14th May 2017

Lankan Govt. settling Sinhalese in Tamil-dominated areas

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Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], May 13 (ANI): Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced construction of 10,000 houses for Tamils in Sri Lanka, noted Tamil activist Pazha Nedumaran on Saturday said that there were already 4000 houses built, but the government in Colombo has been settling Sinhalese people in those colonies. “Already 4000 houses have been built in Tamil areas. They are supposed to be given to the Tamils in Sri Lanka, but the Singhalese government allocated these houses to Sinhalese. They were settled at Tamil areas with the help of Indian government. The problem is that Sinhalese wanted to annihilate Tamils,” Nedumaran told ANI. He alleged that local people were being settled in Tamil areas with the help of the Sri Lankan Army. Addressing […]

Right thinking of Chandrika

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BY Manekshaw Former President and the Chairperson of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga had pointed out the need of holding an international investigation into the alleged war crimes believed to have been committed during the previous regime. The former President was addressing a press briefing of the ONUR last Tuesday after the National Reconciliation Policy of ONUR was given Cabinet approval. The Former President played a key role in forming the National Unity Government which came to power in January 2015 with the slogan of good governance. With her background as the first woman Executive President and as the daughter of two former Prime Ministers of the island, Chandrika had come across several hurdles in her personal life as […]

Vithya’s trial goes to Colombo?

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Citizens Want CJ To Hold Rape Victim Vithya’s Trial-At-Bar Before Tamil Speaking Judges A group of people from rape victim Sivaloganathan Vithya‘s native village Punguditivu, Jaffna has written to Chief Justice urging him to hold the trial-at-bar of murder and rape case before Tamil speaking judges instead of in Colombo before Sinhala speaking judges. Priyasad Depp – The Chief Justice In a letter addressed to the Chief Justice on 11th May, the signatories said they were extremely concerned about reports that the trial-at-bar against those indicted for the murder and rape of Vithya will take place before three Sinhala speaking judges in Colombo as opposed to a trial-at-bar in Jaffna. “The transfer of the case before three Sinhala speaking judges would mean that they will have to […]

Mahinda begged for a meeting with Modi!

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(Lanka-e-News – 14.May.2017, 11.00PM)  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his arrival in Sri Lanka ,  following an earnest request made by deposed president Mahinda Rajapakse met the latter on the  11th (night ) .  Based on reports from Diplomatic sources , though the meeting was short between them , Mahinda had to face a long tirade  from Modi. After the dinner hosted by  president Maithripala Sirisena   , Mahinda was given an opportunity  by Modi to meet him  at the residence of the Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka  . Mahinda in fact secured the appointment only after making pleas to the Indian High Commissioner .This was because Mahinda was not given an appointment based on  the agenda of the Indian P.M. Poor Mahinda […]

The White-Vanning Ordeal Of Journalist by Mahinda Govert

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By D.B.S.Jeyaraj Well-known Sri Lankan Journalist – activist Poddala Jayantha was in the news last week when he sent a letter to the Director-General of Information Dr. Ranga Kalansuriya who is also the Secretary to the Cabinet Sub Committee on granting measures of relief to media persons who were subjected to various types of harassment and oppression during the period 2005 – 2015. Media reports said that copies of the letter had also been sent to the respective cabinet ministers serving in the cabinet sub – committee. Upon seeing the media reports, I contacted Poddala Jayantha now living in the USA to verify the contents of media reports and ascertain whether they were accurate. Jayantha affirmed that they were correct and confirmed that he had indeed […]