Posts Tagged ‘ Murder ’

News Roundup on 28.02.2014

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

By S. Skanda Human Rights Chief Accuses SL Government of Failing to Investigate War Crimes On Wednesday The UN Human Rights Chief called Navi Pillay called for an international inquiry into war crimes committed by both sides during Sri Lanka’s civil war. She said the government had failed to do its own credible investigation. There

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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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Grisly story ends in shots 6,000 miles away

Feb 26th, 2014 | By

By Paul Duggan and Dan Morse The Washington Post | Posted 14 hours ago “A neighbor described the missing youth as a shy and conscientious teenager, the youngest of three children, who was ‘extremely handy with tools.’ “ — The Washington Post, Sept. 23, 1997 Samuel Sheinbein, then 17, a senior at John F. Kennedy

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This Week News Roundup 24.02.2014

Feb 24th, 2014 | By

“No Fire Zone” Released Online in India After Censorship AFP reported the controversial film “No Fire Zone” on Sri Lanka would be streamed s free online in India Sunday, after censors banned its theatrical release over fears it may strain friendly ties with Colombo. Callum Macrae, the British director said the film would also be

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SRI LANKA: The neglect of mass graves

Feb 22nd, 2014 | By

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Twenty fifth session, Agenda Item 3, General Debate A written submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre A mass grave has been found at Thiruketiswaram, Mannar in January 2014. In 2013 a mass grave was also found at Matale and the investigations are still at early

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Sri Lanka Mulls SAfrican-Model Truth Commission

Feb 22nd, 2014 | By

By KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated Press Sri Lanka’s government said Wednesday that it was considering a process similar to South Africa’s post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission to heal the wounds of the island nation’s decades-long civil war. Two senior ministers will lead a team to South Africa on Thursday for discussions with the country’s government and

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Tamil Nadu Government Decides to Release 7 victims in Rajiv Assassination Case

Feb 20th, 2014 | By

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 08:03 GMT] The Tamil Nadu Government, in a suo motu statement to the State Assembly on Wednesday said it has decided to release the 7 prisoners, now imprisoned to lifetime in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The decision comes as the Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to commute the death

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Journalist’s death a sign of Sri Lanka’s brutalisation?

Feb 11th, 2014 | By

By Charles Haviland BBC News, Colombo One of Sri Lanka’s most prominent journalists, Mel Gunasekera, was stabbed to death in her home, on Sunday. Although this death does not appear to have been politically motivated, Sri Lankans have reacted by lamenting what they say is the “brutalised” nature of their country. To wake up to

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The Mel We Knew

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

Mel Gunasekera, who was killed this morning (02) at her private residence in Battaramulla, was adored by her colleagues. They loved her personality, her willingness to help, and her radiant smile. Hence, the news of her sudden death that came on the first Sunday of the month of February was an utter shock to everyone

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39 Year old Man who Painted Battaramulla Residence of Murdered Journalist Mel Gunasekara Arrested as Suspected Killer by Police in Dompe

Feb 3rd, 2014 | By

Police last evening arrested the prime suspect in the murder of senior Business journalist and Asst Vice President of Fitch Ratings, Ms.Mel Gunasekera at her residence in Battaramulla. SSP Ajith Rohana said that the officers of the special Crime Investigation Unit of the Mirihana Police had made the arrest at the New Road, Dompe. Suspect

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