LTTE never killed former ministers Jeyaraj Fernandopulle and D.M.Dassanayake.

Central Provincial Councilor Asath Sally announced LTTE never killed former ministers Jeyaraj Fernandopulle and D.M.Dassanayake. some other group have committed this crimes, I own clear evident this regard, councilor said. I will hand over these evident towards Inspector General of Police . I request them to carry out immediate inquiries on these alleged murders and take legal action against relevant suspects.Provincial councilor made this announcement during media briefing held at Colombo on Wednesday. Mahinda Rajapaksa government announced that LTTE killed former minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle and D.M.Dassanayake. This was false statement.…

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If Mahinda is made P.M. he will use a bullet on me and become president -Maithri

‘Knowing how Mahinda killed with his own hands , if he is made P.M. he will use a bullet on me and become president’ -Maithri    (Lanka-e-News -03.June.2015, 11.45PM)  ‘If Mahinda Rajapakse the deposed president who is now in a most humiliated and  enraged state is made the prime minister , in order to become the president next , no constitutional amendment nor any laws will be  necessary for him , he will need only a bullet to shoot and kill me,’ said the incumbent president Maithripala  Sirisena while emphasizing that…

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Mangala Samaraweera to meet TNA, GTF and Erik Solheim in London

The Sri Lankan government and the Global Tamil Forum will have a meeting tomorrow night in London, according to reports reaching Lanka News Web through a reliable source. The Sri Lankan government will be represented by foreign affairs minister Mangala Samaraweera, while the TNA MP, advocate S. Sumanthiran and GTF spokesman Suren Surandiran will also take part. In addition, a representative of the South African government too, will be present, says the source.  Coordinator of the meeting on behalf of the Norwegian government is Erik Solheim. This meeting will elaborate…

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‘‘There is a window of opportunity’’

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian and well-known Constitutional lawyer M. A. Sumanthiran says that his party emerged to voice the grievances of the people of the North and East but was ready to expand its activities to other parts of the country and would be involved in national politics. Mr. Sumanthiran who is based in Colombo and plays a vital role in the TNA as a bridge between the North and the South says though there are certain obstacles there is a window of opportunity for true reconciliation and…

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WikiLeaks: Sunday Leader MiG Deal Researcher Leaves The Country

The Sunday Leader journalist who researched the MiG deal had to leave the country after after being intimidated, according to a leaked cable from the US Embassy Colombo “In the overheated climate engendered by the officials’ comments, several journalists and members of media organizations expressed to Embassy officers heightened concerns for their personal safety. On May 26, Ruan Pethiyagoda of the Sunday Leader communicated to Emboffs that he was being followed and had gone into hiding. Pethiyagoda had received threats recently after Sri Lankan Government officials learned he was researching…

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Wikileaks: Athas Fears Retaliation For Critical Articles On Gota’s MiG Deal

Wikileaks: Athas Fears Retaliation For Critical Articles On Gota’s MiG Deal “Defense Correspondent Iqbal Athas is preparing to temporarily leave Sri Lanka with his family following a barrage of threats and intimidation apparently orchestrated by the Government of Sri Lanka (GSL). On August 12, he wrote an article for the Sunday Times about the Ukrainian Government’s inquiry into ‘irregularities’ in the sale of four MIG-27 aircraft to Sri Lanka. On August 14, a Sinhala version of the article was published in a local paper. The next day, the government withdrew…

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UK detains Tamil man, will deport him

UK immigration officials have detained Janahan Sivanathan, a 22-year-old Tamil asylum seeker and political activist from Sri Lanka. Janahan is being held at the Morton Hall detention centre in Lincolnshire while the government tries to deport him, opendemocracy.net reported. Supporters say that Janahan was “horrendously tortured” as a school student during the war in Sri Lanka, after he was rounded up and held captive for ten days. His lawyer filed a fresh claim and submitted new medical evidence on 1 June. However his case will not be heard in court until 15…

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Former President Mahinda accused over murder incident

President Maithripala Sirisena accused former President Mahinda Rajapaksa of being involved in a murder incident in Hambantota some 20 years ago, a Deputy Minister claimed. Deputy Minister of Social Services, Welfare and Livestock Development Ranjan Ramanayake said that President Sirisena had personally told him that Rajapaksa was a suspect over the murder incident. “President Sirisena was a witness to that incident,” Ramanayake claimed. Ramanayake said that this was one of the reasons why the President did not want Rajapaksa to be the Prime Ministerial candidate of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA). “He…

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Buddhist Vihare used by Mahinda to attack Muslims, Christians and Hindus.

The Government today condemned the use of Temples in Colombo for political work by Former President Mahinda Rajapakshe who lost the election. The opposition, including former President Mahinda Rajapaksa often use the Abeyrama Buddhist Vihare (Temple) for political meetings and press conferences and is using Buddhist Temples to promote hate over Hindus, Christians and Muslims. It is known that Former President who lost the election after using Racist card is now using it again as his only option is the Racist card.  His family members are accused of misusing the power and Money…

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Five Arrested Fishermen Allegedly Beaten Up by Lankan Naval Personnel

Five fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel were allegedly beaten up at a camp at Talaimannar in the island nation before being released. S Emirit, President of the Fishermen’s association, said the fishermen suffered internal injuries and were given pain killers at the Government Hospital here on their return. They were arrested yesterday and taken to a camp in the island nation, beaten up by the naval personnel and later let off with a warning not to cross the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL). He said the five victims…

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Ukraine probing Udayanga’s alleged weapons deal

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan The Ambassador of Ukraine in New Delhi, India has informed the Sri Lankan officials that Ukrainian authorities are in the process of investigating the alleged transfer or handing over of weapons by former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga, and that further details will be shared with Colombo in due course. He has also said that any action on the matter would need to await the outcome of the investigation underway in Ukraine. In November 2014, the Embassy of Ukraine to Sri Lanka, located in…

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Pro Mahinda, Dayan insults Chandrika

By Chaminda Weerawardhana – A video circulates in social media networks, featuring Dr Dayan Jayatilleka(hereinafter referred to as ‘the speaker’), a strong supporter of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, delivering a speech in Sinhala at a pro-Rajapaksa public meeting. The speaker, it appears, actively supports the ‘bring back Mahinda’ movement. The speaker asks several questions that echo rather macho and derogatory views on two public figures, namely Ranil Wickremesinghe and Chandrika Bandaranaike. In a rather cheap effort to amuse the gallery, the speaker asks the audience as to whom they would…

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