Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Says His Choice For Presidential Election Candidate is Basil Rajapaksa But Mahinda Rajapaksa Is Yet To Take Decision.

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Says His Choice For Presidential Election Candidate is Basil Rajapaksa But Mahinda Rajapaksa Is Yet To Take Decision. Sri Lanka’s former secretary to the defence ministry, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Tuesday suggested his former Economic Development minister Basil as the presidential candidate at next year’s elections. Emerging from the new Permanent High Court at Bar […]

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Sri Lanka PM rejects International Accountability in Oxford talk, TGTE protesters arrested

Sri Lanka’s prime minister has spoken out against international involvement in investigations, during his talk at the Oxford Union today. “At the moment we don’t feel there is a need for foreign input into these investigations,” said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. President Srisena too had said that they don’t need International investigations it is common in […]

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Sirisena a prisoner in UNP-led govt & We are Slaves of Rajapaksha family.

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday alleged that President Maithripala Sirisena, in spite of being the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, was a prisoner in the UNP-led administration. SLPP Chairman Prof. Peiris asserted that President Sirisena was incapable of dealing with what he called an unprecedented police conspiracy. Addressing the media at former President Mahinda […]

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”Tamil Political Prisoners” before coming into power, ”Tamil Terrorists and Criminals” when they have power.

Some of these suspects have been imprisoned for more than ten years without charges. They too have a right to know what the charges are.    Justice Minister Thalatha Athukorale says that there are no political prisoners in the country, and cases have been filed against suspects arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.    […]

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Former Navy Chief Wasanta Karannagoda Knew About Abduction and Murder of 11 Youths by Navy Personnel

Police Tell Courts That Former Navy Chief Wasanta Karannagoda Knew About Abduction and Murder of 11 Youths by Navy Personnel and is Allegedly Suppressing Evidence. The investigation into the abduction and the murder of 11 children has taken a new turn with fresh evidence showing the involvement of former navy chief Wasantha Karannagoda, a magistrate […]

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Activists raise concerns ahead of Reparations Bill debate

Proposed Office will make policy with massive cost implications and constitutionally Parliament has full control over public finance: legal experts counter-argue In anticipation of Wednesday’s parliamentary debate on the Bill to establish an Office of Reparations, civil society groups and activists have voiced concerns that as it stands, the legislation could create an office that […]

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Ranil to be removed and Mahinda to be appointed as the new Prime Minister

Mahinda and Basil Rajapaksa Meet Maithripala Sirisena at SB Dissanayake’s Battaramulla Residence To Discuss The Removal Of Ranil Wickremesinghe As Prime Minister and Form New “Coalition” Govt. At present the SLFP has 23 members in the Government, whilst the ‘Joint Opposition’ has 54, besides the 15 breakaway SLFP MPs sitting in the Opposition. That totals […]

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We have to recognize the right of the other, which is politics, (and therefore power) is part of the story – BAHU

http://epaper.dailynews.lk/art.asp?id=2018/10/06/pg05_1&pt=p&h=    Obviously there are two ways to think of the environment. firstly the attitude of the poor who is demanding from the surrounding without thinking of the damage done. The other is the civilized with a consciousness about the survival of the environment.  This doesn’t mean there’s only one way to divide the attitude […]

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British Politicians Discuss Justice For Tamil Genocide At Conservative Party Conference

https://www.tamilguardian.com/content/british-politicians-discuss-justice-tamil-genocide-conservative-party-conference British politicians discuss justice for Tamil genocide at Conservative Party conference | Tamil Guardian The British Tamil Conservatives (BTC) hosted their annual reception at the Conservative Party Conference on this weekend, where ministers and parliamentarians came and pledged to work towards justice in Sri Lanka. www.tamilguardian.com The British Tamil Conservatives (BTC) hosted their annual […]

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Sri Lanka News Update 05 October 2018

Mangala claims to have halted UN investigation and saved RajapaksaFinance minister Mangala Samaraweera claimed his government was able to halt a United Nations investigation into human rights violations committed by the military and saved former president Mahinda Rajapaksa from facing trial at an international tribunal – Tamil Guardian.Sri Lanka’s police chief pulls out of controversial visit […]

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TGTE Welcomes UK Minister Mark Field’s Visit to Sri Lanka – Urges to Help Bring Justice to Tamil Victims of War Crimes

https://world.einnews.com/pr_news/464132617/tgte-welcomes-uk-minister-mark-field-s-visit-to-sri-lanka-urges-to-help-bring-justice-to-tamil-victims-of-war-crimes   TGTE Welcomes UK Minister Mark Field’s Visit to Sri Lanka – Urges to Help Bring Justice to Tamil Victims of War Crimes “If Sri Lanka fails to fulfill its commitments to UNHRC by March 2019, it is important that Sri Lanka be referred to International Criminal Court(ICC)” Giving more time to Sri Lanka […]

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Sri Lanka’s Northern Province Governor Cooray in London – TGTE to Hold Protest

“Governor Cooray is on the Run hiding from the Tamil protesters” said one organizer of the protest. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, October 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —  Sri Lanka’s Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray is visiting London. Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) announced that it will hold protest against Governor’s public event. So far Governor Cooray […]

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Racist Head of the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka saying that ”Human Rights is a new Western concept” is an absurd argument

Remarks by the Head of the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka about human rights being a ‘new religion’ in the West, drew reactions last week  “The need for Human Rights was an outcome of the marauding religious zealots of the Inquisition and the Crusades, where non believers were massacred en-bloc. Pity, the Cardinal always seems […]

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Unfortunate and unfair to say UN resolution an interference: UK

UK’s Minister of State for Asia-Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Mark Field, ahead of a visit to Sri Lanka, said that it is ‘unfortunate’ and ‘unfair’ to represent the Geneva resolution as interference by the international community in Sri Lanka’s domestic affairs.   The UK Minister’s visit follows President Maitripala Sirisena’s speech last week […]

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Sri Lanka’s Controversial Ambassador To Qatar Carries Rajapaksa Sons’ Bags At Airport

Sri Lankan Ambassador to Qatar, controversial businessman A.S.P. Liyanage was seen welcoming Yoshitha Rajapaksa and Rohitha Rajapaksa, the two sons of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa – when they arrived in the country this morning. The gesture is not in line with any diplomatic protocol as the Rajapaksa sons do not hold any positions in the government, at the […]

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Mangala Samaraweera claimed his government was able to halt a United Nations investigation into human rights violations committed by the military and saved former president Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mangala claims to have halted UN investigation and saved Rajapaksa   Sri Lanka’s finance minister Mangala Samaraweera claimed his government was able to halt a United Nations investigation into human rights violations committed by the military and saved former president Mahinda Rajapaksa from facing trial at an international tribunal. “Our country was marked as a […]

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Scotland’s police cancel Sri Lankan police visit following pressure from Tamil activists

Scotland’s police announced a last minute cancellation of a visit by a contingent of Sri Lankan policemen to the UK, which was scheduled for this month, following pressure from Tamil activists. The Sri Lankan contingent, which included controversial head of the Sri Lanka Police IGP Pujith Jayasundara, were due to visit for a training program. However, […]

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Parties that were together at 2015 Presidential Polls should forge ahead Sumanthiran

There is consensus on power devolution at Steering Committee Three tier of governance proposed  We still have hope on constitution making process Once the elections come, we will sit together and decide on our teams  We never discussed the 13th Amendment   Jaffna district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran in an interview with Daily mirror , […]

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“Northern Chief Minister Wigneswaran Has Disqualified Himself From Being Re-nominated b y Campaigning Against His Own Party At The Parliamentary and Local Govt elections” Says MA Sumanthiran MP in Interview

“Northern Chief Minister Wigneswaran Has Disqualified Himself From Being Re-nominated b y Campaigning Against His Own Party At The Parliamentary and Local Govt elections” Says MA Sumanthiran MP in Interview By Kelum Bandara Jaffna district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran in an interview with Daily mirror , speaks about the current status of the Constitution-making process and future politics. He shared […]

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MAP Calls For Independent Evidence-Gathering Mechanism For Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Monitoring and Accountability Panel (MAP) called for the UN Human Rights Council to set up an independent evidence-gathering mechanism for Sri Lanka with a similar mandate to those on Syria and now Myanmar. The organization made this request in light of the Sri Lankan government’s continued delaying tactics in setting up an accountability mechanism for […]

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Cluster bombs found in Sri Lanka, UN expert says

Cluster bombs found in Sri Lanka, UN expert says  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-17861187  Press Release: President of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, Sri Lanka, Must Come Clean on Past Use. http://www.itjpsl.com/assets/press/28-sept-2018-cluster-munition-press-release-ITJP-final.pdf Cluster bombs found in Sri Lanka, UN expert says  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-17861187  Press Release: President of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, Sri Lanka, Must Come Clean on Past Use. […]

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