Archive for February, 2013

The high court decision was described as “unprecedented and precedent-setting” by a legal source. The group of failed Tamil asylum seekers was due to be sent back to Sri Lanka on Thursday, on a flight leaving the UK at around 4pm, but now they will be able to remain in   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The prominent barrister Geoffrey Robertson wants Australia and other commonwealth countries to boycott a leaders’ meeting in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo to protest against the impeachment of the nation’s chief justice. The Australian lawyer also wants the Queen to steer clear of November’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting after   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

UK MP and former Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, supporting further action on Sri Lanka at the 22nd Sessions of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, in a video message, urged the UK and other Common-wealth members to call for a change of venue for the Commonwealth Heads of   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Israel today raised concerns over Iran with Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said. It said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the visiting Sri Lankan Minister that the visit is an opportunity to strengthen the relationship between Sri Lanka and Israel. He later   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The European Union (EU) yesterday urged the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to keep Sri Lanka on the agenda over its human rights record. Speaking at the 22nd session of the UNHRC on behalf of the EU, Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Speaking in the Indian Rajya Sabha yesterday, Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said Sri Lanka should not be called an “enemy country.” The minister’s remarks came after AIADMK leaders urged the government to change its Sri Lanka policy and branded Colombo as an “enemy” of the Tamils, but expressing   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

“There have been a few tentative steps on accountability for crimes allegedly committed by Sri Lankan troops and civilian officials during the war with the LTTE. Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa named a committee to make recommendations to him on the U.S. incidents report by April, and candidate Fonseka has discussed   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

A Maldives court has sentenced a 15-year-old alleged rape victim to 100 lashes and eight months under house arrest after she admitted having had premarital sex in a separate incident, an official said on Wednesday. During a police probe into allegations that the girl had been raped by her stepfather,   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Former Sri Lankan Army Commander Sarath Fonseka has warned that the United Nations (UN) is expected to introduce some regulations soon through which a delegation will be able to come to Sri Lanka even without visas to investigate the incidents which took place during the war. He said that the   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Sri Lankan asylum seeker accused of putting his hand down the pyjamas of a sleeping university student allegedly tried to break into a second unit about the same time the young woman was attacked. Daxchan Selvarajah, 21, will remain in custody until at least next week after he didn’t apply   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]