25th April 2017

Key Suspect In Lasantha’s Killing Given Diplomatic Post By Gota

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The chief suspect in Lasantha Wickrematunga’s assassination was given a diplomatic post by the then defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa but it was withdrawn soon after Mahinda Rajapaksa won the January 2010 election, fresh evidence has revealed, according to the Economy News website. Rajapaksa has denied any involvement in the January 2009 assassination of SundayLeader editor Wickrematunga and a string of other attacks against dissident journalists, but new evidence shows he nominated the main suspect as an intelligence officer at the Sri Lanka embassy in Thailand. The then powerful defence secretary has denied allegations by his army commander and erstwhile friend Sarath Fonseka that he led a killer squad comprising handpicked army commandos attached to a secret killer gang. Rajapaksa has countered the allegation saying that if […]

Racist spat in the face of a Sri Lankan-born shopkeeper in a Bootle off-licence.

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THIS is the shocking moment a vile racist spat in the face of a Sri Lankan-born shopkeeper in a Bootle off-licence. CCTV footage shows yob Christopher James Callaghan abusing shop staff and then spitting over the counter in a woman’s face. Callaghan, 30, became angry when staff at Stanley Foods in Bootle told him they did not have the brand of cigarettes that he wanted. After Nilani Nilalarajah opened the counter to prove to him that the cigarettes were out of stock, the ‘aggressive nuisance’ hurled vile abuse at her and then spat in her face. Vile racist yob spat in shopkeeper’s face and called her “you F**ing P**i” Ms Nilalarajah was furious, and threw an object from the counter back at the yob before […]

Rewarding military officials accused of human rights violations with government positions and GSP+

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* EU parliamentary group tables resolution against granting GSP+ to Sri Lanka Apr 22, Colombo: An European Parliamentary group has tabled a resolution in the European Parliament against granting the Generalized System of Preferences plus (GSP+) tariff concession to Sri Lanka saying that Sri Lanka’s government’s reform efforts are not adequate to grant the tariff concession. The group, Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) of 52 Members of European Parliament (MEPs) in their submission says that the government’s reform efforts, including those that directly relate to the GSP+ criteria, have not yet delivered in their purpose to comply with the international conventions. In the motion for resolution submitted, the GUE/NGL urges the European Parliament to forward the resolution to the European […]