24th November 2017

Jeyaraj’s assassination case drags on for nearly ten years

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The government couldn’t interfere with the ongoing judicial investigations pertaining to the assassination of Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle during the war, UPFA General Secretary and Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said. Admitting that there had been an inordinate delay in the judicial process, Amaraweera said the government couldn’t intervene on behalf of anyone. Amaraweera said so when The Island sought an explanation regarding the government’s failure to address the issue. Jeyaj’s widow, State Minister of City Planning and Water Supply Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle, was flanking Amaraweera. The Island pointed out that Fernandopulle had been assassinated in April nine years back and the government was concerned about addressing accountability issues as regards the LTTE suspects but the cases involving victims of LTTE terrorism didn’t receive the same attention. […]

Tamil’s Chief Minister WignesWaran should resign – Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara

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By Methmalie Dissanayake On 6 September, a new civil society group was formed under the leadership of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. According to members of Eliya, the sole purpose of forming the group is defeating the new Constitution. Ceylon Today contacted a member of Eliya, Rear Admiral Dr. Sarath Weerasekra VSV RWP USP to ascertain his views on the new Constitution and the current status of the war crimes allegations levelled against Sri Lanka. Followings are excerpts of the interview: We are seeing you these days as a member of Eliya which is a group that has the support of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Why did you extend your support to ‘Eliya‘? A: The main objective of Eliya is to apprise the public of […]

Futile To Expect Mahinda Rajapaksa To Give Up His Racist Political Scheming

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By Veeragathy Thanabalasingham Leader of the Opposition and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) R. Sampanthan, participating in the final debate of the second reading of the Budget in Parliament last week, made an impassioned plea to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to extend his fullest support and cooperation to the current constitution making process. Describing the former president as a very senior political leader in this country who commanded much respect amongst the people, Sampanthan implored Rajapaksa not to use the constitution as a means to come to power, maintaining his party would have no problem with the former president seeking any other means to capture power. Sampanthan said he also intended to make the same appeal to all the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Members of […]