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Sri Lanka: Conflict mapping and archiving

Tides of violence: mapping the Sri Lankan conflict from 1983 to 2009 https://www.piac.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/19.05.14-Tides-of-violence.pdf   Sri Lanka: Conflict mapping and archiving Sri Lanka: Conflict mapping and archiving Sri Lankan conflict mapping report highlights work to be done for transitional justice Sri Lankan conflict mapping report highlights work to be done for transitional justice Sri Lankan conflict …

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“Tamils of Lanka: A Timeless Heritage” Exhibition to be opened by the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Corbyn MP

Event: “Tamils of Lanka: A Timeless Heritage”, 18-19 May 2019, London TIC PRESS RELEASE DATE: 15 May 2019  “Tamils of Lanka: A Timeless Heritage” Exhibition to be opened by the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Corbyn MP.  The Tamil information Centre (TIC) is proud to announce that the second day of our exhibition, “Tamils of Lanka: A Timeless …

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Anti-Muslim violence were organised attacks

Says Govt. has evidence to prove the claims Says groups were brought in from outside but had support of area politicians  Says terrorist network responsible for Easter bombing has been ‘broken up’ by security forces Madduma Bandara says Govt. will investigate into complaints on Police inaction Says political motives behind anti-Muslim violence By Chathuri Dissanayake …

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Another ”1983 Black July” when 3000 Tamils were killed with the blessing of the Government – Mahinda

Karu Jayasuriya ✔@KaruOnline  Future of Sri Lanka will be decided by the way people behave in the next few days. If communal violence cannot be prevented, terrorists will be able to legitimize their crime, as did once in 1983. I call upon the President and PM to neutralize extremists on all sides immediately! 1,135 2:37 PM – …

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Maj Gen Sathyapriya Liyanage have been ordered not to scrutinise Fr Subasinghe for sending Fake News.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Colombo endangered the lives of hundreds of thousands of people today by becoming the newest, most far-reaching fake news source. Rev. Fr. Deninton Subasinghe, the principle assistant Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith and the Administration Secretary of the Archdiocese of Colombo, sent out an unverified mass text message to parish priests in the early hours …

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Sri Lanka police discover suspected Islamist militant training camp in Batticaloa

Sri Lankan police on Sunday discovered a 10-acre camp in the eastern town of Kattankudy, where Islamist militants linked to the deadly Easter attacks are believed to have practiced shooting and bomb-making. The walled terrain is nestled in a poor residential area on the outskirts of the home town of Zahran Hashim, who is believed …

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Search operations find weapons, army uniforms and ammo

Many search operations were carried out throughout the island today (05) as well, leading to the discovery of weapons, army uniforms, and ammunition. Police have found 456 sets of uniforms, which belong to the tri-forces, hidden in 04 places during a search operation carried out in Galle. A stock of military uniforms and official badges …

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40 foreign nationals killed in blasts identified

UPDATE ON FOREIGN NATIONAL CASUALTIES AT EXPLOSIONS IN SRI LANKA – 25 APRIL 2019 Media Releases | Thu, 25 Apr 2019 As at Thursday, 25 April 2019 1800 hours, the number of foreign nationals who have been identified as killed is 40. The fatalities were: one (01) from Bangladesh, two (02) from China, eleven (11) from …

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Christians in Sri Lanka suffer violations regularly, but most incidents do not make it to the news

From February 3 to April 14 this year, across Sri Lanka, there has been some sort of disruption against a Christian worship service every Sunday – on 11 successive Sundays to be specific. Christians in Sri Lanka suffer violations of their right to religion and belief regularly, but most incidents do not make it to …

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APPGT urges Tamil torture victims in UK to join lawsuit against Rajapaksa

The Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils (APPGT) has called on the torture victims in the Britain to join a civil lawsuit that has been filed against Sri Lanka’s former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Paul Scully said the APPGT welcomed the news of the lawsuit, of which Rajapaksa was served notice of …

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Supreme Court sends case of deported Sri Lankan accused in wife’s slaying back to Quebec appeal court

Despite no longer being in Canada, a Sri Lankan national who had his murder charge stayed because of unreasonable delays in his trial isn’t done with the Quebec justice system just yet. Canada’s highest court ruled Wednesday the murder case of Sivaloganathan Thanabalasingham should be sent back to the Quebec Court of Appeal. In 2017, …

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Mullaitivu 2009: 400,000 Lived, 290,000 People Came Out, What Happened To The Balance? – Sampanthan Asks

By R. Sampanthan – R. Sampanthan The reason why I am reminding the House of these matters is that you cannot sweep everything under the carpet. Your current approach can do immense harm to this country. Much has been said about the fact that there is a complaint that 40,000 people have been killed and as to …

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Four Sri Lankan terror suspects arrested at Luton Airport moments after arriving on an international flight

The four men arrived on an international flight in Luton on Wednesday night Airport police detained the four men before the arrival of anti-terror officers The Sri Lankans are currently being questioned in a Bedfordshire police station   Four men have been arrested moments after they arrived in Luton Airport on board an international flight. Airport police …

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Germany indicts suspected LTTE rebel over Sri Lanka war crimes

German authorities have indicted a Sri Lankan man suspected of involvement in killing 15 captured government soldiers while fighting for the Tamil Tigers rebel group LTTE. Federal prosecutors said Friday that 37-year-old S B. is accused of membership in a foreign terrorist organization, war crimes, two cases of manslaughter and 11 cases of attempted manslaughter …

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Can Gotabaya Rajapaksa Clear Legal Hurdles in the US and Contest the Presidential Elections in Sri Lanka?

Can Gotabaya Rajapaksa Clear Legal Hurdles in the US and Contest the Presidential Elections in Sri Lanka? By Don Manu When the Colombo High Court granted Gotabaya special permission to travel to the United States between March 26 and April 12, no doubt he would have been over the moon to be given the chance to …

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Chunnakam power station: Compensation £200 per person?

BY MANJULA FERNANDO Environmentalists welcomed last week’s landmark judgement on Chunnakam power station in the North, which they deemed was a good eye opener for the rich and the powerful not to undermine the rights of the citizens and destroy the environment for private purposes. Jagath Gunawardena, a leading environmental lawyer said this was a …

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

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 …

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Human Rights Lawyer Scott Gilmore File Civil Damages Case in California Against Sri Lankan Ex-Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) in Partnership With Hausfeld Law Firm and Human Rights Lawyer Scott Gilmore File Civil Damages Case in California Against Sri Lankan Ex-Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. (Text of a Press Release Issued on April 9th 2019 by the International Truth and Justice Project) Johannesburg, South Africa: The International Truth and Justice …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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