Help SL Tamils with Two Important Things in 2017, Says Tamils for Trump

Happy New Year, Mr. President Elect Trump, and Help SL Tamils with Two Important Things in 2017, Says Tamils for Trump Tamils for Thump sent a New Year Message to President-Elect Donald Trump on Friday, December 30, 2016 to wish him and his family well. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 01, 2017 Tamils for Thump sent a New Year Message to President-Elect Donald Trump on Friday, December 30, 2016. The letter started with “May God bless you and your family with the strength to carry on as our New…

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Unanimous acquittal of all accused in Tamil MP Raviraj murder trial

Acquitted of all charges, the former Navy intelligence officials express their joy outside court premises. Pic by Amila Gamage The five people on trial for the murder of former Jaffna District MP Nadarajah Raviraj were acquitted of all charges in the early hours of yesterday (24) by a Special Jury at the Colombo High Court, after an extraordinary final day. The seven-member jury’s unanimous verdict was conveyed shortly after midnight on Friday. Accordingly, three former Sri Lanka Navy intelligence personnel and two members of the Karuna faction were acquitted of…

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Sri Lanka’s bleak political outlook in 2017

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s President and Prime Minister mark two years of their “unity” government in January with their uneasy coalition facing mounting challenges to its stability and cohesion. Our political correspondent examines the possible outcomes in 2017. Best case: President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will sink their differences over the government’s perceived failure to prosecute high profile individuals of the previous regime accused of corruption and murder. Killers of Lasantha Wickramatunga and Wasim Thajudeen will be brought to justice. The rule of law will be strengthened…

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Mahinda wants power at any cost.

As Yahapalana Government increasingly losing its popularity over delays in ending corruption and blunders at the economic front, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, perhaps for the first time, openly declared his desire to end the current unity government. At a meeting held with foreign correspondents in Colombo where they were served hoppers, a political symbol that became famous ever since he announced that his then Cabinet colleague Sirisena betrayed him after having hoppers together, Rajapaksa also indirectly expressed the possibility of him working together with or under Sirisena. He however, did…

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