4th June 2018

OMP MEETS FAMILIES OF THE MISSING IN MULLAITIVU

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Commissioners of the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) held their third session with families of the disappeared in the war-affected district of Mullaitivu yesterday, as it sets about designing its operations and approach to tackling one of the biggest caseloads of enforced disappearances in the world. The Commissioners’ arrival in a region that was the final theatre of battle between the LTTE and Government forces in 2009, was also met with protests by families of the disappeared who have engaged in roadside demonstrations for the better part of a year, demanding answers about missing loved ones. The protestors claimed they lacked confidence in the OMP because it had not shown results on its operations to find missing persons. They did not want to be hoodwinked […]

Death threat to Iqbal Athas – People urinate when frightened they say but I saw that with my own eyes at ‘SundayTimes’ office

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By a former Intelligence officer of the forces (Lanka e News -03.June.2018, 11.45PM) In order to pay the debts incurred owing to 1965 elections the name of late D.A. Rajapakse was sold. On another occasion , the ancestral abode- Medamulana house had to be leased out. As Medamulana house could not be saved after the leasing out, the Rajapakse family was evicted by the Fiscal. It was a close pal of D.A. who came to the rescue of the destitute and desperate Rajapakse family at that time . He paid the arrears   and got the house released for Rajapakses. In November 1967  , D.A. breathed his last. When he died nine children were left in the lurch within  Medamulana house. With the sudden demise of […]

Sri Lanka top defence official risks arrest in mass-murder probe

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ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s senior-most defence official, Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, faces imminent arrest following allegations that he shielded the main suspect in the abduction and murder of 11 children. The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) told the Colombo Fort Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne that Admiral Wijegunaratne during his term as navy commander had repeatedly protected the chief suspect known as “Navy Sampath.” The magistrate told the CID that there was no impediment to arresting anyone obstructing the course of justice. The court has also called for a parallel case against those blocking the arrest of the main suspect. Former navy chief Wasantha Karannagoda’s aide, Hettiarachchi Mudiyanselage Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi alias Navy Sampath, is the main accused in the abduction and murder of 11 children between 2008 […]