16th October 2018

Aava sword supplier arrested

16th October 2018 // 0 Comments

A person who had supplied swords and daggers to the controversial Aava group was arrested by the Police Special Task Force yesterday (14). The suspect was arrested in Jaffna yesterday morning on a tip-off received by the Chunnakam Police. Police said that the suspect was in possession of a sword at the time of his arrest. The Police had also been able to detect the telephone call exchanges he has had with Aava group regarding supply of weapons. It was also noted that the suspect had been previously arrested on various charges including riotous behaviour. The suspect had been handed over to Chunnakam Police for further investigations. Subsequent investigations are to be conducted under senior DIG M.R. Latheef the Commanding Officer of the STF and […]

Armed Forces Occupy Civilian Owned Lands In North and East For Commercial Exploitation Rather Than National Security States Human Rights Watch in New Report.

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Armed Forces Occupy Civilian Owned Lands In North and East For Commercial Exploitation Rather Than National Security States Human Rights Watch in New Report. (Summary of Report Released by Human Rights Watch About Occupation of Civilian Owned Lands in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka by the Armed Services titled “Why Can’t We Go Home?”) On April 29, 2017, the Sri Lankan navy high command announced it would release 100 acres of land that security forces had been occupying in the Mullikulam area since 2007 to the original owners. For the displaced residents of this coastal village in Mannar on Sri Lanka’s northwest coast, the news came as a huge relief. More than one year later, however, as of August 2018, no land […]

Nine years since the end of the war – Reconciliation or the Political solution to the Tamils has not moved even an inch!

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India may regret sooner or later!  By S. V. KIRUPAharan, France  “It’s not a mistake to make a mistake, but it is a mistake to repeat the mistake.”  During the 39th session of the Human Rights Council – HRC, on 14 September 2018, I listened to the right to reply by UN member States. In the HRC, the right to reply means a verbal attack either on a State or an NGO.  On 14th September it was between India and Pakistan. During the decades of my participation in the UN Human Rights Forums, I have heard hundreds of ‘wars of words’ between states. But what I heard on 14th September 2018 is very damaging to India.  An Indian rep said the following: “…What is portrayed by Pakistan as self-determination is actually […]