TNA MPs and TNA PC members hold key meeting

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Members of Parliament and TNA Provincial Council members held a key meeting today. TNA Provincial Council members from the North and East attended the meeting headed by TNA leader R. Sampanthan. Issues related to the TNA, the policy of the party and a political solution were among the matters discussed at the meeting held in Kilinochchi. The proposed new Constitution was also discussed at the day long meeting. (Colombo Gazette)

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Gota ready to enter politics; Wimal says new front almost ready

Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says is prepared to enter politics if the public want him to. He is counting on sinhala racist votes as he is accused of being part of killing of more than 40,000 Tamil Civilians and organisor of the White Van run under President Mahinda which killed Journalists, Human Rights activists anyone who opposes Mahinda’s rule. Speaking to reporters outside the Presidential Commission on large scale fraud today, Rajapaksa said that the country needs a strong opposition. He said that Tamil National Alliance leader R. Sampanthan cannot be…

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TNA Reneged On Commitment To Self Determination, Says Wigneswaran

COLOMBO: Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran on Wednesday strongly denied that the Tamil Makkal Peravai (TMP), which he heads, is a political organization in competition with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA). But at the same time he pointed out that the TNA has reneged on its commitment to securing for the minority Tamils the right to self-determination. Speaking at a meeting of members of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) belonging to the TNA in Jaffna, Wigneswaran said that there was a marked  difference between the TNA’s manifesto for the NPC…

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Sri Lanka’s pluralist ethnic fabric under threat as anti-Muslim drive gains pace

An intimidating slogan ‘Sinha le,’ literally lion’s blood in Sinhala, the language of the majority of Sri Lankans, has triggered fear among the island’s Muslims. The slogan was first seen spray-painted on the gates of Muslim homes in Nugegoda, a suburb of the capital, Colombo. Since then it has appeared as wall graffiti in other parts of the city as well as on stickers and posters on private and public vehicles. The ‘Sinha le’ campaign is gathering momentum in social media too. The identity of those behind the ‘Sinha le’ campaign is…

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Is Constitution-making a closed-end process for Tamils?

We have read a plethora of reports appearing in the media on the shape and scope of the proposed new Constitution. The views expressed on the substance of the draft constitution by sections of the public, including the outlandish statement by a group of Buddhist organizations represent their personal or collective opinion or proposals. Aside, we may ignore the racist ranting by certain groups of freaks such as BBS and ESMP. However, when the government’s ministers and its accredited appointees who are involved in the process comment on substantive provisions…

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Sri Lankan Leader Says Thousands of Tamils who Surrendered with white flag are Now Dead: TGTE Wants Clarification !

by tmdas5@hotmail.com • ENGLISH NEWS “CALLS FOR THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE MISSING TO THEIR FAMILIES” Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) urges Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe to clarify his statement that thousands of Tamils who surrendered to the Sri Lankan Security forces are no longer alive. The Sri Lankan Prime Minister made this statement on January 15th in Jaffna, when he spoke at a celebration of Thai Pongal, a Hindu festival. The Prime Minister’s comments sent shock-waves through the thousands of Tamil families who still…

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After 60 years of discrimination government says ”All notices should be in all three languages”

Laws would be strictly implemented against the public institutions, which do not display public notices in all three languages, the Department of Official Languages today said. Commissioner of the Department W. A. Jayawickrama said they had already informed all public institutes of the need to have notices in all three languages. “They generally have notices in Sinhala and English and in some places just in one language. The law clearly states that public notices should be in all three languages,” he said. The Department informed the National Transport Board, drivers…

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TN Govenor Rosaiah demands justice for war victims in Sri Lanka

Entire opposition parties stage walk-out The Indian government should prevail upon the Sri Lankan government to take action against those who had committed crimes against Tamils in the last phase of the war, Tamil Nadu Government K. Rosaiah demanded in the state Assembly on Wednesday. But the entire opposition parties staged a walkout alleging the ruling AIADMK government had failed in all fronts and its failure to release water from Chembarambakkam Lake caused the flood in Chennai. DMK floor leader M.K. Stalin told reporters that even though his party had…

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A new Constitution was an attempt to divert the people’s attention away

The move to introduce a new Constitution was an attempt to divert the people’s attention away so the Government could establish a special war crime court as proposed by the UNHRC to probe alleged war crime charges and to ‘hunt down’ armed forces personnels and politicians involved in killing of more than 40,000 of Tamil civilians in May 2009 said the former puppet and minister of Mahinda government. Addressing a news conference held at the Dr. N.M. Perera Centre in Borella, Peiris said the government had been given an ultimatum…

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British HC trains FCID to attain personal agenda: Wimal

National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader MP Wimal Weerawansa yesterday charged that the Financial Crime Investigation Division’s (FCID) officials were being trained by the British High Commission in Colombo to hunt down the politicians who are against the agenda of the Britain. He made these remarks while delivering a speech under the theme ‘The end of the motherland’s journey’ at the Ape Gama in Battaramulla. MP Weerawansa said the British High Commission was facilitating and conducting lectures to the FCID officials in groups on how to make an innocent man guilty.…

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Tamils surprised by Ranil’s speech

Tamils surprised by Ranil’s speech Some international media reported that, President’s visit to Jaffna, during Thai Pongal festivals, was cancelled due to the pressure of radical Tamils. ‘Amid widespread protests by Tamils, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena cancelled his scheduled visit to Tamil areas to celebrate the annual Hindu festival of Thai Pongal on 15 January. Elaborate arrangements were made to organize this festival, but at the last minute the Sri Lankan President cancelled his visit and instead sent his Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, for the event. Visiting British State…

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Fresh by-elections when MPs cross over!

BY Ruwan Laknath Jayakody The Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reform has mooted a by-election in any electorate in which the sitting Member of Parliament crosses over to another political party, abandoning the Party through which he was elected to Parliament. Lal Wijenayake, Chairman of the Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reform says the issue of electoral reforms and the question of crossovers would be addressed in the new Constitution, especially in the case of the country going in for a mixed first-past-the-post and proportional representation system. Electoral reform proposals can…

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