Author Archive for Terrorism

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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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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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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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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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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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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Sarath rejects Special Rapporteur allegations

Monday, June 19th, 2017

The UNHRC Special Rapporteur Ms. Monica Pinto’s allegations following her visit to Sri Lanka in 2016 that SL Judiciary was highly politicised and judges give verdicts favouring the Government was a derogatory and contemptuous statement made towards the Judiciary with a proud history of 200 years, retired Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara said. Addressing United Nations’ […]

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Can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs

Monday, June 19th, 2017

By Dr. Nalaka Godahewa Courtesy Ceylon Today The terrorist attack on the London Bridge and Borough Market became instant world news. Over the last few days we heard global media channels continuously reporting details of the incident. Country after country has come forward to condemn the brutal attack on British soil, which according to information available […]

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‘Dangerous’ MDMK chief Vaiko denied entry into Malaysia citing LTTE ties

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Courtesy Express News Service   |   Published: 10th June 2017 04:36 AM  | Last Updated: 10th June 2017 01:57 PM CHENNAI: MDMK general secretary Vaiko, a vociferous Tamil rights campaigner, who just got released on bail in a 2009 seditious speech case, was denied entry into Malaysia on Friday morning, charging him of being a member of […]

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I was deported because Malaysia considered me a ‘security threat’: Vaiko

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Courtesy  ANI Updated: Jun 10, 2017 09:05 IST  Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], June 10 (ANI): MDMK chief and ex-lawmaker Vaiko, who arrived here after not being allowed to enter Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur to attend a marriage, claimed on Saturday that he was deported because he was considered “a security threat” by the Malaysian authorities […]

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Isn’t it time yet for Sri Lanka to say ‘enough is enough’?

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

BY GAGANI WEERAKOON Courtesy Ceylon Today With back to back terror attacks rocking London and Manchester, British Prime Minister Theresa May called that time has come to say ‘enough is enough’.Britain came under three terrorist attacks in the last three months. Premier May said that as terrorism breeds terrorism and perpetrators are inspired to attack, not only […]

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මුස්ලිම් දේවාස්ථාන වලට පහර දීම පිටුපස ආණ්ඩුව …ජාතිවාදය අවුළුවා හදිස්සි නිතීය පනවා සූදානම මැතිවරණ කල් දාන්නයි !

Friday, June 9th, 2017

lankanewsalert.com බොරු කියා පච හලලා වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුව රටේ ජාතික ආරක්ෂාව බිළි දෙන බවත් හමුදාව දිවි පුදා බේරා දුන් මව්බිමද බිලි දෙමින් පවතින මොහොතක නිහඩව සිටිය නොහැකි බව පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි විමල් වීරවංශ පවසයි.පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී අදහස් දක්වමින් මන්ත්‍රිවරයා මේ බව කියා සිටියා. අද ආණ්ඩු බලයට පත් වී සිටින පිරිස එදත් අදත් ත්‍රිවිධ හමුදාවට නිගරු කල බව පෙන්වා දුන් […]

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London Terror Attack: It’s Time to Confront Wahhabism and Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

by JOHN WIGHT COURTESY: COUNTERPUNCH It is time for an honest conversation about Wahhabism, specifically the part this Saudi-sponsored ideology plays in radicalizing young Muslims both across the Arab and Muslim world and in the West, where in the UK people are dealing with the aftermath of yet another terrorist attack in which innocent civilians were butchered and injured, […]

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පාර්ලිමේන්තුව ගිනියම් කළ විමල්ගේ කතාව 2017/06/06

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

”යුද අපරාධ වුණා – අතුරුදහන් කළා” කියා ඔප්පු කරන්න හදන්නේ ඊළම හදා ගන්න මිස වෙන මොකටද? පාර්ලිමේන්තුව ගිනියම් කළ විමල්ගේ කතාව

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Gaddafi’s prediction

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island May 24, 2017, 8:15 pm Having raised the threat level from ‘severe’ to ‘critical’ following the Manchester blast, Britain is bracing itself for another possible terror strike. Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has vowed that his city will not succumb to division and anger due to the terror strike. But, Monday’s attack is […]

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How Sri Lanka Won the War

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Lessons in strategy from an overlooked victory  -By Peter Layton Courtesy The Diplomat How to win a civil war in a globalized world where insurgents skillfully exploit offshore resources? With most conflicts now being such wars, this is a question many governments are trying to answer. Few succeed, with one major exception being Sri Lanka where, […]

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KP exposes how MGR and Indira Gandhi supported LTTE

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Former prominent Liberation Tigers of Eelam (LTTE) leader Kumaran Pathmanathan, who was the chief international financier and helped smuggle weapons for the terror outfit, spoke to WION in an exclusive interview. KP, as he was known, took over leadership of the LTTE following the death of Velupillai Prabhakaran and was wanted in India in connection […]

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අද මහින්දගේ රණවිරු සමරුව ආණ්ඩුවෙන් අවලංගු කරයි.. මුල්ලවයික්කාල් ප‍්‍රභාකරන් සැමරුමට නෑ බාධා..

Friday, May 19th, 2017

lanka C news | ලංකා සී නිවුස් අද දිනයට මුදල් ගෙවා එම ස්ථානය වෙන් කර තිබුණද හදිසියේම යොදාගත් කටයුත්තක් වෙනුවෙන් එම ස්ථානය ලබා දෙන්නැයි උපදෙස් ලද බව ඊයේ පස්වරුවේ සංස්කෘතික දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව විසින් දන්වා ඇත. ප‍්‍රභාකරන් සමරමින් පෙරේදා දිනයේ මුල්ලිවයික්කාල්වල උත්සවයක් ඇතුළු ජන සංහාර සතියක් උතුරේ පැවැත්වුනේ කිසිදු බාධාවකින් තොරව බවද එම සංවිධානය සදහන් කරයි. මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් […]

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‘Eelam merchants’ stay mum on Narendra Modi’s Sri Lanka visit

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Courtesy DECCAN CHRONICLE. Chennai: The opposition cannons fell silent yet again as Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Sri Lanka on May 12 — his second trip to the island nation in two years, to reinforce the traditional connect between the two nations. His two-day visit to Sri Lanka (to attend the biggest Buddhist festival ‘Vesak […]

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FSP: What did Fonseka do to other captives held at Kantale camp?

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Courtesy The Island May 14, 2017, 11:05 pm The Frontline Socialist Party (FLSP) demands to know what Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, who boasted of having spared its leader Kumar Gunaratnam’s life in 1989, had done to other JVP suspects held in the Kantale army camp. FLSP Central Committee Member Pubudu Jagoda told The Island that […]

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War Crimes & Genocide: What You Aren’t Being Told About US Involvement In Yemen

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Written by Darius Shahtahmasebi If the public were to rely solely on the U.S. government and its respective mouthpieces for its source of news, one might assume Iran is to blame for the current crisis engulfing Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest country. At least 10,000 people have been killed and more than 3 million displaced […]

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ඉන්දියාවේදී පරාජය වූ  “ස්වාධින ද්‍රවිඩ රාජ්‍යයක්”  සංකල්පය තමිල් ඊළම ලෙස ලංකාවේ ආරම්භ කිරීම

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

රුවන් රත්නායක ස්වාධින තමිල්  රාජ්‍යයක් පිහිටුවීමේ සංකල්පය මුලින්ම බිහි  වන්නේ ඉන්දියාවේ තමිල්නාඩුව මුල් කොට ගෙනය. ද්‍රවිඩස්ථාන් නම් ස්වාධින තමිල් රාජ්‍යයක් ඉන්දියාවේ පිහිටුවා ගැනීම පිණිස වූ  සංකල්පයට හේතුව වනුයේ උතුරු ඉන්දියානු බ්‍රහ්මණ හා උසස්කුල ජනයාගෙන්   දකුණු ඉන්දියාවේ තමිල් ජනයාද තිබූ කෙනෙහිලිකම් හා  පිඩනයෙන් මිදීමට ඔවුන්හට මගක් අවශ්‍ය වීමය. 1884  වසරේදී  මදුරාසි විශ්වවිදියාලයේ උපාධි උත්සවයේ ප්‍රධාන දේශනය […]

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Amnesty: Unsubstantiated Allegations and Fabrications presented as Credible Truths

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island April 30, 2017, 7:26 pm The Secretary General of Amnesty International, Mr. Salil Shetty has stated during his recent visit to Sri Lanka that “a credible investigation was required to ascertain the number of civilians as well as enforced disappearances during the conflict in Sri Lanka” (The Island, April 6, […]

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