27th March 2018

Reveal SLPP MP behind Kandy clashes – Patali

27th March 2018 // 0 Comments

JHU general secretary, minister Patali Champika Ranawaka urges police to reveal the politicians behind the Kandy clashes.   Ranawaka told the media at the party head office yesterday (26) that the SLPP MP who provoked the people at the funeral of the youth Kumarasinghe, and the SLPP activists under arrest should be exposed. Police investigations have confirmed that no JHU activist was connected to the clashes, he added. Ranawaka also said his party had also nothing to do with the past incidents in Beruwala, Mawanella and Nuwara Eliya either. Nishantha Priyadarshana

ATC, BTF & USTPAC Endorse Human Rights Council’s Call for Clear Timeline for Action on Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice Commitments

27th March 2018 // 0 Comments

GENEVA, March 26, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) ends in Geneva, the US Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC), British Tamils Forum (BTF), and Australian Tamil Congress (ATC) would like to thank Deputy High Commissioner Kate Gilmore for emphasizing the importance of return of land for trust in the government’s good faith, the need for an end to impunity, the worrying attacks on ethnic communities, continued reports of torture of Tamils and surveillance, harassment of human rights defenders and the fact that the Office of Missing Persons is still not actually in operation in her presentation of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ (OHCHR) written report (A/HRC/37/23) on progress on implementation of HRC Resolution 30/1. We fully concur with the […]