20th November 2016

‘Awa’ has 62 members : 38 arrested ; leader Vinodhan incarcerated; all have money and first sword from Brazil- Sagala Ratnayake

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(Lanka-e-News -18.Nov.2016, 3.35AM) The leader of ‘Awa’ group Kumares Rathinam Vinothan alias ‘Awa’ was arrested and remanded ,and of this group comprising 62 members , 38 of them have been taken into custody .However the 8  new leaders who have sprung up following the remanding of Vinothan have not been arrested , and the police are on their trail , minister of law and order Sagala Ratnayake revealed. The firts sword used by this group was made in Brazil and was smuggled into Sri Lanka (SL) through India by a member of the group. Thereafter swords were made here according to  that model . The one who refused to turn this out  was cut and chopped , the minister further revealed. The minister made these […]

Arrest at KIA of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Cousin and EX- Ambassador to USA, Jaliya Wickramasuriya for Alleged Corruption.

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Jaliya Gives Part Of Swindled Rs. 52M To MR ‘Big Wig’ | The Sunday … Jaliya Wickramasuriya and Mahinda Rajapaksa … it is all about Jaliya Wickramasuriya, cousin of Kurunegala District MP, Mahinda Rajapaksa. by Nirmala Kannangara It is an open secret how former first citizen Mahinda Rajapaksa, his off springs and siblings, while ‘serving’ for the motherland, looted out its wealth. This newspaper has repeatedly exposed many financial frauds committed by the Rajapaksa’s and their kith and kin amounting into billions of rupees and this time it is all about Jaliya Wickramasuriya, cousin of Kurunegala District MP, Mahinda Rajapaksa. Wickramasuriya was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport on Thursday, November 17 by the officers of the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) for misappropriation of […]

”I am telling this to every (Tamil) son of a **** here, I will **** your mother” says Buddhist monk.

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Police are afraid to arrest Buddhist Monks, so the Buddhist monk-led violent attacks on ethnic and religious numerical minorities goes on. Buddhist monk verbally abuses Tamil officials in Batticaloa “You Tamil Dog, I Will Kill You” Buddhist Monk Tells Grama Sevaka In … 12 Nov 2016 – A Buddhist Monk from Batticaloa has threatened to kill a grama sevaka for filing …. to a census that for the sake of the majority to handcuff the most abusive monk ? ….. You claim Tamils in Canada are claiming land in Sri lanka without stepping … We Can Kill You, Buddhist Monk Tells a Tamil Family … – Sri Lanka Brief 8 Nov 2016 – This a Buddhist Country; We Can Kill You, Buddhist Monk Tells a Tamil […]

Racist MEP Leader Dinesh Gunawardena said that JO would not agree to anything, without their 14 proposals

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New Constitution needs 2/3rd majority plus Referendum Govt., Opposition, party leaders say in Parliament by Saman Indrajith The Prime Minister, opposition leader and all party leaders in parliament stated yesterday that the draft for a new constitution needed not only two-third majority of the House, but also the approval of the people in a referendum. Party leaders said so when the Constitutional Assembly met in the Parliament chamber yesterday. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly, presented to the assembly the reports of six subcommittees appointed for the purpose of drafting a new Constitution have concluded their work in six main areas.The sub committees have prepared their reports on the areas of Fundamental Rights, Judiciary, […]

Buddhists Monk’s Mockery in Sri Lanka

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BY Manekshaw ‘Let a man guard himself against irritability in speech; Let him be controlled in speech. Abandoning verbal misconduct, let him practice good conduct in speech ‘– Dhammapada The conduct of Ampitiye Sumanarathana Thera of the Batticaloa’s Mangalaramaya over a land issue in the Pattipalai area has stuck a blow to the efforts taken towards building peace and reconciliation in the country. By his unruly behaviour towards the Pattipalai area Grama Niladhari S. Jeevithan, Ampitiye Sumanarathana Thera had brought traffic on the Ampara – Kandy main road to a halt and had come out with racist comments and foul language. Even the Police officials who were at the scene to control the situation remained helpless and pleaded with the monk to remain calm. However, […]

Constitutional Subcommittees Recommend 13 A+ to PCs

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By Niranjala Ariyawansha and Skandha Gunasekara Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday submitted to the Constitutional Assembly reports of six Parliamentary Subcommittees on Constitutional Reform. The dominant proposal coming from the Subcommittee on Centre-Periphery Relations for devolution of power beyond the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. The recommendations are expected to usher in a Constitutional solution to the vexing ethnic problem via the 13 A-Plus and other progressive proposals. The Subcommittee on Fundamental Rights has for the first time in the Constitutional history of the country recommended the Constitutional embodiment of a declaration of the Right to Life as a human right. The Subcommittee on Centre- Periphery Relations has recommended that law and order be devolved as subjects to Provincial Councils, envisaging the establishment of Independent […]

“If Sri Lanka is serious about accountability they should arrest and charge Mendis on return to the island,” asserts Sooka

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The United Nations Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) is holding its 59th session from November 7 to December 7 in Geneva, Switzerland. Sri Lanka was recently under the microscope of the committee and, to put it mildly, things did not go smoothly. The fact that Sisira Mendis, Sri Lanka’s chief of national intelligence, participated the two-day affair didn’t help matters. Frankly, Sri Lanka’s inclusion of Mendis in the official delegation is truly alarming. On the other hand, the Sri Lankan government might argue that, as a high-level member of Sri Lanka’s defense establishment, Mendis would ostensibly be uniquely positioned to respond to allegations of torture allegedly committed by members of the country’s security apparatus. And yet Mendis was either unable or unwilling to provide even a […]

RSF urges UN committee to question Sri Lanka’s intelligence chief

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SRI LANKA RSF urges UN committee to question Sri Lanka’s intelligence chief https://rsf.org/en/news/rsf-urges-un-committee-question-sri-lankas-intelligence-chief Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS) are dismayed to learn that Sri Lanka’s national intelligence chief, Sisira Mendis, who is accused of serious crimes against journalists during the final stages of its civil war, is on the Sri Lankan delegation that is meeting with the United Nations Committee against Torture (UNCAT) in Geneva today and tomorrow. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS) are dismayed to learn that Sri Lanka’s national intelligence chief, Sisira Mendis, who is accused of serious crimes against journalists during the final stages of its civil war, is on the Sri Lankan delegation that is meeting with the United […]

Donald Trump takes a leaf out of Jayalalitha’s book

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Selvi J. Jayalalitha. when she assumed power for the first time in 1991 declared that she will receive only one rupee per month as salary and made good her word. The 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump has taken a leaf out of Jayalalitha’s book by rejecting a salary of 400,000 dollars a year and instead opted for one dollar a year.  The billionaire business tycoon will assume power from the 20th of January 2017.

Congratulations to President-Elect Donald Trump: Tamils for Trump

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NEW YORK, USA, /EINPresswire.com/ — Tamils for Trump sent the following message “Please accept our warm congratulations on your victory. We wish you the best as you prepare to take up the responsibilities and challenges of the presidency.” Tamils for Trump congratulated President – Elect Donald Trump on his successful campaign and decisive victory in the 2016 presidential election. It is time for every American to accept the election result and embrace Mr. Trump as our next president. We will help him to succeed. When our president succeeds, we will succeed as Americans. The spokesman for Tamils for Trump said that “Since Mr. Trump is a straight shooter, he will look into Sri Lanka situation as it is now, refuse to accept the implementation of […]