Foul Over Missing Journalist Eknaligoda’s Case

Attempts are being made to suppress an investigation in the missing of a prominent journalist in Sri Lanka ahead of the 2010 presidential polls while he was working for former Army chief Sarath Fonseka, civil society activists have claimed. “Please do not try to cover up the investigation. We have noticed lethargy on the part of certain officials,” Saman Ratnapriya, a civil society activist told reporters. “Despite the local and international interest on the case, no proper investigations were done,” he said. Prageeth Ekanligoda, a cartoonist, disappeared in January 2010 while he…

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The solution can be on the basis of the 13th Amendment, maximizing it

India happy with the regime change Should support Sri Lanka’s domestic inquiry on war crimes says N. Ram: by Manjula Fernando -The Hindu The Indian Government and its political parties are happy about the regime change, even though former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his allies remain a strong political force in Sri Lanka, say Chairman and Publisher of The Chennai-based Hindu Group of newspapers and former Editor- in- Chief of The Hindu, N. Ram who was in Sri Lanka recently. In this interview with the Sunday Observer, he opines that…

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The investigations into alleged war crime abuses will be conducted solely by the government of Sri Lanka

Govt. proposal for a domestic inquiry By Neville Ladduwahetty It is reported that the US Assistant Secretary of State, Nisha Biswal, is so ‘upbeat’ about the mechanism adopted by the Government for a Domestic Inquiry Mechanism into accountability and reconciliation issues relating to the final phases of the conflict, that the US would sponsor a resolution supporting the Domestic Inquiry Mechanism at the next session of the UN Human Rights Council. (The Daily News. August 28. 2015). The report also states that Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights…

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We don’t have disciplined, knowledgeable brains!

By Lynn Ockersz If Sri Lanka is to match the prosperity of the more dynamic economies of Asia, such as Singapore, it would need to get into product innovation in a big way and attach top priority to the stepped-up generation of Research and Development and knowledge services. An inability to do this could very well spell dire economic failure. Eastern Europe’s vast economic decline is explainable in these terms. It is quite some time since even Britain has stopped innovating in a major way. Thus are several economies of…

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Opposition Leader’s post TNA lays legitimate claim

BY Mirudhula Thambiah Former Northern Provincial Council member and Tamil National Alliance ( TNA) Vanni District parliamentarian elect Dr. Sivapragasam Sivamohan said the Opposition Leader’s post must be offered to his party as it has secured the third place in the recent general election with highest number of votes polled from both the North and East. “This is definitely a negative move. Both majority parties have joined hands to form a National Government. However, our party is in the third place, therefore, we feel our party is legally bound to…

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