27th August 2016

UN Secretary-General (SG) Ban Ki-moon won’t meet Tamil Chief Minister

27th August 2016 // 0 Comments

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan UN Secretary-General (SG) Ban Ki-moon will not meet Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C.V. Wigneswaran, the most outspoken advocate in the north who contends that ending of the war did not signify an end to the ethnic conflict. His name is not on the list of persons… …the SG will be meeting during his visit to Sri Lanka. Ban, instead will meet Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray as well as TNA Leader R. Sampanthan and several other members of the TNA on 2 August. With his tenure as UN Secretary General ending later this year, Ban’s visit has significance in that the main objective of his visit is to get a personal feel of progress made on initiatives launched by him into […]

Ex-LTTEr escapes from Prison Hospital

27th August 2016 // 0 Comments

An ex-LTTE cadre who was undergoing treatment at the Jaffna Prison Hospital while being remanded at the Jaffna Prison has escaped from hospital on Wednesday. The inmate, who was transferred from the Anuradhapura Prison to Jaffna , had been remanded under charges of possessing of illegal weapons. The accused named Rasaiya Anandarasa, identified as an ex LTTE member had informed the prison officers about an infection after him being injected with a drug at Anuradhapura Prison Hospital. Subsequently, he was transferred to the Jaffna Prison Hospital on a Court order. The Jaffna Police and Special Task Force have launched a search operation to arrest the inmate. (Romesh Madushanka) – See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/114805/Ex-LTTEr-escapes-from-Prison-Hospital#sthash.g9GmtNTw.dpuf