Author Archive for Terrorism

A country divided over eradication of terrorism!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The Global Sri Lanka Forum (GSLF) celebrated Sri Lanka’s triumph over terrorism in May, 2009 with a public gathering in Dubai. Former Foreign Secretary Palitha Kohina addressed the gathering. On the invitation of the GSLF, Mrs S.G Juliet, mother of Corporal Gamini Kularatne of the Sixth Battalion of the Sinha Regiment […]

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Jaffna University-do not let racist politicians to destroy the future of Jaffna youth and the University.

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Prof Channa Jayasumana Secretary, National University Teachers’ Association 22nd May 2018, Prof. Ratnam Vigneswaran, Vice chancellor, University of Jaffna, Thirunelvely, Jaffna. Dear Prof Vigneswaran, Jaffna University-do not let racist politicians to destroy the future of Jaffna youth and the University. We, as responsible university academics in Sri Lanka have noted with dismay the involvement of […]

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Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day: NUTA unhappy about Jaffna undergrads involvement

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The National University Teachers’ Association (NUTA) today registered their protest with the Jaffna university authorities over the involvement of undergraduates in the so-called ‘Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day” observances. NUTA Secretary Prof. Channa Jayasumana asked Jaffna University Vice Chancellor Ratnam Vigneswaran not to allow racist politicians to exploit the university students for their […]

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Rohingya militant group ARSA killed at least 99 Hindus in Rakhine, says Amnesty

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Dhaka, May 22 (BDNews24.com): At least 99 Hindus including children were killed by Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army or ARSA in the Rakhine state of Myanmar in August 2017, says Amnesty International.  Amnesty has revealed that evidence collected after detailed investigation inside the Rakhine state and across Bangladesh border, including forensic reports and interviews, revealed […]

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යුද විජයග්‍රහණය සමරන්නට ආණ්ඩුව බය ඇයි?

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

ගාල්ල දෙව්සිරි පී. හේවාවිදාන ලන්ඩන් නුවර සිට  උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම සිංහලයන්ට හැම දෙයක්ම මතක තියෙන්නේ සුමාන දෙකකට පමණයි කියා කිව්වේ ලෝකයේ දරුණුතම ම්ලේච්ඡ මිනීමරුවා වූ ප්‍රභාකරන්ය. ඒ කෘෘර මිනිසා මියගොස් වසර නවයක් ගත වුවද ඒකා කියූ දේ කොතරම් සත්‍යයක් දැයි මට හිතෙන්නේ අපේ මිනිසුන් දැන් හැසිරෙන විදිය දෙස බලන විටයි. මෙයට වසර දහයකට විස්සකට පෙර ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේත් විශේෂයෙන් […]

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Logjam in ethnic reconciliation spurs extremism in Sri Lanka

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 20: Nine years after the war between the Sri Lankan armed forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ended in May 2009, reconciliation between Sri Lanka’s majority Sinhalese and minority Tamils still appears to be a far cry. And most disturbingly, the logjam is creating the ground for extremist […]

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Sri Lanka warns of resurgence of demand for Tamil Eelam; President Maithiripala Sirisena says separatists regrouping abroad

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Courtesy Firstpost Colombo: Sri Lanka’s president warned that Tamil extremists were regrouping abroad to revive their demand to divide the island nation nine years after the end of its decades-long ethnic war. Maithripala Sirisena said government forces had failed to quash the Tamil rebels’ separatism, although they were militarily conquered by May 2009 following a […]

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Sri Lanka warns of Tamil separatist resurgence

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Courtesy Mailonline Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Sirisena came to power in January 2015 on the back of strong support from the minority Tamil community Sri Lanka’s president Saturday warned that Tamil extremists were regrouping abroad to revive their demand to divide the island nation nine years after the end of its decades-long ethnic war. […]

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Call to Lankan Tamils to observe May 18 every year as “ Tamil Genocide Day”

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 18 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan Tamils should observe May 18 every year as Tamil Genocide Day”, said the Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran on Friday. He was speaking on the fourth annual remembrance day at Mullivaikkal, the scene of killings in the last stages of the war against Tamil Tiger separatists in […]

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Where is the timbre of reconciliation?

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Lucien Rajakarunanayake Courtesy The Island May 18, 2018, 10:22 pm This is the Day of Peace – when the LTTE was finally defeated, at Mullivaikkal in the Mullaithivu District. The path of peace is that, or should be that, of reconciliation. It is a word we have heard so often, especially in the past three years. […]

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Sri Lanka: Committee To Prevent Money Laundering And Terrorism Financing

Friday, May 18th, 2018

By Eurasia Review Since the number of financial crimes have been increased with the expansion of technology, better coordination among Government institutions is essential to face this situation successfully. Accordingly the proposal submitted by Sri Lanka’s Mangala Samaraweera Minister of Finance and Mass Media to widen the composition of National Coordinating Committee for Preventing Money Laundering […]

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Extremist Spectre – SOUTH ASIAN INTELLIGENCE REVIEW – MALDIVES

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Nijeesh N. Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management The Global Terrorism Index 2017 report states, “Over the last 15 years, Bhutan and the Maldives have experienced the lowest levels of terrorist impact in the region.” There were, nevertheless, several developments indicative of growing Islamist radicalization in the Maldives in the recent past, adversely impacting its national security. […]

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Afgan war casualties

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

SATP – SOUTH ASIA INTELLIGENCE REVIEW wrote: AFGHANISTAN 447 militant ‘commanders’ killed, 10844 militants injured and 2068 arrested in operations conducted by ANDSF in ‘Afghan solar year 1396’, says MoD Afghanistan: Ministry of Defense (MoD) Afghanistan Spokesman Brigadier General Dawlat Waziri said that 447 militant ‘commanders’ were killed, 10844 militants were injured and 2068 were arrested […]

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Pursuing Peace The plot at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES

Friday, March 9th, 2018

By Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha Courtesy Ceylon Today Evans did not respond to my letter as he promised. When I met him a year later in Geneva and asked him about this, he said he thought he had replied, but then confessed that he had heard that I was a dangerous man to engage with. This was […]

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ජාතිවාදී ගිනි අවුලන මහ මොලකරු කොළඹින් පාර්ලිමේන්තු ආ ජාතික ඇඳුම අදින උස හීන්දැරි හාදයා මෙන්න..

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

අනුරුද්ධ බණ්ඩාර රණවාරන මාධ්‍ය ලේකම්, ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණ. අම්පාර – තෙල්දෙණිය ප්‍රදේශවල සිදු වූ ලේ වැකි සිද්ධිදාමයේ මහ මොළකරු කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික්කයෙන් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට පැමිණි, ජාතික ඇඳුම් අදින, උස හීන්දෑරි හාදයකු බව ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණේ නායක විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා හෙළිකර සිටියේය. අද (06) පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ පැවති කල්තැබීමේ විවාදයට එක්වෙමින් ඒ මහතා මෙසේ හෙළිකර සිටියේය. එහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වූ […]

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Govt. continues to ignore UK wartime dispatches

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Nearly a decade after the successful conclusion of the war, Sri Lanka is still struggling to achieve national reconciliation. The previous Rajapaksa administration brought the violent conflict to an end on the morning of May 19, 2009 on the banks of the Nanthikadal lagoon,o n the Vanni east front, […]

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Is the 2015 Geneva Resolution the ‘Framework’ For ‘Peacebuilding’? UNHRC 37th Regular Session

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

By SANJA DE SILVA JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The Island The UNHRC’s High Level Segment is in session now, and is due to discuss Sri Lanka’s progress on the implementation of the Resolutions that this governmenteagerly co-sponsored in 2015 and 2017. Thereport of its progress is due to be presented later in the session, but one of the […]

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The recall of Brigadier

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

KONARA WANIGASEKARA Kotte Courtesy The Island Why has Sri Lankan military attaché, Brig. P. Fernando, been recalled? Has the government gone bonkers? When did it start taking instructions from the British? Something that Dr ANS Kulasinghe told the Plant & Equipment (P&E) Engineer at Polgolla comes to mind. When did you start taking instructions from the […]

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Govt. withdrew 150 warrants on LTTE terrorists: Udayanga

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Thilanka Kanakarathna Courtesy The Daily Mirror Although the yahapalana government is attempting to obtain an Interpol ‘Red Warrant’ on him it had withdrawn some 150 some such warrants including those issued on former LTTE terrorists because of the influence by Tamil politicians, former envoy Udayanga Weeratunga said today. He said in a statement that he was […]

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Britain’s love for the LTTE

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today When a foreign delegate lands in Sri Lanka, the Tamil National Alliance wastes no time in lamenting to them about the delay in installing the new Constitution. When Prince Edward, the Earl of Essex, came on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II for the 70th Independence celebrations, it was no different. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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