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Is G.L. Peiris lying about not giving the US a ‘very serious and good plan’?

Minister G.L. Peiris with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, May 18, 2012-pic: news.lk

by Tisaranee Gunasekara

“Look over the edge of the abyss, and consider how close we are to losing what we have created here. Ask yourselves if the time has not arrived for us to come to our senses, to break out of our paralysis, to demand for ourselves, finally, the lives that we deserve to live” David Grossman (Rabin Memorial Lecture – 2006)

Last week, Lankan society was electrified by the news that the Rajapaksas regime would accord Gen. Sarath Fonseka an unconditional pardon, on Saturday the 19th. It would have been a fitting act indeed. The 3rd anniversary of defeating the LTTE fell on May 19th, and Gen. Fonseka, together with Mahinda and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, comprised the politico-military triumvirate which led Lankan Forces to that historic victory.
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Assets of those linked to terrorism to be frozen

By Chandani Kirinde

Assets of those designated by a Competent Authority as engaged in terrorist activity will be liable for seizure, according to new regulations formulated by the External Affairs Ministry.

The regulations have been made by the Minister under the United Nations Act of 1968 and are intended to give effect to a 2001 UN Security Council Resolution which sets out wide-ranging strategies to combat terrorism, in particular the financing of terrorism.
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