Gota says intelligence unit responsible for abductions and killing!

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa announced during the time of Rajapaksa regime military intelligence unit members used white vans to abduct people Responding to the question raised by the Sinhala newspaper on white van abductions former defence secretary added, Are questioning about the activities of intelligence unit? Did they use white vans to abduct people in 88 and 89 periods? ,Gotabaya asked and went on to say suspects and criminals were abducted by the white vans, Gotabaya Rajapaksa said. He also noted, Van which is used by the intelligence unit…

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The relatives of the disappeared still intimidated

The United Nations Organization asserts that still there are intimidations imposed against the relatives of the people disappeared. The organization said that they received credible information’s when they met the relatives of the people disappeared during their tour of Sri Lanka. A specialist team consisted with Bernard Duhaime, Tae-Ung Baik and Ariel Dulitzky told this during a media communiqué held in Colombo following their ten day tour. The UN team said that this cannot be accepted in a democratic society. The delegation said that they met 200 relatives of the…

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3 Navy Men arrested over Secret Camp

Two officers and a rating have been arrested for questioning in connection with the UN-exposed secret camp within the Trincomalee naval base, ‘radiogagana.com’ reports. A senior official said on condition of anonymity that the Navy was assisting the CID investigation but He declined to identify the arrested persons.  The ITJP said in June 2015 that Lt. Commander K.C. Welagedara was the head of the the torture site known as ‘Gota’s camp’ until 2010, after which Lt. Commander Ranasinghe took over. Meanwhile, the government says there no longer exists a secret camp…

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ONLY IN SRI LANKA – ‘Tiger’s missing family reappears after more than five years’

By Mohamed Haniff Members of a family who surrendered to the armed forces in 2009, had been dropped at their residence in Varani, Jaffna last week by some unknown persons, Leader of the Democratic People’s Liberation Front (DPLF) Dharmalingam Siddharthan said yesterday “They are the wife and three children of prominent LTTE cadre Vinayagam,” Siddharthan said, pointing-out that “Vinayagam’s wife had surrendered to the armed forces with her children at the end of the war in May 2009, and gone missing ever since and her whereabouts were not known to…

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First and only CM of NE Provincial Council attempts to bring Tamil parties together

By Mohamed Haniff The first and only Chief Minister of the North East Province Annamalai Varatharaja Perumal said yesterday that he found all Tamil political parties did not have a common agenda. “I’m now just an ordinary citizen, leading a very simple life. And this small man is making small attempts wherever possible in uniting Tamil political parties in a bid to make them adopt a common stand when they addressed issues concerning the Tamil people,” Perumal said in a brief interview with The Island. The former Chief Minister said…

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Mahinda plays ‘Racist Card’ again.

The release of Tamil Political prisoners held for more than 15 years on suspicion of helping LTTE  was an election pledge and the government was only honouring git, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa told the media in Kandy on Thursday. Rajapaksa was in Kandy to pay his homage to the sacred tooth relic and call on the prelates of Malwatte and Asgiriya, where he played his usual racist statements to gain the support of the Buddhist leaders. The ex-president who lost to a unknown member of his ministries was in Kandy…

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Jayalalithaa seeks Modi’s help to secure release of 14 Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody

CHENNAI: A day after 14 Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan navy for crossing the International Maritime Border Line (IMBL), chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his immediate intervention. “It is unfortunate that, in yet another incident, 14 fishermen who set sail from the Rameswaram and Mandapam fishing bases in Ramanathapuram district on three boats were apprehended by the Sri Lankan navy in the late hours of November 18. They have been taken to Kankesanthurai, Sri Lanka,” said…

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