Jul 1 – 7:

Assaulted Tamil prisoner dies in custody in Sri Lanka

2 incredible things I’ve seen today in print – 500 LTTE prisoners hatching intl conspiracy, a news website had plans to overthrow govt. [TW]

Connections Video ~ Space for Right to Dissent

Featuring on the Connections Programme of Jul 2, 2012 are:

The Right to Dissent: Under Threat? [TW]

From Welikade to Vavuniya: Tale of Thamilini’s transfer

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj

Subramaniam Sivakamy alias Thamilini was transferred from the Colombo Remand Prison(CRP) in Welikade to the Protective Accommodation and Rehabilitation Centre(PARC)at Poonthottam in Vavuniya on June 26th.The former woman political commissar of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE)was transferred on an order to that effect issued by Colombo chief magistrate Rashmi Singappuli on June 22nd.

The transfer is perceived as the forerunner of Thamilini’s eventual release after undergoing a period of rehabilitation at Poonthottam PARC which functions as a cooperative training centre. [DBSJ]