Young woman reports being raped by army in Vanni

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A woman in her early 20s has reported being raped by Sri Lankan military personnel in Vanni in early April.  The incident has only just come to light after the victim, fearing further sexual attacks if she stayed, was able to flee the Vanni accompanied by her mother. The woman reports the rape occurred at an army camp in Vanni, after father was ordered to bring his family there, a civil society source based in Kilinochchi, in whom the woman subsequently confided in, told the Tamil Guardian. Her father was employed by the military at the time. The woman remains reluctant to speak about the incident, fearing reprisal, the source added. Military search operation targets Tamil youths in Trincomalee A search operation by the Sri Lankan Army, Navy and Police, targeting Tamil youths, was conducted in Verukal, Trincomalee […]

Report: Pakistan’s ISI Targeted U.S. and Israeli Consulates in India

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Pakistan’s intelligence agency (ISI) has a controversial history of assisting terrorists, including the Taliban and al-Qaeda. Now, the Times of India is reporting that Pakistan’s ISI has plans to conduct terror attacks on two foreign consulates in India, including the U.S. consulate in Chennai and the Israeli consulate in Bengaluru. Official sources say that a Sri Lankan national confessed Sunday that Pakistani high commission in Colombo reportedly hired him as part of ISI’s alleged plans to conduct reconnaissance on the two foreign consulates in India. Sakir Hussain, a suspected ISI operative, reportedly told officials that he was supposed to set up travel papers and safe houses for two men that the agency was sending from Maldives to Chennai. An unnamed Southeast Asian country tipped an Indian central security agency about […]

Indian airports put on high alert after Pakistan terror plot

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 The central intelligence agencies fear that Pakistan backed ISI  terrorists are trying to sneak into major cities in the South India. All major airports in South India have been put on high alert following an alert by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). In an alert, the BCAS has warned that the terror groups may attack an airport in the South India. International airports in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mangalore, Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram have been put on high alert. The local police have been asked to increase the random checking of all vehicles and the passengers near the airports and the roads leading to these airports. The BCAS has warned all southern airports of potential car-bomb attacks. According to intelligence sources, the arrest and interrogation […]

Govt has made judicial service a ‘safe haven’ for political stooges

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The UNP today accused the government of “unabashedly” violating long established traditions of the system and making the judicial service a safe haven for political stooges and henchmen. As part of its plan to emasculate the country’s judiciary, the Rajapaksa government has deliberately made a “mockery” of important appointments in the judicial system, the party said in a statement. “The nearest example is the appointment of Priyantha Jayawardena as a Supreme Court judge above the heads of many eligible candidates, sending shockwaves across the entire judicial system of the country,” it said. The United National Party, however, said this was not the first time the present government acted in a “dubious and non-transparent manner” when it came to key appointments in the judiciary. “They unabashedly […]

Fish rain down on Sri Lanka village

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Villagers in west Sri Lanka have said they have been surprised and delighted by an unusual rainfall of small fish. The edible fish fell during a storm and are believed to have been lifted out of a river during a strong wind. Villagers in the district of Chilaw said they heard something heavy falling and found scores of fish with a total weight of 50kg (75lbs). It is not the first such incident in Sri Lanka – in 2012, a case of “prawn rain” was recorded in the south. Continue reading the main story Analysis Steve CleatonForecaster, BBC Weather Centre The most likely cause of this unusual event probably relates to the formation of a tornado. Tornadoes tend to form in areas where large differences […]

EU says concerns on Lanka serious

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The European Union (EU) says the concerns raised on Sri Lanka during the March session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva were serious. The Head of Delegation of the EU to Sri Lanka and Maldives David Daly said that the EU felt it was important to back the resolution on Sri Lanka submitted at the UNHRC. Speaking at an EU day function in Colombo this evening, Daly said that the EU sees Sri Lanka as a good friend and it was as part of that friendship that the EU raised its concerns with Sri Lanka at the UNHRC. Daly was speaking in front of several Ambassadors, diplomats opposition parliamentarians and Government Ministers and officials including Ministers Douglas Devananda, Rajitha Senaratne, Tissa Vitarana and Deputy […]

US joins Canada in rejecting Govt’s list of terrorists

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Assistant Secretary Biswal holds extensive talks with Tamil groups affiliated to banned groups, while PR firm carries media ads supporting domestic war crimes inquiry South Africa’s envoy here tells blatant lie about meeting with Colombo-based diplomats amid secrecy and delay in Ramaphosa mission TNA to register as a political party, while Anandasangaree bitterly attacks leadership and urges action against ITAK The United States became the second country to ignore the UPFA Government’s prohibition order on 16 Tamil diaspora groups and 424 of their members on grounds that they are allegedly involved in terrorist activities. Some of those listed were among those who were at the Department of State in Washington DC last Thursday. They were part of a delegation that met Nisha Desai Biswal, Assistant Secretary […]

14 Extreme organisations are operating in Colombo – US secrete document

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A secrete document from the United States of America state department reveals 14 extreme organisations are operating in Colombo. Officer M.I.Kadhar, served has the investigative officer at the US state department as released this document. According to the state department document 13 Islamic movements maintaining international relationships are operating in SriLanka. US embassy in Colombo as sent this secrete document towards US state department. Document further noted organization named “Osama” is operating in Trincomalee district.

Gota intervenes to secure Gnanasara’s release

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Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage yesterday granted bail to General Secretary of the Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS), Ven. Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero and four other Buddhist monks after Defence Secretary Nandasena Gotabhaya Rajapaksa intervened in the matter. Senior DIG Anura Senanayake who appeared for the police had not objected to granting bail to the monks. When news about the attempt to arrest Gnanasara Thero and the other BBS monks started to spread, the defence secretary had contacted the Chief Justice. The Chief Justice had informed the defence secretary that the matter was being carried out according to an understanding between the President and Gnanasara Thero. The defence secretary had denied the statement and had immediately contacted the President. The defence secretary had explained to the President that […]

Sri Lankan’s Muslims protest in London aginst Bodu Balasena

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Sri Lankan’s Muslims Living in London protesting in front of Sri Lanaka’s Embassy in U.K on 5th May 2014 regarding Government should be take immediate action against Sinhala Buddhists Bodu Bala Sena organization which operates with the help of Defence secretary. Muslim Minsters And MPs Write To President On Buddhist Extremist Threats To Muslims The Muslim Ministers and MPs wants the President’s immediate intervention to stop the harassment of Muslim lDPs who have lived in different parts of the country as refugees and… May 2, 201433 CommentsRead More Unseen Footage Emerges Of Muslim Owned Fashion Bug Attacked A new CCTV footage shows what has happened inside the Fashion Bug attack last year( March 29, 2013) Fashion Bug, Muslim owned store was attacked by Buddhist Monks and other mobsters.  … 284 […]

US slash military links with SL

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The US has sent a strong message to the Mahinda Rajapaksa government to get it’s together by slashing a majority of the military cooperation between the US and Sri Lanka. One of the key actions taken by the US government is to stop all military training provided by the US to Sri Lankan military personnel. Apart from the de-mining programme in the North, the US has drastically scaled down its military links with Sri Lanka. The US has said it is committed to working with the Sri Lankan government and the people to strengthen democracy. The US has also expressed disappointment at the government’s failure to take adequate steps to support accountability and reconciliation. Assistant Secretary of South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal […]

SL military wants Jaffna University shut down on Mu’l’livaaykkaal Day

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[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 May 2014, 07:01 GMT]The Registrar of the University of Jaffna Mr V. Kandeepan, has issued a notice instructing the students at the University hostels to vacate the premises between 16 May and 20 May without citing any reason. All the education activities have also been cancelled for four days, bringing the entire University to a standstill during the Mu’l’livaaykkaal Remembrance this year. The instruction has come from the occupying Sri Lankan military, informed sources told TamilNet. Since 2009, the University student community has been fighting for the collective right of remembering those who sacrificed their lives in the Tamil struggle. In the meantime, the Eastern University in Batticaloa is already at a standstill as Tamil students have been protesting against the Vice […]

Out Goes LTTE & In Comes Pakistani Intelligence

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by Gajalakshmi Paramasivam   ( May 3, 2014, Melbourne, Sri Lanka Guardian) Yesterday, I felt for Indians to whom I am culturally connected. The more experiences I have through our common culture – the more natural our links. As a Tamil, it was natural that I would feel upset by the reports of bomb blast in Chennai – a place where my grandmother lived for a long time and a place where I have close relatives. India is also the sacred land of my Spiritual Guru – Swami Sathya Sai Baba and the Independence leader I respect most – Gandhi. Due to all these connections, I felt sad but did not know how I could expressly help. This morning I read the article published in The […]

Kanamayilnathan – Tamil Voice Which Rose Against Media Oppression

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by Pearl Thevanayagam (May 04, 2014, Bradford UK, Sri Lanka Guardian) It was reported that Uthayan editor Kanamayilnathan lived in the office of Uthayan so he could bring out the edition on time when all hell was breaking loose. He is a true journalist who was ready to sacrifice his own life in pursuit of honest and fearless journalism. Jaffna should be celebrating this veteran journalist but sadly Tamil media just gave him a cursory one paragraph at the most while RSF (Reporters sans Frontieres) accorded him the title of super hero of journalism among the 100 on its list. It is not clear whether he received any monetary awards from RSF but it would not be too much to ask the NPC to felicitate him […]

Jaffna university to close on May 18

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The Jaffna university is to close during the period when the Sri Lanka army celebrates five years since the killing of more than 40,000 Tamil civilians in May 2009. Students attached to the Jaffna university were informed today that the university will be closed from May 16 to May 21 but no reason was given. The university administration also informed students staying in the hostel to leave before May 16 and return on May 20, a day before academic activities resume. The Jaffna media said that the closing of the university was timed with the annual remembrance of what is now known as the “Mullivaikal massacre” where more than 40,000 Tamil Civilians were believed to have been killed during the final battle against the LTTE. The army […]

Sri Lanka thanks Australia for Killing the Tamil Civilians

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The Sri Lankan government has publicly thanked Australia for its “bold” decision not to co-sponsor a UN resolution to investigate alleged human rights abuses in the south Asian nation, the Sydney Morning Herald reported today. According to a statement by the Sri Lankan high commission, Sri Lanka thanked Australia for the ‘‘bold decision of not co-sponsoring this year’s human rights resolution on Sri Lanka’’. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison and the head of Operation Sovereign Borders, Lieutenant-General Angus Campbell, on Tuesday welcomed a Sri Lanka delegation, including Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, formally invited by the federal government. “[The] government of Australia considers accountability and human rights concerns should be addressed within an internal mechanism and not by any international investigation as suggested by other countries,” the […]

Sri Lanka, India And The Federalisation Of Ukraine

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By Charitha Ratwatte – A comparison with Sri Lanka and India Russia moved in its troops, without any national, formation or regimental markings on their uniforms, mounted on Russian vehicles and bearing state-of-the-art Russian weapons and communication equipment, into the Southern Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea and rapidly annexed the region into the Russian Federation. The United Nations General Assembly condemned the move, and at the UN Security Council, Russia vetoed a Resolution condemning the move. China abstained from voting in the Security Council. While the troops were in place in Crimea, a referendum was conducted in which the majority of Crimeans voted to join the Russian Federation. Slights to the status of the Russian language by the Ukrainian Government and fears of discrimination against people of Russian […]

Tangalle ex-PS chairman’s injuries self-inflicted-JMO

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One of the four JMO’s of the Tangalle Hospital, who examined the accused allegedly involved in the killing of Khuram Sheik, said the injuries on the third accused Tangalle PS Chairman Chandrapushpa Vidanapathirana appeared to be a self inflicted one caused before 24 to 72 hours of her examining him.Four JMO’s of the Hospital who examined the accused allegedly involved in the killing  and gang rape on the victim’s girlfriend today testified in the Colombo High Court. Their evidence was led by Senior State Counsel Thusith Mudalige.Doctors J.K.H. Jagath Priyadharsana, Deshani Dhammika, K.L.S. De Silva and Chandana Priyanth gave their evidence before Colombo High Court Judge Rohini Walgamam.Dr. Priyadharshana said she examined the first and the second accused Obadage Lahiru Kelum and Saman Deshapriya who […]

Lankan Muslims In London And Political Myopia

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By Raashid Riza – There was a protest that took place yesterday by a group of Sri Lankan Muslims in Britain outside the Sri Lankan High Commission in London mostly regarding the spate of anti Muslim activities that have been occurring in Sri Lanka. But in this instance what the group responsible for yesterday’s protest sought to achieve is unclear, what is pointedly obvious is the blatant incongruence between what they did and what they thought its influence would be. The very premise of having any such protest is not just questionable, but can create a cycle of many political unknowns. There are significant issues that the Muslim community in Sri Lanka currently faces, their plight is most depressing and worrying, as I have highlighted here. But knee jerk reactions […]

Opened letter to His Majesty Mahinda Rajapakse the Lord of Sri Lanka and the Universe also

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Dear Majesty, My name is Silva. The Silva. I am common man. Very common. So common I am always voting for your Majesty and Your Majesty’s government. However, please be notified that I am only giving the back part of my name. Front part I am keeping to myself due to security reasons. I am also begging Your Majesty to be excusing my English. I am The Silva. Not The Pieris. First of all, please be understanding that when I am saying ‘opened letter’ I am not meaning letter I am writing for the consumption of the public like some foolish peoples are writing nowadays. When I am saying ‘opened’ I am meaning truly and really ‘opened’ because every letter I am writing my wife […]

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