25th July 2018

FIVE British MPs bribed by Sri Lankan Government to mislead British Parliament

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In response to investigations against British MPs including Ian Paisley by the House of Commons over his visit to Sri Lanka during the former rule, then External Affairs Minister Prof.G.L. Peiris said today that the government of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had to bribe British MPs with FREE Holidays and other benefits so to counter adverse propaganda being carried out by the pro-LTTE elements. A Sri Lankan parliamentarian claimed that the former regime in Colombo bribed at least five more British MPs today, after the UK Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards suspended British parliamentarian Ian Paisley Jr for not declaring trips worth up to £100,000. “There are at least five other British MP’s who similarly were bribed by the Rajapaksa regime to make statements supportive of it,” claimed UNP […]

MP Ian Paisley is suspended from Parliament for 30 days over FREE Sri Lanka trips (paid by SL Government to mislead British Government)!

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IAN Paisley has been suspended from the House of Commons for 30 sitting days after he failed to declare two free luxury family holidays to Sri Lanka. MPs supported the punishment recommended by the Committee on Standards during a Commons debate this afternoon. Mr Paisley was not present in the chamber for the debate. Jim Shannon from the DUP was the only party member present. After MPs voted to ratify a recommendation from the House of Commons’ standards watchdog the DUP also announced that the North Antrim MP would be suspending pending the outcome of further investigation. The North Antrim MP could now face a by-election. His suspension will begin on September 4 and will run until November. Today’s vote automatically triggers a ‘recall petition’ process that could cost the […]

Unless Federal set up established, the majority community will gobble us up

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Economic benefits will not solve the ethnic problems There is nothing for me to respond to TNA MP M.A.Sumanthiran In the absence of US, there are others like UK conscious of Sri Lankan Tamils’ issue Public perception that there is nexus between Ava group and the security forces I have no proof of that South must grant our request Difficult to gauge India’s role Tamil Nadu is no longer a factor   Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran, in an interview with the ,Daily mirror airs out his views on the political situation in the North and his plans for the future. He responds to the question about the crime wave created by Ava group. Excerpts from the interview:    QHow do you look at the […]

Sri Lanka shows ‘little evidence’ of reform on justice and torture, UN says

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The damning report comes after a UN visit to the country at the request of the government There is “little evidence” that the hope of reform, inclusiveness and justice in Sri Lanka after the country’s transition to a coalition government in 2015 is materialising, the UN concluded in a new report published on Tuesday. The damning report came after a UN visit to the country at the request of the government. It was issued three years after the country appeared to be on the cusp of major progress with the election of a unity government following decades of civil war. Ben Emmerson QC, the UN rapporteur on countering terrorism, met with senior Sri Lankan officials on his visit but concluded that progress towards a fair justice […]

Rs.200 million had been given to the LTTE through Emil Kanthan by President

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Exclusive : “Mahinda Rajapaksa Paid Money to LTTE to Become President JVP, JHU demand action against Emil Kanthan A key witness in the controversial RADA case yesterday told the Colombo High Court that they were asked to move out of the Mavil Aru area by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa since they were negotiating with Emil Kanthan, the LTTEer. Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) Western Provincial Councillor Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe said he and a group including Ven.Athuraliye Rathana Thera, Akmeemana Dayaratne Thera who reached the Mavil Aru area to open the Mavil Aru anicut sluice gate from the clutches of LTTE were told to move out of the area by the then President and Defence Secretary. Warnasinghe, the first witness in […]

Mohamed Ashwin NPC member opposes Defence Ministry issuing pistol to NPC Minister Sasitharan

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A member of the Northern Provincial Council has sent a petition to the Ministry of Defence against the provision of a pistol to NPC Minister Ananthi Sasitharan, alleging that it was against the law to give her a firearm. The petition, dated July 22 and signed by NPC member Mohamed Ashwin, states that Minister Sasitharan does not have a threat to her life. The councillor alleges that the defence authorities have not conducted a threat perception study before giving Provincial Minister Sasitharan a pistol. Sasitharan’s husband was a frontline leader of the LTTE and she, too, had connections with the LTTE, the council member says in his petition. Minister Sasitharan has accused the army of abducting and killing her husband and has filed a case […]

Temple Tree cheques during Presi Polls ’15: Court orders HNB to submit details

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Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake has once again ordered the Chairman of the Hatton National Bank (HNB) to supply the details regarding certain cheques, be provided to the Police Special Detection Bureau (PSDB) regarding offences committed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, in the case where a sum of Rs 1,250 million has been encashed from several banks and given to a few officials at the Temple Trees and to certain others in the run up to the last Presidential Poll. The Colombo Chief Magistrate gave this order to the HNB Chairman after the PSDB informed the Court that the HNB had refused to submit the said details as per a Court order given on 2 July. The PSDB representing the prosecution told the […]

Rising from the July embers

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I can still remember vividly that fateful day in July 1983 when a Nation’s hopes for peace literally went up in smoke. My schoolmates and I were halfway to school when we saw buildings burning in Colombo and the driver of the school bus turned back because it was not possible to continue the journey. On the way home, we saw mobs armed with knives, swords, clubs and machetes going from house to house. Some of them were carrying petrol cans. The destruction was incomprehensible to my young mind. I asked my mother and father what it was all about and with tears in her eyes, mother told me that some bad people were attacking Tamil people. By then I was well aware that there […]

Canadian PM remembers victims of ‘Black July’

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that he joined with the Tamil-Canadians and members of the Tamil community around the world to mourn families and friends lost during Black July in 1983, in Sri Lanka. “On this day, we remember the victims of the 1983 anti-Tamil pogroms in Sri Lanka that took thousands of lives and displaced so many from their homes. We join Tamil-Canadians and members of the Tamil community around the world to mourn families and friends lost during Black July, and to reflect on the enduring human cost of the conflict in Sri Lanka, Prime Minster Trudeau said in a statement on the 35th anniversary of Black July “Black July was a week of destruction and horrific violence that followed decades of […]