Tuesday, 06 October 2015
Home Tamil Affairs International Affairs Editorial Opinion Feature Culture & Community Interviews
Latest Entries:
Parents plight to recover remains of murdered political prisoner
Tamil Guardian 09 July 2012 Print ArticleE-mail ArticleFeedback On Article

Human rights lawyers have lodged a petition at the Supreme Court over the death of political prisoner Ganesan Nimalaruban.

Working with Mr Nimalaruban’s parents the lawyers are seeking to overturn a court ruling that he must be cremated by authorities near Colombo.

Speaking to BBC Tamil, Mr Nimalaruban’s mother Rajeswari Ganesan said:

“The arms and legs of my child, lying as a corpse, were broken. There were wounds on his chest and head.

“The prison authorities insisted that we sign [their report] as soon as they had showed us the body. But we have explicitly refused. The prison authorities are responsible for the death of my son.

“Our wish was to see the marriage of our only son. That is no more. We must at least perform his last rites at home.”

Mrs Ganesan has rejected the authorities’ claims that a funeral in their home district of Vavuniya would be a security risk.

Share on Facebook Print ArticlePrint Article E-mail ArticleE-mail Article Feedback On ArticleFeedback On Article
  Tamil Affairs
Tamil Guardian 06 October 2015
Sri Lanka parliament disrupted by opposition to UNHRC accountability resolution
Photograph: Ceylon Today Parliament sitting were temporarily suspended in Sri Lanka after MPs clashed on discussion on the implementation of a resolution on promoting reconciliation, [more]

Tamil Guardian 06 October 2015
Sri Lanka to interview for a new hangman next week

Sri Lanka announced that 20 applicants will be interviewed later this month, for the post of hangman at the Department of Prisons. Prisons Commissioner Rohana Pushpakumara said that the interviews will be held next week and they would be assessing “psychological and physical fitness”. Ahead of the interviews the gallows at the Welikada Prison were being refurbished reported Daily Mirror. The site, [more]

Tamil Guardian 06 October 2015
PMK threatens to quit ruling alliance over India’s position on Sri Lanka
The leader of the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) has threatened to withdraw his party from India’s ruling alliance, over the central government’s stance on an international probe to prosecute for mass atrocities in Sri Lanka. [more]

Tamil Guardian 06 October 2015
Minister guarantees protection of Sri Lanka’s ‘war heroes’

A Sri Lankan minister said his government would ensure the safety of Sri Lankan troops, after a UN resolution mandated an accountability mechanism to prosecute for mass atrocities committed during the final stages of the armed conflict. [more]

Tamil Guardian 06 October 2015
‘India should realise the real face of Sri Lanka’ says DMK leader

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader and M Karunanidhi called on the Indian government to “realise the real face of Sri Lanka” in a statement issued in Chennai on Monday. [more]

Tamil Guardian 06 October 2015
Tamil Civil Society Forum activist's residence visited by Sri Lanka surveillance outfit
The residence of a well-known lawyer and rights activist Father Yogeswaran was visited by persons claiming to be from the “Police Media Unit” in Trincomalee on Monday. [more]

Tamil Guardian 06 October 2015
Finance bill discourages private sector investment - Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce says the finance bill proposed in March was sending 'negative signals' to the private sector and discouraged investment, LBO reports. [more]

Tamil Guardian 05 October 2015
World Bank warns Sri Lanka on economy

The World Bank says Sri Lanka must manage pressure on its currency and raise revenue to reduce its fiscal deficit, in a new report on South Asia.

“Structural challenges include increasing fiscal revenue and narrowing a persistent current account deficit linked to structural competitiveness issues in the export sector, [more]

Print Editions


Contact Tamil Guardian