Author Archive for Terrorism

GL: Probe role of doctor, prof. in bogus asylum seekers’ network Lankan got himself tortured by doctor placing hot iron rods on his back

Monday, April 24th, 2017

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island April 23, 2017, 12:00 pm Former External Affairs Minister Prof. G. Peiris yesterday told The Island that a recent British Court of Appeal ruling that a Sri Lankan asylum seeker had got a doctor to inflict grievous injuries in a bid to deceive British authorities should prompt a wider investigation […]

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REQUEST TO PROBE INTO THE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND WAR CRIMES COMMITTED BY THE INDIAN PEACE KEEPING FORCE IN SRI LANKA IN 1987-1990.

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Ranjith Soysa Media Spokesperson Global Sri Lankan Forum Mr Salil Shetty, Secretary General-Amnesty International Dear Mr. Salil Shetty, REQUEST TO PROBE INTO THE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND WAR CRIMES COMMITTED BY THE INDIAN PEACE KEEPING FORCE IN SRI LANKA IN 1987-1990. At an interview with the Mr Shamindra Ferdinando the   Deputy Editor of the […]

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Trump administration may change rules that allow terror victims to immigrate to the US

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Mica Rosenberg and Yeganeh Torbati, Reuters Courtesy  Business Insider NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Raj, a Sri Lankan fisherman, sought refuge in the United States in 2005, he had precisely the kind of fear of returning home that U.S. asylum laws require. In 2004, he was kidnapped by the separatist rebel group the Tamil Tigers and […]

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India helped Sri Lanka fight the war without being asked to, says Rajapaksa

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror India had helped Sri Lanka fight the war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) even without being asked to, says former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in an exclusive interview to  www.wionews.com posted on Monday. “They (India) helped us! We didn’t have to ask! Because I was fighting your […]

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Hang the ‘traitors’– RTD. REAR ADMIRAL WEERASEKARA

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan Courtesy Ceylon Today Sixty-five-year-old Rtd. Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara, also a former UPFA MP says he is against the UN resolution cosponsored by the government. “As the Chief Coordinator of the Federation of National Organizations, consisting of experts such as Shenali Waduge, Dharshan Weerasekara, Shamindra Ferdinando, Kalyana Thiranagama and Dr. Wasantha Bandara, […]

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මේජර් ජෙනරාල් ශවේන්ද්‍ර සිල්වා ජාත්‍යන්තරකරණය කිරීම…

Friday, April 7th, 2017

කීර්ති වර්ණකුලසූරිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින මෙරට ජාතික ආරක්‍ෂාවට විදේශිකයන් ඉතා බරපතළ ලෙසින් මැදිහත් වී ඇත. හිටපු එක්‌සත් ජාතීන්ගේ නිලධාරිනී යස්‌මින් සුකා ජිනීවා මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සිලයට පැමිණිල්ලක්‌ කරමින් මේජර් ජෙනරාල් ශවේන්ද්‍ර සිල්වා ශ්‍රී ලංකා හමුදාවේ ඇජුටන්ට්‌ ජෙනරාල් ලෙස පත්කර ඇති බවට පැමිණිල්ලක්‌ කර ඇත. මේ අන්දමට ඇය ඇමරිකාව, බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය සහ ඉන්දියාව යන රටවල ආරක්‍ෂක කටයුතුවලට මැදිහත් වන්නේද? […]

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Now,  Amnesty International (AI) says credible investigation needed to ascertain numbers of Alleged killings and disappearances during war

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island April 5, 2017, 10:13 pm The Amnesty International (AI) yesterday admitted that a credible investigation was required to ascertain the number of civilians killed as well as enforced disappearances during the conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan military brought the war against the LTTE to a successful conclusion in […]

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ජිනීවා මානව හිමිකම් සමුළුවේ දීන ක්‍රියා කොටි ඩයස්‌පොරාවට විනාඩි 22 ක්‌ ලබාදෙයි

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

කීර්ති වර්ණකුලසූරිය මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සිලය තුළ පැවැති සමාන්තර රැස්‌වීමකදී මන්නාරමේ සබමලෙයි පියනම හමුදාවට දොස්‌නගමින් ජිනීවා නුවර මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සිලය තුළ සිදු වුයේ ඒකපාර්ශික නාඩගමකි. එහෙත් මේ නාඩගමේ තොරතුරු මෙරට ඩොලර් අරමුදල් ලබන්නන්ට ජනතාවගෙන් වසන් කිරීමට අවශ්‍ය විය. 147000 සිට 3 ලක්‍ෂය දක්‌වා ද්‍රවිඩ ජනතාවක්‌ සමූලඝාතනය වූ බව ඊළම් වාදීන් පැවසුවේ ජිනිවා නුවරදීය. තමිල්නාඩුවෙන් පැමිණි රාම්දාස්‌ […]

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Western Powers and the UNHRC keep Hounding Sri Lanka based on Unsubstantiated Allegations

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Mahinda Gunasekera Moves by western powers and their subservient UNHRC to harass Sri Lanka for defeating the Indian trained Tamil Tiger Terrorists whom they nourished by permitting the Tiger front organizations to raise funds within their jurisdictions, to arm and sustain the terror group and maintain them as a constant threat to tearing the island […]

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Cabals behind the UNHRC inquisition

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

By Dr Kamal Wickremasinghe COURTESY : THE ISLAND March 28, 2017, 7:34 pm The 34th sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) have just ended, and another resolution on Sri Lanka adopted Resolution A/HRC/34/L.1 requests the Commissioner and his special procedure mandate holders to strengthen their technical assistance to Sri Lanka on the promotion […]

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If not Maithri or Ranil, who wants foreign judges?

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

BY GAGANI WEERAKOON Courtesy Ceylon Today President Maithipala Sirisena clearly states that he, as the Head of the State, does not want foreign judges or would not allow the setting up of a Hybrid Court in the accountability process where Sri Lanka is under international scrutiny for alleged war crimes committed by government’s very own military […]

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යහපාලකයින් ජිනීවා යෝජනාවට හිස නමා ඇත්තේ ජාතිද්‍රෝහි නිසයි

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

උපුටාගැණීම අදදෙරණ March 30, 2017  12:24 pm 2015 ඔක්තෝම්බර් මස සම්මත කරගනු ලැබූ ජිනීවා යෝජනාව සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමට ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජය යළි වරක් ප්‍රතිඥා දී ඇති බව හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පවසයි. තමන් තුළ නෛසර්ගිකව ඇති ජාති ද්‍රෝහී ආකල්පය හේතුවෙන් මිස එවන් වාර්තාවක් පිළිගැනීමට යහපාලකයන්ට වෙනත් කිසිදු හේතුවක් නොවන බව හිටපු ජනාධිපතිවරයා නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් […]

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Rajapaksa accuses govt of ‘treachery’ against armed forces

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

By Yusuf Ariff  Courtesy Adaderana March 30, 2017  12:22 pm  Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that though the President and Prime Minister have repeatedly stated that no foreign judges will be brought to try Sri Lanka’s armed forces, the pledge given in Geneva last week is exactly the opposite. “The most dangerous aspect of the UNHRC […]

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UNHRC Resolution: Govt. in trap of its own making

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Courtesy The Island March 25, 2017, 8:02 pm The UNHRC resolution which was co-sponsored by Sri Lanka and passed without a vote last Thursday has given the government two years to deliver on the commitments made in UNHRC Resolution No: 30/1 of October 2015. Unlike in previous years, this year’s UNHRC resolution did not generate much […]

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බුද්ධි අංශ අවුලේ…… සියලු රහස්‌ මෙන්න

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

සමන් ගමගේ උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින නව රජය බලයට ආ දිනයේ සිට රටට යළි “මිලේනියම් සිටි” පාවා දීම සිහිගන්වමින් බුද්ධි අංශ රණවිරුවන්ට එරෙහි විමර්ශන ආරම්භ කළ රහස්‌ පොලිසිය ඉකුත් සතියේ ඇමැති සරත් ෆොන්සේකා පැවසූ බව කියමින් ආන්දොaලනාත්මක කතාවක්‌ ගල්කිස්‌ස අධිකරණයට වාර්තා කළේය. සරත් ෆොන්සේකා මෙසේ සීඅයිඩීයට කී කතාව වන්නේ කුමක්‌ද? ඉකුත් 2008 – 2009 වර්ෂයන්හිදී සිදුවූ […]

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ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‌ෂ කලකට පසු යළිත් ඇත්ත හෙළිකරයි -හමුදාවේ එහෙම කණඩායම් සිටියානම් අත්අඩංගුවට ගත යුත්තේ ෆොන්සේකාව- හෙන්දාවිතාරණ කළේ ඩෙස්‌ක්‌ ජොබ් එකක්‌

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

සාකච්ඡා කළේ – මනෝඡ් අබයදීර උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින දිනෙන් දින ඉහළ යන ආරක්‌ෂක බුද්ධි අංශ සාමාජිකයන් අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීම සම්බන්ධව සමාජයේ ඇතිවී තිබෙන කතාබහ පිළිබඳ සංවාදය සඳහා හිටපු ආරක්‌ෂක ලේකම් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‌ෂ මහතා සමග ‘දිවයින ඉරිදා සංග්‍රහය’ කරන සාකච්ඡාවයි මේ. ප්‍රශ්නය – ත්‍රස්‌තවාදය ජයගැනීම සදහා ත්‍රිවිධ හමුදාවට නායකත්වය දුන් ප්‍රධානියා ඔබ. ඔබ යටතේ සේවය කළ නිලධාරීන් බොහෝ […]

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‘I went to Geneva to fulfill my responsibility’ Retired Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara says

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

By Waruna Abeysekera – Courtesy The Nation Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara is a high level naval officer who played a major role during the civil war. The former Deputy Minister and former MP recently became a much talked about figure because he went to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland to counter […]

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The govt. requested for international intervention – G.L. Peiris

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

The govt. requested for international intervention – G.L. Peiris

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Amaraweera misunderstood my sentiments – Sarath Weerasekara

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

අමරවීර ඇමතිතුමා වැරදියට තේරුම් අරන්

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Terror in London

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM, Spokepserson, United Sri Lanka Assn, Wellington NZ Our hearts go out to the victims of the terrorist attack at Parliament Square in London today. However, I cannot but recall how on this same Square in June 2009, I witnessed a vociferous group of supporters of Prabakaran, the leader of the brutal […]

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Desist from Co-Sponsoring the UN Resolution Drafted by the Human Rights Council in March 2017

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Dr Dasarath Jayasuriya PRESIDENT The Society for Peace Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka (SPUR), Recalling the Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 adopted on 1 October 2015 promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka; Noting with concern: The recently revealed agreement entered into by the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL), USA, and the TNA […]

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UNHRC Resolution: Confusion over who committed to foreign judges

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

By Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror Ahead of the vote on yet another resolution on Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) tomorrow, an intense debate has taken place on the move for the inclusion of foreign judges in a judicial mechanism to hear accountability and human rights issues during the war […]

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In Memory of the Fallen Ranaviruos at Mullaitivu, July 16-26, 1996

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

By Ananda-USA As we watch the war-heroes of the Sri Lankan Nation being crucified at the UNHRC in Geneva, not only by the Tamil Eelamists who waged a brutal take-no-prisoners war in Sri Lanka and now posing as wailing victims, but also by our own government officials aiding and abetting those racist separatists, let us […]

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Zeid highlights need for international participation in judicial mechanism

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy Adaderana March 22, 2017  08:46 pm While welcoming Sri Lanka’s ‘promising progress’ in constitutional reforms, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today urged the government to set up mechanisms to implement the resolution adopted at the UNHRC in 2015. “I note promising progress regarding constitutional reform, with the Parliament […]

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Prince Zeid calls for “foreign judges” in war crimes cases, but Sri Lanka opts for “foreign expertise”

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

By P.K.Balachandran  Courtesy newsin.asia Colombo, March 22: Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, told the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Wednesday, that Sri Lanka must appoint foreign judges to the judicial mechanism it is to set up to try war crimes cases. But the Sri Lankan Representative, […]

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A Report Against OISL Handed Over to UNHRC in Geneva by GSLF

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

sinhalanet.net A report compiled by eminent legal professionals under the theme of ‘A factual appraisal of the OISL report: A rebuttal to the allegations against the armed forces’   had been handed over to UNHRC head office in Geneva by Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera on behalf of Global Sri Lankans Forum, GSLF. The project has been initiated and […]

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GR shifts blame for killings

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Courtesy The Island The brother of Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapakse denied Tuesday involvement in war-era death squads, blaming the then army chief for an alleged secretive campaign of extrajudicial murders. Gotabhaya Rajapakse has been accused of giving orders to a shadowy military outfit allegedly involved in murdering journalists and political dissidents during Sri […]

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Tracking the killers of scribes

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island March 21, 2017, 8:10 pm The CID has earned notoriety for its selective efficiency. It has suddenly woken up like Rip Van Winkle after eight long years and made some ‘revelations’ about the 2009 assassination of The Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunge. It has been going hell for leather during the […]

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Our Patriotic Leader -කොන්දක් නැති මිනිසුන් අතර දෙවියෙක්

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Dr IMRC Iriyagolle(Not a coward) “Honour and Duty Bound With compassion and Righteousness” We the Sinhalese are the honoured and privileged custodians of our sacred Buddhist cultural Heritage and traditional homeland Sinhale(Sri Lanka-Eelam-The land of the Sinhalese).  We are therefore truly blessed.  Enshrined in our hearts and minds is the glorious and sacred legacy bestowed […]

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Geneva bungling

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Editorial The Island March 20, 2017, 8:01 pm A determined effort is being made in some quarters to dupe the public into believing that the 2015 UNHRC Resolution on Sri Lanka, co-sponsored by the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe regime, does not call for a hybrid war crimes tribunal. This claim, based on some perverted logic, does not stand […]

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