Arrest Warrant On Brigadier Priyanka Fernando Withdrawn due to Political Interference and Pressure! : ICPPG Expresses Severe Disappointment

The International Centre for Prevention and Prosecution Genocide today expressed severe disappointment with the Westminster Magistrate’s Court’s decision to withdraw the arrest warrant on Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, former Defence Attachè of the Sri Lankan High Commission in the United Kingdon, due to “increasing political pressure.” The organization, issuing a statement, said, “The Public Interest Law Centre was contacted by Westminster Magistrates’ Court and was informed that the arrest warrant had been withdrawn and the matter relisted on 1 February 2019. The Court did not relist the matter before withdrawing the arrest…

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Refugee Kamzy Gunaratnam to Mayor

By Harim Peiris Meeting President Maithripala Sirisena, earlier this month, for a courtesy call, which lasted longer than originally anticipated, was Jaffna born, Deputy Mayor of the Norwegian capital city of Oslo, Kamzy Gunaratnam. Born in Jaffna, to parents who both hailed from the peninsula, her parents took their young family and fled the fighting up North and the country as refugees, when she was three years old and eventually ended up in Norway. A little over a decade later, Kamzy as a teenager got actively involved in the youth…

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There’re still over 16 refugee camps in Jaffna

Facebook12TwitterLinkedInEmailWhatsAppShare12 Share Even though the war ended almost ten years ago, there are still over 16 refugee camps in Jaffna, said National Fisheries Solidarity Movement (NAFSO) Coordinator Anthony Jesudasan. Around 200 families have been sheltered in some camps, but they only have two lavatories, he added. Addressing a press briefing held in Colombo yesterday (22), he said not only the South, but also lecturers of the Jaffna University are unaware of the fact that there are still refugee camps in Jaffna. At the press briefing, civil organization representatives severely criticized…

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