31st March 2017

SECOND ‘Fast to Death’ hunger strike called off by MP Wimal

31st March 2017 // 0 Comments

Stunt man MP Wimal Weerawansa called off the ”Sefp Publicity” eight day SECOND ‘Fast to Death’ hunger strike he was engaged in amidst the chanting of pirith a short while ago, National Freedom Front (NFF) sources said. The MP had decided to give up his fast after requests made by fellow politicians, it is learnt. It is understood that the government of Maithiri and Ranil had secretly assured him that no action will be taken against him for misusing 40 state vehicles belonging to the State Engineering Corporation causing a loss of Rs. 90 million  . He ended the fast by drinking a cup of milk. The parliamentarian commenced a hunger strike on March 22 against alleged political revenge perpetrated by the government against him. He was […]

Tamil journalists threatened by Sri Lankan soldiers

31st March 2017 // 0 Comments

Three Tamil journalists were harassed and threatened by Sri Lankan soldiers on the 21st March while reporting on an ongoing protest by families of the disappeared in Maruthankerny. The journalists were photographed en route to the protest, were threatened and made to leave by soldiers from the protest itself and then were followed and harassed on their way home. One of the journalists recounted the incident to Tamil Guardian: “Three of us from Jaffna and Chavakachcheri went to this protest. On the way soldiers took photos of us, but we thought that just happens all the time anyway. We finished our work and when we were going back we saw soldiers engaged in construction work at a site near the protest. So we took photos […]