Two DAP assemblymen, eight others charged separately with supporting LTTE Tuesday, 29 Oct 2019 11:30 AM MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 29 — A total of 10 Malaysians were today charged in separate courts nationwide with several counts of terror-related criminal offences connected to a now defunct Sri Lankan militant group. They were accused of either supporting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in charges framed under Section 130J(1)(a) of the Penal Code, or possession of material related to the separatist group under Section 130JB(1)(a) also of the same criminal law. The LTTE had been active in Sri Lanka until it was officially defeated in 2009. It…

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I’m a disciplined leader, not a dictator: -Gen. Senanayake-

Nobody is funding us. We don’t have money to even air an advertisement on TV. We barely managed to put up a newspaper advertisement after my manifesto was presented The PSC report has been submitted and you can check if my name has been mentioned anywhere. Before the incident I made several requests to the Inspector General of Police to arrest Zahran We have seen how two major parties have worked for their own benefit. Why should a country have religiously motivated political parties? If there’s one country, there should…

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Gotabaya will not offer any political package for the minority.

Gotabaya promises to rehabilitate remaining LTTE suspects but has no answer about the Thousands who surrendered and missing. SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa, campaigning in Vavuniya, yesterday, urged the Tamils to repose their faith in him. They should be not be cheated by politicians unlike in the past, he said stressing that he was focusing on doing his utmost for the welfare of the people. He said he would rehabilitate 274 former LTTE cadres still held in custody and reintegrate them into society under his rule. Details of the 274 held are…

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TN borewell horror: Baby Sujith succumbs as mammoth rescue efforts fail, decomposed body retrieved

Incidentally, the shed above the erected old borewell where Sujith was stuck is completely covered without even a peephole. By JAYAKUMAR MADALAExpress News Service In heartbreaking news coming in wee hours of Tuesday morning, 2-year-old Sujith, who was trapped inside a borewell, has been declared dead after 80 hours of non-stop rescue efforts. Tamil Nadu Revenue Principal Secretary J Radhakrishnan confirmed the news at 2.15 am. At around 1 am on Tuesday morning, a heavy police force was deployed at the rescue spot. While the drilling work was still going on, ministers…

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Petition against staying of Gotabaya summons before Jaffna court

An application has been filed before the President of the Court of Appeal seeking an order to vacate the Interim Order issued by the Court of Appeal which stayed summons requiring Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appear before the Jaffna Magistrate’s Court over the disappearance of human rights activists, Lalith and Kugan. On September 24, 2019, Court of Appeal Justice Deepali Wijesundera issued an Interim Order staying summons requiring Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appear before the Jaffna Magistrate’s Court on September 27. Justice Deepali Wijesundera had…

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“Hold Me in Contempt”: The past that haunts Candidate Rajapaksa

Rajan Philips “Hold Me in Contempt” is the title of former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake’s memoir on the saga of her impeachment by parliament under the Rajapaksa regime. It is a reminder of the past that presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa cannot easily hide. He may not have been directly associated with the impeachment of the former Chief Justice, but he cannot plead even partial dissociation because he is now the official flag bearer of the Rajapaksa political enterprise. That enterprise generated quite a few ‘firsts’ in Sri Lanka’s political and…

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