Monthly Archives: March 2014

Growing hate campaign

Growing hate campaign

  Release International warns of an organised Buddhist-led campaign to close churches by violence and intimidation Christians in Sri Lanka are facing growing pressure to stop church activities and close their churches. Release International warns of an increase in religious hatred, organised violence and intimidation …

Arrested woman under judicial scrutiny says GL

Arrested woman under judicial scrutiny says GL

   Last November, when Jon Snow accompanied Prime Minister David Cameron to the former war zones in the north of Sri Lanka, he was mobbed by crowds of desperate mothers pleading for his help – for any help – in the desperate search for their …

TNA protests arrest

TNA protests arrest

 The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) protests in the strongest terms the arrest of a widow named Balendra Jeyakumari and her thirteen-year-old daughter Vidushika from Dharmapuram in the Kilinochchi District last evening, Thursday 13 March 2014. The Sri Lankan Police claims that gunshots were heard in …

Sri Lanka’s opposition to the Resolution on a matter of principle

Sri Lanka’s opposition to the Resolution on a matter of principle

  Minister of Plantation Industries and Special Envoy of the President on Human Rights, Hon. Mahinda Samarasinghe has said Sri Lanka’s opposition to the Resolution being moved by the US, UK and a few other countries against Sri Lanka was a fight on a matter …

TNA response to speech delivered by Prof G.L. Peiris in Geneva

TNA response to speech delivered by Prof G.L. Peiris in Geneva

  The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) responded to the statement made by the External Affairs Minister of Sri Lanka, Professor G.L. Peiris at the high level segment of the 25th session of the Human Rights Council on march 5th 2014 at Geneva said: 1. Accountability and …

TheThe British Government regularly discusses the situation in Sri Lanka: Hugo Swire

TheThe British Government regularly discusses the situation in Sri Lanka: Hugo Swire

  Replying to a question in the British Parliament on 12 March 2014, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Mr Hugo Swire said “We are now working to achieve a UN Human Rights Council resolution which calls for an international investigation, in addition to addressing ongoing human rights …

UK to back an international investigation

UK to back an international investigation

  In written statement to the British Parliament on 13 March 2014,  British Foreign Secretary William Hague said that UK is working in support of a strong resolution at the UN Human Rights Council which calls for an international investigation. He said Britain says it will back an international investigation on …

Prof Peiris Discusses Commonwealth Priorities with Secretary-General

Prof Peiris Discusses Commonwealth Priorities with Secretary-General

    Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L Peiris,  representing President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth, at the Commonwealth Day celebrations in London, including the Multi-Faith Observance at Westminster Abbey, held discussions with Mr. Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, at Marlborough House   in …

Sri Lanka to Free Fishermen

Sri Lanka to Free Fishermen

  A day after the State government reminded the Centre that the second round of talks between fishermen representatives of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka could take place in Colombo only if 177 fishermen and their 44 boats in Lankan custody were freed, the island …

Attacks on places of worship are isolated incidents

Attacks on places of worship are isolated incidents

  The Government insisted today that attacks on some places of worship are isolated incidents and are not a sign of religious hatred or intolerance. In a statement at the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Freedom or Religion or Belief, Heiner Beilefeldt at …