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Death Of Tamil Political Prisoner: Political And Civil Society Leaders Demand An impartial enquiry

By Colombo Telegraph – A group of political and civil society leaders and activists,  assembled today in Colombo  have unanimously  decided to request an impartial enquiry  by an independent forensic analyst and a credible postmortem report  in respect of the cause of the death of Tamil political prisoner Ganesan Nimalaruban.  We below produce their demanding letter to the […]

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FUTA Submitted A Comprehensive Framework For Discussion

By Colombo Telegraph – Federation of University Teachers’ Associations has submitted their  ‘Framework for Discussion on MOU’ to Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga today as a follow up document on the discussion FUTA had with him on the 2nd July 2012 on its demands. Below we produce comprehensive framework FUTA has submitted. Framework for Discussion on MOU Federation of University Teachers’ Associations Sir Lanka […]

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Jayalalithaa Asks Centre To Cancel Sri Lankan Air Force Training

Taking objection to the training being imparted to Sri Lankan Air Force personnel at an Indian Air Force base near Chennai, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalaithaa on Thursday urged the Centre to immediately cancel the programme and send the personnel back to Sri Lanka. “At a time when there are voices demanding equal status for […]

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WikiLeaks: Rajapaksa Personally Requested That Maubima Not Publicize The Detention Of Its Reporter – Maubima Editor

By Colombo Telegraph – “On November 23, 2006, police from the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) detained Parameshwari Munusami, a Sinhalese journalist working for Maubima or ‘Motherland’ (ref D). The editor of Maubima alleged that President Rajapaksa personally requested that the paper not publicize the detention of its reporter.” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington. A […]

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Transferred LTTE Suspect Died In Hospital

By Colombo Telegraph – A LTTE suspect, who was transferred from the Vavuniya prison to the Mahara prison following the turmoil at the Vavuniya prison, has died today. The 29 year old inmate, named Ruban, had been charged for his alleged involvement with the LTTE. He was receiving medical treatments at the Prison hospital for […]

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SRI LANKA: “Lot Of Talking And Not Much Improvement” In The North

COLOMBO, 3 July 2012 (IRIN) – Sri Lankan parliamentarians in favour of acting on the recommendations in a report into the final stages of the country’s civil war by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) are slowly gaining ground over those who are not, says a presidential peace process adviser. The government’s initial reaction to the […]

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Former Sri Lankan Naval Officer ‘Complicit’ In War Crimes: Canadian Immigration

By Stewart Bell – One of Sri Lanka’s top naval officers has fled to Canada but federal officials are refusing to accept his refugee claim on the grounds he was complicit in war crimes during the troubled island’s long civil war against Tamil rebels. Nadarajah Kuruparan was Commodore of the Sri Lanka Navy, third in rank behind […]

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WikiLeaks: Balassoriya And Jayantha Were Rajapaksa Supporters

By ColomboTelegraph – “When reminded that both individuals had supported Mahinda Rajapaksa’s 2005 campaign for the presidency, Rambukwella laughed and speculated that the Defense Secretary might have summoned the two to thank them. ‘It shows that the gratitude for the duo has not been forgotten even after two years.’” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington. […]

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Swiss Francs 85 Million Invested In Swiss Banks By Sri Lankans Last Year

By Feizal Samath – Investments by Sri Lankan individuals, companies or the Sri Lankan government in secret Swiss accounts totalled more than 85 million Swiss francs (CHF) in 2011 while liabilities listed against Sri Lanka were 44 million in the same year, official data from the Swiss National Bank (SNB) show. The Swiss franc is […]

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All Or Nothing: Soysa’s Threat To Journalists

By Colombo Telegraph – Deputy Education Minister Wijayamuni Soysa was attending a meeting at a school in Bandarawela last Thursday to discuss issues related to appointing a principal to a school in the area. Media representatives were also invited along with the staff and parents. Before the event began, the Deputy Minister said he wanted his […]

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