Posts Tagged ‘ JVP ’

Elections 2015: The Stakes

Apr 22nd, 2014 | By

DR DAYAN JAYATILLEKA The Sunday newspapers carried credible reports that the Presidential election would be held anytime after November this year, most probably in January 2015 while parliamentary elections would be held before the Sinhala and Tamil New Year 2015.  What this means is that over the coming year, the serious political participant or student

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A Postwar Opposition for Future Elections

Apr 9th, 2014 | By

 By Dr Dayan Jayatilleka Isn’t it amazing just how many people don’t connect up the dots? Take this chap Gobi for instance. What if he (or a clone) were to pop up from under a bed and pop a cop just before the presidential or parliamentary election? Would it not warrant the imposition of a

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Lessons From Geneva

Apr 5th, 2014 | By

The New Indian Express Wednesday, April 02, 2014 By V Suryanarayan Published: 02nd April 2014 02:00 AM Last Updated: 02nd April 2014 01:12 AM Gross human violations that took place in Sri Lanka during the last stages of the Fourth Eelam War have come into sharp focus once again. The UN Human Rights Council, on March 27, after

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Red Cross to conduct Lanka disappearance survey

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By

A needs assessment survey in Sri Lanka for families of individuals who disappeared during the nearly three-decade long civil war in the country will be carried out by the International Committee of the Red Cross. The survey would begin in April and is scheduled to get completed by the end of the year, said Sarasi

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Sri Lanka: Mass grave with 80 Bodies found in former LTTE bastion

Feb 26th, 2014 | By

Colombo: Eighty skeletal remains have been dug out of a mass grave in a former LTTE stronghold in Sri Lanka, fuelling speculation that the bodies are of Tamil civilians who disappeared during the war with the rebels. “We have collected some 80 skeletal remains and removed them for safe keeping,” said Dhananjaya Waidyaratne, a judicial

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Sri Lanka: The history behind anti-Indian hysteria and rhetoric

Feb 9th, 2014 | By

By Prof V Suryanarayan The hatred towards India, following New Delhi’s support to the US sponsored resolution in the Human Rights Council, is expressing itself in several ways. In Batticaloa, in the Eastern Province, miscreants decapitated the statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Robert Baden Powell (the founder of international scouts movement). Elsewhere in the town,

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The SLMC demands probe into losses suffered during war

Feb 3rd, 2014 | By

By S. Skanda The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) called on the government to set up a mechanism to inquire into atrocities committed against the Muslim community during the thirty-year-old ethnic war. In a statement the General Secretary of the SLMC -MT Hassen Ali- said during the thirty-year conflict the Muslims were subject to many

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Weekend News Roundup 26.01.2014

Jan 26th, 2014 | By

By S. Skanda Is Sri Lanka facing blackouts again? Sri Lankan’s may once again face power-cuts and electricity outages as a number of the country’s power stations have been shut down for repairs. The Kelanitissa and Lakvijaya coal power stations remain shut for repairs. In addition earlier this week the randenigala and antambe power stations

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News Briefs on 07.01.2013

Jan 7th, 2014 | By

DISTORTED HISTORY MAY CAUSE FUTURE RACIAL INCITEMENT: WIGNESWARAN “It is no use southern politicians declaring on each and every occasion the slogan ‘One Nation, One people’. Ours is a country with different backgrounds “through a new constitution the one government rule must be changed,’” said C.V. Wigneswaran Chief Minister of the northern provincial council after

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Weekly news round up 03.01.2013

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

By S. Skanda BRIBERY CHIEF UNDER FIRE The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has called on President Rajapaksa to suspend the under-fire chairman of the Commission to Investigate Bribery and Corruption, Mr. Jagath Balapatabendi and pave the way for the Commission to carry out an independent investigation into allegations against its chief. Mr. Balapatabendi has come

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