A journalist’s family threatened

first_img Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information April 4, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A journalist’s family threatened News RSF_en Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Follow the news on Sri Lanka News January 13, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Organisation Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge July 29, 2020 Find out more In a letter sent to the president of Sri Lanka, Chandrika Kumaratunga, Reporters sans frontières (Reporters Without Borders – RSF) expressed its concern about threats made to Sarath Chinthaka, journalist with the English-language newspaper Daily Mirror and the Sinhala daily Lankadeepa, and his family. “In the current context, as peace negotiations are occurring, it is essential that the police discover what political motivations lie behind these attempts to intimidate this journalist,” said Robert Ménard, general secretary of RSF. The press freedom watchdog also asked the president to do everything in her power to ensure that the investigation by the Wattala police succeeds in discovering those who ordered these threats.According to information obtained by RSF, an attack was made by three armed individuals against the home of Sarath Chinthaka, correspondent in Wattala (north of Colombo) with the English-language newspaper Daily Mirror and the Sinhala daily Lankadeepa, on the night of 30 March 2002. The three masked men entered the house and threatened his wife, who was alone with their child, demanding that she give them a tape containing a controversial speech made by president Chandrika Kumaratunga. Even though the woman denied the existence of such a tape, the intruders broke open a cabinet and stole seven or eight cassettes and a tape recorder. They then threatened to wait in front of the house for Chinthaka to return. His wife managed to get to a police station and file a complaint. Even though Sarath Chinthaka says he does not have a copy of this speech, he has received several telephone threats.President Chandrika Kumaratunga made a speech in January 2002, in Jaela (a town near Wattala), in which she said she could end the cease-fire between the government and the Tamil Tigers by just saying so. This statement was widely criticized in Sri Lanka and in other countries. Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists July 15, 2020 Find out more to go further Newslast_img read more

Clare’s Wish Foundation helicopter request

first_imgNewsClare’s Wish Foundation helicopter requestBy John Keogh – April 24, 2015 668 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories  CLARE’S Wish Foundation, a Limerick-based charity that helps to grant the wishes of adults who have a life-threatening or terminal condition, is seeking the service of a helicopter to carry out a very urgent wish request for a person with a serious illness. Anyone who may be able to help can contact the Foundation on 061 633301. Previous articleCaoimhe and Saoirse get all grown up for RapunzelNext articleNeville exasperated by failure to erect signs John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Linkedin WhatsApp Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img TAGSClare’s Wish Foundationlimerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Syracuse University students line up for free bus tickets to Houston for men’s Final Four game

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 30, 2016 at 1:51 pm Contact Satoshi: [email protected] | @SatoshiJournal About 225 students lined up at Schine Student Center on Wednesday morning to get free bus tickets to Houston to see Syracuse University men’s basketball Final Four game on Saturday.The tickets went on sale at 10:30 a.m. Five students were permitted to go up to the Schine Box Office at a time, and the line persisted until the afternoon.Student Association President Aysha Seedat sent an email to the student body Tuesday night that said SA, in partnership with the Division of Student Affairs, would provide buses to Houston free of charge.Three buses will leave Schine on Thursday at 8 p.m., and the returning schedule depends on the men’s basketball team’s standing in the tournament.The game will take place on Saturday at 8:49 p.m. at Houston’s NRG Stadium.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJay Partridge, a freshman accounting major, was the first student in line, and said his group of friends arrived at Schine around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday.“I mean, it’s a once in a life opportunity,” Partridge said. “… I didn’t think it was going to be a realistic opportunity for us to go to Houston but when the bus came around, we got here on time and it just all lined up perfectly,” Partridge said.He added that 155 students were already waiting by the time the doors to Schine opened around 7:30 a.m.“I have been thinking about this for a while ever since we’ve upset (the University of) Virginia, and thinking ‘Oh my God, I might have a legitimate shot of going,’” Partridge said. “Now it’s real, look(ing) at this physical object that says I am going to the Final Four. It’s unreal.”Inbar Porat, a freshman undeclared major, said she camped outside Schine all night with her friends.“It was pretty rough but definitely worth it to come early because we know we are going to make it and that’s just very satisfying,” Porat said. “… This is the craziest thing we’ve ever done, probably.”The last person in line at 10:15 a.m. was Kristine Earley, a junior environmental education major at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Earley said she was at work, but her boss let her go to see how long the line was.“I go to ESF, so I always underestimate how big SU really is,” Earley said.She added that she’d be willing to go see the women’s basketball Final Four game in Indianapolis if free transportation were provided. In the email sent to the student body, Seedat linked to a survey to determine whether there was sufficient student interest in SA providing free buses to Indianapolis for the women’s game.SA Vice President Jane Hong said at Schine on Wednesday that many students showed interest in attending the women’s game.Hong added that she was not expecting such a big turnout for the tickets.“I think we just underestimated how determined our students are to be going out to the Final Four game,” Hong said. “Honestly, we are just so unbelievably encouraged by this turnout, and I hope that the men’s basketball team is just as encouraged to see students who are willing to camp out for this.” Commentslast_img read more