Monthly Archives: June 2016

TCSF calls for legal action

TCSF calls for legal action

The coalition of North-East civil society groups, Tamil Civil Society Forum, this week called for legal action over the racist attack by Sinhala students against a Tamil student at Eastern University. “This is the sixth time Tamil students are subjected to racial attacks by the …

Tamil politicians demand release of Myliddy

Tamil politicians demand release of Myliddy

Tamil politicians this week stepped up calls on the Sri Lankan military to release occupied land in the fishing village of Myliddy. Recalling the Sri Lankan president’s pledge to release all land held by the military in Valikaamam North during a recent visit to the …

Govt to present draft Constitution by year end

Govt to present draft Constitution by year end

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is aiming for the presentation of a draft Constitution Bill by the end of this year, according to Lal Wijenayake, chairman of the Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reforms. (Two senior Cabinet Ministers in the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government, on separate …

Amnesty forwards written statement to the Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka

Amnesty forwards written statement to the Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka

A written statement to the 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council on concerns of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence to victims of human rights violations and other crimes had been forwarded by Amnesty International on 30 May. Amnesty  has alleged that the Government …

Report on constitutional reform released

Report on constitutional reform released

Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reform headed by Lal Wijenayake has  submitted its final report to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on 31 May. The report made recommendations on the proposed constitutional reforms, after island-wide consultations. Issues including the nature of the state, devolution, the Sri …