Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sonia: Plight of Sri Lankan Tamils is close to our hearts

Sonia: Plight of Sri Lankan Tamils is close to our hearts

      Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday demanded an “independent and credible” inquiry into the violation of human rights in Sri Lanka even as she refused to comment on key UPA ally DMK withdrawing support to the government at the Centre. Voicing her …

Sri Lanka to formally respond to U.S. resolution

Sri Lanka to formally respond to U.S. resolution

Sri Lanka is to formally respond to a new U.S. resolution on Sri Lanka tabled at the United Nations Human Rights Council, an External Affairs Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday. Spokesman Rodney Perera said that the government was studying the document and will respond to …

US explains human rights resolution against Sri Lanka

US explains human rights resolution against Sri Lanka

        The US is going ahead with its resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva as the government has failed to fulfil its international obligations, which it promised after the fall of the LTTE, the US State Department said. …

Karunanidhi quits the Congress-led UPA

Karunanidhi quits the Congress-led UPA

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       DMK chief M. Karunanidhi today quit the Congress-led UPA and its government expressing dismay on India’s stand over Sri Lanka at the United National Human Rights Council (UNHRC). “Continuing in this government will be an injustice to the …

Geopolitics may hurt Bajaj in Lanka

Geopolitics may hurt Bajaj in Lanka

     Bajaj Auto, India’s biggest two-wheeler exporter, risks a decline in exports to Sri Lanka if the island nation hikes import duties yet again. Sri Lanka faces a vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council on March 21 over alleged violation of human …

U.N. Rights Council to Vote on Resolution on Sri Lanka

U.N. Rights Council to Vote on Resolution on Sri Lanka

      The resolution, sponsored by the United States, calls on Sri Lanka to investigate possible violations of international human rights laws. It also cites reports of abuse that has continued since then, including extra judicial killings, torture, forced disappearances, intimidation and violent reprisals …

Indian envoy to Geneva called for consultations

Indian envoy to Geneva called for consultations

      India on Monday(18) asked its envoy in Geneva to return for consultations on the US resolution on Sri Lanka.The issue has gained urgency with political parties and activists in Tamil Nadu urging the government to back the resolution — like last year …

IPL: Question mark over Lankan players

IPL: Question mark over Lankan players

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     Growing protests against Sri Lanka in Tamil Nadu have raised questions over the participation of Lankan cricketers in IPL matches to be played in Chennai. There is a deep concern over the political situation in the southern city and …

GoSL rejects joint resolution, stage set for Geneva vote

GoSL rejects joint resolution, stage set for Geneva vote

       By Shamindra Ferdinando  (Island.lk) Sri Lanka’s refusal to move a joint resolution on accountability issues, at the ongoing United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions, has set the stage for a vote on the second US motion, targeting the country, since the …

SL envoy compares TN protests to terrorism

SL envoy compares TN protests to terrorism

        Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam on Monday compared the protests in Tamil Nadu against war crimes in Sri Lanka to terrorism and said the country will oppose any resolution against its army. Talking to CNN-IBN, the Sri Lankan High Commissioner …