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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

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

Geneva Conspiracy : As You Sow So Shall You Reap

By Uvindu Kurukulasuriya – Last week several thousands of government supporters have shouted “hands off Lanka” protesting on the streets across the country against the US-sponsored resolution. Protests were held throughout the island slamming the US move at the UN Human Rights Council as interference in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs. The most ridiculous thing was the acting … 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

WikiLeaks: Cricket Is Like A Religion In Sri Lanka

By Colombo Telegraph – “We are not sure exactly why, but cricket is like a religion here.” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington. The Colombo Telegraph found the leaked cable from the WikiLeak database. The cable is classified as “CONFIDENTIAL” and written on September 13, 2002 by the Charge D’Affaires  W. Lewis Amselem. Under the … Continue reading

A New Cold War Against Sri Lanka Has Begun

By Dianne Silva – This interview was given by Dr Dayan Jayatilleka, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to France & Permanent Delegate to UNESCO. He also the former Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva 2007-9. (Courtesy Daily Mirror) How prepared do you think Sri Lanka is for the onslaught at the 19th UNHRC … Continue reading

WikiLeaks:Rajapaksa Managed To Influenced MTV Owner Maharaja

By Colombo Telegraph – “During a cordial chat, Rajapaksa was able to persuade Maharajah not to air any more programs on such sensitive topics.” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington. A leaked “CONFIDENTIAL” US diplomatic cable, dated March 22, 2007, updated the Secretary of State on  Sri Lanka’s media suppression situation shows that President Mahinda Rajapaksa managed … Continue reading

WikiLeaks: Mahinda Produced Upali Tennakoon To Justify His Claim

By Colombo Telegraph – “Rajapaksa produced a recently published interview with Mr. Upali Tennakoon, President of the Sri Lanka Editor’s Guild, in which Tennakoon stated he had never experienced pressure from the Government but that the United National Party was exerting considerable pressure on the media to publish pro-opposition stories. Boucher expressed appreciation to Rajapaksa … Continue reading

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