Befuddlement in Colombo; shenanigans in Jaffna

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David After a crisp period of activity following the election of Maithripala Sirisena as president and the induction of Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister in January and culminating in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution (19A) in April, statecraft in Lanka entered a period of limbo and what will happen next is uncertain. The tasks that should be placed on the agenda are crystal clear but that’s another matter. One healthy feature of today’s political climate is that the working relationship between…

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All the Tamil Militants kept in Secret Camps after surrendering with ‘White Flag’ in Sri Lanka were killed by Mahinda Government

Tamil Militants who surrendered with White Flag after UN negotiated the surrender were taken to Secret Camps by Sri Lanka forces in May 2009- Are They Still Alive? NO says PM Ranil Were they killed in these camps by Mahinda’s Government forces? I cannot speak for the previous government says PM Ranil “After we took over the government, there are no secret camps. I cannot speak for the time before that,” PM Wickremesinghe (said in Jaffna on Friday March 27). In addition to thousands of Tamil militants More than 1000 LTTE Leaders…

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SLN occupies most of military-seized lands outside ‘HSZ’ in Jaffna

Around 30 of 47 acres of lands seized together with residential houses outside the so-called High Security Zone (HSZ) in Jaffna district is occupied by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) in Neduntheevu (Delft), Maruthangkea’ni in Vadmaraadchi East and in Thellip-pazhai, according to the data collected by the District Secretariat in Jaffna in February 2015. Sri Lankan Police has occupied 88 houses, SL Navy has seized 57 properties and the SLA keeps 23 properties outside the ‘military zones’ in the district. The SL military has reiterated several times now that it…

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