25th April 2018

Mervyn Silva says he has evidence to expose Gotabaya

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Former Minister Mervyn Silva says he has evidence to expose former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.  Speaking to reporters today, Silva said that he is prepared to reveal details related to Rajapaksa and the Welikada prison killings. Silva also said that he had already indicated his willingness to make a statement to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on Gotabaya Rajapaksa yet his statement has not been obtained. Meanwhile, Mervyn Silva also said that he fully supports the United National Party (UNP) and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.  Silva says he feels there is no one better than Wickremesinghe to lead the UNP. (Colombo Gazette)  Report by Indika Sri Aravinda

Support Now! Help Sri Lankan Torture Victims!

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Rohan Jayasekera‘s London Marathon run to raise funds for Sri Lankan torture survivors. Money goes to Freedom from Torture – formerly the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture – is the only UK charity dedicated to provide the kind of specialist therapy that survivors of physical & mental abuse need. One ore day to go. You can still donate, make a small contribution!! Rohan Jayasekera is an English journalist and former deputy CEO of Index on Censorship in London. He writes to Colombo Telegraph too. The link below gives more details about the event: You can donate here The charity Freedom from Torture currently provides therapeutic care for more survivors from Sri Lanka that any other nation – and incredibly, it’s been like that for seven years.  Freedom […]

Unheard Sounds And Faint Memories Of ‘Bloody’ White Vans

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In the questionable days of the Rajapaksa regime, the most dreadful sound, amongst many a sound of shooting in Rathupaswala, Katunayake and post-war Jaffna, was the one that you did not hear: a white van parked outside your home. How many men and women were forcibly shoved into the van and taken away and threatened, their bones smashed, and spirit drained, one may never know. Among those countless shrieks and screams and unbridled impunity to those who hurt innocent men and women who happened to hold a different view from that of those in power, their broken noses and shattered bones might yet be bleeding. Those who wrote a different story, different from the garbage thrown out by the state-owned media and sycophants of the regime […]

Reconciliatory Cabinet meeting with SLFP participation

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By Skandha Gunasekara Striking a conciliatory tone, the weekly Cabinet meeting was held with the participation of all Cabinet Ministers, including the SLFPers who boycotted the previous meeting, with the President presiding over a “tea party” following the completion of discussions. Highways and Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella, speaking to the Daily FT, was upbeat about the cordial atmosphere after weeks of speculation about crossovers and open dissent within the SLFP. “It was a very cordial occasion and the meeting finished within an hour. One good thing was that the President hosted us to a tea party soon after the meeting,” he revealed. Discussions on major political issues, including a Cabinet reshuffle which is likely to be carried out next week, were notably absent, according […]

SriLankan Aviation College partners with Kingston University London

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SriLankan Aviation College and Kingston University London have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the launch of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) top up degree in Aircraft Engineering in Sri Lanka, providing an exciting new dimension in airline-related education in the region. Kingston University London has been delivering this programme in the UK since 2001 and has had hundreds of graduates who now work with major airlines in the UK and around the world. SriLankan Aviation College (SLAC), the training arm of SriLankan Airlines, is the first institution to provide professionals the opportunity to acquire this qualification in Sri Lanka. This programme will enable students who are qualified up to an ‘EASA B License Training Certificate’ to achieve an honours degree which is accredited by the […]

In The Eyes Of The Public The Only Party That Had The Motive To Silence Lasantha Wickramatunga Was The Regime Of The Rajapaksas.

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In The Eyes Of The Public The Only Party That Had The Motive To Silence Lasantha Wickramatunga Was The Regime Of The Rajapaksas. By Vishwamithra 1984 “All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candour” ~Walt Whitman In the questionable days of the Rajapaksa regime, the most dreadful sound, amongst many a sound of shooting in Rathupaswela, Katunayake and post-war Jaffna, was the one that you did not hear: A white van parked outside your home. How many men and women were forcibly shoved into the van and taken away and threatened, their bones smashed, and spirit drained, one may never know. Among those countless shrieks and screams and unbridled impunity to those who hurt innocent men and women who happened to hold a different […]

Unity,Positive Approach,Trust In India Are the Three Requirements For Sri Lankan Tamils To Gain Equality With Maximum Devolution in a United Sri Lanka States TNA and Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan.

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Unity,Positive Approach,Trust In India Are the Three Requirements For Sri Lankan Tamils To Gain Equality With Maximum Devolution in a United Sri Lanka States TNA and Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan. Posted by Administrator on 24 April 2018, 11:04 pm The leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), R.Sampanthan, told Tamils on Tuesday what they should do secure their rights within a united Sri Lanka. Launching a Tamil language book “Or Inapprachanaiyum Ou Oppandhamum” (An Ethnic Question and An Accord) on the India-Sri Lanka Accord of 1987 written by T.Ramakrishnan Associate Editor of The Hindu, Sampanthan appealed to the Tamils to eschew skepticism and see past and current efforts to find a political solution in a positive light and as being part of a continuum. He urged the Tamils to […]