Monthly Archives: August 2013

Ms Pillay what about civilians murdered by LTTE in non-combat areas during ceasefires?

Ms Pillay what about civilians murdered by LTTE in non-combat areas during ceasefires?

   By Shenali D Waduge What or who gave the right to terrorists and their movements to plan, execute and eliminate people? What or who gave terrorists rights when they are not signatory or bound by the international laws that prevail? Who gave terrorists any right …

Navi Pillay visits final battle zone

Navi Pillay visits final battle zone

   The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay visited parts of the final battle zone in Mullaitivu  and also visited Mullivaikal. She also had discussions with the families of some of the missing. Earlier in the day the visiting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights …

FMM calls on the Government to invite he UN Special Rapportuer

FMM calls on the Government to invite he UN Special Rapportuer

    In a letter handed over to the National Human Rights Commission the Free Media Movement has requested the  government to honour the commitment it made in 2006 to invite the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression & Opinion to visit Sri Lanka in 2014, …

BJP steps up engagement with neighbours

BJP steps up engagement with neighbours

    Anticipating its return to power in 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party has stepped up its engagement with neighbouring countries, expanding political links and conveying its core messages. The principal Opposition party sees ‘substantial commonality’ with the government on its policy towards Sri Lanka …

Tamil Nadu ports put on alert over possible terror strike using southern coastline

Tamil Nadu ports put on alert over possible terror strike using southern coastline

    Three main ports in Tamil Nadu have been put on alert following inputs of possible terror attack using the coastal routes. The security agencies are coordinating with the three port authorities to “thwart any untoward incident.” Union Shipping Minister GK Vasan has instructed …

Can elections fast-track development in Sri Lanka’s former conflict zone?

Can elections fast-track development in Sri Lanka’s former conflict zone?

    Opposition party leaders in Sri Lanka’s north have long called for power devolution to the former conflict zone as a condition for lasting peace, but voters preparing to cast ballots in the Northern Province’s first election since the end of a separatist war …

India must be consulted to change shortcomings in 13th amendment

India must be consulted to change shortcomings in 13th amendment

  There are some shortcomings in the 13th constitutional amendment . We should consult India to implement changes in this ,Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Chief Ministerial candidate for the Northern Province, C.V. Wignesvaran said. According to the candidate that the 13th Amendment came about as …

Ravana Balaaya stage protests against Navi Pillay’s visit

Ravana Balaaya stage protests against Navi Pillay’s visit

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–    About 100 Sri Lankan demonstrators led by Buddhist monks have protested outside the UN office in Colombo against the visit of Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The general secretary for the Patriotic National Movement, Dr Vasantha …

Syrian regime’s offer too late, says the US

Syrian regime’s offer too late, says the US

    A US military response to chemical weapons attacks in Syria appeared more likely yesterday after Washington dismissed the Syrian government’s offer to allow UN inspection of the sites as “too late to be credible”. A senior official of the US administration said there …

Navi Pillay meets media

Navi Pillay meets media

     During a brief interaction with the media last evening, High Commissioner Pillay said her visit to Sri Lanka was to assess whether the Government here is complying with the standard for human rights set for the whole world that she said has also …