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Five-judge SC bench says President’s actions cannot be challegned in court

March 24, 2014 at 6:44 pm

 

Petition against CJ’s appointment

March 24, 2014, 9:57 pm

By Chitra Weerarathne

A five judge bench of the Supreme Court yesterday declared that  the President had legal immunity under article 35 of the Constitution of Sri  Lanka and that his actions could not be challenged in Court.

India for int’l probe into SL’s accountability issues

March 24, 2014 at 6:41 pm

 

… but won’t allow its crimes here to be investigated

March 24, 2014, 9:54 pm

By Shamindra Ferdinando

The US and its allies have been able to secure India’s support  for an anti-Sri Lankan resolution scheduled to be taken up at the United Nations  Human Rights Council (UNHRC) this week, following an understanding that the  proposed investigation would cover the eelam conflict only from Feb. 21, 2002  and May 19, 2009.

C. P. DE SILVA AND DUDLEY

March 24, 2014 at 6:02 pm

 

March 24, 2014, 12:00 pm
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Namel Weeramuni, Attorney-at-Law, one time Deputy Legal  Draftsman and a Solicitor, who had three Law firms in London and was a gentleman  par-excellence, told me a very, very interesting story about CP de Silva and  Dudley Senanayake. This story was confirmed by R. Jayapriya De Silva,  Attorney-at-Law and a nephew of CP De Silva

Woebegone: Rejection of Hoole’s Application

March 24, 2014 at 5:52 pm
Posted by Sri Lanka Guardian

( March 5, 2014, Jaffna, Sri Lanka Guardian) Following the rejection at the February Meeting of the Jaffna University Council of Ratnajeevan Hoole’s application for the Post of Senior Professor of Computer Science, the Executive Committee of Jaffna University Science Teachers’ Association was outraged that the services of an academic ordered in February 2006 by the University Services Appeals Board can be rejected on various transparent pretexts at a time when they are so badly short-staffed. The following letter of protest was circulated among the members of the University Grants Commission and the Jaffna University Council. Theirs is a demand asking why the university decided to refuse the application submitted by Professor Ratnajeevan Hoole, a prominent academic, and former Vice Chancellor of the University of Jaffna.

Sri Lanka: The Military Files

March 24, 2014 at 5:44 pm
Posted by Sri Lanka Guardian

| by Brian Senewiratne
( March 9, 2014, Canberra, Sri Lanka Guardian)
The rape of Tamil civilians (women, girls and even men)  in the Sri Lankan North and East by the Sri Lankan (Sinhalese) Armed Forces (at all levels), Police, specialised Police units such as the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), the Terrorism Investigation Department (TID), the Colombo Crime Division (CCD), National Intelligence Bureau (NIB), and the Sri Lankan Intelligence Service (SIS), pro-government Tamil paramilitary groups, and even Sinhalese workers relocated or sent to the Tamil areas to work on several projects, has now become a major problem.

Sri Lanka: Sheer Viciousness & Brutality Of The Sexual Violence

March 24, 2014 at 5:41 pm
Posted by Sri Lanka Guardian

| by Desmond Tutu
( March 21, 2014, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) The evidence presented in this report gives the lie to the Sri Lankan government’s propaganda that it is reconciling with its former enemies. It shows how anyone remotely connected with the losing side in the civil war is being hunted down; tortured and raped, five years after the guns fell silent. Shockingly, more than half of the abductions in the report took place as recently as 2013-2014. The testimony collected here comes from 40 witnesses, almost all of whose families could afford to pay a bribe for their release; one wonders what happened to those whose relatives could not afford to pay and to those without relatives. The sheer viciousness and brutality of the sexual violence is staggering; as is the racist verbal abuse by the torturers and rapists in the Sri Lankan security forces. Thirty-five of these witnesses were forced to sign confessions in Sinhala; a language they do not understand.

Here We Go: Final Draft Of Third UN Resolution On Sri Lanka

March 24, 2014 at 5:39 pm
Posted by Sri Lanka Guardian

Promoting reconciliation, accountability, and human rights
 in Sri Lanka
|  by Sunanda Deshapriya reporting from Geneva

FBI to quiz wife of Flight MH370 pilot

March 24, 2014 at 5:35 pm

 

American intelligence wants the backgrounds of Captain Zaharie Ahmed Shah, 53, and his co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid, 27, examined
In the frame: Shah with wife and two of his children
( March 24, 2014, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) The wife of pilot Zaharie Ahmed Shah is to be interrogated amid growing suspicions he may have hijacked missing flight MH370.

Carter says he hand-writes letters to avoid US surveillance

March 24, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Former US President Jimmy Carter appeared in Panama City, Florida, on 14 March 2014 Jimmy Carter served as president of the United States from 1977 to 1981

Crimea crisis: Russia and Ukraine hold first meeting

March 24, 2014 at 5:28 pm

 

Russia's foreign ministry released this image of Sergei Lavrov meeting with Ukraine's Andriy Deshchytsia Russia’s foreign ministry released this image of Sergei Lavrov meeting Ukraine’s Andriy Deshchytsia

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