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DEATH PENALTY WHY AND FOR WHOM

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

By Udaya P Gammanpila Courtesy Ceylon Today The debate about imposing the death penalty has bounced back.  It was triggered by President Maithripala Sirisena’s announcement that he would grant approval to hang prisoners with pending capital punishment and engaged in the drugs trade, while facing a prison term. Buddhist priests vehemently opposed imposing death penalty in […]

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British wartime dispatches not considered in preparation of UK human rights report Ex-SLN Chief of Staff flays govt inaction

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The British Government this week acknowledged that wartime dispatches from its diplomatic mission in Colombo hadn’t been considered in the preparation of its Annual Human Rights Report 2017. A British High Commission Spokesperson said that the Annual Human Rights Report published on 16 July covered incidents that took place between […]

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EU, Canada, Norway expresses concerns over possible implementation of death penalty in Sri Lanka

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 16 (newsin.asia) – The European Union, Canada and Norway, on Monday expressed concerns over the Sri Lankan government’s intention to resume implementing the death penalty after more than 40 years, a statement from the EU mission in Colombo said. The Delegation of the European Union, the missions of the EU Member […]

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Joint Opposition accuses Wildlife Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka of harbouring underworld figures

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Joint Opposition today accused Wildlife Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka of harbouring underworld figures. Addressing a news briefing, MP Padma Udhayashantha Gunasekera said two persons named Aruna Attanayake alias Police and Gihan Sandaruwan, who had links with the underworld, were seen at functions attended by Minister Fonseka. Aruna Attanayake […]

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SF rejects media report over underworld connexion

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Kalathma Jayawardhane Courtesy The Daily Mirror While rejecting media reports that some underworld figures were protected by a Senior Minister, Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka today said those reports were targeted to defame and cause inconvenience to him. Minister Fonseka told a news conference that some media reports had stated that five underworld leaders, whom the […]

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Wildlife Minister addresses accusations against him (English)

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Wildlife Minister addresses accusations against him (English)

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UK and US should withdraw human rights motion against SL – Lord Naseby

Friday, July 13th, 2018

By Charunya Rajakaruna Courtesy Adaderana Lord Naseby from the British House of Lords calls upon the United Kingdom and United States of America to withdraw their human rights violations motion against Sri Lanka. He stated this joining in a discussion on human rights violation allegations on Sri Lanka ‘At Hyde Park’ program on Ada Derana 24×7. Lord […]

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UK, US should tell UN to withdraw motion on Sri Lanka: Naseby

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror British Baron Lord Naseby said both the UK and the US were guilty of atrocities and that the two countries should inform the UN Human Rights Commission to withdraw the resolution against Sri Lanka. Lord Naseby, the President of the All Party British Sri Lanka Parliamentary Group, said this after reading the UK Parliament’s Intelligence and Security […]

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Only political action can stop govt. project to betray military personnel

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island In May this year, the government gazetted sweeping amendments to the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act, No. 25 of 2002. The original Act applied only to specified Commonwealth countries and non-Commonwealth countries which have signed the relevant agreements with Sri Lanka but the amendments now before parliament seek […]

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Vijayakala decides to resign from post

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

By Charunya Rajakaruna Courtesy Adaderana Vijayakala Maheswaran says that she has decided to resign from her post as the State Minster of Child Affairs, in the wake of her recent controversial statement regarding the LTTE. Speaking during a state event held in Jaffna on June 2, she had said that the LTTE should be resurrected for the […]

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Vijayakala’s suicide bombing, Northern Nazism, the Tamil Hitler and north-south politics

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

By Dr. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The Island July 4, 2018, 10:14 pm “And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?’ – WB Yeats, The Second Coming Though that may change, this island has so far produced only one movement which qualifies as Fascist by international standards. When the […]

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PM to take action after listening to Vijayakala

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island There was no need at all to revive the LTTE terrorist organisation, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday. He said action would be taken against State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran for calling for the revival of the LTTE. Making a special statement in Parliament, the Prime Minister said that what […]

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විජයකලාට තවදුරටත් ඇමැති ධුරයේ රැඳී සිටීමට අයිතියක් නැහැ

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

උදයන්ති මුණසිංහ උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම විජයකලා මහේෂ්වරන් ඇමැතිවරිය කළ ප්‍රකාශයට අනුව තවදුරටත් ඇමැති ධුරයේ කටයුතු කිරීමට ඇයට නීතිමය අයිතියක් නැති බව පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි මහාචාර්ය ජී.එල්. පීරිස් අවධාරණය කළේය. රජයේ කැබිනට් ඇමැතිවරු දෙදෙනෙක් ඉදිරියේ නිල උත්සවයකදී එවැනි ප්‍රකාශයක් කිරීමට තරම් එඩිතර වීම හුදකලාව තක්සේරු කළ නොහැකි බවත්, මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා බලයේ සිටින විට මෙවැනි ප්‍රකාශයක් කළේ නම්, වත්මන් […]

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‘AG can be compelled to indict Vijayakala’ Call for reviving LTTE

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando July 3, 2018, 11:59 pm Top constitutional lawyer Manohara de Silva, PC, yesterday said that the Attorney General could file an indictment in accordance with Article 157 A against State Minister for child affairs, Vijayakala Maheswaran. President’s Counsel De Silva said so when The Island asked him what action the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government […]

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LTTE should resurrect for freedom of Tamil people – Vijayakala Maheswaran

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

By Charunya Rajakaruna Courtesy Adaderana State Minister of Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran says that the LTTE should be resurrected for the freedom of the Tamil people. If Tamil people want to live freely, the LTTE should raise their hand again, she further stated. She made these comments at a state event held in Jaffna today (02). While […]

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අකිල ආපසු පාසල් යා යුත්තේ ඇයි?

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

කතු වැකිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින දේශප්‍රේමය ගැන කතා කරන ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‌ෂ හැබෑවටම රටට ආදරය කරන්නේ නම් ඇමරිකානු පුරවැසි භාවයෙන් ඉවත් වන ලෙසට අධ්‍යාපන ඇමැති අකිල විරාඡ් කාරියවසම් අභියෝග කර තිබේ. දේශප්‍රේමය සහ ගෝඨාභයගේ පුරවැසිභාවය අතර ඇත්තේ කවර සම්බන්ධයක්‌ද යන්න අපට නොවැටහේ. ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‌ෂ ඇමරිකාවේ මෙන්ම ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේද පුරවැසියෙකි. එසේම ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට මහත් සේ ආදරය කළ […]

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කොල්ලකරුවන්ගේ වෙඩි පහරින් රාළහාමි ඇදවැටෙද්දි නැඟී සිටි මනුස්‌සකම ඔහුය

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

රුවන් ජයවර්ධන උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින  ඉකුත් සතිය විරුවන් දෙදෙනකු පිළිබඳ මුළු රටම කතාබහ කළ සතියක්‌ විය. ඉන් එක්‌ විරුවෙක්‌ වූවේ තම ජීවිතය නොතකා කොල්ලකරුවන් පිරිසක්‌ අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීමට යැමේදී එම කොල්ලකරුවන්ගේ වෙඩි පරහට ලක්‌ව මියගිය පොලිස්‌ කොස්‌තාපල්වරයා ය. මාතර නගර මධ්‍යයේ පිහිටි ස්‌වර්ණාභරණ සලක්‌ කොල්ල කෑමට පැමිණි සැකකරුවන් පිරිසක්‌ ලුහුබැඳ යැමේදී වෙඩි පහරකට ලක්‌ව මිය යන එම […]

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Sri Lankan navy to shift its Southern Command to China-run Hambantota port

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 1 (ECONOMYNEXT):  Sri Lanka will move its southern naval headquarters to the Hambantota port which is leased to a state-run Chinese firm under a billion-dollar deal, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s office said. Wickremesinghe has made it clear in his talks with Chinese leaders that Hambantota port will not be allowed to […]

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Does recovery of arms from former LTTE cadres indicate revival of Tamil insurgency in Sri Lanka?

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

By D.B.S. Jeyaraj/Daily Mirror Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The 21 km-long Puthukkudiyiruppu-Oddusuddan road progressing through the hinterland of North-Eastern Mullaitivu District, links Puthukkudiyiruppu on the A-35 Paranthan-Mullaitivu highway and Oddusuddan on the A-34 Mankulam-Mullaitivu highway. It was along this road that a trusted deputy of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran was killed by the […]

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People’s lives are more insecure now than during war – Shehan Semasinghe

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

By Charunya Rajakaruna Courtesy Adaderana People’s lives are more insecure now than when it was the LTTE war times, says Joint Opposition MP Shehan Semasinghe. He said this at a press conference held in Colombo, today (28). He also said that the current government is following a lazy policy regarding the underworld and that 15 murders have […]

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මාතර නිලේකා ජුවලරි කොල්ලයේ ගිනි අවිය ඇමතිවරයෙකුගේ..

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

lanka C news මාතර නිලේකා ජුවලරි මංකොල්ලය සදහා කොල්ලකරුවන් රැුගෙන ආ ගිනි අවිය ඇමතිවරයෙකුගේ ගිනි අවියක් බව ඔප්පු වී ඇතැයි පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී මහින්දානන්ද අලූත්ගමගේ මහතා පවසයි. මෙම ගිනි අවිය අයිති ඇමතිවරයා කවුදැයි වහා හෙලි කරන ලෙස පොලිස්පතිවරයාගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටින බවද ඔහු කියා සිටියේය.

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Bomb squad examines huge LTTE ammo cache

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SP LOGANATHAN Rameswaram: Less than 24 hours after a huge cache of ammunition was stumbled upon at the backyard of a house in the coastal fishing hamlet of Anthoniyarpuram near Thangachimadam in Rameswaram on Monday night, there was renewed hectic activity at the spot on Tuesday with the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) […]

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Tamil Nadu Police arrests Sri Lankan man near Rameswaram, seizes boat and cache of ammunition

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Press Trust of India  Rameswaram: A Sri Lankan national, was arrested at Uchipuli Valangapuri coast near Rameswaram while two others escaped into a nearby forest, police said on Wednesday. Sagaya Stephen from Thalaimannar was seen moving around in suspicious circumstances near the coast last night along with two others when he was arrested, ‘Q’ Branch inspector […]

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ධර්මායුද එසවෙයි.. අස්ගිරි අනුනායක හිමිගේ ‘හිට්ල්ර් පාලනය’ දේශනයටත් වඩා බරපතල දේශනයක් මල්වතු අනුනාහිමි කරයි..

Monday, June 25th, 2018

 lanka C news අද වන විට ගිහි පැවිදි කිසිවෙකුට පාරේ පැහැලා යාමට බැරි තත්වයක් උදාවී ඇති බවත් මල්වතුපාර්ශවයේ අනුනායක පූජ්‍ය දිඹුල්කුඹුරේ ශ‍්‍රී විමලධම්ම හිමියෝ පවසති. ‘කපනවා, කොටනවා, වෙඩි තියනවා, බෝම්බ ගහනවා, පොලුවලින් ගහනවා මෙහෙම බලනකොට දෙයියනේ මේ රටේ දුෂණ, මුදල් හොරා ගැනීම ඉහල ඉදල පහලටම තියෙනවා. මොන සක්වලකින් ඇවිල්ලද මේ රට නැවත යතා තත්වයට පත්වන්නේ […]

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යුද හමුදාවේ බලඇණි 33ක් ඉවත් කිරීම

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

අනුරුද්ධ බණ්ඩාර රණවාරණ මාධ්‍ය ලේකම් ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණ යුද හමුදාවේ බලඇණි 33ක් ඉවත් කිරීමට සහ නිලධාරි තනතුරු 938ක්, සෙසු නිලයන් 23,266ක් ඉවත් කිරීමට 2018 ජූලි මස අග වන විට කටයුතු කරන ලෙස යුද හමුදා රෙජිමේන්තු ප්‍රධානීන් හා අදාළ ඉහළ නිලධාරීන්ට නියෝග කරමින් එහි ප්‍රධාන මාණ්ඩලික, අධ්‍යක්‍ෂ ජනරාල් මේජර් ජෙනරාල් ජී.ඩී.අයි. කරුණාරත්න නිකුත් කළ 2018 ජුනි […]

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Gazette issued listing 14 LTTE members

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Government has issued an extraordinary gazette on Wednesday listing 14 individuals as designated persons who have connections with the LTTE in terms of terrorism-related activities and funding and financing of terrorism, to the List of Designated Persons. The Gazette which was issued by Defence Ministry Secretary Kapila Waidyaratne, adds amendments […]

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Matara jewellery theft & shootout: 3 arrested suspects in the ICU (with latest CCTV foootage) රන් මංකොල්ලයේ සියල්ල හෙළිවෙයි-අත්අඩංගුවට පත් සැකකරුවන් 3ක් ICU (නවතම CCTV දර්ශන සමඟ)

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Police said the four suspects arrested so far following the exchange of gunfire between a gang of armed robbers and police officers during a jewellery shop robbery gone awry in broad daylight in Matara, are notorious criminals connected to a number of other crimes. Three police officers and two civilians […]

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Two nabbed with LTTE uniforms, flags and claymore explosives

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Courtesy Adaderana Two individuals in possession of LTTE military uniforms, flags of the terrorist organization and a stock of claymore explosives have been arrested this morning (22) on the Oddusuddan road in Mullaitivu. According to the police, the suspects were taken into custody in a sudden search carried out by the police, while the goods […]

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ඔඩ්ඩුසුඩාන්වලදී ඇල්ලූ LTTE කොඩි බෝම්බ ආවේ කොහෙන්ද? ප්‍රදේශය පුරා සෝදිසි මෙහෙයුමක්

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

මුලතිව්- ශෂිකුමාර් උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම මුලතිව් _ ඔඩ්ඩුසුඩාන් ප්‍රදේශයේදී කොටි සංවිධානයට අයත් නිල ඇඳුමක්, කොටි සංවිධානයට අයත් කොඩියක් සහ බෝම්බ ඇතුළු යුද උපකරණ තොගයක් ත්‍රිරෝද රථයකින් ප්‍රවාහනය කරමින් සිටි පිරිසක් අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් බවට ඔඩ්ඩුසුඩාන් පොලිසිය කියයි. ඔඩ්ඩුසුඩාන් පේරාරු මංසන්ධිය ප්‍රදේශයේදී මාන්කුලම් පොලිසියට අයත් රථවාහන පොලිස් නිලධාරීන් පිරිසක් පසුගියදා (21දා) රාත්‍රියේ මුර සේවයේ යෙදී සිටියදී පැමිණි ත්‍රිරෝද රථයක් […]

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අති විශේෂ ගැසට් එකක් කොටි 14ට එන්න තහනම්

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

චාමර අමරසූරිය උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම එල්.ටී.ටී.ඊ. ත්‍රස්ත සංවිධානයේ නායකයන් ඇතුළු එම සංවිධානයේ සාමාජිකත්වය දැරූ දැනට විදෙස් ගතව සිටින පුද්ගලයන් 14 දෙනකුට මෙරටට ඇතුළු වීම තහනම් කරමින් අති විශේෂ ගැසට් පත්‍රයක් නිකුත් කර තිබේ. ආරක්‍ෂක අමාත්‍යාංශයේ ලේකම් ජනාධිපති නීතිඥ කපිල වෛද්‍යරත්න මහතා විසින් මෙම අති විශේෂ ගැසට් නිවේදනය නිකුත් කර ඇත. අංක 2076/18 දරන එම අති විශේෂ ගැසට් […]

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