23rd July 2014

Publish The Report On Five Trinco Student Killings Immediately – Liberal Party

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The Liberal Party in a statement to commend the government on expanding the scope of the Presidential Commission on Disappearances, has urged the publication of the Udalagama Report and for swift action to be implemented on its findings on the killing of five students in Trincomalee in 2006. Liberal Party General Secretary, Kamal Nissanka in his statement has praised President Rajapaksa on expanding the scope of the Commission on Disappearances pointing out although it has been worded in a ‘circumspect and circumlocutory fashion’. “It fulfills the long expressed need for an internal need into possible violations of law during the conflict,” he states. Nissanka has also interpreted the move as the President commends President’s determination to continue with the South African initiative despite Government Minister Wimal Weerawansa’s vehement objections against it. “The […]

Navy Raping Tamil Children; Impunity Promoted By Rajapaksa Regime Has Made Sri Lankans Akin To Slaves: AHRC

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Denial of justice to two female children that were raped by Navy personnel attached to the Karainagar camp, has made it starkly clear that there is no difference between slaves and people of Sri Lanka, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) states. In a statement issued on the lackdiasical manner in which the investigation and the Court cases concerning the rapes of the 11 year and nine year old girls by Navy personnel were carried out, the AHRC notes that it is a reflection of the absence of a public judicial system in Sri Lanka. It notes that the parents of the 11 year old girl who was abducted and raped by seven Navy personnel, had been threatened and are presently living in fear. The AHRC therefore […]

Tamils from UK and Europe will be congregating in Glasgow to drive Rajapaksa

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 Protest against Rajapaksha’s visit to Commonwealth games in Scotland. By Visvanathan The opening ceremony for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games will be held today, 23 July 2014. Tamils from UK and Europe will be congregating in Glasgow  to drive Rajapaksa, the honourable guest for the games, out of the stadium. Please read. The tubes at the bottom are in Tamil. While the Sri Lankan government officials remain tight-lipped on President Rajapaksa’s participation at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland on July 23, Tamils in the UK are busy organising a demonstration opposite the Stadium. The Tamil Youth Organisation in UK has asked Tamils to gather at Barrowfield Street, Glasgow on at 3.30pm on the day of the opening ceremony. They have arranged 30 centres […]

Land Grab Continues Unabated

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These are two links on land grabs in the Tamil Homeland. The International Community should have realised the consequences of helping Rajapaksa to defeat the Tamil Tigers. The TNA will have to work to end land grabs, and also the rape of 2 children in the island. The Tamils there are helpless to bring  the culprits to justice. The case will have to be handled by TNA lawyers. Please read the two links below. They are actually 4 links; even the titles are links. 21.07.14 Struggle against genocidal military land-grab inte.. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=37308 22.07.14 Protesting mother exposes occupying SL military’s .. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=37309 Regards, Visvanathan

Visas to UN team refused

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India has refused to grant visas to the United Nations team appointed by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, to probe the alleged human rights violations during the last seven years of three-decade-long conflict in Sri Lanka, according to a report in Sri Lanka. It is understood that India and four other South Asian countries stand united in expressing their objection to the UN probe mandated by a resolution adopted at UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session in Geneva last March. Prathiba Mahana-mahewa, commissioner of the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission, revealed in Colombo that India had rejected visas to the investigation committee to conduct the probe, Sri Lankan national news agency Lankapuvath reported Tuesday. The investigation team of three members appointed by […]

Anatomy of an Anti-Tamil Pogrom: Thirty-first Anniversary of “Black July” 1983.

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The underside of Black July by D.B.S. Jeyaraj “Shops, Banks, Offices and Restaurants in the Capital’s crowded City Centre and Main Streets being burnt while the Police look on. Thousands of houses ransacked and burnt, sometimes with women and children inside. Goon squads battering passengers to death in trains and on station platforms and, without hindrance, publicly burning men and women to death on the streets! Remand prisoners and political detainees in the country’s top prison being massacred.The armed forces joining in and sometimes organizing this pogrom against members of Sri Lanka’s two Sri Lankan minority communities. The nation’s President and top ranking cabinet members publicly justifying the pogrom!” – (Introductory Paragraph from “Sri Lanka” The holocaust and After” by C.R. Hensman writing under the pseudonym L. […]

South Africa taken for a ride by President Rajapaksa

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By S. V. Kirubaharan, France The present desperate situation of Rajapaksa’s regime has compelled it to seek the friendship of some popular and powerful countries. They have tried everywhere from NEWS – North, East, West and South, but are unable to find the right ones. They have found China, Cuba, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, Venezuela, etc., but these are in the same boat as the Rajapaksa regime, on human rights, war crimes or crimes against humanity. If we summarise the recent foreign visits by President Rajapaksa and his Minister of External Affairs, Prof G. L. Peiris, we see that they cover a very small circle of powerless countries – Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Maldives, Seychelles, etc. Among the countries whose friendships were sought […]

Sri Lanka: Was it a Genocide?

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Paper No. 5748 Dated 21-Jul-2014 by Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were one of the most advanced militant groups in the world listed as the world’s greatest terrorist threat by the United States (U.S.) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) ahead of Al-Qaeda1.A lot has been made out of the destruction of the LTTE and end of the civil war in Sri Lanka ending in a bloody scene for civilians in the early months of 2009. However, the question which lingers in the minds of the international community is was the final stage a “genocide” under the cannons of international law? To answer this, there is the following international legislature and customary international law we must examine: 1. The 1948 Geneva […]

Another 100 kilos from Pakistan the main hub of heroin

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 Needed: An all-out war on drugs stock of 100kg heroin worth Rs 700 million was confiscated by customs yesterday (21) at the Orugodawatte Customs compound. The stock was concealed within three paper moulding machines imported from Karachi, Pakistan. The Customs inspected the container because they closely monitor all shipments from Pakistan as the country is the main hub of heroin (brown sugar) trade in the region. Three suspects were arrested in connection with the incident, including the importer and two clearance officers, Customs Media Spokesman Leslie Gamini revealed. The three men are being kept in the custody of the Customs. All three arrested suspects are Sri Lankans and they are being further questioned so as to obtain more information on those who are engaged in […]

”Sri Lanka had never had an ethnic problem” says Stupid BJP Swamy

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GoSL in trouble because it reneged on promises Declaring that Sri Lanka had never had an ethnic problem, the former Union Minister Swamy declared that the ethnic issue here was nothing but a figment of British imagination. Swamy urged the Sri Lankan government to go on the offensive on the human rights front and not to give visas to Norwegians. Swamy said that India couldn’t compel Sri Lanka to implement the 13th Amendment though New Delhi took it up on numerous occasions. Had the Sri Lankan government fulfilled its commitments and addressed contentious issues it wouldn’t have been in crisis today  Subramanian Swamy receives $200000 from Sri Lankan … Lanka Should Ignore Tamil Nadu Dr Subramanian Swamy SUBRAMANIAN SWAMI IS A CIA AGENT ………WIKILEAKS Subramanian Swamy Dubbed ‘CIA Agent’ after […]