Monthly Archives: February 2013

When Channel 4 and Callum Macrae distorts the “Truth”

When Channel 4 and Callum Macrae distorts the “Truth”

 By Sonali Waduge    For people who are so passionate about revealing the truth, getting justice and showcasing to the world how horrible Sri Lanka’s armed forces are would there be any need for “sequels”. The best thing would have been to pool everything available …

Sri Lanka; Promotion and protection of human rights must conform to UN charter

Sri Lanka; Promotion and protection of human rights must conform to UN charter

      In a statement presented to the High Level Panel on Vienna Declaration & Programme of Action (VDPA) at the 22nd Session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva Sri Lanka recalled the promotion and protection of human rights as enshrined in the …

Indians and Lankans bond over Katchaitheevu church fest

Indians and Lankans bond over Katchaitheevu church fest

     The shores of Katchatheevu islet on the Palk Straits, otherwise closed for Indian fishermen, were opened for the two-day St Antony Church festival that commenced on Saturday. Though the festival this year comes in the backdrop of mounting tension over the alleged execution …

Protest against SL players in IPL

Protest against SL players in IPL

        Members of the Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam will hold a protest in the city on Monday at 11 a.m. against the presence of Sri Lankan players in Indian Premier League 2013. A release from the Urban District Secretary of the outfit, N. Panneer Selvam, says …

Questions on Indian human rights record in IHK

Questions on Indian human rights record in IHK

     Writing in the State-owned Daily News, columnist Lucien Rajakarunanayake pointed out that the British media, which had gone ballistic on alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka, was silent on the “huge” human rights violations that India was committing in Kashmir, the latest being …

India to vote against Sri Lanka in UNHRC

India to vote against Sri Lanka in UNHRC

      India will vote in support of a US-backed resolution against Sri Lanka proposed to be moved before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva next month, Union minister in the Prime Minister’s Office ( PMO) V Narayansamy said on Sunday. Talking to …

HRW: ‘We will teach you a lesson’

HRW: ‘We will teach you a lesson’

        ‘We will teach you a lesson’: Sexual violence against Tamils by Sri Lankan Security Forces” is a 140page report published on 22 February 2013 giving 75 cases of alleged rape and sexual abuse between 2006-2012 in official and secret detention centres …

Karunanidhi finds fault with Pranab’s speech over Lanka reference

Karunanidhi finds fault with Pranab’s speech over Lanka reference

Three days after a scathing attack against the  UPA government for its silence on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka,DMK chief M Karunanidhi launched another tirade against the Centre on Saturday, this time over President Pranab Mukherjee’s references to the rehabilitation process  in the island nation in …

Manmohan assures Tamil Nadu MPs on Sri Lanka

 Delegation wants India to vote against Rajapaksa regime at UNHRC meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has emphasised that there will be no compromise on Colombo’s promise to implement the 13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution which provides more powers to Tamil areas in Sri …

Banks to raise a US $ 1 billion bond

Banks to raise a US $ 1 billion bond

         According to a research report by JP Morgan, Sri Lanka’s National Savings Bank (NSB), is expected to raise a US $ 1 billion bond to fulfill Government funding needs with several other private banks to follow suit, as the government is …