Monthly Archives: March 2014

ICJ amendment to the Geneva resolution

ICJ amendment to the Geneva resolution

   Agreement was reached  to include an amendment proposed by the International Committee of Jurists (ICJ) to include the threat faced by the judiciary and the legal fraternity in Sri Lanka in the US backed resolution against Sri Lanka presented before the UN Human Rights Council …

Tamils protest in Geneva for war crimes probe

Tamils protest in Geneva for war crimes probe

    Thousands of Tamils demonstrated in Geneva on Monday to protest Sri Lanka’s rejection of calls for an international probe into alleged war crimes at the end of its civil war. Some 4,000 people, who had come from across Europe by bus and train, …

NZ must support international inquiry into Sri Lanka war crimes allegations

NZ must support international inquiry into Sri Lanka war crimes allegations

  New Zealand needs to lend its support to an independent international investigation into allegations of war crimes in Sri Lanka, Green Party human rights spokesperson Jan Logie said today. “The Human Rights Council session presents an opportunity for New Zealand to push for accountability …

Britain joins call for UN to investigate alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka

Britain joins call for UN to investigate alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka

   Britain is to join the US and three other countries in pushing for a full international inquiry into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka after the government there failed to satisfy international calls for a such an inquiry, Downing Street announced on Sunday. Speaking …

TNA welcomes draft UNHRC resolution

TNA welcomes draft UNHRC resolution

  The Tamil National Alliance on Sunday welcomed the draft resolution on Sri Lanka being circulated at the UN Human Rights Council, calling on the international community to “move expeditiously towards mandating an international commission of inquiry.” The TNA, in a statement outlined ongoing rights violations occurring …

New video released by Channel 4

New video released by Channel 4

  The draft UNHRC resolution was a “bit of diplomatic fudge” said the director of ‘No Fire Zone: Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’, Callum Macrae in an interview with Channel 4 news. Speaking on the news programme following the emergence of more video evidence on violence against …

draft resolution violates the constitutional provisions of Sri Lanka

draft resolution violates the constitutional provisions of Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha, has said “the draft resolution on Sri Lanka deposited with the Human Rights Council by a core group comprising – the USA, UK, Mauritius, Montenegro and Macedonia, violates the constitutional provisions …

Crimea And Geneva

Crimea And Geneva

By Rajan Philips. What is happening in Crimea is what diaspora separatism would love to have happening in Sri Lanka. And Russia is one country that the Rajapaksa regime would be hoping to rely on to prevent northern Jaffna becoming a South Asian Crimea. But what Russia is …

OHCHR led inquiry inadequate, CoI needed – Tamil civil society

OHCHR led inquiry inadequate, CoI needed – Tamil civil society

  Criticising the current draft UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka, K. Guruparan, of the Tamil Civil Society Forum (TCSF), a network of Tamil civil society activists in the North-East, said stressed that “if there is to be a proper international investigation, it must involve criminal …

Vaiko wants Indian government to introduce a separate resolution

Vaiko wants Indian government to introduce a separate resolution

    Describing the first draft of the resolution tabled by the US, UK and other countries on Sri Lanka as sweet-coated poison, MDMK leader Vaiko on Friday appealed to the Indian government to introduce a separate resolution calling for international, independent enquiry into the …