Mullivaikal Memorial Lecture to be Delivered by Mr. Ladu Jada Gubek who Played a Major role to Free South Sudan: TGTE

* Where: Nat’l Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106. * When: May 18th (Saturday)at 6:00 pm PHILADELPHIA, USA, May 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is pleased to announce that Mr. Ladu Jada Gubek, who played a major role in South Sudan’s independence will deliver 5th Mullivaikal Memorial Lecture on May 18th in Philadelphia, USA. The Memorial Lecture is named after the location called Mullivaikal, where according to the UN Internal Review Report around 70 thousand Tamils were killed…

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British Minister assures help to rebuild tourism

British State Minister for Security and Economic Crime Ben Wallace at a ceremony at the Cinnamon Grand yesterday paying his respects for those who died in Easter Sunday terror attacks Wrapping up his two-day visit, UK Minister Ben Wallace assures support to return industry to full strength British State Minister for Security and Economic Crime Ben Wallace, wrapping up his visit to Sri Lanka, has assured support from the UK Government to rebuild the local tourism industry. The Minister, who arrived on Thursday (2 May), visited to reiterate the UK’s…

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Political leadership is of extreme importance when fighting terrorism, says British State Minister for Security

The British Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, Ben Wallace said the political leadership is extremely important to fight against terrorism with international connections. He said this when he called on President Maithripala Sirisena today (May 3) at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo. Stating that recent attacks by Islamist terrorist is a part of the international terror campaign of the Islamist State (IS), Rt. Hon. Wallace emphasized the imperative need for cooperation among the intelligence services all over the world to combat this menace. While praising the President…

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Billionaire Asos tycoon Anders Holch Povlsen buries three of his four children

ASOS billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen yesterday said an emotional farewell to his three children who were killed in the Easter Sunday terror attack in Sri Lanka. The tycoon wrapped his arms around his wife Anne and their surviving daughter Astrid as the three white coffins draped with flowers and balloons were carried into Aarhus cathedral in Denmark. Alma, Agnes and Alfred Povlsen died during a luxury family holiday when ISIS suicide bombers ambushed the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo. Today with tears in her eyes and a look of extreme pain…

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UK offers to establish Joint Terrorism Analysis Center in Sri Lanka … will also assist tourism return to full strength

British Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, Ben Wallace, on Friday visited St. Anthony’s Church, Kochchikade, which was badly damaged in the Easter Sunday bomb attack. The visiting Minister placed a bouquet of flowers near the statue of St. Anthony, which has been moved to a location opposite the shrine for the public to pay homage. With Minister Wallace is Rev. Fr. Jude Raj Fernando, Administrator of St. Anthony’s Church. (Pic by Jude Denzil Pathiraja) by Zacki Jabbar The United Kingdom has offered to assist Sri Lanka establish…

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Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism team in Sri Lanka

By Sujeeva Nivunhella in London British Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said that the Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism command has sent a team of specialists to Sri Lanka, including family liaison officers, to support the families of British victims and assist with the repatriation of British nationals killed in the bomb attacks in Colombo. A recent program run by Interpol involved the training of 30 Sri Lankan forensic specialists and police officers by UK experts in disaster victim identification, he told British Parliament. “We hope this will be of additional support”, he…

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The Bombs on Easter Sunday Five Ways to Pray for Sri Lanka

The Bombs on Easter Sunday Five Ways to Pray for Sri Lanka Article by  Ajith Fernando – Youth for Christ, Sri Lanka While most Christians in Sri Lanka were in church yesterday morning, celebrating the risen Christ on Easter Sunday, bombs went off in four of our cities (Kochchikade, Negombo, Batticaloa, and Colombo), targeting churches and hotels. The latest figures seem to leave us with at least 290 dead and 500 injured from the eight bombings. Some arrests have been made. There are hints emerging as to who is responsible for the…

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Sri Lanka bomber’s UK university chief raised terror fears about student

Sri Lanka bomber Jameel Mohamed ‘under police surveillance’ while … https://www.telegraph.co.uk › News 10 hours ago – The Easter Sunday suicide bomber who lived and studied in the UK had … Sri Lanka bomber Jameel Mohamed ‘under police surveillance’ while he plotted attack … in Tooting in south London before flying home at the end of September 2007. ….. Jill Dando: 20 Year Mystery, review: this film revived hope of finding her killer. Sri Lanka bombing – Brit-educated suicide bomber pictured as a … https://www.thesun.co.uk/…/sri-lanka-bombing-brit-educated-suicide-bomber-pictured-a… 22 hours ago – Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed – who spent a year studying at London’s … A…

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Special prayers were held at the Ealing Amman Temple on the 23rd Tuesday afternoon.

Special Prayers for Easter Sunday Victims Special prayers were held at the Ealing Amman Temple on the 23rd Tuesday afternoon. Hundreds of Hindu devotees attended the special services. MP for Southall and Ealing Mr Virendra Sharma and Local Councillors Mr Munir Ahamed, Mr Tariq Mahmood and former Mayor of Harrow council Mr Nisam Ismail attended the services and spoke to the devotees. Mr Virendra Sharma M P for Ealing and Southall said “We are here to show our solidarity to stand by the people who have suffered by the act…

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UK reiterates foreign judges as Killing Fields producers crucify Lanka again

Army Chief of Staff Major General Shavendra Silva recently received the appointment as the new Colonel of the Commando Regiment at its Ganemulla headquarters. Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana, PC, told Geneva sessions that it wouldn’t be fair to deprive security forces commanders of their due rights on the basis of unsubstantiated allegations. Marapana said that as allegations hadn’t been proved officers couldn’t be dealt with on the basis of them. The delegation also pointed out that information supportive of the military had been disregarded. By Shamindra Ferdinando The House of…

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Lasantha’s Daughter Sues Gota In LA; “Mr Nandasena, Here Are The Summons

Lasantha’s Daughter Sues Gota In LA; “Mr Nandasena, Here Are The Summons…………………. By Suranimala Umagiliya – The daughter of Sunday Leader murdered Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, Ahimsa filed action against Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the courts of Los Angeles, California requesting a Jury trial and compensation. Gotabaya who was the Secretary of the Defence Ministry was widely known to be single minded and ruthless. His ruthlessness pervaded all he perceived and was not restricted to the LTTE. Unlike strictures that bound other Secretaries of Ministries Gotabaya was not bound to follow any such rules. He was often seen making political speeches…

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Sarah Hulton appointed British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka

Mrs Sarah Hulton OBE has been appointed as the new British High Commissioner to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Mrs Hulton will take up her appointment during August 2019, the UK government’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office said. “Mrs Sarah Hulton OBE has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in succession to Mr James Dauris who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment.” Hulton most recently served as the FCO’s Deputy Director (Human Resources Directorate) and has also served as Head…

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Lyca owner Subaskaran Allirajah’s Gnanam foundation gets Cabinet approved to build Rs. 740Mn 6-storey building to Jaffna University

Recent Cabinet decisions released to public in Sri Lanka outlines that Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers lead by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had approved a proposal by Rauff Hakeem, the Minister of City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education to implement a project and enter into agreements with the Lyca Group of the United Kingdom that has agreed to build a six storeyed building with a 6,500 Sq.M floor area including modern facilities with an investment of Rs.740 million and make the award to the Jaffna…

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Sri Lankan Packiam Ramanathan beat ‘bullying’ husband to death in Newham

A 73-year-old woman who beat her disabled husband to death with a wooden pole after suffering years of abuse has been cleared of his murder. Packiam Ramanathan attacked 76-year-old Kanagusabi Ramanathan as he lay in bed at their home in Newham, east London, on 21 September last year. The defendant told the Old Bailey she was “in a trance” when she hit him. She was found not guilty of murder, but had admitted manslaughter, citing his bullying during their 35-year marriage. The jury was told the couple had an arranged…

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Another Overseas LTTE Plot to Use Underworld Gangs to Allegedly Assassinate MA Sumanthiran MP ? 12 Suspects Arrested and Detained for Investigation by Police Colombo Crimes Division.

Twelve suspects were arrested in connection with a plot to assassinate an active Tamil politician, the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) told court last week. Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne allowed the CCD to detain the 12 suspects for questioning about the alleged assassination plot. The arrested persons included members of the underworld and persons with connections to the LTTE. The CCD told court that their investigations had revealed plans to kill a Tamil politician on the instructions of LTTE cadres living overseas. Police declined to name the Tamil politician in…

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As UN Human Rights Council meets – Tamil Women in Sri Lanka are still Searching for the Babies who Disappeared!

As UN Human Rights Council meets – Tamil Women in Sri Lanka are still Searching for the Babies who Disappeared! by tmdas5@hotmail.com • WCE https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/478547948/as-un-human-rights-council-meets-tamil-women-in-sri-lanka-are-still-searching-for-the-babies-who-disappeared Tamil Women are Forced to Live Among Sri Lankan Security Forces who Raped them, Killed & Disappeared their Loved Ones.* 90 Thousand Tamil War Widows Suffers. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, March 8, 2019 As UN Human Rights Council meets in Geneva, Tamil women are still Searching for the Babies who disappeared and forced to live Among the Troops who raped them, said Mrs. Balambihai Murugadas, Minister for Women Affairs, Transnational…

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12 Year old Nishi Uggalla of Sri Lankan Origin With an IQ Higher Than That of Albert Einstein Wins Britain’s Channel 4 TV’s Child Genius 2019 Competition

Child prodigy who has higher IQ than Einstein scores highes 12 Year old Nishi Uggalla of Sri Lankan Origin With an IQ Higher Than That of Albert Einstein Wins Britain’s Channel 4 TV’s Child Genius 2019 Competition By Dr.Upul Wijayawardhana The remarkable win of 12-year-old Nishi Uggalla, from Manchester, on Saturday night’s (2nd March) final of the Channel Four’s Child Genius competition was, no doubt, a proud moment for all Sri Lankans domiciled in UK. But it was much more because she made it ultra-special and won the hearts of everyone…

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Brig. Priyanka Fernando’s Lawyer Told British Court That the Throat -Slitting Gestures Made by His Client at Demonstrators was Part of the 10 Part Job Description of the Defence Attache at the Sri Lankan High Commission in London.

Brig. Priyanka Fernando’s Lawyer Told British Court That the Throat -Slitting Gestures Made by His Client at Demonstrators was Part of the 10 Part Job Description of the Defence Attache at the Sri Lankan High Commission in London. MAKING slit-throat gestures at Tamil protesters was part of the job description for Sri Lanka’s military attache in London, Westminster Magistrates Court heard today (Mar 1). Barrister Nicholas Wayne made the extraordinary argument in defence of his client, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando. The soldier was caught on camera running his fingers across his…

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Tamil musician arrested by counter-terrorism police at Heathrow

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/tamil-musician-arrested-counter-terrorism-police-heathrow COUNTER-TERRORISM police arrested a Tamil musician at Heathrow airport hours before he was due to perform at a UN summit in Switzerland. Vakeesan Thangavel, 36, was surrounded by armed police on Monday morning after he boarded a flight bound for Geneva. Officers allegedly shouted: “You are attempting terrorism! You have got a flag!” Mr Thangavel had a red Tamil national flag in his baggage, which police sometimes confuse with the banned Tamil Tiger logo. Officers hauled Mr Thangavel and a friend off the flight at 6.20am and questioned both…

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How Jaffna Hindus met the challenge of European missionaries

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror With the advent of European power in Ceylon in the 16 th.Century, the Hindus of Jaffna began to face religious annihilation. The Portuguese and the Dutch were hell bent on converting them to Christianity – the Portuguese to Roman Catholicism and the Dutch to Protestatism. The British, with the help of American missionaries also tried, but in a different way, with education and job offers, not crude coercion. However, by the middle of the 19 th.Century, there was a Hindu revival which was spearheaded by a Hindu,…

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