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News: Mass Graves – Disappearances – OMP – PTA – Justice to Tamils Victims ?
Posted Date: 29/08/2018 (Wednesday)
The culture of impunity to the security forces under the DRACONIAN PREVENTION TERRORISM ACT [PTA] and their licence to kill especially the Tamils caused several disappearances and extrajudicial killings in Sri Lanka. It is to be noted that the Mass Graves, Disappearances and the Prevention of Terrorism Act [PTA] are all inter-connected. The Office of the Missing Persons is toothless in powers and
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News: Settlements in Mullaitivu: President dismisses TNA allegation as untrue
Posted Date: 29/08/2018 (Wednesday)
Ports and Shipping Minister and SLFP spokesman Mahinda Samarasinghe yesterday denied Tamil National Alliance (TNA) allegation that there was a move to settle outsiders in the Mullaitivu district. Samarasinghe emphasized that there was absolutely no basis for this claim. The SLFPer said so when The Island sought an explanation as to why President Maithripala Sirisena,
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Events: The ART of MASS STRUGGLE HARTHAL 1953 - SATHYAGRAHA 1980
Posted Date: 29/08/2018 (Wednesday)
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News: What brings the US Peace Corps to Sri Lanka?
Posted Date: 28/08/2018 (Tuesday)
The available information on the return of the US Peace Corps (USPC) to Sri Lanka on the stated mission of ‘English language education’ raises many questions, given the timing and context of their arrival. Under the terms of the agreement signed between the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Acting Director of the Peace Corps in February, the first 25 volunteers will arrive in the country in September 2019 for their two year assignments. This is likely to
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News: Shedding Crocodile Tears for Democracy
Posted Date: 28/08/2018 (Tuesday)
As explained by Lal Wijenaike, the 10 experts nominated by the Steering Committee and drawn from various professions like engineering, legal, political and academia, with different backgrounds worked on an initial draft, based on interim report and 6 sub committee reports. This initial draft; can also be called as a Zero
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News: Ava group a social phenomenon in Jaffna
Posted Date: 28/08/2018 (Tuesday)
Many news reports that emerged from the north produced details related to a criminal gang called ‘Ava’ group wreaking havoc in certain areas and the purported attempts being made for the revival of the LTTE by some extremist elements. Let alone, these are two issues that have political implications, both in and outside the Northern Province.
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Photos: Sri Lanka mass grave: Dozens of skeletons found in Mannar
Posted Date: 28/08/2018 (Tuesday)
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Photos: Alarm as aid convoy with LTTE supremo's pics arrives...
Posted Date: 28/08/2018 (Tuesday)
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Events: தமிழனே விழித்திடு மஹாவலியை எதிர்த்திடு
Posted Date: 28/08/2018 (Tuesday)
PWD சநதியிலிருந்து முள்ளிமாவடட செயலகம்வரை
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News: Rejected Delimitation Report costs Rs. 21.2 million
Posted Date: 27/08/2018 (Monday)
A total of Rs.21.2 million had been incurred in the process of creating the Provincial Council Delimitation Report, sources revealed yesterday. The report was rejected by Parliament on Friday (24) when the vote was taken. According to Parliament sources the expense had been made in respect of the five-member Commission, appointed by the President for their personal emoluments, travelling, supplies
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News: Wigneswaran, Sampanthan and Tamil National Alliance Intra-Tensions
Posted Date: 27/08/2018 (Monday)
However the goals of making the Northern Provincial Council dysfunctional and preventing a socio-economic renaissance through development activities have succeeded to some extent due to Chief minister Wigneswaran and a few provincial councillors, some officials and sections of the Tamil media Wigneswaran may have been a Supreme Court judge but he proved to be absolutely incompetent as a chief minister and was thoroughly inefficient as an administrator He wrote to the President saying he will not participate in the Task Force and released it to the media. He also urged the TNA not to attend Task Force meetings Wigneswaran began exerting pressure on TNA leader Sampanthan to comply with his call for a boycott
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News: Youths tired of politicians and elections; dip in voter registration
Posted Date: 27/08/2018 (Monday)
A drop in voter registration, especially among the country’s youth, has been observed in the latest enumeration process, Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya told the Sunday Times. “I don’t think parties or politicians should be blamed entirely. The youth are not against individual parties or politicians, but against the system as a whole. We have spoken to some of them and they say; ‘we don’t want elections, we have no interest in
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News: TNA to join Presidential Task Force against C.V's wishes
Posted Date: 27/08/2018 (Monday)
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has ignored a request by Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran to boycott the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the development of the Northern and Eastern Provinces and would participate in a meeting of the task force scheduled for today (27). The Northern Chief Minister had made the above request claiming that the government was attempting to undermine the long-awaited political solution to the ethnic problem by increasing economic activities in the region.
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News: Sri Lanka and India discuss fast tracking Indian Ocean shipping, security deal
Posted Date: 27/08/2018 (Monday)
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj had discussed the need to fast track an agreement on freedom of navigation and security during bilateral talks on the sidelines of a conference on the Indian Ocean held in Vietnam. Swaraj and Wickremesinghe had agreed that the Indian Ocean Conference, which is being held for the third successive year, is the best forum to hammer out an agreement on freedom of navigation, peace and security in the Indian Ocean, a statement from the Prime Minister's office said.
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News: Duterte urged to take Malaysia cue on China aid
Posted Date: 27/08/2018 (Monday)
Opposition senator De Lima flags risks of taking loans to fund massive infrastructure projects Manila: President Rodrigo Duterte should carefully study the option of taking loans from China given the experience of other countries having to contend with a debt vortex at a later stage, an opposition senator cautioned.
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News: SL Army focuses on Global Disruptions and National Security
Posted Date: 27/08/2018 (Monday)
The Colombo Defense seminar the apex seminar organized by the Sri Lanka Army is to be held on 30th and 31 August. This year the seminar will focus on the theme of ‘global disruptions’ and implications on national security. Global disruptions have been the focus on many policy and academic conversations in the 21st Century. The impact global disruptions can have on national security is a very pertinent and timely conversation.
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News: Mahinda should be awarded ‘Bharat Ratna’ like Mandela – Subramanian Swamy
Posted Date: 27/08/2018 (Monday)
Rajya Sabha MP of the Indian Parliament and senior politician Subramanian Swamy in one of his latest tweets has referred to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s upcoming visit to Delhi, India. The Indian MP had previously invited former President Rajapaksa to Delhi to attend a function organized by the ‘Virat Hindustan Sangam’.
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Photos: China’s plan to build houses in Sri Lanka hits a hurdle
Posted Date: 27/08/2018 (Monday)
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News: National Police Commission : Powerless against IGP
Posted Date: 26/08/2018 (Sunday)
The National Police Commission (NPC) cannot compel the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to implement its recommendations, says its Chairman P.H. Manatunge. The Commissioner made these comments in response to news reports that IGP Pujith Jayasundara has failed to thus far implement several recommendations made by the NPC, particularly with regard to promotions.
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News: Chinese archaeologists study ancient Jaffna ports: India also wants to develop it
Posted Date: 26/08/2018 (Sunday)
The Chinese are not only interested in developing Sri Lanka’s major ports such as Colombo and Hambantota. They also want to learn about the history of the country’s other ports, an unusual interest indeed. Involved in the task in Sri Lanka now is a team of archaeologists from the Shanghai Museum. Their attention at present is focused on learning about the ancient port city that existed centuries ago in Jaffna. Interesting enough, India has expressed the wish to develop the port
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