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Three arrested for attacking Priest at Chennai

Three arrested for attacking Priest at Chennai

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        Three people belonging to a radical pro-Tamil outfit were arrested on Tuesday for attacking  the Sri Lankan Buddhist monk at Chennai Central station.He was assaulted by three unidentified persons on board the Tamil Nadu Express, as it arrived at …

Organization of Islamic Cooperation expresses concern over Sri Lanka’s ethnic tension

Organization of Islamic Cooperation expresses concern over Sri Lanka’s ethnic tension

       The Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the parent body of 57 member countries, has expressed its concern over the escalating ethnic tensions in Sri Lanka, which has affected the island’s Muslim community and its businesses sector. The (OIC) (formerly known as …

BJP unlikely to back resolution against Sri Lanka

BJP unlikely to back resolution against Sri Lanka

     The main Indian opposition BJP says it will not support a resolution on Sri Lanka in the Indian Parliament. Rajya Sabha MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy told NDTV that such …

Sonia: Plight of Sri Lankan Tamils is close to our hearts

Sonia: Plight of Sri Lankan Tamils is close to our hearts

      Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday demanded an “independent and credible” inquiry into the violation of human rights in Sri Lanka even as she refused to comment on key UPA ally DMK withdrawing support to the government at the Centre. Voicing her …

Sri Lanka to formally respond to U.S. resolution

Sri Lanka to formally respond to U.S. resolution

Sri Lanka is to formally respond to a new U.S. resolution on Sri Lanka tabled at the United Nations Human Rights Council, an External Affairs Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday. Spokesman Rodney Perera said that the government was studying the document and will respond to …

US explains human rights resolution against Sri Lanka

US explains human rights resolution against Sri Lanka

        The US is going ahead with its resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva as the government has failed to fulfil its international obligations, which it promised after the fall of the LTTE, the US State Department said. …

Karunanidhi quits the Congress-led UPA

Karunanidhi quits the Congress-led UPA

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       DMK chief M. Karunanidhi today quit the Congress-led UPA and its government expressing dismay on India’s stand over Sri Lanka at the United …

U.N. Rights Council to Vote on Resolution on Sri Lanka

U.N. Rights Council to Vote on Resolution on Sri Lanka

      The resolution, sponsored by the United States, calls on Sri Lanka to investigate possible violations of international human rights laws. It also cites reports of abuse that has continued since then, including extra judicial killings, torture, forced disappearances, intimidation and violent reprisals …

Indian envoy to Geneva called for consultations

Indian envoy to Geneva called for consultations

      India on Monday(18) asked its envoy in Geneva to return for consultations on the US resolution on Sri Lanka.The issue has gained urgency with political parties and activists in Tamil Nadu urging the government to back the resolution — like last year …

IPL: Question mark over Lankan players

IPL: Question mark over Lankan players

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     Growing protests against Sri Lanka in Tamil Nadu have raised questions over the participation of Lankan cricketers in IPL matches to be played in …