Operation commences to clear Defence Secretary’s name
From the Katunayake police shooting incident
The information given to political gossip columnists in the weekly Sinhala newspaper and the state owned Observer newspaper by the Presidential Media Unit as part of the operation to clear Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa from being accused in the Katunayake police shooting incident, have been published with exaggerations by the respective media institutions.
From the underworld leaders who have fled the country
Keerthi from Divaina gets a patriotic award
Several well known Sri Lankan racketeers in Italy and several other underworld members who have fled the country have presented an aware to senior journalist at Divaina, Keethi Warnakulasuriya on the 28th.
‘Killing Fields of Sri Lanka’ at the UNHRC in Geneva
Remarks after the screening of the Channel 4 documentary were – one human rights worker said ‘How did we let this happen to these people’....’Is that man still in power’ said a junior diplomat.....’In my country we would have hanged him a long time ago’ said another.
State terror back off from messing up workers funeral
Sri Lanka Army on Saturday June 4 forced the kith and kin of Roshen Rathnasekara to allow them to shift the coffin to Roman Catholic Church, Minuwangoda, were the last rites were to be performed. They tightened security in and around the area of Galloluwa and transported the coffin around 8 am to the church themselves, in an unprecedented act of “protection”. Thousands of mourners ranging from factory hands, schoolchildren to friends, relatives and others flocked to the small church from early to pay their last respects as armed soldiers kept close watch. There were soldiers in every inch along the route from the main road.
SRI LANKAN seminar damp squib after countries pull out over human rights concerns
The Government of Sri Lanka's showpiece seminar "Defeating Terrorism, the Sri Lanka Experience" ended this weekend. Yet far from being the validation of the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL)'s tactics that the government had hoped, the event demonstrated how unacceptable the wider world finds the methods employed in Sri Lanka.