Friday Forum sets out below information to help the general public understand the legal basis, origin, nature and scope of this inquiry Frequently Asked Questions on the UN Human Rights Council Resolution (2014) on Sri Lanka 1. WHAT is the Human Rights Council? The Human Rights Council (HRC) is the main inter-governmental body within the United Nations that is responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights worldwide. Under the UN Charter (which is like the Constitution of the UN), promoting and encouraging respect for human rights for all without discrimination is a major purpose of the UN (Article 1.3).  The HRC and all other human rights institutions and procedures within the UN have been […]

TNA Leadership With War Crimes Evidence

15th August 2014 // 0 Comments

Who Oils Or Massages Ellalan Rajah? By Unoiled Thamilan – (Response to ‘Don’t Trust The Colombo TNA Leadership With War Crimes Evidence’ in Colombo Telegraph) I was so impressed when I read the article titled “Don’t Trust The Colombo TNA Leadership With War Crimes Evidence”, written under the obvious pseudonym ‘Ellalan Rajah’, in the Colombo Telegraph. By impressed, I mean that I marvelled at how the Rajapaksa regime is now able to get mercenaries to pose off as Tamil rights activists online, to work and campaign to deprive the Tamils of and in Sri Lanka the opportunity to properly and effectively fight for their grievances. In this instance, it is attempted to ‘plug’ through discouragement, an avenue for Tamils to effectively canvass the UNHCR. To me (and […]

President seeks permanent solution on fishing

15th August 2014 // 0 Comments

President Mahinda Rajapaksa expressed concerns about the impact the fishing issue is having on both the lives of fishermen and the environment and expressed the need for a permanent solution. The President said this when he met the High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka Y.K. Sinha at Temple Trees today, the President’s office said. Sinha expressed his appreciation for the President’s gesture to release Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody on the occasion of India’s Independence Day that is celebrated tomorrow. The Indian High Commissioner also briefed the President on the Indian CEO’s Forum that is set to take place this week in line with Indian Independence Day celebrations in Sri Lanka. When the President pointed out that there are quite a number of […]

Haphazard issuance of licences led to doctor’s death – GMOA

15th August 2014 // 0 Comments

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) President Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya yesterday blamed the Private Health Services Regulatory Council (PHSRC) for issuing a licence to the Beauty Clinic at Visakha Road Bambalapitiya hastily. That had caused the untimely death of Dr. Mrs. P. A. Priyangi, he said. Addressing the media Dr. Padeniya said that the GMOA had been campaigning for ridding the country of quacks but no tangible action had been taken by the authorities concerned so far. To perform any kind of operation there should be a consultant anaesthetist, required medical staff and a well-equipped theatre, but at the particular clinic, none of those requisites had been at hand, he said. Dr. Padeniya said that the then Provincial Health Director Dr. Amal Harsha de Silva […]

Sri Lanka Air force kills 61 school children and wounds 129 in Vallipunam on the 14 August 2006

14th August 2014 // 0 Comments

Sri Lankan Police Constables and Intelligence officers have threatened and harassed the relatives and families of missing persons not to appear in front of the Presidential Commission on Missing Persons They even went to the extent of telling the people that there will be no use in appearing in front of the SLPC.  http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=37339 Rev Rayappu Joseph has expressed his frustration that the police cannot be trusted and there is no law and order in Sri Lanka. He speaks in the sound cloud on the matter. In this sun cloud a few other tubes, where Chief Minister Wigneswaran speaks. Ananthi came in another tube where she gave a full account of her experiences in Mullivaaykkal and how she surrendered her husband to the army. Don’t think […]

Sri Lanka Air force kills 61 school children and wounds 129 in Vallipunam on the 14 August 2006

14th August 2014 // 0 Comments

One of the Worst Terrorist carried out by the Sri Lankan state terrorists was this.Sencholai children Masscare by Srilanka sencholai malargal produced by Multi Screen Entz …in the Shadow of a Ceasefire Sri Lanka Air force kills 61 school children and wounds 129 in Vallipunam,  14 August 2006 [TamilNet, August 14, 2006 04:15 GMT]  Also in Streaming Video ஓ….எங்கள் குரல் கேட்கிறதா ?. Thambirasa Lakiya (17), Mahalingam Vensidiyoola (17), Thuraisingam Sutharsini (17), Nagalingam Theepa(19), Thambirasa Theepa (19), Thirunavukkarasu Niranjini (18), Raveenthirarasa Ramya (18), Kanapathipillai Nanthini (18), Vijayabavan Sinthuja (18), Naguleswaran Nishanthini (17),  Tharmakulasingam Kemala (19), Arulampalam Yasothini (18) Muthaih Indra (18), Murugaiah Arulselvi (18), Sivamoorthy Karthikayini (18), Santhanam Sathyakala (20) Kanagalingam Nirupa (17), Kanagalingam Nirusa (17), Navaratnam Santhakumari (18), Nagalingam Kokila(19), Sivamayajeyam Kokila, Shanmugarasa Paventhini, Balakrishnan Mathani (18), […]

Merseyside firefighter to treat survivors of Sri Lanka civil war

14th August 2014 // 0 Comments

But Ms Crilly needs to raise £1,250 to fund her accommodation, training and food for the trip. A Merseyside firefighter is set to fly to Sri Lanka to help deal with the aftermath of the country’s 26-year civil war. Claire Crilly, 27, from Mossley Hill, will spend 12 weeks in country. The psychology and health sciences graduate will work in the community and in psychiatric hospitals to treat sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – a common illness among survivors of the conflict. Ms Crilly said: “The impact of 26 years of civil war between July 1983 and May 2009 has left the economy, environment and population of this country in hardship. “My degree is in psychology and health sciences and I have a particular interest […]

Mock Funeral for Racist Swamy Ahead of SL Military Meeting

14th August 2014 // 0 Comments

Activists of Periyar Sindanaiyalargal Iyyakkam attempted to stage a mock funeral procession, protesting against anti Tamil BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s proposed participation in a military conference in Sri Lanka next week. Swamy has been accused of receiving free holidays from his associate Rajapakshe to help him cover the killing of thousands of Tamil civilians. Swamy a Hindu bramin thinks and treats that he is of upper class and the Tamil community are untouchables. He fells Trade with Sri Lanka is more important than killing of Tamil civilians. Nearly 50 activists of the outfit assembled near the Singaravelar statue with a “paadai” and an effigy of Swamy on it along with the BJP flags. The activists were seen beating it with chappals. Police stopped them when […]

Int’l experts hired to save MR, GR – Mangala

14th August 2014 // 0 Comments

by Shamindra Ferdinando The UNP yesterday alleged that the appointment of the International Advisory Council (IAC) was an exercise to save President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya from an international war crimes tribunal. UNP media head, MP Mangala Samaraweera who is also a member of the Leadership Council of the party claimed that the IAC headed by British national Sir Desmond de Silva was spearheading a project to save the Rajapaksas at the expense of couple of senior military officers who led the campaign against the LTTE. Matara District MP was addressing the media at UNP headquarters, Sirikotha. Citing several examples, including the involvement of IAC member, Sir Geoffrey Nice with one-time Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, Samaraweera predicted that the panel […]

Police Supported The Buddhist Monk Mob: Lawyers Collective

14th August 2014 // 0 Comments

A group of senior legal practitioners have expressed concern over Police inaction in failing to stop the intimidation levelled against families of those disappeared during the war by a group of Rajapaksa supporters and extremist Buddhist monks, during a meeting that was held on Monday afternoon in Colombo. Conveners of the Lawyers Collective – Lal Wijenayake, Chandrapala Kumarage and JC Weliamuna in a joint statement yesterday have noted that despite the large contingent of Police present at the scene including senior Police officers, steps were not taken to maintain peace by removing or arresting the criminal trespassers. They in fact have accused the Police of appearing to support the mob attempts to disrupt the meeting as they had requested the organizers of the meeting to call off […]

The Genocidal Human Catastrophe In Gaza And The Barefaced Hypocrisy Of The Rajapaksa Regime

14th August 2014 // 0 Comments

By Surendra Ajit Rupasinghe – The stand taken on the recent genocidal catastrophe in Gaza by the External Affairs Ministry of the Rajapakse Regime is revealing in its barefaced hypocrisy. There is no reference to the cause of national liberation and self-determination of the Palestinian nation. There is no outright condemnation of the carpet bombing, including civilian and refugee populations, and the ground invasion by the occupying forces of the Zionist-Fascist State of Israel, which have caused immense human dislocation and suffering, and catastrophic destruction of social infrastructure, including schools, hospitals, power stations and water supply. There is no condemnation of the role of US imperialism which has backed up the Zionist State to the tune of 130 billion, and which functions as the frontline outpost of […]

‘Commission On Missing Persons’ Suggest Denial Of Truth On Part Of Those Who Appointed It: Bishop Rayappu

14th August 2014 // 0 Comments

Bishop of Mannar, Rev. Rayappu Joseph has declined the invitation to make a submission before the Commission on Missing Persons that recently held sittings in Mannar, citing his lack of faith in domestic mechanisms to resolve serious injustices that Tamil people have faced over the years.   In a letter to the Commission that held sittings in Mannar between August 8 -11, the Bishop has stated that he decided not to make any representation as he has grown weary of domestic mechanisms in resolving serious injustices that Tamil people have faced over the period of war, prior to it and after its end. He has pointed out that although several other similar Commissions were set up, there has not been even a shred of evidence to indicate […]

Rajapaksa reminds us of Saddam Hussein!

14th August 2014 // 0 Comments

The 5th President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein was a ruthless dictator of Iraq from 1979 until 2003. He ruled Iraq with brutality, using fear and terror to stay in power. Saddam used chemical weapons against Kurds in Iraq, including gassing the Kurdish town of Halabja killing 5,000 in March 1988. Iraqi citizens were not allowed to assemble legally unless it was to express support for the government. Police checkpoints in Iraq prevented ordinary citizens from travelling across the country without government permission.  Rajapaksa was also 5th elected Executive President of Sri Lanka, used chemical weapons in the war, especially during the last stage of the war, killing thousands. Freedom of expression is denied by harassment and many media workers have been killed. Every meeting, assembly […]

UNHCR alarmed as Sri Lanka extends deportation to families outside detention

14th August 2014 // 0 Comments

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. UNHCR is alarmed that recent deportations of asylum-seekers from Sri Lanka are growing in size and scope despite international calls to stop sending them back to a place where their lives could be in danger. In all, 88 Pakistanis have been sent home since August 1. Initially, the deportees were men who had been placed into detention. Now, we are seeing whole families being deported. The first case happened on August 3 when a detained man was sent back to Pakistan, followed two days later by his wife and daughter, picked up from their home. A family of six was sent back last Saturday, followed by another couple […]

India is committed to assist Sri Lanka

14th August 2014 // 0 Comments

The Indian Government says it remains committed to assist Sri Lanka in its endeavours of rehabilitation, reconstruction and reconciliation. India’s High Commissioner to Sri Lank Y. K. Sinha today thanked Sri Lanka for the support extended by the Government of Sri Lanka in ensuring the smooth implementation of Indian projects in Sri Lanka. He noted that while India has always extended its hand of friendship and cooperation to Sri Lanka, the nature of India’s assistance has evolved and expanded since the end of the armed conflict in 2009. India and Sri Lanka share a dynamic and multifaceted bilateral relationship that is rooted in close social, economic, cultural, educational, religious ties and people-to-people interactions. “The relationship has now blossomed to encompass all areas of contemporary relevance. As Sri […]

Women prisoners stripped naked: Counsel

13th August 2014 // 0 Comments

Counsel appearing for 13 women including two Thai nationals informed Colombo Additional Magistrate A.M. Shabdeen that his clients were stripped naked and checked by non-prison guards in the remand prisons. Counsel Gunartne Wanninayake said massage clinic was operating on a licence issued by the Ayrurvedic Commissioner and functioned under the supervision of a qualified Ayurvedic physician.He said one of those arrested was not an employee but had visited to the clinic to undergo beauty culture therapy.Meanwhile Counsel Susantha De Gunawardena appearing for the Ayurvedic Commissioner said he intervened in the case to assist the proceedings. He said he was not noticed by court but was intervening in the case on a request by the first suspect.Magistrate Shahbdeen asked the woman prison guard who was in charge […]

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