June 2017

THE OPENING CEREMONY OF A NEW BUILDING IN THILAKAVADIYAR GIRLS HOME – 20.06.2017

30th June 2017 // 0 Comments

The Thilakavathiyar Girls Home was started in 1994 by Mr.Satguneswaran Kanthappan  who lives in United Kingdom, And the home is conducted by Social Welfare Organization a charitable organisation in Batticaloa, Srilanka. This home is built for the children who lost their parents during the past disaster. 20 million rupees were spent to build this building for them and this inauguration ceremony was held on 20.06.2017 at the premises in Thirupalugamam. This event was lead by the president of Social welfare organization Mr. S.Thirunavukarasu. The new building was inaugurated by the leader of Rama Krishna Mission Srimath Swamy Prabu Premanantha Jee Maharaj who was the the  chief guest for this event, and the statue of pure blessed mother of Sri Saratha Devi was opened by the […]

How the “Ceylon”Tamils From Sri Lanka Contributed to Singapore Over The Years ..

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By Ajit Kanagasundram The world today is desperate to attract foreign talent. Thirty percent of Silicon Valley startups are by Indians, and the same percentage is true of Microsoft employees, NASA employees and US physicians. Canada and Australia have long had a point system to attract talent and the US and the UK are thinking of adopting a similar system in place of their current family re-union system. Even Germany has a special Visa quota for software professionals from India. Singapore preceded all these countries by being open from the inception to foreign talent as it knew that they were required for it to meet its ambition to become a regional and then global hub for trade, manufacturing and finance.Lee Kwan Yew openly alluded to the […]

Unity among Tamil leaders vital to develop North: Indian Ambassador

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Indian High Commissioner Taranjith Singh Sandhu, in his first visit to Jaffna, is reported to have said at a meeting that unity among the political leadership in the North was important to realize economic and infrastructure development and the political aspirations of the Tamil people. He said this in the wake of a crisis at the Northern Provincial Council resulting in the removal of two ministers. The Ambassador visited the North for the first time yesterday after his posting to Sri Lanka. He pledged further assistance from his country to develop the economy and infrastructure in the Northern Province. However, he said he had no intention of interfering in the internal political affairs of a country. He had talks with Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran the […]

Inside Story: New Ministers Sworn In For The Northern Provincial Council

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The new nominees by Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran (CVW) to replace the sacked Ministers T. Gurukularajah (Education) and Ponnuthurai Ainkaranesan were sworn in before Governor Reginald Cooray. The new nominees are Ananthi Sasitharan and K. Sarveswaran. Ananthi was involved in making many of the complaints against the four Ministers, while Sarvesvaran’s brother Suresh Premachnadran led the street protests against the ministers in support of CVW. C.V. Wigneswaran – Northern Chief The hurt over CVW’s conduct in was not merely political. There was a lot of pain in the Protestant Community over Gurukularajah’s sacking as if he is a crook.  Gurukularajah was the son of the late Rev. Thambyrajah who founded and lived with his children in Navajeevanam, a home for orphans in the then undeveloped lands of Paranthan […]

Super Rich Namal & Yoshitha in ”Top 20 shareholders listed companies”

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FCID is currently investigating how NAMAL and yoshitha amassed funds to purchase shares in ascot lanka plc a listed company on the Colombo stock exchange.  The interim financial statement indicates that the two brothers are within the top 10 shareholders of the company FCID should obtain details from the the CSE and examine there share transaction and question them as to how such transactions were funded Many Revalations are expected in the near future http://lankanewsweb.net/news/special-news/item/6310-namal-yoshitha-top-20-shareholders-in-listed-companies

New Northern Province Ministers sworn in

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Chief Minister of Northern Province C.V. Vigneswaran, provincial council members Ananthy Sasitharan and Kandiah Sarveswaran were sworn in as provincial ministers before Governor of Northern Province Reginald Cooray this morning. Vigneswaran took oaths as the Northern Province Minister of Finance and Planning, Law and Order, Lands, Energy, Housing and Construction, Tourism, Local Government, Provincial Administration, Agriculture and Agrarian Service, Animal Husbandry, Irrigation, Water Supply and Environment. Ananthy Sasitharan was sworn in as the NPC Minister of Women’s Affaris, Rehabilitation, Social Services, Cooperatives, Food Supply and Distribution, Industry and Enterprise Promotion. Kandiah Sarveswaran was sworn in as the provincial minister of Education, Sports and Youth Affairs, Cultural Affairs. http://www.adaderana.lk/news/41619/new-northern-province-ministers-sworn-in

Now, its our turn to fool the Tamils!

29th June 2017 // 0 Comments

Govt. has not decided whether to go for new Constitution – PM by Maheesha Mudugamuwa Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said the government had not yet decided whether it would go for a brand new constitution or adopt provisions that did not necessitate a referendum. The PM said so, speaking at the National Conference on Constitutional Reforms at BMICH in Colombo. The conference was held as a part of outreach efforts in relation to the current constitutional reform process. It was attended by government ministers, academics, NGO representatives, foreign envoys, officials of the Attorney General’s Department and other state institutions. Former Deputy Chief Justice of South Africa Dikgang Moseneke, who is visiting Sri Lanka with a delegation from the Commonwealth Secretariat of the Kingdom also […]

Protests and strikes: What would Mahinda have done if he was in power?

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he yahapalana government won the elections on a promise of democracy and prosperity. Now it seems to assume that its modest achievements in restoring democracy should serve as an excuse for not delivering on the economy. That is a dangerous misgiving which threatens the sustainability of on-going democratic reforms in the long run. That also makes people, especially the Sinhalese majority, feel nostalgic about the authoritarian but orderly past under its predecessor. Under the current administration, economic growth has hit below five per cent. It is expected to be around 4.5 per cent for 2017. However, that may not, necessarily, be a measure of the government’s economic handling since lower growth numbers are in part a result of the government addressing much needed fiscal reforms, […]

British widow in Sri Lanka seeks help to return home

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A British woman has been left stranded in Sri Lanka after selling her home and marrying a Sri Lankan man who was shot dead, Daily Mail reported today. The 59-year-old Diane De Zoysa says she gave £100,000 to 26-year-old husband Priyanjana when she moved to live with him in Ahungalla last year. She had met the hotel worker when she was on holiday in the country six years ago, before returning seven months later to marry him. However, her husband was tragically killed last month after being shot three times at a friend’s house. Mrs. De Zoysa says her husband was killed by men trying to blackmail him for money. She has told the Daily Record that the killers thought he was a rich man […]

Tamils displaced by Sampur Vidura Navy Camp meet HRCSL

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Displaced people of Sampur told the Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission that the Sri Lankan Navy’s ‘Vidura’ camp should be removed so that they can be resettled in their own lands. A team from the commission led by Ambika Satkunananthan visited Trincomalee on the 15th and 16th June, holding discussions with civil society and political representatives and visiting the occupied lands in Sampur. According to the villagers, having displaced the people of Neenakeni in 2006, the Navy built a camp on 176 acres of civilian land. Having stated that the owners of those lands would be given alternate land, the Navy also seized the lands of 83 families in Sakkaravaddavan, Vengayachenai, Neenakeni, Emavaddavan – totalling around 340 acres including cultivation land – and a further […]

Court orders progress report on Thajudeen case

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The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s ordered the CID today to submit a report in court on July 27 regarding the progress of the investigation into Wasim Thajudeen murder case. When case came up before Colombo Additional Magistrate R.M.B.D.R. Weligodapitiya, two suspects former Western Province Senior DIG Anura Senanayake and former Narahenpita Crimes OIC Sumith Champika Perera were present in Courts. They were arrested over their alleged role in the cover up of evidence in the former rugby player Wasim Thajudeen’s murder and conspiring to commit a murder. They are currently out on bail. On July 27, 2015 the CID submitted to Court that the death of Thajudeen was not an accident but a murder. While delivering the verdict, Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris on February 25, […]

The fate of EU nationals living in the UK after ‘Brexit’ is finally revealed

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By Kalendra Withana UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, is to publish a 15-page document outlining the relevant constitutional rights of EU nationals after UK’s departure from the European Union. It has been reported that this document has a sole purpose of putting the anxieties felt by EU nationals about their future residence in the UK to “rest”. May herself believes that EU citizens are “an integral part of the economic and cultural fabric” of the UK and therefore wants to assure that they are continued to be granted with the legitimate rights after Brexit.  Key proposals of this document include the granting of a ‘settled status’ for EU nationals, under the condition that they have been residing in the UK for at least 5 years […]

Swiss Kumar in Vidya murder case tried to bribe investigators offering 20 million!

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Making submissions to the Jaffna high court trial-at-bar that took up the murder of Pungudutivu schoolgirl Sivaloganathan Vidya yesterday (28), additional solicitor general Dappula de Livera said gang rapes were spreading like the plague in South India and other parts of South Asia. A market has been created in other countries, especially in the West, for videos of gang-rapes which can be viewed via the internet, he said.  Investigations have revealed that the mastermind of the crime, ‘Swiss Kumar’, had videoed the gang-rape of Vidya and intended to sell it overseas. He had given money for the rapists to drink, and had videoed the rape incident. When he was arrested, Swiss Kumar has told the CID officials that he could immediately give them Rs. 20 million […]

Ilankai Thamil Arasuk Katchi(ITAK) Wants Complaints Against the Working of Departments Under Chief Minister Wigneswaran to be Investigated.

27th June 2017 // 0 Comments

By P.K.Balachandran The Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK), which is the principal constituent of the ruling Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, is demanding a probe into complaints about the working of departments directly under Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran. “There are complaints against departments directly under the Chief Minister. That is why the ITAK has asked for an investigation into complaints against all the five members of the Board of Ministers including the Chief Minister,” said M.A.Sumanthiran, MP and spokesman of the TNA. The Chief Minister had a probe conducted by a three-man commission into four members of the Board of Ministers. But the ITAK says the Chief Minister’s way of probing was illegal and constitutional, because probes against any member of the […]

Govt divided virtually into three factions – Gamini Lokuge

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Joint Opposition MP Gamini Lokuge, in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about the current political situation of the country and his group’s plan for the future. He shared the following: How do you look at the current political situation? There is no redress for the country economically. People face untold difficulties in their day-to-day lives. The entire country has ground to a standstill. There is no solution in sight to problems confronting the country as a whole. The govt has not worked out solutions to demands by the trade unions. Also, doctors have struck work demanding solutions to matters of their concern. They also remain unresolved. The government is becoming more and more repressive only. As a politician, you worked with the trade union […]

Zeid notes Sarath’s petition based on May’s statement admin By admin

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein took note of a petition submitted to the President of the UN Human Rights Council by Retired Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara based on a statement made by Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May. In a speech delivered at the Law Society in London Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said that international human rights law is now an easy target.  “Earlier this month, Britain’s Prime Minister called for human rights laws to be overturned if they were to “get in the way” in the fight against terrorism. Specifically, Theresa May said there was a need “to restrict the freedom and movement of terrorist suspects when we have enough evidence to know they are a threat, but not evidence to prosecute them in full in […]

Reporter seeks justice for ‘white van’ torture in Sri Lanka

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The sight of a white van still haunts Poddala Jayantha, a Sri Lankan journalist exiled in the U.S. Eight years after he was abducted in his home country, he says he saw only a pair of hands pulling him inside the vehicle where he was tortured for hours. He had broken bones in both his legs, fingers smashed, body burnt, beard and hair cut and stuffed inside his mouth. A group of tricycle taxi drivers found him dumped by the side of a deserted road and took him to a hospital. The decades-long civil war has ended, but the suspects in Jayantha’s ordeal are still at large. On a visit back to Sri Lanka, Jayantha is now pressing his case for justice but it’s far […]

Australia deports group of Sri Lankans from Christmas Island

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The return of Sri Lankans from Christmas Island in Australia to Colombo overnight on a Government charter jet has fuelled speculation that Australian Border Force has inter­cepted a suspected asylum vessel in the past week, Th Australian newspaper reported. A plane chartered by the ­Department of Immigration and Border Protection has left the Australian territory in the early hours of last morning with about 20 people — some of them guards and interpreters — onboard. Sri Lankan nationals were led up the steps of the plane with a guard on each side. Christmas Island residents yesterday linked the deportations to an unusual spectacle last Thursday when two of the navy’s rigid inflatable vessels were seen towing a small boat close to the horizon. The last […]

Mannar Catholic Diocese condemns police threats against protesting priest

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The Mannar catholic community has condemned police threats made against the parish priest of Iranai Matha Church for joining and supporting the land-return protests of Iranaithivu villagers. Reverend Father Arul Selvan was threatened by a police officer while supporting a road-block protest undertaken by the people of Iranaithivu, on their 54th day of protest, on Friday. The Manner Diocese Catholic Union reiterated in a statement on Sunday thats its priests had always been united with the people and their struggles. “No-one can forget that our priests even gave their lives during the war, staying with and serving the people until the very end,” the statement said. The union condemned police and military threats on religious leaders and activists, and called for the local police to […]

Tamil group calls for int’l judges in Lanka’s transitional

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Responding to the report, the London-based Global Tamil Forum (GTF) in a statement said, the international community and the government of Sri Lanka should take note of the report and underlined the need to establish impartial, credible and effective transitional justice processes with the participation of international judges to address the past comprehensively, with the aim to achieving long-lasting peace, reconciliation and prosperity for all the people of Sri Lanka justice system Colombo, Jun 22 A leading Tamil diaspora group has demanded the participation of international judges in Sri Lanka‘s transitional justice processes in the wake of a UN report that was critical of country’s judicial system. Monica Pinto, the former UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers was on a mission […]

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