DBS Jeyaraj Column
July 13, 1989 was the date on which the well-known Sri Lankan Tamil leader Appapillai Amirthalingam was assassinated by the LTTE.The former leader of the Opposition was a national list MP of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) at the time he was gunned down in Colombo.
The suggestion made in this column last week that the Tamil National Alliance(TNA)should promote truth, accountability and reconciliation by taking the lead in presenting evidence before the investigation to be conducted by the UN.......
Out going UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Navanetham Pillay known as Navi. Pillay has presented a “fait accompli” as her parting gift to an unreceptive Sri Lanka After weeks of speculation and expectation the UN Human rights chief has formally announced the setting up of an investigative panel to...........
SD Bandaranayake,one of Sri Lanka’s colourful political personalities passed away on June 3, 2014 at the ripe old age of 97. The funeral of the man who represented the Gampaha Constituency for thirty years in Parliament will be conducted on Saturday June 7 at the......
It was in April this year that this column exclusively reported for the “Daily Mirror” about how Subramaniam Kapilan alias Nanthagopan had been deported on March 6, 2014 to Sri Lanka from Malaysia with the assistance of law enforcement authorities in Iran and Malaysia.
May 23 was the 92nd birthday of Sri Lanka’s unique trade union leader Philips Balendra Tampoe known generally as Bala Tampoe. Bala or comrade Bala as he was popularly called has been at the helm of the Ceylon......
The arrest and detention of Jeyakumari Balendra resulted in a huge outcry strongly critical of the Government. The fact that Jeyakumari and her daughter were well-known participants in protest demonstrations placed the arrest in a negative light.
Preliminary information gleaned by the Police in Pallai from 34-year-old Kumarasingham Kulasankar alias Muhunthan and 28-year-old Augustine Gnanaseelan alias Gnana revealed vague details of a plot to revive the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)......
“Mazhai Nindraalum Thooral Nitkavillai”is a saying in Tamil meaning Though the rain has ceased the drizzle is not over.
The traditional April new year named ‘Jaya’ or Victory dawned on a positive note this year for Sri Lanka. A massive security operation launched by the Sri Lankan armed forces had resulted in the deaths......
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