8 Oct

Complaint filed with Chilaw Police claiming woman killed in Kuwait

They claimed that they lost contact with Siriyawathi Fernando while she was employed in Kuwait. The 29 year old had gone to Kuwait in 2014 on a two year contract. A complaint was filed with the Chilaw Police today claiming a woman from the area has been killed in Kuwait.The family of the woman said to have been killed in Kuwait filed the Police complaint today. The family had received a telephone call earlier saying Siriyawathi Fernando’s life was under threat. In the Police complaint, the family says they have not heard from Siriyawathi Fernando for a couple of months and so they believe she may have been killed.The family also claimed that a complaint had been filed a few days ago saying Siriyawathi Fernando’s life was at risk yet no action was taken. (Colombo Gazette) read more

22 Sep

I find the approach of Gerry Adams difficult to accept Alan Shatter

first_imgTHE JUSTICE MINISTER has said that he has difficulty accepting the explanations of Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams.In light of this week’s documentary The Disappeared, Adams has faced renewed questions about his role in the murder of Jean McConville.McConville’s daughter yesterday called for the abduction and murder of the mother-of-ten to be treated as a war crime.Asked on RTÉ’s The Week In Politics about Adams’ denial that he had any hand in McConville’s murder, Alan Shatter said that questions had to be answered. I find the approach of Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin difficult to accept.“Firstly I think it’s right to praise RTÉ and the BBC for what was a very important programme.“It is for Gerry Adams to decide what he says in public, but I think it is important not to trivialise the issue.“Anyone who knows anything has an obligation to come forward.”Shatter went on to say that Sinn Féin had a “credibility gap” on the issue.Also on the panel was Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty, who denied Áine Lawlor’s suggestion that Adams is a “liability”.“I think it was a harrowing programme. I think the pain of the victims is the same as a number of people, be they IRA members or British paramilitaries or innocent people.”Doherty said that both Adams and Martin McGuinness had called on people to come forward.He went on to say that the actions of the IRA was wrong.Read: Doherty has “no reason to disbelieve” Adams when he says he wasn’t in the IRARead: “If it was any other country, it would be investigated like a war crime,” – Jean McConville’s daughterlast_img read more