23rd October 2016

Kill opposition Leader Sambandan and CM Wignes and put the blame on the LTTE

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Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran, who is in the UK attending the signing ceremony to twin Kingston with Jaffna, were posed the following questions by Ceylon Today and his responses are stated below: ?: Has there been a threat to your life? Why is the security division talking about political motivations; and your thoughts on their refusal to give additional security? A: None should stoop to such low level in politics to transform a serious matter into a political gimmick. Political considerations seem to pervade all our institutions and it is regretted. A person from Balapitiya sent me an email in Sinhala over a month ago. Around end of September, I got a call presumably from the same person, confirming he had sent such […]

Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswran aligned Royal Borough of Kingston with Jaffna city

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By Manekshaw Yaadhum Oore Yavarum Kelir which means, “To us all towns are one; All men our kin”. Tamil being one of the ancient languages in the world this ancient Tamil poem was rendered by Kaniyan Punkundranar, a foremost Tamil poet who lived in the Sangam period, between 300 BCE and 200 CE, in South India. Realizing the significance of the poem which emphasizes all human beings as one family, the United Nations has taken this poem as its motto. Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran signing a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) linking Britain’s Royal Borough of Kingston city with Sri Lanka’s Jaffna city last Tuesday (18) had highlighted the Sangam period poet Kaniyan Poonkundranar’s poem on global brotherhood which is now a reality […]

Jaffna JMO confirms bullet hit the rider

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By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan Pandemonium reigned supreme at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital mortuary on Friday, where bodies of the two youths, whose deaths were deemed ‘accidental’ by the authorities, were lying there for further investigations. The Judicial Medical Officer confirmed to Ceylon Today that one of the students, the rider of the motorbike, had received a gunshot injury to his chest. However, till late evening on Friday, the Police Department did not mention anything about a gunshot but claimed it was an ‘accident’. They kept on saying the two students met their deaths when the motorbike they were riding crashed on to a nearby wall in Kandarodai, a few kilometres off Jaffna town on the KKS Road. Nearly 300 to 400 Jaffna University students were […]

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres Could save Lanka at UNHCR

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, the then head of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, began a three-day visit to Sri Lanka on 25 July 2006, the first such visit by a UNHCR head to the country, when the armed services had just begun to make inroads into Tamil Tiger terrorists held areas in the North and the East of the country. Now as head of the apex body, Guterres will preside over the destinies of Sri Lanka when the UNHcr takes on the US resolution demanding a “transparent and independent war crimes probe” with foreign agents represented on a probe team. The UNHCR said in a release at the time that “The purpose of his visit is to meet displaced people in the […]

Jaffna Police mistook the students for a motorcycle gang and fired – Law and Order Minister

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Oct 22, Colombo: The police initially has not revealed the truth about the fatal shooting of the two Jaffna University students, Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake said. Speaking to BBC Sandeshaya, the Minister said the Jaffna police was on alert on the information they had received about roaming motorcycle gangs in the city. It has been revealed that in that atmosphere when the police observed two youth on a motorcycle riding in the night ignoring traffic signals, they panicked and fired, the Minister said. The police originally had said that they shot in the air, the Minister added. The Minister, noting that if the police reveled the truth at the time, there would not be such a controversy now, stressed that the police have […]

Two New Deaths During A Mourning Week: Jaffna Mourns!

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At the backdrop of mourning for the hospital staff who were shot down during the IPKF rule some 29 years ago, this month of October on 21st, allegedly by the IPKF, and religious rituals for the slain Tamil journalist Nimalarajan, who was killed 16 years ago this week, two more youth met the same fate, reportedly gunned down by the police in Jaffna near Kokkuvil, Friday at about 11.55pm. The apparent shooting was not confirmed to any till the postmortem report was released midst fear and tension. Some noted that there were incidents where two gangs brandishing swords had clashed in daylight in Jaffna town a few days ago over, where the deployment of more police patrols were needed to further tighten security. The two […]