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TNPF wants UN to refer Sri Lanka to ICC

TNPF wants UN to refer Sri Lanka to ICC

TNPF leader Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam who addressed the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 20 September 2019, wanted Sri Lanka to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC)

A Referendum on Presidency ?

A Referendum on Presidency ?

The Sri Lankan Presidential election, to be held on November 16, is likely to be a referendum on the continuation or abolition of the Executive Presidential system if the ruling …

ITJP alleges, torture has been institutionalized

ITJP alleges, torture has been institutionalized

A new 68-page report from the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) demonstrates how torture has been institutionalized in Sri Lanka. It is shown to be the direct consequence of Sri Lanka continuing to use the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) implemented in 1978. The …

International Community must consider conducting a Referendum

International Community must consider conducting a Referendum

Co – Chairman of Tamil People’s Council and Former Chief Minister of Northern Province, Justice, C.V. Vigneswaran has said that the International Community must consider conducting a Referendum in terms of International principles of Law among the Tamil speaking people Read Vigneswaran’s Speech below: In …

Flights from Jaffna to Indian cities

Flights from Jaffna to Indian cities

Sri Lanka’s Civil Aviation Authority is gearing up to operate commercial flights from the island’s northern city of Jaffna to select Indian cities. Preparations are on to commence flights from …

UK remains steadfast in its commitment to help Sri Lanka

UK remains steadfast in its commitment to help Sri Lanka

UK’s International Ambassador for Human Rights, Rita French outlined that the UK remains steadfast in its commitment to help Sri Lanka deliver peace, reconciliation and prosperity for all communities. This statement is on behalf of Canada, Germany North Macedonia, Montenegro, and the United Kingdom as …

JVP and the Tamil people

JVP and the Tamil people

The National People’s Power (NPP) presidential candidate, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader, Anura Kumara Dissanayaka, in a recent interview with the Tamil daily, Virakesari, made some thought provoking comments about …

There is no Substitute for Engagement

There is no Substitute for Engagement

Jaffna district MP and Tamil National Alliance spokesman on the national unity government’s performance, the 13th Amendment, and India’s relations with Sri Lanka In Sri Lanka’s presidential poll in 2015, …

Simmering ethno-religious tensions must not be ignored

Simmering ethno-religious tensions must not be ignored

Simmering ethno-religious tensions in Sri Lanka require urgent action by the authorities to strengthen respect for freedom of religion or belief in Sri Lanka, says UN Special Rapporteur on freedom …

Emergency ends?

Emergency ends?

Sri Lanka has ended a four-month state of emergency declared after Easter suicide bombings by Islamist extremists that killed 258 people, officials said Friday. President Maithripala Sirisena has been extending …