Saudi regime engaged in acts of buying and renting children, especially orphans from Sri Lanka

By Shaahidah Riza Startling news broke out last week when Saudi Arabian Princess Ameera Al Taweel revealed that the ruling Saudi regime engaged in acts of buying and renting children, especially orphans, from countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Djibouti, Somalia, Nigeria, Romania and Bulgaria. In her exclusive statement to French newspaper Le Monde, she claimed that slavery in Saudi Arabia has different forms, but it is done in secrecy and permitted only among primary beneficiaries of the princess of the House of Saudi. She had also stated that…

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TNA says arrangements not made for Tamil diaspora to return

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says arrangements have not been made for the Tamil diaspora to return to their homes in the North and East. TNA member of Parliament S. Shritharan told Parliament on Saturday that several Tamils living overseas are keen to return home. However he said the Government has not set the groundwork for those Tamils to return. Shritharan also said that the Army continues to operate military installations in the North despite the end of the war. The TNA MP also hailed the sacrifices made by LTTE fighters…

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Government to use Lord Naseby’s statement to counter claims

The Government says it will use Lord Naseby’s statement to counter claims on war crimes allegations against the country. Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana told Parliamenton Saturday, the Government was grateful to the statement made on Sri Lanka by Lord Naseby at the British Parliament recently. Lord Naseby had in his statement rejected claims that the death toll during the final stages of the war in Sri Lanka was over 40,000. He had said that the civilian casualty toll was between 7,000 to 8,000 and not 40,000 as claimed by a UN panel.…

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Impending arrest of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

Impending arrest of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa * Prez. Sirisena desperately woos JO for his political survival * UNP in frantic moves to expedite elections to hobble Sirisena * JVP in bid to wash off its sins in voting for new elections laws by C. A. Chandraprema Virtually everything said in this column about the local government elections and the possibility of the yahapalana government postponing them with a Puthukudiirippu-Maritime Pattu style operation by petitioning courts came true last week with the Appeal Court issuing a stay order on the local government…

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Racist Mahinda calls EPDP to join him

Leader of both the Joint Opposition (JO) and the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) Dinesh Gunawardena yesterday (24), called upon all political forces in Sri Lanka to team up with them to defeat the ruling United National Party (UNP) and to end the rule of the Government at all levels. “The JO and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) are also holding negotiations with each other so, that we may contest together. The discussions are yet at a formative stage and the announcements will be made after the nominations are finalized,”…

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Jaffna HC issues notice on Army Chief Case involving disappearance of 12 youths taken by them

Jaffna High Court Judge M. Illancheliyan on 15 November ordered Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake to appear in Court on 18 January 2018. The Jaffna High Court Judge made this order having perused a petition filed by a group of relatives, who have alleged that 24 youths had gone missing after they were taken into custody by the Army on 19 July 1996 from the Nawakkuliya area in the Jaffna District. The case pertaining to the petition which seeks to find the whereabouts of 12 youths out of 24…

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Special Session of TGTE Parliament Pay Respects to Tamil Heroes (Maveerar). Dr. M. Naganathan will Join New York Event.

Special Session of TGTE Parliament Pay Respects to Tamil Heroes (Maveerar). Dr. M. Naganathan will Join New York Event. Tamil Heros Memorial (Maaveerar) NEW YORK, USA, November 26, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — A Special session of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam’s (TGTE) Parliament was convened today to pay respects to thousands of Tamil Heroes (Maveerar) who sacrificed their lives to establish an independent sovereign State of Tamil Eelam. The Speaker of the Parliament Mr. Nahalingam Balachandran gave opening remarks and invited Prime Minister Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran and others to address the…

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