Monthly Archives: April 2014

Britain calls on Sri Lankan Government to work with the international community

Britain calls on Sri Lankan Government to work with the international community

    Foreign Secretary William Hague updated the House of Commons on the UNHRC resolution calling for an international investigation into Sri Lanka on 31 March 2014. Britain has called on the Sri Lankan Government to work with the international community on the resolution adopted at …

“India’s abstention only to neutralise Chinese influence”

“India’s abstention only to neutralise Chinese influence”

   Union Minister of State for Industries and Commerce E.M. Sudarsana Natchiappan defended India’s abstention on the U.S.-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), arguing that it was aimed at neutralising the influence of China, which, he said, was …

Climate change a threat to security, food and humankind – IPCC report

Climate change a threat to security, food and humankind – IPCC report

   A United Nations report raised the threat of climate change to a whole new level on Monday, warning of sweeping consequences to life and livelihood. The report from the UN’s intergovernmental panel on climate change concluded that climate change was already having effects in …

Fishermen talks after Lok Sabha polls

Fishermen talks after Lok Sabha polls

  Even as fishermen of Northern Sri Lanka are concerned over delay in holding the second round of talks with their Tamil Nadu counterparts, fisher-folk here see merit in the State government’s stand that the next round of talks be held only after the release …

Sri Lanka: UN resolution the first step on rocky path to accountability

Sri Lanka: UN resolution the first step on rocky path to accountability

  The Sri Lanka resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Thursday establishes an international investigation mechanism to probe alleged war crimes of the past as well as monitor ongoing human rights violations in the country. While politicians worldwide spoke of the …

Sri Lankans reflect on UN vote

Sri Lankans reflect on UN vote

   The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted for a resolution that paves the way for an international investigation into alleged rights abuses in the final phase of Sri Lanka’s civil war. Sri Lanka’s government defeated Tamil rebels, popularly known as Tamil Tigers (LTTE), …