12th May 2014

No Wise Country Celebrates Killing of it’s 40,000 Minority Civilians

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 No Wise Country Celebrates Killing of it’s 40,000 Minority Civilians, but Sri Lanka is ruled by Rajapaksha Family. No wise country celebrates war victory after a civil war. The American Civil War is not celebrated as the victory of the North versus the South where 600,000 Americans died.  After the battle of Gettysburg President Abraham Lincoln made his famous Gettysburg address.  He went out of the way to show that it was a common victory.  Unfortunately in Sri Lanka, the political leadership indulged and continues to indulge in triumphalism celebrating the victory over the LTTE.” says the National Peace Council. Issuing a statement NPC today calls for religious observances islandwide in memory of all those who lost their lives during the war and restoration of normality for war-affected displaced […]

JVP condemns ban on commemoration of Killing of Tamil Civilians by Army

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 The military is planning a parade on May 18 in Matara to commemorate the victory over the rebels and killing of more than 40,000 Tamil Civilians. The Frontline Socialist Party (FLSP) has condemned the closure of the Jaffna University for a week starting from today and the government’s alleged ban on any programmes to commemorate the LTTE cadres killed during the North East conflict. The politburo of the FLSP, in a statement released to the media yesterday, said that banning of commemorations had been effected on the grounds that such programmes would be detrimental to the ethnic harmony and would promote separatism. However, the move had deprived the Tamil people of their right to commemorate the loss of their loved ones, it said. “Hundreds of […]

Sister Angela’s mission among women victims of Sri Lanka’s civil war

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by Melani Manel PereraOn Thursday, the Good Shepherd nun will be 80. She spoke to AsiaNews about the last years of her life, which she dedicated “almost by accident” to families in northern Sri Lanka, an area affected by the country’s ethnic conflict. Colombo (AsiaNews) – For Sister Angela Fernando, the mission she undertook among the victims of Sri Lanka’s civil war in Sri Lana means “allowing everyone to experience the great love of God and Mary.” Next Thursday, the nun from the Congregation of the Good Shepherd will celebrate her 80th birthday. However, the past few years have been the most “intense” in her life, she toldAsiaNews. Her mission, which frequently brought her to northern Sri Lanka, especially to the north-eastern district of Mullaithivu, began […]

Victoria raped while unconscious?

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Girlfriend of murdered British national Khuram Shaikh’s girlfriend – Victoria Alexandrovna might not remember being raped as she was unconscious when the incident took place, Dr. Dhammi Lewishewa of the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital said. The doctor was speaking when the murder case of British national Khuram Shaikh was taken up today (May 12) before Colombo High Court judge Rohin Walgama. Dr. Dhammi said the vicious bite marks on Victoria’s breasts reveal details of the rape. The injuries including tears, scratches and bruises seen on Victoria’s privates and thighs indicate that she was sexually harassed, Dr. Dhammi added. The injured Russian national was rushed for a surgery as she had a grave head injury, Dr. Dhammi further said.

Man murders wife for joining army, hangs himself

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A man has reportedly stabbed and killed his wife with a sharp object, for allegedly enlisting in the army, before committing suicide himself in the Wallipunam area in Mullaitivu. The murdered woman had recently enlisted in the Sri Lanka Army despite strong objections from her husband, which had led to countless arguments and squabbles between the two. However, last evening while the woman had returned home on leave, the husband had stabbed her to death with a sharp object and then committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree behind their residence, Ada Derana reporter said. The couple are said to be the parents of two children, a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old, while Pudukuduirippu Police are conducing further investigations.

Don’t Arrest SL Tamils: Rights Activists

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The arrest of 10 Sri Lankan Tamils, who fled the island nation following persecution, has evoked angry reactions from rights activists and Tamil outfits here. The 10 Lankan Tamils, including five children, who arrived in Dhanushkodi, were arrested under the Foreigners Act and sent to Puzhal Prison in Chennai on May 5. The refugees came in two batches. Many Tamils have sought asylum in India during the decades-old war between the LTTE  and the Lankan defence forces. After the war ended, about 20,000 Lankan Tamils returned to their homeland hoping for a peaceful life, after getting exit permission from the government of India. However, there was no end to the sufferings of Tamils on Lankan soil. Even five years after the end of civil war […]

Cocaine use in Britain so high it has contaminated our drinking water, report shows

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Report Claims Rampant Cocaine Use Is Contaminating British Water Supply Cocaine use in the UK is now so common that traces of the drug have contaminated the drinking water supply, a report has shown. In a study to assess the dangers from pharmaceutical compounds appearing in the water we drink, scientists discovered traces of cocaine after it had gone through intensive purification treatments. Experts from the Drinking Water Inspectorate found supplies contained benzoylecgonine, the metabolised form of the drug that appears once it has passed through the body. It is the same compound that is looked for in urine-based drug tests for cocaine. Steve Rolles, from the drug policy think tank Transform, told The Sunday Timesthat the findings were an indication of the scale of the […]

Exhibition Exposes Sri Lankan Human Rights Crisis

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Article by Garry Holliday The exhibition was launched on April 30 with a public meeting attended by 100 people. Guest speakers included Australian Tamil Congress chairperson Professor Raj Rajeswaran, federal Labor member for Fremantle Melissa Parke, WA Greens Senator Scott Ludlam and Tamil Refugee Council spokesperson Aran Myalvaganam. “Sri Lankan Genocide 2009” exhibition opening. Photo: Desiré Mallet (COLOMBO) – A three-day photo exhibition at Fremantle’s Victoria Hall brought the human rights crisis gripping Sri Lanka to a wider audience. “Sri Lankan Genocide 2009” exhibits images taken by various photographers documenting the months before and after the massacre of more than 40,000 Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan Army in May 2009. Event organiser and co-convener of Action for Human Rights In Tamil Eelam and Sri […]

Genocidal Sri Lanka, abettors, appropriate urbanisation of Eezham Tamils

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[TamilNet, Friday, 09 May 2014, 19:37 GMT]For nearly 500 years, the nation of Eezham Tamils has been denied of effective urbanisation of their own, by the successive colonial regimes of the Portuguese, Dutch and the British, who groomed Colombo as the only urban centre to politically and economically control the island. Genocidal Colombo’s Sinhala military and the abettors in New Delhi, Washington and Beijing now take away the Eezham Tamil right to urbanisation by building Sinhala military capitals in the so-called Palaali ‘High Security Zone’ and in Trincomalee. A nation that doesn’t have its own urban centres and control over infrastructure would be easily enslaved, commented an academic in Jaffna. Further observations by the academic in Jaffna:The occupying Sinhala military appropriating thousands of acres of land […]