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Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished – Official And High Quality Version

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WikiLeaks: Tiran Alles Filmed LTTE-Rajapaksa Pre-Election Deal

By Colombo Telegraph – “A UNP source told Pol Chief that Tiran Alles had executed an affidavit detailing Basil Rajapaksa, Jayasundera and Weeratunga’s involvement in the arrangements with Emil Kanthan, a prominent Tamil businessman and suspected LTTE intelligence officer, some time ago. Alles has deposited the original in a secure place accessible to his attorney. … Continue reading

WikiLeaks: Hard To Campaign For “Carnival Of Fools” – Anura B

By Colombo Telegraph – “Sri Lankan Foreign Minister (and brother of President Kumaratunga) Anura Bandaranaike told the Ambassador he is contemptuous of SLFP Presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapakse’s alliance with the Marxist JVP, will not campaign very hard on Rajapakse’s behalf and is not at all sure he would want to be Prime Minister in such … Continue reading

Clergies Are Intimidated: Concerned Citizens Informed UNHRC

By Colombo Telegraph – “We also express our grave concerns about intimidation and discrediting of the signatories of the initial letter and in particular the Bishop of Mannar, by media such as the Sunday Divaina, websites and even government’s coalition partners such as the Jathika Hela Urumaya and National Freedom Front by accusing the Bishop … Continue reading

WikiLeaks: Nambiar Brought Limited Progress, Indian’s Tone Is Much Tougher Than Ever – Blake

By Colombo Telegraph – “The visit of the UN Secretary General’s Chief of Staff Vijay Nambiar brought limited progress, with some prospect of a working-level UN mission to try to negotiate the release of greater numbers of civilians from the LTTE-controlled ‘safe zone.’”the US Embassy informed Washington. “UNSYG Chief of Staff Nambiar reported to Co-Chair … Continue reading

WikiLeaks: Gota Has Been Punishing Army For Rape And Murder

By Colombo Telegraph –  “In an October 6 meeting with Ambassador, Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said the president “could” appoint a new commission to look at complaints or use some existing mechanism, such as an ombudsman. He also noted that, contrary to widely held impressions, the army had investigated and prosecuted individual soldiers for individual … Continue reading

WikiLeaks: Blake Asked “Strictly Protect” Lalith Weerathunga

By Colombo Telegraph – “Weeratunga (please strictly protect throughout) acknowledged the Ambassador was right and said he had been discussing this same problem with Peace Secretariat Director Kohona and others within the government.” the US Ambassador to Colombo informed Washington. “He said the military was operating on a long leash and urged the Ambassador to … Continue reading

GTF On The 19th Session Of The United Nations Human Rights Council

“A true international effort, with the backing of key regional Governments, will bring real accountability for war crimes and reconciliation between communities in the island of Sri Lanka” the Global Tamil Forum says. Issuing a press statement GTF says “We will continue our work with international governments and non-governmental actors to bring just peace for all Tamil … Continue reading

Asian Tribune Defamation Case: Unofficial Translation Of The Court Of Appeal Decision

By Colombo Telegraph – The Colombo Telegraph below produced the unofficial translation of the Swedish Court of Appeal decision against the Asian Tribune Editor KT Rajasingham and the World Institute for Asian Studies. The Court of Appeal found that the Asian Tribune Editor KT Rajasingham and the World Institute for Asian Studies are liable for … Continue reading

War Crime Case Against Mahinda Rajapaksa Dismissed By US Court

By Colombo Telegraph – A U.S. judge threw out a lawsuit Wednesday against Sri Lanka’s president over killings allegedly carried out by his forces during the country’s ethnic civil war. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled that she must dismiss the suit against President Mahinda Rajapaksa because the Obama administration says he is immune from the litigation … Continue reading

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