The “Business Today” magazine in its cover story for December had a lengthy interview with Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka on wide ranging issues pertaining to country’s security and ongoing military operations. On interview Amry chef said: “I am not saying that all NGOs and INGOs are in cahoots with the LTTE. That’s not necessarily true. The truth is that very little if at all has been done in the North by NGOs and INGOs, a situation which would naturally make – anyone suspicious about what they were actually doing in these areas with their money, their personnel, their equipment, vehicles and other machinery.” “The ICRC performs a very important role. Medicines Sans Frontiers does some good work and I am aware -of this. But the majority of INGOs and NGOs have not done anything constructive. They’ve mollycoddled the LTTE, have not acted in the national interest and the authorities should take serious note about all this. We are aware that some actually left equipment with – The bottom line is this: if you can’t deliver, then leave!”.
A senior Sri Lankan Army commander and frontline soldier have told Britain’s Channel 4 News that point-blank executions of Tamils at the end of the civil war in May 2009 were carried out under orders ‘from the top’. In an extended segment on Sri Lanka Tuesday, Channel 4 broadcast translated video interviews with the two […]
The General Court of European Union has annulled the Council’s measures taken against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which was designated as a terrorist organisation by the EU, on procedural grounds. In a judgement delivered on Thursday in Luxembourg, the Court determined that the Council had not carried out the necessary checks when […]
A Swedish provincial court has found Asian Tribune website editor KT Rajasingham guilty in defamation case filed by Norway based tamil journalist Nadaraja Sethurupan (Sethu). The court has ordered KT Rajasingham to pay 125, 000 Swedish Kroner for Sethu whose professionalism was called into question by the stories published in Asian Tribune. Judgment The court […]