16th March 2017

Colombo Press Conference: Tamil Victim’s Appeal to UN Human Rights Council

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When: March 14th (Tuesday) • Time: 3:00 pm • Where: Center for Society & Religion (CSR) COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, March 13, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Colombo Press Conference: Tamil Victim’s Appeal to UN Human Rights Council • When: March 14th (Tuesday) • Time: 3:00 pm • Where: Center for Society & Religion (CSR) Address: Deans Road, Maradana, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka. Contact: K.S.RATNAVALE & S. Mahendran Phone: +94-77-729-8300 • NOTE: Tamil victims will visit Embassies of: United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland and France about their appeal. TAMIL VICTIMS APPEAL to UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL We, whose daughters, sons and husbands were killed, disappeared, sexually assaulted or raped by Sri Lankan Security Forces are appealing to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) not to give any extension […]

Annual World Bank report 2017 Inbox x

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‘’ The report identifies high levels of poverty in key districts in the north and east of the country, including Mullaitivu (28.8 percent), Mannar (20.1 percent) and Batticaloa district (19.4 percent). At 20.8 percent, the data from Monaragala district in Uva province also offers cause for concern. Within Batticaloa, estimated poverty rates run as high as 45 percent in Manmunai West and 38 percent in Karalai Pattu South. Across the board, poverty rates are disproportionately high for vulnerable groups such as youth and ethnic minorities; and unemployment is high for youth and women …. Social assistance programs need attention and important knowledge gaps remain. ’’ – Sri Lanka Poverty and Welfare: Recent Progress and Remaining Challenges, 31 January 2017, http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/01/31/srilanka-poverty-welfare-recent-progress-remaining-challenges   ‘’The research finds that […]

Sixth Amendment to Sri Lanka’s Constitution: Contradictory, Incoherent and Unconstitutional – Dr. Barbara Jackman

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Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is Challenging Sri Lanka at the UN Against it’s Sixth Amendment TORONTO , CANADA , March 14, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — At the International Conference held on Thursday March 9th at the Delta Hotel in Toronto Dr. Barbara Louise Jackman a highly respected authority in immigration and refugee law, with particular emphasis on cases involving national security, domestic and international human rights issues, torture, and the rights and protections afforded by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and Canada’s responsibilities under international treaties, described the 6th Amendment to Sri Lanka’s constitution as a “schizophrenic clause with internal contradictions and an open violation of the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights. She pointed out that the amendment is not […]

EU asks for ‘concrete’ HR progress ahead of GSP+

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Recognises progress on several fronts including RTI, legislation on the Office of Missing Persons Detailed exchanges with PM and Mangala on constitution-making and repealing PTA     EU Working Group conclusions to be reported to EU-Sri Lanka Joint Commission  The European Union has underscored the importance of the Sri Lankan Government achieving “prompt and concrete” progress on human rights ahead of the decision on GSP+ expected in May, the EU said in a statement yesterday. Both sides released a joint press statement following the meeting of the Working Group on Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights under the European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission, which kicked off on Monday. The EU delegation to the Working Group called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and met with Foreign […]