September 2018

Cluster bombs found in Sri Lanka, UN expert says

30th September 2018 // 0 Comments

Cluster bombs found in Sri Lanka, UN expert says  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-17861187   Press Release: President of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, Sri Lanka, Must Come Clean on Past Use. http://www.itjpsl.com/assets/press/28-sept-2018-cluster-munition-press-release-ITJP-final.pdf It’s a massive twist to Sri Lanka war crimes saga. Cluster bombs used in the end stages of Sri Lanka’s 30-year civil war have been uncovered as new testimony emerged suggesting the country’s armed forces may have deployed the Ammunition against civilians Cluster bombs used in Sri Lanka’s civil war, leaked photos suggest … https://www.theguardian.com/…/cluster-bombs-used-sri-lanka-civil-war-leaked-photos… 20 Jun 2016 – Images that appear to confirm the use of cluster bombs in the end stages of Sri Lanka’s26-year civil war have been uncovered as new … Cluster bombs found in Sri Lanka, UN expert says – BBC News https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17861187 26 Apr 2012 – Unexploded cluster […]

Maithri will be appointed as President by hook or crook

30th September 2018 // 0 Comments

Just as President Maithripala Sirisena was preparing to take off to the United Nations General Assembly in New York last week, he was told that two prominent political figures had visited him and were waiting to discuss “a serious political matter”. The two visitors happened to be none other than our very own Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe and Tamil National Alliance’s ‘emerging leader’ M.A. Sumanthiran. The duo, it was heard, had been there for a decisive discussion on future politics, and the focal point was the next Presidential Election. “You don’t worry and there’s no need to have any fear about the next Presidential Election. The next President will be selected by Parliament and we will make sure that you will be appointed as President by […]

Fitting tributes to Thileepan in Jaffna

30th September 2018 // 0 Comments

By Mirudhula Thambiah It was a week of remembrance for the people in the North- East as they gathered to mourn for former LTTE Political Commander for Jaffna , Thileepan. Students, Politcos, Civil Society Members and the public met at different places in the North and East to commemorate the 31st Death Anniversary of Thileepan who died during a fast-unto- death protest in Nallur, Jaffna. Despite resistance by various other parties, the Jaffna Municipal Council organized a massive event at the Thileepan monument  in Nallur on 26 September. This event was held under the leadership of Jaffna Mayor, Emmanuel Arnold. Hundreds of people gathered for the memorial event near the monument to pay floral tribute and lit the commemoration lamp. The Hindu ritual ‘Kavadi’ was […]

Fonseka defends Mahinda and Gota as Maithri attempts to claim a share in war victory

30th September 2018 // 0 Comments

President Maithripala Sirisena, addressing the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, earlier last week, called on the international community to allow Sri Lanka to resolve its issues which it was unable to do it for the last 70 years (since its independence from British on 4th of  February 1948). Since 1948 all successive Sinhala governments have promised to implement a political package but never did. Due to the false promises made by the majority Sinhale governments and applying discrimination’s on the minority to gain the Sinhala votes to stay in power the Tamil youths took arms against the government which was the birth of LTTE. After 30 years of fighting the Sri Lankan government let by Mahinda Rajapaksha promised the Western world […]

Jaffna law enforcement: No consensus over Army deployment

30th September 2018 // 0 Comments

by Shamindra Ferdinando The government was yet to decide on temporary deployment of the army in support of law enforcement authorities in the North despite continuing attacks by violent elements in the Jaffna peninsula, security sources told The Island yesterday. Following representations made by Security Forces Commander, Jaffna, Maj. Gen. Dharshana Hettiarachchi recently, Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake took up the issue at the National Security Council (NSC). As per instructions regarding the deployment of the Army in former war zones, troops couldn’t move out unless authorized by the Defence Ministry, sources said. Responding to a query, they explained that even in case of an emergency, Jaffna troops wouldn’t intervene unless specific instructions were received from Colombo. Sources revealed that the Army had discontinued even routine night […]

Who is the Liar? President or Gothapaya? – Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Tells BBC That He Never Left Sri Lanka During Final Weeks of War in May 2009

30th September 2018 // 0 Comments

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Tells BBC That He Never Left Sri Lanka During Final Weeks of War in May 2009 and That Presient Sirisenas “Revelation” About LTTE Plan To Launch Air Strikes On Colombo From Tamil Nadu is News To Him and The Whole World. Towards the end of the Civil war in Sri Lanka, he was unaware of LTTE plans to launch Arial attacks on Colombo, said the former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. He also noted that during the last days of the war he was never overseas. He said this to BBC Sinhala service in response to a statement made by President Maithripala Sirisena last Thursday claiming that none of the leaders at the time, including former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister, Army Commander Sarath […]

Mahinda, Gotha and Fonseka did not take part in the War Crime it was me says President.

29th September 2018 // 0 Comments

President Maithripala Sirisena’s cavalier statement that the top-brass of the previous government fled the country during the last days of war has unexpectedly implicated him in the war crimes issue. Sirisena, while speaking to the Sri Lankan community on Thursday, said he gave orders to military forces during the last two weeks of war as former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, former Prime Minister Rathnasiri Wickremanayake, former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka left the country due to ‘explosion fears’. He said all of them left the country during the last two weeks as they sensed a plan by the LTTE to launch terrorist attacks on Colombo using light aircrafts operated from South India. Sirisena pompously said it was him, as the acting Minister Defence back then, of who […]

President comment only valid if SL withdraws co-sponsorship – Lets continue with the discrimination.

29th September 2018 // 0 Comments

More than 1000 LTTE Leaders and their family members who surrendered with White flag after UN negotiated the surrender were taken and killed in cold blood by the Sri Lankan forces.  Hundreds of Tamil girls were raped and killed by the Sri Lankan forces after the end of war in May 2009 similar to thousands of Germans who were killed as prisoners of war after the war than during the war. Referring to the remark made by President Maithripala Sirisena at the UN General Assembly that Sri Lanka should be allowed to handle its own internal affairs, former MP Sarath Weerasekara said the President’s comment would only be valid if the government withdraws the co-sponsorship of 30/1. He said, “The technical assistance provided by the UN had already culminated […]

President Sirisena Drops Political Bombshell On India Saying LTTE Was Planning To Fly From Tamil Nadu And Bomb Targets In Colombo As War Neared End In May 2009.

28th September 2018 // 0 Comments

President Sirisena Drops Political Bombshell On India Saying LTTE Was Planning To Fly From Tamil Nadu And Bomb Targets In Colombo As War Neared End In May 2009. Sri Lanka’s President Friday dropped a bombshell claiming that Tamil Tigers planned a flight from neighbouring Tamil Nadu to destroy targets in Colombo as the separatist war drew to an end. Maithripala Sirisena told Sri Lankan expatriates in New York that he was the senior most politician in the country in May 2009 directing security forces in the absence of all other leaders. He said it was a well-guarded secret that the then president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his prime minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake were out of the country fearing a Tiger air raid. Then secretary to the ministry […]

90,000 Northern families in shanties or homeless. What happened to Govt. promised housing?

28th September 2018 // 0 Comments

90,000 Northern families in shanties or homeless. What happened to Govt. promised housing? By Jekhan Aruliah In October last year I had the privilege of participating in the blessing of a new water well in the Killinochchi District of the Northern Province. Its construction had been funded by the UK based charity Child Aid Lanka. The family on whose land the well is built, together with neighbours who also benefit from the new well’s water, had gathered to join in. We were all looking forward to the ceremony and snacks. It was a happy occasion, with the children smartly dressed as if for the well’s birthday party. As we arrived the father of the family came to greet us, walking easily on his artificial leg. He […]

Mahinda, PM, Gotha and Fonseka ran out of the country fearing a Tiger air raid – Maithiri

28th September 2018 // 0 Comments

President Maithripala Sirisena, making a startling revelation, claimed that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, former Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne, former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa were overseas during the final two weeks of the war against terrorism. Addressing the Sri Lankan community in New York, in the aftermath of his appearance at the United Nations General Assembly, as the acting Minister of Defence during the last two weeks of the war, President Sirisena noted that though many do not remember it, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Jayaratne, Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Fonseka were not present in the country during that two-week period. He further noted that not many people know the reasons behind why they left the country. “I was a victim of the […]

President’s speech at UNGA far from the truth

28th September 2018 // 0 Comments

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) said that President Maithripala Sirisena’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) yesterday (26), where he portrayed Sri Lanka as a picture of progress was in reality, however, far from the truth. President Sirisena at the UNGA urged the international community to consider the tremendous progress made by the Government towards reconciliation, the restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and the rule of law, and look at Sri Lanka with a fresh perspective. He also said that he is ‘satisfied’ with Sri Lanka’s progress and rejected foreign interference in domestic affairs. Senior Researcher at the CPA, Bhavani Fonseka said that in 2015, people voted for change and it is understandable that change takes time, […]

Victim of the Eliyakanda Torture Camp

28th September 2018 // 0 Comments

Rohitha Munasinghe is the first to discover information on the Torture Camp of Eliyakanda. He was a victim of the Eliyakanda Torture Camp. Later he wrote a book titled ‘Eliyakanda Wadha Kandawura’. In 2003, Psychiatrist Dr. Neel Fernando appoints me a soldier for psychotherapy, who was guarded in the Eliyakanda Torture Camp. By the time, the soldier was suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Therefore, I made a study into the Eliyakanda Torture Camp and its psychodynamics. Another detainee from the Eliyakanda Torture Camp Ajith Parakum Jayasinghe had already talked with me before. Ajith Parakum Jayasinghe has also written a book about the Camp. In my point of view, both Rohitha Munasinghe and Ajith Parakum Jayasinghe are individuals who have had very strenuous pasture in […]

President Sirisena wants to continue to fool the Tamils so asks World leaders to ”Permit Sri Lankans to settle their own problems”

28th September 2018 // 0 Comments

TNA Leader, as the Opposition Leader, should address every lie in the speech of President Maithiri without further delay President Sirisena calls on the world to prioritize addressing the issues of the poverty-stricken, while taking into consideration the ideas of youth, at 73rd UNGA Debate, 25 September 2018,  https://www.un.int/srilanka/news/president-sirisena-calls-world-prioritize-addressing-issues-poverty-stricken-while-taking-0 https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#sent/166150e7d9d5782d?compose=16618ed5065d7618   Permit Sri Lankans to settle their problems – Prez urges UN, 26 September 2018, http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=191824   No need of foreign interference; allow us to solve our problems-MS, 26 September 2018, http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/No-need-of-foreign-interference-allow-us-to-solve-our-problems-MS-156002.html President urges int’l community to look at Sri Lanka with a fresh perspective, 27 September 2018, http://www.ft.lk/front-page/President-urges-int-l-community-to-look-at-Sri-Lanka-with-a-fresh-perspective/44-663545

Apart from fascistic Mahinda clan, some section within Maithiri & Ranil too, oppose to equality, autonomy to Tamils!

27th September 2018 // 0 Comments

By Dr Vickramabahu Karunarathne While President Sirisena was complaining about not filing or delays of cases for the suspected criminals in Armed forces; recently eight Tamil detainees in the Anuradhapura prison, detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) since 2009 commenced a fast. Their cases are yet to be concluded, with a major reason for delays being the non-attendance of officials from the Attorney General’s department who are prosecuting the cases. One of the cases has not had a hearing for about 5 years. They are demanding to be released or be subjected to short term “rehabilitation” – a form of detention that doesn’t entail a judicial trial and sentence. Yahapalanaya came to power claiming that civil war was unfortunate and both warriors Tamil […]

Hundreds Protest Against Sri Lankan President at UN: Shouting Where are our Babies who surrendered?

27th September 2018 // 0 Comments

“These Babies Surrendered along with their families at the end of the war in May 2009, when Sri Lankan President was acting as Defense Minister”  Sirisena is hardly a beacon of hope for the Tamils: he was acting as defence minister in the nightmarish final fortnight of the war”” — The Economist UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, September 25, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hundreds demonstrated outside United Nations against Sri Lankan President speaking at the UN General Assembly. Shouting where are our Babies who Surrendered? These Babies Surrendered along with their families at the end of the war in May 2009, when Sri Lankan President was acting as Defense Minister. These babies must be ten years old by now. Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam […]

Catholic Archbishop of Colombo ,Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith is Criticised by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera and OMP Chairman Saliya Pieris Over “Populist”Remarks About Human Rights and Religion.

26th September 2018 // 0 Comments

Archbishop, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has come under fire for the stand he has taken on human rights. Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that the need for human rights was an outcome of the marauding religious zealots of the inquisition and the crusades, where non believers were massacred “En-Bloc”. “Pity, the Cardinal always seems to get things wrong in trying to be a populist,” he said on his twitter account. Continue reading ‘Catholic Archbishop of Colombo ,Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith is Criticised by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera and OMP Chairman Saliya Pieris Over “Populist”Remarks About Human Rights and Religion.’ »

‘DMK, Congress responsible for genocide of Sri Lankan Tamils and should be booked for War Crimes’

26th September 2018 // 0 Comments

Palaniswami trains guns on former CM Karunanidhi; says both Opposition parties should be booked for war crimes The DMK and the Congress were fully responsible for the genocide of a large number of Tamils during the final phase of the Eelam war in Sri Lanka, and should be booked for war crimes, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami said here on Tuesday. Speaking at a protest meeting organised by the AIADMK to highlight what the party alleged was the role played by the DMK and the Congress in the massacre of innocent Tamils in Sri Lanka, Mr. Palaniswami said the tragedy occurred only after Karunanidhi, who was then the Chief Minister, ended his fast within three hours, claiming that a ceasefire had been declared in the […]

Mahinda was bluffing to return to power. – When the question was posed, Mahinda’s face went into a pale blank.

26th September 2018 // 0 Comments

By Shyamon Jayasinghe – Shyamon Jayasinghe “Stamp your foot and tell Mr Rupee: “No. You shall not go down!” Or, Like Jesus Christ addressing Lazarus, the dead man: ‘Rise and come forth.” Ehi Passiko “Ehi Passiko,” is a methodological statement in expressed in Pali and attributed to the Buddha. The sage asserted that his Dhamma must be experienced to to be proven. “Come and experience”(ehi passiko)! Former Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapaksa has said the same about his solution to the currency crisis. Hand over back to me and you will experience the solution like seeing something currently unseeable, in broad daylight.  Seen the Video?  https://www.facebook.com/1804654542891239/videos/942697795936389/ I am thoroughly amused watching a video doing the rounds on Facebook. It is issued with a caption in small lettering: “Sinha Lokaye Sinhaya” […]

Man Who Derailed Investigations Into War Crimes Allegations Wants The World To Look At Sri Lanka With Fresh Pair Of Eyes

26th September 2018 // 0 Comments

While derailing investigations into all war crimes and human rights abuses during the final phase of war, President Maithripala Sirisena, addressing the 73th session of the UNHRC, urged the world to look at Sri Lanka ‘with a fresh pair of eyes’. President Sirisena has openly ordered the Police to refrain from arresting top ranking military officers over killings and abductions that took place under the previous government. Just two weeks before he addressed the UN General Assembly, Sirisena berated IGP Pujith Jayasundara and top officers of the CID for attempting to arrest Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravi Wijegunaratne over killings and abductions of 11 youth. He called upon the international community to look at Sri Lanka from a fresh perspective and consider the “tremendous progress” made by […]

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