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Sri Lanka’s Permanent Mission to the UN strongly protest screening of Film

Sri Lanka’s Permanent Mission to the UN strongly protest screening of Film

    A statement by Sri Lanka’s Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva said that Sri Lanka also strongly protests the perception that has been sought to be created in the public mind, through pro-LTTE websites, which yesterday in an article quoted the Director of …

Germany feels criticism of Navi Pillay is unjustified.

Germany feels criticism of Navi Pillay is unjustified.

      Germany feels Sri Lanka’s criticism of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (UNHRC) Navi Pillay is unjustified. Speaking during the 22nd session of the UNHRC in Geneva today, the German Ambassador to the UN Hanns H. Schumacher said that Pillay is …

Makkal Viduthalai Katchi activists arrested on way to Katchatheevu

Makkal Viduthalai Katchi activists arrested on way to Katchatheevu

     About 350 activists of a pro Sri Lankan Tamil outfit were arrested when they were on their way to Katchatheevu Saturday morning to hoist the tricolour at the islet, police said. Makkal Viduthalai Katchi members, led by party founder and former MLA Murugavel Rajan …

President Mahinda Rajapaksa: Army did not kill Balachandran

President Mahinda Rajapaksa: Army did not kill Balachandran

   President Mahinda Rajapaksa denied that the Army killed LTTE chief Prabakaran’s 12-year-old son Balachandran. He told this in an exclusive interview with The Hindu newspaper. “Sri Lanka is like …

US to move resolution during UN Human Rights Council session

US to move resolution during UN Human Rights Council session

     The US is set to move a new resolution against Sri Lanka at the current session of the UN Human Rights Council. This was stated by Patrick Ventrell Acting Deputy Spokesperson at the Daily Press Briefing of the US Department of State. “we do intend to, as I mentioned …

MP’s who Signed Impeachment Motion and Convicted Chief Justice Must be Denied Entry into Britain

MP’s who Signed Impeachment Motion and Convicted Chief Justice Must be Denied Entry into Britain

    The Bar Human Rights Council of England and Wales (BHRC) issuing a press release on the report by Geoffrey Robertson QC published this week by the Bar Human …

Sumanthiran calls upon the Sri Lankan Govt to Cooperate with any UNHRC Resolution

       MA Sumanthiran TNA MP Addressing the Global Tamil Federation 3rd Anniversary Conference in London calls upon the Sri Lankan Govt to Cooperate with any UNHRC Resolution Seeking Implementation of LLRC Recommendations and Ascertainment of Truth.Sri Lanka must now work with the United Nations to …

Pope Benedict XVI  leaves Vatican

Pope Benedict XVI leaves Vatican

      Pope Beadict XVI became the first pope in 600 years to resign, ending an eight-year pontificate.The last was Pope Gregory XII, who stepped down in 1415 .The …

UN HRC disassociates itself from screening of No Fire Zone at UN Premises in Geneva

UN HRC disassociates itself from screening of No Fire Zone at UN Premises in Geneva

     The United Nations Human Rights Council has disassociated itself from the screening of the Channel 4 film “No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka” organized by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and FIFDH to be held on Friday (01 March 2013) …

Jaffna Music Festival opens tomorrow

Jaffna Music Festival opens tomorrow

      The season two of the Jaffana Music Festival (JMF) will come alive at the Jaffna Municipal grounds on 1st and 2nd March with the participation of hundreds of Sri Lankan and international artists. The festival will host a diverse array of music …