16th September 2014

USA Led West Must Realise that Powerful Nations such as China,Russia,India,Japan and Australia are Against UNHRC Probe on Sri Lanka.

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By N Sathiya Moorthy The joint statement issued at the end of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo, praises internal mechanisms in Sri Lanka, in terms of ethnic reconciliation and accountability issues. PM Abe in particular underscored the need for continuing the dialogue among political stake-holders in Sri Lanka, and for the host-Government to address the concerns of the international community on accountability issues, as expressed in the US-sponsored UNHRC resolution. It is incidental yet significant that on both issues, Japan holds similar views as Sri Lanka’s northern neighbour, India. It’s but a coincidence that Abe should be visiting Colombo within days after India’s new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan. Independent of the leadership-change in India, both […]

Mosque Attacked: Take Immediate Action To Prevent Unwanted Tension In Dambulla: Salley Writes To IGP

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National Unity Front Leader Azath Salley has written to the IGP urging him to take immediate action to prevent any unwanted tension in Dambulla following an attack on a mosque in the area early Monday morning, while also requesting immediate legal action against the culprits responsible for the attack. Salley in a letter to the IGP yesterday has pointed out that the CCTV camera installed in the Khairiya mosque premises clearly shows two individuals armed with petrol, petrol bombs, tires and carbide arriving at the mosque at around 12.45 pm and carrying out the attack. “The CCTV camera clearly reveals the two culprits and what they have done,” he has written while requesting the law enforcement authorities to take immediate action against them and take them into custody and […]

Sri Lanka Fact Sheet: Violations of the Right to Freedom of Religion and Attacks on Religious Minorities: March -August 2014

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(Lanka-e-News- 15.Sep.2014, 6.00PM) Notwithstanding the local and international pressure, violations of the right to freedom of religion and attacks on religious minorities continued unabated in Sri Lanka. In the month of June, Sri Lanka witnessed the largest anti-Muslim riots seen in the country after 1914. Led by the Buddhist extremist organization Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), mobs rioted in the Southern costal towns of Aluthgama and Beruwala. The riot was pre- planned…(Read Full Story click here) 

Police hunt Sri Lankan men after Mitcham man stabbed in head

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UK Police are hunting four Sri Lankan men for allegedly stabbing a 24-year-old man in the head in Mitcham last morning.He suffered stab wounds to his head during the attack in Cedars Avenue at about 2am.Police said he was now in a stable condition. No arrests have been made so far, but police say they believe four Sri Lankan men were involved.One of the men is described as 5ft 7ins, of athletic build, with spikey hair and wearing a blue jumper. Police closed off the whole of Cedars Avenue while they investigated yesterday. (This is local London) Police are hunting four Sri Lankan men after a 24-year-old man was stabbed in the head in Mitcham yesterday morning. He suffered stab wounds to his head during the attack in Cedars […]