Monthly Archives: June 2014

UK remains concerned about human rights in North

UK remains concerned about human rights in North

   The United Kingdom has reiterated concerns over the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, highlighting the North,  stated Senior Minister of State Baroness Warsi  in the British  parliament, on 11 June 2014. She was responding to a question raised by Lord Tyler, over the British government’s …

Implications of Modi’s Victory for Indo-Sri Lanka Relations

Implications of Modi’s Victory for Indo-Sri Lanka Relations

 By Dr. Rajiv Kumar.                                                                   The outcome of Lok Sabha (lower house of the Indian Parliament) …

Sri Lanka marks the global summit to end sexual violence in conflict

Sri Lanka marks the global summit to end sexual violence in conflict

   British High Commissioner hosted an event which comprised videos, theatre performances & a discussions on Sexual Violence in Conflict. As the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict takes places in London, the British High Commission, Colombo marked the Summit on Wednesday, 11 …

Sri Lanka Probe has Started, Claims UN

Sri Lanka Probe has Started, Claims UN

  The appointment of Sandra Beidas as Coordinator of a 12-member UN team to investigate alleged war crimes and human rights violations in Sri Lanka during and after Eelam War IV, signals the beginning of the investigation process, United Nations officials told Express on Friday. …

Canadian Foreign Minister reiterates commitment to ensuring the Sri Lankan government takes a different path

Canadian Foreign Minister reiterates commitment to ensuring the Sri Lankan government takes a different path

   The Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird reiterated Canada’s commitment to ensuring the Sri Lankan government takes a different path,  and condemned the lack of accountability for war crimes in Sri Lanka, speaking at a press conference on 12 June during the Global Summit to …

Army says no to polythene in Jaffna

Army says no to polythene in Jaffna

The Sri Lankan military in the Northeast  organised a campaign to clear up plastic. The campaign, organised by the Security Forces in Jaffna, saw soldiers throughout the peninsula collecting  polythene, plastics and other waste materials in order to prevent environment pollution in Jaffna. This one day …

Workers disgruntled, leave CWC

Workers disgruntled, leave CWC

Councilors of CWC have carried out attacks and threats against estate employees who leave their trade union. The Councilor of Haldummulla Pradeshiya Sabha Ashok Kumar and the Member of the Uva Provincial Council Senthil Thondaman have assaulted workers of Poonagala Estate. The attack had been …

Ban wants Sri Lanka to engage with international community

Ban wants Sri Lanka to engage with international community

Deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters in New York on Friday 13 June 2014, that the Secretary General supports the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and commends the leadership she has demonstrated to assist Sri Lanka in advancing accountability and reconciliation. Highlights of the …

‘Amnesty Cannot Be Granted For Torture, Disappearances, Extra-Judicial Killings’ – Sandra Beidas

‘Amnesty Cannot Be Granted For Torture, Disappearances, Extra-Judicial Killings’ – Sandra Beidas

Excerpts form an interview with Sandra Beidas, Head, OHCHR investigation on Sri Lanka.                                           A Truth and Reconciliation process should provide an opportunity for the …

Nigeria mulling Sri Lankan example to fight terror

Nigeria mulling Sri Lankan example to fight terror

Nigeria’s military indicated on Thursday that it could follow the example of Sri Lanka in fighting terror, to bring an end to an increasingly deadly insurgency by Boko Haram militants. A high-ranking military delegation from the South Asian island nation, led by Chief of Defence …