Adm W’wardene behind LCdr H’chi’s disappearance

The CID yesterday (31), informed Colombo Fort Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne that former Navy Commander and current Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ravindra Wijegunawardene was connected to the disappearance of Lieutenant Commander Prasad Hettiarachchi, a suspect charged with the abduction and disappearance of 11 children. Attorney Achala Seneviratne, appearing for the aggrieved parties, questioned the CID on the progress made in their investigations into Hettiarachchi’s disappearance. The CID told the Court, “We have been seeking public help with regard to the disappearance of Prasad Hettiarachchi. We had sought such help…

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Abolish PTA without compromising national security: HRCSL

The Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) should be abolished in order to prevent violations of citizen’s human rights without posing any threat to national security, Chairperson of Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) Dr. Deepika Udugama said yesterday. She said that it was the Commission’s preliminary recommendation to the government to abolish the PTA Act, since it was observed that the human rights were heavily violated via the Act throughout the past decades. “It does not mean that we should not take adequate laws and regulations for the sake…

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Media Rights Groups Silent On Assault Of ‘Kalai Kathir’ Tamil Journalist

Although there are a dozen or so organizations that have mandated themselves to advocate and fight for freedom of expression, media rights and the safety of media personnel, only the Tamil Media Alliance has expressed outrage at the assault of Kalai Kathir journalist Selvarasa Rajendran in the early hours of Monday (28th) Rajendran was assaulted by a gang of ten near the Jaffna Bus Stand and is currently in hospital obtaining treatment for injuries sustained during the attack. The Tamil Media Alliance has issued a statement in Tamil expressing shock…

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Suspect in Lasantha’s murder submits confidential statement to court

A former police officer, who is in remand custody for his alleged involvement in the murder of The Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge had made a confidential statement to the court today about the nine-year old crime, the Colombo Page reported. Former Crimes Office-In-Charge of the Mount Lavinia Police Sub Inspector Tissa Siri Sugathapala has given a confidential statement to the Mount Lavinia Chief Magistrate Mohammed Mihal today. The suspect was brought to the court from the Welikada remand prison and the statement was recorded for over three and half…

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Conspiracy of Sirisena-Gota to smuggle out murderers of late Tamil MP Raviraj which makes the hair to stand on end..!

Exposure by a former Intelligence officer of the forces (Lanka-e-News -29.May.2018, 7.55AM) In Sri Lanka Generals with stars write books on war for competition reasons. They decorate themselves speaking about their  accomplishments like how broken pots in an abandoned house are cleansed. But the actual story pertaining to the  war is different. Except the operations of the SF , the fourth Eelam war strategies were of inferior  standard . The powerful secret behind the war victory is the multi barrel attacks launched in-subordinating the international humanitarian  laws. The amount of artillery used…

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