Sinhala Doctors at Teldeniya Govt Hospital Refused To Treat Bleeding Muslim Assaulted by Special Task Force Accusing Injured Victim of Being a “Thamby Terrorist”Destroying the Country

Details are emerging of Sri Lanka security forces and public officials collaborating with ultra nationalist Sinhala Buddhist mobs in a riot against Muslims.Doctors on duty in a government hospital denied treatment to injuries from a severe beating by members of the island’s elite police combat unit, alleges a Muslim official from the central hills. A […]

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Gota Double Speak, Double Act

The recent interviews of would be Presidential Candidate and former Secretary to the ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa with Kalum Bandara and Gagani Weerakoon shows him up for his lack of any political acumen. It would be most dangerous for Sri Lanka even to consider such a pseudo patriot ever running for any political office let alone for […]

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Fresh anti-Muslim attack in Sri Lanka

ECONOMYNEXT – A Muslim-owned restaurant was vandalised in Sri Lanka Sunday despite a nation-wide police alert against hate crimes after last week’s ethnic riots provoked a state of emergency, officials said.Attackers smashed the “Madeena Muslim Hotel” restaurant in the north-western town of Anamaduwa, 130 kilometres (81 miles) north of Colombo in the early hours of […]

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To present petition with 200,000 signatures Gajendrakumar goes to Geneva Selvaraja to follow with petition

President of the Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) Gajendrakuamar Ponnambalam left for Geneva on Friday (9), to hand over a petition, bearing 200,000 signatures, urging the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to engage in investigating war crimes allegations. The signatures, which are being collected at the moment, will be taken to Geneva by Selvaraja Gajendrakumar, […]

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Efforts fall short of realization of core terms of the Resolution I had great hopes in the new Govt – Navi Pillay

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan Renowned international Jurist and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, claimed that the violent attack against Muslims by Sinhala Buddhists in the Kandy administrative District was “not a religious clash, but another expression of brutality pervasive in society, a legacy of the long war and two insurgencies. […]

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Racists Have Made Sri Lanka A Hell-Hole For The Minorities

By Mohamed Harees – Lukman Harees In 2016, an astrologist named Sameera Chandrasiri from Helabimanewspaper in his column, in a crafty way predicted an impending Sinhala-Muslims conflict soon and attributed cattle slaughter during ‘Ramazan’time (??) as one of the possible causes/sparks. Leave aside the comical aspects of the prediction itself, this has come true not because of the cattle slaughter […]

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History repeats itself

By Manekshaw It was 103 years after the first communal riots which took place in Kandy against Muslims in 1915 in the Island a communal upheaval targeting Muslims by hooligans had caused significant damages to Mosques, houses and business establishments in the city a few days ago. The death of a truck driver who was […]

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Canada demands foreign judges; UK calls for more progress

By Easwaran Rutnam Sri Lanka came under fire as the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC)in Geneva began its 37th session last week,with the United Kingdom and Canada among the countries to fire the first salvo. Canada came out strongly,demanding that Sri Lanka fulfill its international commitments by ensuring the involvement of Commonwealth and international investigators, prosecutors […]

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Former US War Crimes Amb. Stephen Rapp & Renowned Int’l Lawyer Richard Rogers to Speak at UN in Geneva on Sri Lanka

When: Monday, March 12th. Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Where: Room XXV (UN Human Rights Council). GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, March 8, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Former United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes issues Ambassador Stephen Rapp and renowned international Lawyer Richard J. Rogers will be speaking at a UN Human Rights Council side event in Geneva […]

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Global Tamil Forum calls for stern action against those responsible for perpetrating anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka

PRESS STATEMENT 09 March 2018, London Global Tamil Forum calls for stern action against those responsible for perpetrating anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) is dismayed that a concerted effort is being made by extremist elements from the Sinhala Buddhist community to spread falsehood and hatred, and to instigate destruction and […]

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Amith Weerasinghe of Mahasen Balakaya the Alleged Mastermind Behind Anti-Muslim Violence In Kandy arrested but will he be charged?

Amith Weerasinghe of Mahasen Balakaya the Alleged Mastermind Behind Anti-Muslim Violence In Kandy and His Associate Sumedha Suraweera Arested in Pre-dawn Raids at Digana and Poojapitiya by the Police Terrorism Investigation Division(TID) By Rathindra Kuruwita Police said yesterday the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) had arrested Amith Jeevan Weerasinghe, alleged to be one of the masterminds of […]

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Kandy violence TID nabs Prime suspect and 9 others but will they be charged?

The prime suspect allegedly involved in instigating racially motivated mob violence in Digana and Teldeniya in the Kandy District was arrested yesterday (8), along with nine others, by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) of the Police, thus restoring normalcy in the Central Province. Police Media Spokesman Superintendent of Police Ruwan Gunasekara, calling a special media […]

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2 MPs involved in Riots in Kandy and Ampara – Names of MP’s will not be exposed?

 ”Speaker should take measures to protect the rights of the MPs” says JO Parliamentary Group Leader MP Dinesh Gunawardena ”Government should immediately reveal the MP’s involved in the riots to Parliament. It is their responsibility” says JVP Leader ”Joint Opposition expressed its support to the government, is it correct to try to imprison MPs?” asks JO […]

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Smart Phones and Stupid Governments: Blocking Social Media as Sri Lanka Burns

Struggling to contain a spate of Buddhist-led attacks on minority muslims, Sri Lanka’s government imposed temporary blocking of social media and chat applications on March 7. This followed the reintroduction of Emergency Regulations, for the first time since 2011. The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRCSL) has ordered all telecom operators to restrict access to Facebook, Viber and Whatsapp across […]

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What exactly is going on in Sri Lanka?

We look at the present situation, a violent history unforgotten and what the people have to say Kandy The curfew imposed in Kandy has been temporarily lifted on Thursday following days of violence against Muslim minorities in the tourist town. About 50 people broke into Mohammad Ramzeen’s small restaurant in the town of Pilimathalawa on Wednesday […]

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