Chemical weapon in KLIA and cluster bomb in Vanni[Sat, 25 Feb 2017, 22:20 GMT]

AFP reports on Friday, citing Malaysian Police, indicated that the North Korean leader’s estranged half brother was assassinated at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) with a lethal nerve agent called VX, manufactured for chemical warfare and listed by the UN as a weapon of mass destruction. As the question comes how the chemical weapon came to Malaysia, AFP cited ‘Sri Lankan’ Terrorism Professor Rohan Gunaratna stationed in Singapore saying that North Korea has previously used diplomatic pouches to smuggle items. The IC, its media and terrorism research outfits, miserably failing in international investigation on how the cluster bomb had reached genocidal Sri Lanka and was deployed against Tamil civilian masses herded into a zone in Vanni in a war upheld by a bandwagon, could only make a poor show on the current crime committed at KLIA, commented Tamil political observers. Full story >>


Kaaththaankudi Muslims express solidarity with uprooted Keappaa-pulavu Tamils[Fri, 24 Feb 2017, 22:25 GMT]

Two Muslim organisations, Kaaththa-nakar Arasiyat Ka’lam (Kaaththaan-kudi Forum of Politics) and the Progressive Council for National Integration, mobilised Muslims in Kaththaan-kudi (Kattankudy) outside Jamiullafireen Jummah Mosque after Friday prayers. “Let us begin afresh from our split-ups” and “Unity brings prosperity” were featured as the main slogans by the organisations. In the meantime, the families of enforced disappeared Tamils in Vavuniyaa in the Northern province resumed their struggle on Friday amidst a section of NGO agents were seeking to pacify the grassroots activists. Full story >>


UN Human Rights mechanism in Geneva has disappointed families of enforced disappeared[Thu, 23 Feb 2017, 21:14 GMT]

Mothers and wives of enforced disappeared in Ki’linochchi district, who are waging a continuous struggle since Monday this week, have blamed the Office of Human Rights High Commissioner in Geneva for working behind the scene to give more ‘time and space’ to the SL State without bringing international justice. “Look at us. I am already 65. Most of the aged mothers, like myslef, are affected by various kinds of illnesses. We take more medicines than food. We would not last for long. 7 years have already vanished. Giving time and space to SL State only means death to ourselves and justice. If we are no more, there would be no one demanding justice. Colombo knows this,” Leelathevi Ananthanadarajah, one of the mothers giving collective leadership to the struggle being waged in front of the Kandaswamy temple in Ki’lilnochchi told TamilNet in a video interview. Full story >>

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