Finding the disappeared in Sri Lanka

In February, one-and-a-half years after Parliament passed the legislation to do so, President Maithripala Sirisena appointed commissioners to the Office of Missing Persons (OMP). The OMP was the first pillar of the unity government’s reconciliation agenda. Official estimates put the number of disappeared people in Sri Lanka at around 20,000. Many went missing during the […]

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Sampanthan’s alma mater

A large number of family members of the involuntarily disappeared persons staged a protest when President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at St Patrick’s College, Jaffna to declare open the newly built Technology Centre of the school last week. The Old Boys of St Patrick’s College Jaffna who were the students of former Rector Rev. Fr. G. […]

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Reform Resistance in Sri Lankan Politics

One serious political question that emerges from Sri Lanka’s current political impasse is the following: why has a reformist democratic regime, with domestic popular support as well as international backing, begun to run out of its political energies, and political options, so early and is facing disintegration half away? In Sri Lanka’s on-going political debate, […]

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ATC, BTF & USTPAC Endorse Human Rights Council’s Call for Clear Timeline for Action on Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice Commitments

GENEVA, March 26, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) ends in Geneva, the US Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC), British Tamils Forum (BTF), and Australian Tamil Congress (ATC) would like to thank Deputy High Commissioner Kate Gilmore for emphasizing the importance of return of land for trust in the government’s good faith, the […]

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Political leaders of SLPP Party was involved in riots against Muslims but NO action will be taken against them

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-clashes-insight/police-politicians-accused-of-joining-sri-lankas-anti-muslim-riots-idUSKBN1H102Q KANDY, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – Police and politicians backed by the country’s former strongman President Mahinda Rajapaksa joined anti-Muslim riots that rocked Sri Lanka’s Kandy district this month, according to witnesses, officials and CCTV footage reviewed by Reuters. Scores of Muslim mosques, homes and businesses were destroyed as mobs ran amok for three days […]

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Expose` -Gota and Henda after forming armed intelligence unit killed 130 in 9 years and over 13 of its members ! Cogent evidence

Keerthi Ratnayake a former Intelligence unit officer ! (Lanka-e-News – 25.March.2018, 11.45PM)  Ronen Bergman is an Israel  investigative   journalist  who launched a book on 23 rd  January 2018. The title of that book  was ‘ Rise and kill first : The secret history of Israel’s targeted assassinations’ . The content of the book related to […]

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OMP receives 13,294 Feedback Data Sheets

OMP receives 13,294 Feedback Data Sheets Mandate cuts across all ethnicities and religions – V. Sivagnanasothy by Zacki Jabbar The Office of Missing Persons (OMP) which commenced operations late last month had so far received 13,294 completed applications or Feedback Data Sheets (FDS), Secretary to the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation (MoNIR) V.Sivagnanasothy said […]

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UAE fears ‘Black Money’ investors

The authorities in the United Arab Emirates are reluctant to apprehend the fugitive, former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the Ukraine-Russia Udayanga Weeratunga, since it will send the wrong message to thousands of expatriates who have made huge ‘black money’ investments in that desert……kingdom, senior most officials with the Foreign Ministry in Colombo warnedyesterday. They said […]

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Modi Government approves Ayushman Bharat; India on track to doubling farmer incomes; Boost to sericulture sector and more…

50 crore Indians to benefit from Modi Government’s Ayushman Bharat Yojana The National Health Protection Scheme with a benefit cover of Rs. 5 lakh per family per year was approved by the Cabinet after being proposed during the budget session. This is slated to bring a positive difference in the lives of 10 crore families. […]

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North to get its first Tamil governor

The Government has decided to effect a mid-term voluntary transfer scheme of all serving governors in keeping up with the Government’s policy of ensuring an effective public administration system, an officials said. All serving governors who have completed three years of service in their respective provinces were called for a meeting at the Presidential Secretariat […]

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No confidence motion : Sirisena plays into hands of Rajapakses ; When Ranil loses Sirisena to be ‘decapitated’ –Rajapakses’ plan!

(Lanka-e-News – 24.March 2018, 11.30PM)  It is a universally acknowledged truth ,  president Sirisena of Sri Lanka is breaking records as the most ungrateful inhumane human who ever  trod this planet by resorting to every devious , diabolic and dubious machination and method to oust Rani Wickremesinghe  from  the post of prime minister, the very […]

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Despite Buddhist Monks Spewing Race Hatred as Captured on TV Cameras and recordings There is Little Action Taken by the Senior Clergy Other than the Belated Issuing of Statements.

  By  Kishali Pinto jayawardene There is a cheery though dangerously complacent view articulated by senior Muslim politicians, (and echoed by others),that the recent communal violence in Ampara and Kandy was perpetrated through organised attacks by ‘outsiders’ on Muslim residents of those areas. Only part of the truth As is often the case, this explanation […]

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Mahinda’s SLPP Councillor Burnt Menikhinna Mosque and Pradeshiya Council Member Torched Businesses in Digana.

314 Persons Comprising 146 Under Normal and 168 Under Emergency Arrested For Kandy District Violence; 5 From Podu Jana Peramuna also Among Arrested.SLPP Councillor Burnt Menikhinna Mosque and Pradeshiya Council Member Torched Businesses in Digana. By Zahrah Imtiaz As investigations into the riots in Kandy continue, co-cabinet spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne strongly insisted yesterday that no […]

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Debate and Vote on No Confidence Motion Against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Scheduled for April 4th 2018 In Parliament.

Over 80 UNP Parliamentarians Sign Letter Expressing Confidence in Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Counter Move Against No Confidence Motion Against Him; More To Sign this Week. Posted by Administrator on 22 March 2018, 4:00 pm By Saman Indrajith More than 80 UNP MPs have signed a letter expressing their confidence in Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe by yesterday evening, […]

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Why Ranil Is Still Needed

By Shyamon Jayasinghe – Shyamon Jayasinghe “Mahinda picked up this part of the opportunistic psychology of our politicians when he famously stated that he runs a barber saloon where MPs can walk-in and walk out. What an amazing metaphor!” Cool The Joint Opposition move to pass a vote of no-confidence in the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, will come a […]

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Sri Lanka’s Only Solid Boast Before UNHRC 2018 – The RTI!

The only concrete action that the Government of Sri Lanka relied on during its statement to the United Nations Human Rights Council at its 37th session yesterday (21st March 2018) in Geneva was that Sri Lanka’s globally praised Right to Information Act was in full implementation mode and that the Right to Information Commission was functioning effectively and ‘disposing of a […]

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