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U.S urged to drop charges against Canadian accused of supporting terrorism

U.S urged to drop charges against Canadian accused of supporting terrorism

        The Sri Lankan government has asked the United States to abandon the prosecution of a Canadian charged with buying equipment and laundering money for the separatist Tamil Tigers rebels. The extraordinary request, in a letter sent to the U.S. State Department, …

Fasting students arrested by Indian Police,

Fasting students arrested by Indian Police,

       In an operation conducted at midnight, the Tamil Nadu police swooped on the eight Loyola College students who were on a hunger-strike in support of Eelam and have forcibly removed them from the venue of their protest at, Chennai. The students, who had …

Western Trojan horses through special projects

Western Trojan horses through special projects

   Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa alleged that large scale foreign funding of NGOs operating in Sri Lanka would be inimical to ongoing post-war national reconciliation efforts hence, such projects should be resisted. The government was seriously concerned about a fresh NGO onslaught in the wake …

Hope and reconciliation

Hope and reconciliation

      The UN Human Rights Council, whose new session has just begun in Geneva, has a unique opportunity to pressure Sri Lanka’s authorities into meaningful action. In doing so, it would preserve the hope for accountability and reconciliation harboured by all Sri Lankans.  …

Britain must stand up for human rights in Sri Lanka,David Miliband

Britain must stand up for human rights in Sri Lanka,David Miliband

   In early 2009, as foreign secretary, I travelled to Sri Lanka with Bernard Kouchner, the French foreign minister, so that we could see for ourselves the situation at the …

DIASPORA LTTE ACTIVISTS POSING AS HUMAN RIGHTS CHAMPIONS

DIASPORA LTTE ACTIVISTS POSING AS HUMAN RIGHTS CHAMPIONS

    Sri Lanka is very much in the news these days as events unfold at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. The focus is on the final phase of the war between the Armed forces of Sri Lanka and the Liberation …

Sri Lanka will not negotiate with the US on the text of the forthcoming US resolution before the UN in Geneva: Aryasinha

Sri Lanka will not negotiate with the US on the text of the forthcoming US resolution before the UN in Geneva: Aryasinha

      Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha, on Friday ( 8 March 2013) intervened at a meeting called by the United States …

Int’l Bar to begin remote probe

Int’l Bar to begin remote probe

    With the deadline given by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) to the Sri Lankan Government, to grant visas for a three-member fact finding mission coming to an end at midnight yesterday, the IBAHRI is expected to go ahead with the …

Karunanidhi warns Centre on Sri Lanka

Karunanidhi warns Centre on Sri Lanka

Toughening its stand, the DMK on Saturday warned the UPA Government that it would not remain a mute spectator if the Centre continued to toe a soft line on the …

BJP leader calls for firm action on Sri Lankan issue

      The Government of India must issue a stern, final warning to Sri Lanka to end attacks on Indian fishermen and then follow that up with concrete action. The lax being exhibited by the Centre in dealing with the island nation has emboldened …