9th June 2015

SL Foreign Minister, Tamil Diaspora, TNA Mull Cooperation

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SL Foreign Minister, Tamil Diaspora, TNA Mull Cooperation COLOMBO: The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) met in London last weekend in the presence of the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, to discuss issues faced by Tamils in war-ravaged Sri Lanka. A joint press release issued by S.Surendiran of the GTF and M.A.Sumanthiran of the TNA, said on Monday that the GTF and TNA discussed ways in which the Tamil Diaspora’s “exceptional capacities and capabilities” could be employed in developing the war-torn Tamil areas of the island nation…………….  READ ALL Sri Lanka holds talks with Tamil diaspora in London Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera was also present during the dialogue, the country’s main Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance, said. Sri […]

Mahinda’s Minister playing the Racist card (Their only hope to get back to power!)

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Minister Mangala Samaraweera of  President Maithiri’s government in an attempt to make progress in post-war reconciliation with Tamils has held discussions with the Tamil diaspora in the UK. Wimal Weerawansa a ex Minister and a close associate of  Mahinda Rajapakshe who wanted to continue to stay in power used racists card to gain votes. There only hope was to play the racist card to get votes and wants Minister Mangala arrested. Some of the Ministers who had made millions by fraudulent transaction in Mahinda’s time are being questioned by the CID, Hence they are compelled to create problem and are trying to topple the current  government so they can getaway from their fraudulent activities.  Mahinda Rajapakshe is accused of War crime for killing more than […]

Sinhala Racist Ex Minister Wimal wants Mangala arrested over peace take with Tamils in London.

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 TNA, GTF, Mangala in confidence boosting talks in London The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) continued their informal dialogue over the last two days in London with various stakeholders to enhance confidence-building measures between all communities within and outside Sri Lanka. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera was also present at the discussions. Issuing a joint press statement yesterday, TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran and Suren Surendiran of the GTF noted that the need for constructive engagement by the Sri Lankan Diaspora was discussed at the meeting, including the needs of displaced people. “It was agreed that a further meeting will be called to present the requirements to various High Commissioners and Ambassadors based in Sri Lanka, with the aim to raise funds […]

Sri Lanka govt holds talks with Tamil diaspora in London

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RELATED NEWS Amnesty wants Lanka candidates to uphold human rights Sri Lanka seeks IMF and World Bank borrowings US warms up to Sri Lanka, says will assist new govt Sri Lanka President wishes for ethnic unity on Lankan New Year Sri Lanka ruling coalition forms govt in Uva province  Sri Lanka’s new government has held talks with Tamil diaspora groups in London, discussing at length needs of those displaced during the brutal war against the LTTE.  Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera was also present during the dialogue, the country’s main Tamil party Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said in a statement today, welcoming the move. “The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) continued their informal dialogue over the last two days in London with various stakeholders to enhance […]

Drug Pedalling in North is part of genocidal agenda – MP Sritharan

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Drug Pedalling in North is part of genocidal agenda – MP Sritharan The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Jaffna District Parliamentarian S. Sritharan, launching an anti narcotic campaign in Kilinochchi, described the penetration of drug pedalling in the Northern Province in recent years following the end of war in 2009, was part of a ‘ genocidal agenda’, to ruin the good values of the Northerners. Parliamentarian Sritharan was speaking at a meeting, organized by Civil Society representatives in Kilinochchi, on creating awareness over the dangerous effects of narcotics, last week. Several participants at the meeting pointed out the prevalence of drugs in the region and their helpless situation in seeking the assistance from the law enforcement officials in Kilinochchi. “In the post-war atmosphere, anti social activities […]

Gota can be arrested on other alleged offences – SC

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Gota can be arrested on other alleged offences – SC Except those included in FR petition The Court however bars IGP, CID, FCID from arresting him Nelka Medagedera The Supreme Court yesterday said that former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa could be arrested if there were allegations except the ones included in the Fundamental Rights petition filed by him. The Supreme Court further said other than those respondents mentioned in the petition viz IGP, Director CID and Director FCID, other officials could arrest him. The above statements were made by Justice Eva Wanasundara and Justice Sarath de Abrew with a view to clarify the interim order issued earlier preventing the arrest of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. Thus, other than the allegations mentioned in the petition, namely, the Avant […]

”No sane or level headed person will resort to such lowly acts like the Opposition” Asgiri Mahanayake

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At a time when a national government headed by the President and the Prime Minister is in operation, the action taken by a group of opposition MPs to table a No Confidence Motion against the Prime Minister can never be condoned, said Most Ven. Galagama Sri Aththadassi Mahanayake Thera of the Asgiriya Chapter. “No sane or level headed person will resort to such lowly acts like tabling a No Confidence Motion at a time like this,” Thera said. The country needs an opposition acting for the country’s progress without sheer greed for power, the Mahanayake Thera said. The prelate expressed these views when Plantation Industries Minister Lakshman Kiriella called on him at the temple in Kandy and received his blessings last morning. The Mahanayake Thera […]

Mangala violated PC by voting for Gay rights: Wimal

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Spotlight – The Sunday Leader Online  Wimal’s wife is alleged to have told victim she is aware of husband’s …non existing sleaze and scandal about those who do not subscribe to his views, … But when the young girl did visit the Weerawansa’s, she visited the  … The Biggest Con Artist Of Our Time | The Sunday Leader Wimal Weerawansa being introduced to Ban Ki-Moon in New York …them, can only function as he does because he not only has the blessings of …. The victimised girl in a hand written letter to President Mahinda Rajapakse on … enjoyed phone sex and nothing more and admitted to having an affair with a  … Wimal in trouble due to Shashi’s confession   Shashi Weerawansa was arrested […]

Wrongs Of The Past Can’t Undo Wrongs Of The Present

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Sri Lankan politicians have come believe that vile acts committed by them, however contemptible or illegal, is excusable and morally justifiable or even legal, if such acts have been committed by their rival political rivals on them when their opponents were power.  What did you do? Being a political observer for decades, we have seen leading ministers when their governments were accused by opposition members in parliament of gross crimes and other horrendous offences, thunder back in stentorian voices: What did you do in your time, (Thmausela ge kale mokaka da keruwe) to the thunderous applause of their colleagues. Parallels between then and now are attempted to be drawn and the accused (now in power) seem to be convinced of having absolved themselves of their […]