6th October 2018

We have to recognize the right of the other, which is politics, (and therefore power) is part of the story – BAHU

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http://epaper.dailynews.lk/art.asp?id=2018/10/06/pg05_1&pt=p&h= Obviously there are two ways to think of the environment. firstly the attitude of the poor who is demanding from the surrounding without thinking of the damage done. The other is the civilized with a consciousness about the survival of the environment.  This doesn’t mean there’s only one way to divide the attitude of humans to the environment. There are in fact countless ways of understanding and engaging with the world around us. In the entire history humans, spread through out the world,  many ways humans reacted with the  environmental cake, so to speak: according to the ‘needs’ of the moment, envisaged futures, later give rise  cultural habits practices philosophical frameworks, theories of being etc. We need not go into all that here. What […]

Minister Mark Field, you’re utterly mistaken

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‘Next year Sri Lanka will have enjoyed 10 uninterrupted years free from the misery of armed conflict. Whatever your view on how Sri Lanka has progressed since, that very fact alone is one to cherish. ……………………………….. Sri Lanka still has an historic opportunity to take the steps necessary to build enduring stability and prosperity. I firmly believe this is the future that the vast majority of Sri Lankans want, whether they be at home or overseas, and we all have a part to play in achieving that shared goal.”  – Why does reconciliation in Sri Lanka matter to the UK? 4 October 2018, http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Why-does-reconciliation-in-Sri-Lanka-matter-to-the-UK–156376.html The South is free from the misery of amed conflict. Only the military assaults of the war ceased in May 2009. But the […]

British Politicians Discuss Justice For Tamil Genocide At Conservative Party Conference

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https://www.tamilguardian.com/content/british-politicians-discuss-justice-tamil-genocide-conservative-party-conference British politicians discuss justice for Tamil genocide at Conservative Party conference | Tamil Guardian The British Tamil Conservatives (BTC) hosted their annual reception at the Conservative Party Conference on this weekend, where ministers and parliamentarians came and pledged to work towards justice in Sri Lanka. www.tamilguardian.com The British Tamil Conservatives (BTC) hosted their annual reception at the Conservative Party Conference on this weekend, where ministers and parliamentarians came and pledged to work towards justice in Sri Lanka. The event, which in recent years has become a popular fringe event at the conference, attracted many senior members from the British government and the Conservative party. Former Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils and Chief of Staff of the Dept for Housing, Communities […]

Sri Lanka News Update 05 October 2018

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Mangala claims to have halted UN investigation and saved Rajapaksa Finance minister Mangala Samaraweera claimed his government was able to halt a United Nations investigation into human rights violations committed by the military and saved former president Mahinda Rajapaksa from facing trial at an international tribunal – Tamil Guardian. Sri Lanka’s police chief pulls out of controversial visit to Scotland A controversial visit to Scotland this week by Sri Lanka’s police chief has been cancelled at the last minute after organisers appeared to bow to external pressure. Sri Lanka’s Tamils have long accused police there of using torture to crush its independence movement – Scotsman. Political prisoners at Magazine prison join hunger strike – 750,000 cases pending in courts Forty political prisoners at Colombo’s Magazine prison have […]

Why Does Reconciliation In Sri Lanka Matter To The UK?

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This is the only OP ED that matters and firmly sets out the course Her Majesty’s Government will plot at the March 2019 UNHRC session, while many light weight diaspora media actors and impotent Tamil politicians in Sri Lanka publish poorly written articles in their own name to attract attention. Meanwhile those involved in working very closely with the incumbent Conservative government working quietly lobbied hard for this behind the scenes. http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Why-does-reconciliation-in-Sri-Lanka-matter-to-the-UK–156376.html Minister Field and High Commissioner James Dauris visiting a mine field Next year Sri Lanka will have enjoyed 10 uninterrupted years free from the misery of armed conflict. Whatever your view on how Sri Lanka has progressed since, that very fact alone is one to cherish. I know how deep the scars from […]

TGTE Welcomes UK Minister Mark Field’s Visit to Sri Lanka – Urges to Help Bring Justice to Tamil Victims of War Crimes

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https://world.einnews.com/pr_news/464132617/tgte-welcomes-uk-minister-mark-field-s-visit-to-sri-lanka-urges-to-help-bring-justice-to-tamil-victims-of-war-crimes TGTE Welcomes UK Minister Mark Field’s Visit to Sri Lanka – Urges to Help Bring Justice to Tamil Victims of War Crimes “If Sri Lanka fails to fulfill its commitments to UNHRC by March 2019, it is important that Sri Lanka be referred to International Criminal Court(ICC)” Giving more time to Sri Lanka will not bring justice to Tamils. More time will only serve to encourage Sri Lanka and other countries who commit abuses to feel comfortable in committing atrocities.” — Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, October 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) invites Mr. Mark Field, the Minister of State for Asia, Pacific, Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, to seek a deep understanding of the plight […]

Sri Lanka’s Northern Province Governor Cooray in London – TGTE to Hold Protest

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“Governor Cooray is on the Run hiding from the Tamil protesters” said one organizer of the protest. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, October 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sri Lanka’s Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray is visiting London. Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) announced that it will hold protest against Governor’s public event. So far Governor Cooray is evading protesters by changing his event venues. “He is on the Run hiding from the Tamil protesters” said one organizer of the protest. As the representative of the Sri Lankan Government in the war effected Northern province, he is being accused of not caring about the Tamil war victims and instead help facilitate the presence in the Northern Province, very large number of Sri Lankan Security forces, who have […]