Monthly Archives: February 2014

Biswal ignorant of the situation in Sri Lanka

Biswal ignorant of the situation in Sri Lanka

    Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday said that Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Nisha Biswal wouldn’t have declared that Sri Lanka’s human rights record had deteriorated five years after the conclusion of the conflict if she had been properly briefed …

Press Conference with Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal

Press Conference with Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal

      Ambassador Sison: I am so pleased to be with you all this evening in order to introduce you to our new Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia, Nisha Biswal. The Assistant Secretary was sworn in in December, less than two months ago by our …

Nepal Army Chief visits Jaffna

Nepal Army Chief visits Jaffna

    Chief of Army Staff of Nepal, General Gaurav SJB Rana, who is on a six-day visit to Sri Lanka visited Jaffna on Sunday. During his tour to Jaffna, the Nepalese Army Chief met the Jaffna Security Force Commander Major General Udaya Perera before …

Take-over of private lands in North’ discussed at London Forum

Take-over of private lands in North’ discussed at London Forum

    The Security Forces “take-over of private land belonging to Tamils in the North of Sri Lanka” was a key issue at the International Conference of the British Tamil Forum and All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils, on Friday in Committee Room 14 of …

G. L. Peiris rejects comments made by the US Assistant Secretary of State

G. L. Peiris rejects comments made by the US Assistant Secretary of State

   External Affairs Minister G. L. Peiris rejected comments made by the US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Nisha Biswal, following her visit to Colombo and Jaffna. Foreign Minister G. L. Peiris said remarks by Nisha Biswal, US Assistant Secretary …

BJP, Sushma Swaraj Slams Centre on Fishermen’s Issue

BJP, Sushma Swaraj Slams Centre on Fishermen’s Issue

   Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj today accused the Centre of remaining “indifferent” to the problem of fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Gujarat who are affected by attacks from the Sri Lankan and Pakistan Navy. She alleged that the Centre did not take any step …

US frustrated with Sri Lanka’s reconciliation

US frustrated with Sri Lanka’s reconciliation

    A senior United States diplomat said on Saturday that Sri Lanka’s government has made little progress on justice, reconciliation and accountability more than four years after the end of the civil war, as the U.S. prepares to press that government at the U.N.’s …

Biswal says no talk of imposing economic sanctions on Sri Lanka

Biswal says no talk of imposing economic sanctions on Sri Lanka

    US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal told reporters today that the US will submit a resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva next month. The US Assistant Secretary of State …

TESO to Centre: Support US resolution against Sri Lanka

TESO to Centre: Support US resolution against Sri Lanka

  Reviving its demands over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, the Tamil Eelam Supporters’ Organisation (TESO) on Saturday urged the Centre to propose an international enquiry into the alleged genocide in the island nation in the coming UNHRC meeting in Geneva. One of the resolutions …

India refuses to support Sri Lanka against US resolution in UNHRC

India refuses to support Sri Lanka against US resolution in UNHRC

     To avoid hurting Tamil sentiment ahead of elections, the government has refused to commit Sri Lanka any support against a US-sponsored UN resolution accusing its military of committing war crimes in the final assault on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in 2009. …