Rudra to push for Ealam

Rudra to push for Ealam

🕔08:05, 26.May 2012

Former LTTE member and peace negotiator and now self proclaimed ‘Prime Minister’ of the Transnational Government of Tamil Ealam (TGTE), Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, has said that the international community will soon realize a Tamil Ealam state is the only solution to

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UK teen pleads guilty in Lankans death

UK teen pleads guilty in Lankans death

🕔23:47, 25.May 2012

A teenager from Huyton (Britain) who admitted to the fatal stabbing of a Sri Lankan shop worker has been cleared of murder. Mahesh Wickramasingha, 30, died after being stabbed in the throat by 19-year-old Sam Harrison on 29 November 2011.

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Demo against Muslim prayer center

Demo against Muslim prayer center

🕔19:05, 25.May 2012

A demonstration was staged in Dehiwala today by a group of Buddhist monks against a Muslim prayer center in the area. The demonstrators alleged that animals were being slaughtered at the prayer center. However the owners of the prayer center

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SF wants army camps removed

SF wants army camps removed

🕔14:33, 25.May 2012

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka says military camps in the north must be removed. Speaking to the Jaffna based Uthayan newspaper, Fonseka said that the military is involved in the civil administration in the north. He said that the army

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Over 400 arrested in Chinese scam

Over 400 arrested in Chinese scam

🕔07:52, 25.May 2012

Over 400 Chinese were arrested from several countries over a transnational telephone fraud which included 17 arrests in Sri Lanka. The China Daily newspaper said that on Wednesday, mainland police, assisted by Taiwan police, worked with their counterparts in Thailand,

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Students rape teen

Students rape teen

🕔07:38, 25.May 2012

Three students attached to the Mannar Silawathura Roman Catholic Tamil Vidyalaya have been arrested for raping a 15 year old girl. According to the police a complaint was lodged yesterday over the incident and an investigation was subsequently launched. Investigations

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The rain is back

The rain is back

🕔07:24, 25.May 2012

The Department of Meteorology says the active zone associated with the South-West monsoon (Monsoon Trough) which is now located just South of Sri Lanka is affecting the weather over Sri Lanka resulting in the heavy rain being experienced since last

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US report slams Lanka on disappearances

US report slams Lanka on disappearances

🕔07:05, 25.May 2012

The US State Department report for 2011 released on Thursday has slammed Sri Lanka over enforced and involuntary disappearances. According to the annual report enforced and involuntary disappearances continued to be a problem in 2011, although the number of such

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No land for Muslims says Rishard

No land for Muslims says Rishard

🕔21:36, 24.May 2012

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen says most Muslims displaced by the war are unable to go back to their original land in the north. Speaking at a media briefing in Colombo today, the Minister said that several Muslims

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Lankans displaced in Italy

Lankans displaced in Italy

🕔18:32, 24.May 2012

Around 25 Sri Lankans have been displaced due to the Earthquake that struck parts of Italy with a magnitude of 6.0 on the Richter scale on May 20, 2012, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Italy said. The Embassy said

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UK calls for reduced military presence

UK calls for reduced military presence

🕔16:07, 24.May 2012

Britain has urged the government to reduce the military presence in the north, especially in Jaffna and the Wanni. The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives John Rankin said that the military presence in the north should

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Media freedom facing pressure: US

Media freedom facing pressure: US

🕔15:30, 24.May 2012

The American Embassy in Colombo says media freedom in Sri Lanka continues to face pressure throught the country. Chris Elms, the Press and Information Officer of the U.S. Embassy for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, says the U.S will continue

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Tamil MPs launch hunger strike

Tamil MPs launch hunger strike

🕔10:31, 24.May 2012

A group of Tamil parliamentarians have launched a hunger strike in Vavuniya over the long term detention of several suspected LTTE cadres without being charged. Parliamentarians from the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) as well as MP J. Sri Ranga and

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Cops interdicted over probe on rape

Cops interdicted over probe on rape

🕔09:27, 24.May 2012

Four police officers attached to the Anuradhapura police station have been suspended over their failure to properly investigate a rape incident of a minor. A 13 year old girl was reported in January to have been raped in Anuradhapura but

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Russia against unilateral probe on Lanka

Russia against unilateral probe on Lanka

🕔20:48, 23.May 2012

By our special correspondent Russia is against any unilateral investigation on the conflict in Sri Lanka, Russian Foreign Minister Sergev Lavrov told reporters in Moscow today (Wednesday). Speaking to reporters following a meeting with External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris, the

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No political prisoners says Nimal

No political prisoners says Nimal

🕔16:26, 23.May 2012

Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva told parliament this afternoon, there are no political prisoners in Sri Lanka only LTE suspects. Speaking on the issue regarding the protest by over 200 Tamil prisoners demanding that their cases be heard or they

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No more war in Sri Lanka

No more war in Sri Lanka

🕔15:43, 23.May 2012

There is no chance of another war on Sri Lankan soil, the Ministry of Defence said today in a statement posted on its website. According to the Ministry of Defence this guarantee has deeply reached the people living in every

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Lankans in Indonesia protest

Lankans in Indonesia protest

🕔15:19, 23.May 2012

Dozens of Tamil asylum seekers who fled Sri Lanka staged a rally outside the office of the International Organization for Migration in Medan, North Sumatra, to demand that they be relocated to Australia. The demonstrators, who have lived in Medan

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Underage girl rescued from Singapore

Underage girl rescued from Singapore

🕔14:48, 23.May 2012

The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) says a young girl has been rescued from Singapore after she was forced into prostitution. NCPA chairperson Anoma Dissanayaka says the girl had been sent to Singapore with the promise of obtaining employment. However

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Sri Lanka in US human rights report

Sri Lanka in US human rights report

🕔18:08, 22.May 2012

Sri Lanka is expected to figure in the annual U.S human rights report to be released on Thursday, sources told the Colombo Gazette. U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael Posner

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