Posts Tagged ‘ violence ’

Lasantha Wickrematunge: Justice Delayed

Jan 10th, 2014 | By

Text and Pictures By Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai Rays of sun breaking through at the grave site Grave site decorated with fresh flowers, and candles Lal Wickrematunge, older brother of Lasantha Wickrematunge is seen grieving at his brother’s grave Lasantha Wickrematunge’s fifth death anniversary was marked today. Family members, friends, and colleagues gathered at his grave site in

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Video: BBS attempt to sabotage Alternative Human Rights Festival is thwarted

Nov 15th, 2013 | By

On 14th November, 2013, Galagodaaththe Gnanasara, a Buddhist monk who lead the extremist Bodu Bal Sena (The Buddha’s Army) and a group of supporters tried to forcibly enter into the venue of Alternative Human Rights Festival organized by the ‘Force for Unity’ and sabotage it. The festival and the exhibition titled ‘voice of the dissent’

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The Presidential lie is worrying. But his thinly veiled attempt to justify the recent spate of anti-minority violence is terrifying

Oct 7th, 2013 | By

 President, Non Compos Mentis? by Tisaranee Gunasekara “….the paragon of transgressors, the man who holds nothing sacred and who fearlessly assumes every from of hubris”. – René Girad (Violence and the Sacred) It was a moment of ultimate self-exposure. President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s reply to Al Jazeera-interviewer’s question about anti-minority violence revealed a mindset and a

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Sri Lankan Government try to ban No Fire Zone in Nepal

Oct 5th, 2013 | By

Once again the government of Sri Lanka has tried to prevent an international screening of No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka, this time in Nepal. Once again they have failed because of the determination of defenders of human rights and free speech. Yesterday the Nepali authorities gave the organisers of the Film

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NPC Election 2013: Main Incidents – CMEV Update

Sep 21st, 2013 | By

Northern Provincial Council Election 2013 – Communiqué No 8 Northern Provincial Council Election 2013 – Communiqué No 8 21th September 2013: 12 pm CMEV has received complaints of a number of incidents on election day since polls opened at 7 am, including an assault, intimidation of voters, campaigning near polling stations and distribution of food items while

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Northern Elections: A litmus test for democracy or Tamil national aspirations?

Sep 21st, 2013 | By

Just a few hours after the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon announced the forthcoming provincial elections in Sri Lanka to be an important opportunity for political reconciliation in the country, a terrifying attack took place against the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) candidate, Mrs Ananthi Sasitharan at Chuzhipuram in Jaffna at approximately 12:45 am. Midnight Terror According to

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Latest in North~ “Think Twice: Are you ready to go back to war? Is your vote for TNA?”

Sep 21st, 2013 | By

Latest in North~ “Think Twice: Are you ready to go back to war? Is your vote for TNA?” #NPE #LKA



Midnight Terror For Ananthi

Sep 21st, 2013 | By

By Dharisha Bastians – Dharisha Bastians Historic elections in the Northern Province took a vicious turn 24 hours after campaigning ended, when the Jaffna home of the Tamil National Alliance candidate Ananthi Sasitharan was besieged and her supporters and a local election monitor assaulted early last morning. Sasithran had noticed uniformed personnel outside her home out of her window

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The Attackers Of The TNA Karainagar Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Identified As Army Intelligence Officers

Sep 18th, 2013 | By

The Center for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) has noted one incidents of polls related violence in the Northern Province, last night. The residence of Karainagar Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Velayudam Anaimugan (TNA) was stoned at about 12.45 a.m by a group of unknown persons. Mr. Anaimugan stated that while he was returning from the TNA election

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NPC Elections: What Is To Be Done

Sep 17th, 2013 | By

By Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran – PM – TGTE – Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran There were many different views, for and against, in terms of the NPC elections and whether Tamils should participate in it or not. We have passed that stage, and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) entered the fray having transcended all the debates about how the Tamil nation should handle the

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