Sri Lanka to withdraw wartime emergency laws

  • 25 Aug 2011 18:08:18 GMT

    [ Out of control brother]

    He is not out of control. He is the onlyone genuinely interesting in working. Opposition Politicians and special interst groups dion`t like that because they lose.

    Perhaps, he may also not be doing his best as the system is highly corrupt.

  • 25 Aug 2011 18:20:31 GMT

    Govt can use experience gathered during the emergency period to revise the other required laws or regulations.

    I think, Rajathuma can handle everything without the emergency as he has all the powers with the introduction of 18A amendment.

  • 25 Aug 2011 18:33:34 GMT

    Prevention of Terrorism Act remains in place-in case the AMUDA YAKAS get any ideas!


  • 25 Aug 2011 19:13:11 GMT

    [Sri Lanka to withdraw wartime emergency laws]

    GOOD NEWS, at last !

    30 years of brutal terrorist war is over.

    30 years of Emergency Rule has come to an end.

    What changes can the country expect now?

    Can the country enjoy any cooperation from the `wobbling` opposition parties for the development of the country?

    All these times, the opposition parties were grumbling about the Emergency.

    Now its over, the ball is on the side of the opposition.

    Let us see how the UNP, JVP and all political parties play the political game.....

  • 25 Aug 2011 19:39:40 GMT

    Warning for Tamils from Israel

    [Terrorists using human

    shields accountable for

    consequences - Israel

    New Israeli Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alon Ushpiz on Tuesday evening said that those who took refuge behind civilians during confrontations should be held accountable for their actions.

    Ushpiz said that Israel would do everything possible to protect civilians.

    `We ll defend ourselves and while defending our interests, we ll do our utmost to maintain moral standards, though it is a difficult task,` Israeli Defence Services officer turned diplomat told The Island in an exclusive interview.

    Ushpiz, who is in his early 40s, was speaking after presenting his credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees the previous day.

    Responding to a query, Ushpiz said: `We believe in taking maximum possible measures to protect civilians, whatever the circumstances. This is a very central part of our security policy and philosophy. We truly believe in avoiding situations, which can be detrimental to civilians. But, the issue is those fighting us take shelter behind innocent civilians.`

    Ushpiz succeeded Mark Sofer. Like his predecessor, Ushpiz will be based in New Delhi.

    The LTTE rump is on a campaign to press crimes charges against Sri Lanka. One of the major allegations is that thousands of Tamil civilians died in what Sri Lanka has dubbed the largest rescue operation of hostages in the post World War II era.

    Ambassador Ushpiz emphasised that the Israeli government wouldn t accept foreign jurisdiction under any circumstances.

    Asked whether Israel was having talks with the UK regarding attempts by interested parties to obtain arrest warrants for Israeli political and military leaders visiting that country, the Israeli Ambassador declined to comment on bilateral talks in line with their policy.

    `But the issue itself is a source of serious concern to us. It is unacceptable to us that Israeli leaders who dedicated their lives to the protection and defence of our people are subject to something we perceive as unfair.

    I think our friends around the world understand the situation. It is not a one state phenomenon. We aren t the only target. Law suits have been filed by other countries,` the ambassador said.

    Now that the war was over Sri Lanka was set for rapid economic growth, the Israeli envoy said reiterating his country s pledge to work with the government of Sri Lanka.]

    read the rest of the speech on


  • 25 Aug 2011 20:40:53 GMT

    How come our diaspora gullibles have nothing to say about this? They must be rather upset about this development. Their refugee claim gets even weaker as there is no emergency laws any more. Sorry chaps, start packing your bags

    Take it easy!

  • 25 Aug 2011 20:52:14 GMT

    [Their refugee claim gets even weaker as there is no emergency laws any more. ]

    They are in real trouble.

    Smuggling is not allowed.

    Migration as refugees is not accepted.

  • 25 Aug 2011 20:59:23 GMT

    AnuD better watch out. Canada is not even going for the next Expo in S.Korea. Its cutting on expenses you might not get your next welfair cheque.

    Might have to kiss the christian pastors `A` at the soup kitchen. :)

  • 25 Aug 2011 21:14:49 GMT

    [He is not out of control. He is the onlyone genuinely interesting in working. Opposition Politicians and special interst groups dion`t like that because they lose. ]

    Damed needs to see this. He hates Gota and does not think Gota had anything to do with winning the war.

    I bet he will not confront you.

  • 25 Aug 2011 21:47:43 GMT

    Modaya again, grow up !