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Indian fishermen allege attack by Sri Lankan Coast Guard

Indian fishermen allege attack by Sri Lankan Coast Guard

   Four fishermen from Punducherry have been injured in an alleged attack by Sri Lankan Coast Guard personnel, who, they say, threw chilly powder in their eyes, beat them up and dumped their equipment, worth fifteen lakh rupees in the sea. Five Karaikal-based fishermen had …

English politician to urge Queen to boycott Commonwealth summit

English politician to urge Queen to boycott Commonwealth summit

    An English politician Friday urged the Queen to boycott the Commonwealth summit in Colombo later this year to protest against Sri Lanka’s failure to prosecute the killers of a British tourist in 2011. The MP Simon Danczuk said his constituent, Khuram Sheikh, was …

Courts issue enjoining orders for and against UNP

Courts issue enjoining orders for and against UNP

       Colombo District Court today refused to issue an Enjoining Order preventing the UNP from conducting a disciplinary inquiry on Deputy Minister Abdul Cader. The Deputy Minister who contested under the UNP had filed an application seeking an order from court to prevent …

Sri Lanka could teach lessons on human rights to the US and  the EU, Chief Justice

Sri Lanka could teach lessons on human rights to the US and the EU, Chief Justice

   Chief Justice Mohan Peiris has said that Sri Lanka could teach lessons on human rights to the US and  the EU although they are trying to teach human rights to Sri Lanka now in Geneva.They started to talk about human rights after the second …

12-year-old Indian schoolgirl has higher IQ than Albert Einstein

12-year-old Indian schoolgirl has higher IQ than Albert Einstein

     A 12-year-old Indian-origin girl in UK Neha Ramu  has stunned everyone after she scored an incredible 162 on her IQ test – even higher than Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Neha Ramu, daughter of an Indian doctor couple, achieved a score of 162 on a …

2nd Draft of US-sponsored Resolution on Sri Lanka welcomes call by, Navi Pillay for an independent international investigation into war  violations

2nd Draft of US-sponsored Resolution on Sri Lanka welcomes call by, Navi Pillay for an independent international investigation into war violations

    The second draft of the US sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka, which is being circulated among UNHCR members, has welcomed the report of the Office of the High …

Indian Prime Minister and the External Affairs Ministry constantly in touch with Sri Lankan Government

Indian Prime Minister and the External Affairs Ministry constantly in touch with Sri Lankan Government

    Against the backdrop of demands by Tamil parties that India should vote against Sri Lanka at the UN on human rights issue, Congress Party on Thursday said Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has made it very clear that any reports that come of …

Diplomacy will do what war cannot do in Sri Lanka, says Salman Khurshid

Diplomacy will do what war cannot do in Sri Lanka, says Salman Khurshid

     The Indian Government came under attack in the Lok Sabha over the plight of the ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka, with demands that India should take a lead …

Gordan Weiss says trip to UK for GTF conference funded by an European Government

Gordan Weiss says trip to UK for GTF conference funded by an European Government

      In the past few years, I’ve largely avoided junkets from Sri Lankan Diaspora groups, for fear of being tarred with various brushes. The two exceptions (not junkets …

U.S. Alarmed by Peaceful Protestors’ Detention

U.S. Alarmed by Peaceful Protestors’ Detention

     The US Embassy in Colombo, issuing a press release, has faulted the government for preventing hundreds of people from the north from heading to Colombo today to take part in a demonstration calling for information about their disappeared family members, The Embassy called …