4th September 2018

President Srisena uses his power to cover up the killing of journalists by Mahinda govern.

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President Sirisena Orders Heads of Defence Services Not to Release any Details to Police About Information Requested by CID to Help Investigate Cases Like Attacks on the Media and Abduction for Ransom Racket. President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered that information of the three armed forces be not given in connection with ongoing court cases into murders and disappearances, ‘Anidda’ reports. He issued the order at a meeting on August 28 at his Paget Road residence attended by the defence secretary, chief of defence staff and top defence and police officials, it says. The CID says it needs certain information of the armed forces to take forward its investigations into the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunga, disappearance of Prageeth Ekneligoda and the abduction of Keith Noyarh, Upali […]

Tamil National Alliance – A Sinking Ship

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By Kumarathasan Rasingam – Kumarathasan Rasingam Tamil National Alliance (TNA) was formed with the blessings of Liberation of Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader late Pirabhakaran in 2002. While LTTE was engaged in armed resistance, TNA was mooted to agitate peacefully among the Tamils ,and in the Parliament to draw the attention and support of the International Community. TNA also supported the LTTE’s goal of a separate state which was mandated in the General Election of 1977 following the historical Vaddukoddai Resolution in May 1976 sponsored by the late leader SJV Chelvanayakam. During the genocidal war between LTTE and Sri Lankan Government [2006-2009] TNA struck to four demands of Tamils which were placed for negotiations in the Thimpu talks in 1985 in Bhutan between United National Party and Tamil representatives. Even […]

UN writes to Sri Lanka over failure to meet deadline on torture report

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The United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) has written to Sri Lanka, after the government failed to respond to a report, which called for information on the “establishment of a judicial mechanism” to investigate torture and information on the role of a former Criminal Investigations Department head. “The information sought by the Committee has not been provided yet, although more than one year has elapsed from the transmittal of the Committee’s concluding observations,” said a letter sent to Sri Lanka’s ambassador in Geneva, the Tamil Guardian reported.  Sri Lanka had until December 2017 to respond to the report, which was issued after the state was discussed at the 59th session of the UN CAT in 2016. The Tamil Guardian confirmed in April of this year, […]

READ : If Khan can, why can’t our leaders?

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READ : If Khan can, why can’t our leaders? Among the decisions taken by the Imran Khan government in the last few weeks  are the following, unlike President Sirisena’s 100- day programme which he now claims he did not know who wrote it and is ignorant of some of its contents. Officials to be named and shamed Ban on first class travel for top officials, including Prime Minister and President  Ban on business class travel for all government officials  Ban on meals during official meetings  Ban on purchase of cars  Ban on recruitment of drivers  Collect and auction all SUV’s being misused in government departments  Government vehicles in shopping malls and outside schools and at residences to be photographed and reported for seizure  Identify and […]