15th April 2017

British APPG seeks swifter progress on Sri Lanka resolution

15th April 2017 // 0 Comments

The British All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils (APPG) said that much swifter progress is needed towards the full implementation of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution 30/1 on Sri Lanka. The current chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils British MP, James Berry travelled to the Northern Province this month and visited the Nanthikadal lagoon in Mullaitivu.  “The APPG for Tamils will continue to keep human rights on the agenda in the UK and abroad,” Mr Berry said in a statement. “We will continue to demand that the Sri Lankan government fulfils its obligations to the international community, including finally setting up a justice mechanism with an impartial tribunal involving foreign judges to deal with human rights abuses during the civil war.” […]

Sri Lankan government to oppose any ”international inquiry on sex abuse in Haiti by SL Soldiers”

15th April 2017 // 0 Comments

It is said that the Sri Lankan government will oppose any ”international inquiry on sex abuse in Haiti by SL Soldiers” after receiving a copy of the internal UN report that 134 SL soldiers had sex with children in Haiti. Although 114 of the peacekeepers were sent home, none was ever jailed for the abuse as expected by all. SL government has never taken serious steps to punish the SL forces for sexual abuses and it is rumered that this is because most of the government parliamentarians are involved in sexual abuse and the SL forces are aware about it. In May 2009 hundreds of Tamil girls were sexualy abused by the SL Forces with the blessing of Rajapaksha and even the new government parliamentarians are refusing to hold […]