Swiss probe on LTTE money laundering

Swiss probe on LTTE money laundering

🕔23:46, 10.Jun 2012

The Swiss Federal Prosecutor’s Office will take its investigation into suspected money laundering by 12 members of the Swiss Tamil Tigers (LTTE) to the Netherlands and Sri Lanka, it was reported on Sunday. The NZZ am Sonntag newspaper reported that

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Uni girls sexually molested

Uni girls sexually molested

🕔17:07, 10.Jun 2012

The High Education Ministry is investigating reports that four female students were sexually molested at a local University. According to reports the four girls, all new entrants to the University, were forced into a dark room and forced to massage

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Shiranthi’s family home robbed

Shiranthi’s family home robbed

🕔11:28, 10.Jun 2012

The family home of First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa located in Mount Lavinia, which is occupied by a relative, was robbed, police sources told the Colombo Gazette. According to the police no one was in the house at the time thieves

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No crime wave says Gota

No crime wave says Gota

🕔23:34, 9.Jun 2012

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today denied claims of a crime wave taking place in Sri Lanka. Speaking at an event in Matara today (audio below) the Defence Secretary said that the police have also confirmed based on statistics that there has

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Fonseka given MSD security

Fonseka given MSD security

🕔12:04, 9.Jun 2012

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka has been provided security from the Ministerial Security Division (MSD) by the government. Fonseka told reporters at a blood donation campaign in Etul Kotte today that he has been given 15 MSD officers for security.

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New war crimes video a “fairy tale”

New war crimes video a “fairy tale”

🕔09:04, 9.Jun 2012

The government says a new war crimes video on Sri Lanka allegedly in the possession of the British ‘The Independent’ newspaper is part of a “fairy tale” propaganda. Presidential spokesman Bandula Jayasekera told the newspaper that the video is an

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Pope calls for comprehensive settlement

Pope calls for comprehensive settlement

🕔18:18, 8.Jun 2012

Pope Benedict XVI has called for a speedy and comprehensive settlement in Sri Lanka following the end of 30 years of war. Reports from the Vatican said that the Pope made this appeal during his meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa

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Angoda ward evacuated

Angoda ward evacuated

🕔14:12, 8.Jun 2012

Sri Lankan health officials have evacuated a ward at a government-run hospital near the capital after four staffers were infected with swine flu. Dr. Jayan Mendis, director of the Mental Health Institute in Angoda says tests have confirmed that four

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TNA to go before the UNHRC

TNA to go before the UNHRC

🕔13:47, 8.Jun 2012

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has threatened to go before the UN Human Rights Council (TNA) over allegations the military is forcefully taking over land in the north and east from civilians. TNA Jaffna District MP Apathurai Vinayagamurthi told reporters

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Thoppigala to be open to the public

Thoppigala to be open to the public

🕔10:26, 8.Jun 2012

The military is to re-open Thoppigala, also known as the Barons Cap, to the public. The area was once under LTTE occupation and was later under the control of the Karuna group. Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said that most parts

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Three stabbed, two killed

Three stabbed, two killed

🕔07:15, 8.Jun 2012

A family of three were stabbed in Tissamaharama yesterday resulting in the death of two of them, the police media unit said today. The police said that based on information they had received officers had visited a house and found

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Tamara castigates Pillay

Tamara castigates Pillay

🕔07:01, 8.Jun 2012

Sri Lanka’s Permanenrt Representative to Geneva Tamara Kunanayakam has castigated the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navaneetham Pillay and the UN Human Rights Council for playing to the political agenda of the USA and other Western powers. She in her latest

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China, Sri Lanka Pledge Closer Military Ties

China, Sri Lanka Pledge Closer Military Ties

🕔23:30, 7.Jun 2012

Jagath Jayasuriya, commander of the Sri Lankan army and China’s Minister of Defense Liang Guanglie on Thursday pledged to boost military cooperation between their respective countries. Liang hailed the healthy development of bilateral relations since the establishment of diplomatic ties

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Raids to seize illegal weapons

Raids to seize illegal weapons

🕔16:46, 7.Jun 2012

Inspector General of Police N.K Illangakoon has ordered island-wide raids to seize illegal weapons including homemade guns. The police media unit said that there have been several reports of deaths and injuries caused by homemade guns in the recent past.

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Al-Qaeda advertises for suicide bombers

Al-Qaeda advertises for suicide bombers

🕔16:04, 7.Jun 2012

The Al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen has reportedly posted online advertisements that offer to recruit and train potential suicide bombers to target the US, Israel and France. The advertisements by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), ask for volunteers to get

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Pressure affecting reconciliation process

Pressure affecting reconciliation process

🕔12:37, 7.Jun 2012

The government says the reconciliation process is facing serious challenges partly due to external intervention by countries that have perused a diplomatic crusade to whim individual interests upon the island nation. A statement by the Defence Ministry said that a

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MR and Cameron hold talks

MR and Cameron hold talks

🕔08:35, 7.Jun 2012

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and British Prime Minister David Cameron had one to one talks in London yesterday. President’s spokesman Bandula Jayasekera said that the discussion took place at Melbourne House just before a reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth. However details

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Reconciliation slow says new US envoy

Reconciliation slow says new US envoy

🕔07:55, 7.Jun 2012

The new Ambassador nominated by the United States for Sri Lanka and the Maldives says reconciliation in Sri Lanka is slow as human rights violations have not been investigated. Michele Sison told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday that

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Demo against Queen’s lunch with MR

Demo against Queen’s lunch with MR

🕔17:08, 6.Jun 2012

More than 3,000 Tamil protesters staged a flash demonstration at a Jubilee event attended by the Queen in London today. Police estimated that more than 1,500 pro-Tamil demonstrators turned out on the streets but eye witnesses at Pall Mall said

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Legal advice sought on IUSF ban

Legal advice sought on IUSF ban

🕔14:37, 6.Jun 2012

The Higher Education Ministry says it has now sought legal advice on the possibility of banning the Inter University Student Union (IUSF). Higher Education Ministry Secretary Dr. Sunil Jayantha Nawaratne said that details over the unlawful activities of the IUSF

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