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Sri Lanka arrests 16 Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka arrests 16 Indian fishermen

     The Sri Lankas Navy said on  it had detained 16 Indian fishermen on a charge of poaching, as tensions rose between India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu and Colombo. The fishermen in three trawlers were arrested  Saturday night inside Sri Lankan waters off …

Sri Lanka’s Permanent Mission to the UN strongly protest screening of Film

Sri Lanka’s Permanent Mission to the UN strongly protest screening of Film

    A statement by Sri Lanka’s Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva said that Sri Lanka also strongly protests the perception that has been sought to be created in the public mind, through pro-LTTE websites, which yesterday in an article quoted the Director of …

Germany feels criticism of Navi Pillay is unjustified.

Germany feels criticism of Navi Pillay is unjustified.

      Germany feels Sri Lanka’s criticism of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (UNHRC) Navi Pillay is unjustified. Speaking during the 22nd session of the UNHRC in Geneva today, the German Ambassador to the UN Hanns H. Schumacher said that Pillay is …

Objection filed against nomination of Upali Dharmadasa to Sri Lanka Cricket presidency

Objection filed against nomination of Upali Dharmadasa to Sri Lanka Cricket presidency

     An objection has been filed by Ervin Jayawardana of Kurunegala District Cricket Association who has filed nominations for the post of Vice Treasurer of SLC. He has cited that Upali Dharmadasa’s nomination is invalid since he had not played first class cricket. He …

Makkal Viduthalai Katchi activists arrested on way to Katchatheevu

Makkal Viduthalai Katchi activists arrested on way to Katchatheevu

     About 350 activists of a pro Sri Lankan Tamil outfit were arrested when they were on their way to Katchatheevu Saturday morning to hoist the tricolour at the islet, police said. Makkal Viduthalai Katchi members, led by party founder and former MLA Murugavel Rajan …

US to move resolution during UN Human Rights Council session

US to move resolution during UN Human Rights Council session

     The US is set to move a new resolution against Sri Lanka at the current session of the UN Human Rights Council. This was stated by Patrick Ventrell Acting Deputy Spokesperson at the Daily Press Briefing of the US Department of State. “we do intend to, as I mentioned …

Sri Lanka Cricket team in contract dispute

   While all eyes are focused upon the upcoming Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) elections, a major contract crisis is threatening to destroy the Sri Lanka cricket team ahead of the home series against Bangladesh that will start tomorrow with a three-day warm-up game at Matara. …

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 …

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 …