Cluster bombs found in Sri Lanka, UN expert says

Cluster bombs found in Sri Lanka, UN expert says  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-17861187   Press Release: President of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, Sri Lanka, Must Come Clean on Past Use. http://www.itjpsl.com/assets/press/28-sept-2018-cluster-munition-press-release-ITJP-final.pdf It’s a massive twist to Sri Lanka war crimes saga. Cluster bombs used in the end stages of Sri Lanka’s 30-year civil war have been uncovered as new testimony emerged suggesting the country’s armed forces may have deployed the Ammunition against civilians Cluster bombs used in Sri Lanka’s civil war, leaked photos suggest … https://www.theguardian.com/…/cluster-bombs-used-sri-lanka-civil-war-leaked-photos… 20 Jun 2016 – Images that appear…

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Maithri will be appointed as President by hook or crook

Just as President Maithripala Sirisena was preparing to take off to the United Nations General Assembly in New York last week, he was told that two prominent political figures had visited him and were waiting to discuss “a serious political matter”. The two visitors happened to be none other than our very own Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe and Tamil National Alliance’s ‘emerging leader’ M.A. Sumanthiran. The duo, it was heard, had been there for a decisive discussion on future politics, and the focal point was the next Presidential Election. “You don’t…

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Fitting tributes to Thileepan in Jaffna

By Mirudhula Thambiah It was a week of remembrance for the people in the North- East as they gathered to mourn for former LTTE Political Commander for Jaffna , Thileepan. Students, Politcos, Civil Society Members and the public met at different places in the North and East to commemorate the 31st Death Anniversary of Thileepan who died during a fast-unto- death protest in Nallur, Jaffna. Despite resistance by various other parties, the Jaffna Municipal Council organized a massive event at the Thileepan monument  in Nallur on 26 September. This event…

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Fonseka defends Mahinda and Gota as Maithri attempts to claim a share in war victory

President Maithripala Sirisena, addressing the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, earlier last week, called on the international community to allow Sri Lanka to resolve its issues which it was unable to do it for the last 70 years (since its independence from British on 4th of  February 1948). Since 1948 all successive Sinhala governments have promised to implement a political package but never did. Due to the false promises made by the majority Sinhale governments and applying discrimination’s on the minority to gain the Sinhala votes…

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Jaffna law enforcement: No consensus over Army deployment

by Shamindra Ferdinando The government was yet to decide on temporary deployment of the army in support of law enforcement authorities in the North despite continuing attacks by violent elements in the Jaffna peninsula, security sources told The Island yesterday. Following representations made by Security Forces Commander, Jaffna, Maj. Gen. Dharshana Hettiarachchi recently, Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake took up the issue at the National Security Council (NSC). As per instructions regarding the deployment of the Army in former war zones, troops couldn’t move out unless authorized by the Defence Ministry, sources…

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Who is the Liar? President or Gothapaya? – Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Tells BBC That He Never Left Sri Lanka During Final Weeks of War in May 2009

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Tells BBC That He Never Left Sri Lanka During Final Weeks of War in May 2009 and That Presient Sirisenas “Revelation” About LTTE Plan To Launch Air Strikes On Colombo From Tamil Nadu is News To Him and The Whole World. Towards the end of the Civil war in Sri Lanka, he was unaware of LTTE plans to launch Arial attacks on Colombo, said the former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. He also noted that during the last days of the war he was never overseas. He said this…

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