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Karuna remanded

Former Deputy Minister and LTTE Eastern Province Commander Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan alias 'Karuna Amman,' who was arrested by the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), was remanded in custody till December 7 after being produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate. The FCID arrested Karuna on charges of misusing a Government vehicle.

ST - Nov 29 13:37 GMT - more ... [ Tags: History ]

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Tories hid contract for MPP who gave up seat for Patrick Brown
Tories hid contract for MPP who gave up seat for Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown’s office misled the Toronto Star about compensation to a former MPP who quit his seat for the Progressive Conservative leader, imposing a gag order at a time when the secret contract could make the Tories look bad, internal emails show. Mindful the governing Liberals were under investigation for allegations of bribery, senior party officials were…

Toronto Star - Nov 29 13:21 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Canada ]

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  • UN Maintains Status Quo On War Probe

    The United Nations is maintaining its status quo on Sri Lanka with regard to the investigations on incidents related to the war. The government had said recently there was no pressure on Sri Lanka with regard to the accountability process. There is also a feeling that the policy on Sri Lanka may change with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stepping down next year. …

    Sunday Leader - Nov 28 14:47 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, History, WarCrimes ]

  • Rajapaksa’s visit part of the India-China ‘Great Game’ in Sri Lanka?

    Rajapaksa’s visit part of the India-China ‘Great Game’ in Sri Lanka?

    Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is on a week-long visit to China on the invitation of the Chinese government — a development that sections within the government and diplomatic circles here see as a “strong message” from Beijing. The visit assumes further significance in the wake of controversial remarks made by Yi Xianliang, the Chinese…

    Hindu - Nov 28 14:38 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, SriLanka, China ]

  • Looking at Some Important Issues in Sri Lanka

    I honestly believe the policy and legal framework for a new counterterrorism law should be discarded and the Law Commission proposals taken up as a base document for replacing the PTA. But I doubt this would be the case. The new counterterrorism proposals are now before the parliamentary sectoral oversight committee on national security. I expect this committee will…

    Huffington Post - Nov 28 14:32 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • Jaffna uni marks Maaveerar Naal

    Jaffna uni marks Maaveerar Naal

    Students and staff at the University of Jaffna marked Maaveerar Naal (Tamil national remembrance day) on Friday, lighting candles in memory of those who gave their lives to the Tamil struggle. Trees were also planted on the university grounds by a monument commemorating those 'who had sacrified their lives for freedom'. The monument was initially erected in…

    TamilGuardian - Nov 25 11:03 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History ]

  • Kevin O’Leary considering campaign staff for possible Tory leadership bid

    Kevin O’Leary considering campaign staff for possible Tory leadership bid

    Kevin O’Leary says he has been interviewing potential campaign managers and meeting with fundraisers and strategists as he continues to contemplate joining the federal Conservative Party leadership race in the wake of president-elect Donald Trump’s victory. The Toronto businessman and reality-TV star said Wednesday that Mr. Trump’s win in the United States…

    Globe and Mail - Nov 24 13:34 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada ]

  • Sri Lankan Buddhist Monks Accused of Racist Hate Speech

    Sri Lankan Buddhist Monks Accused of Racist Hate Speech

    Sri Lanka is in a generational Recovery era, following the end of the civil war. This is a period of austerity when rules and institutions are devised by the survivors of the civil war to make sure nothing like it ever happens again. These rules and institutions survive for several decades until the Unraveling era, when younger generations have come to power, and the…

    Breitbart - Nov 21 11:25 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, History, SriLanka ]

  • Sri Lanka’s UN Fiasco

    Sri Lanka’s UN Fiasco

    The United Nations Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) is holding its 59th session from November 7 to December 7 in Geneva, Switzerland. Sri Lanka was recently under the microscope of the committee and, to put it mildly, things did not go smoothly. The fact that Sisira Mendis, Sri Lanka’s chief of national intelligence, participated the two-day affair didn’t help…

    Huffington Post - Nov 17 15:08 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, UN, WarCrimes ]

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  • Remembrance Day helped one Sri Lankan immigrant develop his Canadian identity

    Remembrance Day helped one Sri Lankan immigrant develop his Canadian identity

    "I remember every November, more specifically around Remembrance Day, the teachers used to assign us the task of creating poppies with construction paper... and we used to cut it out and stick it around the walls," said Jegatheesan, whose family first settled in Toronto's Flemingdon Park neighbourhood when he was 4. Flemingdon Park is a community made up of over 70…

    CBC - Nov 14 11:23 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, History, World ]

  • MADD launches Red Ribbon campaign at Toronto police headquarters

    MADD launches Red Ribbon campaign at Toronto police headquarters

    Wijeratne and his mom joined other MADD Toronto volunteers at police headquarters Monday for the launch of the organization’s annual Red Ribbon campaign to promote sober driving during the holiday season. “My family didn’t consider the fact that there could’ve been an impaired driver on the road that night,” Wijeratne said. “That was not something that…

    Inside Toronto - Nov 08 14:02 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada ]

  • TNA not for division, says Sampanthan

    TNA not for division, says Sampanthan

    No one should entertain any fears about the Tamil National Alliance because it is not a party striving to divide the country, said TNA and Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan in Jaffna on Sunday.Sampanthan said even though certain people in the south were somewhat reluctant to visit the north fearing a tense situation, they should visit the North without fear as there is…

    CDN - Nov 08 13:38 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, TNA ]

  • Some LLRC proposals can be implemented: PM

    Some LLRC proposals can be implemented: PM

    Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said that some recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) that could be implemented would be put into practice in the coming years.“Late Mr De Silva chaired the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). Its recommendations were controversial; I agreed with some and disagreed…

    Daily Mirror - Nov 08 13:32 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, History, SriLanka ]

  • Teaching gender inequality in Sri Lanka

    Teaching gender inequality in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka has in some circles been considered a model of post-colonial gender equality compared to its South Asian counterparts due to high literacy rates for men and women, 97.7 and 98.6 respectively, universal franchise for both sexes as early as 1931, and two female state leaders. Sri Lanka’s long history of free and compulsory education for boys and girls…

    Open Democracy - Nov 08 13:27 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Children, World, SriLanka ]

  • Call for autonomous unit in North-East renewed

    The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) on behalf of the Sri Lankan Tamils resident overseas has called for the creation of an ‘Autonomous Tamil Region’ (ATR) in a re-merged Northern and Eastern Province to address their grievances. The two provinces comprise eight administrative districts. The GTF has acknowledged that a consensus among Tamil and Muslim leaders is a…

    Island - Nov 07 14:07 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, World, SriLanka ]

  • HRC Report Finds Fault With AG And IGP

    HRC Report Finds Fault With AG And IGP

    The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRC) in its fifth periodic review report to the Committee Against Torture issued last month finds fault with the Attorney General and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for failure to take action against torture and cruel inhuman degrading treatment.“The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has requested information from…

    SO - Nov 07 14:01 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, History, SriLanka ]

  • Indo Sri Lanka Joint Military Exercise Mitra Shakti - 2016 Concludes

    Indo Sri Lanka Joint Military Exercise Mitra Shakti - 2016 Concludes

    The Indo-Sri Lankan military exercise MITRA SHAKTI 2016' culminated on 06 November 2016 after fourteen days of intense military training. The exercise concluded with an impressive closing ceremony held at Sinha Regimental Centre, Ambepussa. A platoon each from an infantry battalion of the Rajputana Rifles Regiment, Indian Army and Sinha Regiment, Sri Lankan Army…

    BS - Nov 07 13:54 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, India, WarCrimes ]

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  • The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Syed Shakeel Hussain visited the Northern part of Sri Lanka

    The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Syed Shakeel Hussain visited the Northern part of Sri Lanka

    The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Syed Shakeel Hussain visited the Northern part of Sri Lanka to review the progress on a Pakistani-funded Housing Project for war affected families of District Mannar. Sri Lankan Minister for Commerce and Industry, Rishad Bathiudeen was also present on the occasion. Addressing the gathering at Puthukudiyiruppu…

    Radio Pakistan - Nov 07 13:50 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, SriLanka, Pakistan ]

  • Government faces credibility crisis

    Government faces credibility crisis

    The political atmosphere in the country has seen some significant change during the last month or so, as one can observe the villain Untitled-3and the hero in the government’s anti-corruption drive gradually swapping their roles, pushing the administration to be on the defensive. In other words, the entire anti-corruption drive of the ‘yahapalanaya’ government…

    Daily Mirror - Nov 04 16:55 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Colombo, History, SriLanka ]

  • Nestlé Lanka empowers Jaffna with new milk chilling centre in Urumpirai

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    Nestlé Lanka marked a new milestone in its local dairy development initiatives by opening another new milk chilling centre in Jaffna recently. The new milk chilling centre in Urumpirai, will enable the farmers in the area to preserve the quality and freshness of their milk, collecting only the excess amount after meeting the needs of the farming families. The…

    Daily Mirror - Nov 03 18:49 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, Economy ]

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