Monthly Archives: February 2014

Renewed pressure on Sri Lanka over allegations

Renewed pressure on Sri Lanka over allegations

  Next month the United Nations Human Rights Council will vote on a resolution on Sri Lanka. It relates to accusations of war crimes and crimes against humanity by both sides during the final stages of the island nation’s bitter civil conflict, and ongoing reports …

David Cameron does not run the world says Rajiva Wijesinha

David Cameron does not run the world says Rajiva Wijesinha

   Presidential Adviser on Reconciliation Rajiva Wijesinha indignantly dismissed calls for an international investigation, in a heated interview with Al Jazeera this week. In a 5-minute interview, where Wijesinha frequently clashed with the Al Jazeera presenter whom he referred to as “my dear lady”, he …

LTTE terror case

LTTE terror case

  What the Tamil Nadu police built as a case of major terror bust collapsed in a heap of contradictions when a city court acquitted all 13 people accused of involvement with the banned LTTE. The case relates to the arrest of some Sri Lankan …

Why Sri Lankan children in North drop out

Why Sri Lankan children in North drop out

  Sri Lankan authorities have expressed concern over an increasing number of reports that children are dropping out of school in the conflict-affected north, where economic pressure and poor prospects are creating conditions that could have negative consequences for the future development of the region. …

Reconciliation,Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka feature in UK Parliament

Reconciliation,Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka feature in UK Parliament

    Answering questions in Parliament, on Sri Lanka on Thursday 6 February 2014, Britain’s Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Hugo Swire,  once again stated that Sri Lanka has until March 2014, to begin credible domestic accountability processes before the UK will call …

Island of impunity?  Appeasement is no answer

Island of impunity? Appeasement is no answer

     Australian newspaper The Age published an editorial on 6 Feb calling upon the Australian government to take meaningful action towards bringing about an international investigation on Sri Lanka, stating that the international community has a duty to act on the reports of war …

Sri Lanka: Reconciling and Rebuilding

Sri Lanka: Reconciling and Rebuilding

    Sri Lanka: Reconciling and Rebuilding’, a 28 minute video was paid programming on the US network NBC by the Thompson Advisory Group (TAG). In the 30-minute propaganda video, aired on US national television channel NBC,Secretary Lalith Weerathunga said that Sri Lanka needs over …

UN wants accountability

UN wants accountability

  Farhan Haq, the Acting Deputy Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that theThe United Nations (UN) has reiterated there needs to be accountability in Sri Lanka over the alleged incidents which took place during final stages of the war. This was stated by him …

TN party seeks Rahul Gandhi’s intervention on Lankan Tamils issue

TN party seeks Rahul Gandhi’s intervention on Lankan Tamils issue

   Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, which advocates the cause of Sri Lankan Tamils, sought Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s intervention to ensure India’s support for a resolution against Sri Lanka in a UN body next month. VCK president Thol Thirumavalavan, who represents Chidambaram constituency in the Lok …

India extends visa-on-arrival facility to tourists from 180 countries: says no online arrival visa to SriLanka

India extends visa-on-arrival facility to tourists from 180 countries: says no online arrival visa to SriLanka

     India will extend visa-on-arrival to tourists of all nations barring eight, including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Iran, as it looks to boost tourism, Planning Minister Rajeev Shukla said on Wednesday. “We have decided to extend the visa-on-arrival facility to tourists from 180 …