Day: 19 February 2017

UK have responsibility in halting Mullaiththeevu structural genocide

[TamilNet, Saturday, 18 February 2017, 01:52 GMT] Britain and Australia that have sent high-level policy planners to ‘assess’ Keappaa-pulavu in the company of occupying Sinhala military of genocidal Sri Lanka in January 2013, should also take the responsibility in halting the structural genocide of the nation of Eezham Tamils there. Those who ‘advise’ Tamils not …

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SL military puts up shoot-at-sight warning inside appropriated Keappaa-pulavu lands

[TamilNet, Friday, 17 February 2017, 23:13 GMT] The occupying military of genocidal Sri Lanka has put up notice boards threatening the protesting families and the people visiting Keappaa-pulavu not to enter the lands that have been seized from the uprooted families. “This land belongs to the Air Force. Unwarranted entry is prohibited. Those entering unwarranted …

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CBK’s remarks on ‘war widows’ irk military

BY GAGANI WEERAKOON President Maithripala Sirisena instructed officials to provide an allowance of Rs 10,000 per month for all farmers who are affected by the prevailing dry weather and also instructed relevant authorities to appoint a committee comprising District Secretaries, Grama Niladharis and Samurdhi Officials to collect comprehensive information on affected families. After getting the …

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Thajudeen Murder: Ex-Crimes OIC Released On Bail Despite Concealing Evidence

Former Narahenpita Crimes OIC Sumith Perera was released on bail today by the Colombo High Court despite covering up the murder of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen. Wasim Thajudeen The court which released the suspect on a cash bail of Rs. 100,000 and three personal sureties of Rs. 1 million each, ordered that the ex-Crimes OIC hand …

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Military Intelligence Hit Squad Operating Out of Kohuwela Camp Used For Assassinating,Abducting and Attacking Journalists from 2006 to 2010

Sri Lanka’s police made a major breakthrough Saturday in their investigations in to the abduction of news editor Keith Noyahr as well as a string of other attacks, disappearances and killings of journalists by arresting at least three military personnel attached to a hit squad which operated from Kohuwela. Police headquarters in a statement said …

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Major Prabath Bulathwatte, Sgt Duminda weeraratne and Sgt Hemachandra Perera of Military Intelligence Arrested Over Attack on Ex-Newspaper Editor Keith Noyahr.

Criminal Investigation Detectives yesterday arrested an Army officer and two Sergeants over the May 2008 attack on journalist Keith Noyahr. The arrests came after the trio were summoned to CID headquarters on Friday and interrogated. The trio are Major Prabath Bulathwatte, Sergeant Duminda Weeraratne and Sergeant Hemachandra Perera. The formal arrests were made yesterday after …

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Sustained Concerns About Torture in Sri Lanka

Torture remains a major problem in Sri Lanka. A recent report from the UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment has reminded us of that. The report presents a grim picture of systematic torture and the concomitant impunity which continue to plague the island nation. The report also …

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BJP weighing up ‘political split’ in Rajapaksa camp?

Seeks to ‘neutralise’ the former Sri Lankan President Even as Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa angles for a political comeback, New Delhi appears to be weighing up possible political shifts in the island, including a split in the Rajapaksa camp. On February 10, BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav, known to be Prime Minister …

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Are The Militant Sinhala & Tamil Diaspora In Melbourne Loosing Steam ?

By Shyamon Jayasinghe – Shyamon Jayasinghe Before movements and institutions fall apart they become objects of laughter. Many thinkers of the past have commented on the valuable function of humour, laughter and mockery in social life, namely that they help to rectify and to correct course. Henri Bergson’s theory of humour amounted to this. Stendhall …

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Sri Lankan government sends back families of missing Tamils with yet another promise

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan government ministers who met representatives the families of 32,000 missing Tamils here on February 9, sent them back with yet another promise that their grievance will be attended to after the return of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from Australia. The families had met Ministers State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene, Minister of …

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Accountability issues: Sampanthan govt’s mouth piece: EPRLF leader

EPRLF leader and former Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandra yesterday charged that TNA leader R. Sampanthan is in support of the government’s proposals to obtain more time to address accountability issues. Premachandra said all members parties in the TNA do not support the government’s proposals to obtain more time to address accountability issues.Addressing a press conference in …

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Sri Lanka still unsafe for Tamil asylum seekers to return

The Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, speaking at a press conference in Canberra together with the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, urged asylum seekers who had fled the country to return. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe emphasized in his statement, “Come back; all is forgiven; it is quite safe in Sri Lanka; we are just starting …

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