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Sampanthan welcomes resolution

Sampanthan welcomes resolution

         Welcoming the adoption of the UNHRC resolution 22/1 on Sri Lanka, the leader of the TNA, R Sampanthan, praised India’s support to it. Asked for TNA’s position on the passing of the resolution in an interview to BBC Tamil, R Sampanthan, …

Sri Lankan teachers’ union claims that the country’s schools are losing their independence

Sri Lankan teachers’ union claims that the country’s schools are losing their independence

        The Economist magazine in its issue of 23 March 2013 under Politics in Sri Lanka in examining the military’s role in Sri Lanka says: JOSEPH STALIN is unhappy that the country’s schools are losing their independence. . The article states that “The …

ICJ welcomes Human Rights Council resolution on Sri Lanka

ICJ welcomes Human Rights Council resolution on Sri Lanka

      The Director of the International Commission of Jurists( ICJ’s) International Law and Protection Programmes have welcomed a recently passed UN HRC resolution on Sri Lanka, and called upon the Commonwealth to …

Tourism becomes the first casualty

Tourism becomes the first casualty

       Amid rising protests in Tamil Nadu against Sri Lanka over its alleged war crimes against ethnic Tamils, the tourism industry in India has taken a big hit. The number of travellers from the island nation has fallen by 10-15 per cent in …

U.N. presses Sri Lanka to pursue wartime crimes

U.N. presses Sri Lanka to pursue wartime crimes

        The  United Nations urged Sri Lanka in a resolution on Thursday to carry out credible investigations into killings and disappearances during its nearly 30-year civil war, especially in the brutal final stages in 2009. It voiced concern at reports of continuing violations …

I’d like to open with a few general remarks and then turn to the important resolution on Sri Lanka- US Ambassador Donahoe

I’d like to open with a few general remarks and then turn to the important resolution on Sri Lanka- US Ambassador Donahoe

      The resolution, its follow up actions interim update in September and a comprehensive report in March 2014, is a strong signal that the international community intends to remain seized with the situation in Sri Lanka. Ambassador Donahoe Press Statement After Adoption of …

The latest resolution is unlikely to have any immediate impact in Sri Lanka

The latest resolution is unlikely to have any immediate impact in Sri Lanka

The second resolution requesting the Sri Lankan government to do more to address alleged wartime rights violations, but observers question whether such resolutions can create meaningful change. The new resolution calls on Sri Lanka to formally respond to UN “Special Rapporteurs” – investigators working on …

Kerry says Sri Lanka must take meaningful action on reconciliation and accountability

Kerry says Sri Lanka must take meaningful action on reconciliation and accountability

         US Secretary of State John Kerry says the US sponsored resolution adopted at the UN Human Rights Council today reaffirmed that Sri Lanka must take meaningful action on reconciliation and accountability in order to move forward. He says the vote in the …

Government has encouraged an increasing sense of lawlessness

Government has encouraged an increasing sense of lawlessness

          The UN’s human rights body has angered Sri Lanka by voting on a new resolution that calls on the island’s government to fully investigate civilian killings in its recent conflict and expresses growing concern over continuing atrocities. But while officials …

Sri Lanka to take back IOC oil facilities

Sri Lanka to take back IOC oil facilities

         Sri Lanka today announced plans that it would partially take over a strategic oil storage depot in Trincomalee from the Indian Oil Company’s local arm after India voted in favour of a US-sponsored resolution against Colombo at the UNHRC. There had …