July 2017

Low bred slut who sleeps with senile judges and AGs seeking to save Navy white Van murderer

29th July 2017 // 0 Comments

http://www.lankaenews.com/news/2199/en Low bred slut who sleeps with senile judges and AGs seeking to save Navy white Van murderer ! -not enough her villainies to rescue criminal Rajapakses (Lanka-e-News – 28.July.2017, 11.20AM)  Lanka e news inside information division believes it is imperative  that  it should reveal to the law abiding citizens of Sri Lanka (SL) , among the judges and Attorney Generals suffering from senile decay who are dilly dallying and withholding   the criminal cases against the corrupt and criminal Rajapakses  , is also a shameless villainous slut  in  the Attorney General’s (AG) department who prefers to sleep with those senile  judges and AGs  even on the pavement like stray dogs  and who dreams of  nothing except immoral and  evil activities to the detriment of […]

Pakistan better than Sri Lanka – Corrupt Pakistan President is out but Corrupt Mahinda is safe due to PM Ranil

29th July 2017 // 0 Comments

Corrupt Nawaz Sharif has resigned as prime minister of Pakistan following a decision by the country’s Supreme Court to disqualify him from office. The ruling came after a probe into his family’s wealth following the 2015 Panama Papers dump linking Mr Sharif’s children to offshore companies. The five judges reached a unanimous verdict in the Islamabad court, which was filled to capacity. “Following the verdict, Nawaz Sharif has divested himself of his responsibility as prime minister,” a spokesman for Mr Sharif’s office said in a statement. There was heightened security in the capital, with tens of thousands of troops and police deployed. The court’s ruling stated that Mr Sharif had been dishonest in not disclosing his earnings from a Dubai-based company in his nomination papers during the […]

Sri Lanka’s Conflict-Affected Women: Dealing with the Legacy of War

29th July 2017 // 0 Comments

Tamil-speaking women in Sri Lanka’s north and east pushed for accountability and truth during the country’s civil war but have been marginalised during the transitional justice process. The government and international actors must include their voices and address their injustices and difficult economic situation to ensure lasting peace. Executive Summary Eight years after the end of Sri Lanka’s armed conflict, Tamil speaking women in the island’s north and east are still seeking justice and truth for wartime violations. Bold promises by the government to the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2015 – including a truth commission, a special court and offices to investigate missing persons and provide reparations – have failed to materialise even as the urgent economic and psychosocial needs of all conflict-affected […]

Rajapaksha will not be punished in Thajudeen Murder case (even if he is found guilty).

29th July 2017 // 0 Comments

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s second son Yoshitha Rajapaksa despite being ordered to appear before the CID on 28 July failed to answer summons yesterday, Police sources said. A senior Police Officer told this paper that Rajapaksa had sought a fresh date to appear before the CID through his lawyer. Yoshitha Rajapaksa had been summoned to the CID to record a statement from him related to a probe being conducted into a jeep belonging to the Siriliya Saviya organization that has been featured in the Wasim Thajudeen murder case. Wasim Thajudeen was found dead inside a burning car in Colombo in May 2012. The case was initially ruled an accident, the BBC says, but reopened this year over allegations that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s youngest son […]

Supreme Sacrifice!

29th July 2017 // 0 Comments

By Manekshaw ‘Shanthi’ pooja a ritual performed to keep away the evil elements to begin any auspicious event was performed on Thursday (26) around the historic Nallur Kanthaswamy temple premises prior to the flag hoisting ceremony of the annual 25-day festival of the temple yesterday(28). The ritual to keep away the evil elements also covered the spot on the Southern Gopuram street of the temple where the shooting incident occurred resulting in the death of Sub Inspector Sarath Premachandra, the Police bodyguard of the Jaffna High Court Judge M. Ilanchelian a week ago. Soon after the separatist war ended in 2009, streamlining the civil administration along with strengthening the efforts of restoring law and order were prioritized with reopening the Police stations and Court houses […]

Tamil villagers demand Release of more Army held lands

28th July 2017 // 0 Comments

By Mirudhula Thambiah Despite the release of 110 acres of private lands, by the Army, to the original owners in Keppapilavu, villagers were however, adamant that their 150 day struggle will not be called off until all their private lands are released. Minister of Resettlement D. M. Swaminathan confirmed on Wednesday (26) that his ministry will release Rs 148 million to relocate the Army elsewhere. Sivapragasam Ariyakala, a resident from Kepappilavu said although Minister Swaminathan had taken steps to release the lands from the control of the Army, their struggle will continue until all remaining lands are released. “We have been on a satyagraha, with our children, for the past six months demanding the release of all our private lands. The army had requested a […]

The Gloves Are Off: Reactions to Ben Emmerson’s Statement on Torture, Counterterrorism

28th July 2017 // 0 Comments

On July 14, 2017 the Special Rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism, Ben Emmerson released a statement at the end of his visit to Sri Lanka, where he met with detainees, activists, and the Attorney General, the Chief Justice and High Court Judges. Following his visit, there was some coverage in the media, with Daily Mirror and Sunday Timesreporting on his statement. However, almost immediately, Minister of Justice and Buddhasasana Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe lashed out in response, saying Emmerson lacked “diplomatic qualities” and displayed an ‘army commander like’ approach. It was this statement that got significantly more coverage. On Tuesday, it was reported that President Sirisena’s main concern was on who had permitted Emmerson to meet LTTE detainees. This statement again received coverage in the mainstream media. However, concerns have continually been raised over ongoing […]

Tamil widow asks Northern Ireland police ombudsman to probe STF massacre

28th July 2017 // 0 Comments

A Tamil widow who says ten relatives were massacred by Sri Lanka’s police in 1986 has lodged a complaint with Northern Ireland’s police ombudsman after links to the country’s security forces emerged, the Irish Times reports. The police ombudsman was set up as part of the peace process in Northern Ireland and can investigate historic cases involving the old police force, the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC). The report says that senior Sri Lankan police officers visited Belfast in 1983 to “see at first hand the roles of the police and army in counter-terrorist operations”, quoting secret British government files. It says that the visit happened months after the Special Support Unit, an elite RUC police commando team, shot dead six Irish men in County Armagh in […]

Rudrakumaran: Man with a Mission in Pursuit of Eelam

28th July 2017 // 0 Comments

With Rudrakumaran at the helm there is hope and somehow there is no doubt he will do everything in his power to keep hope alive – and I know the Maveerar are smiling…because of him; they know the non-violent fight for Tamil Eelam is in good hands! by Usha Sriskandarajah, July 26, 2017 Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran’s 60th birthday came and went this month without any fanfare – for a man who declines any and all fuss around him, he wouldn’t have it any other way! Rudrakumaran, the Prime Minister of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) has only one mission and one end goal – and that’s an independent and flourishing Tamil Eelam – his work, outside of his law profession, involves constantly exploring and […]

Murder of Nadarajah Raviraj: Court issues arrest warrant for SL Navy Officer

28th July 2017 // 0 Comments

Ayshwarya Yapa The Court of Appeal has issued a warrant for the arrest of Prasad Hettiarachchi, an officer of the Sri Lanka Navy. Prasad Hettiarachchi has been named as a respondent of the petition submitted by Nadarajah Raviraj’s wife, through which she requested that the murder case of her husband be taken up for hearing again. When the relevant petition was taken up for consideration today (27), the counsel representing the petitioner’s side stated before the Court that summons had already been issued to five of the defendants who have been named as respondents. The counsel then proceeded to request that the Court issue an arrest warrant owing to the fact that Prasad Hettiarachchi, one of the named respondents, had failed to appear in Court. […]

Sri Lankan among Magsaysay award winners

28th July 2017 // 0 Comments

Six winners this year of the Asian version of the Nobel Prize Yoshiaki Ishizawa, a Japanese historian who helped Cambodians preserve the Angkor temples, and Gethsie Shanmugam, a Sri Lankan teacher who counseled war widows and orphans to overcome their nightmares, are among the six winners of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awards, regarded as Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize. The other recipients named Thursday are Abdon Nababan, an Indonesian working for the return of large tracts of forest land to indigenous communities, a Singaporean businessman Tony Tay, who leads the cooking of 6,000 meals a day for the destitute, a Philippine theater group which stood up to a dictatorship and Lilia de Lima , a Filipino who oversaw the opening of job-generating export processing […]

NO Political package on site despite popular support for such reforms and pledges made by President and PM to win elections

28th July 2017 // 0 Comments

The most significant contribution of the much-maligned Indo-Sri Lanka Accord has been the restructuring of the island nation’s postcolonial state Jayadeva Uyangoda Thirty years have passed, not so quietly, since President J.R. Jayewardene of Sri Lanka and Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi of India signed the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord in July 1987. The accord’s story has become part of history in India as well as Sri Lanka. However, has Sri Lanka’s politics changed since the advent of the accord? The answer is both ‘yes’ and ‘no.’ In Sri Lanka, the most important political change since 1987 has been the total military defeat and demise of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The accord was one of the early attempts to bring Sri Lanka’s ethnic civil […]

Thirty years of soul-searching

28th July 2017 // 0 Comments

M.A. Sumanthiran The Accord offered the best chance to resolve the Tamil national questionbut was undermined by successive governments in Colombo July 29, 1987 was a watershed in Sri Lanka’s history. That was the day Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi signed an accord with Sri Lankan President J.R. Jayewardene in Colombo, in which Sri Lanka promised to share power with the Tamil people. One cannot also forget the attack on the Indian Prime Minister later that day by a Naval Rating at a Guard of Honour. If not for his quick reflexes, the rifle butt that was swung at him would most certainly have cracked his skull. The history of Sri Lanka would have been very different had he not survived that assault, as also […]

LTTE to remain on EU’s terrorism list despite ECJ’s ruling

28th July 2017 // 0 Comments

The European Union (EU) has taken note of the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ’s) judgement annulling measures against the LTTE, namely the designation of the LTTE as a terrorist organisation and the freezing of LTTE funds. The judgment is a legal ruling of the European Court of Justice on the procedure used for listing the LTTE. It does not involve any assessment by the Court of the substantive reasons for the designation of the LTTE as a terrorist organisation. The annulled measures cover the period 2011-2015. Designations of the LTTE adopted by the Council later in 2015-2017 are not covered by the present ruling. This means that the LTTE remains listed as a terrorist organisation by the EU, an official statement said. EU institutions systematically […]

EU court keeps Hamas on terrorism list, removes Tamil Tigers

28th July 2017 // 0 Comments

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – The European Union’s top court kept Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on the EU terrorism blacklist on Wednesday and removed Sri Lankan separatist rebels, the Tamil Tigers. Judges at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) overruled the General Court’s view of 2014 that the Council of the European Union, the 28-nation grouping, had insufficient evidence to maintain asset freezes and travel bans on Hamas. The lower court had found that the listing was based on media and internet reports rather than decisions by a “competent authority”. But the ECJ said such decisions were not required for groups to stay on the list, only for their initial listing. “The Council may maintain a person or an entity on the list if it concludes that […]

That, Mr Speaker, is not the whole story

25th July 2017 // 0 Comments

It is one thing to say that some politicians are making their children ashamed of them. It is more meaningful to tell the public why this is so. What makes children react to parental actions in a manner that causes the children to virtually turn their backs on politician fathers? If what Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says is true there must be some strong reasons why children are not enamoured of their fathers who are elected representatives. That surely is the crucial question. What is it in the behaviour of some MPs that cause such negative reactions in their children to the extent that they seem to dissociate themselves with the conduct of their MP fathers? Usually children dote on their parents and parents on the […]

‘Prepared to work with government, but cannot wait indefinitely for solutions’, Sri Lanka Tamil party tells UN

25th July 2017 // 0 Comments

July 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) told the United Nation that the party is prepared to work with the Sri Lankan government on resolving the Tamil people’s problems but cannot wait indefinitely for the government to take meaningful actions. The leader of Tamil National Alliance and the Opposition R. Sampanthan told a visiting top official of the UN that the party’s demand is not to divide the country but to find a solution based on consent and the consensus of political parties and people. The visiting UN Under Secretary General for Political Affairs Jeffery Feltman met with the Opposition Leader, R. Sampanthan and members of the Tamil National Alliance on Friday at the UN office in Colombo. During the […]

Sri Lanka: We must welcome GTF effort and they must go further

25th July 2017 // 0 Comments

by Rajasingham Jayadevan ( July 23, 2017, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) The right thinking people must welcome the initiative of the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) to help provide medical assistance for the flood affected areas of Southern Sri Lanka in partnership with the pioneering Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement. This effort must be strengthened further by the GTF to involve in far reaching post war socio-economic work with the engagement with the cross section of the community organisations overseas. Many individuals, organisations and expatriate enterprises have undertaken sustainable socio-economic projects without any political fanfare and glamour. Their efforts too must be welcome and publicised in an effective way to widen the scope of engagement of the expatriate Tamils. There are Tamil organisations and individuals providing funds for the […]

GLOBAL TAMILS FOR UNITED LANKA

25th July 2017 // 0 Comments

Recently a group of members of the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) comprised of 17 medical professionals from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the United States, France, Germany, Norway and Bahrain, over the course of nine days, provided assistance including medical, dental and ophthalmological treatment to the communities affected by the floods (about 780 patients) sheltered in villages, relief camps, a children’s home and an orphanage in the Districts of Kalutara and Matara, of the Western and Southern Provinces respectively. The doctors who voluntarily gave their services also donated 300 spectacles. Spokesman of the GTF, Suren Surendiran spoke to the Nation regarding the GTF’s engagement with the country, their view of the present state of affairs in the country, and about what they felt was the […]

Anatomy of an Anti-Tamil Pogrom: Thirty-fourth Anniversary of “Black July” 1983.

25th July 2017 // 0 Comments

Black July ’83 – Library Tamil Affairs | Tamil Guardian www.tamilguardian.com/news-region/tamil-affairs Remembering Black July 1983 … “As we pause to reflect on the dark days of the Sri Lankan Civil War, we must continue to work to heal the … Tamil Guardian: Home Page www.tamilguardian.com/  Black July remembrance events took place on Sunday organised by the Tamil National … ““Between July 24 and 29, 1983, anti-Tamil pogroms were carried out in ….. by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a 3 day visit to Israel. Anatomy of an Anti-Tamil Pogrom: Thirty-fourth Anniversary of “Black July” 1983. (This article was posted in 2013 to denote the 30th anniversary of Black July 83 and is reproduced here again with minor changes in view of the 34th anniversary of the anti- Tamil pogrom) by D.B.S. Jeyaraj “Shops, Banks, Offices and […]

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