Monthly Archives: March 2013

UN resolution was not toned down says Robert Blake

UN resolution was not toned down says Robert Blake

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–    The US has categorically rejected accusation by human rights groups that the resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday was a turned down version of the original draft.  In an exclusive interview with BBC Sinhala service, Sandeshaya, Assistant …

The resolution stressed the importance of the full participation of local population says US Ambassador

The resolution stressed the importance of the full participation of local population says US Ambassador

        Addressing the press on 22 March American Ambassador in Sri Lanka Michele J  Sison said that yesterday’s vote at the Human Rights Council was clear–the international community encouraged the Government of Sri Lanka to fulfill its own obligations to its people, and to …

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets in the opening one-day international in Hambantota on Saturday to gain a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. 99 minutes play was lost due to a power failure and Sri Lanka’s …

The United States will consider an international effort

The United States will consider an international effort

      Answering a question on Sri Lanka at the State Department press briefing yesterday (22) Victoria Nuland spokesperson said the United States will consider an international effort rather than a Sri Lankan-led effort if Sri Lanka is not forthcoming to implement the actions …

Sampanthan welcomes resolution

Sampanthan welcomes resolution

         Welcoming the adoption of the UNHRC resolution 22/1 on Sri Lanka, the leader of the TNA, R Sampanthan, praised India’s support to it. Asked for TNA’s position on the passing of the resolution in an interview to BBC Tamil, R Sampanthan, …

Sri Lankan teachers’ union claims that the country’s schools are losing their independence

Sri Lankan teachers’ union claims that the country’s schools are losing their independence

        The Economist magazine in its issue of 23 March 2013 under Politics in Sri Lanka in examining the military’s role in Sri Lanka says: JOSEPH STALIN is unhappy that the country’s schools are losing their independence. . The article states that “The …

ICJ welcomes Human Rights Council resolution on Sri Lanka

ICJ welcomes Human Rights Council resolution on Sri Lanka

      The Director of the International Commission of Jurists( ICJ’s) International Law and Protection Programmes have welcomed a recently passed UN HRC resolution on Sri Lanka, and called upon the Commonwealth to change venue for the upcoming CHOGM away from Sri Lanka . A resolution adopted today …

Tourism becomes the first casualty

Tourism becomes the first casualty

       Amid rising protests in Tamil Nadu against Sri Lanka over its alleged war crimes against ethnic Tamils, the tourism industry in India has taken a big hit. The number of travellers from the island nation has fallen by 10-15 per cent in …

U.N. presses Sri Lanka to pursue wartime crimes

U.N. presses Sri Lanka to pursue wartime crimes

        The  United Nations urged Sri Lanka in a resolution on Thursday to carry out credible investigations into killings and disappearances during its nearly 30-year civil war, especially in the brutal final stages in 2009. It voiced concern at reports of continuing violations …

I’d like to open with a few general remarks and then turn to the important resolution on Sri Lanka- US Ambassador Donahoe

I’d like to open with a few general remarks and then turn to the important resolution on Sri Lanka- US Ambassador Donahoe

      The resolution, its follow up actions interim update in September and a comprehensive report in March 2014, is a strong signal that the international community intends to remain seized with the situation in Sri Lanka. Ambassador Donahoe Press Statement After Adoption of …