karuna no direct friend – Pillaiyan

Eastern Provincial Councillor and Leader of Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Puligal(TMVP) Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan Alias Pillaiyan said war crimes and deaths are usual in battle fields. Therefore, it is important to form a local investigation according to the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) Report. Local probing will support future reconciliation in the country. Meanwhile he also said, “They cannot take any legal action against me. I was not in the LTTE until the end of war. We left the organization long time back and we have obtained a people’s mandate in…

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Governor regrets erroneous report

The Northern Province Governor’s Secretariat has been drawn to a speculative and erroneous media report about the deferral of transfers of some senior officials in the Northern Provincial Council (NPC). The statement released by the Northern Province Governor’s office is as follows: “The said transfers were deferred by the Governor in order to give time for review and consultation on this matter as it was pointed out that these transfers were done without adequate consultation and consideration of all aspects. There were concerns voiced in this regard by the concerned…

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Families of missing stage protest

Family members of people reported missing since the end of the war staged a protest in Fort today demanding that the new government launch a fresh investigation into those missing. The protestors also called on the UN and international human rights organisations to conduct an international probe soon if the government fails to provide immediate results to locate those missing. “It has been years since we lost our children. We want answers soon. We have faith in this government and call on them to launch a fresh inquiry to find our children,” M.…

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Actresses turned ‘High Class Hookers’ in Drug Lord Suda’s arms

Drug Lords fund politicians in millions. In turn they are politically blessed to do anything what they want in this country. When we think of ‘High Class Hookers’, we visualize the image of a beautiful young girl or a woman in the arms of an old man. But in Sri Lanka that visual is quite different. The dignity of the once proud cinema has been dragged into prostitution. That is amply proved going by reports of the police investigations into drug kingpin Wele Suda’s antics in yesterday’s Ceylon Today of…

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Talks held in Singapore on promoting reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Talks were held in Singapore this weekend between Tamil and Sri Lankan groups on promoting reconciliation and strengthening democracy in Sri Lanka. The meeting was organised by the government of Switzerland and the In Transformation Initiative (ITI) and held between April 3 and 5. “As part of an on-going dialogue process towards promoting reconciliation and strengthening of democracy in Sri Lanka, the Government of Switzerland and the In Transformation Initiative (ITI) from South Africa, invited a group of political, civil society, academic, diaspora and other international stakeholders including an observer…

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GoSL must turn promises into action – US Asst. Secretary

BY SULOCHANA RAMIAH MOHAN Assistant Secretary US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Tom Malinowski who visited Sri Lanka from 2 to 4 April briefed the media on the progress under the new Maithri Government. He also visited Jaffna and Aluthgama to see and hear the voice of the people. He met a couple of journalists before his departure on Saturday. “He said, after following events in this country over the course of my career, I was privileged to make my first visit to this week.…

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Chelvanayagam was a political Prophet who stood for Tamil Eelam

By Eelaventhan Manickavasakar – Chelvanayagam was a political Prophet who stood for Tamil Eelam as the Panacea for all the Political ills facing the Tamils Samuel James Velupillai Chelvanayagam was born in 1898 March 31st in the Malaysian State in the town of Ipoh. In Malay language the word Ipoh conveyed the meaning as the cleanest city. Perhaps it was the fitness of things that late Mr. Chelvanayagam’s life was marked by a cleanliness unknown in contemporary politics of Sri Lanka. Mr. Mervyn De Silva, the then Editor of Ceylon Daily…

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