Inviting Rajapaksa to India “insult” to 1,40,000 Tamils killed by Sri Lankan army

Mahinda Rajapaksa Urges Revival of War-time Troika to Manage India- Sri Lanka Relations Mahinda Rajapaksa, Leader of the Opposition in the Sri Lankan parliament and a former Sri Lankan President, has strongly urged the governments of India and Sri Lanka to revive the “Troika” system which managed relations between the two countries during the crucial […]

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UK demands full implementation of Geneva Resolutions on Lanka Says US pullout from Geneva body irrelevant

The UK government has again dismissed Lord Naseby’s call to terminate Geneva Resolution 30/1 in 2015 and Resolution 34/1 in 2017 on the basis that the then President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government didn’t perpetrate war crimes as alleged by the UN. Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Con) on Wednesday (Feb. […]

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It was only in 1833 after the Colebrooke reforms of 1832 that pre-dominantly Tamil territories were integrated into a unified Ceylon. Until then they were administered separately.

Seventy Years Of Independence and the Tamils of Sri Lanka It was only in 1833 after the Colebrooke reforms of 1832 that pre-dominantly Tamil territories were integrated into a unified Ceylon. Until then they were administered separately. by D.B.S.Jeyaraj (This article published to denote the 70th anniversary of Ceylon/Sri Lanka’s independence from British rule is […]

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Long Read: Why has Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice process failed to deliver?

Long Read: Why has Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice process failed to deliver? After persistent allegations of mass atrocities committed during the long running civil war, a new Sri Lankan Government in 2015 pledged to the international community that it would establish an ambitious reform and transitional justice programme. Four years later, many victims in the […]

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PM, Vasu clash over US ship

By Saman Indrajith An argument broke out between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and UPFA MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara in Parliament yesterday over providing logistical support to the US navy ships operating in the Indian Ocean. The UPFA MP raised a question on an agreement signed between Sri Lanka and the US Embassy in 2018, but the […]

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SLFP Endorses Sirisena As Presidential Candidate: Duminda Presents Proposal To A’Pura Convention

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today endorsed President Maithripala Sirisena‘s name as the party’s candidate for the next Presidential election. The President’s name was proposed by SLFP National Organizer Duminda Dissanayake and seconded by former Minister Tissa Karalliyadda. The proposal was presented at the Anuradhapura district convention of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party which was […]

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Arrest Warrant On Brigadier Priyanka Fernando Withdrawn: ICPPG Expresses Severe Disappointment

The International Centre for Prevention and Prosecution Genocide today expressed severe disappointment with the Westminster Magistrate’s Court’s decision to withdraw the arrest warrant on Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, former Defence Attachè of the Sri Lankan High Commission in the United Kingdon, due to “increasing political pressure.” The organization, issuing a statement, said, “The Public Interest Law Centre […]

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Refugee Kamzy Gunaratnam to Mayor

By Harim Peiris Meeting President Maithripala Sirisena, earlier this month, for a courtesy call, which lasted longer than originally anticipated, was Jaffna born, Deputy Mayor of the Norwegian capital city of Oslo, Kamzy Gunaratnam. Born in Jaffna, to parents who both hailed from the peninsula, her parents took their young family and fled the fighting […]

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There’re still over 16 refugee camps in Jaffna

Facebook12TwitterLinkedInEmailWhatsAppShare12 Share Even though the war ended almost ten years ago, there are still over 16 refugee camps in Jaffna, said National Fisheries Solidarity Movement (NAFSO) Coordinator Anthony Jesudasan. Around 200 families have been sheltered in some camps, but they only have two lavatories, he added. Addressing a press briefing held in Colombo yesterday (22), […]

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Tamil Diaspora welcomes Hemasiri’s offer but won’t co-operate until Geneva obligations are met

By Shamindra Ferdinando The Global Tamil Forum (GTF), yesterday, welcomed Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando’s recent controversial request for the Tamil Diaspora groups to furnish information, if any, of the atrocities committed by armed forces personnel. UK-based GTF spokesperson uren Surendiran told The Island that the grouping was really encouraged by Defence Secretary Fernando’s declaration. Responding to a […]

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Mahinda Rajapaksa, is one of the MPs with the worst attendance record to Parliament

The government has drawn heavy flak over the constitutional reform proposals prepared by an expert panel appointed by the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly (CA). The UPFA and the SLPP maintain that the document, presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to the CA, recently, is a draft constitution, which Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has […]

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Hirunika Makes Fiery Speech In Parliament: Severely Criticises Sirisena For Attempting To Grant Presidential Pardon To Duminda Silva

UNP Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra made a fiery speech in Parliament today severely criticising President Maithripala Sirisena over his alleged attempts to grant a presidential pardon to Duminda Silva who is convicted of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra’s murder. Premachandra said Silva’s supporters were signing public letters in the Kolonnawa area requesting a pardon for the former MP. “They had told the […]

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Sirisena Openly Attacks Human Rights Activists: Signals Approval For Extra-Judicial Killings

President Maithripala Sirisena openly attacked Human Rights activists today for standing in the way of the law enforcement process. “A country cannot be disciplined if we follow what the Human Rights activists preach. If that is the case, we should hand everything, including the government and the law enforcement system to the human rights activists and wash […]

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Gota Must Lie And Will

By Suranimala Umagiliya – Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s recent interview where he attempted to deflect his involvement with the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge is but a futile attempt made to a supine journalist who never asked him any follow up questions. At one point Gotabaya states that he knows who murdered Lasantha and the late Editor’s daughter Ahimsa, who lives overseas must […]

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Cracking down corruption crucial to attracting investment: EU

Anti-corruption is important to get FDI, make maximum use of GSP+ Stability, transparency and incentives would attract more investors European investments could help Govt. tackle debt Diversification of SME’s is a must to attract more EU investors By Ruwandi GamagePutting in place anti-corruption policies would assist in attracting investors to Sri Lanka and also encourage […]

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Avant Guard deal led to a loss of Rs.15 billion – Mahinda Rajapaksa is also among the responsible named for the loss.

Outspoken JVPer reappointed COPE Chairman;  tells Parliament political apathy is protecting offenders   Recalls multiple investigations by Committees and Commissions with no legal action  Questions why even reports tabled in Parliament have not yielded results  Says both SLFP and UNP complicit in protecting loyalists     By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby CorrespondentNewly appointed Committee on Public […]

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“Militarized Environment” Prevailing in and Around Colombo Permanent High Court Hearing DA Rajapaksa Museum Case Involving Gotabhaya Rajapaksa To Create Fear Psychosis Among Witnesses

Dep- Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris Objects to “Militarized Environment” Prevailing in and Around Colombo Permanent High Court Hearing DA Rajapaksa Museum Case Involving Gotabhaya Rajapaksa To Create Fear Psychosis Among Witnesses By Lakmal Sooriyagoda Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris appearing for the Attorney General raised objections into the highly militarised environment around the Colombo Permanent High […]

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