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India will send ‘resolute message’ on Sri Lanka

India will send ‘resolute message’ on Sri Lanka

         The Indian government Wednesday said it will move amendments to the resolution on Sri Lanka at the UNHRC by sending a “resolute message” and denied New Delhi diluted the US-sponsored motion denouncing Sri Lanka over alleged rights abuses. “As far as …

US Resolution on Sri Lanka Envisages Establishment of International Investigation Mechanism

US Resolution on Sri Lanka Envisages Establishment of International Investigation Mechanism

         These past few weeks, the Sri Lankan media and Indian officials have echoed US claims that its latest draft resolution is only procedural and, hence, will not harm Sri Lanka’s national interests and sovereignty. According to other media reports, “there is …

Minister Peiris says GoSL will request a vote on new US resolution

Minister Peiris says GoSL will request a vote on new US resolution

      In letters addressed to Foreign Ministers of Human Rights Council (HRC) member countries, External Affairs Minister G.L.Peiris has said, “the Government of Sri Lanka believes that drawing disproportionate attention to Sri Lanka’s situation and introducing a resolution that seek to discredit, single out …

Three arrested for attacking Priest at Chennai

Three arrested for attacking Priest at Chennai

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        Three people belonging to a radical pro-Tamil outfit were arrested on Tuesday for attacking  the Sri Lankan Buddhist monk at Chennai Central station.He was assaulted by three unidentified persons on board the Tamil Nadu Express, as it arrived at …

For Karunanidhi, the time is now or never!

For Karunanidhi, the time is now or never!

      The two situations are not the same but the similarities are compelling. In Aesop’s fables about the boy who cried wolf too often, the losers are the boy and the flock of sheep which get devoured by the wolf. Reconstructing the same …

Organization of Islamic Cooperation expresses concern over Sri Lanka’s ethnic tension

Organization of Islamic Cooperation expresses concern over Sri Lanka’s ethnic tension

       The Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the parent body of 57 member countries, has expressed its concern over the escalating ethnic tensions in Sri Lanka, which has affected the island’s Muslim community and its businesses sector. The (OIC) (formerly known as …

Sonia: Plight of Sri Lankan Tamils is close to our hearts

Sonia: Plight of Sri Lankan Tamils is close to our hearts

      Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday demanded an “independent and credible” inquiry into the violation of human rights in Sri Lanka even as she refused to comment on key UPA ally DMK withdrawing support to the government at the Centre. Voicing her …

Sri Lanka to formally respond to U.S. resolution

Sri Lanka to formally respond to U.S. resolution

Sri Lanka is to formally respond to a new U.S. resolution on Sri Lanka tabled at the United Nations Human Rights Council, an External Affairs Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday. Spokesman Rodney Perera said that the government was studying the document and will respond to …

US explains human rights resolution against Sri Lanka

US explains human rights resolution against Sri Lanka

        The US is going ahead with its resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva as the government has failed to fulfil its international obligations, which it promised after the fall of the LTTE, the US State Department said. …

Geopolitics may hurt Bajaj in Lanka

Geopolitics may hurt Bajaj in Lanka

     Bajaj Auto, India’s biggest two-wheeler exporter, risks a decline in exports to Sri Lanka if the island nation hikes import duties yet again. Sri Lanka faces a vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council on March 21 over alleged violation of human …