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Australia issues deportation order for Tamil asylum seeker despite torture fears


A Sri Lankan asylum seeker has been ordered for deportation next week

A Sri Lankan asylum seeker has been ordered for deportation next week, despite the United Nations committee against torture requesting Australia not move him while it investigates whether he will be tortured if he is returned against his will.

The deportation order issued for Tamil asylum seeker Shantaruban by the Australian Border Force says he will be deported on 22 February. He will not be permitted any visitors at the airport when he is removed and he will be escorted on his flight to Colombo.

He has refused to sign the order.

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa says as US citizen he cannot be PM


Gotabaya Rajapaksa says as US citizen he cannot be PM

Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that he was a US citizen and he could not accept such a position.

Former Defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who returned from the US yesterday morning said that Sri Lankans had realized the value of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

"President Mahinda Rajapaksa rendered a great service to the country. However, some people were misled by false propaganda against him. Those who were misled in 2015 have realised their folly and shown that they want Mahinda Rajapaksa."

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No probe against Brigadier Priyankara says Army Chief


No probe against Brigadier Priyankara says Army Chief

Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake said that they would not be conducting an inquiry the actions of the Defence Attache of the Sri Lankan High Commission in UK Brigadier Priyanka Fernando after he was spotted making a throat slitting gesture towards protesters who thronged the Embassy office in the UK.

"On the day of the incident the protesters who were carrying LTTE flags had shouted slogans against the Sri Lankan government and sung songs in praise of Prabhakaran.

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Tamil politician Seeman


Seeman

Seeman is a Tamil politician and the chief-coordinator of the political party, Naam Tamilar Katchi in Tamil Nadu. 

 He is an ardent campaigner for the self determination of the Sri Lankan Tamil people and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and its leader Velupillai Prabhakaran. 

He is an advocate of the rule of Tamils in their homeland, Tamil Nadu and to spread the importance of Tamil language, only by which unity of Tamil people is possible. 

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Daya Master’s assailant released on bail


Daya Master

The suspect detained for attacking former LTTE media spokesperson Daya Master was released on bail by the Jaffna Magistrate’s Court yesterday (30). 

Officials from the Jaffna Police Division detained a suspect that attempted to stab former L.T.T.E media spokesperson Daya Master on January 8. 

Daya Master, who is currently a producer at a leading media outlet in was attacked while leaving the media station yesterday. 

The suspect has been identified as a 53 year old resident of Jaffna. The intentions of the attack are yet to be revealed. 

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Two remanded for posting greetings with LTTE symbols on social media


 LTTE symbols on social media,

Two persons have been remanded by the Colombo Additional Magistrate till January 24 for posting new year greetings with LTTE symbols and a picture of deceased LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran on social media.

The Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) arrested the suspects, Dinesh Kumar and Wijekumar Wigilishan following a complaint made by Ratnapura Division SSP Buddhika Siriwardena.

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13 Tamil Tiger financiers charged with supporting the LTTE begins in Switzerland


Tamil Tiger financiers charged

The trial of 13 supporters of Sri Lanka's Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) charged of financing the terror outfit by extortion, fraud and other illegal means commenced on Monday at the Swiss Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona, Switzerland.

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Ex-LTTE spokesman 'Daya Master' assaulted in Jaffna


Daya Master

A man was arrested by the Jaffna Police in connection with assaulting former LTTE media spokesman Daya Master in Jaffna yesterday.

Daya Master who is also the Media Director of DAN TV, a private media institution was assaulted in his office at the Hospital Road in Jaffna.

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US President Donald Trump must intervene in justice of Tamils victims


Tamils for Trump organisation, US President Donald Trump, Donald Trump, Justice of Tamils victims

US President Donald Trump has been urged to intervene and ensure justice for Tamils in Sri Lanka. The ‘Tamils for Trump’ organisation, in a letter to President Trump, wished him for the new year and urged him to work for international justice for the Tamil victims.

“No Singhalese has ever been held accountable for any outrage against Tamils since the independence from the British. Justice and Truth are overdue, and we expect that 2018 is the year in which Tamils should get them. 

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SL Army compensated for vacating Mullaitivu land


SL Army compensated for vacating Mullaitivu land

A300-day protest staged by a group of persons demanding that the army vacate 133 acres at Keppapilavu in the former LTTE stronghold Mullaitivu had been brought to an end by relocating troops stationed there, Rehabilitation Ministry spokesperson told The Island.

The spokesperson said that Rehabilitation Minister D. M. Swaminathan had, following consultations with relevant authorities, paid Rs. 148 mn for the relocation of troops. The land would be officially handed over today (Dec 28), he said.

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