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Former LTTE Commander and Sri Lankan Minister Karuna Amman arrested

Colombo, Nov 29 (NIA):  Sri Lankan investigators on Tuesday arrested a former Tamil Tiger rebel leader who later became a government minister, over allegations of fraud and corruption during the previous Mahinda Rajapakse regime. Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan, alias Karuna Amman, was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division after being questioned for hours for allegedly misusing a state vehicle. .  The...

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Sri Lankan Tamils apprehensive about Sirisena regime’s commitment to drafting new constitution

Colombo, November 28 (The New Indian Express): The fluid political situation in Sri Lanka, and the erosion of popular support for the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government, have together created in the minds of the minority Tamils, doubts about the regime’s ability to draft a Tamil-friendly constitution and face the political storm that will certainly follow. Sensing a drift towards abandonment of the...

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China calls on countries to join hands in strengthening maritime security as threats persist

Colombo, Nov 28 (NIA) - China, on Monday, called on countries to join hands in strengthening maritime security and overcoming the challenges and threats faced at sea. Rear Admiral, Wang Dazhong, Assistant to Chief of Staff of the PLA (People's Liberation Army) Navy, speaking at the Galle Dialogue 2016, the 7th international maritime conference held in Colombo said that with...

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North Sri Lankan Tamils observe Great Heroes’ Day in memory of dead LTTE fighters

Colombo, November 27 (The New Indian Express): North Sri Lankan Tamils on Sunday observed Great Heroes’ Day (Maaveerar Naal) in memory of cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) who had laid down their lives for the cause of establishing an independent Tamil Eelam. Northern Provincial Council members M.K.Shivajilingam and Ananthy Sasitharan, and provincial Agriculture Minister P.Aingaranesan were...

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Sirisena to write to Trump asking him to help free Sri Lanka from human rights allegations

Colombo, November 27 (The New Indian Express): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said that he will write to the US President-elect Donald Trump, seeking his help to get Sri Lanka freed from allegations of human rights violations during Eelam War IV and send a “Special Representative” to explain Sri Lanka’s case. “I will write to President (Donald) Trump to...

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