19th August 2014

Mahinda appoints two more puppets from India and Pakistan to cover up the War Crime

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed two more international experts to the international panel of experts advising the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons in Sri Lanka, the President’s Office said.Accordingly, an Indian human rights activist, Prof. Avdhash Kaushal and Pakistan Law expert Ahmer B.Soofi have been appointed to the panel, the President tweeted. Pakistan and India have helped Mahinda to kill more than 40,000  Tamils in month of May 2009 alone and Sir Desmond de Silva who is a advisor appointed by Mahinda had already said that killing of 40,000 Tamils by the Sri Lankan security forces cannot be called a war crime. In July, the President appointed three eminent persons of international repute-British lawyers Desmond de Silva and Geoffrey Nice and U.S. […]

BJP told to explain Mahinda’s pet Swamy in Lanka

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The Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President B S Gnanadesikan on Tuesday asked the Centre to clarify in what capacity did BJP leader Subramanian Swamy visited Sri Lanka recently, the Press Trust of India reported. While welcoming dialogue with Sri Lanka to facilitate the post war rehabilitation and resettlement of Tamils there, the TNC chief wondered on what capacity the BJP leader had called on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksha recently. “The Central government must clarify. On what capacity did Subramanian Swamy go to Sri Lanka ? What is his status?” he said. Mr. Gnanadesikan was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of birth anniversary celebrations of freedom fighter Sathyamurthi and Congress leader GK Moopanar at the party headquarters in Chennai. Referring to the alleged arrest […]

Mahinda Rajapaksha says NO to devolve powers to Tamils.

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The Indian Government had over the weekend said it wants to see police powers devolved to the Tamil provinces in Sri Lanka according to the countries constitution. But the President Mahinda had said NO to implement the countries constitution in full which gives some rights to the minority Tamil community. In May 2009 more than 40,000 Tamil civilians were killed by the Sri Lankan forces which made Sinhala leader receive more Sinhala votes. He intend to not to give equal rights to the  Tamil community hence receive the Sinhala support. President is closely associated with the Sinhala extremist groups which wants Sri Lanka to be another Burma. India said it has followed a principled approach towards the situation in Sri Lanka, especially in respect of […]

Minister Mervyn Says Monk Gnanasara Thera Wears Saffron Robe To Earn Money

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Minister of Public Relations and Public Affairs Mervyn Silva has vehemently criticized the Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera saying the latter is wearing the ’Buddha Robe’ only to earn money. The Minister, speaking to reporters,  said people like Gnanasara Thera were nowhere to be seen during the time of war.  He also added that the BBS organization has come out of the shell after the government ended the thirty year long conflict. Mervin Silva accused the BBS monks of chasing after the virtual needs of fame, glory and wealth in the name of Buddhism which encourages people to let go of all worldly needs. Furthermore, the Minister stated that the likes of Gnanasara Thera use the reputation and respect the saffron robe […]

UN expert Rita Izsak wants unlawful Sri Lanka deportations to end

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(WNN/UNNC) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: United Nations human rights experts have expressed their grave concern over the detentions and forced deportations of Pakistani asylum seekers in Sri Lanka back to their homeland where violent attacks against religious minorities have spiked in recent years. “States must guarantee that every single asylum claim is individually assessed with due process and in line with international law,” according to press releaseissued by UN Special Rapporteurs on minority issues, Rita Izsák, and on freedom of religion and belief, Heiner Bielefeldt. They called on the Government of Sri Lanka to comply with the principle of non-refoulement (no-forced-returns) when there is a credible potential threat against an individual and to stop the deportations immediately in order to allow the completion of […]

TNA asks UN to probe atrocities under SLFP, UNP govts since 1974

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By Shamindra Ferdinando The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has urged the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to expand its ongoing inquiry to investigate atrocities committed by successive governments against Tamil speaking people since 1974. The UN recently launched the inquiry under the supervision of British national Sandra Beidas, formerly with the London headquartered Amnesty International. In a letter dated August 17 addressed to outgoing UNHRC Chief Navanethem Pillay 33 members of the TNA-run Northern Provincial Council (NPC) as well as the UPFA controlled Eastern Provincial Council (EPC) have asked the UN agency to ascertain whether Sri Lanka committed genocide. They have requested the UNHRC to set up investigation in Tamil Nadu due to Sri Lanka’s refusal to cooperate with the UN investigation. The […]

Sri Lanka refuses entry to UN war crimes investigators

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 Sri Lanka will not grant visas to UN investigators probing war crimes allegedly committed during the island’s decades-long separatist conflict, President Mahinda Rajapakse said Tuesday. Related Stories Palestinians say UN probe will prove Israel war crimes AFP Pillay: Israel, Hamas committing war crimesAssociated Press Israel weighing how to deal with UN war probeAssociated Press Sri Lanka again delays dig at suspected Muslim mass grave AFP U.N. names panel to investigate war crimes in Gaza; Israel slams it Reuters Sri Lanka has refused to accept the authority of the UN Human Rights Council, which voted in March to investigate allegations that the military killed 40,000 civilians in the final months of the separatist war in 2009. But it is the first time that Rajapakse has said UN investigators will […]

There is no systematic process of consultation in North and East

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By Rajiva Wijesinha – A Presidency Under Threat – Political and Administrative Units An opposition member noted that recently there had been much speculation in the corridors of Parliament about the manner in which funds were being allocated for development. I had realized something unusual was going on, because during Reconciliation meetings in the North I had been told about massive amounts being made available to individual Members of Parliament. I had not received anything myself, and indeed had to ask for the Rs 5 million that has been given each year to all Members of Parliament. I was particularly keen to have this available, because it was only recently that I realized that no one else spent even a modicum of what I did in the […]

BBS raps Mervyn

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Minister Mervyn Silva should correct himself first before making allegations against others, the General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera said today.“We would like to invite Minister Silva to set himself right and then to correct his son instead of accusing others,” the Thera told a news conference as a response to a question posed by media.Earlier, during a meeting with the Mahanayakes Minister Silva had criticised the language used by BBS monks in the recent past. The Thera said that they knew how to approach and use language suitable for different factions.“We know which language to use when talking to humans, gods and criminals,” he said. “There have been court jesters like Andere by the side of Kings in history. They […]