3rd January 2016

Divaina Sinhala Newspaper First Ever Diaspora Interview with English Translation

3rd January 2016 // 0 Comments

Dear All, Attached is Page 5 of Divaina, a Sinhala Newspaper in Sri Lanka. This was the first ever Diaspora interview published by ANY Sinhala newspaper in Sri Lanka. English translation of the Q&A is as below. Best, Suren Q: Is there a deadline for setting up of war crimes court? Yes, there is as far as I know. Hon Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera announced in September at the UN Human Rights Council that he will consult all stakeholders on setting up of the accountability mechanism by end of February 16. The resolution co-sponsored by Sri Lanka also calls upon the Government of Sri Lanka to give the Council a verbal report on progress at the June 16 session.   Q:Will you (GTF) appear before it? […]

A Cataract Surgery Camp in Sri Lanka funded by Solihull Junior School

3rd January 2016 // 0 Comments

Dear all,   I am sure you are aware that Solihull Junior School in the Midlands, UK, raised nearly £8000 recently towards funding cataract surgeries in Sri Lanka through Assist RR. I am happy to inform you that Assist RR had already conducted a surgery camp in Ratnapura on 13 Dec 2015 for the benefit of patients from the hill country including Nuwara Eliya.   The camp was conducted at the Lions Vision for Sight Hospital in Ratnapura and Dr Dias Jeyasiri volunteered again to carry out the surgeries. Around 75 patients, who were brought in by buses from various parts of the hill country, benefited from this camp.   We would like to express our gratitude to Solihull Junior School Children, Staff and Parents for […]