GTF News Update – 24th September 2014

GTF SurenFreedom from Torture – the UK based medical foundation for the care of victims of torture – documents 40 new cases of post war torture from Sri Lanka – mostly Tamils – in the last 8 months: http://www.freedomfromtorture.org/news-blogs/8068

 

–NEWS–

 

THE GUARDIAN

Tamil asylum-seekers being deported from UK despite evidence of torture

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/tamil-asylum-seekers-sri-lanka-torture>

 

THE ISLAND  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Implementing 13 A as important as defeating terrorism – BJP tells SLMC

<http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=110840>

 

THE NATION  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

BBS meets BJP

<http://www.nation.lk/edition/latest-top-stories/item/33559-bbs-meets-bjp.html>

 

THE HINDU  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

Jayalalithaa files two more cases against Swamy

<http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/jayalalithaa-files-two-more-cases-against-swamy/article6438513.ece>

 

COLOMBO GAZETTE  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

India confirms Modi, Mahinda US meet

<http://colombogazette.com/2014/09/23/india-confirms-modi-mahinda-meeting/>

 

COLOMBO PAGE

Sri Lankan President to address the UN General Assembly today

<http://www.colombopage.com/archive_14B/Sep24_1411538572CH.php>

 

SRI LANKA MIRROR  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED**

President to join Hillary Clinton for the Clinton Global Initiative

<https://www.srilankamirror.com/news/17074-president-to-join-hillary-clinton-for-the-clinton-global-initiative>

 

–STATEMENTS/LETTERS/REPORTS–

 

IDMC & THE NORWEGIAN REFUGEE COUNCIL

Submission to 112th session of the UN Human Rights Committee for October 2014 Sri Lanka review

<http://www.internal-displacement.org/south-and-south-east-asia/sri-lanka/2014/submission-to-the-human-rights-committee-hrctte-for-consideration-at-its-112th-session-7-31-october-2014>

 

CENTRE FOR POLICY ALTERNATIVES

Liking violence: A study of hate speech on Facebook in Sri Lanka

<http://www.cpalanka.org/liking-violence-a-study-of-hate-speech-on-facebook-in-sri-lanka/>

 

–OP-EDS/OPINION/INTERVIEWS–

 

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

uva Beginning of a change?

<http://www.dailymirror.lk/opinion/172-opinion/52854-uva-beginning-of-a-change.html>

 

–EVENTS–

 

UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

Panel Discussion: Sri Lanka and the Office of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Investigation

Thursday 16th October, 6:30-8:30pm

<http://www.r2pasiapacific.org/docs/Events%202014/sri-lanka-panel-flyer.pdf>