Monthly Archives: February 2013

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty demand ‘No Fire Zone’ be taken as evidence.

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty demand ‘No Fire Zone’ be taken as evidence.

        The Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam on Wednesday rejected claims made by a documentary that showed ‘LTTE’s chief Prabhakaran’s 12 year old son shot dead. A British documentary had earlier shown photos of the late LTTE chief’s son being fed …

US to introduce resolution on Sri Lanka in Geneva

US to introduce resolution on Sri Lanka in Geneva

    Concerned about allegations of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights in Sri Lanka, the US today said that it plans to introduce its own resolution on the issue at the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva. Answering a questions On Sri Lanka: …

Lanka’s credit risk profile at risk

Lanka’s credit risk profile at risk

      Economic think tank the Pathfinder Foundation says the absence of an IMF programme would affect the country’s credit risk profile and make macroeconomic management difficult. It warns against Central Bank money printing and the crowding out of the private sector as the …

European Union to support resolution submitted by America

European Union to support resolution submitted by America

       The European Union has decided to give its support to the resolution submitted by America against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council sessions which will commence at the end of Feb in Geneva. The decision of the European Union was …

First draft of the US resolution: Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka

First draft of the US resolution: Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka

Here is the first draft of the resolution to be submitted by the US  to the Human rights Council and circulated by the UN Mission Geneva. ( Please note that this is a not a confirmed official US document yet ) The Human Rights Council, …

International schools should teach religion, history and mother tongue to students: President

International schools should teach religion, history and mother tongue to students: President

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–           President Mahinda Rajapaksa said International schools operating in SriLanka should teach religion, history and mother tongue to students. The President said new rules would be introduced to control the activities of international schools and strict action …

Usual allegations closer to UNHRC meetings: Army

Usual allegations closer to UNHRC meetings: Army

         The Sri Lanka Army today charged that whenever a UNHRC meeting is to take place, some pro-Tamil separatist organisations abroad come up with various allegations to tarnish Sri Lanka’s image but they die down when the meetings end. “They use lies, …

Sri Lanka’s squandered opportunities

Sri Lanka’s squandered opportunities

        ALMOST FOUR years ago, the Sri Lankan government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa won a decisive victory in a  26 year long civil war with rebels from the island’s minority Tamil community. The cost was horrific: A United Nations investigation subsequently found that up …

Sri Lanka Cricket to have elections in March

Sri Lanka Cricket to have elections in March

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is set to hold elections for a new set of a office-bearers during its Annual General Meeting at the end of next month.”The annual general meeting is scheduled to take place on the 30 March …

Christian clergy from Sri Lanka’s Tamil north want int’l inquiry into abuses in civil war

Christian clergy from Sri Lanka’s Tamil north want int’l inquiry into abuses in civil war

       Christian clergy from Sri Lanka’s ethnic Tamil-majority north are asking the United Nations Human Rights Council to push for an independent international inquiry into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka’s civil war. A letter dated Monday and signed by 133 Roman Catholic, …