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Yearly Archives: 2011

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A/L exams lost its credibility: FUTA

(Lakna Paranamanna) The 2011 A/L results fiasco has violated the credibility and high standards maintained during the examination throughout the years, university academics said...

LLRC Report: Sovereignty not a privilege but a responsibility -Daily Mirror Editorial

While the government appears to be enjoying absolute power and has widespread support among the people it goes into 2012 facing a major international...

SLA assaults, threatens activists who protest against sand mining in Batticaloa

The occupying Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers at Mu'rakkoddaagn-cheanai camp in Batticaloa district have summoned civil activists from Chantha'na-madu river basin to their...

LLRC Report: JHU to act strongly against recommendations

Continuing its strong line against the LLRC report, the JHU warns of a strong political decision if the government goes ahead with implementing the...

More information unearthed in investigations into the murder of the Britisher

The police officers carrying out investigations regarding the murder of the British national committed at a tourist resort at Tangalle have come across details...

LLRC: Another Nail in the Coffin of Justice, Democracy and Freedom

(Surendra Ajit Rupasinghe )The entire value of the LLRC report rests upon two conditions: First, whether it addresses the core issues raised by allegations...

TNA calls for an international mechanism for accountability in SL

 The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has called on the international community to establish a “mechanism for accountability” to bring to book the perpetrators of...

If GCE (AL) results fiasco occurred in another democratic country the responsible ministers and officials would have resigned voluntarily

(Sumanasiri Liyanage) Is the GCE Advanced Level results fiasco the latest of the government’s spiraling mismanagement of education? I received an official text message...

LTTE Human Right Violations and War Crimes against North East Muslims, Before the Ceasefire Agreement of 22nd February 2002

 (M.I.M. Mohideen)With the increased activities of the Tamil militants in the early part of 1985, the animosity and resentment of the Tamils towards the...

Political thuggery, murder, mayhem should end

(Harischandra Gunaratna)The main suspect responsible for the killing of the British tourist Kuram Shaika at the Nature Resort t at Medilla in Tangalle using...

1,637 rape cases reported in 2011: Police

An increase in statutory rape cases have been reported in the country, the police said yesterday. Police spokesman SP Ajith Rohana said that they...

Attempts to undermine investigation of Britisher’s murder

A group of persons identifying themselves as law abiding citizens of Tangalle, have complained to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) in writing that...

‘The Tamil diaspora does not want peace’

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), ending the 30-year-old ethnic war. But a political settlement eludes the...

MPS demands compensation for affected students

GCE Advanced Level examination results bungling should not be allowed to go off easily but the government must consider paying compensation for the affected...

‘GMOA to strike if SAITM report un-released’

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) yesterday threatened to go on an all-island strike if the Health Ministry does not release an inquiry report...

‘Please Stop Saying you Unified Country Because Sri Lanka was Never Divided to be Unified’-Sangaree Writes to Mahinda

Tamil United Liberation Front(TULF) Secretary – General and former Parliamentarian Veerasingham Anandasangaree has in a letter written to President Mahinda Rajapaksa stressed that a...

LLRC report: Right to Information revisited

“The Commission was deeply disturbed by persistent reports concerning attacks and obstacles placed on journalists and media institutions including news websites and killing of...

Tamils to blame for Lanka solution delay: Rajapaksa

Brushing aside the criticism that he is nowhere near delivering a political solution even 30 months after ending the Eelam war, Sri Lankan President...

Sri Lankan ambassador promises accountability from war-crimes defendants

(Ashish Kumar Sen) Sri Lanka will hold accountable every person accused of war crimes during its decades-long civil conflict, the island nation’s ambassador to...

Protestors force SL military to open cremation ground in HSZ

Resettled Tamils in the eastern part of Kaangkeasanthu'rai (KKS) on Tuesday staged a spontaneous protest against the Sri Lanka military demanding the right...

TNA & LLRC report

(Dayan Jayatilleka)  Whatever one may think of the LLRC and NORAD reports, it is incontrovertible that two of the three major players in the...

British govt. extremely concerned regarding Tangalle incident – British High Commission

The British High Commission in Colombo has said the incident in which a British national was murdered and his female partner critically injured by...

Implementing LLRC report in New Year will be the challenge

 Jehan Perera - The 388-page report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission appears to be earning more bouquets than brickbats. Even one of...

LLRC report has forgotten the Sinhalese – Champika

The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission report has crossed its limits, but its biggest blunder is making no mention about the Sinhalese people, alleges...

LLRC:AN INEVITABLE REMINDER OF APRC

Whatever the wordings in the title of the Commission may be, the real motive of the government behind the appointment of it is somewhat...

LLRC Report: The Rock And The Hard Place

The government has a problem acknowledging reality, but so do its critics. The war was not all good and the Rajapaksas are not all...

Towards a Desperados’ Paradise, Editorial, The Island

''The main suspect, at large at the time of writing this comment, will give himself up to the police through a lawyer...

Indian aid to war-affected Tamils diverted to Sinhala colonisers

Sri Lankan Colonial Governor of the Northern Province, Major General (retired ) G.A.Chandrasiri, has diverted a portion of India-donated aid, meant for ‘resettled’...

LLRC criticisms escalate as Colombo threatens legal action

Questioning the need for "a seven-man presidential Commission costing millions of rupees for platitudinous recommendations that the government will ignore," Prof. Kumar David,...

Rajapaksa strengthens blueprint of Sinhalicisation in East

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has re-appointed former Sri Lanka Navy Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral (Rtd) Mohan Wijewickrama as the Governor of Eastern...
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Sri Lankan Brigadier threatens medical staff of in Sampathnuwara, Mullaitivu : “Bloody Tamil, I will kill you all”

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Sovereign default risks to rise further in 2021; Sri Lanka among the high risk countries: Goldman Sachs

LONDON (Reuters) - Sovereign default risks are on course to rise further in 2021, with Iraq, Sri Lanka, Angola and Gabon at high probability...

UNESCO writes to Sri Lanka Govt on the “LankaGama road” being built across World Heritage property “Sinharaja Forest Reserve”

Image: Sinharaja Forest Reserve © Ko Hon Chiu Vincent / Ko Hon Chiu Vincen. The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has received numerous emails with third-party...

Amnesty International writes to Pompeo: Raise Human Rights issues with Rajapaksas

Dear Secretary Pompeo: I am writing on behalf of Amnesty International and our 10 million members, supporters and activists worldwide. Founded in 1961, Amnesty International is...