Britain notes it has concerns in north

The British Government says while the northern region is moving forward from its difficult past there are still some concerns. The British High Commission to Sri Lanka said that High Commissioner John Rankin made a three-day visit to the Northern Province (Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu and Vavuniya) this week and met government and military officials, members of political parties, the police, the British Council, humanitarian organisations and resettled communities. Commenting on the visit, the British High Commissioner said he was pleased to visit the North again to see for himself the…

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U.N. failed to protect civilians and ‘White Flag killing’ during Sri Lanka’s bloody war end, says report

White Flag incident is the massacre of surrendering LTTE leaders and their families by the Sri Lankan Army on 18 May 2009 in Mullivaikal, Mullaitivu, Vanni, Sri Lanka.LTTE’s Political Wing leader Balasingham Nadesan and Pulidevan agreed to surrender and they contacted the United Nations, the governments of Norway, United Kingdom, USA and also ICRC and had been assured by Mahinda Rajapaksa and told to surrender at a particular place by the Basil Rajapakse. LTTE’s request for a third party witness to oversee the surrender was not granted. They surrendered to the 58 Division (Sri Lanka) carrying White flags and were reportedly shot dead. Sarath Fonseka and the then Sri Lankan Army Chief said…

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Tamil Chief Minister needs Governor’s permission to meet Indian PM

Northern army camps cannot be dismantled  at Vigneswaran’s insistence– Keheliya Chief Minister has to inform Governor before going to India Addressing the media at the Cabinet Press Briefing held in Colombo, Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella stated that the Chief Minister of Northern Province, C. V. Wigneswaran should take the permission of the Governor before leaving for New Delhi to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Government is showing panic due to exposure of its racist policies on the minorities. They do Not want any Tamil Leaders…

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