Nandasena’s Military removes 37 sensitive High Profile Investigation Files from CID! Ekneligoda, Thajudine and Children Abductions case files among them

(Lanka-e-News- 27.Feb.2020,3.55PM) While militarising entire law enforcement sector, Military Intelligence arm of the Nandasena Rajapakse government, removed original investigation files relating to 37 high profile sensitive from the CID. The most respected and effective police Division of Sri Lanka police, established for the purpose of civil law enforcement in 1797,  was Criminal Investigations Department, which has never been subject to such external interference before. The removal of police investigative files by the Military is unprecedented and unlawful. It is significant to note that this unlawful move happened on 25th February,…

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Minister Wimal’s 50th and 55th Birthdays today!

Jathika Nidahas Peramuna Leader, Small and Medium Enterprises Development and Industries and Supply Chain Management Minister Wimal Weerawansa’s birthday is today (07). However, the probing conducted on the allegations of possessing two passports obtained by irregular means it was revealed that Mr. Weerawansa used two birthdays, March 07, 1965 and March 07, 1970, in preparing his children’s birth certificates. This has been stated before the Colombo Magistrate Court as well.  Accordingly the minister is to celebrate his 50th and 55th birthdays today.  We wish Minister Wimal Weerawansa, the only cabinet…

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Gamage: UK intervened in Navy abductions case Many an eyebrow raised over revelation BHC wrote to Magistrate

By Shamindra Ferdinando Alleging that the Attorney General Department and the Criminal Investigation Department had unduly interfered in some high profile cases handled by him, former Chief Colombo Magistrate Thilina Gamage, on Wednesday (4), told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (P CoI) inquiring into cases of political victimisation, the British High Commission had intervened in the Navy abductions case. The Commission consists of retired Supreme Court Judge Upali Abeyratne, retired Court of Appeal Judge Daya Chandrasiri Jayatilake and one-time IGP Chandra Fernando. The interdicted Magistrate said that he had received…

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HRCSL member Ambika Satkunanathan resigns

A member of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) Ambika Satkunanathan has resigned from her post. Satkunanathan confirmed to the Colombo Gazette that she resigned from her post and that a detailed press statement will be issued. Satkunanathan is a lawyer and human rights advocate. Previously, Satkunanathan served in various roles at the United Nations offices in Sri Lanka, including as the national legal advisor to the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Office of the Senior Human Rights Advisor and national consultant on gender integration/evaluation at the Office of…

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How and Why Twelve LTTE Suspects Were Arrested and Released in Malaysia

by D.B.S.Jeyaraj In October last year, twelve Malaysian Nationals of Tamil origin were arrested by the Malaysian Police over suspected links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and alleged involvement in terrorist activity. The head of Malaysian Police Special Branch Counter-Terrorism division Deputy Commissioner Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay went to town with claims of a huge terrorist conspiracy and network being uncovered. He also said investigations were continuing and that more details of terrorist financing and a plot to attack the Sri Lankan High Commission in Kuala Lumpur…

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EC’s permission sought to continue project to lift 100,000 families out of poverty

The Multi-Purpose Development Task Force has requested the Election Commission to grant permission to continue with the programme commenced with the objective of lifting 100,000 families out of the depths of poverty since it was launched three months ago.    The Director General of the Multi-Purpose Development Task Force, Major General (Retd.) Nanda Mallawarachchi has sent a letter to the Chairman of the Election Commission, explaining the beginning, the objectives and the mechanism of the programme. The Director General has pointed out that although Parliament had been dissolved, nomination had not…

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Security in North-East tightened after unearthing assassination plot

Security in North and East has been tightened since last Thursday following the arrest of six prominent former LTTE cadres on charges of planning to assassinate a prominent Tamil politician in the North, informed sources said. They said earlier this week, Military intelligence and Terrorist Investigations Department jointly raided a safe house in the North and found some latest communication equipment and a stock of powerful explosives. The sources said, initially, an ex-LTTE cadre who is currently holding a German passport was taken into custody and later the remaining suspects…

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Onslaught of Corona V, Political Parties and Symbols, and Electioneering

We are surrounded by the Covid-19 coronavirus, surrounded not really and truly (thank goodness and the Lord and the gods too!) but surrounded by announcements and news over TV and radio. Cass shuns social media so she does not know whether the virus or news about it is tweeted and Face-booked and all that. But switch on any TV station – all local channels except the religious; BBC, CNN and others and they are on about this pestilence virus. Family talk too revolves around it. Cass intones: My word, he…

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