APPGT urges Tamil torture victims in UK to join lawsuit against Rajapaksa

The Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils (APPGT) has called on the torture victims in the Britain to join a civil lawsuit that has been filed against Sri Lanka’s former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Paul Scully said the APPGT welcomed the news of the lawsuit, of which Rajapaksa was served notice of on Sunday whilst he was in California. “We hope the hundreds of victims of torture in Sri Lanka under the Rajapaksa administration who are now refugees in the UK can join this action and also…

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Supreme Court sends case of deported Sri Lankan accused in wife’s slaying back to Quebec appeal court

Despite no longer being in Canada, a Sri Lankan national who had his murder charge stayed because of unreasonable delays in his trial isn’t done with the Quebec justice system just yet. Canada’s highest court ruled Wednesday the murder case of Sivaloganathan Thanabalasingham should be sent back to the Quebec Court of Appeal. In 2017, Thanabalasingham avoided trial for the alleged murder of his wife when the Quebec Superior Court ruled the nearly 60-month delay between his arrest and the start of his trial was unreasonable. The Supreme Court’s 2016…

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SLPP’s Anuradhapura Councillor Nalin Siriwardene Was Present at Police Station Meeting as the “Vocal Leader” of Group That Attacked “Adara Sevana” Centre

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’s Anuradhapura Councillor Nalin Siriwardene Was Present at Police Station Meeting as the “Vocal Leader” of Group That Attacked “Adara Sevana” Centre Alleges Methodist Church Head Rev. Asiri Perera. The President of the Methodist Church in Sri Lanka is accusing a Member of the Anuradhapura Municipal Council from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna of leading a group that has repeatedly attacked one of their worship centers in Kumbicchankulama over the past few weeks. Methodist Bishop President Asiri Perera told reporters today (18) that Municipal Councilor Nalin Siriwardene…

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A ‘Rajapaksa manifesto’ for presidential polls

By N Sathiya Moorthy In a recent interview to Colombo-based Daily Mirror, Basil Rajapaksa has set out what can pass for a ‘Rajapaksa manifesto’ for the presidential polls due by December – followed by an immediate ‘political agenda for the nation. Without mincing words, he declared thus: “We wish to see Mahinda Rajapaksa becoming the country’s leader…After electoral victory, we intend to direct six questions at a referendum.”  Translated, this means only one or at best two things. If their SLPP candidate won the presidency, they would either amend the Constitution…

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