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On Sri Lankan issues, late CM pursued a strong line Her Assembly sought international probe into the alleged war crimes by the island nation
Published Date: 09/12/2016 (Friday)
Former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who received tributes from a wide spectrum of political leaders of Sri Lanka, had always pursued a strong line on matters concerning the neighbouring country, though she did oscillate on the issue of Eelam war and Tamil refugees. In the initial years, after the Black July of 1983 when anti-Tamil riots broke out across Sri Lanka, the AIADMK leader had supported the cause of Tamil extremists, especially the LTTE. It was the period when the Central government was also supportive of the rebels. In the run-up to the dismissal of the DMK ministry in January 1991, she had turned her ire against the LTTE and urged the Centre to remove the DMK regime on the ground that the LTTE was carrying out “illegal and clandestine activities” with the “connivance and encouragement” of the State government.
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NPC's resolution against Buddhist temples not valid:Lanka govt
Published Date: 09/12/2016 (Friday)
Sri Lankan government today said that a recent resolution adopted by the Northern Provincial Council prohibiting the construction of Buddhist temples in the Tamil-dominated North will have no legal standing. Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe told Parliament that there were no constitutional provisions for provincial councils to introduce such resolutions and that the government would in no way accept such a resolution.
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Sri Lanka president cancels colonial-era order amid falling popularity
Published Date: 08/12/2016 (Thursday)
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday rescinded a colonial-era British order naming 19 nationals as "traitors" for leading a rebellion nearly 200 years ago, his office said, as he strives to shore up his fading popularity. Sirisena hailed the ethnic Sinhalese men whole led the insurrection against the island's British rulers as national heroes, a move some critics were swift to denounce as a political gimmick to bolster his support among the Sinhalese majority.
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Sri Lanka's ruling UNP to retain executive presidency
Published Date: 08/12/2016 (Thursday)
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP) announced it will support a new constitution that will retain the current executive presidential system, but with a greater evolution of power in a unitary state. The policy-making Executive Committee of the UNP in a major policy decision declared its support to keep the presidency while changing the electoral system in favour of a hybrid of first-past-the-post and proportional representation.
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Lanka legislator alleges death threat over constitution reform
Published Date: 08/12/2016 (Thursday)
It was reported that Jayampathy Wickremaratna, a leading legislator of Sri Lanka's ruling party today alleged that he had received death threats due to his involvement in the country's constitutional reform process. Jayampathy Wickremaratna of the ruling UNP said he had received death threats on the phone over his association in the current process of constitutional reform.
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Torture Is ‘Common Practice’ in Sri Lanka, U.N. Panel Finds
Published Date: 08/12/2016 (Thursday)
President Maithripala Sirisena swept to a surprising election victory about two years ago promising political changes and human rights protections in Sri Lanka. On Wednesday, a United Nations committee questioned the government’s commitment to fulfilling those promises, pointing to the continued use of torture by the police and a failure to rapidly investigate and prosecute atrocities committed by security forces and Tamil Tiger rebels at the end of the country’s 26-year civil war in 2009.
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U.N. urges Sri Lanka to probe ongoing torture, war crimes
Published Date: 07/12/2016 (Wednesday)
A U.N. rights watchdog called on Sri Lanka on Wednesday to investigate "routine torture" of detainees by security forces and rebuked its government for failing to prosecute war crimes committed during the country's 26-year civil war. The Sri Lankan military finally vanquished the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelan guerrillas in 2009. The United Nations and rights activists have accused the military of killing thousands of civilians, mostly Tamils, during the final weeks of the war and have demanded reforms and redress.
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A truly pro-poor leader, says Sirisena
Published Date: 07/12/2016 (Wednesday)
Political leaders across Sri Lanka’s ethnic divide on Tuesday condoled the passing of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. While she had had a tumultuous equation with the island throughout her political career over the Tamil question, the fishermen’s conflict and the demand to retrieve Katchatheevu, Sri Lankan leaders saw her as a formidable actor in the region.
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She was a beacon of hope for lankan Tamils
Published Date: 07/12/2016 (Wednesday)
The late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s involvement in the Sri Lankan Tamil issue began almost immediately after she joined the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and became its propaganda secretary within a year in 1983.
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Ranil apologizes for burning of Jaffna library
Published Date: 07/12/2016 (Wednesday)
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today apologised for the burning of Jaffna Library in 1981 and urged the Joint Opposition to apologize for what happened during that time as well. “The public library in Jaffna was burnt during a United National Party (UNP) Government in 1981. We know it was wrong and tender an apology for it,” he said.
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We will only accept a political solution on the basis of sovereignty, says TNA leader Sampanthan
Published Date: 07/12/2016 (Wednesday)
The solution should be found based on the sovereignty of the Tamil people, said TNA leader R Sampanthan at the commemoration of the death of the former Mayor of Colombo organised by the All Ceylon Hindu Congress. We are never going to accept meaningless solutions, and at the same are not going kick away just solutions, he said.
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Radical Buddhists introduces new Sri Lanka Flag
Published Date: 06/12/2016 (Tuesday)
Boda Bala Sena the radical Budhists group encouraged supporters to carry distorted Sri Lankan flags when they marched towards Batticaloa. The flags did not have the two green and orange colour stripes that represent the minorities in Sri Lanka. The police had a tough task in preventing a large number of people lead by Buddhist clergies to enter Batticaloa on a court order.
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TNA leader condoles death of TN CM Jayalaitha
Published Date: 06/12/2016 (Tuesday)
Opposition Leader and the Leader of the Tamil National Alliance R. Sampanthan today expressed his condolences at the death of the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalitha Jayaram. In a condolences message, Mr.Sampanthan said the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister had a special concern for the resolution of the issues pertaining to the rights of the Tamil speaking people in Sri Lanka and her concern resulted in the passing of several resolutions at the Tamil Nadu State Assembly and frequent interactions with the Central Government in New Delhi on Sri Lanka.
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No Chance Of Another Armed Struggle – Dharmalingam Siddharthan
Published Date: 06/12/2016 (Tuesday)
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian Dharmalingam Siddharthan believes that permitting the Tamils in the North or East to commemorate their dead will not lead to another armed struggle or be viewed as encouraging separatism. In an interview with The Sunday Leader he said one man’s terrorist is another man’s liberation fighter. He believes the relatives of the dead should at least have the right to mourn the death of their loved ones. According to Siddharthan, many of the issues facing the Tamils in the North are still not resolved and the government mechanism in this regard is extremely slow. He lamented that the crime rate in the North is rising and he also feels there is a breakdown of family values and traditions among the people. He said while the military was not directly involved in aiding certain gangs, some individuals encourage and support these youth gangs. Following are excerpts of the interview;
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“No threat to security in the North”
Published Date: 06/12/2016 (Tuesday)
Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Karunasena Hettiarachchi has assured that there is no shortfall in security in the Northern and Eastern provinces. The Secretary made this statement during an event in Galle. The Defence Secretary said there are several reports on the internet which claim that national security is under threat but those reports are completely untrue. Hettiarachichi said he visits the Northern Province every two weeks and communicates with officers stationed there. Hettiarachchi added, “there are still 971 displaced persons lodged in camps with their families. The President and the Prime Minister was alerted and houses will be built for them. The military are directly engaged in building houses for displaced Tamil families. This is the picture of the situation in the North.”
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Is it time Sri Lanka sheds its religious identity?
Published Date: 05/12/2016 (Monday)
Sri Lanka is on the cusp of history, in several months it will be presenting to the people its third constitution in the space of four decades. Abolition of the Executive Presidency, devolution of power to the provinces, independence of the judiciary and the ensuring of good governance and human rights have been central in the discussions. With interest slowly growing amongst the people, one topic which has been conspicuously absent has been that of religion and its role in the future constitution.
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Security tightened in Batticaloa to prevent communal clashes
Published Date: 05/12/2016 (Monday)
Security in and around Batticaloa town was tightened last night with the deployment of additional police and Special Task forces personnel to prevent a possible clash between two communities. Earlier in the day, a tense situation arose when police stopped a group led Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagoda-atte Gnanasara Thera from proceeding to Batticaloa town.
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THE DANGER: Will Lanka go off Trump America’s radar?
Published Date: 05/12/2016 (Monday)
Sirisena sends a ‘Dear Donald ‘letter to Trump to dump war crimes probe To the victor, the spoils. Not only the scalp but the professed allegiance, too, of the fallen, however insincere it may sound; even as Hillary Clinton demonstrated – moments after it became clear she had lost key swing states – when she called upon the people to rally around Trump and to hail him as the man America had decided upon to lead the nation for the next four years as her president
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The Rise and ‘Fall’ of Karuna
Published Date: 05/12/2016 (Monday)
Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman, once a terrifying warmonger who led the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) of the Eastern Province and later enjoyed an 'exotic' and powerful life with the Rajapaksas, has been remanded till 7 December 2016. Karuna was arrested on the charge of misusing a Rs 80 million worth State vehicle. He is one among many who have been arrested by the current government for misusing State assets. Many are bewildered over Karuna's arrest and the reason for his arrest, which is considered a minor matter because this is a man who had committed cold-blooded murders while he was a LTTE militant, irrespective of caste, creed or race.
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US Vice President discusses future US-Sri Lanka relations with President Sirisena
Published Date: 02/12/2016 (Friday)
It was reported, US Vice President-elect Mike Pence telephoned President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday and discussed future US-Sri Lanka relations. Pence and President Maithripala Sirisena had reportedly discussed further strengthening US-Sri Lanka relations under President Donald Trump.
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Voices from the margins of the north
Published Date: 02/12/2016 (Friday)
Interviews with some of Sri Lanka’s most vulnerable war-affected persons in the north show that a meaningful post war reconciliation process to them includes action towards human development, based on a comprehensive and consistent post conflict development policy that is focused on knowledge and understanding of grass root scenarios. There is no consistent and meaningful livelihood-focused training undertaken as part of a concrete State policy to deal with the human crisis created by 30 years of conflict that fragmented the lives of thousands.
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TNA will not support unitary system of governance: M A Sumanthiran
Published Date: 02/12/2016 (Friday)
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today reiterated calls for meaningful devolution of powers to the provinces in the Parliament yesterday. TNA Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran said that the TNA will not support a unitary system of governance.
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New Police structure and Emergency Laws Constitutional Assembly: Report of the Police, Law and Order Subcommittee
Published Date: 30/11/2016 (Wednesday)
Police powers were among the most contentious topics in the whole devolution debate and the provisions of the 13th Amendment in this connection were never implemented by any government over the past three decades, because it would have rendered the country ungovernable. Now however, the Police Law and Order Subcommittee proposes to actually carry out what no previous government even contemplated. This Subcommittee of the Constitutional Assembly has proposed that the Police Ordinance be replaced with a completely new Police Act and that changes be made to the emergency laws – which would take the provincial police and law and order powers even beyond what was envisaged in the 13th Amendment
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IGP asked to act against anyone obstructing reconciliation
Published Date: 30/11/2016 (Wednesday)
President Maithripala Sirisena has advised the Inspector General of Police to litigate against anybody who impedes the National Reconciliation Process disregarding their political affiliations or socio-ethnic-political status, National Co-existence Dialogue and Official Languages Minister Mano Ganeshan said in Galle yesterday. Minister Ganeshan said so while participating at the launch of ‘Sanhinda’ Trilingual Magazine by the ‘Sanhinda Trilingual Unit’ of St. Aloysius College, Galle.
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Sri Lanka Leader Asks Trump's Help to Drop War Crime Charges
Published Date: 30/11/2016 (Wednesday)
Sri Lanka's leader is seeking the support of President-elect Donald Trump to free Sri Lankan troops from war crime allegations from the country's decades-long civil war. President Maithripala Sirisena said he has already sent a message to Trump, seeking his support.
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