31st January 2018

13 SLPP members to join the UNP – Range Bandara

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By Sanchith Karunaratna State Minister of Irrigation Palitha Range Bandara stated that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party does not possess the strength to break away from the UNP to form a separate government. He further stated that no amount of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) deserter will be enough to bolster the ailing SLFP as 13 members of parliament from the SLPP have already pledged their support to the UNP further reinforcing the political power of the UNP. In such a situation of political instability the SLFP cannot hope to form their own government State Minister Bandara said. Speaking to the media at a gathering in Anamaduwa, Palitha Range Bandara stated that once the 13 SLPP members join with the 106 UNP parliamentarians, the SLFP will […]

Justice for the Trinco Five students in Sri Lanka!

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  Petitioning President Maithripala Sirisena Justice for the Trinco Five students in Sri Lanka! Ragihar Manoharan, a 20-year-old Tamil youth, and four other Sri Lankan Tamil students were killed by security forces on January 2, 2006 in Trincomalee in northwestern Sri Lanka. The authorities have failed to prosecute anyone for their murder. Their case is emblematic of the thousands of people subjected to human rights violations in Sri Lanka by government forces.  Two police investigations and a commission of inquiry on the case of the “Trinco Five” students have yet to result in anyone being held accountable.  The Sri Lankan government must effectively investigate and prosecute those responsible for these murders so that the families of the students may at last receive justice.

A Legal Framework for National Reconciliation: The Way Forward

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The following speech delivered by Former President Madame Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Chairperson of the ONUR,  at the29th LAWASIA Conference – Golden Jubilee Conference, held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 12 – 15 August 2016  It is with great pleasure that I accepted the invitation of the LAWA SIA hosts to address this distinguished gathering. The legal fraternity, both Bench and Bar have a vital role to play, and are playing, in the life of this country. I am aware that LAWASIA is committed to the Rule of Law, Good Governance and the protection of human rights. I take this opportunity to salute the members of the legal fraternity for their courageous and principled actions to uphold democratic rule in Sri Lanka, on several occasions when Freedom & […]

Visiting Prince Edward Urged to Raise Persecution of Tamils with Sri Lankan Leaders and to Meet Tamil Victims

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Link: https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/429522130/visiting-prince-edward-urged-to-raise-persecution-of-tamils-with-sri-lankan-leaders-and-to-meet-tamil-victims-tgte LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM , January 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — While His Royal Highness The Prince Edward is visiting Sri Lanka to be the Chief Guest of Sri Lanka’s Independence Day celebrations, Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) urged him to raise the persecution of Tamils with Sri Lankan leaders and to meet Tamil victims during his visit. He will represent Her Majesty The Queen at the 70th anniversary celebration of Sri Lanka’s independence on 4 February. TGTE submitted a memo (Please see below), highlighting the abuses faced by Tamils to be raised with Sri Lankan leaders. “While you receive the Guard of Honor during the Independence Day celebrations, please remember that these troops that give Guard of Honor are the same troops that according […]

TGTE Parliament Works out New Political Strategies

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The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam’s (TGTE) Parliament which concluded its three-day session in Canada has worked out various political strategies. The eighth direct session of the second tenure of the TGTE Parliament was held on the 19th, 20th and 21st of January at the Town Hall on Vanni Streeet of Markam in Toronto, Canada. Among the participants were TGTE Members of Parliament from various counties of the world along with Senate Members, Members of the Advisory Committee and a multitude of resource delegates. Mr. Rudrakumaran, the TGTE Prime Minister, had, in his opening-day address, insisted on the necessity by way of basic ethics and political strategy for organizations fighting for the realization of the Tamils right to self-determination and securing remedial justice for Mulivaikaal […]