Author Archive for Security

Attempt to mislead President Sirisena on Disappearances Bill

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

by C.A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island September 20, 2017, 10:46 pm It is not the policy of this newspaper to comment on articles published by other newspapers or websites. However given the importance of the ‘Bill to introduce into local law the provisions of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced isappearance’, […]

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Sri Lanka general says denied visa to attend UN

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Courtesy Mail on line Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena (L) and then first Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka (R) look on during a commemorative ceremony in Colombo on May 19, 2017, marking the eight anniversary of the end of the islands Tamil separatist war Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka Tuesday said he had been denied […]

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Govt. politicians are lying about the mandate of the OMP

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Premalal Ferdinando Switzerland Govt. politicians are lying about the mandate of the OMP.  The Office of the Missing persons act (OFFICE ON MISSING PERSONS (ESTABLISHMENT, ADMINISTRATION AND DISCHARGE OF FUNCTIONS) ACT, No. 14 OF 2016 is available at: http://imadr.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Sri-Lanka_OMP-Act-No.-14_2016.pdf. From Art. 10(2) and Art 12(b)(i) it is clear that OMP has the mandate to investigate past […]

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Sarath Fonseka’s vitriolic attack on Bhikkhus prompts Ven. Gunawansa’s foray into politics

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

BY PANCHAMEE HEWAVISSENTI Courtesy Ceylon Today Former Army Chief Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s rhetoric on alleged war crimes committed by Sri Lanka’s armed forces became the subject of criticism by many people. Among them was Ven. Elle Gunawansa. Sarath Fonseka called him a man in robes and a lunatic. Ven. Elle Gunawansa said he prefers not […]

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Convention on Enforced Disappearance clears way for extradition WHO IS TO BE EXTRADITED?

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

by SANJA DE SILVA JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The Island   [The writer is author of ‘MISSION IMPOSSIBLE-GENEVA: Sri Lanka’s Counter-Hegemonic Asymmetric Diplomacy at the UN Human Rights Council’, published by Vijitha Yapa and now available at the International Book Fair, BMICH.] September 14, 2017, 9:21 pm The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance […]

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Sri Lankan court remands 12 Tamil Nadu fishermen

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Courtesy ANI Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) [India], Sep 12 (ANI): 12 Indian fishermen, who were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy from Delft Island were produced in Oorkavalthurai court on Tuesday. The Sri Lankan court has remanded the fishermen in Jaffna jail up to September 26. Yesterday, 12 Indian fishermen, along with two boats were caught by the Sri Lankan navy […]

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Calls for probe into Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka ’s allegations against former Army Commander General Jagath Jayasuriya

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Northern Province Chief Minister C.W. Wigneswaran: Army holding about 85,000 acres in North By Cyril Wimalasurendre Courtesy The Island September 10, 2017, 10:53 pm KANDY – Alleging that the army continued to hold about 85,000 acres of land in the North, Northern Province Chief Minister and former Supreme Court judge C.W. Wigneswaran, on Saturday, sought the […]

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Alleged war crimes and Command Responsibility

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

by Lakshman I. Keerthisinghe Courtesy  Ceylon Today As for the ways by which rulers over others may become implicated in their crimes, there are two …tolerance and protection…we must hold that a person who knows of a crime and is able and bound to forbid it and does not do so, himself commits a crime … […]

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The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam welcomes SF’s statement that forces committed crimes

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) on Tuesday welcomed the statement made by Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka that Sri Lankan security forces had committed war crimes against Tamils during and after the war ended. Issuing a statement, the TGTE said ‘confirmation of war crimes by Sri Lankan forces comes after eight years of denial […]

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Blinded by his rage against the former regime he fails to realize the possible consequences Only fools rush in… is it not?

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

BY FAIZER  SHAHEID Courtesy Ceylon Today A new trajectory has been carved leading into the already existing list of war crimes allegations against the Sri Lankan Army that seeks to reroute the investigations to hold Sri Lanka as a whole accountable. The war crimes charges were filed by South America based International Truth and Justice Project […]

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Accountability for civilians in conflict zones

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island September 5, 2017, 8:28 pm Civilians, in conflict zones, have two choices. One is to leave the conflict zone and seek refuge in transit refugee camps, set up within the country, in which the conflict is taking place, or seek the safety of transit camps, in other countries, despite the […]

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Regional Development Minister Field Sarath Fonseka’s attack on General Jagath Jayasuriya: Dinesh to seek clarification from Marapana

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Courtesy The Island Joint Opposition leader Dinesh Gunawardena will raise the LTTE backed Tamil Diaspora move against General Jagath Jayasuriya following Regional Development Minister Field Sarath Fonseka alleging that the wartime Security Forces Commander, Vanni had committed crimes and he continued violations of human rights after becoming the Commander of the Army in July 2009. […]

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Sri Lanka defends diplomat facing warcrimes charges

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Mail on Line A human rights group has filed two cases against retired general Jagath Jayasuriya (C) over his role as a senior army officer during and after the island’s long ethnic war Sri Lanka’s president Sunday defended his ambassador to Latin America who faces war crimes allegations over his role as a senior army […]

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I didn’t know what was happening on the war front – Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan Courtesy  Ceylon Today Tall and well-built, retired Army General, Jagath Jayasuriya, who was posted in Brazil as the Sri Lankan Ambassador, is back in town with mounted allegations against him related to his posts as a military man and an ambassador. He said that although he was the Vanni Commander, he was […]

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Jagath Jayasuriya joins the Sonia – Modi club

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island September 2, 2017, 7:37 pm Former Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya completed his stint as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Brazil and arrived in Sri Lanka last week. It would appear that just as he was leaving Brazil, some international human rights groups had filed war crimes lawsuits against him in Brazil and […]

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Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief ready to testify against successor

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mail (UK) A human rights group this week filed two cases against General Jagath Jayasuriya in Colombia and Brazil, who until recently was Sri Lanka’s ambassador in several South American countries Sri Lanka’s former army chief on Friday accused his successor of committing crimes against suspects during the island’s civil war and […]

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Lanka allays Indian fears on Hambantota port

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Courtesy  Gulf Times Sri Lanka has played down India’s concerns regarding Hambantota port, with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe saying Colombo won’t enter into a military alliance with any country or make its bases available to foreign countries. Sri Lanka signed a $1.1bn deal with China in July to lease the Hambantota port to Beijing. A […]

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Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka released me from military ops: Jayasuriya

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Brazil, General (Retd.) Jagath Jayasuriya yesterday rejected the war crimes allegations levelled against him and said the then Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka in a written document had exempted him from responsibilities of all military operations. Speaking exclusively to Daily Mirror he said: After all, […]

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Fonseka to testify against Jayasuriya Threat of international war crimes probe

Friday, September 1st, 2017

By Upali de Saram and Norman Palihawadane Courtesy The Island September 1, 2017, 11:04 pm Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka yesterday said he was ready to give evidence against his successor in the army, General Jagath Jayasuriya if the latter was tried for war crimes. Field Marshal Fonseka said he had received information that […]

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Sri Lankan Navy arrests eight Tamil Nadu fishermen

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Courtesy  The New Indian Express RAMESWARAM: Eight fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested and their two boats seized by the Sri Lankan Navy in separate incidents today for allegedly fishing in the island nation’s territorial waters, fisheries department officials said. Four fishermen each from Rameswaram and nearby Mandapam were arrested when they were allegedly fishing […]

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Police recover posters by ‘LTTE intelligence unit’

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Police have recovered several posters alleged to have been left behind by an organized group identifying itself as an intelligence unit of the LTTE in Vavuniya. According to reports these posters were found on Tuesday on the roadside close to Kurumankadu and the TELO party office in Vavuniya. The posters […]

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South America rights groups file war crimes suits against former Sri Lanka army general

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Courtesy JURIST [JURIST] Human rights groups on Monday filed suits against Jagath Jayasuriya, a former Sri Lanka army general, for alleged war crimes and human rights violations he committed during the 2009 civil war in Sri Lanka. The suits are based on his role as a commander in the Sri Lanka military during the final phase […]

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පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී හෙළිවූ රාජ් රාජරත්නම් කවුද?

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින දෙවියකුගේ වෙස්‌ගත් කොටි යක්‍ෂයා පසුගිය 12 වැනිදා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී රාජ් රාජරත්නම් නමැත්තකු ගැන ප්‍රකාශයට පත්විය. රාජරත්නම් ළඟ සේවය කළ ඉන්ද්‍රජිත් කුමාරස්‌වාමි අද මහ බැංකුවේ අධිපති ලෙස ක්‍රියාකරන බවද පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී හෙළිදරව් කෙරුණි. එහෙත් කවුද මේ රාජ් රාජරත්නම්? ව්‍යාපාරිකයෙක්‌ද, එසේත් නැත්නම් අහිංසකයෙක්‌ද, එසේ නොවේ නම් තක්‌කඩියෙක්‌ද යන්න මෙරට ජනතාව නොදනී. අද අපි හෙළිදරව් කරන්නේ රාජ් […]

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WRONG PERCEPTION OF SINHALA BUDDHIST IMPERIALISM

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Ranjith Soysa  To:US Secretary of State. <secretary@state.gov>, US Embassy Sri Lanka <colomboacs@state.gov> Dear Sirs According to Tamil Guardian of 17 Aug 2017, US State Dept International Religious Freedom report for 2015 has reported that the Buddha statues inNorth and East of Sri Lanka creates the perception of  Sinhala Buddhist imperialism! The above conclusion is not […]

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පොලිස්පති පොලිස් නිලධාරියෙකුට වදහිංසා කිරීමේ සිද්ධිය හා පොලිස් සේවයේ කීර්තිනාමය

Friday, August 18th, 2017

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission නයෙක් කෑවොත් කළ හැකි වෙදකමක් නැතැයි” සමහරුන් කියන්නා සේ පොලිස්පතිවරයා පොලිස් නිලධාරියෙකු වදහිංසනයට ලක්කල විට එයට ද ලංකාවේ නීතිය කරින යාත්මක වන ආකාරයට අනුව කල හැකි දෙයක් නැතුවා සේ පෙනේ. එය නීතියේ ඇති අඩුපාඩුවක් නිසා නොව ලංකාවේ නීතිය කරිය යාත්මක වන ආකාරයේ ඇති බරපතල පැහැරහැරීම් හා මගහැරීම් නිසාය. […]

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war crimes probe: Constitution won’t permit foreign judges, says FM Marapana

Friday, August 18th, 2017

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island August 18, 2017, 11:12 pm Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana, PC, yesterday said foreign judges couldn’t be accommodated in domestic judicial mechanisms in accordance with the Constitution. He said so when The Island asked him whether he, would as a former Attorney General, in addition to his newest responsibilities look into […]

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Sri Lanka police chief slammed over meditation rage video

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

dailymail.co.uk Sri Lanka police chief Pujith Jayasundara, who has claimed prayer and Buddhist rituals helped elevate him to the top police job, raised eyebrows in February when he made daily meditation mandatory for the 85,000 officers and staff under his command A video showing Sri Lanka’s top police officer angrily assaulting an employee who refused […]

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Insurgencies: the song remains the same Why Ranil is wrong about ‘terrorism’

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

BY Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy Ceylon Today War is thus more than a mere chameleon, because it changes its nature to some extent in each concrete case. It is also, however, when it is regarded as a whole and in relation to the tendencies that dominate within it, a fascinating trinity (wunderliche Dreifaltigkeit). – Carl von Clausewitz […]

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Video circulating on social media shows IGP manhandling Police HQ staff

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Kurulu Koojana Kariyakarawana Courtesy The Daily Mirror A video posted by a popular ‘gossip’ website Lanka e News (LEN) today was circulating on social media showing Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara manhandling two minor staffers of the Police Headquarters, who claimed to have disobeyed departmental rules of performing the morning meditation. Although the video has been posted […]

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මෙන්න ඇත්ත… ස්‌විස්‌ ඩයස්‌පෝරාවේ යාපනය මෙහෙයුම

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින “උතුරේ සිදුවීම් වලට ප්‍රධාන හේතුව විදේශ මුදල් උතුරට ගලාඒමයි” – උතුරු මහ ඇමැති සී. විග්නේස්‌වරන්  උතුරේ ආවා කල්ලිය මෙහෙයවන්නේ ස්‌විස්‌ සන්නා බව හෙලිවේ  අපේ ‘මුදල් පෙට්‌ටි වලට ප්‍රෑන්ක්‌ 50 සිට 200 දක්‌වා ලැබෙනවා    – ස්‌විස්‌ නව කොටි නායක රගුපති හෙලිකරයි 2009 මැයි මස කොටි පරාජය වූවත් කොටි ඩයස්‌පෝරාව පරාජය වූයේ නැත. […]

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