Monthly Archives: February 2014

‘North-East demands international investigation’ – MK Shivajilingam

‘North-East demands international investigation’ – MK Shivajilingam

  Tamil National Alliance (TNA) member of the Northern Provincial Council, MK Shivajilingam has said the people of the North-East have now demonstrated to the international community their demands for a international independent investigation, with the unanimous passing of a Northern Provincial Council (NPC) resolution. …

Andaman and Nicobar  Islands: LTTE cadre trying to make them a safe haven cannot be ruled out.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: LTTE cadre trying to make them a safe haven cannot be ruled out.

   Are the islands of Andaman and Nicobar potential terror hubs? Yes, feels the administration of the Union Territory, which has said the possibility of LTTE cadre trying to make them a safe haven cannot be ruled out. The administration has also conveyed to the …

Diplomats fear Australia will wreck UN probe into Sri Lankan war crimes

Diplomats fear Australia will wreck UN probe into Sri Lankan war crimes

   Diplomats preparing for the UN Human Rights Council next month have expressed concern Australia is working to ”actively undermine” a push for an international inquiry into human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, because of Australia’s eagerness to co-operate with the country’s leaders on asylum …

No Fire Zone’ documentary to air online in Malaysia, India

No Fire Zone’ documentary to air online in Malaysia, India

The director of a controversial documentary on the bloody final days of Sri Lanka’s civil war has decided to make it available for free online, following a ban on its public screening in India. Representatives of “No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka” …

India Bans Film About Sri Lankan War

India Bans Film About Sri Lankan War

  India’s film censors have refused permission for the general release of a film chronicling the violent closing months of the civil war in Sri Lanka because the documentary may strain friendly relations between the two countries. The Central Board of Film Certification also said …

Northern Provincial Council adopts resolution against the alleged Sinhala colonization in the North

Northern Provincial Council adopts resolution against the alleged Sinhala colonization in the North

   The Northern Provincial Council in Sri Lanka has adopted a resolution against the alleged ‘Sinhala colonizations’ carried out in the North. Northern Provincial Councilor T. Raviharan had presented the resolution against the ‘Sinhala colonization’ in the Mullaitivu District and grabbing lands of people in …

Sri Lanka supports China’s initiative of a 21st Century Maritime Silk Route

Sri Lanka supports China’s initiative of a 21st Century Maritime Silk Route

  A delegation led by the Director General, Department of the National Development and Reforms Commission of the People’s Republic of China, is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from 22nd to 25th February, to discuss further the broad parameters of bilateral economic cooperation the Ministry of …

SRI LANKA: The neglect of mass graves

SRI LANKA: The neglect of mass graves

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL. Twenty fifth session, Agenda Item 3, General Debate.       A written submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre.  A mass grave has been found at Thiruketiswaram, Mannar in January 2014. In 2013 a mass grave was …

Murali bowls for national unity

Murali bowls for national unity

   Cricketing legend and spin bowling wizard Muttiah Muralitharan who is part of a movement to promote national unity said yesterday if the communities in the country desired a Sri Lankan identity and live as one nation devoid of mistrust they must bridge the language …

Sri Lanka’s Fight to Save the Peace

Sri Lanka’s Fight to Save the Peace

  Regarding “Holding Sri Lanka to account” (Editorial, Feb. 4): Your call for accountability for what happened during Sri Lanka’s tragic 30-year conflict with terrorism represents a narrow focus on a complex reality. For peace to take hold, one must tread carefully to establish the …