19th April 2018

Suspend Sri Lanka from Commonwealth Until it Fully Implements UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1: TGTE

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Failing, Sri Lanka should be referred to ICC & and a Referendum for Tamils to decide their future destiny, to ensure a peaceful, permanent political solution. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM , April 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) today urged the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) to suspend Sri Lanka from the Commonwealth, until the Government fully implements the recommendations made by the UN Human Rights Council Resolution L 30/1 (due by March 2019). Failing this, Sri Lanka should …..Read More…

Some in the JO used good governance to cover up their wrongs – Ravi

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Deputy leader of the UNP Ravi Karunanayake says some in the joint opposition hid behind good governance to cover up their fraud and corruption. He made the comment in response to questions raised by the media after a sports equipment distribution at the UNP’s Thotalanga office yesterday (18), also attended by the party’s councilors in the Colombo municipal council. The corrupt that infiltrated the government caused inconveniences to the UNP ministers too, he charged. Therefore, the government had to focus on its internal disputes, rather than on serving the public. He pointed out that the no-confidence motion against the prime minister availed an opportunity to identify the SLFP conspirators who sabotaged the government. Admitting mistakes by both parties in the government, he stressed that the […]

SL military brings back paramilitary violence to control peaceful protests as NGO tricks fail

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SL military brings back paramilitary violence to control peaceful protests as NGO tricks fail An unidentified operative with alleged paramilitary background violently threatened the mothers of enforced disappeared Tamils in Mullaiththeevu on Thursday when the protesters were marking 400 days of continuous protest. The agent, armed with a knife, entered the hut of the protest around 7:00 p.m., cut the main placard, destroyed a chair and smashed the simmering stock pots. He was pointing the sword-like knife at the protesters and demanding them to “end the protest once and for all”. 47-year-old Eeswary Mariyasuresh, the chairperson of the protesters told TamilNet that the forces who want to stop their protest have resorted to deploy violence and target those who come forward to give leadership to […]

SL Government Failed to Take Step on regain the Tamil Properties from Sinhalese: CV.Vigneshwaran

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The Chief Minister of the North East Province, C V Wigneswaran, has alleged that the Sri Lankan Government had not taken steps to retrieve the land, houses and other properties belonging to Tamils that were illegally occupied by Sinhalese during the ethnic crisis when thousands of Tamils fled the island nation, the Times of India reported. Wigneswaran said this during an informal interaction with reporters at Old Courtallam in Tirunelveli, India after taking part in a book release function on Saturday. According to the CM, Tamils who chose to live in Sri Lanka despite the ethnic crisis had been facing serious problems from the Sinhalese. He claimed that thousands of properties of Tamils had been encroached upon by Sinhalese as their owners had left behind […]

A ‘No-Confidence Motion’, Or What It Means To Have ‘No Faith’

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By Roel Raymond Hot on the heels of the ‘no-confidence’, or ‘no-faith’ motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last month, the ‘Joint Opposition’ (JO), the largest opposition group in Parliament, is in talksto bring a no-confidence motion against Opposition leader and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) chief Rajavarothiam Sampanthan, on charges he sided with the government during the  no-confidence motion brought against the Prime Minister. The JO is of the opinion that as the leader of the Opposition in the government, Sampanthan is duty bound to vote against the government. A final decision on if it would bring a no-confidence motion would be made after Parliament reconvenes on May 8, having been prorogued by the President on April 13. Meanwhile, Sampanthan made it clear in Trincomalee this week, he was prepared […]

If Constitution process stalled, Sampanthan’s Opp. leadership meaningless: Mano

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If new Constitution process was stalled permanently, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP R. Sampanthan’s holding of Opposition leader’s post would be meaningless, Minister Mano Ganesan said today. He said in a tweet that the issue between the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) had put the Constitutional process to back seat. “Not the issue of the UNP and the SLFP but the new constitution as solution to national issue topped Sampanthan’s priority list. If new Constitution process is stalled permanently, Sampanthan’s holding of Leader of Opposition would be meaningless,” he tweeted. He said it was sad to notice that the Sinhala nation had failed to understand and respect Sampanthan’s message of ‘dropping Eelam State and coming into Sri Lankan State […]

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit Apologises to Journalist Lakshmi Subramanian of “The Week” for Patting Her Cheek at a Press Conference.

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Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit Apologises to Journalist Lakshmi Subramanian of “The Week” for Patting Her Cheek at a Press Conference. In the wake of criticism of his action of patting a woman journalist’s cheek after she posed a query at a recent press conference, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has said it was an “act of appreciation Continue reading ‘Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit Apologises to Journalist Lakshmi Subramanian of “The Week” for Patting Her Cheek at a Press Conference.’ » Don’t know the accused woman, says Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal … https://www.firstpost.com/…/dont-know-the-woman-says-tamil-nadu-governor-banwa… 55 mins ago – Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit said that he has not even seen face of the suspended assistant professor Nirmala Devi, who has been arrested on charges of luring four […]