Overwhelming minority vote consisting of Tamils and Muslim, is still against the Rajapaksas.

By Vishwamithra – “When a political organization loses contact with its origin, it declines and risks implosion.” ~Robert Esposito Some writers whose political insensitivities and bare naiveté have been mistaken for objective analysis are still defending the indefensible atrocities of the Rajapaksa era. Their insensitivities have taken them from being mere Rajapaksa supporters to the fringe politics of […]

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Implement the 13th Amendment in full.

By Dayan Jayatilleka – Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka “…an instant invitation to an overpowering onrush of self-righteous recidivism, against which reason can only erect the feeblest defences.” ~ Mervyn de Silva, ‘Paradise & Hostage to the Past’, Far Eastern Economic Review, January 1984 One of the most distressing moments of my turbulent life was a fleeting episode at the Shangri-La […]

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Sampanthan tells Commonwealth SG govt action on promises ‘slow and inadequate’

Leader of the Opposition and TNA R. Sampanthan has informed the visiting Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland that the progress shown by the incumbent government on delivering the promises it had made locally and internationally was “slow and inadequate.” He made those observations when the visiting Commonwealth Secretary-General met with him at the office of the […]

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Commonwealth Secretary-General assures support for new Constitution of Sri Lanka

The visiting Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt. Hon Patricia Scotland  assured Leader of the Opposition and the Tamil National Alliance Mr Sampanthan that Commonwealth will continue to support the ongoing new Constitution making processes.  The Secretary-General who met Opposition Leader at Parliament yesterday, appreciated Mr Sampanthan for his moderation and for being an ambassador for peace.  Briefing […]

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British High Commissioner hosts visiting Commonwealth SG

British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka  James Dauris hosted visiting Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland and representatives of Commonwealth countries based in Colombo at a roundtable meeting at his residence, today ( August 3). The meeting was attended by representatives from the High Commissions of Australia, Canada, Pakistan and South Africa, and the Ministry of […]

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President Sirisena’s message was personally conveyed to Karunanidhi’s son

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today wished ailing 94-year-old DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi a speedy recovery. After offering prayers at the Lord Venkateswara temple near here, he had a brief chat with reporters outside the shrine. “The ailing Karunanidhi will soon recover and I wish him a speedy recovery.” Wickremesinghe said he had spoken to DMK working […]

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Years After “Black July” and End of War We are Still Left With the Question ” Quo Vadis Sri Lanka?” (Where Are You Going Sri Lanka

31 Years After The Signing of the Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord Signed By Rajiv Gandhi and J.R.Jayewardene on on July 29th 1987. By Pramod De Silva It is now exactly 31 years since the Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord was signed in Colombo on July 29, 1987, between Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sri Lankan President […]

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Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Think His “Economic Empowerment” Solution Will Result in the Sri Lankan Tamils Giving Up Their Long Struggle For Political Equality and Rights?

Does Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Think His “Economic Empowerment” Solution Will Result in the Sri Lankan Tamils Giving Up Their Long Struggle For Political Equality and Rights? A leading English-language newspaper reported on Saturday, July 28, in a story entitled ‘Prez polls 2019’ that: “Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on Thursday (July 26) told Colombo-based senior Tamil print and electronic […]

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Immediate developments of Northern and Eastern provinces under President’s supervision

The Presidential Task Force appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to monitor the development projects conducted in Northern and  Eastern provinces where the development activities retarded due to the war held its first meeting, chaired by the President at the President’s office today(30). President Sirisena insisted that that people should be provided immediate benefits making that […]

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Sri Lanka’s Successive Genocides Against Tamils

On Anniversary of Black July,International Community Should RecognizeSri Lanka’s Successive Genocides Against Tamils Washington, D.C.; July 23, 2018 – On the 35th anniversary of the start of “Black July” 1983, PEARL remembers the Tamil victims, survivors, and generations affected by all of Sri Lanka’s atrocities against the Tamil people. Thirty-five years ago this week, the government of […]

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Sri Lanka to transfer military run schools but Pre-School Construction in the Wanni Continues, 24 July 2018

1.Post-war towns/villages must be built with plans for sustainable development   2. http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2018/02/08/un-committee-tells-sri-lanka-to-transfer-military-run-schools/ UN committee tells Sri Lanka to transfer military run schools, 8 February 2018,   But where are the MPs/NPC raising their voices? Opposition Leader?   http://www.army.lk/news/pre-school-construction-wanni-continues Pre-School Construction in the Wanni Continues, 24 July 2018 The 6th pre-school, to be built in coordination […]

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M.C.M. Iqbal explains the small print in OMP( that is, why OMP won’t really help the victims)

1.Impunity in Sri Lanka and the Commissions of Inquiry into Disappearances, 26 July 2018,  http://groundviews.org/2018/07/26/impunity-in-sri-lanka-and-the-commissions-of-inquiry-into-disappearances/   2. The OMP and the Aspirations of Families of the Missing and Disappeared, 17 May 2018, https://groundviews.org/2018/05/17/the-office-of-missing-persons-and-the-aspirations-of-affected-families-in-sri-lanka/

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Sri Lanka Black July 1983, Remembrance day, Panel discussion by BTF in association with All Party Parliamentary group for Tamils (APPGT-UK).

Sri Lanka Black July 1983, Remembrance day, Panel discussion by BTF in association with All Party Parliamentary group for Tamils (APPGT-UK).    Black July 1983 Remembrance Day was hosted by BTF in association with APPGT-UK, on the 23rd of July 2018 at the UK parliaments committee room.   Opening the panel discussion, Ms.Shievanie Sabesan made a […]

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SriLankan Airlines assets used in Rajapaksa’s presidential campaign

ECONOMYNEXT- Security officers and vehicles of the state-run airline had been used in the 2015 presidential campaign of Mahinda Rajapaksa, a witness said at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating irregularities at the national carrier.“Security officers and vehicles were used for election work. This was for the campaign of Mahinda Rajapaksa,” SriLankan Airlines Security Officer […]

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FIVE British MPs bribed by Sri Lankan Government to mislead British Parliament

In response to investigations against British MPs including Ian Paisley by the House of Commons over his visit to Sri Lanka during the former rule, then External Affairs Minister Prof.G.L. Peiris said today that the government of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had to bribe British MPs with FREE Holidays and other benefits so to make statements supportive […]

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MP Ian Paisley is suspended from Parliament for 30 days over FREE Sri Lanka trips (paid by SL Government to mislead British Government)!

IAN Paisley has been suspended from the House of Commons for 30 sitting days after he failed to declare two free luxury family holidays to Sri Lanka. MPs supported the punishment recommended by the Committee on Standards during a Commons debate this afternoon. Mr Paisley was not present in the chamber for the debate. Jim Shannon […]

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