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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, …

Sri Lankan Pilgrims sent back

Sri Lankan Pilgrims sent back

        A group of Sri Lankan pilgrims proceeding to Velankanni on Sunday were stopped midway by the Tiruvarur district police who advised them to return to avoid facing  problems. Seventy-five Sri Lankan pilgrims arrived  in India by a Mihin Lanka flight on …

When Channel 4 and Callum Macrae distorts the “Truth”

When Channel 4 and Callum Macrae distorts the “Truth”

 By Sonali Waduge    For people who are so passionate about revealing the truth, getting justice and showcasing to the world how horrible Sri Lanka’s armed forces are would there be any need for “sequels”. The best thing would have been to pool everything available …

Sri Lanka; Promotion and protection of human rights must conform to UN charter

Sri Lanka; Promotion and protection of human rights must conform to UN charter

      In a statement presented to the High Level Panel on Vienna Declaration & Programme of Action (VDPA) at the 22nd Session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva Sri Lanka recalled the promotion and protection of human rights as enshrined in the …

Indians and Lankans bond over Katchaitheevu church fest

Indians and Lankans bond over Katchaitheevu church fest

     The shores of Katchatheevu islet on the Palk Straits, otherwise closed for Indian fishermen, were opened for the two-day St Antony Church festival that commenced on Saturday. Though the festival this year comes in the backdrop of mounting tension over the alleged execution …

Protest against SL players in IPL

Protest against SL players in IPL

        Members of the Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam will hold a protest in the city on Monday at 11 a.m. against the presence of Sri Lankan players in Indian Premier League 2013. A release from the Urban District Secretary of the outfit, N. Panneer Selvam, says …

India to vote against Sri Lanka in UNHRC

India to vote against Sri Lanka in UNHRC

      India will vote in support of a US-backed resolution against Sri Lanka proposed to be moved before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva next month, Union minister in the Prime Minister’s Office ( PMO) V Narayansamy said on Sunday. Talking to …

Karunanidhi finds fault with Pranab’s speech over Lanka reference

Karunanidhi finds fault with Pranab’s speech over Lanka reference

Three days after a scathing attack against the  UPA government for its silence on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka,DMK chief M Karunanidhi launched another tirade against the Centre on Saturday, this time over President Pranab Mukherjee’s references to the rehabilitation process  in the island nation in …

Manmohan assures Tamil Nadu MPs on Sri Lanka

 Delegation wants India to vote against Rajapaksa regime at UNHRC meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has emphasised that there will be no compromise on Colombo’s promise to implement the 13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution which provides more powers to Tamil areas in Sri …