13th May 2015

Father found hanging as bodies of teenage daughters and their mother are found nearby

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A father has been found hanging near a reservoir after the bodies of his two teenage daughters and their mother were found in a property nearby. Police were called to Grove Road in Chadwell Heath, east London, at 1.10pm yesterday. After forcing their way in, they found the bodies of the mother, believed to be aged 37, and two daughters, believed to be aged 13. Police at Grove Road, Chadwell Heath Credit: PA The 45-year-old father, who was missing from the address, was found hanging in Woodford Reservoir in Walthamstow, north east London, early this morning. Post-mortem examinations are being carried out but police said the bodies of the female victims had no signs of visible injuries. Police stand outside a flat in Grove Road, […]

Tamil nation remembers Mullivaikal massacre

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Posted by www.telo.org on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 ·  In commemorative events across the North-East and the world, the Tamil nation marked 6 years since the massacre of tens of thousands at the end of the armed conflict on May 18th 2009. present Northern Provincial Council member M. K. Sivajilingam together with a group of people have held a Remembrance events took place yesterday (12) in memory of tens of thousands who died in the war, at mullivaikkal in Mullaitivu in 2009 in the final war. Residents of Mullaitivu said that the commemoration function was held on the beach close to where the Fara 03 ship was anchored. A group of NPC members of the Northern Provincial Council T. Ravikaran, Antony Northern Provincial Council member M. K. […]

UK’s Sri Lankan Candidates & Distasteful Crusade Of The Constrained Media

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By Rajasingham Jayadevan – It is unhealthy news reporting in the Sunday Island datelined 10 May 2015. The news headline ‘Two pro-LTTE Conservative MPs defeated in British poll. Only one candidate of Lankan origin romps home’ spoke of the unpleasant crusade of the constrained media. The news is clearly a cheap media spin, to continue with the never ending anti campaign between Sri Lankan Diaspora communities in the UK. Having engaged in the election campaign from the dissolution of the House of commons for the election on 8 May 2015, and knowing the intricacies of the campaign process, the mischievous whirl in the Sunday Island appears to be an effort to continue with the age old agenda to embroil in propping up animosity without reporting […]

Woman pleads not to send her to Lanka

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A Sri Lankan woman in Cromer, England, who claimed she was raped and then tortured with cigarettes by security forces in Sri Lanka has pleaded with the Home Office not to send her back, the Eastern Daily Press reported. Her husband said he escaped from the soldiers after being shot and wounded and came to Cromer in 1998. The alleged victim recently joined her husband in the seaside town. The couple’s background was revealed at an Immigration and Asylum Tribunal in Birmingham. The woman appealed against a Home Office decision to deport her back to Sri Lanka after rejecting her application as an asylum seeker. John Smith, representing the Home Office, said they refused the woman’s application because she had been unreliable in making claims about her […]

‘Iron Lady of India’ Jayalalithaa – Relentless Defender Of Eelam Rights Back In The Saddle

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By Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah – We are on course Ladies and Gentlemen, the “Lady’ is back “victorious” and “stronger” than ever. I wrote about, “Jayalalithaa’s Incredible Tenacity“, in an article in theColombo Telegraph and many relished the thought of me eating humble pie when she was convicted of, what the charge described as amassing “disproportionate assets.” And later, I didn’t call her “The Formidable Jayalalithaa – Unrivalled Leader Of The Tamils“, for nothing! The Lady is not for turning! I said it once, I said it twice and I am saying it a third time! And I am right every time! Hear ye, hear ye, the incredible and formidable Jayalalithaa, the relentless defender of Eelam rights is back in the saddle. She will be sworn […]

Pakistan Ambassador in Geneva fought for Sri Lanka as if he was fighting for his own country!

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Sri Lanka today thanked Pakistan for the support extended at international forums in general and at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in particular. Pakistan together with China and Russia have consistently backed Sri Lanka at the UNHRC and voted against resolutions presented against the country and helped Sri Lankan forces kill the LTTE and the Tamil Community in thousands in 2009. President Maithripala Sirisena said not only the government of Sri Lanka but the entire nation is grateful to Pakistan for the enormous assistance provided to Sri Lanka to defeat the terrorists. Pakistan government was the largest arms supplier to Sri Lanka in 2009 and helped kill more than 40,000 Tamil Civilians in May 2009 alone. Since than they had been supporting Sri Lanka […]

May 13-19 as Tamil Genocide Week – Tamils NOT allowed to commemorate their relatives who died in the war!

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A few Tamil National Alliance (TNA) members of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) yesterday announced that the period May 13 to 19 would be marked as Tamil Genocide Week and began commemorating the dead with a function in Mullavaikkal in Mullaitivu District where the final battle was fought in 2009, a party member said. The Sri Lankan military 99% of Sinhala community defeated the (all are from Tamil community) LTTE on May 19 killing more than 40,000 Tamil Civilians in May 2009 alone. The Sri Lankan Army is accused of killing more than 1000 LTTE Leaders and their family members who surrendered with ‘White Flag’ after UN negotiated the surrender. May 19th is marked and celebrated as Victory Day in the south by the Sri Lankan […]

UK ready to investigate Sangakkara complaint

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The UK Home Office says it was ready to investigate a claim of rude treatment towards Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara by a border officer at London Heathrow Airport on May 8. “Back in London last night. Had a horrendous experience with a rude, patronising and extremely discourteous UK immigration officer,” Sangakkara wrote on twitter following the harrowing incident. Sangakkara, who traveled to the UK for the past 15 years, said it was the first instance he received rude treatment, suggesting it was an isolated incident. He went on to describe all the other border officers present as “lovely” on twitter. Yet the twitter comments set-off a firestorm of media reports over the incident. Today, a UK Home Office spokesman said border officers were expected to carry out […]

This Picture Of Mahinda Says Thousand Words

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By Shyamon Jayasinghe – “…. A world where black magic ruled and dark spirits and planets swayed the lives of men and women.” Readers, it will excite you to try and read this picture of Mahinda Rajapaksa. Try to gauge the character and mindset of the man who ruled Sri Lanka like a dictator for ten years and is now demanding more ruling time. Any of you noticed a most valuable piece written on MR’s character by Melbourne’s psychiatrist, Dr Prasad Mohotti, and published in the Colombo Telegraph? If you missed it go to archives and stretch it out. I will borrow some of Prasad’s ideas in getting this article together. Dr Prasad states that MR suffers from a narcissistic personality disorder.Narcissism means love for […]