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මෙන්න ඇත්ත! – ස්‌විස්‌ කොටි බළකොටුව දෙදරයි

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින ඩොලර් මිලියන 15ක්‌ අවි මිලයට ගැනීමට ලබාදුන් ස්‌විස්‌ කොටි නායක රගුපති ඇතුළු 13කට නඩු ස්‌විස්‌ටර්ලන්තය තුළ කොටි සංවිධානය තහනම් නැත. මේ නිසා ස්‌විස්‌ කෝකියකු වූ රගුපති නමැත්තා ස්‌විස්‌ටර්ලන්තයේ කොටි ශාඛාවේ ප්‍රධානියා ලෙස ක්‍රියාකරයි. ස්‌විස්‌ කොටි ක්‍රියාකාරීන් ජීනිවා සුරිච් බාසල් ලුසොන් – වින්ටතුර් ඇතුළු ප්‍රදේශ රැසක අරමුදල් එකතු කරද්දී ස්‌විස්‌ පොලිසිය නිහඬව සිටියේය. […]

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පොලිසිය කතා ගොතයි හිටපු කොටියා ඇත්ත කියයි

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

මනෝඡ් අබයදීර  උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින මාස දහයකට ආසන්න කාලයක්‌ නිරපාරදේ රිමාන්ඩ් ගත කර සිටි කොමදෝරු ඩී. පී. කේ. දසනායකට සහ කමාන්ඩර් සුමිත් රණසිංහ ඇතුලු නාවික හමුදා විරුවන්ට පසුගියදා ඇප ලැබුණි. යහපාලනයේ ඊලාම්ගැති ප්‍රතිපත්තිය රට ඉදිරියේ තබමින් නාවික හමුදාවේ වීර පිරිස මාස දහයක්‌ පුරා හරිහමන් හේතුවක්‌ නොමැතිව රිමාන්ඩ්ගත වී සිටියේය.     දෙසැම්බර් 4 වෙනිදා සිට 14 වෙනිදා […]

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What does risk management have to do with Sri Lankan families?

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

BY RALPH VAN DOORN     http://blogs.worldbank.org Imagine there is a small fire in your house: someone forgot to put out a cigarette stub and accidentally set your rubbish bin on fire. You will need just one bucket of water to put it out. But up the ante, and it is no longer possible for an individual to handle […]

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නාවික විරුවන් හිරේ දැම්මේ සාක්‍ෂි හදලද?

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

සමන් ගමගේ  උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින විඡේකාන්තන් හිටපු එල්ටීටීඊ සමාජිකයෙකි. කොටි සාමාජිකයකුව සිටියදී වන්නි මානුෂීය මෙහෙයුම අවසන් අදියරට ළඟා වන තෙක්‌ම හේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ආරක්‍ෂක හමුදාවන්ට එරෙහිව හේ සටන් කළේය. දැන් ඇතැමුන්ට බරපතළ ගැටලුවක්‌ මතුවනවා විය හැකිය. ඒ “දිවයින රණවිරු” පිටුවේ කොටි ත්‍රස්‌තවාදියකු ගැන කතා කරන්නේ ඇයිදැයි ලෙසිනි. එහෙත් විඡේකාන්තන් යනු මුලදී එල්ටීටීඊ සාමාජිකයකුව සිටියද පසුව නාවික […]

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Abduction of 11 youth: Witness says CID changed statement

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Yoshitha Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror When the case where former navy spokesman D.K.P. Dissanayake was an accused was taken up for hearing before the Fort Magistrate Court, a key witness the CID had changed several parts of his initial statement and requested that he be allowed to made a personal statement in Court. Mr. Dissanayake […]

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Myanmar bars UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia New York, December 20 (Reuter): Yanghee Lee, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights, has been denied permission to visit Myanmar. had been due to visit in January to assess human rights across Myanmar, including abuses against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State. But Myanmar had told her she was no longer welcome, she said, […]

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The Sri Lanka Armed Forces Are Innocent Of All Bogus Charges Pertaining To The War, Therefore Sri Lanka Should Categorically Reject All Secret Defence Reports Of The US, UK Imperialists Containing Totally Bogus Charges Against The Sri Lankan Armed Forces

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Chairman, Sri Lankan Solidarity Movement Our organisation, The Sri Lankan Solidarity Movement, is extremely alarmed by attempts even by sections of the Sri Lankan media and even patriotic organisations urging the Sri Lankan Government to accept secret defence reports written by our adversaries, the US, UK imperialists, which accuse our Sri Lankan Armed Forces of […]

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Letters sent to UN Resident Rep on two officers’ behalf Alleged navy involvement in 11 abductions

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando  Courtesy The Island Chandrika Dassanayake, wife of Commodore D. K. P. Dassanayake, who has been remanded since July over his alleged involvement in eleven wartime disappearances, yesterday told The Island that she had handed over letters on behalf of her husband as well as Commander Sumith Ranasinghe, to UN Resident Representative in […]

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UN urges urgent reforms to end arbitrary detention in Lanka

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Courtesy  Gulf Times The United Nations yesterday urged the Sri Lankan government to urgently implement reforms to end war-time arbitrary detention and strengthen independent monitoring of tough legislation. Sri Lanka has used the 1979 Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) to pursue a tough line to prevent aiding and abetting terrorism in the island nation’s long […]

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UN asks for Reform of Excesive use of Preventive Prison in Sri Lanka

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Prensa Latina Colombo, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, visiting Sri Lanka, today requested reforms to address the excessive use of pretrial detention and update the current legal framework. The delegation of that international organization declared in a statement that it visited prisons, police stations, institutions for minors, migrants and […]

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UN rights experts urge Sri Lanka to urgently end arbitrary detention

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Courtesy Adaderana The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has identified significant challenges to the enjoyment of the right to personal liberty in Sri Lanka, resulting in arbitrary detention across the country. The experts recognize positive initiatives, including engagement with UN human rights mechanisms, as well as the recent accession to the Optional Protocol to […]

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RAPE OF FOREIGN TOURISTS IN INDIA

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

ALI SUKHANVER ‘A foreign tourist is someone traveling abroad for at least twenty-four hours’, defined the League of Nations in 1936. The United Nations did a little amendment in the definition in 1945 by extending the maximum stay to six months. However, be it a stay for twenty four hours or for six months, every […]

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360 with Nissanka Senadhipathi ( 27-11-2017 )

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Avant Guard – How it was destroyed by Yahapalanaya Must listen

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Truly tragic story How a celebrated officer ended up at Welikada

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island December 12, 2017, 8:25 pm Sri Lanka Navy celebrated its 67th anniversary last Friday (Dec 9) with Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe at the helm. Ranasinghe succeeded Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah last October amidst simmering controversy over Sri Lanka’s decision to acquire a frigate from Russia, nine years after the successful […]

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UN urged to visit SLN officers held at Welikada Detection of suspects-Weerasekera alleged that the government had been harassing some selected military personnel in a bid to appease the UN

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Courtesy The Island Former Navy Chief of Staff Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera yesterday told The Island that a three-member UN delegation now on a visit here should visit military personnel, including Commodore D. K. P. Dassanayake and Commander Sumith Ranasinghe remanded at the maximum security Welikada Prison over their alleged involvement in wartime abductions. Weerasekera […]

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Security Sector reforms in Sri Lanka Reduction of troops and rural economy

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy Ceylon Today Ever since the end of the civil war in 2009, there has been a debate on the need for security sector reforms in Sri Lanka. With the defeat of the Rajapaksa administration and with the United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) promising such reforms, the debate has rekindled. The […]

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Lord Naseby responds to British High Commission, Colombo; sends wartime dispatches to UN

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Courtesy The Island December 11, 2017, 10:37 pm Lord Naseby has expressed disappointment over the British High Commission, in Colombo, callously dismissing wartime dispatches from its own Defence Attache, Colonel Anton Gash. Apropos a response from the British High Commission in Colombo to a query raised by the The Island, in its Dec 5, 2017 […]

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IGP vs Minister

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island December 8, 2017, 9:56 pm Never do government politicians who find themselves up the creek without a paddle scruple to scapegoat the police to save their own skin. They defend only their khaki-clad, blue-eyed boys who get into trouble by carrying out their illegal orders. Stooges in uniform stick their necks out […]

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How come UK rejects its own Defence Attache’s assessment on Vanni war death toll,-asks Dinesh

Friday, December 8th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island December 8, 2017, 10:34 pm Leader of the Joint Opposition parliamentary group Dinesh Gunawardena, MP, has questioned the rationale behind the British government’s rejection of its own Colombo-based wartime Defence Attaché Lt. Colonel Anton Gash’s confidential reports sent to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Gash’s cables originating from Colombo […]

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Accusers, co-sponsor struggling to cope up with Naseby revelations

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island December 5, 2017, 8:46 pm Five years after the release of the Report of the Secretary General’s Panel of Experts (PoE) on Accountability in Sri Lanka, in March 2011, South African Yasmin Sooka, a member of that questionable outfit, proudly claimed to possess unhindered access to those who had fled […]

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‘Sivaram’s killers will be brought to justice’

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

The speech of Information and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera on the demise of the late journalist Sivaram Dharmaratnam, made on the occasion of Adjournment Debate on May 06, 2005. (Courtesy The Daily News) Honourable Mr. Speaker, We strongly believe that the people’s right of access to information, free from any hindrance, must be secured by any Government. […]

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Lankan Court Rejects Plea Seeking Arrest Of LTTE Leader Accused In Rajiv Gandhi Murder Case

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Courtesy NDTV A three-member bench of the Court of Appeal yesterday dismissed the petition filed by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Information Secretary and parliamentarian Vijith Herath, seeking the arrest of the LTTE leader, saying there was no basis to proceed with the application.Lankan Court Rejects Plea Seeking Arrest Of LTTE Leader Accused In Rajiv Gandhi […]

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Reach consensus on joint effort to counter Geneva project Global Sri Lanka Forum team meets Lord Naseby

Friday, December 1st, 2017

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island December 1, 2017, 11:07 pm The Global Sri Lanka Forum (GSLF) has been assured by Lord Naseby of his continued support for its efforts to counter unsubstantiated war crimes allegations against the armed forces as well as the previous political leadership. The assurance was given when a GSLF delegation met […]

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සෝමාලියා කොල්ලකරුවන් මැඩලා ලොවක් හෙල්ලූ ලාංකිකයා දෙරණේ.. හිගාකන ලංකාවට ඩොලර් වැස්සක් වස්සන හැටි කියයි.. රාජිතට-චම්පිකට එලිපිට අභියෝග..

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

 lanka C news ගත වූ කාලයේදී මෙරට මහත් ආන්දෝලනයකට ලක් වූ ඇවන්ගාඩ් මුහුදු ආරක්‍ෂණ සේවයේ සභාපති නිශ්ශංක සේනාධිපති මහතා ඊයේ පැවති දෙරණ 360 වැඩසටහන සදහා සහභාගී විය.ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවට ඉතා විශාල වශයෙන් විදේශ විනිමය ගෙන දුන් සහ විශ්‍රාමික රණවිරුවන්ට රැකියා හයදහසක් පමණ සැපයූ අති සාර්ථක ව්‍යාපාරයක් වූ ඇවන්ගාඩ් මුහුදු ආරක්‍ෂන සේවය වත්මන් රාජය බලයට පැමිණි පසු […]

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Sri Lanka, terrorism & UN

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

By Sanja De Silva Jayatilleka Courtesy The Island “The [Security] Council reiterated that “any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed,” reaffirming the need for all States to combat, by all means, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.” (‘Four peacekeepers killed in […]

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Defending Gotabhaya The deadly ignorance of the Sinhala alt-right — II

Monday, November 27th, 2017

By Dr. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The Island November 27, 2017, 8:34 pm “May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.”—Voltaire Gotabhaya is perhaps the most able person in public life today; one capable of replicating in Sri Lanka, a Mahathirian Malaysia. I have worked with President Premadasa and not only […]

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පොලිස්පති ගැන පොලිස් ලොක්කන් මතුකළ කාරණා සලකා බලයි

Monday, November 27th, 2017

තරිඳු ජයවර්ධන උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප පොලිස්පතිවරයායේ ක්‍රියාකලාපය සම්බන්ධයෙන් ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ නියෝජ්‍ය පොලිස්පතිවරුන් ඉදිරිපත් කළ කාරණා  පොලිස් කොමිෂන් සභාව ඊළඟට රැස්වන දිනයේ සාකච්ඡා කරීමට නියමිත බව එම කොමිසමේ ප්‍රකාශකයෙක් පැවසීය.   ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ නියෝජ්‍ය පොලිස්පතිවරුන්ගේ සාකච්ඡාවක් පසුගිය සිකුරාදා පොලිස් කොමිෂන් සභාවේදී පැවැති අතර එහි දී ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ නියෝජ්‍ය පොලිස්පතිවරුන් මතුකර තිබුණේ පරිපාලනය සම්බන්ධ ඇතැම් වගකීම් පොලිස්පතිට නොපවරා කොමිසම මගින් සිදු කරන […]

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Drop resolution on Lanka, Govt told Death toll inaccurate says JO

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

By Ravi Ladduwahetty Courtesy Ceylon Today The Joint Opposition (JO) will press the Government this week to withdraw or annul the Resolution that it jointly signed and co-sponsored with the United States on Sri Lanka. “We will press the Government to withdraw the Resolution as it is based on the war crime charges where the numbers […]

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Final phase of SL’s war against LTTE Lord Naseby’s statement handy Will be utilized in appropriate forum

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

By Methmalie Dissanayake Courtesy Ceylon Today Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Assignments Tilak Marapana yesterday (25) said that the Government would use Lord Naseby’s statement, regarding the final phase of Sri Lanka’s war against the LTTE, in an appropriate forum. Marapana made this remark prior to the debate on Heads of Expenditure of Foreign Affairs […]

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Sri Lanka re-commits to accountability mechanism with special counsel

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

By SANJA DE SILVA JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The Island Following Sri Lanka’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) held at the Human Rights Councils in Geneva on the 15th of November 2017, and the adoption of its Report on the 24th, a draft outcome document called “Draft report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review”, which includes recommendations […]

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