27th October 2014

”Don’t Deal With Pro-LTTE TNA, deal with TULF” says Anandasangaree

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Veerasingham Anandasangaree , Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), has written to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, to say that they should talk to the TULF rather than the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), because the latter is nothing but a vestige of the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). He has pointed out that since the LTTE’s military decimation in May 2009, the TNA has been acting at the behest of the dominant pro-LTTE section of the Tamil Diaspora. In a letter dated October 18, 2014, Anandasangaree has told President Rajapaksa: “Your offer to abolish the Executive Presidency, if the TNA and the Tamil Diaspora are ready to stop working for separation and the establishment of […]

Will assault ‘mercilessly’ if you return to SL – Sajin warns Nonis

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Chris Nonis drank too, much, Sajin didn’t assault him! Will assault ‘mercilessly’ if you return to SL – Sajin warns Nonis Our politicians would make Machiavelli a minor miscreant – Pearl Thevanayagam Emergency dental surgery for Chris Nonis! Boss won’t sack me – Sajin Vaas! Scathing attacks by Sajin, Kshenuka on Nonis! Shenanigans of Kshenuka and beach boy diplomat Sajinat NY dinner – Pearl Thevanayagam Former Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK – Dr. Chris Nonis is anxious about returning to Sri Lanka after MP Sajin Vass Gunawardena had threatened to assault him if he ever set foot in the country, the ‘BBC Sandeshaya’ reports. Earlier, Dr. Nonis had said to BBC Sandeshaya he was assaulted by MP Sajin Vass Gunawardena during a dinner […]

Mass Poster Campaign Launched Against Commemoration Of Enforced Disappearances In Sri Lanka

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Human Rights organisations condemn a poster which has been exhibited in Sri Lanka attacking the enforced disappearances commemoration as a work of “dollar crows”.  ”This attack, by way of publicly exhibiting the posters of those concerned with the plight of their fellow men and women and labeling them as “dollar crows”, needs to be condemned as a barbaric attack. Attacking the commemoration of the dead is an attack on civilization itself.” said the Asian Human Rights Commission in a statement today. While calling upon the government to investigate and take legal action against those responsible for the illegal posters, the AHRC also urges the government to protect this commemorative meeting. We publish below the statement in full; Every year on the 27th of October a commemoration of the enforced […]

The Hidden Genocide Of Tamils In Sri Lanka

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By Thambu Kanagasabai –  There is much debate going on in various circles, Human Rights Organization, Politicians, and Lawyers including International community on the question of genocide. It has therefore become an important question and issue to analyze and make an opinion as to its applicability and consequent culpability for Sri Lankan Governments. GENOCIDE IS DEFINED IN THE UN GENOCIDE CONVENTION AS FOLLOWS; Any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy in whole or part of a national, ethnical, racial or religious group as such 1)      Killing members of the group or 2)      Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group or 3)      Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole […]

TNA’s Ananthi wants UN probe deadline extended, alleges military obstructing war crimes eyewitnesses

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By Shamindra Ferdinando Accusing the military of suppressing information as regards war crimes allegedly committed by the military during the last phase of the Vanni assault, Northern Provincial Councillor, Ananthy Sasitharan has urged Geneva-based Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to extend the deadline for the completion of the ongoing investigation. Ananthy has made her appeal to OHCHR through three senior external experts, namely Martti Ahtisaari, Silvia Cartwright and Asma Jahangir tasked to advise and support still unidentified war crimes investigation team. Her request was made on behalf of the five-party Tamil National Alliance (TNA) running Northern Provincial Council (NPC) administration. Her husband Elilan, a hardcore LTTE cadre disappeared during the last stage of the war. Since the conclusion of the war […]

Three Lankan held for abducting aspiring film director

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The Chennai city police on Friday arrested three persons, all Sri Lankan, on charges of kidnapping an aspiring film director, also a Lankan, and extorting money from him. Two more, Siva and Jeyendran, are yet to traced. The victim, Nirojan, (28), escaped from the kidnappers who had him locked up in a lodge, owned by one of them in Valasarawalkam on Friday after two days in captivity. The three arrested were Jagan (25), Ravindran (47) and Dinesh (21). Nirojan, who was living on Bajanai Koil Street in Vadapalani for the last seven years, had won an award for his short film, Mannum Sivandhadhu, and a hefty cash prize while he also worked as an assistant director on many Tamil films. He had got acquainted casually […]

I will expose more corruption by government: Minister Champika

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I will expose more corruption: Champika Energy Minister Champika Ranawaka said that he was prepared to expose more large scale frauds and corruption in detail, in the electricity and petroleum sectors involving billions of rupees. – See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/55165/i-will-expose-more-corruption-champika#sthash.a4AJhY75.dpuf Champika calls for prosecution of ‘white collar criminals’  Politics At Play – JHU The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) have been critical of the government’s course of action regarding the country’s economy but said that there was still a possibility of reviving the economy through proper planning. The JHU had recently handed over a set of proposals to President Mahinda Rajapaksa regarding certain changes that need to be made if the JHU is to remain with the Government. Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thera had earlier published a […]

Is This The Solution?

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The news that a group of monks, representing the Ravana Balaya raided the office of the Chairman, Foreign Employment Bureau (FEB) on October 16, questioning the Chairman on his failure to protect the Sri Lankan migrant labour force in the Middle East,  begs the question “Is this the solution?” . The Convener of the Ravana Balaya, Ven. Ittakande Saddhatissa Thera, claimed that our labour force in the Middle East are ill-treated, harassed, sexually and physically abused on a daily basis and claims the Chairman of the FEB, Mr Amal Senalankadhikara is responsible. It is very true that all these allegations of abuse are true if not for all the migrant workers, for at least some. The simplest solution will be to stop our women from going to […]

Unlawful And Unconstitutional Alienation Of Land

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By M.A. Sumanthiran – The Bill that has been presented in the preamble says that first, it is in furtherance of the development policies being promoted by the Government and in the backdrop of a globally integrated environment that it is deemed expedient and necessary to ensure the prudent use of land which is a limited resource. Now this ideal is most welcome and the Bill as a whole, or at least in the direction that it moves, is a welcome one. But there are several inadequacies in this; several shortcomings in this. During the course of my speech I will endeavour to identify some of those. The second preamble talks about the National Policy: “and whereas it is the National Policy to regulate the […]