GTF news update for 7th to 9th June 2014

gtf  In an interview with The Island newspaper, GTF Spokesperson, Suren Surendiran, calls on the of Government of Sri Lanka to engage with the impending OHCHR investigation:

http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=104644

DAILY MIRROR SRI LANKA  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Govt. was notified about UN team: OHCHR

<http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/48168-govt-was-notified-about-un-team-ohchr-.html>

 

DAILY FT  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Preparations for UN inquiry gather steam

<http://www.ft.lk/2014/06/09/preparations-for-un-inquiry-gather-steam/>

 

THE ISLAND  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

New UN Human Rights High Commissioner expected to be tougher than Pillay

<http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=104727>

 

COLOMBO PAGE

Norwegian peace envoy says ready to testify at any international tribunal on Sri Lanka

<http://www.colombopage.com/archive_14A/Jun08_1402237959CH.php>

 

AL JAZEERA  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Crime among Sri Lanka soldiers on rise

<http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/06/crime-among-sri-lanka-soldiers-rise-2014636328915708.html>

 

THE HINDU  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

17,000 Sri Lankan Tamil refugee children left in limbo

<http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/17000-sri-lankan-tamil-refugee-children-left-in-limbo/article6090441.ece>

 

COLOMBO GAZETTE  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Commission says witnesses are safe

<http://colombogazette.com/2014/06/08/commission-will-protect-witnesses/>

 

CEYLON TODAY  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Decriminalize! 

<http://www.ceylontoday.lk/51-65875-news-detail-decriminalize.html>

 

AL JAZEERA  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Sri Lanka arrests scores of Indian fishermen

<http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/06/sri-lanka-arrests-scores-indian-fishermen-201468143938309860.html>

 

CEYLON TODAY  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

13A is not an Appendix – M.A. Sumanthiran 

<http://www.ceylontoday.lk/89-65852-news-detail-13a-is-not-an-appendix-ma-sumanthiran.html>

 

CEYLON TODAY  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Peace would have been won without bloodshed

<http://www.ceylontoday.lk/89-65843-news-detail-peace-would-have-been-won-without-bloodshed.html>

 

THE SUNDAY LEADER  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Government Braces For Pillay’s Parting Shot

<http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2014/06/08/government-braces-for-pillays-parting-shot/>

 

THE SUNDAY LEADER  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Govt Should Assist UN Probe

<http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2014/06/08/govt-should-assist-un-probe/>

 

THE SUNDAY TIMES SRI LANKA  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Cracks within UPFA widen as Pillay finalises probe team

<http://www.sundaytimes.lk/140608/columns/cracks-within-upfa-widen-as-pillay-finalises-probe-team-102640.html>

 

COLOMBO TELEGRAPH  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Challenging Modi In Colombo

<https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/challenging-modi-in-colombo/>

 

OPEN DEMOCRACY  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

A do and don’t do list for the new High Commissioner

<http://opendemocracy.net/openglobalrights-blog/david-petrasek/do-and-don%E2%80%99t-do-list-for-new-high-commissioner#.U5LZZ0eSpOg.twitter>

 

–KEY CAMPAIGNS (FOR YOUR ACTION)–

Sri Lanka Campaign

FREE JEYAKUMARI

<http://www.srilankacampaign.org/takeaction.htm>

Minority Rights International

CAMPAIGN FOR THE RIGHTS OF UPCOUNTRY TAMIL TEA PLANTATION WORKERS THE  PRICE OF TEA

<http://www.priceoftea.com/>

Amnesty International

SRI LANKA: ENSURE TAMIL DETAINEES ARE CHARGED OR RELEASED

<http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=6oJCLQPAJiJUG&b=6645049&aid=15438>

Avaaz petition

SRI LANKA: PUT WAR CRIMINALS BEHIND BARS – PETITION TO UNHRC TO  INVESTIGATE MURDER OF 17 ACF (ACTION CONTRE FAIM) AID WORKERS IN 2006

<http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Sri_Lanka_Mettez_les_criminels_de_guerre_derriere_les_barreaux/?wPqnBdb>