28th October 2017

Maj Gen Kamal Gunaratne’s Alleged Death Threat Against “Traitors Supporting New Constitution”

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Gota’s “Vipath maga” (Disaster route) is “Terrorist route”: Those supporting new constitution shall be murdered (Video) More evidence in proof of murder committed by Nandikadal Kamal Gunaratne when he was Dep. Ambassador ! Major General Kamal Gunaratne seized me by the neck and assaulted me while threatening to break all my bones’ -16 years old D.S. student lodges complaint with Cinnamon gardens police Damning Expose`: SL Dep. Ambassador Kamal Gunaratne brutally murdered his worker in Brazil..! BY Lucien Rajakarunanayake The debate on a new constitution is certainly gathering force, but regrettably it is largely a distorted debate due to deliberate efforts by those clearly opposed to a new constitution being adopted in the country, presenting the Interim Report of the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly, which […]

Fasting Tamil prisoners appeal to have case transferred back to Vavuniya

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By S.S.Selvanayagam Tamil prisoners who have embarked on a hunger strike to force the transfer of their case back to the Vavuniya High Court from the Anuradhapura High Court yesterday filed an appeal in the Court of Appeal against the Attorney General and the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID). Petitioners Rajathurai Thiruvarul, Mathiarasan Sulakshan and Ganeshan Dharshan, who have been fasting for the last 32 days, filed their petition through their Attorney M.K.P. Chandralal.  They state that they were arrested by the TID and produced before the Magistrate before being committed to fiscal custody. They also revealed that they were remanded in various prisons and are presently being detained in the Anuradhapura Prison. They state that they were indicted by the then Attorney General in the […]

Don’t Be Fooled by Sri Lanka’s UN Engagement – Colombo remains unserious about transitional justice.

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Pablo de Greiff, the UN special rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, recently visited the island nation of Sri Lanka. De Greiff met a range of people during his two-week visit and traveled throughout the country. He’s visited on previous occasions and will present a comprehensive report to the UN Human Rights Council in September 2018. A recently released statement of his (that could have been stronger in certain areas) is worth reading in full. Toward the start of it, de Greiff makes a few preliminary observations and then notes the following: Enjoying this article? Click here to subscribe for full access. Just $5 a month. However, the fact that this list of achievements does not include most of the priority measures […]

Govt won’t act on Lord Naseby’s statement of ”Sri Lankan government forces killed 8,000 Tamil Civilians in May 2009”

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The Foreign Ministry said yesterday that war crimes allegations would be dealt through national independent judicial mechanisms. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mahishini Colonne said so when The Island asked her whether the government would request UK and Geneva to review the allegation that 40,000 civilians had been killed during the Vanni campaign, in the light of Lord Naseby statement int he House of Lords disputing the figure on oct. 12. The following is the full text of SM spokesperson’s statement: “As you would recall, the 100 Day Programme ‘United for a Change. Dawn of Maithri Rule. A New Country in 100 Days’, in point 93, stated the following: “Since Sri Lanka is not a signatory to the Rome Statute regarding international jurisdiction with regard to war crimes, […]

”Bomb the Parliament” – Weerawansa a Sinhala MP can say it but not the Tamil MP’s.

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National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa is in a midst of a controversy over his remarks that Parliament should be bombed in case it approves a Constitution based on the interim report of the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly (CA). The report was submitted to the Parliament by the Prime Minister and Chairman of the Steering Committee Ranil Wickremesinghe on September 21. Weerawansa’s statement gets more importance considering the fact that he was a leader of a political party that had once involved in a bomb attack inside the Parliament. And Deputy Minister Ashu Marasinghe reminded the country on Tuesday that it was Werawansa’s brother-in-law who lobbed that bomb into a room where the then ruling party’s parliamentary group headed by President J.R. Jayawardene had […]

Pillayan indicted for murder of TNA MP

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The Attorney General yesterday told the Supreme Court that Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, the former Chief Minister of the Eastern Province, had been indicted in the High Court of Batticaloa, for the murder of Joseph Pararajasinghem, TNA member of Parliament for Batticaloa District. The murder was committed on or about Dec. 5, 2005. There are seven accused in the indictment. Pillayan is the seventh. The trial has been fixed for Nov. 6, 7 and 17. The Tamil politicians, Journalists who expose  corruption of the government MP’s, Human rights activists were killed by Para military group run by the Mahinda government. Pillayan, Karuna and others who opposed LTTE were used to do the dirty work by the Mahinda government. In addition to LTTE opposers Some of […]