Monthly Archives: March 2013

Anti-Sri Lanka protests across TN towns

Anti-Sri Lanka protests across TN towns

      Students, lawyers, political activists and even the public took to the streets across major cities and towns in Tamil Nadu, as protests against Sri Lanka peaked on Wednesday, just a day or so ahead of a vote in the ongoing UN Human …

China-Sri Lanka space cooperation worries India

China-Sri Lanka space cooperation worries India

      Concern is growing in Indian security establishments over increasing Chinese footprints in Sri Lanka’s strategic sectors. The National Security Council Secretariat has called an inter-ministerial consultation next week to decide on “possible approaches” to protect “Indian interests” in its neighbourhood. The latest …

India will send ‘resolute message’ on Sri Lanka

India will send ‘resolute message’ on Sri Lanka

         The Indian government Wednesday said it will move amendments to the resolution on Sri Lanka at the UNHRC by sending a “resolute message” and denied New Delhi diluted the US-sponsored motion denouncing Sri Lanka over alleged rights abuses. “As far as …

Mahinda Samarasinghe states report of Navi Pillay has gone beyond mandate

Mahinda Samarasinghe states report of Navi Pillay has gone beyond mandate

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–              Speaking at the 22nd Session of the UNHRC today(20) Minister of Plantation Industries, Special Envoy of H.E. the President of Sri Lanka on Human Rights & Leader of the Delegation of Sri Lanka,  refers several times …

US Resolution on Sri Lanka Envisages Establishment of International Investigation Mechanism

US Resolution on Sri Lanka Envisages Establishment of International Investigation Mechanism

         These past few weeks, the Sri Lankan media and Indian officials have echoed US claims that its latest draft resolution is only procedural and, hence, will not harm Sri Lanka’s national interests and sovereignty. According to other media reports, “there is …

Minister Peiris says GoSL will request a vote on new US resolution

Minister Peiris says GoSL will request a vote on new US resolution

      In letters addressed to Foreign Ministers of Human Rights Council (HRC) member countries, External Affairs Minister G.L.Peiris has said, “the Government of Sri Lanka believes that drawing disproportionate attention to Sri Lanka’s situation and introducing a resolution that seek to discredit, single out …

Three arrested for attacking Priest at Chennai

Three arrested for attacking Priest at Chennai

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        Three people belonging to a radical pro-Tamil outfit were arrested on Tuesday for attacking  the Sri Lankan Buddhist monk at Chennai Central station.He was assaulted by three unidentified persons on board the Tamil Nadu Express, as it arrived at …

For Karunanidhi, the time is now or never!

For Karunanidhi, the time is now or never!

      The two situations are not the same but the similarities are compelling. In Aesop’s fables about the boy who cried wolf too often, the losers are the boy and the flock of sheep which get devoured by the wolf. Reconstructing the same …

Organization of Islamic Cooperation expresses concern over Sri Lanka’s ethnic tension

Organization of Islamic Cooperation expresses concern over Sri Lanka’s ethnic tension

       The Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the parent body of 57 member countries, has expressed its concern over the escalating ethnic tensions in Sri Lanka, which has affected the island’s Muslim community and its businesses sector. The (OIC) (formerly known as …

BJP unlikely to back resolution against Sri Lanka

BJP unlikely to back resolution against Sri Lanka

     The main Indian opposition BJP says it will not support a resolution on Sri Lanka in the Indian Parliament. Rajya Sabha MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy told NDTV that such a resolution will be seen as mainly to keep the Indian government alive and not …