10th December 2015

Murder trial on Raviraj starts in January: Red alert Interpol warrant issued on murderer in Australia

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Murder trial on Raviraj starts in January: Red alert Interpol warrant issued on murderer whom LEN exposed earlier (New photo evidence) (Lanka-e-News -09.Dec.2015, 11.30PM)   The Raviraj murder trial is to be heard from 4th January  2016  without interruption , the court  decided yesterday(08) . To arrest the two suspects who have fled the country , a red alert with warrant was  issued yesterday by the police to enable the Interpol to arrest them abroad. The two suspects are Fabian Roysten Toussaint and Shivakanthan Vivekanandan . It has been decided to open the trial in the absence of these two suspects and Palanasamy  Suresh . It is learnt that the latter has been killed by now. Fabian Roysten , a Burgher national and an ex […]

De-proscription of Tamil organizations is an extension of divide and conquer tactics by Sri Lankan Government.

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The International Council of Eelam Tamils (ICET), one of the largest Tamil diaspora organisations, has called on all Tamil people not to fall prey for the perks and crumbs and get entangled in the web of deceit laid by the Sri Lankan government and urged them to unite together to fight for justice and rights. The media release is as follows: While many Tamil organizations and individuals in the diaspora were proscribed based on the accusation that they maintained ties to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Sinhala government using its divide and rule tactics de-proscribed some of them recently. While the previous Ranil Wickremasinghe government participated in the peace negotiations it simultaneously attempted to divide and weaken the LTTE. When the LTTE […]

GSP Plus requires Sri Lanka’s sustained progress on human rights

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By David Daly The EU is based on the principles of democracy, the rule of law and human rights and it strives to respect the highest standards. The EU not only has a principled incentive to uphold human rights through its policies, but it also has a legal obligation to do so. Therefore, as we mark Human Rights Day, it is useful to look at the GSP Plus trade concession as an incentive for developing countries to effectively implement the core international conventions on human and labour rights, environmental protection and good governance. Globally, human rights violations are pervasive. On 10 December 1948, the international community agreed to protect the inalienable rights of human beings as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The […]

Thajudeen’s body parts missing

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Several bones and other parts of former Rugby player Wasim Thajudeen’s body had gone missing and unable to be located in the deep freezer or the mortuary coolers at the Colombo JMO office, former Chief Judicial Medical Officer Prof. Ananda Samarasekara said. Filing a report before Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris, former Chief JMO Prof. Ananda Samarasekara who is currently functioning as the head of Forensic Medicine Department, at the Faculty of Medicine at SAITM in Malabe, said following the first post mortem inquiry on May 17, 2012, he instructed to store the body parts including the chest plates, a part of a trachea and thigh bones (femur) in the deep freezer. Thereafter, he said a new freezer had been installed in the mortuary following […]