GTF News Update – 24th July 2014

gtf logoTHE ISLAND **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

MR shuns C’wealth event in UK due to ‘security concerns’

<http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=107277>

 

CEYLON TODAY  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Exec. Presidency cause of all evil – Sobhitha Thera 

<http://www.ceylontoday.lk/51-68879-news-detail-exec-presidency-cause-of-all-evil-sobhitha-thera.html>

 

THE NATION  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

NSC wants an impartial investigation over Aluthgama incident

<http://www.nation.lk/edition/latest-top-stories/item/31572-nsc-wants-an-impartial-investigation-over-aluthgama-incident.html#sthash.z2BUkPsn.dpuf>

 

COLOMBO GAZETTE  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

SC says no to ban on Muslim dress

<http://colombogazette.com/2014/07/24/sc-says-no-to-ban-on-muslim-dress-2/>

 

COLOMBO GAZETTE  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

MRIA earned only Rs. 16,000 for May

<http://colombogazette.com/2014/07/23/mria-earned-only-rs-16000-for-may/>

 

BBC NEWS

‘Grave concerns’ over Australia asylum centre – top rights official

<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-28457953>

 

–STATEMENTS/LETTERS/REPORTS–

 

MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND PLANNING

Notice to all Government officials, civil society groups and general public

<https://www.colombotelegraph.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Be-alert-Notice-by-ERD-Final-English.pdf>

 

EUROPEAN UNION

Joint local statement on Restrictions on Non-Governmental Organisations and on Freedom of Expression in Sri Lanka

<http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/sri_lanka/documents/press_corner/20140723_en.pdf>

 

COLOMBO TELEGRAPH  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Lawyers’ Collective Accuses Rajapaksa Regime Of Attempting To Gain Control Of NGO Operations

<https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/lawyers-collective-accuses-rajapaksa-regime-of-attempting-to-gain-control-of-ngo-operations/>

 

NDP PARTY – CANADA

Statement by the Leader of the Official Opposition regarding the Black July Pogrom

<http://www.ndp.ca/news/statement-leader-official-opposition-regarding-black-july-pogrom>

 

–OP-EDS/OPINION/INTERVIEWS–

 

DAILY FT  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Changing course!

<http://www.ft.lk/2014/07/24/changing-course/>

 

GROUNDVIEWS  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Ramaphosa and Government’s Policy shift on Reconciliation

<http://groundviews.org/2014/07/24/ramaphosa-and-governments-policy-shift-on-reconciliation/>

 

–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>