Monthly Archives: September 2015

Tamil Tiger Front Organizations produced fabricated reports and documentaries at the UNHRC sessions

Tamil Tiger Front Organizations produced fabricated reports and documentaries at the UNHRC sessions

The Executive Committee of the Sri Lanka United National Association of Canada based in Toronto Canada has come out with a report alleging that the Tamil Tiger Front Organizations Frantically Scramble to Produce Fabricated Reports and Documentaries to Frame Sri Lanka at the 2015 UNHRC …

UN resolution could advance justice

UN resolution could advance justice

The United Nations Human Rights Council should adopt a resolution ensuring a robust international role in Sri Lanka’s justice mechanism for abuses during the country’s brutal civil war, Human Rights Watch said today. The resolution, expected to be adopted on October 1, 2015, contains a …

Sri Lanka’s War Crimes Controversy

Sri Lanka’s War Crimes Controversy

Earlier this month, the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights released its long-awaited investigation into alleged crimes during Sri Lanka’s civil war. The conflict, which began in 1983 and lasted nearly three decades, pitted the Sri Lankan government against various ethnic Tamil …

BJP should clarify stand on Sri Lanka

BJP should clarify stand on Sri Lanka

Senior Congress leader and former Union minister of state for Parliamentary affairs V Narayanasamy has urged the BJP Government at the Centre to clarify its stand on the issue of international court of law enquiry against war crimes by the Sri Lanka Government. Addressing a …

Backing US resolution on Lanka would mean denial of justice

Backing US resolution on Lanka would mean denial of justice

DMK chief M Karunanidhi today cautioned India against supporting a “watered down” resolution by the US on Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council over alleged rights violations during the last phase of civil war against LTTE in 2009 in the island nation. New …

Wigneswaran lashes out at concentration of Power

Wigneswaran lashes out at concentration of Power

Sri Lanka’ Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran on Sunday publicly lashed out at “concentration of power” in the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK), the party to which he belongs. ITAK is the single largest constituent of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA). Striking a belligerent note …

Kerry hails Sri Lanka for co-sponsoring resolution

Kerry hails Sri Lanka for co-sponsoring resolution

US Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the decision of the Sri Lankan government to co-sponsor the UN resolution on Sri Lanka for shared recognition of the critical importance of truth, justice, reparations, and guarantees of non-recurrence in promoting reconciliation and ensuring an enduring peace …

India Refloats Plan for Kankesanthurai

India Refloats Plan for Kankesanthurai

With a friendlier government now at the helm in Colombo, India has revived its plan to develop a port in Sri Lanka, hoping to catch up with the Chinese. So far, India had been biding its time on putting pressure on Colombo to complete the …

GTF welcoms the Government’s commitments

GTF welcoms the Government’s commitments

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) cautiously welcomes the draft resolution on Sri Lanka tabled at the UN Human Rights Council on 24th September, which Sri Lanka is widely expected to co-sponsor. The text is a product of a consensus endorsement including Government of Sri Lanka, …

Could Europe become like the Middle East?

Could Europe become like the Middle East?

Ongoing violence in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and other parts of the world creates pessimism and forces us to confront some fairly horrible questions. “Can the fire that burns the Middle East right now spread to Europe with this refugee crisis?” is …