Monthly Archives: April 2013

Mihin Lanka to withdraw flights

Mihin Lanka to withdraw flights

   Budget airline Mihin Lanka has decided to withdraw its flights on the Colombo-Tiruchi-Colombo sector effective June 1 on account of a steep fall in load factor of the flights. Anti-Sri Lankan government protests on the Eelam issue here and the advisory issued by the …

Rule of law in Sri Lanka

Rule of law in Sri Lanka

     A statement has been issued by  the Asian Jurists who attended a consultation organised by the Lawyers’ Collective of Sri Lanka and the Asian Human Rights Commission, on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers in Asia, from 9-11 April 2013, in Bangkok, Thailand. …

What intolerance is doing to Sri Lanka

What intolerance is doing to Sri Lanka

    In April last year, Buddhist priests stormed a mosque in central Sri Lanka, and, claiming that it had been built on territory sacred to Buddhists, demanded its immediate closure. When news of this assault reached the government in Colombo, the prime minister reacted …

Sri Lanka questions UN sponsored International Criminal Tribunals

Sri Lanka questions UN sponsored International Criminal Tribunals

     Addressing  the Thematic Debate:”Role of International Criminal Justice in Reconciliation” on 10th April 2013, in New York Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations said that International criminal justice, as it is widely understood today, …

Bribery Chief presiding over private arbitration issue in High Court

Bribery Chief presiding over private arbitration issue in High Court

   In a Petition filed in Case No. HC (Civil) WP 64/2013/ARB on 5 April 2013 in the High Court of Western Province by Delmege Forsyth & Co. Ltd. The Chairman of the Bribery Commission D.J. de Silva Balapatabendi had been disclosed to have presided …

19 Lankan Tamil refugees will not be sent back

19 Lankan Tamil refugees will not be sent back

    About 19 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who feared deportation after they being stranded in Dubai can breathe easy with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday refuting reports that they would be sent back home. “UNHCR is looking for a …

UAE urged not to deport Tamil journalist

UAE urged not to deport Tamil journalist

      Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Ms Lohini, The former presenter for the rebel-run Tamil TV channel, who is in Dubai, facing expulsion “would be at grave risk  if sent back. Ms Lohini worked as a presenter for LTTE’s National Television of Tamil …

Tamil leaders seek an interim self-government

Tamil leaders seek an interim self-government

   The Tamil people in Sri Lanka can find solutions to their grievances only through an interim self-government, Tamil political leaders have told the visiting Indian joint parliamentary delegation. Tamil representatives who met the Indian MPs in Jaffna had told the Indian delegation that the …

TULF calls for Indian model

TULF calls for Indian model

  The Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) has called for a political solution in Sri Lanka based on an Indian model. In a memorandum submitted to a visiting Indian parliamentary delegation, TULF leader V. Anandasangaree said India must also give an assurance to the government …

TNA protest in Mullaittivu

TNA protest in Mullaittivu

   A protest was held yesterday (10) by the TNA MP’s with the participation of about 200 Tamil civilians opposite the Mullaitivu AGA office. They were protesting demanding that the government provide permanent housing units for those resettled, for the provision of  electricity, prevent  illegal …