Monthly Archives: June 2013

BBC World News Sri Lanka’s Human Rights Record and CHOGM

“Impact” presenter Mishal Husain discussed the controversy over the decision to hold the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka. There are on-going concerns about the suitability of Sri Lanka as the venue for the meeting, raised by human rights organisations and the …

French Embassy says Christine Robichon been briefed on land issues

French Embassy says Christine Robichon been briefed on land issues

      Christine Robichon, the Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, has been briefed on land issues in the Eastern Province, the French Embassy in Colombo said yesterday. The Embassy said that during a visit to the Eastern Province, the Ambassador …

No war memorial ban for Sri Lanka

No war memorial ban for Sri Lanka

    The Coalition Government has refused to bow to demands from human rights groups to bar Sri Lanka from an event in Glasgow to commemorate the First World War. Campaigners including Amnesty Scotland had said the country should not be invited because of its …

White van abduction foiled

White van abduction foiled

      The Kattankudy Police arrested a group of people who had abducted a family from Batticaloa on information they had received. They had  arrived in a white van 56 -3751 and abducted the family of three stating they were from the Sri Lanka …

US Ambassador Rapp Disappointed on Accountability

US Ambassador Rapp Disappointed on Accountability

      The United Sates says it is looking for Sri Lanka to proceed with accountability and genuine reconciliation and will be watching “very carefully” to decide what steps may be necessary to be taken again at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). This …

LK Advani resigns from top party posts

LK Advani resigns from top party posts

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       BJP stalwart L K Advani on Monday resigned from all party posts escalating his protest against Narendra Modi’s appointment as chairman of the BJP’s national campaign. In his resignation letter to party chief Rajnath Singh,  Advani said that most party …

Sri Lanka says has made progress in human rights, reconciliation

Sri Lanka says has made progress in human rights, reconciliation

       The Sri Lankan delegation to the on-going 23rd Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva has said ” the Government’s progress with regard to addressing human rights concerns and reconciliation is being amply demonstrated on the ground, acknowledged by many …

DIG Vaas Gunawardena arrested

DIG Vaas Gunawardena arrested

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–         Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Vaas Gunawardena has been arrested over the abduction and murder of a 35-year-old businessman Mohammed Shyam, involved in the footwear industry residing at Sagara Road in Bambalapitiya . Police Spokesman SP …

Catholic Bishops call for new Constitution

Catholic Bishops call for new Constitution

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– The Catholic Bishops Conference in Sri Lanka (CBCSL) has called upon the government not to amend the 13th Amendment to the Constitution or repeal it but to discuss it with all parties to bring about a totally new Constitution. A statement …

Ex-Worker at C.I.A. Says He Leaked Data on Surveillance

Ex-Worker at C.I.A. Says He Leaked Data on Surveillance

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      During a 12-minute video interview that went online Sunday, Edward Joseph Snowden calmly answered questions about his journey from being a well-compensated government contractor with nearly unlimited access to America’s intelligence secrets to being holed up in a Hong …