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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 …

Should not call Sri Lanka an ‘enemy country’, says India’s Salman Khurshid

Should not call Sri Lanka an ‘enemy country’, says India’s Salman Khurshid

          Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid told Rajya Sabha today that Sri Lanka is not an enemy of India. During the debate on Sri Lanka the minister also said, “We may have anguish, we may have anger but we should not …

Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe, international community should support Sri Lanka’s development process

Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe, international community should support Sri Lanka’s development process

    Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe stressed that the Sri Lankan government is committed to safeguard human rights of all citizens                of the country. He …

Sri Lanka moving backwards,Robert Blake

Sri Lanka moving backwards,Robert Blake

     US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Robert Blake, has told the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, that Sri Lanka is moving backwards on democracy. Responding to questions raised by the Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia …

Sri Lanka strongly objects to statement made by the United States

Sri Lanka strongly objects to statement made by the United States

      In a ‘Right of Reply’ to a statement made by the US representative during the High Level Segment of the 22nd sessions of the UNHRC Tuesday (26), Counselor of the Sri Lanka Permanent Mission in Geneva, Priyanga Wicremasinghe said Sri Lanka is …

Sri Lanka continues to fall short in reconciliation and accountability,US

Sri Lanka continues to fall short in reconciliation and accountability,US

     The United States told the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Tuesday that Sri Lanka continues to fall short in addressing reconciliation and accountability issues. Addressing the morning session of the high level segment at the 22nd session of UNHRC in Geneva today, …

Human Rights Watch releases report – ‘We will teach you a lesson’

Human Rights Watch releases report – ‘We will teach you a lesson’

        As a United Nations Human Rights Council meeting that will examine Sri Lanka’s civil rights record begins in Geneva, Human Rights Watch released a report, We will teach …