Monthly Archives: October 2014

Sri Lanka war probe lost in translation, say activists

Sri Lanka war probe lost in translation, say activists

Sri Lanka’s domestic probe into the disappearance of thousands of civilians during and after the island’s ethnic war is being undermined by serious translation errors, a group of activists said Thursday. Testimony before the presidential Commission of Inquiry was marred by glaring mistakes in translating questions …

US says no change of  policy on Sri Lanka.

US says no change of policy on Sri Lanka.

Jen Psaki speaking during the daily press briefing at the US State Department on 02 October 2014, said that there has not been a change of US policy on Sri Lanka. QUESTION: There is a report that I have seen from a Sri Lankan newspaper suggesting that …

Panneerselvam writes to Modi

Panneerselvam writes to Modi

Newly-appointed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps to secure the release of 20 Indian fishermen and 75 boats from the custody of Sri Lankan authorities. In his first letter to Modi after assuming office, Panneerselvam referred …

Conservative party members of Parliament voice support for the Tamil community

Conservative party members of Parliament voice support for the Tamil community

The Chairman of the Conservative party, British government ministers, Members of Parliament and other lawmakers voiced their support for the Tamil community in the United Kingdom and backed calls for justice for the Tamil people at a reception hosted by the British Tamil Conservatives at …

Report to UN raises concerns on Lanka

Report to UN raises concerns on Lanka

A 40-page briefing submitted to the UN Human Rights Committee has raised concerns on Sri Lanka, including the alleged persistent climate of impunity. Amnesty International has submitted a 40-page briefing on Sri Lanka to the UN Human Rights Committee in connection with the Committee’s review next week of Sri …

Sri Lanka police stop online media workshop – rights groups

Sri Lanka police stop online media workshop – rights groups

Sri Lanka media rights groups said on Tuesday police had stopped an online journalists’ association from holding a workshop on ethics and digital security at the weekend, the fourth disruption of media gatherings since May. The Action Committee for Media Freedom, an umbrella organisation of …

Six TNLA men charged for plot to kill Chidambaram, Narayanasamy

Six TNLA men charged for plot to kill Chidambaram, Narayanasamy

Six Tamil Nadu Liberation Army (TNLA) members who tried to assassinate former Union minister P Chidambaram and Congress leader V Narayanasamy earlier this year by placing bombs near their residences were on Tuesday chargesheeted by National Investigation Agency (NIA) under various sections of Unlawful Activities …