27th June 2018

Hitler’s brother would not have any difficulty in bringing back Weeratunga to Sri Lanka as he is still associated with the latter,” PM Wickremesinghe

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa would not have any difficulty to get former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga, who was alleged to have involved in MiG deal, to return to Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today. “Hitler’s brother would not have any difficulty in bringing back Weeratunga to Sri Lanka as he is still associated with the latter,” PM Wickremesinghe told UNP Ministers at Temple Trees today. He had referred to former President as Hitler’s brother. “The Sri Lankan Government had made arrangements to bring Mr Weeratunga back to the country with the help of the Interpol, even if former President did not ask him to come back to Sri Lanka,” Mr Wickremesinghe had said. The Prime Minister had expressed these sentiments, while chatting with the […]

TNA set to split as elections approach

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), of which the Ilankai Tamil ArasuKatchi (ITAK) is the single largest constituent, appears to be heading for a split, with the Sampanthan and Wigneswaran factions failing to find a common ground to work together.    A likely outcome is the emergence of two new groupings, with the ITAK and its adjuncts being on one side and a conglomerate or congeries of groups headed by the Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran being on the other side.    The two factions have been on the verge of a split several times before but have stayed together in an uneasy relationship either because there was no alternative path in sight; or because there was no immediate need to part ways; or because of pressure […]

Threatened Sri Lankan priest wins rights prize

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The work of Father Nandana Manatunga and his team has helped secure convictions against perpetrators of rape and torture Father Nandana Manatunga was awarded the 2018 Gwangiu Prize for Human Rights by South Korea’s May 18 Memorial Foundation. (Photo supplied) Quintus Colombage, Colombo  Sri Lanka Father Nandana Manatunga champions families of political prisoners as well as victims of torture, rape and other abuses. He visits police stations and army camps seeking justice, including for the loved ones of ethnic Tamils who disappeared after being taken into military custody during the nation’s 1983-2009 civil war. Women come to Father Manatunga’s office, some in tears, telling of male relatives — mostly sons, husbands or brothers — abducted by military or paramilitary groups. “His office, work and programs are constantly observed by […]

HIS LORDSHIP JUSTICE WIGNESWARAN’S MULLAIVAIKAL SPEECH THAT SHOOK THE WORLD

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Let us not continue to be pawns in the hands of scheming individuals or institutions. Let us agitate in a systematic, organized way for Justice for our affected people. Let us move forward together to reach our political objectives. I make this request of you on this emotive day.  Let us identify ourselves as a determinable group of people, the Tamil People, who were subjected to genocide in this 21st century where human civilization has reached great heights. By C.V. Wigneswaran – Mullivaikal Commemorative Programme 18.05.2009 – 18.05.2018 – Remembering the dead during the conclusion of the war at Mullivaikal, Meeting at 11am at Mullivaikal on 18.05.2018 My beloved people! This is the fourth Mullivaikal Commemoration organized by us. Even though we have not been able to seek justice for our affected […]

Sri Lanka is misleading the UN General Assembly

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H.E. Ambassador Miroslav Lajčák, Permanent Representative of Slovakia President of UN General Assembly(2017/2018) Your Excellency Sri Lanka is misleading the UN General Assembly Please share the following with all UN members: Sri Lanka Representative: ”Sri Lanka had emerged from a long conflict and embarked on a process of peacebuilding. …. By addressing the hearts and minds of the Sri Lankan people, the Government had endeavoured towards a peaceful and prosperous country. ….……”, 25 April 2018, https://www.un.org/press/en/2018/ga12013.doc.htm The war was brought to an end in May 2009, but the root causes of the conflict remain unaddressed. On the contrary the-then government heavily militarised  the North/East region and let the military have political, socio-economic, cultural and psychological control over the people. A multitude of reports by various entities of the UN in […]

The Sirisena and Wickremesinghe government has not kept their election promises to the Tamils

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No rain, no summer or winter exists for the protestors. They think only of their lost relatives.  The local council election results were both a warning as well as an indication of the people’s shift back towards Rajapaksa. Rajapaksa is the most charismatic leader in the country. He was popular back then and still is today.  The government is afraid that the Sinhala constituency in the South will be unhappy over the military’s footprint being reduced in the Tamil North.  Rajapaksa’s debt policy is not only gnawing at the hope of an economic recovery in the South, but also upsetting a reconciliation with the Tamils in the North Interestingly, the people do not blame Rajapaksa for borrowing huge sums from China to build these giant […]

BAHU ON MAHINDA A CLOSE CHAPTER

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While Donald Trump was having discussions with Polpotian communist leaders of North Korea to negotiate no conflicts and peace, there were clashes between fascist racist demonstrates and left oriented anti fascist organizations in several western cities. In the protest in London police were forced to escort around 20 neo-Nazi protesters out of Westminster after they staged an “anti-Jewification” protest. Hundreds of counter-protesters chanted “Scum, scum, scum” as they followed the far-right activists from Whitehall towards Westminster tube station. Lines of police kept the two groups apart. The fascist demonstration against a Jewish neighborhood watch group, was originally due to be held in the strongly Jewish populated north-west London, but was confined to a static demonstration in Whitehall. Their numbers were dwarfed by anti-fascists, who targeted […]