Tamil mother enraged and frustrated by Presidential Inquiry into Disappearances

A mother making a complaint at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Disappeared, stormed out after the commission hearing in Mulangavil asked her if she wanted to get involved in poultry farming. After leaving the hearing in frustration, shouting at the Commission officials in an enraged outpour, the mother said, “Who are you fooling, you cannot fool god. I want my child. My child came into army control I don’t know whether they shot him. They ( Sri Lankan Army) shot our children and are now looking for our…

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UK Ministers and MPs rally behind Tamil calls for justice

The Chairman of the Conservative party, British government ministers and Members of Parliament voiced their support for the Tamil community in the United Kingdom and backed calls for justice for the Tamil people at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham this week. Theresa Villiers Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Several politicians came to express their support at a reception hosted by the British Tamil Conservatives at the Castle Fine Art Gallery in the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, where the Conservative Party Conference is currently underway. Over 150 guests…

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A New Place Called The United Kingdom

By Kumar David – Forty-five percent wanted independence; that is serious. Gordon Brown, theeminence grise of the No-campaign, David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg panicked, and promised Scotland enhanced devolution in a whirlwind campaign. They will have to deliver. The English Question and a new structure for the UK will have to be worked out, but constitutional change takes time. De facto, if not by name, a federal structure will be the outcome, but beneath lies economic decline from the 1980s onwards – the Thacherite transformation of the economy.…

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Clarification And Investigation Into High Commissioner Nonis’s Resignation Is Vital: Prof. Wijesinha

Nonis Resigned But Don’t Quote Me: Media Minister Keheliya Clarifications and an investigation into the reports circulating with regard to High Commissioner Nonis’s assault and resignation is a must considering their implication for Sri Lanka’s international relations, UPFA MP and political analyst Professor Rajiva Wijesinha says. Professor Wijesinha, when asked about his opinion on the “Chris Nonis–Sajin Vass episode“, said; “The stories circulating with regard to High Commissioner Nonis’s resignation certainly need investigation as you suggest. What was reported of MinisterKeheliya Rambukwella’s comments on in his resignation suggests confusion and given the implications for our…

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Sri Lanka between US-India and China-Russia

Election Season, External Affairs & Modi-Obama By Dayan Jayatilleka –  Forget the state of Denmark—something is rotten in the state of Sri Lanka, and our enemies, the secessionists in the Tamil Diaspora must be laughing, as they well might. Three recent events indicate the future of Sri Lanka. Two are domestic and one, global. Of the two domestic events, one occurred in an international space. The three events are the Chris Nonis–Sajin Vass episode, the BBS–Wirathu nexus and the Modi-Obama meeting. Sri Lanka’s external defenses are crumbling, largely due to…

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Assault on Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Britain – Sri Lanka Law.

The Government has still not launched a formal inquiry or investigation into the alleged assault on Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Britain, Chris Nonis by MP Sajin Vass Gunawardena, Daily Mirror learns. The assault had reportedly taken place at the residence of Dilan Ariyawansa who hosted a dinner for the delegates attending the 68th United Nations General Assembly in New York. Daily Mirror learns that the External Affairs Ministry has still not received a resignation letter from Nonis. (Hafeel Farisz) UNP parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella said today that a Sri Lankan…

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US stance on SL softens

US stance on SL softens President Mahinda Rajapaksa is reported to have told the Cabinet meeting that his discussions with US Secretary of State John Kerry had made him realize that the US had softened its stance on Sri Lanka. According to Government sources the President had said the meetings he had with Mr. Kerry and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Session in New York were fruitful.Describing the meetings as highly successful, he said India would not act in a manner that…

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