The Sri Lankan government should immediately end harassment of media outlets and journalists in violation of the right to freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today. In the three years since the end of the armed conflict with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Sri Lankan President Mahinda   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The United Nations has expressed concern over the raid on the media offices and on the arrest of nine employees. UN Secretary General’s spokesman Martin Nesirky told a news conference yesterday (July 03) that the UN was aware that such a raid had taken place. “And as we’ve said in   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

General Secretary of Sri Lanka’s major opposition United National Party (UNP) Tissa Attanayake said yesterday the party had information that a warrant has been obtained to search the house of the UNP media unit chief Mangala Samaraweera. He said that the warrant has been sought to search the house to   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The French Embassy in Colombo has stressed on the need to pay compensations to the family members of the 17 aid workers killed in 2006, informed sources said yesterday. These aid workers attached to the French NGO ‘Action Against Hunger’ were killed by Sri Lankan army during the height of   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Four Lankan Tamil refugees have been abducted by a group of unknown men in a white van at around 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. The refugees were abducted from the Kavankarai refugee camp situated near the Poolal Police station in Chennai. The abducted refugees have been identified as Suresh Kumar, Ramesh,   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

One of Sri Lanka’s top naval officers has fled to Canada but federal officials are refusing to accept his refugee claim on the grounds he was complicit in war crimes during the troubled island’s long civil war against Tamil rebels. Nadarajah Kuruparan was Commodore of the Sri Lanka Navy, third   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Tamils live in the jungle, on the ground without a roof or a tent over their heads, surrounded by elephants, snakes and other wildlife. There are 145 families, 285 Tamil Catholics from the village of Mullikulam in Mannar District (Northern Province, Sri Lanka). In theory, these people would be among   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

In Sri Lanka, UNP Parliamentarian Karu Jayasuriya said that Sri Lanka will be cornered by right thinking members of the international community and eventually this country will be blacklisted as a place where there is no media freedom or right to information. Issuing a statement on the arrest of nine   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its partners in the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) strongly condemn the June 29 crackdown by Sri Lanka’s police and security agencies, in which the offices of two web-based news sites were raided and nine media workers arrested. The IFJ learns from   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

A Sri Lankan doctor was charged in a Singaporean court on Monday with molesting a nurse at an operating theatre on three occasions. Senaka Liyanage, 36, allegedly touched the buttocks of the 26-year-old inside the operating theatre at Changi General Hospital at Simei Street 3 between 11 am and noon   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

India’s National Security Advisor, Menon met TNA leader Sampanthan to tell him that the Indian government had requested Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa to hold elections to the Northern Provincial Council. He told him that a formal government announcement on the subject could be expected soon. Sampanthan in turn was to   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Australia’s Christmas Island is today preparing to offload more asylum seekers who arrived by boat overnight, most likely from Sri Lanka. The small ramshackled fishing vessel carrying the 39 mainly male asylum seekers is currently sitting not far from shore at Christmas Island’s cove, with around five Navy officers on   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Sri Lanka and China are to sign a comprehensive economic cooperation agreement shortly in a bid to further enhance strong bilateral ties currently being enjoyed. This matter was discussed when the new Ambassador to People’s Republic of China Wu Jianghao paid a courtesy call on Lankan Economic Development Minister Basil   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

“India has always stood for a united Sri Lanka within which all citizens can live in equality, justice, dignity and self-respect, Indian National Security Adviser Mr. Shivshankar Menon says. Remarks by Indian National Security Adviser Mr. Shivshankar Menon at a Media Interaction in Colombo (29 June 2012)”My visit to Sri   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam (DMK) leader Muthuvel Karunanidhi is giving leadership to a Tamil Eelam Supporters Conference (TESO) to be held at Vallipuram in Tamil Nadu on August 5. Karunanidhi, the chairman of the conference, has tasked his son Stalin, DMK Treasurer, to head a reception committee to make arrangements. Five   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]