October 2016

Sumanthiran slams President’s sympathy on military personnel and negligence on Tamil inmates

17th October 2016 // 0 Comments

TNA parliamentarian and Spokesman of the party, M.A. Sumanthiran said President Maithripala Sirisena expresses his solicitude over the military personnel who have been in custody for 16 months and fails to do the same to the Tamil inmates who have been behind bars for 16 years without any charge. He made the remarks at an interview with a local media. He further said that the law of the country same for all citizens, adding that it cannot be differed to military personnel and civilians. He added the President have expressed his concern over the detention of the intelligent officials of the military for 16 months. If they are found guilty, they must be charged otherwise must be freed, that is what the legal procedure. But […]

Sri Lanka activists demand sacking of military intelligence chief

17th October 2016 // 0 Comments

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s top civil society activists came out strongly Friday against President Maithripala Sirisena’s  controversial remarks and demanded that he sack a top army intelligence officer to end a deepening political crisis. Professor Sarath Wijesuriya told reporters in Colombo that President Sirisena, whom they backed at the January 2015 elections, had become a hostage of army intelligence chief, Brigadier Tuan Suresh Sallay, and accused him causing tensions within the unity government. “He has planted a falsehood that the entire armed forces are against the President. He (Brig Sally) is a person who is due to be arrested,” Wijesuriya said. “If the President wants to end this criminal activity of the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI), this person (Brig Sallay) must be removed.” Military […]

‘secret pact’ between President Sirisena and Rajapaksa family

17th October 2016 // 0 Comments

Gota hails President for slamming anti-corruption bodies Ex-defence official says he is ‘happy’ the truth had finally dawned on President Sirisena Insists there is no ‘secret pact’ between President Sirisena and Rajapaksa family  Ranjan Ramanayake steps into mediate crisis between President and PM    By Dharisha Bastians Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has hailed President Maithripala Sirisena’s fiery speech on Wednesday that drew sharp criticism from civil society and opposition political parties and exposed a major rift in the ruling UNF-SLFP coalition. Speaking to the BBC Sinhala Service from China, where he is currently attending a defence summit, the powerful former official in the Rajapaksa Government said he was “happy the President had finally understood the truth” state institutions probing corruption allegations.  Denying that he had spoken […]

Sri Lanka’s 6th Amendment to be Challenged at the UN by TGTE

17th October 2016 // 0 Comments

6th Amendment is a violation of Freedom and Conscience GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, October 17, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) starting on October 24th, coinciding with this year’s UN day, is calling all lawyers from the homeland, the Tamil Diaspora, Global Tamils, and all progressive lawyers across the globe to lend their support and provide legal representation in the communication to be filed by the TGTE with the UN Human Rights Committee with respect to the 6th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution. It is expected that the TGTE will be citing several internationally well known cases and argue with the UN that the 6th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution criminalizes peaceful advocacy for an independent state and that it is […]

UN ‘peace-builders’ threaten resettled Tamils during UN Special Rapporteur’s visit to Jaffna

16th October 2016 // 0 Comments

[Fri, 14 Oct 2016, 23:07 GMT] A group of Sinhalese and Tamil officials of the so-called ‘Peacebuilding Fund’ (PBF) attached to the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) went to the extent of threatening ‘resettled’ Tamil families, who have been dumped at Vaazhalaay, a locality of limestone outcrops and marsh along the Tho’ndaimaa-aa’rau lagoon, when the PBF group wanted to document the so-called resettlement that has been carried out by the occupying SL military and ‘Seva Lanka’, a Sinhalese-led outfit. The families were instructed not to complain anything in video recordings, but only to praise that the SL military had helped them, the people told TamilNet after the episode on Wednesday. The PBF visit has taken place in connection with the fact-finding trip by UN […]

2 hours discussion between president Maithri and culprit Gota ! Maithri’s ‘cyanide’ tale and how he burnt his tail..

16th October 2016 // 0 Comments

(Lanka-e-News -15.Oct.2016, 11.30PM) President Maithripala Sirisena the ‘great villager’ who had never heard of the tale of of the long living prince ‘ look far without looking near’ even when  his aachi (grandmother) was feeding him , related a  ‘  cyanide ‘ story which  created a feeling of triumph and joy among the brutal corrupt group of scoundrels of the  nefarious decade gave a fresh lease of life to them and provided  encouragement to more  corruption and murder . This in  fact is tantamount to most ungratefully and unmercifully hitting   below the belt of the pro good governance masses . The president  on 13 th  night provided an opportunity to ace  rogues like  Mahindananda and Wimal Weerawansa the ‘rabid dogs and rascals ’ of […]

Secret Boris Johnson column favoured UK remaining in EU

16th October 2016 // 0 Comments

Boris Johnson has said Britain’s continued membership of the EU would be a “boon for the world and for Europe” in an unpublished newspaper column in which he wrestles with his decision to back or oppose Brexit.  In a Telegraph article, written days before a published version in which he backed leaving, the foreign secretary wrote of the EU: “This is a market on our doorstep, ready for further exploitation by British firms. The membership fee seems rather small for all that access. Why are we so determined to turn our back on it?” The published column, which appeared in the Sunday Times, is highly critical of the EU as an institution and the renegotiation deal sought by David Cameron. “We are being outvoted ever […]

Trump threatens to prosecute Hillary, Sirisena threatens prosecutors of Gota

16th October 2016 // 0 Comments

by Rajan Philips Donald Trump is in a free fall in the US presidential election. Facing what appears to be certain defeat he is behaving like a wounded Neanderthal and is threatening to take down the American political system with him. He is riling his base for a post-election showdown, accusing the political and media elites of rigging the electoral system to engineer his defeat. He is equally rousing his followers with his (empty) victory promise to subject Hillary Clinton to special prosecution for a lifetime of lies and criminal acts. All of this is shocking, but should not be surprising, because Trump is a grotesque and dangerous clown who is personifying the worst elements of male chauvinism in America against its first female presidential […]

Who Hired The Retired Army Officer To Kill Lasantha, Or Was The Suicide Note A Plant?

16th October 2016 // 0 Comments

The suicide of the retired Army Officer, who claimed to have killed Sunday Leader Founder Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, has resulted in new questions being asked, even before answers to the old questions were found. The most burning question that is currently being asked is who gave orders to the 51 year old retired Army Officer to kill Wickrematunge, and if he was re-employed by the main culprits after his retirement to carry out the assassination. The Army Officer retired in 2007; however Wickrematunge was murdered in 2009. Therefore, the biggest question is who hired him, and which unit in the Army rehired him. Lasantha with Ex-President Mahinda and Justice minister Wijeyadasa The officer who had committed suicide in his home at Kegalle had left a […]

Judiciary Under Pressure From Maithri; Releases Army Intelligence Officer Who Assaulted Former Rivira Editor

16th October 2016 // 0 Comments

With undue pressure from President Maithripala Sirisena, an Army Intelligence Officer who was identified as the culprit behind the assault of former editor of Rivira Newspaper, Upali Tennakoon and his wife was released on bail today. kaveendra-nanayakkara Gampaha Magistrate Kaweendra Nanayakkara Gampaha Magistrate Kaweendra Nanayakkara ordered Army Intelligence Officer Premananda Udalagama to be released on a cash bail of Rs. 25,000 and three sureties of Rs. 500,000. The decision comes just days after President Sirisena launched a verbal attack against the arresting and remanding of Army Intelligence Officers who have been involved in various criminal activities including being linked to murder. In August, Upali Tennakoon has identified Army Intelligence Officer Premananda Udalagame as his attacker. Just days after the assassination of Founder Editor of Sunday […]

Army not helping probe – ASG

16th October 2016 // 0 Comments

BY STANLEY SAMARASINGHE Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sarath Jayamanna yesterday told the Supreme Court that the Army… …is not giving any support for the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda. He added that a high ranking officer of Army was summoned to Attorney General’s Department and requested to support the investigations, but the Army did not respond to the request. The Bench comprised Chief Justice K. Sripvan and Justices Sisira de Abrew and Upali Abeyratne when two Fundamental Rights Petitions were taken up for hearing. L/Cpl. Rupasena and Warrant Officer W.M.M.G. Upasena filed these FR Petitions stating that they are in detention over the disappearance of Prageeth Ekneligoda, but they have nothing to with that incident. They requested the Court to direct the […]

Lasantha and friction in ruling camp

16th October 2016 // 0 Comments

The investigation into the Lasantha Wickramatunga assassination has taken many twists and turns, some of them bizarre like yesterday’s suicide of a retired Sergeant Major of the Military in Investigation Unit who has taken the blame for the killing and asked that his friend now in custody, also a member of military intelligence, be released. Ordinary people still do not know for sure whether Wickramatunga was shot dead, bludgeoned or stabbed with pointed instruments. News reports at various times have reported these to have been the cause of death. Hopefully, the ongoing forensic investigations following the recent exhumation of the body will at least accurately establish the cause of death. Given that Wickrematunga was killed as far back as Jan. 8, 2009, there were many […]

President Maithiri. blamed officials for taking Gota and the former commanders of the Navy to court

16th October 2016 // 0 Comments

My dear Maithri, I thought I must write to you because many people- including myself – have begun wondering whether there is someone who looks exactly like you who is going around impersonating you at important public functions these days. Please let me explain why we think so, Maithri. This week, we heard someone who looks just like you and dresses like you speaking at a function. He blamed many people for carrying out their duties. He was very angry and lashed out at officials in a harsh manner. He couldn’t have been you, because there was no maithri at all in the way he spoke. This chap blamed officials for taking Gota and the former commanders of the Navy to court. He said that […]

Plot thickens in Sri Lanka editor’s murdered by Former government Defence department.

16th October 2016 // 0 Comments

ECONOMYNEXT – Police investigating the hanging of an ex-military intelligence officer after claiming responsibility for the murder of editor Lasantha Wickrematunga found his telephone records mysteriously wiped out. Ilandarige Jayamanne, 52, was found hanging at his kitchen Friday along with a hand-written note claiming he killed the anti-establishment editor in 2009, two years after he retired from the army in 2007. The man’s 22-year-old eldest son told investigators that the handwriting was similar to that of his father, but an expert report is awaited. The purported suicide note intended for the military intelligence unit, which is a main suspect in Wickrematunga’s killing, says a suspect in custody was not the killer. The note claims that Jayamanne was a friend of the suspect now in custody. […]

President, UNP discuss crisis at late night meeting: Sirisena vows no one can topple Government

16th October 2016 // 0 Comments

Public outburst on CIABOC has chilling effect on judiciary, police and international community Civic action groups question credibility of Government’s anti-corruption drive, JVP also condemns Sirisena’s remarks By Our Political Editor For the first time in his 21-month tenure as President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena fired strong salvos at his own United National Front (UNF) Government led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. He warned he would take action if the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) and the Bribery Commission were working on a “political agenda.” He said he was displeased and even disgusted at the manner in which former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and three former Commanders of the Navy were hauled up before the courts recently. Sirisena, however, when on […]

Sri Lankan Government sowing the seeds of Disharmony in Tamil area.

16th October 2016 // 0 Comments

All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils in association with British Tamils Forum are delighted to invite you for a book launch titled, “Proliferating Buddhist Structures in Tamil Homeland sowing the seeds of Disharmony“ The contents of this book is the results of research in Tamil homeland conducted by British Tamils Forum When : Monday , 24 October 2016 Time: 6 PM to 8.30 PM Where: Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Westminster, London SW1A 2LW Nearest Tube Station: Westminster – Picadilly Line/District Line/Circle Line Please confirm your attendance by Register Online with attendee’s name, organisations or email us to info@britishtamilsforum.org Limited seats are available and allocated on a first come first served basis. Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/proliferating-buddhist-struc… by midnight 22nd October 2016. Kindly allow time at the entrance of Portcullis […]

Making Eezham Tamil ‘Shiv Sena’ meaningful

13th October 2016 // 0 Comments

The chief coordinator of ‘Siva Cheanai’ in Jaffna, Ma’ravan-pulavu K. Sachithananthan has come out with a statement on Wednesday that on the Vijayadasami day (Tuesday), the Buddhists, Christians and Muslims disturbed Saiva Tamil religious rituals of Muththumari Amman temple in Anuradhapura Old Town. They chased away the devotees and one devotee who escaped into the sanctum of the temple was fatally stabbed by a Buddhist and a Muslim. Both of them also smashed the image at the sanctum. Condemning the act on behalf of ‘World Hindus’, Mr Sachithananthan urged for the supply of a replacement statue. The Eezham Tamil Siva Cheanai would be more meaningful if it could focus on countering the paradigm of Indian Shiv Sena that mischievously patronizes both genocidal Buddha and monkey […]

Leaders of Civil Organizations who made Maithripala president up in arms against his speech defending Gota !

13th October 2016 // 0 Comments

(Lanka-e-News -13.Oct.2016, 7.20PM)  The leaders of  Civil and professional organizations who   were in the vanguard to steer incumbent president Maithripala Sirisena to victory at the last presidential elections have expressed their bitter and fierce opposition to the obnoxious and odious statements made by the president yesterday  which in other words were directly pressurizing  the Bribery Commission , CID,  FCID and courts that  are committed to their tasks and discharging their duties duly. The president’s speech also was directed at  protecting and shielding the most infamous  murderer Gotabaya , the devil incarnate of the nefarious decade of the corrupt  ,oppressive Rajapakse regime which kept the people trampled under its despotic boots during its reign. It is the view of these organizations that the statements made […]

“Siva’s Army”(Siva Senai)Formed to Enable “Saivaite” Hindus face threats from Christians, Muslims and Buddhists in Sri Lanka

13th October 2016 // 0 Comments

By PK Balachandran A group of Sri Lankan Tamils have formed “Siva Senai” (Siva’s Army) to enable Hindus to face “threats” from other religious groups in the island nation, says the Senai’s Lead Organizer, Maravanpulavu Sachchithananthan, a former UN official turned Tamil nationalist and publisher. Speaking to Express on the meeting held in Vavuniya recently in which it was decided to form such an organization, Sachchithananthan clarified that the Sri Lankan “Siva Senai” has no links with the Siva Sena in India. He also denied that it is meant to be a militant group. “It is based on the ancient Tamil dictum that all thought, word and deed should be based on Anbu (Love), Aram (Morality or Religion) or Arul (Grace). We will adopt the […]

GERMAN DEPORTED FOR HOLDING PRABHAKARAN’S PHOTOS

13th October 2016 // 0 Comments

Court today issued an order for the deportation of a German female who was in possession of posters and images of the leader of the LTTE Velupillai Prabhakaran. The order was issued by Colombo Additional Magistrate Aruni Artigala. The German national was arrested by the Chunnakam police and was handed over to the Terrorist Investigation Division for further investigations. The woman was residing in the island 15 years ago before migrating to Germany.

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