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TGTE Welcomes former Sri Lankan Army Chief’s willingness to face War Crime Trials: - Urges Him to Avail to UN’s OISL
[Thursday 2015-05-28 22:00]

“If he really believes in his innocence, we challenge him to open himself to international investigation” “We also urge the current President of Sri Lanka Mr. Sirisena, who was the acting defense minister during the final weeks of these killings and rapes, to clarify his position whether he himself is ready to face International war crimes trials to clear his name” Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is pleased to hear of former Army Commander Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka’s interview to the Guardian newspaper that he would welcome war crimes investigation to prove his innocence for the mass killing of Tamils and rape of Tamil women by the Sri Lankan Security Forces.



South Africa to continue talks on Sri Lanka
[Thursday 2015-05-28 18:00]

The South African Government is to continue its initiative on Sri Lanka by having more consultations with stakeholders within and outside Sri Lanka aimed at promoting a lasting political solution, peace initiatives, truth-telling and reconciliation in Sri Lanka.



Protests to be launched to remove Government
[Thursday 2015-05-28 18:00]

The main opposition United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) today said that it will be launching protests after June 9 to gather support to remove the Government. UPFA MP and former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that the Government has failed to achieve its goals within the 100 days since it took office.



7-yr-old sexually abused in Kilinochchi On her way home from school
[Thursday 2015-05-28 18:00]

It was reported yesterday (27) that a seven year old school girl was gang raped in Paranthan-Kilinochchi recently while returning home from school. However, denying the gang rape, Jaffna Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) U. Mayoorathan said it is proven that she was sexually abused, but not gang raped. He added that on the day of the incident, 25 May, the child returned home late from school. According to her mother, school was over by 12:30 p.m. but the child returned home at 1:30 p.m.



Govt . won’t send ‘Special Delegation’ for UNHRC 29th Session
[Thursday 2015-05-28 18:00]

Deviating from practices adopted by the Rajapaksa administration, the government said yesterday that it would not be sending a ‘Special Delegation’ for the 29th United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Sessions, to be held in Geneva next month.



India not happy with comments by Amaraweera
[Thursday 2015-05-28 18:00]

India today said that it is committed to working together with the Government of Sri Lanka to find a mutually acceptable solution to the fishing issue and in this context remarks made by Minister Mahinda Amaraweera this week will not be helpful. Amaraweera had said that he had refused to agree to a proposal from India to allow Indian fishermen to catch fish in Sri Lankan waters.



UN group here in August to help in war-time disappearances
[Wednesday 2015-05-27 18:00]

The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) will arrive in Sri Lanka on August 3 on an invitation extended by the previous government which had requested assistance on war-time abductions and disappearances, Foreign Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Mahishini Colonne said today.



Shashi summoned to FCID
[Wednesday 2015-05-27 18:00]

Former minister Wimal Weerwansa’s wife Shashi has been summoned to the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) tomorrow morning to record a statement over some questionable land deals.



SF says would welcome war crime investigation
[Wednesday 2015-05-27 18:00]

Former Army Commander Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says his conscience is clear and he would welcome a war crimes investigation to prove his innocence. “The allegations are there,” Field Marshal Fonseka said in an interview with the Guardian. “We have to clear our name.” In May 2009 the then General Fonseka was the head of the Sri Lankan army that defeated the Tamil Tigers, or Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, ending Sri Lanka’s brutal 26-year civil war.



Vienna Airport security accused of smuggling Lankans
[Wednesday 2015-05-27 18:00]

Private security staff at Vienna Airport are suspected of smuggling refugees, mainly Sri Lankans, through security checks onto flights to the United States and Britain, the Reuters news agency quoted Austrian prosecutors as saying. Police are investigating 13 private security staff operating at Vienna Airport over suspicions they abused their access to security systems. One man from Poland and another from Sri Lanka have been placed in custody pending an investigation.



This is a Sinhala, Buddhist country’ – JHU
[Wednesday 2015-05-27 18:00]

Government affiliate JHU stresses to justice minister Wijedasa Rajapakse that Sri Lanka is a country of Sinhala Buddhists.The party, in a statement, is disputing a claim to the contrary by him at a media briefing.The JHU says that the basis for his remark was unclear, but that it has hurt the feelings of Sinhala Buddhists. We should never hesitate, even non-Buddhists and non-Sinhalese, to say Sri Lanka is a country of Sinhala Buddhists, it says.



Basil’s bail application rejected; re-remanded
[Wednesday 2015-05-27 18:00]

Kaduwela Magistrate Dhammika Hemapala today rejected the bail applications submitted by UPFA MP Basil Rajapaksa and three others and re-remanded them till June 10. The three others re-remanded with Mr. Rajapaksa were former economic development ministry secretary Nihal Jayatilake, former divineguma fund director general R.R.K. Ranawaka and former regional director Bandula Thilakasiri.



Maximum punishment for perpetrators - President in Jaffna Top News
[Tuesday 2015-05-26 19:00]

President Maithripala Sirisena, who visited Jaffna today said a special court (Trial-at-Bar) will be set up to ensure speedy justice in the case of the gang rape and brutal slaying of the schoolgirl at Pungudutivu in Jaffna. “We cannot let such incidents to happen again in any part of the country,” he emphasised when he met students from 17 schools in the Northern Province at a meeting held at the Wembady Girls School in Jaffna.



Former Sri Lankan president to contest in parliamentary polls
[Tuesday 2015-05-26 19:00]

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse had informed his close aides that he will contest in the parliamentary elections which are expected to be held in the country in July, a senior opposition member said on Monday.Speaking on the grounds of anonymity, the senior parliamentarian said that Rajapakse had already begun to conduct meetings on a weekly basis with the opposition parliamentarians who were publicly supporting him and Rajapakse's future in politics was being discussed.



Gnanasara arrested and later freed on bail Top News
[Tuesday 2015-05-26 19:00]

The police today arrested Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary, the Venerable Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thera after he produced himself before the police.A warrant was issued recently on Gnanasara Thera after he failed to appear before the court over his alleged participation at a protest in front of the Bribery and Corruption Commission last month.



Ban of protests and demonstrations in Jaffna
[Tuesday 2015-05-26 19:00]

The Mallakam Magistrate’s Court today issued a stay order banning any protests, demonstrations or assembly up to 14 days within the Chunnakam Police area starting today, the police said.The court order had been issued due to a protest that was scheduled to be held today by the ‘Mahajana Balaya Peramuna’ over the incident where an 18-year-old student was gang raped and killed at Punguditivu in Jaffna.



Man shot dead in Vellaweli
[Tuesday 2015-05-26 19:00]

A 42-year-old man shot dead by two unidentified men at Mandur in Vellaweli, Batticaloa this evening, the Police said.Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said two men arrived in motorbike had fired shot at the man who was in his home at the time.The victim was identified as an employee at Navithanveli Pradeshiya Sabha in Ampara. Police had launched an operation to arrest the suspects.



Film On Slain LTTE TV Presenter Banned In India
[Tuesday 2015-05-26 19:00]

India’s Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) refused to certify ‘Porkalathil Oru Poo,’ a film said to be based on real life story of television journalist, Isaipriya, who was allegedly killed in captivity by the Sri Lankan armed forces in the final stages of the civil war in 2009, on the grounds that the film could strain “friendly relations with foreign States.”



GTF holds talks with South Africa on Lanka
[Monday 2015-05-25 18:00]

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF), an influential diaspora groups based in London, had talks today with the South African Government on Sri Lanka. The GTF said that on an invitation from the Deputy Minister of Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) of South Africa, Ms. Nomaindiya C Mfeketo MP, a GTF delegation lead by Father S J Emmanuel met at the South African High Commission, South Africa House at Trafalgar Square in London today.



UK visa applicant from Jaffna nabbed
[Monday 2015-05-25 18:00]

A 30-year old man from the Jaffna area was arrested for using deception in his UK visit visa application, the British High Commission in Colombo said today.The visa applicant was found to have previously applied under a different identity.The visa applicant was referred by UK Visas and Immigration to the Fraud Investigations Bureau police in Colombo. He had previously been refused a UK visa when using the same name, but with a different date of birth and family details.


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