Rajapaksa chauvinism killed devolution, Sirisena was an accomplice

Containing Mahinda’s Racist & Kleptomaniacal Neo-Populism; Crisis Of Govt & Latent Crisis Of State By Kumar David – Prof. Kumar David Danger has surfaced, there is a threat of a return to authoritarianism which may harden into semi-fascism. The dark side is unifying and mobilising. Those who are for democracy, the Jan 8 Movement, the left in all its complexions, national minorities and liberals must prepare to join battle. In 2015 we decided on a common candidate to use as a lever to resolve a Single Issue, restoration of democracy. Democracy has…

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Brig. Priyanka fiasco: UK says taking the incident very seriously

A minister of the United Kingdom has spoken to Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana regarding the incident involving Sri Lankan Military Attache Brigadier Priyanka Fernando who made a throat slitting gesture in front of a group of British Tamils of Sri Lankan origin, in London, on Feb. 04, President Sirisena, ordered that he be reinstated. The Brigadier displayed this as a warning, during a demonstration on February 4 by LTTE activists in front of the Sri Lankan High Commission in London. The incident led to controversy, with pressure for removal of the…

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Hindu temple vandalised in Jaffna

A Pillaiyar temple in Chemmani, Jaffna was vandalised this week, with the statue of the deity smashed. The attack, by unknown persons, occurred on Thursday evening. The police are reportedly investigating the incident, which is the latest in a series of incidents of vandalism targeting Hindu and Christian places of worship across the North-East. Related Articles: 13 February 2018 : 3 Hindu shrines vandalised in Mannar 21 November 2017 : Hindu shrines attacked in Mannar 02 November 2017 : Hindu temple in Vavuniya attacked overnight

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Sri Lankan airlines gives Hero’s Welcome and Services to Brigadier who made death threats to Tamils

Tamils must think before flying in Sri Lankan Airlines!  The Sri Lankan brigadier and defence attache to the UK, Priyanka Fernando, who was seen making death threats to Tamil protesters in London, received a hero welcome on board the Sri Lankan airlines flight he took back to Colombo this week.  Brigadier Fernando was recalled back to Sri Lanka amid widespread calls, including from cross-party UK parliamentarians for his expulsion and for him to be investigated by the police.  In a photograph tweeted today, he is seen taking a selfie with…

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Sri Lanka Campaign report outlines ongoing intimidation of Tamils in North

The Sri Lankan campaign released a report this week, highlighting the Sri Lankan government’s ongoing surveillance, harassment and intimidation of Tails in the North – from human rights activists to ordinary citizens engaged in dissent. “Amid much optimism about the relative increase in space under the current government, it appears that many serious ongoing restrictions faced by those living in the North of the country are being ignored,” said the report, based on a series of interviews carried out in late 2017 across the Northern Province. “In the context of…

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