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The International Crisis Group calls on the world to act to restore the rule of law in Sri Lanka

The International Crisis Group calls on the world to act to restore the rule of law in Sri Lanka

      According to a report released this week by the Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG), the Government “has crossed a threshold into new and dangerous terrain, threatening prospects …

HRW to release report on Sri Lanka

HRW to release report on Sri Lanka

       Human Rights Watch (HRW), a global human rights organisation, is to release a highly controversial report on Sri Lanka which alleges rape and torture of detainees at the hands of the army and police on Monday. The HRW, which has prepared a 140-page report, “‘We Will …

Separate shelves offering halal and non-halal food

Separate shelves offering halal and non-halal food

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–         Islamic clerics tried to calm religious tensions at press conference on Thursday (21) by requesting shops to sell halal meat only to Muslims, after protests by hardline Bodu Bala Sena group. Food manufacturers have labelled all their …

Lies, half-truths and numerous forms of speculation

Lies, half-truths and numerous forms of speculation

  A death of a child, no doubt is a reason to mourn. The disturbing image of a bullet-ridden body of a boy and the pictures of him, said to have …

Demonstrations cut short  Karu Jayasuriya’s visit to Tamil Nadu

Demonstrations cut short Karu Jayasuriya’s visit to Tamil Nadu

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      The visit of  United National Party MP Karu Jayasuriya and his wife to Nagapattinam was cut short following protests by political parties on Thursday morning. According to Police they checked into a hotel on Wednesday night in Thirukkadaiyur in …

TNA Leader Gives Notice of Motion Seeking Govt Action on Military Personnel

TNA Leader Gives Notice of Motion Seeking Govt Action on Military Personnel

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        TNA Leader R Sampanthan gives notice of an Adjournment Motion Seeking Govt Action on Military Personnel who disrupted  the non – violent fast at the  Durgai Amman Temple. In his motion he states that the displaced people of …

Jayalalithaa cancels Asian Athletics Championships over Lanka team’s participation

Jayalalithaa cancels Asian Athletics Championships over Lanka team’s participation

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       Tamil Nadu will not host the Asian Athletics Games scheduled for July, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said, because the Centre has not asked Sri Lanka to skip the event. Jayalalithaa said her government had written to the Asian Athletics Association …

Sri Lanka to seek Chinese support at UN Human Rights Council

Sri Lanka to seek Chinese support at UN Human Rights Council

        The Sri Lankan government said yesterday (20)  it will seek the support of several countries including China against a U.S. sponsored resolution against the island nation which is to be submitted before the UN Human Rights Council next month. The Sri Lankan …

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty demand ‘No Fire Zone’ be taken as evidence.

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty demand ‘No Fire Zone’ be taken as evidence.

        The Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam on Wednesday rejected claims made by a documentary that showed ‘LTTE’s chief Prabhakaran’s 12 year old son shot dead. A British documentary had earlier shown photos of the late LTTE chief’s son being fed …

US to introduce resolution on Sri Lanka in Geneva

US to introduce resolution on Sri Lanka in Geneva

    Concerned about allegations of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights in Sri Lanka, the US today said that it plans to introduce its own resolution on …