Archive for January, 2013

Tamil political and civil society representatives, and Diaspora groups convened in Berlin on the 26th and 27th January 2013 to discuss the Tamil issue in Sri Lanka, a statement said today. A statement by the Global Tamil Forum (GTF), a Tamil diaspora group, said that the talks looked at how   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Members of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and people from the Tamil community in Vavuniya are carrying out a protest march against Sri Lankan Minister of Industry & Commerce Rishard Bathiudeen. The protesters allege that Minister Bathiudeen solely serves the Muslim community. They further charged, that even though 1000 houses   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The British Government continues to monitor the situation in the north and east of the country and we consistently raise the need for progress on scaling back of high security zones, the British  Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs said in a parliment talk.  Mark Durkan:To ask the Secretary of   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Returning people to Sri Lanka is reducing the number of asylum seekers from the Asian nation arriving by boat in Australia, Immigration Minister Chris Bowen says. “We have returned around 700 people involuntarily to Sri Lanka, and we have seen the number of people coming from Sri Lanka fall to   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

A 42 year-old woman from Kelaniya (name withheld) complained that she was raped by a monk from Shanti Viharaya, Kalaniya, when she went to meet him for some advice on 04th January 2013. He forced her to a room inside the Viharaya, struck her on the forehead, forcibly removed her   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Asia-Pacific: 2013 index Burmese spring an exception to decline in freedom of information in Asia Only three Asian countries are in the top 25 percent of the table, while 15 countries are among the bottom 45 places. Unsurprisingly, one-party authoritarian governments figure more than ever among the predators of press   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The battle for space supremacy on the Korean peninsula intensified on Wednesday when South Korea launched its first satellite, weeks after a similar launch by North Korea. Relief greeted the Naro rocket’s flawless liftoff from a space centre on the south coast at 4pm local time. South Korea had twice   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime, and Security at York University and Amnesty International Canada are co-hosting a panel discussion, partnering with Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, to examine how the international community may engage Sri Lanka to transform the long-term conflict that still exists between the island’s major   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Two U.S. Senators, Bob Casey and Patrick Leahy, have called for an independent, international investigation into potential war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE during the civil war in Sri Lanka. In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Senators said such an investigation   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Germany and other Western nations have officially come forward to ensure the establishment of law and order and peace in the country. These Western nations have realized that the foolish acts of the Rajapaksa government have placed the country in peril. The German government has come forward in the matter   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]