2nd September 2016

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 […]

Ban Ki-moon says Sri Lanka is still in early stages of regaining its rightful position in international community

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COLOMBO: The US Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that Sri Lanka is still in the early stages of regaining its rightful position in the region and the international community even as he acknowledges that there is no fast route to the goal. “There is still much work to be done in order to redress the wrongs of the past and to restore the legitimacy and accountability of key institutions, particularly the judiciary and the security services. More can and should be done to address the legacy of the past and acknowledge the voices of the victims. Sri Lanka is still in the early stages of regaining its rightful position in the region and the international community,” the UN chief said here on Friday, while speaking […]

Sri Lankan to be deported after being jailed for using fake passport in Hounslow

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Mohamed Buruhan is due to be deported to his native Sri Lanka after serving his prison sentence Mohamed Buruhan, of Staines Road, Hounslow, was sentenced to 14 months in prison for immigration fraud An immigration fraudster living in Hounslow has been jailed after he was caught using a fake passport to apply for a job. Mohamed Buruhan came to the UK from Sri Lanka and his student visa had expired when he was caught using the false Italian ID. The 29-year-old was arrested in June when his home in Staines Road, Hounslow, was searched and the fake passport was found. He was also discovered to have used a counterfeit visa document to obtain employment. He appeared at Isleworth Crown Court on Tuesday (August 30), where […]

Drug mafia gunning for Rajitha

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By Rathindra Kuruwita Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne said he expects antagonistic drug mafia factions within the pharmaceutical, tobacco and private hospital industries to launch a campaign to tarnish his image and undermine his health sector reforms. “My reforms will pit me against those with mala fide vested interests of these industries. In the past, sections of these industries have destroyed those who acted against their interests. They will systematically undermine your credibility. That’s how the drug mafia destroys people. So I have to be ready for that,” Senaratne told Ceylon Today. He added he has faced a number of challenges in the past and will need the assistance of the media to overcome this future challenge. “Tobacco companies want to meet me, but I […]