Will Maithripala Contest Against Gotabhaya At Presidential Poll? Wll Mahinda Rajapaksa Serve As Prime Minister Under President Sirisena?

By Lucien Rajakarunanayake Leading politicians of all hues anointed with the auspicious Avurudu oil are moving to the New Year, taking them to new challenges in national and party politics, and facing the realities of a unity government having members seated both in the Government and Opposition. The prorogation of Parliament, coming after many years when […]

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They thought he was hiding

Kajendthiran Shanmuganathan knew from the moment he saw the photograph. He’d first met the man on the grounds of a Sri Lankan elementary school. Years later, they shared arduous days aboard a rickety cargo ship on a perilous journey to Canada. To much of the world, the man in the unsettling photograph — bearded, with […]

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Iranaitheevu; a year of continuous protests to regain Navy-occupied land

http://groundviews.org/2018/04/20/iranaitheevu-a-year-of-continuous-protests-to-regain-navy-occupied-land/ After the election of the new government in 2015, the people of Iranaitheevu, forcibly displaced since 1992, finally thought they would be able to return home. Yet a flurry of letters and high-level meetings with government officials and politicians in 2016 and 2017 didn’t bring any results. In desperation, the community took the difficult […]

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“CHARGE GOTA!” Says Nambuwasam CoI On Welikada Massacre

https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/charge-gota-says-nambuwasam-coi-on-welikada-massacre/ By Ruwan Laknath Jayakody, Kavindya Chris Thomas and Kavindya Perera – CoI into the 2012 Welikada Prison Incident/Nambuwasam Committee on Welikada riots/massacre Recommends charging Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Chandra Wakishta, Indika Sampath, Kodippili, Shantha Dissanayake The prosecution of six high ranking officials previously attached to the Ministry of Defence, the State Intelligence Service, the Prisons Department and […]

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Suspend Sri Lanka from Commonwealth Until it Fully Implements UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1: TGTE

Failing, Sri Lanka should be referred to ICC & and a Referendum for Tamils to decide their future destiny, to ensure a peaceful, permanent political solution. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM , April 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) today urged the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) to suspend Sri Lanka from the Commonwealth, […]

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SL military brings back paramilitary violence to control peaceful protests as NGO tricks fail

SL military brings back paramilitary violence to control peaceful protests as NGO tricks fai An unidentified operative with alleged paramilitary background violently threatened the mothers of enforced disappeared Tamils in Mullaiththeevu on Thursday when the protesters were marking 400 days of continuous protest. The agent, armed with a knife, entered the hut of the protest […]

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Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit Apologises to Journalist Lakshmi Subramanian of “The Week” for Patting Her Cheek at a Press Conference.

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit Apologises to Journalist Lakshmi Subramanian of “The Week” for Patting Her Cheek at a Press Conference. In the wake of criticism of his action of patting a woman journalist’s cheek after she posed a query at a recent press conference, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has said it was an […]

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Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran is hoping to form a new political party?

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran is hoping to form a new political party as an alternative to the Ilankai Tamil Arachu Kachchi (ITAK) to contest the upcoming provincial council elections, a source close to him said yesterday. He contested the 2013 elections under the banner of the ITAK-led Tamil National Alliance (TNA) though however, […]

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Rajapaksa who amended the Constitution allowing him to contest any number of times now backs end to Executive Presidency because he can never be reelected

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was elected twice as President, Under executive presidency, head of the state possesses all relevant executive powers. In 2010, he adopted an amendment to the Constitution allowing him to contest any number of times. Mr. Sirisena’s present government restored the two-term limit in 2015 through the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, Hence Sri […]

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Gotha’s Leadership and possibility of Sri Lanka going the way of Pakistan to Military rule

By P. Soma Palan –  P. Soma Palan I refer to Mr. Kelum Bandara’s Interview with Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa(GR), which appeared in the Daily Mirror of 10th April, prominently under large bold heading “People want Non-Traditional Politicians”. Although it covered diverse matters of interest, I was amused by his response to the question, “How would you fit into the shoes of […]

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Sri Lankan refugee couple are set for multi-million-pound NHS payout

Sri Lankan refugee couple are set for multi-million-pound NHS payout after their baby suffered irreversible brain damage at birth because midwives couldn’t understand them Sinthiya Rajatheepan was not properly instructed on how to feed her new baby Her son Nilujan, eight, suffered  devastating brain damage from malnutrition  The High Court  ruled midwives at King George’s […]

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Welikada Prison incident 2012 CoI recommends prosecution of 6 high-ranking officials

The 2015 Committee of Inquiry which probed into the Welikada Prisons incident of November 2012 has recommended that six high ranking officials previously attached to the Ministry of Defence, the State Intelligence Service, the Prisons Department and the Sixth Gajaba Regiment of the Army be prosecuted under the Penal Code. The Committee of Inquiry into […]

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British MPs join Tamil new year celebrations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70WnSD4pCVA MPs joined British Tamils as they celebrated Tamil new year across the country. In London, Conservative MP Paul Scully and leader of Kingston Council Kevin Davis joined celebrations at the Sri Raja Rajeswari Amman Temple, Stonleigh. Speaking at the end of ceremonies, MP Paul Scully shared wishes from British Prime Minister Theresa May’s, who was […]

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Story of a ‘St. John’s College Jaffna Boy becoming a top banker at the prestigious Citibank’

By Ananth PalakidnarCitibank’s Managing Director and its Global Head of Electronic Foreign Exchange Solutions, Bernard Sinniah, who retired from his London office recently, describes himself as a ‘Jaffna Boy’ who didn’t achieve anything remarkable during his school days, but his determination to be successful in life made him a top official at Citibank; one of […]

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16 SLFP ministers voted in favor of no-confidence motion quit unity govt

SLFP ministers’ failed bid to oust PM:Buckling under pressure, Prez accepts resignations Sirisena to go abroad on April 15SLFP CC will meet after his return By Saman Indrajith and Rathindra Kuruwita President Maithripala Sirisena, yesterday, accepted the resignation letters tendered by 15 SLFP ministers, including six Cabinet members, and the Deputy Speaker, who voted for […]

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Wigneswaran Speaks His Mind out on ITAK’s Attitude & Thambu on High-time United Nations Acts on Sri Lanka

CM C.V Wigneswaran said he wouldn’t expect ITAK to invite him as the next CM, as he will not let down the Tamils to support the Sinhalese parties. For the first time he frankly spoke his mind in public.http://tamildiplomat.com/invitation-will-not-come-itak-contesting-cm-post-says-wigneswaran/Thambu Kanagasabai, in his article in Ilankai Tamil Sangam, highlighted the statements made in Geneva by the […]

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World-wide Campaign Launched Calling for Referendum for Tamils in Sri Lanka. Dignitaries Joining Event in Canada: TGTE

Referendum is for Tamils to decide their political destiny through peaceful and democratic means to find a permanent solution TORONTO , CANADA , April 10, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — World-wide campaign calling for Referendum for Tamils in Sri Lanka to decide their political destiny through peaceful and democratic means to find a permanent solution is to be […]

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