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හමුදාව උතුරු නැඟෙනහිර ඉන්නම ඕනෑ-කරුණා අම්මාන්

Monday, February 20th, 2017

තාරක වික්‍රමසේකර උපුටා ගැන්ම සිළුමිණ Sunday, 19 February 2017 පසුගිය සතියේ දේශපාලන ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ වැඩි වශයෙන් කතා බහට ලක් වූ චරිතයක් වූයේ නැවත පදිංචි කිරීම් පිළිබඳ හිටපු නියෝජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය විනයාගමූර්ති මුරලිදරන් හෙවත් කරුණා අම්මාන් ය. දෙමළ ජනතාව වෙනුවෙන් නව දේශපාලන පක්ෂයක් පිහිටුවීම නිසා දේශපාලන ක්ෂේත්‍රයේද ඔහු සම්බන්ධව විවිධ කතා බහ ඇති විය. ඔහුගේ නව දේශපාලන පක්ෂය හා […]

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මුහුද දෙබෑ කෙරුව.. අහස පොළොව සිම්ඹ… රටට සෙනෙහේ පිදුව.. ලෙයින් මසින් සැදුණ.. ඔවුහු තැවෙති අද මහමඟ…

Monday, February 20th, 2017

 සමන් ගමගේ උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින පෙනෙන්නට ඇති පරිදි නම් යහපාලනයට දැන් ලැඡ්ජාවක්‌ බයක්‌ ඇත්තේම නැති සේය. රටේ නීතිය, සමාජ සාධාරණය සහ යුක්‌තිය අතුරුදන්ව ගොසිනි. යුතුකම්, වගකීම් සහ ජනතාවාදී විය යුතු රාජ්‍ය සේවය ඇත්තේ සක්‌වල ගලින් එපිටය. මේ හමුවේ අනේ කාලේ වනේ වාසේ කියනු හැර වෙන කියන්නට දෙයක්‌ නම් අපට ඉතිරිව නැත. “රටට සෙනෙහෙ පුදන.. ලෙයින් මසින් […]

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CID’s Nelsonian eye

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Editorial The Island February 19, 2017, 9:28 pm The CID has woken up like Rip Van Winkle. It has arrested three military intelligence personnel including a major over the abduction of the then Associate Editor of The Nation newspaper, Keith Noyahr, way back in May 2008. The suspects have been remanded. We have been urging […]

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සරත් වීරසේකර ජීනිවා යයි

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

කීර්ති වර්ණකුලසුරිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින කොටි සංවිධානය සිදු කළ යුධ අපරාධ 340 කට අදාළ තොරතුරු ජිනීවාහි සිටින එක්‌සත් ජාතීන්ගේ ඇමරිකානු නව තානාපතිනි නිකී හේලි සහ මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සිලය හමුවේ ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට හිටපු නාවික හමුදා මාණ්‌ඩලික ප්‍රධානී රියර් අද්මිරාල් සරත් වීරසේකර මහතා ජිනීවා බලා යනු ඇත. ඔහුට මෙරට ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ නීතිවේදීන් දෙදෙනකුද සම්බන්ධ වේ. ජිනීවා මානව හිමිකම් සමුළුව […]

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CBK’s remarks on ‘war widows’ irk military

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

BY GAGANI WEERAKOON President Maithripala Sirisena instructed officials to provide an allowance of Rs 10,000 per month for all farmers who are affected by the prevailing dry weather and also instructed relevant authorities to appoint a committee comprising District Secretaries, Grama Niladharis and Samurdhi Officials to collect comprehensive information on affected families. After getting the […]

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Army refutes allegations of sexual exploitation

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Courtesy Adaderana February 19, 2017  12:05 am Sri Lanka Army (SLA) today denied the allegations made by former President Chandrika Kumaratunga that the country’s Tamil war widows continue to face widespread sexual exploitation by members of the armed forces. “The Army Headquarters has noted with dismay a recent statement, alleged to have been made by the […]

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Was U.S. for or against the LTTE?

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Ruwan De Silva. Courtesy The Island February 16, 2017, 9:47 pm A news headline in a morning daily under the caption “Ex Navy Chief Highlights US Role against LTTE” intrigued me, because U.S. Ambassador Blake’s every public announcement throughout his eventful diplomatic assignment in Colombo, at this country’s worst time of long internal insurrection against successive […]

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“JRJ wanted Jaffna burnt to the ground”says declassified CIA document

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

BY S VENKAT NARAYAN Our Special Correspondent NEW DELHI, February 11: Months before then Sri Lankan President Junius Richard Jayewardene signed a controversial agreement with then Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in July 1987 in Colombo to disarm the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), he had ordered his own troops twice to take Jaffna […]

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Sri Lanka to seek additional time to investigate war crimes

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Courtesy jurist.org The Sri Lankan [official website] Foreign Minster [official website] said Wednesday that the country will petition the UN for more time to investigate the allegations of war crimes occurring during the country’s 26-year-long civil war [BBC country profile]. Sri Lanka promised the UN in 2015 to investigate the estimated 65,000 missing peoples from […]

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I was forced into a deal with India, Jayewardene told U.S. envoy

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Amit Baruah Courtesy The Hindu  Former Sri Lanka President claimed his troops refused to take Jaffna, reveal declassified papers Sri Lanka was forced into making a deal with India as its own armed forces had twice refused to “take Jaffna”, then President J.R. Jayewardene has been quoted as saying in a declassified document, nearly 30 years […]

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Will Norway handover diaspora Tiger leader “Nediyavan” to Sri Lanka?

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

By D. B. S. Jeyaraj Courtesy The Daily Mirror “What was your first military operation”? was a question posed to Veluppillai Prabhakaran in a media interview many years ago. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader replied “ Alfred Durayappah”. Prabhakaran was of course referring to the popular former Mayor and ex-MP Alfred Thangarajah Durayappah […]

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Police trapped Veerappan using his businessman contact who had secret links with Sri Lanka-based Tamil radicals

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Arun Ram| TNN Courtesy The Times of India CHENNAI: An influential businessman who had secret links with Sri Lanka-based Tamil radicals was helping forest brigand Veerappan with information and, probably, arms. What’s more, the same man, when threatened with exposure over his Lankan links, helped the Special Task Force trap and gun down the bandit 12 […]

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Attempt on lawmaker’s life Norway mum

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The Norwegian embassy refrained from responding to serious accusations that a Norwegian or Norwegians of Sri Lankan origin had been involved in an alleged assassination attempt on Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran in January, this year. Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has alleged that […]

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GL wants to know why terrorists not charged under PTA EU won’t comment on Sumanthiran assassination bid

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island February 1, 2017, 9:58 pm Alleging that five former LTTE cadres arrested in connection with an alleged attempt to assassinate TNA lawmaker M.A. Sumanthiran had been produced before the Kilinochchi Magistrate and District judge and remanded till Feb 13 on a charge of possessing explosives and narcotics instead of under […]

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Rajapaksa accuses Sirisena govt of dropping guard on LTTE

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Courtesy The Hindu Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has accused the Sri Lankan government of dropping its guard on the LTTE by scaling down intelligence operations in the island’s Tamil-majority north and east. Commenting on the recent arrest of four ex-LTTE members, for allegedly plotting to assassinate Tamil legislator M.A. Sumanthiran, the two-time President said: “They […]

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International laws in armed conflict Part II

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island January 27, 2017, 9:21 pm POST-CONFLICT APPLICATION of IHRL and IHL The position originally adopted by some participating in the e-mail exchange was that IHRL and IHL concurrently apply in Armed Conflict. Since then they have conceded that the Law applicable to Armed Conflict of a non-International nature is IHL […]

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Overseas LTTE-backed plot to assassinate TNA MP Sumanthiran in Jaffna revealed

Friday, January 27th, 2017

By D. B. S. Jeyaraj Courtesy The Daily Mirror “Nallavan” (not his real name) is a Tamil youth living in a Northern village. He was a former member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) organization who had surrendered to the armed forces in May 2009. He was incarcerated for a period of time and […]

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INTERNATIONAL LAWS in ARMED CONFLICT

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island January 26, 2017, 9:47 pm During the course of an e-mail exchange, the question as to which Laws should guide issues relating to Sri Lanka’s Armed Conflict became a contentious topic. The opinion of some was that International Human Rights Laws (IHRL) and International Humanitarian Laws (IHL) should operate concurrently […]

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Sri Lanka has window of opportunity to renegotiate UN resolution – Dayan Jayatilleka

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Courtesy Adaderana The views of US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May on matters of national security offer a “window of opportunity” to the Sri Lankan government to re-negotiate the September 2015 UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution on it, says Dr.Dayan Jayatilleka, former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the UN in Geneva […]

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Rajiv Gandhi’s Sri Lanka intervention helped win Haryana Election back in 1987?

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

By Yatish Yadav  |  Express News Service  | Courtesy The New Indian Express NEW DELHI: ‘Insider Knowledge’ can be roughly defined as real-time intelligence that shapes the events and gives us a peep into situation room to highlight why decisions were made by then government. But, blunders will be too many and difficult to count if the ‘insider knowledge’ […]

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රණවිරුවාට ජීවය දුන් භික්‍ෂුව අධිකරණයට ගෙනයැම

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

සමන් ගමගේ උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින ඉතිහාසයේ සිටම මේ රටට විනයක්‌ වූ කල්හි ඊට එරෙහිව බලමුළු ගොඩනගමින් පෙරට ගියේ අපේ මහ සඟරුවනය. එදා වීර පුරන්අප්පුලා, ගොංගාලේගොඩ බණ්‌ඩලා සේම වීර කැප්පෙටිපොළ ලා වැනි වීරයන් සුදු අධිරාජ්‍යවාදයට එරෙහි දිවි කැපකරමින් සටන් වැදුනේද මහා සංඝරත්නයේ ආශීර්වාදය සමඟය. දුර ඈත ඉතිහාසයේ සිටම මේ රටත්, රට බේරාගත් රණවිරුවනුත් වෙනුවෙන් සෑම තැනකදීම පෙරට […]

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Federal Court upholds deportation of Tamil Tigers fundraiser who has fought to stay in Canada for 22 years

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Stewart Bell | January 16, 2017 5:22 PM ET  Courtesy National Post TORONTO — An alleged fundraiser for Tamil rebels who has been fighting deportation from Canada for more than two decades has lost a key court battle after a federal judge dismissed his appeal. The Federal Court upheld the deportation of Manickavasagam Suresh on the […]

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සෙනසුරු වක‍්‍ර උණා.. ජනපතිගේ මරණය මාස දහයකින් කල් දැම්මා.. (Pospond) – විජිත් රෝහණ විජේමුනි [Video]

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

ලංකා සී නිවුස් මෙම ජනවාරි 26 වන දිනට පෙර ජනාධිපති මෛත‍්‍රිපාල සිරිසෙන් මහතා මිය යන බව තමන් කලින් කිවුවද සෙනසුරු වක‍්‍ර වී ඇති නිසා එම මරණය ඔක්තොම්බර් 26 වන දින දක්වා කල් යන බව ප‍්‍රවීණ ජ්‍යෙතිර්වේදී විජිත් රෝහණ විජේමුණි මහතා පවසයි. සිය ෆේස්බුක් ගිණුම ඔස්සේ සටහනක් තබමින් ඔහු මේ බව සදහන් කරයි.

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Towards a police state?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Editorial The Island January 16, 2017, 7:51 pm The Rajapaksa government stood accused of militarising society. Intoxicated with power it went so far as to order a military crackdown on a civilian protest against the contamination of groundwater by a factory in Rathupaswala in 2013. It looks as if the yahapalana administration, which came to […]

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Ven. Ratana: Govt. has reneged on its promises Hambantoa deal has irked India

Monday, January 16th, 2017

By Harischandra Gunaratna Courtesy The Island National list MP and Head of Pivithuru Hetak Organisation Ven. Athulraliye Ratana Thera yesterday admitted that the government had not fulfilled its pre-election promises and what the masses should do was not to topple the government, but to make it fulfil its pledges. “Today, I am an independent MP striving […]

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යුද හමුදාවට දඬුවම් කිරීමේ සංහිඳියා බළකායේ භයානක නිර්දේශ

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

කීර්ති වර්ණකුලසූරිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින ජිනීවා මානව හිමිකම් සමුළුවේ 34 වැනි සැසිවාරය මේ වසරේ මාර්තු මස ආරම්භ වේ. මෙහිදී ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට එරෙහිව 2015 ඔක්‌තෝබර් 1 දා සම්මත වූ ජිනීවා යෝජනාව පිළිබඳ ව රජය කටයුතු කර තිබේද යන්න ගැන විමර්ශනය කෙරෙනු ඇත. ජිනීවා මානව හිමිකම් සමුළුව ආරම්භ වීමට මාස 2 ක්‌ තිබියදී රජයේ සංහිඳියා කාර්ය සාධක බළකාය […]

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ජනපතිට රණවිරුවන්ගෙන් ලිපියක්‌

Friday, January 6th, 2017

රියර් අද්මිරාල්  සරත් වීරසේකර නව ව්‍යවස්‌ථාවක්‌ ගෙන ඒමට පිඹුරුපත් සැකසෙමින් තිබෙන තීරණාත්මක අවස්‌ථාවක රණවිරුවන් වශයෙන් ඉතා වැදගත් යෑයි සිතෙන කරුණු කිහිපයක්‌ ඔබතුමාගේ අවධානයට යොමු කිරීමට සිතුවෙමු. රණවිරුවා යන ගෞරවනීය නාමය ලැබුණේ ත්‍රස්‌තවාදයට එරෙහි යුද්ධය විජයග්‍රහණය කොට සමස්‌ත ශ්‍රී ලංකා වාසී ජනතාවට බියෙන් සැකෙන් තොරව ජීවත් වීමේ නිදහස ලබාදුන් බැවිනි. ඒ වෙනුවෙන් රණවිරුවන් විසිදහසක්‌ (20000) දිවි […]

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Justice hurried,justice buried

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island January 5, 2017, 9:30 pm The Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government has, in its wisdom, decided to set up a special tribunal to handle bribery and corruption cases as we reported yesterday. Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne has said once it is established, hey presto, the current investigation process which he considers slow will get a […]

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LTTE and their own agenda

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Kanthar Balanathan Please read the contents of this essay, which gives a sequential list of how SL wasted public funds in the name of peace talks. All of them failed. Government of SL should have taken appropriate steps to either get through an appropriate constitution or shut up and tell the Tamils to put up […]

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‘War crimes’ probe mechanism: Task force calls for full foreign participation ‘All perpetrators of atrocities including Indian Army accountable for their actions’

Friday, January 6th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island January 5, 2017, 9:54 pm The Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms (CTFRM), headed by attorney-at-law Manouri Muttetuwegama, has called for full participation of foreign judges and other personnel including defence lawyers, prosecutors and investigators in transitional justice mechanism to address accountability issues. The eleven-member committee stressed that foreign participation […]

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