DMK-Congress alliance did not ensure protect to Sri Lankan Tamils

Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said that DMK-Congress government and M.K. Kanimozhi did not ensure security to Sri Lankan Tamils during the Eelam War. During his campaign near Anna Nagar here on Sunday evening in favour of BJP candidate Tamilisai Soundararajan, Mr. Panneerselvam said that Ms. Kanimozhi, who was among a team of MPs representing India in Sri Lanka, received the hospitality extended by the then Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa but did not take any constructive action to protect the Tamils. “She has now been named the DMK candidate of…

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Allirajah Subaskaran’s firm Lyca Productions has made the science-fiction extravaganza 2:0 – at a cost of $75 million (£59m)

The story behind the most expensive Indian film ever made The science fiction film 2.0 cost $75 million dollars to make, and features some of India’s biggest  By Lucy Cotter, entertainment correspondent A refugee who fled war-torn Sri Lanka and made his home in Britain has told how he turned his life round to become a producer on the most expensive Indian film ever made. Allirajah Subaskaran’s firm Lyca Productions has made the science-fiction extravaganza 2:0 – at a cost of $75 million (£59m), it is directed by one of…

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The Joker Who Got A Jackpot

By Razi Mohmamadh – Raazi Mohmamadh Never had there been a Political mayhem in the post independent history of Sri Lanka as we are witnessing nowadays. Watching the breaking news on television since 26th of October is as if you are watching a horror movie in a 3-D theater, sitting on the edge of the seat bamboozled as to what is going to happen next, making yourself ready for the vertiginous shock. Then a Twitter notification chirps. You are flummoxed and high as a kite, sometimes shaking in your shoes just to…

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What happened to Maithiri’s assassination plot?

The People’s Movement for a Just Society says the President can now carry out an extensive investigation over the alleged assassination plot of VVIPs revealed by Namal Kumara. Chairman of the Movement Professor Sarath Wijesuriya speaking at a conference in Colombo said the relevant investigations can be carried out promptly as the Sri Lanka Police is now under the President. Wijesuriya questioned why the matter wasn’t been spoken of now, as the President now has the ability to carry out investigations that were neglected in the past. He added such actions show…

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Intelligence Unit report – Only 68 members in favour of Mr. Mahinda Rajapakshe before the no-confidence motion against him.

Tamil MP’s offered 35 Million Rupees, while Sinhale MP’s offered over 50 Million Rupees Another two ministers were on an attempt to resign from their positions and join with the opposition party on 10th.  Only 68 members in favour of Mr. Mahinda Rajapakshe before the no-confidence motion against him.  Mr. Rishard Badurdeen and Mr. Rauf Hakeem stated that hey are not ready to be sold out for money.  Intelligence Unit report received to Prime Minister prior to Parliament’s dissolution Reportedly the decision to dissolve the Parliament by the President yesterday (09)…

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Prime Minister Wickremesinghe Seeks Unscheduled Meeting with Indian Defence Authorities To Discuss Alleged RAW Plot to Assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, have given various assurances to India from time to time, over the full implementation of the 13th Amendment. Such promises have now disappeared into thin air

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe Seeks Unscheduled Meeting with Indian Defence Authorities To Discuss Alleged RAW Plot to Assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena. By Yohan Perera Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would have a discussion with the Indian authorities on the alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena, a Spokesman from the Prime Minister’s office said yesterday. Continue reading ‘Prime Minister Wickremesinghe Seeks Unscheduled Meeting with Indian Defence Authorities To Discuss Alleged RAW Plot to Assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena.’ » Sri Lankan President Sirisena Telephones Indian Prime Minister Modi Denying he had Accused Indian Espionage…

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Wimal Weerawansa Says Indian National Suspected of Being Involved in Assassination Plot is an Operative of the Indian Espionage Agency Research and Analysis Wing, Named Rajendrakumar Bearing RAW ID Card No – RB317217/VJ.

Wimal Weerawansa Says Indian National Suspected of Being Involved in Assassination Plot is an Operative of the Indian Espionage Agency Research and Analysis Wing, Named Rajendrakumar Bearing RAW ID Card No – RB317217/VJ. By Kalathma Jayawardhane The Joint Opposition (JO) today said the Indian national, who claimed of a plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family members, was identified as an India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) member bearing the RAW identity card number of RB317217/VJ. JO member MP Wimal Weerawansa told a news conference…

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Nine years since the end of the war – Reconciliation or the Political solution to the Tamils has not moved even an inch!

India may regret sooner or later!  By S. V. KIRUPAharan, France  “It’s not a mistake to make a mistake, but it is a mistake to repeat the mistake.”  During the 39th session of the Human Rights Council – HRC, on 14 September 2018, I listened to the right to reply by UN member States. In the HRC, the right to reply means a verbal attack either on a State or an NGO.  On 14th September it was between India and Pakistan. During the decades of my participation in the UN Human Rights Forums, I…

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Modi wants SL political parties to have dialogues with the separate Indian states – Douglas

Leader of Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) MP Douglas Devananda, in an interview with , speaks about his recent visit to India along with a parliamentary delegation headed by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.    Urges Modi to develop Palali airport and KKS Port There is a lull in Tamil Nadu politics  Urges India to help implement 13 A in full Excerpts of this interview: Q You recently took part in a visit to India as part of a parliamentary delegation and met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. What is your assessment…

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President Sirisena Drops Political Bombshell On India Saying LTTE Was Planning To Fly From Tamil Nadu And Bomb Targets In Colombo As War Neared End In May 2009.

President Sirisena Drops Political Bombshell On India Saying LTTE Was Planning To Fly From Tamil Nadu And Bomb Targets In Colombo As War Neared End In May 2009. Sri Lanka’s President Friday dropped a bombshell claiming that Tamil Tigers planned a flight from neighbouring Tamil Nadu to destroy targets in Colombo as the separatist war drew to an end. Maithripala Sirisena told Sri Lankan expatriates in New York that he was the senior most politician in the country in May 2009 directing security forces in the absence of all other…

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‘DMK, Congress responsible for genocide of Sri Lankan Tamils and should be booked for War Crimes’

Palaniswami trains guns on former CM Karunanidhi; says both Opposition parties should be booked for war crimes The DMK and the Congress were fully responsible for the genocide of a large number of Tamils during the final phase of the Eelam war in Sri Lanka, and should be booked for war crimes, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami said here on Tuesday. Speaking at a protest meeting organised by the AIADMK to highlight what the party alleged was the role played by the DMK and the Congress in the massacre of…

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Mahinda Rajapaksa calls on Narendra Modi

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, have given various assurances to India from time to time, over the full implementation of the 13th Amendment. Such promises have now disappeared into thin air

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. He was accompanied by his eldest son, MP Namal Rajapaksa. Rajapaksa is in India at the invitation of BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy to deliver a talk in Delhi. He is slated to grace the function of Virat Hindustan Sangam and deliver a lecture on ‘India-Sri Lanka relation: the way ahead’. Subramanian Swamy is the founder of Virat Hindustan Sangam. Rajapaksa’s visit has fuelled speculation about possible thaw between him and the current Indian government. Rajapaksa’s accused…

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Six who masterminded the killing of thousands of Tamils in 2009 to work for Mahinda

Release of Rajiv Gandhi convicts: We would’ve had different line, says Mahinda Rajapaksa The former Sri Lankan President says he is ready to put past ‘misunderstandings’ with India behind him, and could lead his party in the 2019 elections   The decision on whether to release those convicted for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi by the LTTE is an “internal matter” for India to decide, said former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. However, he indicated that he might have taken a “different line” from the Tamil Nadu…

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President Sirisena Will Make Statement in UN General Assembly on Sep 24 That Would Vindicate Lanka’s Security Forces From All Allegations Levelled Against Them.

President Sirisena Will Make Statement in UN General Assembly on Sep 24 That Would Vindicate Lanka’s Security Forces From All Allegations Levelled Against Them. President Maithripala Sirisena said that he is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly on September 24 and he would make a statement to vindicate the Security Forces from all allegations levelled against them. President Sirisena was speaking at the SLFP Nivitigala Bala Mandala meeting held at the Nivitigala public fair premises, on Saturday. Continue reading ‘President Sirisena Will Make Statement in UN General Assembly on…

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Details of Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Family’s Assets Made Available to Sri Lankan Govt for Due Action by FBI After Conducting Probe.

Details of Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Family’s Assets Made Available to Sri Lankan Govt for Due Action by FBI After Conducting Probe. A team of Sri Lankan judicial officers visited the United States recently on a US government sponsored tour. The last item on their itinerary was a visit to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters. Continue reading ‘Details of Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Family’s Assets Made Available to Sri Lankan Govt for Due Action by FBI After Conducting Probe.’ »

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Subramanian Swamy met former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Medamulana

India’s ruling BJP party senior member Dr Subramanian Swamy met former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Medamulana today. Rajapaksa tweeted saying he was invited by Swamy to speak at an event in New Delhi. “It was a hugely enjoyable trip to South Sri Lanka to meet Fmr SL President Sri Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family. He is a man to be admired for his decisiveness to wipe out LTTE terror and incidentally also soothe India’s hurt feelings due to Rajiv’a assassination by LTTE,” Swamy said. He added that while in Colombo he had a…

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BJP refuses to set free seven Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts who had been in jail for 27 years

The seven Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts jailed in Tamil Nadu cannot be released, the Indian Government told the Supreme Court today, asserting that the case involves the assassination of a former Prime Minister, NDTV reported. The CBI, which investigated the case, has opposed the release of the seven convicts, the court was told.  Tamil Nadu had been informed of the decision on April 18, the centre told the court. The seven convicts had been in jail for 27 years.  The court had asked the centre to decide and respond to…

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President Sirisena’s message was personally conveyed to Karunanidhi’s son

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, have given various assurances to India from time to time, over the full implementation of the 13th Amendment. Such promises have now disappeared into thin air

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today wished ailing 94-year-old DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi a speedy recovery. After offering prayers at the Lord Venkateswara temple near here, he had a brief chat with reporters outside the shrine. “The ailing Karunanidhi will soon recover and I wish him a speedy recovery.” Wickremesinghe said he had spoken to DMK working president M K Stalin yesterday about his fathers health condition. Replying to a query on the problem Tamil Nadu fishermen face in the waters bordering the island nation, Wickremesinghe said, “The issue…

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New Constitution for Sri Lanka : ten experts working on initial draft of Constitution

The Constitution making process is in limbo right now and the ‘Yahapalana Government’ seems quite contended with the passing of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Attempts to introduce a new Constitution has come under much criticism by many in the country. The Daily Mirror spoke to the main architect of the drafting of a new Constitution for Sri Lanka, Parliamentarian and Constitutional expert Dr. Jayampathi Wickramarathna on the issue. They believe that Sri Lanka must be in the control of the Sinhala Buddhists. There is no single example in…

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