30th September 2014

Sri Lanka Commission for Missing Persons is a Joke – Proof

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 Refusing to Allow UN team to visit Sri Lanka – Cheating the World again! Young Tamil men and women are regularly taken in mysterious white vans, tortured, raped and sometime killed, while they are in custody. Tamils are forced out of their homes and lands and made to live in open fields and in barbed wired camps. Food and medicine are regularly denied to Tamils and they are a let to die of starvation and diseases. The Commission for Missing Persons organised by the Sri Lankan government is more interested in livestock than people, said Northern Provincial Councillor Thurairasa Ravikaran. The commission has so far received more than 19,000 complaints of involuntary disappearance and has interviewed almost 1,300 affected families. It has had six sittings in the North Eastern Tamil-speaking districts […]

‘Form Team to Probe SL Disappearances’

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MULANGAVIL: The Presidential Commission on Disappearances and War Crimes (DWC) has asked President Mahinda Rajapaksa to establish an Investigating Team to help it pursue cases of alleged involuntary disappearance in the country. Talking to a group of news persons at a sitting of the commission in Mulangavil in North West Sri Lanka on Sunday, the panel chairman, Justice Maxwell Paranagama, said that the charge that persons had disappeared after they had surrendered to the army or after crossing army-held territory, needs to be investigated by a competent agency. “I have put in a request for  such a team to the President, but have not got a response so far,” Paranagama said. Asked who might head the proposed the Investigating Team, he said that it would […]

A diaspora worth more than US$ 35 billion prevented from investing in SL

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Mario Andree, reporting from Jaffna Land issues preventing Diaspora from investing in SL Ceylon Finance Today: Many expatriates who are already in Sri Lanka raised land issues claiming that the diaspora who was interested to invest in the country looked away due to being unable to purchase land. A businessman, an expatriate, who has invested in a hotel project in Jaffna, said that there were land right issues in the country which did not allow the diaspora to purchase land due to the decision taken in 2010. Highlighting the opportunities available for Sri Lanka to capture the US$ 35 billion diaspora, he told Minister of Investment Promotion Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena that many interested expatriates looked away due to being unable to purchase land. He requested the Minister […]

Rajapaksa Told “No” To Sri Lanka High Commissioner Nonis

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa has persuaded Chris Nonis, the Sri Lanka High Commissioner in the UK to continue in his post although he got mercilessly assaulted by Sajin Vass Gunawardena, Monitoring MP for the External Affairs Ministry. He had told Nonis that he will take strong action against Gunawardena but other sources told Colombo Telegraph this was a ploy. “He will not take any action against Sajin Vass because he does all his dirty work,” said an External Affairs Ministry source in Colombo. With the face swollen from a slap, Nonis has left London for Birmingham to attend the Conservative Party annual conference. Among those he is expected to meet there is Opposition Leader,Ranil Wickremesinghe. Vass Gunawardena and Kshenuka Seneviratne are now known to be very close friends. That is how he gives orders […]