September 2016

Sri Lanka Tamil Genocide and the failure of UN

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Written in World Issues: 12/11/12, 12:11:10 by jonathan  | Print article  | View all categories. Sri Lanka Tamil Genocide and the failure of UN and IC to Protect [Tuesday, 16 March 2010 18:27] Human Rights Articles, NewsThe UN have been playing a very dangerous game with Sri -Lanka in not addressing the Tamil Genocide, War Crimes and Real causes of the conflict – which is Race Hate. The UN and IC have been avoiding to label the Tamil conflict as Genocide so as to avoid their mandatory obligation (and failed) responsibility to proactively act to prevent!  …be in no doubt as to whats happening to Sri Lanka Tamils is Genocide and the ethnic civil war and war-on-terror being pretext to Genocide. On the grounds of UN Genocide […]

Are the war affected represented?

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Hundreds of family members of those who had disappeared gathered in Colombo to commemorate International Day of the Disappeared on August 30. The issue of the disappeared has once again become a hot topic in the recent times thanks to the moves to establish an Office on Missing Persons (OMP). This move as usual has evoked mixed responses from the government and the opposition. The issue of enforced disappearances was a matter of great concern during the final stages of the war. When the war was at its final stages in the North, several persons in the south were abducted by armed men. There were several explanations given for the abduction. It was widely reported that those abducted had links with the LTTE and some […]

“We have learned. The United Nations, I am not talking about you”

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UN’s Apollonian Speech at BMICH Colombo Mr Ban Ki Mun’s speech at the Bandaranayake International Memorial Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo to citizens of the South of Sri-Lanka showed that he has revived his Eastern wisdom. He tactfully told the audience that Sri-Lanka was responsible for part of the war crimes that was committed by the Sinhala people in the past. The crimes against the minorities reached the zenith under Mr Mahinda Rajapakse and lay defence secretary Gothabaya Rajapakse his brother. Plenty of reports worldwide, particularly award winning journalist Mr Callum Macrae’s Channel 4 Video “Killing Fields of Sri-Lanka” exposes this defended truth. Mr Ban Ki Mun used Shakespearian character Mark Antony’s art of using rhetorical irony to tell the audience that Sri-Lanka must do […]

Malaysia warns of action against Tamil sympathisers

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PM on Malaysia: Attackers not Sri Lankans they are members of political party called ”Naam Thamilar” Sri Lankan HC working against peace in Sri Lanka and the current government ‘Mahinda Rajapaksa Is A Sinhalese Extremist’ – Lee Kuan Yew … Malaysian police, which arrested five persons allegedly linked to the Naam Thamilar political party for assaulting the Sri Lankan envoy here, has warned of action against sympathisers of the banned group LTTE. “I want to remind these groups that they are supporting a group which is banned by the United Nations. We, as a UN signatory country, can take action against them (supporters),” Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar told reporters on Monday. The attack on High Commissioner (ambassador) Ibrahim Sahib Ansar left him with minor […]

PM on Malaysia: Attackers not Sri Lankans they are members of political party called ”Naam Thamilar”

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Condemning the assault on Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Malaysia Ibrahim Ansar, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in Parliament today it was Malaysian Tamils of Indian origin responsible for the incident. Making his remarks in response to a question by Joint Opposition’s Parliamentary group leader Dinesh Gunawardane, the Prime Minister said perpetrators were not Sri Lankans by any means. He said those persons were members linked to a South India based political party called Naam Thamilar. He said that this party, lobbied internationally to refer Sri Lanka to an international war crimes tribunal. However, the Prime Minister said the Government would dispatch a delegation to Malaysia to engage with them and brief them on measures being taken here for reconciliation among different ethnicities. “A war […]

Bribery Commission Arrests Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi And Maj. Gen. Palitha Fernando

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Avant Garde Maritime Security Limited Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi and Major General Palitha Fernando was arrested today by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption. Avant Garde boss Nissanka Senadhipathi with former Defence Secretary Gotabaya They were arrested after they arrived at the Commission to record a statement. Last week, the Commission filed a case at the Colombo Magistrate Court against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Avante Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi on charges of corruption under the Bribery Act. As per the charges by the Bribery Commission, eight suspects including Senadhipathi, Fernando and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa have been charged with allowing Avante Garde to maintain a floating armoury, thereby resulting in them making an unlawful profit of Rs. 11. 4 billion. […]

Building More Viharas In The North-East Will Negate Reconciliation Efforts

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By Veluppillai Thangavelu – Veluppillai Thangavelu On August 23, 2016 the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) passed a resolution during the 56th sitting unanimously condemning the building of a Buddhist vihara by Sri Lankan troops on land belonging to a Hindu temple in Kilinochchi. The resolution was moved by NPC member Subramaniam Pasupathipillai. “The Kanakambikai Amman Temple has historical importance,” said Mr Pasupathipillai “The military has occupied the house of the Gurukkal located inside the temple premises and approximately 4.5 acres of land. They are now constructing unlawfully a Buddhist vihara in the courtyard of the house.” Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian Sivagnanam Sritharan visited the area recently, which has barbed wire fences around its perimeter. Mankulam “This is a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing of Tamils […]

Sri Lankan envoy assault case an isolated incident, says Home Ministry

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KUALA LUMPUR: The assault against Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Malaysia Ibrahim Sahib Ansar at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Sunday, was an isolated incident triggered by political conflicts. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said the incident had nothing to do with terrorism. He said the necessary action has been taken against five people, currently in police custody. Nur Jazlan also gave his assurance that Malaysia would not meddle in Sri Lanka’s affairs, and that the incident would not have any impact on Malaysia. On Sunday, the Sri Lankan envoy was assaulted by a group of people at the KLIA. The incident was captured on the airport’s CCTV system. Ibrahim was at the KLIA to send off Sri Lanka’s Primary Industries […]

Sri Lankan HC working against peace in Sri Lanka and the current government

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Malaysian Human Rights workers do not want any dictators or War Crime accused to enter the peaceful Malaysia where different group of people live in harmony, they believe that visits and meetings by racists and killers will poison their community. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksha had been a dictator and is known today as “one working against the Sri Lankan government” and accused of War Crime for ordering his army to kill more than 40,000 Tamil Civilians in May 2009. He is accused of ordering the killing of more than 1000 LTTE Leaders and their family members who surrendered with White flag after UN negotiated the surrender. ‘Mahinda Rajapaksa Is A Sinhalese Extremist’ – Lee Kuan Yew … Former President Rajapaksha was chased out of United […]

The debt burden is felt by the North – Minister Ranatunga

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The debt burden which is felt by the South is also felt by the North, Minister of Ports and Shipping Arjuna Ranatunga stated. He also emphasizes on the fact that for the development of the country, if anyone is Sinhalese, Tamil or Muslim in not concern. North needs rapid development in order for reconciliation and unity of the country. The Minister was addressing an event in Kites, Jaffna. According to the Minister, a safe passenger boat transportation service, between the islands would commence soon in the Jaffna peninsula. “When developing the country, the country won’t be separated stating it’s the South. We hope to develop the country as a whole. North, South, East, and West equally. The problem we had in the recent past was […]

Scuffle at anti-Rajapaksa protest after bottle thrown at FRU

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Demonstrators disrupt traffic by lying on the road, three effigies also burned in second day of protests against presence of former Sri Lankan president at conference KUALA LUMPUR: Protestors disrupted traffic and a brief scuffle ensued with police in the second day of demonstrations against the presence of former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa at an international conference here. The protest was organised after it was rumoured that Rajapaksa was to attend the International Conference of Asian Political Parties being held at Putra World Trade Centre. Malaysian Tamils accuse him of the massacre of 100,000 people during Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war between the majority Sinhalese and the Jaffna Tamil community. Today’s protest was led by the Malaysian Indian Progressive Association (MIPAS), which brought some […]

Buddhist monk assaulted at anti-Rajapaksa protest

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Chief monk of Sentul temple punched and kicked, NGO leader Elangovan apologises and agrees religious places should be open to everyone KUALA LUMPUR: The chief monk of the Sri Lankan Buddhist temple in Sentul was assaulted by a small group among demonstrators conducting a protest against former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa who is visiting Malaysia. The group of about 50 people had gathered in front of Putra World Trade Centre to protest against Rajapaksa’s attendance at an international conference of Asian political parties. The protesters went to the Sentul temple when rumours of Rajapaksa’s supposed visit began to spread. The group comprised members of the Malaysian Indian Progressive Association, Malaysian Tamilan, and the Malaysian Indian Education Transformation Association. They began to burn an effigy […]

BAN KI-MOON MEETS WIGNESWARAN

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The visiting UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has held talks with the Chief Minister of Northern Tamil Eelam C.V.Wigneswaran on Friday in Jaffna. The meeting took place at Jaffna Public Library in the city of Jaffna. Northern Education Minister T.Kurukularajah, Fisheries Minister P.Deniswaran and Agricultural Minister P.Ayngaranesan joined the discussions. Photo: Uthayan

Systemic impossibility of Colombo’s reconciliation exposed: Tamil political prisoners

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Systemic impossibility of Colombo’s reconciliation exposed: Tamil political prisoners [TamilNet, Friday, 02 September 2016, 06:28 GMT] Colombo’s Attorney General’s Department is prolonging the detention of Tamil prisoners, who were detained by the SL Military Intelligence before 2010, Tamil political prisoners said this week. While proposing to release those detained after 2010, Colombo is insistent upon prolonging the detention of Tamil political prisoners detained for several years by transferring their cases to the so-called Special Court in Anuradhapura, which has only investigated 3 of the 18 cases of Tamil prisoners of war since its establishment. The same court has investigated hundreds of petty crimes, they said. Colombo insisting upon subjecting Eezham Tamils on ‘Terrorism’ charges while entertaining Sinhala genocidaires with State honour has amply demonstrated that […]

Ban in Jaffna on his tenure’s last-ditch deception

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[TamilNet, Friday, 02 September 2016, 15:24 GMT] The outgoing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who was visiting Jaffna on Friday, was avoiding even watching the protesting victims, who had gathered in large numbers outside the District Secretariat. Mr Ban took a different route to meet Reginald Cooray, the controversial colonial governor of genocidal Sri Lanka, whose office is also situated close to the District Secretariat. After meeting the SL Governor, Mr Ban proceeded to Jaffna Public Library, again taking a back-route without showing an iota of interest in consoling the victims who had gathered there to express their despair on the genocidal State of Sri Lanka. Ban Ki-moon’s eyewash visit to Jaffna foretells a plot for another round of deception at Geneva this month, political […]

In Jaffna, hundreds seek help during Ban’s visit

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After a three-hour-long bus ride from Vavuniya, Padmarani Thuraisingham stood in front of the Jaffna Public Library for at least two hours on Friday. It was little past noon and the sun was right over us. With a cotton hand-towel covering her head she stood quietly, holding a pixelated photograph close to her chest. It was a picture of her missing husband Chinnathurai Thuraisingham. “This is from a passport-size photo he had taken when he was 45, say in 2002 or 2003.” One morning in July 2008, Mr. Thuraisingham left home taking a fresh stock of bread in his autorickshaw to their bakery. And he never came back. His vehicle also went missing. “I have been looking for him since. People known to us say […]

In Jaffna, UN Chief confronts Lanka’s lingering legacy of war

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By Dharisha Bastians Reporting from Jaffna Disappearances, resettlement and detentions under the country’s draconian anti-terror legislation – all lingering issues from a 26 year civil war – took centre stage yesterday as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited the formerly embattled Northern Province for the first time since 2009. During his four hour tour of the North, Ban met with Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray, a delegation of Tamil National Alliance Legislators and, separately, Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran. He also visited people who had recently been resettled in their own lands after 25 years of displacement due to land seizures by the military in war time. Familiar scenes greeted the UN Chief’s convoy at the Jaffna Library where he was scheduled to meet with Tamil […]

Sri Lankan Idi Amin Rajapakse runs through the back door in Malaysia

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Indian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and politicians converged at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) today to vent out their frustration over the visit of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse into Malaysia. Rajapakse accused of War Crime for heading the Army to kill thousands of Tamil Civilians  was in Kuala Lumpur to attend the International Conference of Asia Pacific Parliament Members Union (ICAPPMU) in PWTC, which is being held from Thursdays until Sunday. The group, saying they were insulted by Rajapakse’s visit, marched towards PWTC from the MIC headquarters nearby at 8.30am. They were also heard chanting ‘Rajapakse get lost’ and stomping on the former president’s poster. Sungkai DAP state assemblyman A. Sevanesan said it was very insensitive to allow someone who has allegedly conducted ethnic […]

UN again admits it failed to stop the killing of more than 40,000 Tamil Civilians by Sri Lankan forces

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The United Nations (UN) today once again admitted that it failed (to protect the killing of 40,000 of Tamil civilians killed by the Sri Lankan forces in May 2009 and killing of more than 1000 LTTE Leaders and their family members who surrendered with White Flag after UN negotiated the surrender) on Sri Lanka during the final stages of the war. However the UN Secretary General stopped short of making a public apology to the families of the victims of the war over the failure of the UN to protect those now missing or dead. Speaking to reporters after wrapping up his visit to the country, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that the UN admits that it failed to protect the killing of thousands of […]

Ban Ki-moon tells Sri Lanka to reduce military in North, East

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Friday, urged the Government to release civilian land held by the military. Ban Ki-moon, who is on the final leg of his visit to Sri Lanka, urged Sri Lanka to speed up the return of land so that the remaining communities of displaced people can return home. In parallel, he said, the size of the military force in the North and East could be reduced, helping to build trust and reduce tensions. He made the remarks at an event in Sri Lanka on sustaining peace and achieving the sustainable development goals. The UN Chief said that following the end of the war in Sri Lanka in 2009, much has been done but yet more remains. “This is my first visit to […]

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