3rd October 2015

MAHINDA saved from ‘electric chair’

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President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (2) said that the country had achieved a great victory at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by managing to exclude the ‘electric chair’, an international investigation, and a hybrid special court from being included in the United States sponsored resolution. Addressing the media for the first time since his return from Geneva, the President outlined that the resolution was a suggestion and not an order. He added that there would only be a domestic mechanism, which would be implemented within the provisions of the Sri Lankan Constitution, without impinging on the sovereignty of the nation, unity and peace. He added that the previous administration had deliberately squandered goodwill with international powers. Apart from giving compensation to those affected by […]

Pakistan’s work against Tamils continue

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Pakistan helped sri lanka to kill more than 40000 tamil … PAKISTAN HELPED SRI LANKAN ARMY TO KILL MORE THAN 40,000 TAMIL CIVILIANS. China, clearly, was the decisive factor in ending the war through its generous supply of offensive weapons and its munificent aid. It even got its ally Pakistan to actively assist Rajapaksa in his war strategy. Pakistan making a special statement says that those who have been critical of Sri Lanka’s effort to overcome terrorism and separatism funded from abroad would do well to look at their own track record on the so-called war on terror. Permanent Representative of Pakistan Zameer Akram made these observations in a statement to the media on Friday commenting on the Report of the Office of the United […]

Sri Lanka Resolution: The World Witnessed Two Visions Of Justice

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By Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran – The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) thanks the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for keeping Sri Lanka on its agenda for its consideration of the mass crimes committed in the island of Sri Lanka, but expresses disappointment at the dilution of principles of justice. The world witnessed two visions of justice at the 30th Session of the UNHRC this month. One vision of justice which States are willing to dispense—a justice that is in direct contradiction to the unequivocal findings of the OHCHR report—and then one vision called for by humanity at large demonstrated by the participation of 1.4 million people through the “Million Signatures Campaign” calling for “Referral of Sri Lanka” to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The […]

Geneva no more a ‘nightmare’, China supported US resolution

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The United States of America first brought its resolution to the United Nations Human Rights Commission on Sri Lanka in 2012. Rajapaksa regime had sent plane loads of ‘jokers’ to Geneva spending millions of rupees to campaign against the American move. As transporting people in busses for election rallies in the Island, Rajapaksa regime with its ‘frog in the well’ thinking had even spent enormous amount of money for the accommodation in Geneva of its ‘stooges’ who had returned to the Island empty handed with the US bringing out the resolution against Sri Lanka comfortably. It was not once, but thrice until 2014, the US Government had succeeded in bringing its UNHRC resolution against Sri Lanka ‘unmasking’ the Rajapaksa regime. The Rajapaksa Government didn’t possess […]

There will be ‘uncomfortable’ questions – British envoy

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Terming the resolution adopted at the UNHRC as an exciting and brave step for Sri Lanka to have taken, the UK says that while the process of asking and answering the questions is difficult and can be painful, it is important in instilling confidence and trust between communities which is necessary for countries to move forward. The passing of the UN Human Rights Council resolution on Sri Lanka, which the UK co-sponsored along with the government of Sri Lanka, was an historic and important moment for Sri Lanka, the British High Commissioner in Colombo, James Dauris, said. “Getting to his point has been a long process.”  “Sri Lanka’s co-sponsorship was an important element of inspiring international confidence it what the resolution stands for,’ he told […]

Disabled Sri Lankan Tamil slashes wrist in Tiruchi camp

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A disabled Sri Lankan Tamil housed in the Tiruchi special camp created a flutter by slashing his left wrist with a blade demanding his release. Suresh Kumar alias Sera of Jaffna, who was housed in the camp after a case was booked by the ‘Q’ Branch CID earlier, slashed his wrist Friday morning, The Hindu newspaper reported. Police sources said Kumar was taken to the Government Hospital where he was treated as an out-patient. The camp accommodates 13 Sri Lankan Tamils against whom cases booked by the Tamil Nadu police are pending. The sources said that 10 Sri Lankan Tamils who began a fast in the camp on Thursday demanding their release continued it on Friday. Cases relating to human trafficking and those under the […]

Jaya, Karuna slam UN resolution over Lanka

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TN assembly for int’l probe on alleged war crimes in N.Lanka Jayalalithaa seeks PM’s intervention to resolve fishing dispute with Sri Lanka Jaya seeks PM’s intervention for release of fishermen by Lanka Get back Indian fishermen caught by Sri Lanka: Jayalalithaa to Modi Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated across Tamil Nadu Coming out strongly against a UN resolution that endorsed a domestic probe in Sri Lanka over alleged war crimes,Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today expressed deep disappointment and anguish while DMK chief Karunanidhi termed it shocking. Also, both Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi blamed the Centre for not acting on a September 16 resolution of the Tamil Nadu Assembly seeking an international probe. “The resolution passed yesterday will in no way render justice to Sri Lankan Tamils. This resolution […]

Sri Lanka resolution has 38 co-sponsors

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Sri Lanka resolution has 38 co-sponsors Bye Obama, hello Putin Foreign Ministry denies claims on Ravinatha The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says attention has been drawn to news reports and commentaries appearing over the past few days suggesting that the statement made by Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha at the 1st informal meeting on the draft resolution on Sri Lanka held on 21 September in Geneva, and the subsequent moving of amendments to the  draft resolution at the 2nd informal meeting on 22 September by the Sri Lanka delegation, was inconsistent with the position of the Government of Sri Lanka. The Ministry stated categorically that both the interventions by Ambassador Aryasinha, and the moving of amendments to the […]