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AFP RAIDS SL-BORN ISIS WORKER’S HOUSES

Jan 29, 2016 0

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International media reports that Australian counter-terrorism police has raided two houses in Melbourne belong to ex-wives of the Sri Lankan-born Australian national who appeared in a Islamic State (ISIS) propaganda video.

Forty one-year-old, Sri Lankan-born Mohomed Unais Mohomen Ameen who had fled to Syria in 2014, is reported to be working for the IS as a physiotherapist.

In the video, Ameen has been urging Australians and other foreign to offer their services to IS’s health service in Syria.

In the video, Ameen calls for sympathizers all over the world saying, “We have staff from many other countries, physiotherapy doctors from Russia, physiotherapy doctors from Sham, physiotherapy doctors from Australia, from Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and that a few countries to be named. I would like to take this opportunity, call my brothers and sisters who have the medical background, medical knowledge, who are qualified or semi-qualified- we need the brothers and sisters to come and help us from all around the world.”

However, the Australian Federal Police that denied providing details on the raid confirmed that there was no immediate danger to the community.

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Swiss President offers support for reconciliation, economic development

Jan 25, 2016 0

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Swiss Confederation President Johann Schneider-Ammann while applauding the initiatives taken by the new Sri Lankan government to promote reconciliation, ensure democracy, and strengthen political stability and economic development has promised that his government will support further boost such efforts.

The Swiss President noted this during bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

President Schneider-Ammann told Premier Wickremesinghe that his government expects to work closely to further enhance bilateral ties with Sri Lanka.

The two leaders also discussed the current challenges faced by European countries. They also discussed about opportunities for Swiss investors in Sri Lanka.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe also met a number of world leaders as well as leaders of top global businesses organisations, including heads of Microsoft and Virgin Group on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe held discussions with Virgin Group chairman Richard Branson.

During discussions with the Prime Minster, Branson said he is willing to invest in the country with the prevailing peaceful environment.

Branson said he expects to visit Sri Lanka shortly to discuss matters about investment opportunities.

He had shown a special interest in investing in avenues related to the tourism industry. Meanwhile, during a meeting with Indian industrial leaders and investors in Davos, the Prime Minister had said that authorities have identified four major avenues where Indian investors could play a major role.

The Premier said Indian investors could use the opportunities arising out of the port city project, Colombo harbour expansion project, Trincomalee port development project and the proposed economic corridor between Andra Pradesh and Sri Lanka.

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“FRANCE TO KEEP STATE OF EMERGENCY UNTIL IS DEFEATED” – PRIME MINISTER VALLS

Jan 22, 2016 0

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so-called Islamic State (IS) is over, the Prime Minister of France Manuel Valls has told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

The measures were introduced after the IS-led Paris attacks on November 13, 2015 and then extended for three-months. Such a move gives Police more power to conduct raids and impose house arrests.

Prime Minister Valls also warned that Europe’s migration crisis was now putting the European Union (EU) itself at grave risk

 

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The New Constitution will not change the unitary nature of the country: PM

Jan 17, 2016 0

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Making a statement regarding the formation of the new Constitution in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today stated that the new Constitution would not change the unitary nature of the country. He further added that some were alleging that the foremost place given to Buddhism and the unitary nature of the Constitution are being negated, he stated and that this was not true.

Moreover the Prime Minister stated that such comments were being made by parties that wanted to use this opportunity to create fear or mistrust among the people for political reasons.

Stating that “We are ready for amendments” the Prime Minister Wickremesinghe further added that while the United National Party (UNP) had no amendments to the proposal, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) had submitted several amendments. He added that after discussing it with other parties, these amendments can be processed in the Constitutional Assembly.

He added that this was the first time social media was used to get the opinion of the people and that everyone can express their opinions and suggestions regarding the formation of the new Constitution.  The new Constitution will be created to meet the hopes of the people, he stated.

 

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AMID PROTESTS – SRI LANKAN LEADER CANCELS HIS VISIT TO TAMIL AREAS TO CELEBRATE A HINDU FESTIVAL

Jan 16, 2016 0

my-3Amid widespread protests by Tamils, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena cancelled his scheduled visit to Tamil areas to celebrate an annual Hindu festival of Thai Pongal on January 15th.

Elaborate arrangements were made to organize this festival, but at the last minute Sri Lankan President cancelled his visit and instead sent his Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe. Visiting British Foreign Minister Hugo Swire, and several diplomats also joined this festival.

Tamils were protesting for not giving equal rights in the current Constitution, including special rights given to Buddhism, which is the only State religion in Sri Lanka. There are calls to give equal rights to all religions and to remove special status given to Buddhism in the new Constitution.

Protests are also held to highlight the failure of the Sri Lankan Government – even after one year in power – to address the plight of thousands of Tamils who disappeared, continued imprisonment of Tamil political prisoners and overwhelming presence of Sri Lankan military in Tamil areas

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ARREST HIRUNIKA

Jan 8, 2016 0

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The Attorney General (AG) has directed the Police Colombo Crimes Division to arrest UNP Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra in connection with the alleged abduction of a youth in Dematagoda.

Authoritative sources from the Attorney General’s Department told the Daily News that the Attorney General instructed the Police to arrest the Parliamentarian on Thursday night.

“There was sufficient evidence to suggest the MP’s involvement in the incident. In addition to the statements recorded from witnesses and suspects,

the AG department also took into consideration scientific evidence such as telephone records of the suspects,” a highly placed source from the Department said.

The source added that the CCD probing into the matter would make the arrest early next week, based on the AG’s department’s recommendation.

The Police, two weeks ago, sought the AG’s Department opinion on the arrest of Premachandra over Amila Priyankara’s alleged abduction.

The investigation into the alleged abduction took a new turn last week with a statement given by the daughter of the supporter who was at the venue at the time of the abduction. The statement was forwarded to the AG’s Department by the team handling investigations.

According to the Police, the 11-year-old girl who is the daughter of the fifth suspect in the case had said she met Hirunika Premachandra before as well as after the abduction.

The girl who was at the scene at the time of the incident, can be seen in the CCTV video standing by her father, while the abductee is being forcibly hurled out of the drapery store in Dematagoda.

The Colombo Crimes Division, last Friday, informed Court of the girl’s statement, which concurred with Amila Priyankara’s version that he was taken to the office of the MP before being threatened and released.

Last week, the AG’s Department requested for CCTV footage of the press briefing where Premachandra detailed the incident, citing that she was merely trying to settle a domestic dispute.

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The worst effect of final war in Srilanka! A mother of one met sudden death.

Jan 6, 2016 0

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Kengeswaran Theepa, a mother of one child suddenly died of weakened heart disease in Mulliyawalai of Mullaitivu district. She is 35 years. Mulliyawalai is the area where the final war was held in 2009. More local people from this area effect from the worst bloody war.

Husband of this woman has immigrated in Australiya the reason of the worst situation in Srilanka. Mrs.Theepa saw the destruction and the massacres of Tamils in Mullaitivu during the end of war. Due to that reason she is affected by heart disease. Her husband migration also affected her. Mulliyawalai villagers are very sad of Theepa’s death. Like Theepa many people in Mullaitivu district meet sudden death the reason of the worst war effect. But this fact doesn’t reach the world.

Today many Tamils live with mentally affection due to the war. They face many problems because of they are unable to heal their mental traumas.
Tamil people in North and East live with mental traumas. Because of they have lost their loved ones, children, husbands and parents during the long decade civil war.

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We like to build up our faculty as a ragging free faculty – Dean of Faculty Dr.K.T.Suntharesan

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Dr.K.T.Sunthresan, Dean, Faculty of Health-care Sciences announced that seven billion Srilankan rupee has been reserved for constructing Faculty of Health-care Sciences of Eastern University in Pillaiyarady.
The welcome party for new students of Faculty of Health-care Sciences of Eastern University was held in Arasady, Batticaloa on Monday.

Dr.K.T.Suntharesan delivered a speech in this occasion.

He said that over 1000 doctors get graduation from Srilankan universities every year. “Our students also come to top ranks. According to the assessment our faculty students come to 5th to 10th ranks” Dean Dr.K.T.Suntharesan further mentioned.

“We like to build up a faculty free from ragging. To achieve this goal there would not show any tolerance. The severe actions would be taken against the students who involve in ragging others. The discipline of our faculty students is better than others” he said.

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Policy wise I don’t agree with Tamil People’s Council – Dayan Jeyatilleka

Jan 6, 2016 0

dayanjayathilakasa-aFormer UN representative of Srilanka Dayan Jeyatilleka said that he doesn’t agree with the policy of Tamil People’s Council. “Creating new political councils in North of Srilanka is an emergence of political plurality. But I differ from Tamil People’s Council on its policy. At the same time the creation of this council is to be welcomed matter” Mr.Dayan Jeyatilleka further mentioned.

He stressed  “I don’t agree with TPC on policy level. There were more opportunities to the Tamil politicians such as Northern Chief Minister, Suresh Premachandran and Gajendrakumar. But they have failed to utilize these opportunities”

Srilankan diplomat Dayan Jeyatilleka insisted that however, creating new councils would give advantages to Tamils. It is needy that leftist communists should restart their activities in North.

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Tamil People’s Council should be dissolved immediately – Thurairajasingham

Jan 6, 2016 0

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Eastern province Agriculture Minister and general secretary of Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) Mr.Kirishnapillai Thurairajasigham said that newly established Tamil People’s Council would be an obstacle in order to implement federal constitutional reform which was mandated by Tamil National Alliance to find a solution for the ethnic problem of Tamils.

He further mentioned that Tamil People’s Council should be dissolved without any delay and its members should join and work with TNA. TNA got people’s mandate for a federal constitutional reform during last elections. Minster stressed that meanwhile Tamil People’s Council is trying to draw a constitution without getting mandate from Tamil people.

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