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6 Village divisions in Mullaiththeevu district declared as HSZ

Posted in PRESS RELEASE by ustamil on October 29, 2010

Sri Lanka Brief No 89 – Friday 29 October 2010
Correction- Pl find the correct ULR for the yesterday’s last news item:

Krishanthy and Koneswary’s gang rapes repeated with Aneeta’s rape by the army’s Ranjith group!

http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2010/10/krishanthy-and-koneswarys-gang-rapes.html

Correction
Britain reiterates support for independent inquiry into SL war crimes

British Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday reiterated his government’s support for an independent inquiry into war crimes committed during the closing stages of Sri Lanka’s protracted war. Mr. Cameron comments on his government’s stance, come a week after similar comments by British Foreign Secretary William Hague in the wake of his meeting with his Sri Lankan counterpart, Prof. G. L. Peiris. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32886

War crimes. accountability / News
TNA challenges LA Bills

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP Mavai Senathirajah yesterday complained to the Supreme Court that the two Bills relating to the local authorities placed on the parliament order paper cannot become law since they had not been referred to the Northern Provincial Council

http://www.dailymirror.lk/print/index.php/news/front-page-news/25544.html

Local government election, electoral reform / Speech
Living between terror and counter terror in northern Lanka (1982-2009) – Dr. Daya Somasundaram

Hundreds of enforced disappearances committed since 2006 have already placed Sri Lanka among the countries with the highest number of new cases in the world. The victims are primarily young ethnic Tamil men who ‘disappear’ – often after being picked up by government security forces in the country’s embattled north and east, but also in the capital Colombo … Most are feared dead.

http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2010/10/parallel-governments-part-two.html

War and rights,/ Report
Rajapak-istan is in the making

President Dr (Lumumba) Percy Mahendra Rajapakse’s son Namal Rajapakse’s for the first time showed his true colours and character when he lead a gang of MP’s to forcefully grab the 400 odd handheld tractors to be distributed to the resettled people by the ICRC in the Vanni and Vavuniya area.

http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2010/10/rajapak-istan-is-in-making.html

Post war Sri Lanka, family rule/ News
6 Village divisions in Mullaiththeevu district declared as HSZ

Sri Lanka President’s Action Committee and Sri Lanka Ministry of Defence have declared six Village Officer divisions in Mullaiththeevu district as High Security Zone (HSZ) of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Tuesday evening, according to the officials of Mullaiththeevu Government Secretariat.

http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32876

Tamil rights. HSZs, militarization /News

Microsoft Word – SLB daily update No 89 Friday day 29 October 2010.pdf

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