Day: 11 February 2015

Full Text: NPC’s Resolution On Genocide Of Sri Lankan Tamil

Northern Provincial Council yesterday (February 10, 2015) unanimously passed a resolution saying that genocide of the Tamil in Sri Lanka has been continuous since 1948, and that the UN must investigate it and submit a report at the March session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), and refer its findings to the International Criminal …

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Tamil Issues In Back Burner: The Problem The Broken Covenant – UK’s Future Role?

By Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah – Part 2 : The Sinister Acts of Betrayal Against Tamils That Broke The Letter, Spirit And Essence Of Ceylon Independence So far the new Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has been paying only lip service to reconciliation with the Tamil people and nothing else. Not even in his proposals for …

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Sri Lanka keen not to repeat past but will not implement the promised political package for Tamils.

Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha said the special ‘Declaration of Peace’ pledge made at this year’s Independence Day celebration in Sri Lanka was an important reminder of the concerted efforts being made in the country to seek reconciliation and to ensure that Sri Lanka does not repeat mistakes of …

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Sri Lanka’s Northern Province resolution: Indian officials wary

Any attempt to challenge the new government in Colombo with an international genocide probe could “complicate matters”, sources in New Delhi say. The Indian government took note of the resolution by the Sri Lankan Northern Provincial Council internally, but officials said it was too early to gauge its importance to the reconciliation process already initiated …

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Indian Boats to be Released Before Sirisena’s Visit to Delhi

COLUMBO: Sri Lanka will release all the 87 Indian boats in its custody before President Maithripala Sirisena’s three-day visit to India beginning on February 15, informed sources told Express here on Tuesday. The judicial process is already on in the courts at Kayts, Mannar, Point Pedro and Trincomalee. On Thursday, the Attorney General, who had filed cases against …

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Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief calls for removal of heads of armed forces

Sri Lanka’s former army commander on Tuesday called for the removal of the commanders of the three armed forces, alleging that they were involved in a coup attempt a day after last month’s presidential elections. Speaking to reporters in Colombo, former army commander Sarath Fonseka urged the country’s new government to take disciplinary action against …

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UK Parliament Delegates Visit Mullaittivu

An all party parliamentary team on Sri Lanka from the UK Parliament, chaired by Rt. Hon Lord Naseby P.C Baron of Sandy, visited the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) during their recent stay in Sri Lanka. Lord Nasby is a close associate of former President Mahinda Rajapakshe who is accused of War Crime for killing of …

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