17th November 2015

Persuade Lanka to Release Political Prisoners, Urges MK

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CHENNAI: DMK leader M Karunanidhi on Monday urged Prime Minister Modi to put pressure on the Sri Lankan government to release political prisoners as promised by President Maithripala Sirisena during the Presidential elections. He said “The Sri Lankan government is breaking its promise in the matter of the release of the Tamil political prisoners. During the 2015 Presidential elections, Tamils overwhelmingly voted for Thiru Maithiripala Sriseana as he had promised that Tamil prisoners will be given general amnesty and released immediately after his swearing in.” Srisena went back on the promise given by him and released only 31 prisoners on conditional bail. The prisoners had refused to accept the conditional bail and gone back to the prison, he said, in a letter to Modi. “More […]

Avant Garde case – Ranil Warns a minister for exposing the truth?

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Ranil Warns a minister Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called a prominent minister, who was engaged in a heated debate with a number of parties regarding the Avant Garde case to Temple Trees yesterday (16) and had issued a stern warning. Wickremesinghe who returned from Singapore had asked the minister to visit him immediately. ‘Avant Garde fired at final UNP rally’ They are questioning about the fate of good governance policies,” he said. The minister told the gathering that he wished to categorically state that no harm would be done to the good governance policies. “Those who spoke in favour of Avant Garde Company gained financially. One person who claimed to be a war hero, claimed that 5,000 war heroes would stand to lose their […]

Recycle-Sari Project in 2012 aims to support women headed families in war-affected North

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Sari Connection – a subsidiary under PARCIC (PARC Interpeoples Cooperation) a Japanese NGO working with marginalised communities in Sri Lanka since 2004 – has a unique, carefully handcrafted product range made out of upcycled saris. These are meeting with aspirations of seamstresses from marginalised communities such as Jaffna and Mullaitivu, long affected by conflict or natural disasters – in most cases both – and strive to sustain their families of which they are generally the sole bread-winner, a media release from PARCIC said. “From the very first product – a black and yellow cotton poncho – Sari Connection has developed its product line to include smart casual dresses, blouses and pants, bags, accessories and homeware items – cushions, bed spreads and table runners. Each product […]

Political prisoners call off hunger strike, issue new ultimatum with global struggle

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[TamilNet, Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 07:38 GMT] Following Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran’s request to call off the hunger strike with a promise to undertake a global campaign for their release, the prisoners of war and political prisoners in the SL prisons on Tuesday have called off their hunger strike. After Justice Wigneswaran’s visit to New Magazine prison on Monday, D.M. Swaminathan, the newly upgraded SL Minister of ‘Prison Reforms’, was also visiting the prisoners with the offer of sending around 70 prisoners to ‘military rehabilitation’ instead of releasing them with the recognition of ‘political prisoners’. The remaining prisoners have set December 15 as ultimatum before commencing their final fast-unto-death. The political prisoners have assigned the responsibility of advancing their cause to the […]

Tamil Political Prisoners: Hunger Strike Temporarily Called Off

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The hunger strike launched by the Tamil political prisoners has been temporarily called off until 15th December 2015. The prisoners have come to this decision following a discussion with Minister D.M Swaminathan, Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M.A Sumanthiran, and Commissioner General of Prisons on the decisions taken at the meeting of high level government officials yesterday. Families of Tamil political prisoners protest outside UN office in Jaffna Family members of Tamil Political Prisoners detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) took part in a public protest in front of the UN office in Jaffna on Monday. Tamil Lawyers Forum urges release of Tamil political prisoners in Sri Lanka The Tamil Lawyers Forum released a statement today calling on Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena to […]

Paris Attacks: Wait For Few More days – You Will Know The Truth

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By Latheef Farook – Are these senseless attacks and the killing of 128 innocent people in the French capital Paris on Friday 14 November 2015 yet another 9/11 type conspiracy to deceive the world to enhance the New World Order by further oppressing and brutalizing Muslims in the West and the world at large? This is the question now being asked by over. For example the 9/11 tragedy in New York destroyed the World Trade Centre and killed around 4000 people- except Jews who didn’t go to work on that day for reasons better known to them. President George Bush, in the footsteps of his equally war monger father George Bush Sr, accused the Al Qaeda of bombing WTO, invaded Afghanistan within 27 days and […]