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Court allows CID to detain Pillayan.

Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan was further detained with the CID till December 10 for questioning over the killing of Batticaloa District Parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham in 2005. Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya detained Chandrakanthan till December 10 when he was produced before the Magistrate yesterday for physical examination of the detainee. The CID producing him before the Magistrate...

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Won’t be surprised if Karuna, Douglas arrested: TNA

TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran today said that he wouldn’t be surprised if former Minister Douglas Devananda or former Deputy Minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan were arrested in the wake of the arrest of Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan on Sunday. Chandrakanthan (aka Pillaiyan) was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department on Sunday in connection with...

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Sri Lanka ranked 114 in Global Peace Index

Sri Lanka ranked 114th on the global peace index conducted by an Australian-based Institute for Economics and Peace which measured national peacefulness in 162 countries. Bhutan ranked at 18th place, Nepal at 62, Bangladesh at 84, India at 143 and Pakistan ranked 154 with Afghanistan at 160. Iceland had retained its place as the most...

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EU court annuls LTTE anti-terror measures on procedural grounds.

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...

Reuters: UK warns Sri Lanka on abuses before Commonwealth summit
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Reuters: UK warns Sri Lanka on abuses before Commonwealth summit

Britain said on Wednesday there would be “consequences” for Sri Lanka if its leaders did not address international concerns over human rights abuses, ahead of a Commonwealth summit scheduled to be held in Colombo in November. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg told parliament “despicable human rights violations” had taken place in Sri Lanka, but that...

Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter to be Declared on May 18th- the 4th Anniversary of Mass Killing of Tamils in Sri Lanka
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Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter to be Declared on May 18th- the 4th Anniversary of Mass Killing of Tamils in Sri Lanka

• Several renowned international personalities and dignitaries are attending this event to give their support. • As Tamils envision the future and look forward to the fruition of Tamil Eelam, the Freedom Charter containing the Freedom Demands of Tamils worldwide, would be a cornerstone of Tamil’s Freedom. – Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter will be declared...

Tamil party rejects the Sri Lankan Army report on war.
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Tamil party rejects the Sri Lankan Army report on war.

Sri Lanka’s Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has dismissed a report by an Army Court of Inquiry that absolved the Army troops of any civilian deaths during the final phase of the three-decade long war with the Tamil Tiger rebels. The Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya presented the report on the first part...

Sri Lankan army given clean chit by Sri Lankan military court!
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Sri Lankan army given clean chit by Sri Lankan military court!

A Sri Lankan military court of inquiry has said that the Sri Lankan army was not responsible for any civilian casualty in the last stage of the military operations. Following observations made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) — appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa — on the army and allegations made by Channel...

This is the Holy Day on which we venerate the Heroes who were the impetus for our National Liberation Struggle.
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This is the Holy Day on which we venerate the Heroes who were the impetus for our National Liberation Struggle.

Head Quarters, H/S/D/A/07/12 Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Tamil Eelam. 27/11/ 2012. Dear loved and respected Tamil Eelam People, Today is Martyr’s Day This is the Holy Day on which we venerate the Heroes who were the impetus for our National Liberation Struggle. This is the day we remember the virtuous who sacrificed their body...