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Sri Lanka War crimes: Crimes against Humanity Video Released Ahead of Channel 4 Documentary

2011-06-14 In any military conflict injured and captured fighters are supposed to be treated in a dignified manner according to international law and Geneva Conventions....

TV review: Luther; Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields

Once you've got past its annoying 'take me seriously' tics, Luther is pure escapist TV dramaHe's deep, he's troubled and he doesn't play by...

Fraud of a bill to pay pensions , Sacrifice of workers’ lives, Defeat of the bill – victory for the working class

The government presented a bill to the parliament on 2011.05.08 allegedly to grand pension benefits to employees in the private sector.It is clear that...

Q&A: SRI LANKA’S KILLING FIELDS

What new footage and new evidence of war crimes is in the Channel 4 documentary?•    Previously unaired mobile phone footage of point-blank extrajudicial executions...

The death of law

 Basil Fernando,This is a discussion on the serious crisis of law in Sri Lanka. 33 years of the promulgation of the present Constitution, what...

Leaders of TULF, PLOTE & Padbanaba EPRLF meet the Indian delegation

 V. Anandasangaree, D. Sitharthan and T. Sritharan met the Indian Delegation at the India House on 11th Saturday at 11.30 hrs and the TULF...

Imposition of ‘leadership training’ deserves to be resisted

13 June 2011/ by Nirmalan DhasIn General, The imposition of this leadership training program or any training program on the human community – with...

Police to give details of missing, detainees

 13 June 2011 The Police Department has launched an awareness campaign via local newspapers informing the public that they would able to get details...

Jayalalitha to meet PM today

Creating waves on her first visit to the national capital after her landslide victory, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister arrived here on a two-day visit,...

Colombo treating us like ‘aborigines’, Tamils tell India

| IANS –  Jun 13, 2011 New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka is treating people in its Tamil-majority northeast as...

Undergrads among Katunayake protesters, CID claims

June 13, 2011/by Norman Palihawadana The CID probing the May 30 police attack on employees of the Katunayake Export Processing Zone ...

India to Lanka: Resolve ethnic issue

Sutirtho Patranobis,/ June 11, 2011     India has conveyed to Sri Lanka that it was up to the island nation’s government to change the 13th...

Forensic video experts confirm authenticity of Channel 4 Video

 11 June 2011,/ By Janith AranzeSince the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) viewed Channel 4’s startling documentary Killing Fields, depicting Tamil prisoners being...

Mahinda Samarasinghe submits confusing and contradictory statements to UN Human Rights Councils – TCHR

Excerpt of the letter handed over to the UN High Commission for Human Rights – Ms. Navaneetham Pillai.As an organization which consistently pays careful...

Sri Lanka committed genocide of Tamils: Arundhati Roy

 12 June 2011Taking part in a meeting organized by a London based Tamil media association in Southall in London on Saturday, celebrated writer Arundhati...

Sinhala policeman found slain in Vanni

12 June 2011A 41-year-old Sinhala policeman from Ki'linochchi police station was found beaten to death at Umaiyaa'lpuram in Paranthan in Vanni Sunday morning. The...

Tamils issue: Rajapaksa seeks Opposition’s views

R. K. RadhakrishnanTaking into consideration “the tendency of the major Opposition parties to blame the government for all problems,” Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa...

Investigators may soon ‘discover’ ‘links’ between the JVP and/or FTZ trade unions and the LTTE

 Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne read his script with dutiful assiduity, requesting the parliament to support the Emergency, because ‘the security authorities...

Kandasamy (1947) Somapala (1980) and Roshen Rathnasekera (2011) are the ‘June Heroes’ of working class struggle

By Dr. Vickramabahu KarunaratneMany decades ago in1947 June 5, comrade Velupillai Kandasamy a young member of the GCSU, was killed while participating in a...

India is not interfering -Menon

11 June 2011 Visiting Indian National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon said that it is up to the Sri Lankan government to find a political...

Lanka heads for collision course with India: Report

Colombo, June 12Sri Lanka has told India it will not concede key land and police powers to provincial councils under a New Delhi-initiated political...

UN urged to protect Lanka right to strike

The Sri Lanka government is accused of ordering police attack against the FTZ workersA group of powerful trade union federations representing workers in the...

International justice has a long reach and a long memory

By Namini Wijedasalobal politics is notoriously skewed. Large, powerful, white governments get away with murder even when it is committed on the territories of...

Speedy solution to national question:

Devananda advocates Select CommitteeTraditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Minister and General Secretary of the Eelam People’s Democratic Party, Douglas Devananda presented a proposal...

No police, land powers to PCs

President conveys decision to Indian officials, collision course fearedBy Our Diplomatic EditorPresident Mahinda Rajapaksa told a high-powered Indian delegation yesterday his government was not...

Govt. locks horns with UNP over security firm

 11 June 2011/ By Yohan PereraChief Government Whip Dinesh Gunawardene and UNP National Organizer Ravi Karunanayake had a show down in Parliament yesterday over...

Five hundred days since the forced disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda

by Basil FernandoFive hundred days after the disappearance of journalist and cartoonist, Prageeth Eknaligoda, the family and friends of Prageeth as well as media...

ICEU informs WFTU of brutal police attack

June 9, 2011/ by Dasun EdirisingheThe Inter Company Employees’ Union (ICEU) has written to the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), in Athens, about...

Checkmate, Rajapakse! The UN report, militarism and public religion in Sri Lanka

In the Hague, the International Criminal Court had issued arrest warrants on Libyan leader Gaddafi and his son for crimes against humanity....

Gotabhaya grooms private army in the north – attack on Fr. C.G> Jeyakumar

10 June 2011In order to absolve the Sri Lanka Army occupying the Tamil country from international accusations, but at the same time to continue...
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