Monthly Archives: June 2014

Organization of Islamic Cooperation expresses concern over attacks

Organization of Islamic Cooperation expresses concern over attacks

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani has expressed serious concern at the recent incidents of violence by extremist individuals against Muslims in the towns of Aluthgama, Beruwala and Draga Nagar in Sri Lanka. The reports of several …

Protest in Kathankudy

Protest in Kathankudy

Muslim organisations and Mosques in Kathankuddy with Kathankudy Jaymathulla Ulama, jointly  staged a protest against BBS attacks against muslims in Aluthgama, Beruwala , Dharga town and Kalutara areas on 15 June 2014. Protesters demanded that Secretary Defence secretary ban the Bodu Bala Sena movement, called upon the …

TNA calls for action against individuals responsible for the problems in Aluthgama

TNA calls for action against individuals responsible for the problems in Aluthgama

Tamil Nation Alliance today called upon government to take legal action against individuals responsible for the riots reported in the Dharga town in Aluthgama and Beruwela areas. TNA consider this issue as a pre planned attack against Muslim nationals. TNA leader R.Sambanthan released special statement on this …

Navi Pillay, US condemns Aluthgama & Beruwela violence

Navi Pillay, US condemns Aluthgama & Beruwela violence

The U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka issued a statement  condemning the violence that has spread over the weekend in Aluthgama and Beruwela. It urged the government to ensure that order is preserved and the lives of all citizens, places of worship, and property are protected.   …

ADB to give US$1.4bn to SL

ADB to give US$1.4bn to SL

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) would provide 1.4 billion US dollars to Sri Lanka over the next four years to finance health, sanitation education and energy, according to the bank officials. Newly appointed ADB Country Director for Sri Lanka Sri Widowati told media recently that the …

Shivajilingam says India should push Sri Lanka to work towards a solution

Shivajilingam says India should push Sri Lanka to work towards a solution

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Northern Provincial Council (NPC) member M.K. Shivajilingam says the Tamil people do not believe that the 13 Amendment to the constitution could lead to an equitable political solution that meets the aspirations of the Tamil people. In a letter to Indian …

Curfew in Aluthgama over fears of communal violence

Curfew in Aluthgama over fears of communal violence

   A curfew was imposed today in the southern coastal town of Aluthgama and Beruwela to defuse a possible ethnic flare up after clashes between Muslims and Buddhists left several people wounded. “An indefinite curfew will be in force at Aluthgama,” police said. At least 40 people …

Diaspora to provide evidence to UN

Diaspora to provide evidence to UN

The Tamil Diaspora have said they will assist the investigations on the war in Sri Lanka to be launched by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the middle of this month and give any evidence in their possession. Suren …

Will the ban on LTTE be removed?

Will the ban on LTTE be removed?

   The Indian Central Government’s Ministry of Home and Internal Affairs has set up a tribunal to investigate and research on the matter of LTTE ban, whether there are enough reasons to continue the ban. When the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government was in power …

OHCHR probe: Witness protection area of concern

OHCHR probe: Witness protection area of concern

   The investigation into the war in Sri Lanka by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will be launched in mid-June, Rupert Colville, the spokesman for the OHCHR said. The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will have the option of referring …