Monthly Archives: April 2014

MPs pull out of Sri Lanka trip over UN inquiry

MPs pull out of Sri Lanka trip over UN inquiry

    MP Sharon Hodgson has spoken about her decision to withdraw from a controversial trip to Sri Lanka. The representative for Washington and Sunderland West was due to travel to the country on an all-costs-covered visit, supported by the Foundation of Goodness, founded by …

Miliband: Labour Party has supported the calls for an independent, international investigation

Miliband: Labour Party has supported the calls for an independent, international investigation

   I want to extend my warmest regards to the British Tamil community as you celebrate Chithirai Thiru Naal. This occasion provides an important opportunity to reflect upon the many positive contributions British Tamils have made to this country’s social, cultural, political and economic life. …

Canada suspends funding for Commonwealth

Canada suspends funding for Commonwealth

   Canada is suspending voluntary funding for the Commonwealth Secretariat over alleged human rights abuses by Sri Lanka, the organization’s current chair Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird accused Sri Lanka on Monday of failing to take meaningful action on human rights and political reconciliation. The decision …

Eye Sri Lanka wishes its readers a peaceful and prosperous Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Eye Sri Lanka wishes its readers a peaceful and prosperous Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Impose Sports Boycotts and other sanctions

Impose Sports Boycotts and other sanctions

  Mr Krish Govender A former struggle and anti-apartheid sports activist has called for the immediate cancellation of the South African cricket tour of Sri Lanka in July in protest against the continued oppression of Tamils in the island country. This move should be part …

UK, Australia and Canada caution Tamil citizens

UK, Australia and Canada caution Tamil citizens

    Following the Sri Lankan government’s proscription of 15 diaspora organisations and over 400 individuals, the UK, Australia and Canada cautioned Tamil citizens travelling to Sri Lanka of the country’s terrorism laws. In travel advice updated April 11th, the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office …

US will continue to work to keep the Sri Lanka issue alive -Stephen J. Rapp

US will continue to work to keep the Sri Lanka issue alive -Stephen J. Rapp

   The US Ambassador-at-large for Global Criminal Justice, Stephen J. Rapp, said at an event in Washington that the US will continue to work to keep the Sri Lanka issue alive, with a view to see justice some day. Rapp was speaking last Thursday at …

Countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh have to be met eye-on-eye and dealt with strongly.

Countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh have to be met eye-on-eye and dealt with strongly.

   Hitting back at AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today charged the ruling party and its arch-rival DMK with showing no concern about the people and concentrating efforts to settle political scores whenever they were in power. “Tamil Nadu was divided …

Terrorism Label on Peaceful Advocacy for Independent State is a denial of Freedom of Speech – TGTE

Terrorism Label on Peaceful Advocacy for Independent State is a denial of Freedom of Speech – TGTE

 The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)’s Parliament & Cabinet have taken decisions to respond to Sri Lanka’s listing of Tamil groups as terrorists Sri-lanka-terrorism-label-on-peaceful-advocacy-for-independent-state-is-a-denial-of-freedom-of-speech-tgte • TGTE to take this matter to: a) UN Human Rights Committee, b) UN Special Rapporteur for freedom of speech, …

MP Eve Adams says “There should be consequences for Sri Lanka’s Refusal To Cooperate With UN Inquiry Into Human Rights Violations”

MP Eve Adams says “There should be consequences for Sri Lanka’s Refusal To Cooperate With UN Inquiry Into Human Rights Violations”

  A UN panel has found clear evidence that nearly 40,000 minority Tamil civilians were killed in the last years of the war in Sri Lanka. The 47-member UN Human Rights Council has approved an inquiry into the violence that prevailed during the war. “Prime …