Archive for May 21st, 2013

US Department of State – BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR 2012  Report on International Religious Freedom Report – May 20, 2013 – SRI LANKA The constitution and other laws and policies protect religious freedom and, in practice, the government generally respected religious freedom. The trend in the government’s   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

A 48-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil settled in Chennai killed his mother, wife and daughter by slitting their throats before committing suicide by jumping in front of a suburban train near Pazhavanthangal this morning (Tuesday). His friends said the man was in debt, the Time of India reported. C Sundaresan came   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has reiterated that Katchatheevu, the fishing islet has to be retrieved back by India in an endeavour to provide a permanent solution to the problem of Indian fishermen, ANI news reported today. In a letter to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today, Jayalalithaa has recalled   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The US State Department says intolerance of, and discrimination against, Muslims by some Buddhists saw an increase in Sri Lanka last year. The International Religious Freedom Report for 2012 released by the US State Department on Monday, also said that last year, U.S. embassy officials conveyed U.S. government concerns about   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

A delegation of Labor MPs in Australia have approached Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr and urged him to take a tougher line on alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, The Australian newspaper reported. The delegation of between 6-12 Labor MPs petitioned Senator Carr after last Tuesday’s caucus meeting. A   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Respect for basic rights and liberties has declined in Sri Lanka in the four years since the government defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Human Rights Watch said today. This week marks the fourth anniversary of the brutal civil war’s end. HRW says since the end of the   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The EU decision to lift Syrian oil sanctions to aid the opposition has accelerated a scramble for control over wells and pipelines in rebel-held areas and helped consolidate the grip of jihadist groups over the country’s key resources. Jabhat al-Nusra, affiliated with al-Qaida and other extreme Islamist groups, control the   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]