9th April 2019

Lasantha’s Daughter Sues Gota In LA; “Mr Nandasena, Here Are The Summons

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Lasantha’s Daughter Sues Gota In LA; “Mr Nandasena, Here Are The Summons…………………. By Suranimala Umagiliya – The daughter of Sunday Leader murdered Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, Ahimsa filed action against Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the courts of Los Angeles, California requesting a Jury trial and compensation. Gotabaya who was the Secretary of the Defence Ministry was widely known to be single minded and ruthless. His ruthlessness pervaded all he perceived and was not restricted to the LTTE. Unlike strictures that bound other Secretaries of Ministries Gotabaya was not bound to follow any such rules. He was often seen making political speeches on behalf of his brothers and extended family. Any other government servant would have been issued a show cause and summarily dismissed. No, not Gotabaya. Apart from the whispered stories of white van abductions alluded to Gotabaya […]

Civil Damages Case Filed Against Gotabaya Rajapaksa in US On Behalf of Sri Lankan Tamil Detained by TID From Sep 2007 to Aug 2010: Notice Served on Ex-Def -Secy at a Trader Joe’s Parking Lot in Pasadena on Sunday Night.

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Civil Damages Case Filed Against Gotabaya Rajapaksa in US On Behalf of Sri Lankan Tamil Detained by TID From Sep 2007 to Aug 2010: Notice Served on Ex-Def -Secy at a Trader Joe’s Parking Lot in Pasadena on Sunday Night. (Text of Press Release issued by the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP)on April 8th 2019) Johannesburg: The ITJP and the US law firm Hausfeld have filed a civil damages case in Califonia against former Sri Lankan defence secretary,Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on behalf of a Tamil torture survivor. Roy Samathanam made the complaint in the Central District of California against Mr.Rajapaksa, who is a dual US Sri Lankan citizen. Continue reading ‘Civil Damages Case Filed Against Gotabaya Rajapaksa in US On Behalf of Sri Lankan Tamil Detained […]

DMK-Congress alliance did not ensure protect to Sri Lankan Tamils

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Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said that DMK-Congress government and M.K. Kanimozhi did not ensure security to Sri Lankan Tamils during the Eelam War. During his campaign near Anna Nagar here on Sunday evening in favour of BJP candidate Tamilisai Soundararajan, Mr. Panneerselvam said that Ms. Kanimozhi, who was among a team of MPs representing India in Sri Lanka, received the hospitality extended by the then Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa but did not take any constructive action to protect the Tamils. “She has now been named the DMK candidate of Thoothukudi,” he said. He said that the AIADMK government had taken steps to ensure that the publication of the gazette notification on the Cauvery water scheme by the Union Ministry of Water Resources following the […]

Gotha faces legal action in US but he is our Presidential candidate says SLPP

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GR faces legal action in US, Assassination of Lasantha, Summons served in grocery By Shamindra Ferdinando Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Chairman Prof. G. L. Peiris, yesterday, said, that legal acton against wartime Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in the US, should be viewed against the backdrop of him being widely considered as SLPP candidate at the presidential polls later this year. Former External Affairs Minister Prof. Peiris said so in response to a barrage of questions at the regular SLPP media briefing at its Nelum Mawatha Office in Battaramulla. The former Law Professor explained how interested parties could move court against Gotabaya Rajapaksa to hinder his efforts to renounce US citizenship. In terms of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution enacted in April 2015, dual citizens cannot contest […]

Sampanthan insists on implementing UNHRC resolution, adopting new constitution as top priorities for Lanka

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So what do we see in the statements made by Madam Navanethem Pillay who was the Head of the UN Human Rights Commission at that point of time, the statement made by Madam Louise Arbour, who was also the Head of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights a little earlier, and the statement made by Justice Bhagwati -the Chairman of the International Independent Group of Eminent Persons, a retired Chief Justice of India who was in Sri Lanka in order to assist in the investigations that have been conducted by the Udalagama Commission in regard to several human rights violations. They have all made their position very clear, Sir, in the statements they have made. Sampanthan insists on implementing UNHRC resolution, adopting new constitution […]

Promises to release land yet to be fulfilled:Silavathurai residents to fight tooth and nail to regain ancestaral land

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In 1990 when the LTTE issued a decree banishing all Muslims from their ancestral lands in the North, scores of Muslims including Fathima Rizwana (36) from the coastal village of Silvathurai fled their homes overnight in fear of their lives. Rizwana aged just nine at the time along with her siblings and father had taken a perilous journey by sea to the neighbouring India. But when Sri Lanka’s long drawn conflict ended in 2009, Rizwana and many others returned to Silavathurai in the hopes of rebuilding their lives only to find that the Sri Lanka Navy had set up camp on their ancestral lands. According to the Governor meeting the Committee Presidential Task Force in the North and East on Thursday, the President again emphasised […]

Will Case Filed Against Gotabaya Rajapaksa in California “obstruct” Ex -Defence Secretary From Contesting Sri Lankan Presidential Elections?

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Slain “Sunday Leader”Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge’s Daughter Ahimsa Files Case in the US Against Ex-Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa Concerning Her Father’s Murder in Jan 2009. Continue reading ‘Slain “Sunday Leader”Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge’s Daughter Ahimsa Files Case in the US Against Ex-Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa Concerning Her Father’s Murder in Jan 2009.’ » Will Case Filed Against Gotabaya Rajapaksa in California “obstruct” Ex -Defence Secretary From Contesting Sri Lankan Presidential Elections? Ahimsa Wickrematunge, the daughter of slain journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, has filed a case in the California Court against former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in connection with the assassination of her father in January 2009. She had reportedly stated that Mr. Rajapaksa, who is currently holidaying in California, should be held responsible for the murder of her […]