Monthly Archives: May 2014

Dr Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu seeks UN expert post

Dr Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu seeks UN expert post

   The Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) Dr Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu has applied to fill a vacancy as an independent UN expert which falls under the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). According to OHCHR, Saravanamuttu has been nominated among 10 candidates …

US House Resolution recommends that the US Department of State place restrictions on entry to the United States for anyone it identifies as responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity

US House Resolution recommends that the US Department of State place restrictions on entry to the United States for anyone it identifies as responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity

    A United States House Resolution – H.Res. 587 was submitted to the 113th Congress by Democratic Congressman of New Jersey Rush Holt calls on the TNA to acknowledge its past relationships with the LTTE terrorist group and make a firm commitment to reconciliation. The …

BJP’s TN allies oppose visit

BJP’s TN allies oppose visit

    The Bharatiya Janata Party’s decision to invite the Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, for Narendra Modi’s swearing-in function has caused deep anguish and resentment among its allies in Tamil Nadu. The Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, one of the allies of the BJP-led National Democratic …

TNA interested to hold discussions with Modi and Jayalalitha

TNA interested to hold discussions with Modi and Jayalalitha

The Tamil National Alliance says it is interested in holding discussions with the newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha Jayaram. In this context the TNA has sent special letter to the two leaders yesterday. The letter  reads as fellows, …

Sri Lanka urged to go for international investigation

Sri Lanka urged to go for international investigation

   The Sri Lankan government should comply with the March 2014 UN Human Rights Council resolution creating an international investigation into allegations of serious abuses by both sides during the civil war, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The resolution calls on the UN Office of the …

UN: ‘The Scene at First Light Was Devastating’

UN: ‘The Scene at First Light Was Devastating’

   New photographs have emerged five years after the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka.The photographs depict the aftermath of attacks on the UN position in the early morning of 24th January 2009. The UN team was allowed into the war zone in …

TNA questions the House on V-Day

TNA questions the House on V-Day

    The Tamil National Alliance (TNA)  questioned parliament on 20 May as to why only soldiers killed during the war are commemorated on Victory Day (V-Day) on May 18 and not the Tamil civilians who were also killed. TNA General Secretary Mavai Senathirajah, speaking in …

Labour pledges to seek EU discussions regarding sanctions against Sri Lanka

Labour pledges to seek EU discussions regarding sanctions against Sri Lanka

   The Labour party would seek to pass a resolution at the European Union in view of facilitating discussions on sanctions against Sri Lanka, party MEPs, MPs and running candidates, said at a press conference on Friday. Claude Moraes, a Labour party MEP, said that …

A Writing On The Wall: Sinhala Prayer In A Tamil Church

A Writing On The Wall: Sinhala Prayer In A Tamil Church

By Udan Fernando                                                            When I was walking near the Mulativu beach by around 5.30 this morning, …

Conflict Worsens And Hopes Fade Away!

Conflict Worsens And Hopes Fade Away!

By Rev. S.J. Emmanuel–                                                         Introduction.      The fact that you have invited me to write my thoughts …