28th August 2018

Attorney General Files 49 Charges against Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Six Others

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Attorney -General Files 49 Charges For Criminal Breach of Trust and Misappropriation of Money Relating D. A. Rajapaksa Memorial Against Ex-Def -Secy Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Six Others; Accused Issued Summons to Appear Before Special High Court on Sep 10. By Manopriya Gunasekara The Special High Court yesterday issued summons to Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and five others to appear before the Court on 10 September over misappropriation of funds to erect the D. A. Rajapaksa statue in Weeraketiya, Madamulana. The case, heard as the second in the Special High Court,was filed under the Public Property Act by the Attorney General. Continue reading ‘Attorney -General Files 49 Charges For Criminal Breach of Trust and Misappropriation of Money Relating D. A. Rajapaksa Memorial Against Ex-Def -Secy […]

TNA to join Presidential Task Force against C.V’s wishes – Government is attempting to undermine the long-awaited political solution to the ethnic problem by increasing economic activities in the region.

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Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has ignored a request by Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran to boycott the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the development of the Northern and Eastern Provinces and would participate in a meeting of the task force scheduled for today (27). The Northern Chief Minister had made the above request claiming that the government was attempting to undermine the long-awaited political solution to the ethnic problem by increasing economic activities in the region. It would not affect the Tamils in any manner if the TNA joins the Presidential Task Force, PLOTE Leader cum Parliamentarian Dharmalingam Siddarthan said. He said that the TNA had decided to join the Presidential Task Force with the consent of the Tamils as well as with the […]

Targeting NPC polls Wiggy-led New Tamil coalition likely

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By Ananth Palakidnar A new coalition, on the Tamil political front, led by Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran is likely to emerge targeting the next Northern Provincial Council election. In the backdrop of efforts being taken to patch up the differences between the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Leader R. Sampanthan and the Northern Chief Minister, a new coalition is likely to emerge with the Tamil People’s Council (TPC), co-chaired by Chief Minister Wigneswaran, which was formed two years ago, expected to play a key role in forming it. The TPC comprises several prominent figures of Jaffna’s civil society as well as TNA dissidents. According to Wigneswaran, Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) Leader and former TNA Parliamentarian Suresh K. Premachandran and Tamil National People’s Front […]

Nearly 100 Skeletons Including Those of 8 Tamil Children Retrieved after 58 Days of Excavation in Mass Grave in Mannar District; “Bodies Were Found Piled up in a Limited Space”.

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By Meera Srinivasan Sri Lankan authorities have excavated nearly 100 skeletons at a mass grave in Mannar, located in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, where state armed forces and Tamil rebels clashed in a 30-year civil war. According to local media reports, some locals living in the Tamil-majority province, whose relatives went missing during and after the war, have raised concern about the bodies possibly having links to the many enforced disappearances reported in Mannar. Continue reading ‘Nearly 100 Skeletons Including Those of 8 Children Retrieved after 58 Days of Excavation in Mass Grave in Mannar District; “Bodies Were Found Piled up in a Limited Space”.’ » 50 bodies, including children found from Mannar mass grave  srilankamirror.com At least 50 bodies of men, women and children have […]

Wigneswaran, Sampanthan and the Presidential Task Force Boycott Issue

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By D.B.S.Jeyaraj “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again.” – Nursery Rhyme Northern province chief minister Canagasabapathy Viswalingam Wigneswaran is a retired Supreme court judge. Much was expected of CV Wigneswaran when he was first elected chief minister of the Northern Province on behalf of the Tamil National Alliance(TNA) in September 2013. Sadly those hopes turned into dupes very soon. Wigneswaran adopted a confrontational political approach that left much to be desired. Projecting himself as a Tamil hardliner, the chief minister engaged in all types of disruptive politics while the Northern provincial administration deteriorated. The Northern provincial council (NPC) became the worst -run provincial administration in the […]

7 reasons why power crazy Mahinda cannot be president again

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(Lanka e News 28.Aug.2018, 4.20AM) Clause 4(2) of the 19 th amendment to the constitution clearly stipulates ‘ the individual who was elected by the people to the post of executive president twice cannot be elected again to the same post by them’. Despite this , the legal lackeys of Mahinda Rajapakse (who held the post of president twice) have advanced the contention that ‘Mahinda can again contest the presidential election’ . In order to learn of the true position , Lanka e news made inquiries from several retired Sri Lankan legal experts (legal draftsmen) living in Britain , America and Sri Lanka (SL), some of whom are those who have earned international renown. Following are their analyses in a nutshell… 1. Firstly , before the […]