Sri Lanka News Update 2 June 2019

Reflections from Mullivaikkal: From the Ashes“Secretary Clinton called Rajapaksa in March and told him to stop firing on civilians. President Obama […] called on the Sri Lankan government to stop shelling civilians. But it wasn’t enough. It was too little, too late.” – Tasha Manoranjan, Executive Director of PEARL, Tamil Guardian. NEWS Mannar Tamil civil society org […]

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Inside Story of the Nine Suicide Bombers Involved in Sri Lanka’s Explosive Easter Sunday Attacks.

Inside Story of the Nine Suicide Bombers Involved in Sri Lanka’s Explosive Easter Sunday Attacks. By Meera Srinivasan At first, they were nameless. “Nine suicide bombers,” is all authorities would reveal. In a little over a week, the police identified each of them and their stories began coming out. Now, a month after Sri Lanka’s savage […]

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Prez foils Hizbullah’s attempt to transfer teachers in East

By Rathindra Kuruwita The Eastern Province Ministry of Education has cancelled all transfers of Muslim teachers from Tamil schools, ordered by the provincial Governor, M. L. A. M. Hizbullah. The Provincial Ministry of Education has acted on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena.   Earlier People’s Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE) MP S. Viyalendiran […]

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Paragons of peace at testing times

http://www.ceylontoday.lk/print-edition/5/print-more/31587 By Riza Yehiya As the days pass by since the 21 April Easter Sunday Terror Strike on Sri Lanka, the dark cloud hovering over us seems to be passing by the truthfulness displayed by community leaders. The debilitating terror attack on the churches and hotels though optically seen as attacks on Christians, is in […]

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Non-consensual sterilisation Fifty two women complain against K’gala Doctor Seven to CID and 45 to Hospital

http://www.ceylontoday.lk/print-edition/2/print-more/31699 By Sunil S. Pallendeniya (Kurunegala), Wijesingha Welikanda and Chamara Amarasuriya Fifty two Sinhala Buddhist mothers have lodged complaints with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital charging that Dr. Shafi Shiha Abdeen had performed non-consensual sterilisation. At the same time, 45 women, who had allegedly been sterilised by the doctor, had […]

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Racism has become a commodity today – Dambara Amila Thero

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) shakes hands with Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera at the “Sustaining Peace – Achieving Sustainable Development Goals” forum during an official visit in Colombo, Sri Lanka September 2, 2016./caption]Venerable Dambara Amila Thero says that racism has become a commodity under the social system today and that […]

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The Spread, Scale and Scope of Violence – Verbal and Kinetic, Digital and Physical – Against the Muslims and Tamils Since Easter Sunday Indicates the Success of the Easter Sunday Terrorism.

By Sanjana Hattotuwa A decade after the end of the war, Sri Lanka is visibly, and far more than what’s acknowledged or reported openly, reeling from violent conflict. The anti-Muslim riots last week – of a scale, scope and speed of destruction that dwarfed Digana just over a year ago – coupled with the increase of […]

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Recent Anti-Muslim Attacks in Gampaha and Kurunegala Districts were Orchestrated by Political Forces Connected to a Key Party: Prof GL Peiris and Basil Rajapaksa of SLPP Not Available for Comment.

The recent anti-Muslim attacks in the Gampaha and Kurunegala districts that left one dead and thousands affected were orchestrated by political forces connected to a key party, the Sunday Observer reliably learns. UPFA MP and SLFP General Secretary, Dayasiri Jayasekara made a statement yesterday at the Colombo Division DIG’s office regarding video footages that emerged […]

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Fawaz Mudalali murdered, 50 hospitalized, 78 including maithri’s lackey arrested, ASP ignore government orders, army conducts investigation of e news video

(Lanka e News – 18.May.2019,11.45PM)  Following the easter Sunday attack a group of few Buddhist sinhalese mobs started a racial violence in many areas of the country targeting the Muslim community. During this gruesome attack the owner of Fawas Restaurent located at the Katunayake Minuwangoda road, Mr Fawas too was brutally murdered. This hotel was […]

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Diamond Pasta Ltd in Minuwangoda Totally Destroyed By Mob Numbering Over 200

Sri Lanka’s Largest Pasta Manufacturing Facility Diamond Pasta Ltd in Minuwangoda Totally Destroyed By Mob Numbering Over 200 on Monday Night: Damages Estimated at Over 700 Million Rupees for Muslim Owned Company with Largely Sinhala Employees. By Darshana Abayasingha Sri Lanka’s largest pasta manufacturing facility, Diamond Pasta Limited, which is located in Minuwangoda, was destroyed […]

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SLFP Gen -Secy Dayasiri Jayasekera MP Says he only Got Six Arrested Persons released

SLFP Gen -Secy Dayasiri Jayasekera MP Says he only Got Six Arrested Persons Transferred from Hettipola to Bingiriya Police Station To Resist Mob Pressure and That Were Later Released Due to an “Independent” Decision taken by the Police. Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera yesterday denied that he had used political influence […]

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Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith Reveals he has Information that some local Politicians Belonging to Certain Political Parties Were Behind Current Anti-Muslim violence and Says “We would like to tell the leaders of these political parties to control their party members”

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith Reveals he has Information that some local Politicians Belonging to Certain Political Parties Were Behind Current Anti-Muslim violence and Says “We would like to tell the leaders of these political parties to control their party members” By Uditha Jayasinghe, Chathuri Dissanayake, and Chandani Kirinde The Police yesterday arrested 33 people linked to […]

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Sri Lanka: Conflict mapping and archiving

https://www.piac.asn.au/2019/05/14/sri-lankan-conflict-mapping-report-highlights-work-to-be-done-for-transitional-justice/   https://www.piac.asn.au/project-highlight/sri-lanka-the-conflict-mapping-archive-project/   https://www.piac.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/19.05.14-Tides-of-violence.pdf   Tides of violence: mapping the Sri Lankan conflict from 1983 to 2009 https://www.piac.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/19.05.14-Tides-of-violence.pdf   Sri Lanka: Conflict mapping and archiving       Sri Lankan conflict mapping report highlights work to be done for transitional justice       Sri Lankan conflict mapping report highlights work to be done […]

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“Tamils of Lanka: A Timeless Heritage” Exhibition to be opened by the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Corbyn MP

https://www.srilankacampaign.org/event-tamils-of-lanka-a-timeless-heritage-18-19-may-2019-london/ TIC PRESS RELEASE DATE: 15 May 2019  “Tamils of Lanka: A Timeless Heritage” Exhibition to be opened by the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Corbyn MP.  The Tamil information Centre (TIC) is proud to announce that the second day of our exhibition, “Tamils of Lanka: A Timeless Heritage” will be opened by the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Corbyn MP, leader […]

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Anti-Muslim violence were organised attacks

Says Govt. has evidence to prove the claims Says groups were brought in from outside but had support of area politicians  Says terrorist network responsible for Easter bombing has been ‘broken up’ by security forces Madduma Bandara says Govt. will investigate into complaints on Police inaction Says political motives behind anti-Muslim violenceBy Chathuri Dissanayake Culprits […]

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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 […]

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Another ”1983 Black July” when 3000 Tamils were killed with the blessing of the Government – Mahinda

Karu Jayasuriya✔@KaruOnline  Future of Sri Lanka will be decided by the way people behave in the next few days. If communal violence cannot be prevented, terrorists will be able to legitimize their crime, as did once in 1983. I call upon the President and PM to neutralize extremists on all sides immediately! 1,135 2:37 PM – May […]

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Muslim Community Fearful as Violence Escalates in Kurunegala District: Police Arrest Three Men in Kuliyapitiya but Cave in to Pressure and Release Them

Muslim Community Fearful as Violence Escalates in Kurunegala District: Police Arrest Three Men in Kuliyapitiya but Cave in to Pressure and Release Them By Chathuri Dissanayake As mob violence escalated yesterday, the Government clamped down imposing an island wide curfew and blocked social media sites as clashes erupted across three districts and the Government appealed […]

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“We can see many places where the curfew has been announced. The army is on the streets with guns, but they don’t take any action against the violence,” -Muslim Businessman Tells BBC.

“We can see many places where the curfew has been announced. The army is on the streets with guns, but they don’t take any action against the violence,” -Muslim Businessman Tells BBC. Sri Lanka has partially lifted an overnight curfew imposed nationwide after an upsurge in anti-Muslim violence, three weeks after the deadly Easter Sunday […]

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Mosques, Muslim Owned Homes and Businesses Attacked in Kuliyapitiya, Kobeigane, Rasnayakapura, Hettipola, Bingiriya and Dummalasuriya in Kurunegala District: Mobs on Motor Cycles Reportedly Moving From Place to Place

Mosques, Muslim Owned Homes and Businesses Attacked in Kuliyapitiya, Kobeigane, Rasnayakapura, Hettipola, Bingiriya and Dummalasuriya in Kurunegala District: Mobs on Motor Cycles Reportedly Moving From Place to Place By Meera Srinivasan Mobs attacked several mosques, torched dozens of shops and homes of Muslims in Kurunegala, some 100 km north-west of capital Colombo, on Monday, in the […]

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Maj Gen Sathyapriya Liyanage have been ordered not to scrutinise Fr Subasinghe for sending Fake News.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Colombo endangered the lives of hundreds of thousands of people today by becoming the newest, most far-reaching fake news source. Rev. Fr. Deninton Subasinghe, the principle assistant Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith and the Administration Secretary of the Archdiocese of Colombo, sent out an unverified mass text message to parish priests in the early hours […]

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Alleged death squad leader reinstated in special team under Army Chief

Army Chief says side-lining Bulathwatte resulted in intelligence setbacks  Bulathwatte’s platoon implicated in murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge, other scribe attacks Van that abducted journalist Keith Noyahr in May 2008 rented by Bulathwatte’s cousin Tripoli MI platoon was tasked with ‘surveillance’ of journalists  By a Special Correspondent The main suspect in the abduction of journalist Keith Noyahr […]

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IS planned to create a province of the caliphate in the East – Prof. Rohan Gunaratna

By Sulochana Ramiah MohanProfessor of Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore, Dr.  Rohan Gunaratna will be the keynote speaker on the title ‘Restore Harmony and Rebuild Trust’, arranged by the Sri Lanka Muslim Civil Society at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI) today (12) at 10 a.m. He […]

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