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Government has encouraged an increasing sense of lawlessness

Government has encouraged an increasing sense of lawlessness

          The UN’s human rights body has angered Sri Lanka by voting on a new resolution that calls on the island’s government to fully investigate civilian killings in its recent conflict and expresses growing concern over continuing atrocities. But while officials …

Sri Lanka to take back IOC oil facilities

Sri Lanka to take back IOC oil facilities

         Sri Lanka today announced plans that it would partially take over a strategic oil storage depot in Trincomalee from the Indian Oil Company’s local arm after India voted in favour of a US-sponsored resolution against Colombo at the UNHRC. There had …

House of Karunanidhi’s son raided

House of Karunanidhi’s son raided

          Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials raided the residence of DMK Chief M Karunanidhi’s son M K Stalin today (21) in a case of alleged tax evasion of imported cars. The raids comes close on the heels of DMK pulling …

Internatio​nal community comments on SriLanka at General Debate

Internatio​nal community comments on SriLanka at General Debate

         The General debate of the 45th meeting on the 22nd regular session of Human Rights Council commenced last morning. The United Nations Human Rights Council will vote on resolutions for two days – Thursday and Friday. The US resolution on Sri …

Oral revisions to resolution

Oral revisions to resolution

         The final draft of the United States-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka, submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on 18 March, will be taken up for voting on Thursday, still with possible minor oral revisions. Highly placed diplomatic sources …

Anti-Sri Lanka protests across TN towns

Anti-Sri Lanka protests across TN towns

      Students, lawyers, political activists and even the public took to the streets across major cities and towns in Tamil Nadu, as protests against Sri Lanka peaked on Wednesday, just a day or so ahead of a vote in the ongoing UN Human …

China-Sri Lanka space cooperation worries India

China-Sri Lanka space cooperation worries India

      Concern is growing in Indian security establishments over increasing Chinese footprints in Sri Lanka’s strategic sectors. The National Security Council Secretariat has called an inter-ministerial consultation next week to decide on “possible approaches” to protect “Indian interests” in its neighbourhood. The latest …

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 …