Author Archive for Security

Black July and Guilt Complex of Imbecile Sinhalese

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

By Anil Perera Thirty four years ago, some criminal elements among Sinhalese carried out indiscriminate attacks on Tamils after some Sinhalese soldiers were killed by the LTTE in Jaffna. Majority of Sinhalese condemned this dastardly act and protected their Tamil neighbours. There was never a recurrence of such madness in the last thirty four years, […]

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The bill on enforced disappearances

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island July 24, 2017, 8:22 pm The Bill states that it seeks “to give effect to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances.” The Convention that was ratified by Sri Lanka on May 3, 2016 came into force on June 24, 2016. The Bill neither specifies […]

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මුස්ලිම් පල්ලියට බෝම්බ ගැසු බව කියූ බොදු බලේ දෙදෙනා නිදොස් කොට නිදහස් කෙරේ.. බොරු චෝදනා කලාට පොලිසියට අධිකරණයෙන් කුණු බැණුම්..

Monday, July 24th, 2017

lanka C news මහත් ආන්දෝලනයක් ඇති කරමින් ඉකුත් මැයි මස 21 දා අලුයම කාලයේදී කුරුණෑගල මල්ලවපිටිය මුස්ලිම් පල්ලියට පෙට්‍රල් බෝම්බ ප්‍රහාරයක් එල්ල කල බවට චෝදනා කරමින් මාධ්‍ය මගින් විශාල ප්‍රචාරයක් ගෙන ගිය අතර අසාඩ් සාලි වැනි පිරිස් මුස්ලිම් ජනතාව කුලප්පු කිරීමේ නින්දිත උත්සහයක ද යෙදුණා හ. ඇති වු තත්ත්වය හමුවේ පොලිස් මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක පැවසුවේ මෙම […]

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Trouble in Jaffna

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island July 23, 2017, 8:40 pm Disturbing news comes from the North. On Friday, a group of youth set upon a navy patrol who had taken into custody some suspects and a lorry for transporting sand illegally. The attackers took away the suspects and the vehicle, leaving several naval personnel injured. Navy Commander […]

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වෛද්‍ය ශිෂ්‍ය රයන් ජයලත් පැහැරගැනීමට ආණ්ඩුව ගත් උත්සාහය බියසුල්ලන්ගේ හීන කි‍්‍රයාවක් 

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි ජාතික භික්‍ෂු පෙරමුණ පසුගිය 20 වැනි බ‍්‍රහස්පතින්දා සවස කොළඹ විද්වත් වෘත්තිකයින්ගේ සංගම් ශාලාවේ පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුව අවසන වෛද්‍ය පීඨ ශිෂ්‍ය කි‍්‍රයාකාරී කමිටුවේ කැඳවුම්කරු රයන් ජයලත් මහතා ආණ්ඩුවේ මැරයින් විසින් පැහැර ගැනීමට ගත් උත්සාහය මුළු රටම දකින ලදි. මෙය ඉතාමත් නින්දාසහගත උත්සාහයක් බැවින් රයන් ජයලත් පැහැර ගැනීමට ආණ්ඩුව ගත් උත්සාහය බියසුල්ලන්ගේ හීන කි‍්‍රයාවක් ලෙස ජාතික […]

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White Van abductions of Yahapalana

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

 Please watch how the Police of Yahapalana who tried to abduct a student using a white van was caught red handed නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනය සහ නිදහස් සෞඛ්‍ය වෙනුවෙන් සටන් කල රයන් ජයලත් … නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනය සහ නිදහස් සෞඛ්‍ය වෙනුවෙන් සටන් කල රයන් ජයලත් සහොදරයා අමානුෂික ලෙස පොලිස් මැර කල්ලියක් විසින් අත් අඩංගුවට ගැනීමට ගත් තැත වරදී. […]

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Unbelievable! President does not know who gave permission!

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have asked at today’s Cabinet meeting as to who gave permission for UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson to meet LTTE suspects in prison. Mr. Emmerson who concluded his mission in Sri Lanka accused it of using torture against people detained under the Anti-terror Act […]

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Major breakthrough in MiG deal investigation

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

By C.A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island =The Island Special Report precipitates reopening of probe in Ukraine = Key witness gives statement to Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office July 16, 2017, 8:42 pm Following The Island’s three part Special Report on ‘The Rajapaksa Govt.’s controversial MiG deal’ in mid-May this year, we reliably learn that the Ukrainian authorities […]

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Lanka sledgehammered by UN

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando July 18, 2017, Ben Emmerson, QC, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, while countering terrorism, is fully cognizant of Sri Lanka’s long and complex history of ethnic tensions and the tremendous security challenges this has generated. For almost 26 years, Sri Lanka dealt with […]

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කොසවෝ සමූල ඝාතක ‘රම්බෝ’ බේරාගත්  බෙන් එමර්සන් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට පැමිණෙයි

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

35 වැනි ජිනීවා මානව සැසිවාරය අවසන් වී ජුලි 10 වැනිදාට දින 17 කි. එහෙත් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට ගැලවීමක්‌ නැත. මානව හිමිකම් කොමසාරිස්‌ සෙයිද් රාද් හුසේන් ජුලි 10 වැනිදා මෙරටට තවත් එක්‌සත් ජාතීන්ගේ විශේෂ නියෝජිතයකු එවනු ලැබීය. ඔහු බෙන් එමර්සන් නැමැත්තෙකි. එමර්සන් යනු එක්‌සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් සහ ත්‍රස්‌තවාදය පිටුදැකීමේ ක්‍රියාවලියට සම්බන්ධ විශේෂ නියෝජිතයායි. මොහු ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට […]

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රාජපක්‌ෂ ආණ්‌ඩුවේ මිග් යානා ගනුදෙනුව

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

සී. ඒ. චන්ද්‍රප්‍රේම උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින වැඩි මුදලට ප්‍රහාරක යානා ලබාගැනීම හා ගෙවීම් හොර සමාගමකට බැර කිරීම… රාජපක්‌ෂ ආණ්‌ඩුව බලයට පැමිණි අලුත, ශ්‍රී ලංකා ගුවන් හමුදාවට තිබුණු මිග් ප්‍රහාරක යානා හතරක්‌ අලුත්වැඩියා කිරීමේදී හා තවත් මිග් – 27 ගුවන්යානා හතරක්‌ යුක්‌රේනයෙන් මිලදී ගැනීමේදී සිදුවූවා යෑයි කියන මහා වංචාවක්‌ ගැන මුලින්ම හෙළිදරව් වූයේ 2006 දී ඉංග්‍රීසි පුවත්පත් දෙකක […]

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Sri Lankan held in Bengaluru is Tamil Nadu’s most-wanted bank card fraudster

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Courtesy The Times of India BENGALURU: Sri Lankan national Divyan alias Dinesh alias Pulikesi, 30, who landed in Bengaluru police custody on Friday, happens to be Tamil Nadu’s most-wanted bank card fraudster who had been on the run for five years. The then TN governor had issued an exclusive detention order in 2012 to nab the foreign national, suspected to have swindled over Rs […]

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Invoking Nuremberg in Colombo

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

By SANJA DE SILVA JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The Island July 18, 2017, 12:00 pm “They are commitments that Sri Lanka voluntarily undertook in the light of 70 years of experience of Transitional Justice since the Nuremberg trials…”-Ben Emmerson QC, UN Special Rapporteur One of the two resolutions adopted at the 5th regular session of the UN Human […]

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Who permitted UN Rapporteur meet LTTE detainees: MS

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have asked at today’s Cabinet meeting as to who gave permission for UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson to meet LTTE suspects in prison. Mr. Emmerson who concluded his mission in Sri Lanka accused it of using torture against people detained […]

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Allegations against ex-navy spokesman are false: Gammanpila

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror Allegations against ex-navy spokesman D.K.P. Dassanayake are baseless, Pivithuru  Hela Urumaya General Secretary, Udaya Gammanpila said today. He told a news conference that Commodore Dassanayake was not involved in the abduction and disappearance of 11 youth and the statements made by Police Media Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara with regard to […]

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UN Special Rapporteur lacks calibre, diplomacy: Minister

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe yesterday alleged that several UN Special Rapporteurs who visited Sri Lanka including Rapporteur Ben Emmerson lacked calibre and diplomacy and that he would inform the President and the Premier about these Rapporteurs. When contacted by the Daily Mirror to get a comment about the Rapporteur […]

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Wimal condemns arrest of ex-Navy spokesman

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

 Kalathma Jayawardhane Courtesy The Daily Mirror      National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader and MP Wimal Weerawansa yesterday condemned the remanding of former Navy Spokesman Commodore D.K.P. Dassanayake who was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Wednesday over the alleged abduction and disappearance of several youth between 2008 and 2009. MP Weerasansa told a […]

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War Heroes or criminals?

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Courtesy The Island July 15, 2017, 12:00 pm The former Navy Spokesman Commodore D.K.P.Dassanayake was arrested last week on charges of causing the disappearance of 11 persons in 2008. Dassanayake, a highly decorated Naval officer who played a major role in the war, is the latest high ranking armed forces officer to be arrested under […]

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More on ‘clash’ between Justice Minister and UN official

Friday, July 14th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island July 14, 2017, 10:49 pm Justice Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakse, PC, had a heated argument with Ben Emmerson, QC, Special Rapporteur at the onset of a meeting over latter leveling unsubstantiated allegations at law enforcement authorities and the judiciary. Emmerson had a series of meetings over the past few days […]

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Implement Geneva resolution or face consequences – UN

Friday, July 14th, 2017

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island flays security establishment and its allies in govt  Geneva to review New Anti-Terrorism Act Alleging that ‘retrograde elements in the security establishment and their allies’ in the government were trying to undermine post-war reconciliation process, the UN yesterday warned Sri Lanka of dire consequences unless the government fully implemented Geneva […]

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Govt. lying about convention on enforced disappearances: Joint Opposition

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

 Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror The government is lying when it says that the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances would not have a retrospective effect, the joint opposition said today. Former MP G.L. Peiris told the weekly news conference that the convention would not only permit action to be taken […]

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Robert O. Blake rejects plans on rescuing Prabhakaran

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror    Former US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Robert O. Blake has said that it was a myth that he orchestrated a rescue of Tamil refugees from a northern beach to help LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabhakaran escape Sri Lankan armed forces, India Abroad news reported on Tuesday. Blake said it was also fiction […]

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Ex-LTTE leader’s wife sworn in as north Lanka minister

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Courtesy DNA The wife of a former top LTTE leader was today sworn in as a minister in Sri Lanka’s northern provincial council. Ananthi Saseetharan was appointed as the minister of rehabilitation and women’s affairs by Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran in the reshuffle of the northern council of ministers. Saseetharan’s husband Velayutham Sasitharan alias […]

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Threats to freedom of speech

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island June 29, 2017, 9:36 pm The fundamental right to “the freedom of speech and expression including publication” in Article 14. (1) (a) of Sri Lanka’s Constitution, as well as the First Amendment to The United States Constitution, and other United Nations instruments, is being seriously undermined by the spate of […]

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New anti-terror measures in West worse than PTA – Justice Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakse,

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island June 29, 2017, 10:17 pm Justice Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakse, PC, yesterday said those demanding a new lenient Counter Terrorism Law (CTL) to replace the Prevention of the Terrorist Act (PTA), however in the wake of attacks in the West had adopted stringent measures which were even tougher than the PTA. […]

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SRI LANKA: Female migrant-worker’s dead body returned from Kuwait missing body parts

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding Mrs. Munisamy Mariannan Gauri. A resident of Mutwal, she migrated to Kuwait as a domestic helper on 8 April 2017. At 6 a.m. on 9 June 2017, the wife of Gauri’s employer in Kuwait telephoned. She […]

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SRI LANKA: Mother Seeks Justice for the death of her migrant-worker daughter in Kuwait

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding Mrs. Siranji Siriyawathi Fernando. A resident of Chilaw, she migrated to Kuwait as a domestic helper in 2014. On 15 June, 2017 an official in the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau in Colombo informed Mrs. K […]

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SRI LANKA: INNOCENT MAN ARRESTED AND DETAINED FOR NOT PRODUCING ID

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding Mr. Kaluthantri Arachchilage Shanka Sanjaya Perera (24). On 17 June 2017, returning home after work, he was illegally arrested and detained by police officers attached to the Pamunugama Police Station. He was not involved in any […]

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Geneva stand contradicted in parliament – the Joint Opposition Leader Dinesh Gunawardena

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Alleging that the yahapalana government had taken contradictory positions in respect of continuing UN interventions made in accordance with 2015 and 2017 resolutions co-sponsored by Sri Lanka, the Joint Opposition Leader Dinesh Gunawardena, MP, yesterday demanded an immediate clarification from the UNP-SLFP coalition. Gunawardena accused the government of repeatedly deceiving […]

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ආණ්ඩුව සිංහලයන්ව රවටනවා.. විදෙස් විනිසුරන් ගේන්න දෙවතාවක්ම එකග වී අවසන්..- සුමන්තිරන්ගේ කටින් පනී.. [Video]

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

ලංකා සී නිවුස් මෙරටට විදේශ විනිසුරුවන් ගෙන ඒම සදහා ආණ්ඩුව දෙවත්වක්ම ජිනීවාහිදී එකග වූ බව දෙමල ජාතික සන්ධානයේ මහ ලේකම් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී එම්.ඒ. සුමන්තිරන් මහතා පවසයි. එසේ ජිනීවාහිදී පොරොන්දු වූ ආණ්ඩුව මෙරටදී සිංහල ජනතාව රවටමින් සිටින බවද ඔහු කියා සිටියේ හිරු රූපවාහිනියේ ‘සලකුණ’ වැඩසටහනට එක්වෙමිනි

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