12th June 2016

Ex-LTTE exiles willing to testify: Survey

12th June 2016 // 0 Comments

Many former members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), now in exile in Europe, are willing to participate in the proposed transitional justice mechanism in Sri Lanka relating to the alleged violations of human rights during the final phase of the civil war, provided their safety and anonymity are guaranteed. This is among the findings of a survey undertaken by the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP), Sri Lanka, which is affiliated to the Foundation for Human Rights in South Africa. ‘Impossible to survive’ The survey covered 75 Tamils, including 54 ex-cadres of the LTTE, living in four European countries. Women constituted 26 per cent of the entire group. Almost all the interviewees had fled Sri Lanka for Europe after the end of […]

David Cameron and Sadiq Khan for the ‘Remain In’ campaign in London.

12th June 2016 // 0 Comments

Dr Sarah Wollaston defects from Vote Leave to remain campaign Corbyn urges voters in Scotland to show solidarity with people across EU When the Guardian invited young women to focus groups in Brighton this week, we asked them to bring an object that summed up the EU referendum campaign. One turned up with a loudhailer: “I feel like both sides are just shouting!” she told us. These focus groups – which we will write more about soon – are part of an attempt to understand as much as we can about how voters are thinking about the huge decision we will make on 23 June. The woman’s reaction echoes the mood of many voters, who feel pummelled by conflicting statistics and, after weeks of high-volume […]

Wasim Thajudeen murder: Former OIC makes confidential statement in camera

12th June 2016 // 0 Comments

Former Narahenpita Crimes OIC Sumith Champika Perera arrested for allegedly covering up evidence in connection with the murder of Wasim Thajudeen made a confidential statement in camera before Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris yesterday over the incident. Narahenpita former Crimes OIC Sumith Champika Perera the first suspect in the Thajudeen murder case was produced before Court around 9 am by prison authorities. The suspect was allowed to enter Magistrate’s chamber at 12.05 pm and returned at 2.10 pm. His confidential statement was recorded for more than two hours. This statement was recorded in accordance with the section 127 of the Code of the Criminal Procedure Act. On June 9, the Additional Magistrate allowed the suspect to make a confession before the Magistrate after taking into consideration […]