UK deployed 2 top police officials to assist SL Police in 2009: Corporate Watch

October 15, 2013 at 10:03 pm

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 22:08 GMT] A Director of Operations at Ineqe Group Ltd., a Belfast-based Security Agency and a Non Executive Director of the same security outfit, which has project links to  British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the British International Development Ministry, were seconded from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and deployed to Sri Lanka by the FCO to act as “critical friends” to the Sri Lankan Police and to provide “hands-on assistance” during the final phase of the war, Corporate Watch has discovered through a Freedom of Information request to the PSNI, news reports in UK said on Tuesday.

UK deployed 2 top police officials to assist SL Police in 2009: Corporate Watch

October 15, 2013 at 10:01 pm

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 22:08 GMT] A Director of Operations at Ineqe Group Ltd., a Belfast-based Security Agency and a Non Executive Director of the same security outfit, which has project links to  British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the British International Development Ministry, were seconded from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and deployed to Sri Lanka by the FCO to act as “critical friends” to the Sri Lankan Police and to provide “hands-on assistance” during the final phase of the war, Corporate Watch has discovered through a Freedom of Information request to the PSNI, news reports in UK said on Tuesday.

Colombo plans District ‘Development’ Ministers to undermine NPC

October 15, 2013 at 9:57 pm

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 23:33 GMT] In a move to sideline the Northern Provincial Council, the occupying Colombo is to appoint new ‘district-level development ministers’ under its central command by SL presidential sibling and ‘Economic Development’ Minister Basil Rajapaksa, informed circles in Colombo said. Colombo plans to offer the portfolio to a Tamil parliamentarian of UNP who has recently joined the UPFA, although the SL minister Douglas Devananda was promised the ministry earlier, the sources further said. A paramilitary operative, Uthayarasa, of the so-called Sri-TELO is seeking the portfolio in Vavuniyaa where the paramilitary served Colombo earlier. A Sinhala person would be appointed to Mullaiththeevu and a Muslim minister in UPFA is vying for the portfolio in Mannaar, the sources said.

Anti-Eezham fanaticism in India cites NPC to save Colombo on CHOGM

October 15, 2013 at 9:53 pm

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 02:55 GMT] On Monday, writing a letter to DMK chief Karunanidhi, requesting him to persuade Thoazhar Thiyagu to call off his fast unto death campaign, New Delhi Establishment’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that “ a decision on the issue of my participation in the CHOGM conference will be taken only after considering all relevant factors, including the sentiments of your party and the Tamil people.” On Tuesday, Chennai-based V. Suryanarayan, who has spent a lifetime in serving New Delhi’s security–intelligence outfits and in opposing independence of Eezham Tamils, wrote that if New Delhi boycotts CHOGM it will harm the NPC ‘experiment’ and “it would be playing into the hands of the fanatical sections among the Tamil diaspora.

India’s West Bengal government moves out of Writers Buildings

October 15, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Writers Building The headquarters of the West Bengal government is an iconic building

The government of India’s eastern state of West Bengal has moved out of the historic Writers Buildings in the capital, Calcutta, so that the 236-year-old building can receive a much-needed renovation. Subir Bhaumik reports.

Who are the British jihadists in Syria?

October 15, 2013 at 6:31 pm

By Jenny Cuffe Reporter, File on 4

Opposition fighters in the city of Deir Ezzor There are thousands of foreign fighters in Syria and some 200 are believed to be British residents

 

The home secretary and MI5 have warned about the terrorist threat from British residents fighting in Syria. But who are these young men who have gone to fight in another country’s war – how did they get there, what are their long term goals and do they pose a threat to UK security?

Why is the number 1,729 hidden in Futurama episodes?

October 15, 2013 at 6:22 pm

By Simon Singh Science writer

Bender from Futurama

 

The year 1913 marked the beginning of an extraordinary relationship between an impoverished Indian clerk and a Cambridge don. A century later, their remarkable friendship has left its mark in the strangest of places, namely in Futurama, the animated series from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening and physics graduate David X Cohen.

Protest against CHOGM in Sri Lanka intensifies in Tamil Nadu

October 14, 2013 at 10:35 pm
Posted by Sri Lanka Guardian

( October 13, 2013, Chennai, Sri Lanka Guardian) ‘Boycott CHoGM in Sri Lanka’, a narrowed down and concrete demand reverberating from its parent ‘Boycott Sri Lanka’ movement is now gaining impelling strength all over the world, especially in India. While Tamils around the world and many international human rights organizations have called for an independent international investigation of war crimes by Sri Lanka, the Common Wealth Council has planned to enthrone the alleged war crimes perpetrator Mahinda Rajapaksa as the “Commonwealth Chairperson-in office” for the next 2 years in the CHOGM summit which is to be held in Sri Lanka between November 15- 17, 2013.

13 minus Sampur

October 14, 2013 at 10:32 pm
Posted by Sri Lanka Guardian

| by Upul Joseph Fernando
( October 9, 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The first foreign representative the Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council, C.V. Wigneswaran, met after he was sworn-in was Salman Khurshid, the Minister of External Affairs of India. He has come to Sri Lanka to assess the situation, ahead of the final decision on Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh’s participation at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Sri Lanka next month.
Although the Sri Lankan Government held a free and fair election to elect members to the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) as it had promised India, the recent Supreme Court verdict on the devolution of land powers has shocked the mighty neighbour. It is considered as the reason that compelled Premier Singh to say in New York that he expected the Sri Lankan Government to devolve powers to the Northern Province as granted by the 13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution. The Indian External Affairs Minister’s visit appears to be a move at obtaining a guarantee from its counterpart in Sri Lanka in this regard. The official statement on the participation of the Indian PM in the CHOGM would remain pending until then.

Canada shames Australia on CHOGM boycott

October 14, 2013 at 10:30 pm
Posted by Sri Lanka Guardian

| by Michael Mullins
( October 14, 2013, Canberra, Sri Lanka Guardian) Protest against Sri Lanka GenocideCanada’s conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has put Australia to shame by confirming that his country will boycott next month’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka over human rights concerns.
Canada has criticised the Commonwealth for ‘accommodating evil’ by allowing Sri Lanka to host the event, while Tony Abbott has said simply that ‘different countries have different national priorities’.

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