6th October 2015

Ready to quit BJP if it helps Sri Lankan Tamils – Indian MP

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PMK MP Anbumani Ramadoss on Monday said he was ready to quit the BJP-led NDA alliance if his decision could help find a permanent solution to the problems of the Sri Lankan Tamils. Reacting to TNCC president E.V.K.S. Elangovan who asked why he was continuing in the NDA when India supported the “diluted” resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for a probe into the war crimes, Mr Anbumani said the Congress leader was only diverting the issue. “If it helps the Sri Lankan Tamils, I am ready to leave the NDA. India’s stand shocked me and I have returned a disappointed man,” said Mr. Anbumani, who attended the UNHRC meeting in Geneva a few days ago. He said even though the UNHRC […]

A strong International Component Paramount to Deliver Justice – BTF

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British Tamils Forum welcomes the report of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL), as an important documentation of the injustices inflicted on the Tamil people by the Sri Lankan state. It clearly identifies various counts of crimes committed against the Tamil people by the Sri Lankan state, whilst noting without any ambiguity that the Sri Lankan state is not capable of domestically investigating these crimes. British Tamils Forum considers the resulting consensus resolution as the first step on a long journey alongside the international community towards genuine accountability, reconciliation and stability on the island of Sri Lanka. We urge the International Community to ensure that the ensuing processes are not compromised or hijacked by a Sri Lankan domestic process in which the victims will […]

Army’s womanizer as Judge Advocate General

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The existence of a country’s army depends on good discipline. An army has no place where there is no discipline. The lower ranks adhere to discipline only if top officials responsible for maintaining discipline adhere to discipline themselves. Since Lt. Gen. Krishantha Silva succeeded Gen. Daya Ratnayake, who retired, as commander of the Army, several hilarious decisions have been taken to make the SLA law abiding and disciplined. The most hilarious of them all is the appointment of Brig. R.P. Rajapathirana adjutant general Judge Advocate General , the topmost legal position in the Army, although an inquiry is still underway against him after his removal by Gen. Ratnayake, over allegations of repeated sexual harassment of a female legal officer under him as director of the […]

Lady lawyers (Army) victims of brigadier’s sexual harassment scream in pain; Army commander ‘s Kekille judgment out

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(Lanka-e-News -06.Oct.2015, 11.30AM) In any country where an  army exists  discipline in the army is paramount. If there is no discipline , an army  cannot triumph and it  cannot carry on. During a time when the army is unable to carry on, the state also as a necessary corollary cannot carry on. Hence what is crucial is discipline.It is only when the superior  officers who are appointed to maintain discipline act duly that the subordinate officers and soldiers will respect discipline.This is not something new or a novel concept.  It is a theory of the army experts who have acknowledged this fact based on many centuries’ experience . Following the appointment of new army commander Lieutenant General Krishantha Silva replacing the retired army commander General […]

President Sirisena’s broken promises: Start with ensuring justice to Wasim Thajudeen

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Wasim Thajudeen’s death and lackluster investigations took center stage during the run up to the August 2015 general elections. His body was exhumed, and after further examination was reburied a few days ago. I was a witness to the exhumation at the Dehiwela Mohiyadeen Jummah masjid. The media and civil society who were very vocal about Wasim’s death inquiry have now joined the political vultures and are forgetting Wasim. Was this part of the election agenda of a vested few. Muslim families usually are reluctant to agree to an autopsy, and exhuming a buried person is a whole lot worse. Islam lays down strict directives on the treatment of a dead person. Extreme care needs to be exercised even when the dead body is washed […]

No Sri Lankan Tamil leader has demanded a separate State

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The Tamil Nadu leaders seem to be furious after the adoption of the US initiated resolution at the UNHRC sessions a week ago which called on the Sri Lankan Government to create a domestic judicial mechanism including Judges from the Commonwealth and other countries to address the accountability issues in respect of the war. They are pressing for an international judicial process for the purpose and one of them, Dr. Ramdoss, the leader of the pro-LTTE Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) has gone to the extent of calling for a referendum among the Sri Lankan Tamils as well as the Tamils in other countries for the creation of the Tamil Eelam. The anti-Sri Lanka firebrand also called on the UN to hold an international inquiry into […]

Under Muammar Gaddafi (MG)

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By Mano Ratwatte – The Libyan Arab dictator murdered by US-UK backed rebels is in the news again over a photo which shows the flamboyant narcissistic and eccentric dictator Gaddaffi with his hand on President Rajapaksas’ shoulder and not the other way around. President Sirisena (acting defense minister 2009) now says the West was ticked off because of this photo. Libya is in chaos now with Islamic terrorists wreaking havoc only and only due to Western duplicitous interventions. Mr. Rajapaksa says that the Libyan 500 million USD loan in emergency funds helped stem a potential collapse of the Lankan economy. Iraqi blood is on Bush-Cheney and Blair(why is the Chilcott report still not out?) but Libya’s chaos is directly on the souls of Obama/Hillary-Cameron-Berlusconi etc. […]