GTF news update for 19th November 2015

UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS

UN expert group urges Sri Lanka to seize the moment to fulfil the rights of the families of the disappeared

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/newsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=16772&LangID=E  >

THE ISLAND

TNA meets UNWGD, wants truth seeking mechanisms established

http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=135527  >

TAMIL GUARDIAN

UN confirms existence of secret torture camps in Sri Lanka, calls on gov to reveal other possible locations

http://www.tamilguardian.com/article.asp?articleid=16482  >

YAHOO NEWS **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

UN experts demand action over suspected secret Sri Lankan prisons

https://in.news.yahoo.com/un-experts-demand-action-over-133941404.html  >

CEYLON TODAY

UN Group visits Trinco torture chamber

http://www.ceylontoday.lk/51-109833-news-detail-un-group-visits-trinco-torture-chamber.html  >

DAILY MIRROR **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Another eleven LTTE cadres re-remanded

http://www.dailymirror.lk/95885/another-eleven-ltte-cadres-re-remanded  >

CEYLON TODAY

We need the PTA

http://ceylontoday.lk/89-109671-news-detail-we-need-the-pta.html  >

COLOMBO GAZETTE **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

US envoy to UN Samantha Power to visit Jaffna

http://colombogazette.com/2015/11/18/us-envoy-to-un-samantha-power-to-visit-jaffna/  >

TAMIL GUARDIAN

Sri Lankan president assures ‘dignity of country will be safeguarded’ at meeting on UN resolution

http://www.tamilguardian.com/article.asp?articleid=16481  >

DAILY MIRROR **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Abolishing the Executive Presidency is a colossal task

http://www.dailymirror.lk/95969/abolishing-the-executive-presidency-is-a-colossal-task  >

ADA DERANA **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Executive Presidency to end with Sirisena’s term – Mangala

http://www.adaderana.lk/news/33107/executive-presidency-to-end-with-sirisenas-term-mangala  >

XINHUA NET

Sri Lanka’s cabinet approves proposal to cut president’s power

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-11/18/c_134830088.htm  >

DAILY FINANCIAL TIMES **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Allowing armed forces to run businesses is too dangerous

http://www.ft.lk/article/498051/Allowing-armed-forces-to-run-businesses-is-too-dangerous  >