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Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka May Be The Next Victim Of Abduction

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By Laksiri Fernando -

Abductions, Security Establishment and International Pressure

Prof. Laksiri FernandoThe alleged abduction and the subsequent release of Premakumar Gunaratnam and Dimuthu Attygalle, two key leaders of the breakaway JVP Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) in Sri Lanka, reveal the importance of ‘international pressure’ in safeguarding human rights of people in any country, including the right to life, at least as a ‘necessary evil’ under trying conditions of suppression of dissent and threats of enforced ‘disappearances,’ ‘torture’ and ‘extra-judicial killings.’

It is believed that during the last six months or so, over 50 persons and mainly political activists and journalists have disappeared from the streets of Colomboand Jaffna in Sri Lanka, and two of them were Lalith Kumar Weeraraj and Kugan Muruganathan who belonged to the same political movement as Gunaratnam and Attygalle. The previous two disappeared in Jaffna on the Human Rights Day on 10 December 2011 and their whereabouts are still unknown.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 April 2012 21:13

Lalith and Kugan at the Police Welfare building

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Two activists of the Movement for People’s Struggle, Lalith and Kugan are being held at the 6th floor of the Police Welfare building, it is reliably learnt.

The new state of the art building is located opposite the Manning Market in Pettah and was built when retired DIG Combalavithana was heading the Police Welfare Division. Although the building was constructed utilizing millions of rupees to be used for police welfare work, it is now being used as a torture chamber for persons who are abducted on the Defence Secretary’s directives.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 April 2012 21:29

Violation and Abduction of Freedom and democracy in Sri Lanka

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Freedom and democracy to the people of Sri Lanka has been wiped out from the fundamental rights of people of Sri Lanka.  People are living in fear and horror. People are scared to discuss and express their views even to their fellow citizens.  The LTTE’s method of terrifying people during the past three decades has now been adopted by the rulers of the country.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 April 2012 21:44

Socio-Political analysis of Lankan farmers

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There is only one truthful principal in this world. It should be compiled from objective reality and it should be tested by objective reality. Other than this, no other principal is eligible to be considered as a viable principal by us. Stalin said that when a principal is not connected with practicality then it becomes void of an objective. An objective without an aim is a futile one; and it is a hoax and therefore, should be rejected. Those who are inclined on nurturing such pointless principals should be disdained instead of commended. Marxism and Leninism are good theories. They are scientific and are revolutionary. They are from objective reality and were test proven by same. Mao Tsetung stated in one of his treatises that those who study Marxism and Leninism assume it as a latent and dormant ideals and such persons become impediments to the proliferation of those ideals. Consequently, they harm themselves as well as others.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 April 2012 21:34

'We were white vanned'

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Ms. Dimuthu Attygalle, who was released by her abductors yesterday, charged that government security authorities were involved in the abduction.

Ms. Attygalle who heads the international wing of the newly formed Frontline Socialist Party said armed abductors tried to extract information from her on the political activities of the new party. Dimuthu (42) who also heads the party's women's wing, said she did not sense anything dangerous when she alighted from the bus to go home in Godagama on Saturday evening. Walking up to the house, she noticed a white van parked at the confluence of four roads, close to her house. Being aware of 'white van abductions', she got alarmed. She turned back and tried to flee. Yet, there were some men behind and she became helpless. "I moved ahead come what may. Two muscular men came out of the van and bundled me into it. They held my mouth in a tight grip so that I cannot scream for help," Dimuthu told the media less than an hour after being released by her abductors.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 April 2012 21:05

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