NEWS by GTF

GTF logo_CIAL-JAZEERA  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Sri Lanka army ‘blocks’ return of Tamils

<http://www.aljazeera.com/video/asia/2014/06/sri-lanka-army-blocks-return-tamils-201461818134154167.html>

 

BBC NEWS ASIA

Sri Lanka Muslims call for UN help over sectarian violence

<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-27916617>

 

–NEWS–

 

COLOMBO GAZETTE  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Anti-BBS monk kidnapped, attacked

<http://colombogazette.com/2014/06/19/anti-bbs-monk-found-assaulted/>

 

COLOMBO GAZETTE  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Muslim council for hate groups ban

<http://colombogazette.com/2014/06/19/muslim-council-for-hate-groups-ban/>

 

THE ISLAND  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Rauff wants two top UN officials to scrutinise GoSL conduct

<http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=105344>

 

REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS

SECTARIAN VIOLENCE IN SOUTH DECLARED OFF-LIMITS FOR MEDIA

<http://en.rsf.org/sri-lanka-sectarian-violence-in-south-17-06-2014,46465.html>

 

DAILY FT  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Parliament approves move to reject UNHRC probe; Opposition cries foul

<http://www.ft.lk/2014/06/19/parliament-approves-move-to-reject-unhrc-probe-opposition-cries-foul/>

 

THE NATION  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Motion against UNHRC probe passed by 134 votes

<http://www.nation.lk/edition/breaking-news/item/30389-motion-against-unhrc-probe-passed-by-134-votes.html>

 

COLOMBO TELEGRAPH  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

UNP Explains Why It Abstained From Vote On Non-Cooperation With UN Investigation

<https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/unp-explains-why-it-abstained-from-vote-on-non-cooperation-with-un-investigation/>

 

BBC NEWS ASIA

Pope Francis Asia trip to honour Korean ‘martyrs’

<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-27917368?OCID=twitterasia>

 

SRI LANKA NEWS FIRST

UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs to visit Sri Lanka

<http://newsfirst.lk/english/2014/06/un-assistant-secretary-general-political-affairs-visit-sri-lanka/40549>

 

DAILY FT  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

ADB gives ‘to-do list’ to Sri Lanka

<http://www.ft.lk/2014/06/19/adb-gives-to-do-list-to-sri-lanka/>

 

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

MR invites ADB President to visit Northern Province

<http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/48598-mr-invites-adb-president-to-visit-northern-province.html>

 

THE HINDU  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

TN fishermen release: Jayalalithaa fires letter to Modi

<http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/tn-fishermen-release-jayalalithaa-fires-letter-to-modi/article6129808.ece?homepage=true>

 

–STATEMENTS/LETTERS/REPORTS–

US DEPARTMENT OF STATE

U.S. Department of State condemns continued violence in Sri Lanka: Statement made by Spokesperson Jen Psaki during Daily Press Briefing held on June 17, 2014

<http://srilanka.usembassy.gov/tr-17june14.html>

 

COLOMBO TELEGRAPH  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

“Sri Lankan Government: Take Urgent Action To Stop Attacks On Muslims” Say 300 Sri Lankans

<https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/sri-lankan-government-take-urgent-action-to-stop-attacks-on-muslims-say-300-sri-lankans/>

 

–PARLIAMENT–

 

UK PARLIAMENT

Question by Jim Cunningham MP on sexual violence issues in Sri Lanka

<http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmhansrd/cm140618/text/140618w0002.htm#14061892000104>

 

–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>