11th February 2018

Tamils throats were slit by Sri Lankan Army – Exposed

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In the wake of a “slit-throat” gesture at a protest by Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, the Defence Attaché of the Sri Lankan High Commission in London, on Sunday 4 February outside photographic evidence has surfaced indicating that Sri Lankan security forces did just that to captured and therefore unarmed LTTE suspects. Killing prisoners of war is considered a war crime according to Human Rights Law. The photographs indicate that an LTTE combatant was killed by throat-slitting after being questioned. This extra-judicial killing was most likely to have been perpetrated during the last stages of the battle. To view Photos – https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/photographic-evidence-shows-throat-slitting-gesture-by-patriot-mimics-gruesome-habit/

Leading Buddhists thank Naseby for putting the record straight

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The Buddhasasana Karyasadhaka Mandalaya (BKM), an independent non-governmental national level organization comprising of 14 leading Buddhist monks and Presidents of 14 national level Buddhist organizations, has written to the Lord Naseby, House of Lords of the UK, thanking him for pointing out to the British Parliament that it is incorrect for the British government to prejudge Sri Lanka in terms of the European Convention on Human Rights. The BKM letter to the Lord Naseby says: “This communication is to express the sincere thanks of the Buddhasasana Karyasadhaka Mandalaya, an independent non-governmental national level organization comprising 14 leading Buddhist monks and Presidents of 14 national level Buddhist organizations, for the relentless effort of Your Lordship to get at the truth regarding the actual figures of persons […]

EU adds Sri Lanka to money laundering blacklist

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The European Parliament has confirmed that Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Trinidad and Tobago were on the European Commission’s blacklist of countries at risk for acts of money-laundering. In a statement, the European Parliament on Wednesday said despite intense efforts by some Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), they have failed to achieve the 376-vote absolute majority needed to reject the inclusion of Tunisia, Sri Lanka, and Trinidad and Tobago in the European Commission’s list of non-EU countries considered to have strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and terrorism financing regimes. “The vote on Wednesday reflected the split in Parliament over the issue, with 357 votes in support of the motion to 283 votes against and 26 abstentions,” it said. As part of its obligations under […]

Local council polls: Where do we go from here?

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Questions whether Sirisena’s election tirade against corruption will result in action or remain mere words Unexpected turnout at yesterday’s local govt. polls President severely rebukes Foreign Secretary for suspending military attaché in Britain with Ranil’s approval without consulting him The nation today awaits the victor and the vanquished at the local polls which took place yesterday. As the hours tick by, that there will be surprises galore, in the first test of strength for the ruling coalition, has become clearer. One such instance is the clear emergence of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s new Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). The new party is poised to make a strong footprint in local politics with a noteworthy victory. That no doubt will impact both on the Sri Lanka Freedom Party […]

Local Authority Election – 2018 LIVE

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Local Authority Election – 2018 LIVE http://lgelections2018.dailymirror.lk/ Coalition among opposition parties can tilt balance in councils? SLPP sweeps wards in South; North goes to ITAK But coalition among opposition parties can tilt balance in councils UNP comes second, leading in Colombo count, Sirisena’s UPFA comes a distant third The recently formed Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa seems to have swept a majority of the local government wards in the south at yesterday’s countrywide polls, according to early results that began trickling in late last night. However, in some councils though the SLPP won most of the wards under the FPP (First Past the Post) system, when the PR (Proportional Representation) quota of votes are counted, a combined Opposition can have […]