Monthly Archives: January 2014

National Plan of action

National Plan of action

Taking forward the National Plan of action to implement the Recommendations’ of the Lessons Learn and  Reconciliation Commission. The power point presentation contents of the secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, which was presented to 70 +  diplomatic missions based in Geneva on 21 January 2014. …

Press Colombo to allow war crimes probe: Amnesty to India

Press Colombo to allow war crimes probe: Amnesty to India

  India must press Colombo to allow an independent international probe into the alleged war crimes committed during the Sri Lankan civil war, Amnesty International said Wednesday. Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council Jan 27 passed a resolution calling for an international investigation into alleged war …

Sri Lanka clergy blame police for rising hate attacks

Sri Lanka clergy blame police for rising hate attacks

   Sri Lanka’s Buddhist hierarchy and other religious leaders accused police Tuesday of failing to prosecute those behind a recent wave of attacks on Christians and Muslims. A multi-religious group led by Buddhist monks said the country had failed to grasp the threat posed by …

Britain says domestic process should be credible, independent and transparent to be accepted by the international community.

Britain says domestic process should be credible, independent and transparent to be accepted by the international community.

    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Hugo Swire in reply to a question by MP Stephen Timms  in the  House of commons on 27 Jan stated that “… any domestic process should be credible, independent and transparent to be accepted by the international community. We …

Assistant Secretary of State Biswal in Sri Lanka on 31 Jan

Assistant Secretary of State Biswal in Sri Lanka on 31 Jan

    Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal will travel to Sri Lanka January 31-February 2, the US  Departmentof  State stated in press release yesterday. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal will travel to …

India, Japan showcase solidarity on Indian Republic Day

India, Japan showcase solidarity on Indian Republic Day

   PM Manmohan Singh and his visiting Japan counterpart Shinzo Abe Saturday agreed to further deepen the strategic and global partnership between the two countries as two democracies in Asia sharing universal values such as freedom, democracy and rule of law. Singh said Japan was at the heart of …

NPC passes resolution calling for an international probe

NPC passes resolution calling for an international probe

    The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) passed a resolution calling for an international probe into the war crimes allegedly committed during the country’s ethnic conflict on Monday 27 January,at its 5th session. The Resolution rejected investigations conducted by the government, demanded for an independent international investigation facilitated by …

Sri Lanka says international war crimes probe would bring ‘chaos’

Sri Lanka says international war crimes probe would bring ‘chaos’

    An international inquiry into war crimes in Sri Lanka would bring “chaos,” and the government’s national reconciliation process must be given several more years to work, a top aide to Sri Lanka’s president said on Monday. Lalith Weeratunga, in Washington to lobby against …

US to Press Sri Lanka Again at UN Rights Council

US to Press Sri Lanka Again at UN Rights Council

    The United States said Monday it will sponsor a resolution at the U.N. Human Rights Council that Sri Lanka is worried could call for an international investigation into allegations of war crimes during the island nation’s civil conflict Hoping to head off that threat, …

Engage constructively for genuine reconciliation

Engage constructively for genuine reconciliation

   Speaking at an event to celebrate the 65th Republic Day of India this morning at India House in Colombo, Indian High Commissioner in Colombo Y.K. Sinha said that the end of the armed conflict presents an unparalleled opportunity to build a brighter future for all …