Malaysia monitoring LTTE-linked photos and videos

PETALING JAYA: Bukit Aman will not discount any piece of evidence linking several individuals, including politicians, to the Tamil Tigers following the circulation of related videos and photos on social media, says Deputy Comm Datuk Ayob Khan (pic). The Counter Terrorism Division (E8) head said the police were aware of photos and videos of Malaysian politicians attending LTTE-linked events making their rounds on social media.“We are monitoring the situation but we can’t jump to conclusion based on photos and videos being circulated. “We are conducting a thorough investigation and if…

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Rajapakshas and the War Crime

UNP Parliamentarian Harshana Rajakaruna says although the Rajapaksa brothers Gotabaya and Mahinda are ready to take the credit for the war victory, they betrayed the troops by refusing to take responsibility of the alleged war crimes saying that they did not lead the army during the war. Speaking to the media this morning (16 Oct) in Colombo Rajakaruna said that Gotabaya Rajapaksa should have been able to speak with a backbone at the press conference held yesterday when foreign journalists questioned him about alleged war crimes. Further, he said that…

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SLFP MPs continue to get hooted

Hooting is a OUR custom, says Acting SLFP Leader Acting Leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa says that hooting is a nation custom in Sri Lanka. Referring to the hooting at SLFP MPs by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) supporters at SLPP election rallies, Piyadasa has told the media that Sri Lankans hooted as a method of communication from ancient times. “We hoot at someone to insult or ridicule him. We hoot in joy at musical shows and we hoot at singers and musicians to…

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AG instructs police to arrest former MP Jaya Sri Ranga

Attorney General Dappula de Livera has instructed police today (16 Oct) to arrest the former parliamentarian and talk show host Sri Ranga Jeyaratnam aka Jaya Sir Ranga and 6 others including police officers over a fatal accident that took place in Vavuniya in 2011. According to police an unregistered vehicle driven by former MP Jaya Sri Ranga had met with an accident near the Settikulam hospital in Vavuniya on 30 July 2011. The vehicle had collided head-on with a tree on the side of the road killing the police sergeant…

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Hizbullah’s votes be cast for Gota

Former governor of Eastern Province M.L.A.M Hezbollah will back Gotabaya Rajapaksa despite contesting as a separate candidate in the presidential election, says MP S.B. Dissanayake. “Votes cast for Douglas Devananda, Thondaman, Athavulla, Hizbullah.. all would be cast for Sir Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Hizbullah is contesting as a separate candidate. I called Hizbullah. I view that Hizbullah is not a scoundrel like Rishard Bathudeen. He built a good university by obtaining some foreign money,” the MP said. However, it is noteworthy that Athuraliye Ratana Thera, who had launched mass media campaign against…

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Rajapaksas have admitted Fonseka won the war

United National Front Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa says former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has, for the first time, admitted that the war was won by then Army Commander Sarath Fonseka. Speaking at an election rally today Premadasa said that over the past 10 years the Rajapaksas took credit for the defeat of the LTTE. However he said that at a media briefing yesterday Gotabaya Rajapaksa had admitted that it was Fonseka who led the Army to victory. “When a question was asked about incidents related to the war my opponent…

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Gotha will not accept conditions by Tamil parties

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa will reject the conditions put forward by five Tamil political parties, SLPP member Wimal Weerawansa said today. Speaking at an election rally in Horana today, Weerawansa said that the Tamil parties are attempting to merge the North and East and push for self-determination. “Our Presidential candidate will not even look at the conditions in the memorandum,” Weerawansa said. A group of Tamil political parties this week signed a memorandum highlighting the key demands of the Tamils. The memorandum is to be…

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SLFP crossovers support Premadasa

Vijithamuni Soysa says that Elpitiya election result is a clear indication that grass-root SLFP supporters not with SLPP Claims SLFP has been dismantled and ruined by SLPP Calls for SLFP members to back Sajith Premadasa Says SLFP members will band together with former President CBK to save SLFP  SLFP Parliamentarian Gamini Vijithamuni Soysa yesterday claimed that a number of SLFP organisers, Provincial Council members and supporters have crossed over to extend their support to New Democratic Front (DNF) presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa.  The veteran SLFP politician said this at a…

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Private Members Bill by TNA MP to repeal 2017 PC Election Act

TNA MP Sumanthiran’s Bill published in Gazette Seeks to repeal PC Election (Amendment) Act No. 17 of 2017 and bring 1988 Act back into force The Bill, if passed, could help break PC Election deadlock  A Private Members Bill by TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran to repeal the Provincial Councils Elections (Amendment) Act No. 17 of 2017 has been published in the Gazette. The Bill seeks to repeal the 2017 Act and bring into force the provisions of the Provincial Councils Elections Act, No. 2 of 1988. The Bill comes at…

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