16th April 2018

Sri Lankan refugee couple is set for multi-million-pound NHS payout

16th April 2018 // 0 Comments

Sri Lankan refugee couple are set for multi-million-pound NHS payout after their baby suffered irreversible brain damage at birth because midwives couldn’t understand them Sinthiya Rajatheepan was not properly instructed on how to feed her new baby Her son Nilujan, eight, suffered  devastating brain damage from malnutrition  The High Court  ruled midwives at King George’s hospital failed the baby Judges will determine the level of compensation due during a later hearing  Catastrophic injuries suffered by a baby boy were the direct result of his refugee mother’s poor grasp of English, a top judge has ruled. And now the eight-year-old is in line for multi-million-pound NHS compensation because midwives were negligent in failing to tackle the language barrier. Judge Martin McKenna said medics at King George’s Hospital, London, ended up […]

Welikada Prison incident 2012 CoI recommends prosecution of 6 high-ranking officials

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The 2015 Committee of Inquiry which probed into the Welikada Prisons incident of November 2012 has recommended that six high ranking officials previously attached to the Ministry of Defence, the State Intelligence Service, the Prisons Department and the Sixth Gajaba Regiment of the Army be prosecuted under the Penal Code. The Committee of Inquiry into the Welikada Prison Incident – 2012 (C.I.P.I.) has recommended charging six leading figures of the previous regime, under Section 162 of the Penal Code,……which deals with public officers who disobey the directions of the law with the intent of causing injury to persons or the Government. The group includes one official who is currently under remand custody over the matter and another who is currently being investigated as he has […]

The struggle goes on…

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By Gagani Weerakoon in Kilinochchi The only certainty in their lives was uncertainty – not knowing how long they will live – as they fought someone else’s war for almost 30 years willingly or otherwise. Nine years after the end of the so-called Eelam war between the LTTE and Sri Lankan armed forces, while many things in the country have changed, from infarastructure to a comparatively peaceful environment sans bomb attacks, one thing remains unchanged for them. Once again they live in uncertainty – uncertainty for how long they will survive. It is this insecurity and fear of survival that may have led Emmanuel (44) to do something which he would have never imagined of doing even in his worst nightmare some 30 years ago. […]