Day: 11 February 2017

US helped destroy LTTE and kill Tamil civilians

Ex-Sri Lankan navy chief Colombage narrates how the US helped destroy LTTE floating armories COLOMBO: Former Sri Lankan navy chief Adm. Jayanath Colombage has, in his recently published book Asymmetric Warfare At Sea: The Case of Sri Lanka, described how the United States helped the Sri Lankan navy destroy the LTTE’s “floating armories” by supplying vital satellite images of the …

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Army refused to ‘burn down’ northern Jaffna.

The Jury Is Out: Armed Forces, Not India, Stalled JRJ’s ‘Jaffna Advance’ by N. Sathiya Moorthy It’s sad that based merely on speculative assessments that India’s ‘Operation Garland’ of air-dropping food and medicines to the civilian population, bilateral relations had been allowed to flounder It needs to be recalled that only a day before ‘Operation …

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Sri Lankan war survivors urge U.N. to push for speedy justice for abuses

Government has failed to prosecute alleged war crimes such as torture, unlawful killings and enforced disappearances By Shihar Aneez COLOMBO, Feb 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Families whose loved ones disappeared during Sri Lanka’s civil war have called on the United Nations to pressure the government to speed up a war crimes probe after a …

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Sri Lanka War Crimes Probe: UN Urged Not To Give Additional Time

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) passed a Resolution in its Sixth Parliamentary sitting in Paris, France, thanking the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for monitoring Sri Lanka’s International Crimes and Human Rights abuses, strongly urging the UNHRC not to give any extension of time beyond the March 2017 deadline to the Sri Lankan …

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Nigerian arrested for cheating SL woman on Fb

A Nigerian National, who had befriended a married woman in Sri Lanka over facebook and later lured her into giving him Rs 4.3 million, was apprehended in Malabe. Sources revealed that the woman, who was from Badulla, had been seduced by the suspect over facebook. He had allegedly promised to give her valuable presents after …

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Aussie Lankans reject Opposition call

The attempt by several opposition politicians to hold protests in the cities of Melbourne and Canberra, with the participation of Sri Lankans domiciled in Australia, against Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe,…… during his visit to that country, has fizzled out. Sri Lankans, living in Australia, have severely condemned and rejected the request made by …

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Wigneswaran admits ‘unfortunate incidents’ of the past broke Tamil-Muslim unity

COLOMBO: The Chief Minister of the Tamil-majority Northern Province of Sri Lanka, C.V.Wigneswaran, has admitted that “some unfortunate incidents” of the past had inflicted wounds on the Muslims which are yet to heal. He said this while addressing the Ezhuga Tamil (Arise Tamil) rally at Batticaloa in the Eastern Province on Friday. Batticaloa town and district have …

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Sri Lanka Beware: Trump’s agri-marriage made in hell

The United States’ new President Donald Trump a former reality television star, appears to be getting a reality check on constitutional issues. On Thursday night a three-member US Circuit Court ruled unanimously to uphold the suspension of a travel ban imposed by Mr. Trump on visits to the US by people from seven Muslim-majority countries. …

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Two foreigners held in bludgeoning death of Sri Lankan man in Kedah

SUNGAI PETANI: Police have detained two foreigners to facilitate investigations into the death of their Sri Lankan friend at an estate off Jalan Sidam Kiri near here on Thursday. The Sri Lankan and Indian nationals, aged 27 and 30, are being investigated for murder. Initial police investigations revealed that the body of the 49-year-old victim, …

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