The Threat Looms Unabated

It is a statistic that tells its own story. And statistics to Colombo come not far off the region. The consequences of Aluthgama can be measured by the threat that yet prevails behind the overwhelming majority earned by the new Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. Narendra Modi is today the popular Premier who is [...]

Government Stands Its Ground

OHCHR awaits arrival of full team In Geneva By Easwaran Rutnam While the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) awaits the arrival of the full team appointed to investigate the war in Sri Lanka in Geneva, the Government has decided not to budge from its original stand and reject visas for the [...]

The ‘Mystery’ Of The ‘Missing’ LTTTer

By Camelia Nathaniel The LTTE fronts are masters in terrorist propaganda. The same way, the LTTE created or infiltrated Tamil organizations overseas, the LTTE also created similar fronts in the Wanni. The Vanni Institute of Technology known as Vanni Tech was created by the LTTE to build the technology and knowledge base of the LTTE. [...]

The Lives Destoyed in Aluthgama

By Camelia Nathaniel Buddhists and Muslims have interacted with one another culturally, politically, economically, and sometimes militarily for years in this country. All religious faiths have coexisted harmoniously even though Buddhism is the predominant religion in Sri Lanka. As the Dalai Lama had said every person on this earth has the freedom to practice or [...]

Aluthgama Violence Scares Schoolchildren

By Waruni Karunarathne The incidents that took place recently in Aluthgama and Beruwela have definitely had an adverse psychological impact on youth who were affected and displaced due to the violence. The clear drop in student attendance in Muslim schools in the affected area is a sign of fear among the community even though the [...]

Suspicion Over Reports

BASL to seek order to exhume bodies of Aluthgama victims By Nirmala Kannangara The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) is to submit an application to court and seek an order to exhume the bodies of the Muslims who were killed during the recent riots in Aluthgama and Beruwala and investigate the circumstances that led [...]

Those That History Will Remember…

The Mahinda Rajapaksa government has invested millions if not billions of rupees in infrastructure development of the war ravaged regions. But that is clearly not enough because the aggrieved Tamil community by and large remains sullen. Their dignity as a people, who have rights in this land dating far back into history, has yet not [...]

The Ven. Watareka Thera Saga

By Nirmala Kannangara and Binoy Suriyaarachchi Speculation is rife behind the arrest of the leader of the Jathika Bala Sena a fierce critic and hardliner Ven. Watareka Vijitha thero by the police on Wednesday after he was discharged from the National Hospital, Colombo. According to police, the whole incident was a fabricated story of the Thero to [...]

‘What Have We Done?’

The BBS and the Rev. Gnanasara Thero have been the focus of many issues in the recent past over the Aluthgama incident. Many have criticised the monk for his aggressive nature and have called for his arrest and the banning of the organisation after the incident. In an interview with The Sunday Leader the Rev. [...]

Canada’s Emerging Politics Of Terror

By Camelia Nathaniel Canadian law enforcement authorities and intelligence services are concerned about the LTTE’s penetration of their political establishment. A number of Sri Lankan Tamils tainted by their support for the Tigers seeks to infiltrate the spectrum of Canadian political parties – the New Democratic Party, the Liberal Party and the Conservative Party. After [...]

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