Author Archive for Terrorism

Sri Lanka’s new draft counter-terrorism legislation is human rights compliant

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

 The Sunday Observer  Colombo, September 16 (The Sunday Observer): The proposed Counter-Terrorism legislation presented to the Cabinet of Ministers last week after several rounds of revisions to the text, is human rights compliant and meets international standards, and Sri Lanka’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), legal experts told *Sunday […]

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US protects its soldiers but wants us to prosecute ours: Godahewa

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror The US, which co-sponsored the UN resolution on Sri Lanka with the intention of getting Sri Lankan armed forces personnel prosecuted on charges of war crimes, has vowed to protect its soldiers from being subjected to unjust prosecution from the International Criminal Court (ICC), Dr. Nalaka Godahewa said. Addressing a […]

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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 Containing Totally Bogus Charges Against The Sri Lankan Armed Forces

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Sri Lankan Solidarity Movement Our organisation, The Sri Lankan Solidarity Movement, is extremely alarmed by secret defence reports written by our adversaries, the US, UK, which accuse our Sri Lankan Armed Forces of being responsible for the perishing of civilians during the last phases of the war with no proof whatsoever to prove such bogus […]

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මොළය පසාරු කරගෙන ගිය උණ්ඩ ඉවත් කරන්න ශල්‍යකර්මය කරද්දි සිරුරෙන් ඉවත් වී අවමඟුල දුටු වීර සෙන්පතියා

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

 උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම දිනය 1993 මැයි 16දා මුහුදු සුළං නමින් ක්‍රියාන්විතයක් සැලසුම් කරන්නේ වාලච්චේන නාගවන්තිව් දූපතේ සිට සිදුවූ එල්ටීටීඊ ක්‍රියාකාරකම් අවසන් කරන්නටය. වාලච්චේන මෝය කටින් මුහුදු යන්නට පිටත් වන ධීවර බෝට්ටුවලින් කප්පම් ගැනීම් හා බලෙන් තෙල් බා ගැනීමේ සිද්ධීන් දිගින් දිගටම වාර්තා වීම මෙහෙයුමක් ඇරැඹීමට හේතුව විය. මේජර් ජෙනරාල් අල්ගම මෙම ප්‍රදේශය භාර සේනාංකයට නායකත්වය දුන්නේය. […]

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War casualties may not have exceeded 8,000:Former President Mahinda Rajapksa

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former President Mahinda Rajapksa, who is in New Delhi, has said that the number of war casualties in Sri Lanka including the terrorist casualties may not have exceeded 8,000, the Hindu reported. Delivering a public speech on Wednesday, Mr. Rajapaksa said extravagant numbers reaching up to 40,000 have been recklessly bandied […]

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Fonseka’s shocking disclosure

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island September 11, 2018, 9:45 pm Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s recent admission that the cabinet had never discussed Sri Lanka’s response to alleged war crimes allegations highlighted the culpability on the part of the National Unity Government for depriving the country of a proper defence. Cabinet regularly meets on Tuesday morning […]

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Tamil Nadu cabinet recommends to Governor the release of convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Chennai, September 9 (PTI/newsin.asia): Following the Indian Supreme Court’s suggestion, the All India Anna Dravida Kazhagam government in  Tamil Nadu  on Sunday decided to recommend to the State Governor Banwarilal Purohit the release of all seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. A resolution to this effect was adopted at the […]

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SF: Cabinet never discussed how to counter war crimes allegations …responds to PM’s 2030 leadership change move

Friday, September 7th, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island September 7, 2018, 11:01 pm Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, yesterday, acknowledged that there hadn’t been any Cabinet discussion on how Sri Lanka should respond to Geneva allegations of war crimes against the country. Sri Lanka brought the war to a successful conclusion in […]

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AG instructs IGP to take legal action against Maheshwaran

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Tharindu Jayawardane Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Attorney General today instructed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara to take legal action under the Penal Code against UNP MP and former state minister Vijayakala Maheswaran, who made controversial statement on resurgence of the LTTE. A senior Police officer said the AG had instructed to take legal action […]

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Gotabaya on lessons the world failed to learn from Sri Lanka’s war

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Courtesy Adaderana Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that unfortunately due to an incorrect opinion regarding the country’s war against terrorism in the international community, Sri Lanka was not able to give a host of lessons to the world on ending war and the post-war development activities of the military. I regret that due to […]

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Friends and family claim Sydney ‘terror’ suspect was framed

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Friends and family of 25-year-old Kamar Nizamdeen, who was arrested by the New South Wales Police on Thursday for alleged ‘terrorism’ charges, claimed that Nizamdeen was framed. “He was an open minded Muslim who has been framed by someone with immense jealousy in heart. Jealousy on his accolades, his position and […]

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Student accused of affiliations to IS has uncle in Sri Lankan government

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Courtesy Adaderana A University of New South Wales student accused of documenting plans in a notebook to assassinate two senior Australian politicians is the nephew of a Sri Lankan cabinet minister. The ABC can reveal Mohamed Nizamdeen, 25, is related to Sri Lankan MP Faiszer Musthapha, who is the country’s Sports and Local Government Minister. […]

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Sri Lanka Should Categorically Reject All Secret Defence Reports Of The US, UK Containing Totally Bogus Charges Against The Sri Lankan Armed Forces

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Sri Lankan Solidarity Movement Our organisation, The Sri Lankan Solidarity Movement, is extremely alarmed by secret defence reports written by our adversaries, the US, UK, which accuse our Sri Lankan Armed Forces of being responsible for the perishing of civilians during the last phases of the war with no proof whatsoever to prove such bogus […]

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Sri Lankan student charged with terror offences in Sydney

Friday, August 31st, 2018

By Sally Rawsthorne Courtesy Brisbane Times Star Sri Lankan student Mohamed Kamer Nilan Nizamdeen allegedly planned to attack a hit list of “symbolic” individuals and landmarks across Sydney in an ISIS-inspired lone-wolf terror attack that was foiled on Thursday when a co-worker stumbled across the list and alerted police. Mr Nizamdeen, 25, was arrested by police in dramatic […]

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බෙදුම්වාදී මුස්ලිම් දේශපාලනඥයන්ට අවි ආයුධ තොග රැස්කර ගැනීමට ඉඩ දීලා..

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

අනුරුද්ධ බණ්ඩාර රණවාරණ මාධ්‍ය ලේකම් ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණ lanka C news බෙදුම්වාදී කොටි ත‍්‍රස්තවාදීන්ගේ ඝාතන හේතුවෙන් අවසානයේ දෙමළ සමාජයේ ඉතිරි වූයේ බෙදුම්වාදී පරඬැල් වැනි දේශපාලනඥයන් පිරිසක් බවත් දැන් තමන්ට සහයෝගය දෙන බෙදුම්වාදී මුස්ලිම් දේශපාලනඥයන්ට අවි ආයුධ තොග පිටින් රැස්කර ගැනීමට ඉඩ දීමෙන් මුස්ලිම් සමාජයටත් එකී ඛේදනීය ඉරණම උරුම කර දීමට මේ ආණ්ඩුව කටයුතු කරන බවට […]

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එක්නැලිගොඩ අතුරුදන් වීම ගැන හිරේ තපින බුද්ධි නිලධාරියාගේ බිරිය හඬ හඬා රටට කියන දුක්ගැනවිල්ල

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

අරුණි මල්ලවආරච්චි උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම 2017 වසරේ එක්තරා දිනයකි. වෙලාව මධ්‍යම රාත්‍රියත් ඉක්මවා තිබිණි. නිවෙසක කාමරයක් තුළට වී තරුණ කාන්තාවක් නිදිවර්ජිතව සුසුම් හෙළමින් සිටියාය. තම සැමියා ඒ වන විටත් නිවෙසට නොපැමිණීම ඇගේ වියවුලට හේතු වී තිබිණි. ඇයගේ මනසේ මැවෙමින් තිබූ සැකය හා බියමුසු සිතිවිලි සිතේ සැනසීම නැති කොට තිබිණි. ඇය වරෙක කාමරයේ ඒ මේ අත ඇවිද්දාය. තවත් […]

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උපන් ගමේ උසාවියෙන්ම බුද්ධි බළකායේ මේජර් රාජමන්ත්‍රිට මරණ දඬුවම ලැබුණු හැටි

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

චාමර අමරසූරිය උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම ඒ 1992… හරියටම කිව්වොත් දිනය අගෝස්තු අටවැනිදායි…… ෆයිනල් කවුන්ට් ඩවුන් මෙහෙයුමට පැය 38ක් තිබියදී යාපනය කයිට්ස්හි අරාලි තුඩුවේදී පුපුරා ගිය පීඩන බෝම්බයත් සමඟ මෙරට යුද හමුදාව සලිත වී යන පුවතක් අසන්නට ලැබෙන්නේය. ඒ යුද හමුදාවේ සිටි විශිෂ්ට සෙන්පතියකු වූ ලුතිනන් ජෙනරාල් ඩෙන්සිල් කොබ්බෑකඩුව මහතා ඇතුළු රණවිරුවන්ගේ මරණයයි. එම සිදුවීමෙන් යුද හමුදාව පමණක් […]

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කොටි නායකයෙක් මැරුවයි බුද්ධි අංශ මේජර්ට මරණ දඩුවම

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

උපුටා ගැන්ම  Lanka Lead News ඊළාම් යුද්ධයේදී කොටි ත්‍රස්තවාදයට එරෙහිව සුවිශේෂි බුද්ධි මෙහෙයුම් රැසක් සිදුකළ යුද හමුදා සන්නද්ධ බුද්ධි බලකායේ මේජර් ඩික්සන් රාජමන්ත්‍රී හා එහි කෝප්‍රල් රාජකරුණා යන අයට ත්‍රිකුණාමලයේ මහාධිකරණයේ දී අද (08) මරණ දණ්ඩනය නියම කර තිබේ. 1998 දී යාපනයේ තිරුනල්වේලිහිදී කොටි බුද්ධි අංශබලකායේ ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ සාමාජිකයකු අත්අඩංගුයට ගෙන ප්‍රශ්න කිරීමේදී ඔහු අසනීප තත්වකට පත්වීමේන් […]

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Two murder-convicted Army officers given death penalty

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Courtesy Adaderana Two former Army officers have been sentenced to death by the Trincomalee High Court for assaulting and murdering an individual from Gurunagar area in Jaffna after taking him in for interrogations, says Ada Derana reporter. Following a lengthy trial, the verdict was delivered by the High Court Judge Manikkavasagar Illancheliyan. Accordingly, former Army […]

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Germany arrests suspect over alleged Sri Lanka war crimes

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

By ASSOCIATED PRESS Courtesy Mail on line BERLIN (AP) – German authorities have arrested a Sri Lankan man suspected of involvement in killing captured government soldiers as a member of the Tamil Tigers rebel group a decade ago. Federal prosecutors said a judge ordered Thursday the 36-year-old, identified only as Sivatheeban B. because of German privacy rules, […]

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‘Criminal liability cannot be avoided by private arrangement’ Jaffna UNP MP’s call for reviving LTTE:

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island July 31, 2018, 11:53 pm Criminal liability couldn’t be avoided by ‘private arrangement’ under any circumstances, top constitutional lawyer Manohara de Silva PC said yesterday. There was inordinate delay on the part of the Attorney General in dealing with Jaffna District UNP MP and former State Minister for Child Affairs […]

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Gotabaya assassination attempt: suspect acquitted after 13 years

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

By Tharindi Pabasara Courtesy Adaderana The Hindu priest, who had been charged of aiding and abetting the assassination attempt on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a suicide bombing at Piththala Junction in Kollupitiya in 2006, has been acquitted and released by the Colombo High Court. Colombo High Court Judge Sampath Abeykoon said that it has been […]

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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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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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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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