7th February 2018

UK Urged Not to Allow Sri Lankan Brigadier Priyanka Fernando from Leaving UK to Face War Crime Charges: TGTE

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UK Cosponsored a Resolution at UN Human Rights Council on killings in Sri Lanka LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM , February 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) today urged UK Government not to allow Sri Lankan Brigadier Priyanka Fernando from Leaving to Face War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide charges in UK. Brigadier Priyanka Fernando is currently in UK, having until yesterday served as the military attaché of the Sri Lankan High Commission to UK. “There are several reports published identifying his regiment, Gemunu Watch Battalion of the 59th Division, as responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the final months of the war in 2009. According to the UN and other organizations, 59th Division was the frontline fighting […]

UNHRC February/March Session & Sri Lanka

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by Thambu Kanagasabai  LLM [Lond], Former Lecturer in Law University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 5, 2018 The 37th UN Human Rights Council is scheduled to commence on 26th February 2018 and concludes on 23rd March. During this session, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is expected to present his written interim report on Sri Lanka, while Special Rapporteurs who visited Sri Lanka in 2017 are also expected to present their reports. The High Commissioner’s Report will be crucial for the war victims and Tamils in Sri Lanka who have been longing, yearning and clamouring for accountability and justice from the United Nations and International Community after the denial and delaying tactics from the Sri Lankan Government and Sri Lanka’s judicial system, while there is a culture […]

Ukraine requests Abu Dhabi to return Udayanga

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Ukraine authorities had reportedly requested the Abu Dhabi authorities to handover former Sri Lankan envoy to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga to Ukraine as he holds Ukrainian citizenship. Weeratunga who was detained in Dubai on Sunday (4) while in transit to the United States was later transferred to the authorities in Abu Dhabi by the Immigration and Emigration officers as per an INTERPOL warrant issued. He was accused in a probe into the acquisition of MiG-27 fighter jets from Ukraine, while he was also accused of supplying weapons to anti-Government forces in several countries and was absconding the Sri Lankan authorities using a Sri Lankan Diplomat Passport. Meanwhile, Police Media Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said that a special investigation team was to leave for Abu Dhabi this evening […]

MAHINDA PLAYING THE RACIST CARD

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MAHINDA PLAYING THE RACIST CARD Mahinda Rajapaksha Addressing the rally full of Sinhala public, held at Dravindra Seth Vijaya Mendis playground at Katunayake on Monday. in support of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) contesting Feb. 10 Local Government polls, Rajapaksa alleged that the UNP-SLFP coalition was busy dividing the country on ethnic lines in the name of national reconciliation. “Exercise your franchise to register strongest possible opposition to the planned break-up of the country.” Rajapaksa declared that lasting peace could never be achieved by giving into the demands of Tamils. The former Commander-in-Chief warned of dire consequences if the government was allowed to go ahead with its plans. The division of the country would cause permanent enmity between communities, Rajapaksa warned, urging the electorate to exercise their […]

Brigadier Fernando faces risk of being stripped of any diplomatic protection he has been afforded in the United Kingdom

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Unnamed Sources close to Her Majesty’s Government have informed is that “pursuant to Brigadier Priyanka Fernando’s conduct outside the premises of the Sri Lankan High Commission in London on the 4th of February 2018, acting on instructions from the highest level of government, His Excellency James Dauris, The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka lodged a strong official protest with Sri Lanka’s Ministry of External Affairs.   Following this Brigadier Fernando was suspended from his post as defence attaché to the Sri Lankan High Commission to the UK and will be withdrawn from post next week. In the intervening period the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police are interviewing complainants on an ongoing basis against Fernando with a view laying charges. If they succeed in laying […]