Annual event to commemorate Tamil civilian deaths during the war has been stopped by police.

The police stopped an annual event in Batticaloa which was organised by the local Tamil community to commemorate the  relatives who were civilians killed in May 2009 by the Sri Lankan Army. The commemoration  was to be held in Sathurukondan but the police obtained a court order preventing the event from taking place accusing it has an event to remember the LTTE members killed.. Ajith Rohana said that in previous years the event was held to commemorate civilians killed (by the Sri Lankan Army) deaths during the war but yesterday an…

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Sri Lankan Arrested In India For Spying For Pakistan

Police said an official in the Pakistan High Commission at Colombo was his handler and provided funds to him. A Sri Lankan national was on Wednesday arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA) on the charge of spying on behalf of Pakistan. He is also linked to the Thameen Ansari case. Thameen Ansari was arrested on September 16, 2012 for conspiracy to transmit photographs, video clippings and, sketches on the security aspects of the Willington Military Training Centre near Udhagamandalam in Nilgiris District, Karaikkal and Nagapattinam harbours and Indian Naval base at…

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ITAK Urges Tamils To Give Evidence Before War Crimes Inquiry Panel Without Hesitation

Sri Lanka’s Tamil party,The Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi, has urged the people in the North before to give evidence before any international inquiry panel into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, without any hesitation. ITAK is one of the main constituent parties of the Tamil National Alliance. The Tamil party today made public the resolutions that were passed at its convention which took place in  Vavuniya last week. “We condemn this agenda of the government which obliterates the ethnic, cultural and religious identities of the Tamil areas and abuses state…

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Lanka’s main Tamil party demands greater devolution of power in north

Sri Lanka’s main Tamil party TNA will start a non-violent struggle from January to seek full implementation of the 1987 Indo-Sri Lanka Accord to achieve maximum devolution of power in northern areas. The parent party of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi, passed a resolution to this effect during its national convention held over the weekend in the northern town of Vavuniya. Among the 15 resolutions passed, was an action plan to commence a non-violent struggle from January next year to press for the demand of full…

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Secret trial at Supreme Court

A petition seeking an interpretation regarding the 18th amendment to the constitution has been reportedly taken up today (Sept 09) in chambers of the chief justice. The case was heard secretly without the participation of any outsiders, reports say. It was revealed that the panel of judges has been comprised of Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, Justice Priyantha Jayawardena and Justice Eva Wanasundera and petition was filed under the case number CHA/REG/MIS:01 . It was rumored in the field of law that according to the 18th amendment the incumbent President Mahinda…

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Defamation case: summons issued to Subramanian Swamy

A Tamil Nadu court on Wednesday issued summons to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy asking him to appear before it in connection with a defamation case filed by state’s Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa against him. The court has directed Swamy to depose before it on October 10 in the defamation case filed by Jayalalithaa over his comment on  fishermen issue. The Tamil Nadu CM had on Monday filed a defamation case against him and a leading daily for publishing his alleged defamatory statement against her. In his letter to Prime Minister…

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Missing persons Commission: Public Sittings in Killinochchi under Military eyes.

The Presidential Commission investigating complaints regarding missing persons said yesterday that it will conduct public sitting in the Killinochchi District from September 27 to 30 2014. “27th September Central College, Mulankavil 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. 28th September Central College, Mulankavil 9.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m. 29th September Poonagary Divisional Secretariat 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. 30th September Poonagary Divisional Secretariat 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. (for Skanthapuram GN Division only) New complaints from person/persons/organizations will only be received by the Commission from the Skanthapuram GN Division on 30th September 2014.” But…

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”Discrimination of Tamil’s in Sri Lanka” is now gaining momentum in the Southern Indian State!

After former Chief Justice, Sarath Nanda Silva threatened to go to Court if President Mahinda Rajapaksa attempted to seek a third term, the President swiftly moved into action last week to seek judicial assistance on the issue. He first met with his legal experts the week before and was advised to seek the views of the Attorney General and the Supreme Court. Silva argued that with the promulgation of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, the provisions therein did not permit the incumbent to seek a third term. The former…

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