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, […]

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Armed Forces Occupy Civilian Owned Lands In North and East For Commercial Exploitation Rather Than National Security States Human Rights Watch in New Report.

Armed Forces Occupy Civilian Owned Lands In North and East For Commercial Exploitation Rather Than National Security States Human Rights Watch in New Report. (Summary of Report Released by Human Rights Watch About Occupation of Civilian Owned Lands in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka by the Armed Services titled “Why Can’t We […]

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Empowering Jaffna women ‘Thesawalami’ law lacks teeth – WB

The Jaffna Peninsula’s Thesawalami law, which governs the inheritance of property along matrilineal lines, and grants women the right to own property; nonetheless has certain contradictions which prevents women from optimizing the exercise of such rights, a recent World Bank (WB) report said. Elaborating on the contradictory features of the ‘Thesawalami,’ it said that the […]

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Sinhalese dominated state is seeking to diminish the rights of Tamil’s through continued militarisation and territorial aggrandisement

A latest report issued by an international organization reveals that the government security forces are making profits in occupied areas in the North and East with commercial ventures.   Human Rights Watch (HRW), headquartered in US, through one of its latest reports alleges that the government has failed to keep the promise of returning the […]

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Name boards in Jaffna causing confusion to Sinhalese?

Now the Sinhala People in Colombo have complained that name boards on roads and several state departments in the Jaffna district had been wrongly translated into Sinhala and urged the authorities to rectify them immediately. After 70 years the Sinhala people are realising what the Tamils in the North were going through by the successive Sinhala Government since independence. […]

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Catholic Priests And Activists Urge Racist Cardinal To Refrain From Using His Office To Undermine Human Rights!

A group of Catholic priests and activists have written a letter to Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith urging him to refrain from using his position to bring the Catholic faith into disrepute, to mislead Catholic faithful and to undermine the human rights framework and discourses which have universal applicability, including to Sri Lanka, and which have been welcomed by […]

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Armed Forces Occupy Civilian Owned Lands In North and East For Commercial Exploitation Rather Than National Security States Human Rights Watch in New Report.

Armed Forces Occupy Civilian Owned Lands In North and East For Commercial Exploitation Rather Than National Security States Human Rights Watch in New Report. (Summary of Report Released by Human Rights Watch About Occupation of Civilian Owned Lands in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka by the Armed Services titled “Why Can’t We […]

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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 […]

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British Police release TGTE members arrested during protest against SL PM’s visit

Sockalingam Yogalingam is a Human Rights Activists and a politician, who is a member of the Transnational Government for Tamil Eelam in the United Kingdom. Yogalingam is the Deputy Minister of Sports and Community Health.[1] [2]He also contested the seat of Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner in UK general elections in 2015, represented the National Liberal Party.[3][4][5][6] He is the Assistant Director of the Human […]

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Minister Rajapakshe claims plot hatched by elements in South to trigger racial and religious tensions

By Saman Indrajith Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Wijayadasa Rajapakshe told Parliament yesterday that a well-organised plan was underway to instigate racial and religious tensions by certain unscrupulous elements publicising false reports to the effect that heritage monuments of the country were being destroyed by minorities.  Making a ministerial statement, the Minister said that […]

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Subramaniyam Swamy wants formation of provincial councils and adoption of a unitary Constitution with subsidiary federal principals like in India must be followed in Sri Lanka

When it comes to Indo-Lankan ties, a political solution to the problem in the north and the east takes the centre-stage. Subramaniyam Suwamy feels formation of provincial councils and adoption of a unitary Constitution with subsidiary federal principals like in India must be followed in Sri Lanka. But his close associate Mahinda Rajapaksha is known for his […]

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A constitutional settlement relating to inter- nationality power sharing is missing – Rajapaksa too gave false promises, to mobilize Sinhala racist votes

President Maithripala Sirisena ordered the return of all land in the Northern and Eastern provinces that are owned by the people of those areas, soon after his return from New York where he made the notorious speech to the UN General Assembly.  He issued these instructions during a meeting of the Presidential Task Force overlooking […]

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SLPP to attempt a caretaker government because it was the only way to overcome the court cases they were currently facing

Mahinda Rajapaksa Says The Present Govt Will Be Toppled Before the Next Poya Day (Oct 24) But Party Re-un ification Bid Faces Snags. Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has announced he will topple the government before the “next poya day,” but the controversial bid to reunite their splintered Sri Lanka Freedom Party has led to more […]

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U.S. Embassy Launches Cultural Heritage Preservation Project in Jaffna

JAFFNA, October 5:  Chargé d’affaires Robert Hilton today inaugurated a two-year project to preserve pre-historic artifacts in the collection of the University of Jaffna.  The funding is provided by the U.S. Department of State under the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) and totals more than 23 million Sri Lankan rupees ($140,000). The project will rescue artifacts […]

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If there is no Eelam in the North, why is it that your Party members are saying that there are Tiger activities going on in the North

By Prageeth Sampath Karunatillaka United People’s Freedom Alliance, Hambantota District Parliamentarian D. V. Chanaka says if the government is providing proper security, Tamil people will not ask for Eelam, “They are asking for jobs and development.” Excerpts of the interview: It seems as if the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna(SLPP) which is seeking to govern, after […]

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New law to compensate Tamil War victims in Sri Lanka – Former President Mahinda Rajapakse’s followers voted against the Bill

Sri Lanka’s Parliament on Wednesday passed legislation to pay compensation to victims of the island’s brutal civil war, nearly a decade after the end of the conflict which claimed 1,00,000 lives. The legislature voted 59-43 to approve a broad reparations Bill, which seeks to establish an independent office that will compensate survivors as well as […]

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Sri Lankan Tamil Pop Star Matangi (MIA/Maya) Arulpragasam Speaks Candidly About Her Life Journey in New Documentary Film “Matangi/Maya/MIA” Made By Stephen Loveridge

Sri Lankan Tamil Pop Star Matangi (MIA/Maya) Arulpragasam Speaks Candidly About Her Life Journey in New Documentary Film “Matangi/Maya/MIA” Made By Stephen Loveridge By Sean Brocklehurst “Are you sure Steve shouldn’t be in this interview?,” M.I.A. said when I asked her how her new documentary came together. It was a fair question because, technically, the 43-year-old […]

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Sri Lanka inciting police against UK citizens an ‘outrage’ – British Tamil Conservatives

The arrest of a British Tamil activist on the apparent bidding of Sri Lankan officials, was an ‘outrage’ and an attack on British values, the British Tamil Conservatives (BTC) said. The remarks come in response to the arrest of Sockalingam Yogalingam, a prominent Tamil political activist, during a protest against the Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s […]

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ARREST AND DETENTION OF YOGI: BRITISH ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP FOR TAMILS EXPRESSES SERIOUS CONCERN

The UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group (APPGT) for Tamils has expressed serious concern at the arrest and detention of Mr S.Yogalingam. In an urgent letter sent to the British Home Secretary today, the APPGT said: ‘Dear Secretary of State, We write to express our serious concerns at the recent arrest of Mr Sockalingam Yogalingam, outside […]

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PM rules out foreign role

War crimes: Zacki Jabbar Reporting from Oxford University, England Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said at the Oxford University, on Monday, that there was no need for foreign intervention in Sri Lanka to investigate allegations of war crimes against the security forces and the LTTE.  Responding to questions after addressing students of Oxford University at the Oxford […]

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