Monthly Archives: September 2013

I questioned about the Buddhist Flag: Navi Pillay

I questioned about the Buddhist Flag: Navi Pillay

    UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva states that although at a discussion about peace and reconciliation, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Navi Pillay had raised questions regarding the Buddhist flag hoisted at the Independence Square, she had made no statement with …

Wigneswaran wants India to take part in CHOGM

Wigneswaran wants India to take part in CHOGM

      While leaders of political parties in Tamil Nadu have been strident in their demand that India boycott of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo in November, former Sri Lankan Supreme Court judge C V Wigneswaran, chief ministerial candidate of …

Ban Ki- Moon: Elections as an important opportunity to foster political reconciliation

Ban Ki- Moon: Elections as an important opportunity to foster political reconciliation

   Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- Moon issuing a statement Thursday, 19 Sept on Sri Lanka’s provincial elections says; The Secretary-General welcomes the forthcoming provincial elections scheduled for 21 September in Sri Lanka, particularly in the Northern Province, where these are the first elections …

TNA MP calls for international investigations on prisoners of war

TNA MP calls for international investigations on prisoners of war

      Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran has called for an international investigation on the state of Prisoners of War (POW) according to international law on the conduct of war. Mr Premachandran said the latest witness declaration by the SL military at …

Do not discredit The NPC Election process

Do not discredit The NPC Election process

     Exercising a ‘right of reply’ with regard to references made to Sri Lanka by Germany, the US and Ireland under Agenda Item 4 – General Debate at the ongoing 24th Session of the Human Rights Council, the Sri Lanka delegation on Thursday (19 …

Election monitors to look at whole process

Election monitors to look at whole process

     Commonwealth election monitors say they will look at the entire process leading up to the Northern Provincial Council Elections when compiling their report on Saturday’s polls. Former Vice President of Kenya and head of the Commonwealth election monitoring delegation in Sri Lanka, Stephen …

Foreigners monitor Sri Lanka’s Provincial election

Foreigners monitor Sri Lanka’s Provincial election

      Foreign observers held talks with officials and candidates in Sri Lanka’s former war zone Wednesday to ensure the region’s first elections to choose a semi-autonomous council pass off peacefully, officials said. Kenya’s former vice president Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, who is heading a …

Civil Society censures wrong politics of TNA but urges people to vote for it

Civil Society censures wrong politics of TNA but urges people to vote for it

       The Tamil civil society in the North, comprising of religious dignitaries, including the Mannaar Bishop, academics, doctors, student leaders and trade union activists, on Wednesday came with an open appeal urging the Tamil people to use the forthcoming Northern Provincial Council (NPC) …

Mandana Ismail seeks refuge in North American country?

Mandana Ismail seeks refuge in North American country?

    A senior Sri Lankan journalist has left the country three weeks after she and her family were held at knife point during a night raid on her house. Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema, associate editor of the Sunday Leader newspaper, led a trade union for journalists …

This election is the first step for a long-term solution

This election is the first step for a long-term solution

     After decades of bloody civil war that ended with the decimation of the LTTE in 2009, the Tamil-majority Northern Province in Sri Lanka will go to polls on September 21 to elect a council for the first time since 1988. The election gives …