Four Major Tamil Diaspora Groups Welcome OHCHR Report on Sri Lanka

GENEVA, March 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Australian Tamil Congress (ATC), the British Tamils Forum (BTF), the Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) and the US Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) today welcomed the UN Office of the High Commissioner’s report to ongoing 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council on progress made in implementing the transitional justice program Sri Lanka committed […]

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Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) Welcomes UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Calling Sri Lanka’s Bluff

TGTE to UN Human Rights Council: Request Security Council Referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC). GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, March 12, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Since 2015, virtually no progress has been made in investigating or prosecuting domestically the large number of allegations of war crimes or crimes against humanity collected by OHCHR in its investigation, and particularly […]

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President drops plan to send separate delegation to Geneva

By Saman Indrajith President Maithripala Sirisena will not be sending a separate delegation to represent him at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions in Geneva, UPFA MP Mahinda Samarasinghe told Parliament yesterday.  Speaking during the committee stage debate on the Budget, MP Samarasinghe said that following discussions held yesterday President Sirisena had agreed […]

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Kiriella says new resolution submitted to UNHRC favourable to Lanka

By Saman Indrajith Leader of the House Public Enterprise, Kandyan Heritage and Kandy Development Minister Lakshman Kiriella, yesterday, tabled in Parliament the full text of resolution submitted to the UNHRC on Sri Lanka on Monday by Canada, Germany, Montenegro, North Macedonia, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Participating in the committee stage of the budget […]

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Ranil silences UNP backbenchers

By Methmalie Dissanayake The President’s Heads of Expenditure (HoE) of the ‘Budget 2019’ was passed in Parliament yesterday (13) without a division, despite the United National Party (UNP) backbenchers threats that they would vote against it to defeat the President’s Heads of Expenditure. The Committee Stage debate on the expenditure heads of the President and […]

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Core Group on Sri Lanka Comprising UK, Canada, Germany, Montenegro and North Macedonia Present Resolution A/HRC/40/L.1 Titled “Promoting Reconciliation,Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka” at UNHRC In Geneva.

Core Group on Sri Lanka Comprising UK, Canada, Germany, Montenegro and North Macedonia Present Resolution A/HRC/40/L.1 Titled “Promoting Reconciliation,Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka” at UNHRC In Geneva. The Core Group on Sri Lanka, led by the United Kingdom on Monday tabled the Resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) […]

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CID Observes that the Lives of 11 Tamil youths Abducted and Confined by Navy Personnel for Ransom Could Have Been Saved if Former Navy Chief Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda Who Had Prior Knowledge of these Happenings Had Acted in a Timely Manner Instead of Abetting or Concealing Information.

CID Observes that the Lives of youths Abducted and Confined by Navy Personnel for Ransom Could Have Been Saved if Former Navy Chief Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda Who Had Prior Knowledge of these Happenings Had Acted in a Timely Manner Instead of Abetting or Concealing Information. By Ranga Jayasuriya Sri Lanka’s effort to find a closure […]

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12 Year old Nishi Uggalla of Sri Lankan Origin With an IQ Higher Than That of Albert Einstein Wins Britain’s Channel 4 TV’s Child Genius 2019 Competition

12 Year old Nishi Uggalla of Sri Lankan Origin With an IQ Higher Than That of Albert Einstein Wins Britain’s Channel 4 TV’s Child Genius 2019 Competition By Dr.Upul Wijayawardhana The remarkable win of 12-year-old Nishi Uggalla, from Manchester, on Saturday night’s (2nd March) final of the Channel Four’s Child Genius competition was, no doubt, a […]

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Brig. Priyanka Fernando’s Lawyer Told British Court That the Throat -Slitting Gestures Made by His Client at Demonstrators was Part of the 10 Part Job Description of the Defence Attache at the Sri Lankan High Commission in London.

Brig. Priyanka Fernando’s Lawyer Told British Court That the Throat -Slitting Gestures Made by His Client at Demonstrators was Part of the 10 Part Job Description of the Defence Attache at the Sri Lankan High Commission in London. MAKING slit-throat gestures at Tamil protesters was part of the job description for Sri Lanka’s military attache […]

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Tamil musician arrested by counter-terrorism police at Heathrow

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/tamil-musician-arrested-counter-terrorism-police-heathrow COUNTER-TERRORISM police arrested a Tamil musician at Heathrow airport hours before he was due to perform at a UN summit in Switzerland. Vakeesan Thangavel, 36, was surrounded by armed police on Monday morning after he boarded a flight bound for Geneva. Officers allegedly shouted: “You are attempting terrorism! You have got a flag!” Mr […]

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Colonisation more pressing than development in Mullaitivu – TNA MP

https://www.tamilguardian.com/content/colonisation-more-pressing-development-mullaitivu-tna-mp Occupation and colonisation in Mullaitivu are more pressing issues than development, a Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP told the Sri Lankan prime minister. Speaking at a meeting during prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s visit to the North on Saturday, TNA MP Shanthi Sriskantharajah highlighted that development efforts were secondary to the need to end and […]

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Navy abductions case: Witnesses fear for their lives

Right wing politicians have taken up cudgels against Navy officials testifying against senior rankers implicated in an abduction for ransom racket in 2008-2009. Investigators worry the campaign of intimidation could hamper the probe and deter key witnesses from coming forward In 2012, Naval Intelligence officer Lieutenant Commander Krishan Welagedara became one of the CID’s key […]

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Powers already devolved to the Provinces had to be fully utilised before more was asked for!

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has told the Northern politicians a few home truths. A TNA MP complained, at a recent development review committee meeting, at the Kilinochchi Divisional Secretariat, that Pradeshiya Sabhas had not received funds for housing from either the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) or the government. Responding to him, the PM reportedly said […]

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Mahinda for ‘Economic and Social Rights’ and NOT ‘Civil and Political Rights’

BY HARIM PEIRIS The undeclared front runner for the Rajapaksa clan / SLPP / JO nomination is undoubtedly former Defence Secretary. So his views and vision for Sri Lanka, which he is now periodically presenting as his undeclared presidential candidacy commences, merit serious attention. A democracy requires that there be debate and dialogue on policies […]

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Germany calls for more transparency in SL as bilateral ties expand

Sri Lanka and Germany footprint in each other on the rise Greater private sector interactions this year following opening of German Trade Office in Colombo Ambassador says post-Constitutional crisis, regaining investor confidence with stability and reforms is key Suggests liberalisation of shipping and freight forwarding if Sri Lanka is to successfully achieve maritime hub status […]

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24 MPs addicted to drugs and have become billionaires by being involved in drug trafficking?

By Shiran Ranasinghe and Methmalie Dissanayake State Minister of Highways, Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development Ranjan Ramanayake yesterday (18), said that he had revealed the names of politicians, including Members of Parliament, who allegedly consume cocaine and other illegal narcotics to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya on 17 February. Speaking to Ceylon Today, Ramanayake said that […]

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Will the lawyer PC Shantha Abeymanasingham respond to the allegations made in the video below. and refund the fees.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQl9foFA4DY&feature=youtu.be Will the lawyer PC Shantha Abeymanasingham respond to the allegations made in the video below. and refund the fees.   Will the lawyer PC Shantha Abeymanasingham respond to the allegations made in the video below and refund the fees.   Please listen to the video below which was telecasted in a Prominent Colombo tv station have given […]

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NFF MP Premaratne’s ability to pay Rs. 725,000 a month to a state bank for Rs 80 mn loan? Drug money?

Political opponents had questioned NFF MP Premaratne’s ability to pay Rs. 725,000 a month to a state bank for Rs 80 mn loan drawn from the parliament branch of the bank. National Freedom Front (NFF) MP Premaratne for paying his last respects to 62-year-old Samarasinghe Arachchige Lakshman, father of Makadure Madush in August 2018. By […]

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It is no matter for jest when the President of a country publicly singles out national oversight institutions for ferocious censure. And without a doubt, it is even worse when that institution happens to be a national human rights institution. By the very nature of the work that it does and the statutory mandate on […]

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Tamil New governor ignored at Independence Day celebrations.

Tamil New governor ignored  at Independence Day celebrations. The Home Ministry set out mixed roles for recently appointed Provincial Governors at celebrations connected with last Monday’s Independence Day. In different provinces, the arrangements were varied. In Uva, both Governor Marshal Perera and Chief Minister Chamara Sampath took part in the ceremonies. In the South, Governor Rajith Keerthi Tennekoon […]

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80 Politicians Alleged Links to Arrested Drug Kinpin

Investigations Reveal Details of 80 Politicians Comprising Pradeshiya Sabha Heads, Provincial Councillors and MP”s from Different Political Parties With Alleged Links to Arrested Drug Kinpin Makandure Madush. Downfall in Dubai of Sri Lanka’s Most Wanted Drug Dealer Kingpin Samarasinghe Arachchilage Madush Lakshitha infamously alias Makandure Madush a.k.a. Ajith Avanka Wickramasinghe 16 More Including Drug Smuggler […]

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