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Sri Lanka may pull its mission out of Tamil Nadu

Students of various colleges shout slogans during a protest against Sri Lanka’s for alleged war crimes in Chennai. TOI Photo) COLOMBO: Faced with growing...

Second UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka Was Triumph for all its Citizens

During the voting of resolution L.1/REV.1, Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka on the the 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council. 21...

USTPAC accords cautious welcome to the UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sri Lanka

The Geneva based UN Human Rights Council adopted a second resolution on Promoting Accountability and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka, putting Sri Lanka under close...

UNHRC resolution exposes failure of Government: UNP

The UN Human Rights Council Resolution calling for progress on Sri Lanka’s outstanding reconciliation and accountability is merely asking the Government to deliver on...

The UN resolution and what the world will learn about Sri Lanka in the coming year

How HRC voted on the resolution Yesterday the United Nations Human Rights Council approved the resolution on promoting reconciliation and accountability in...

Sri Lanka state media slams UN panel after rights vote

Sri Lankan pro-government activists protest outside the US embassy in Colombo on March 21, 2013, as the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva...

LLRC recommendations: over 50 pc implemented – Cabinet spokesperson

 99 per cent LLRC recommendation implemented- Mahinda Samarasinghe The government has completed implementing over 50 percent of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC)...

Gotabhaya deeply disappointed with India’s stand ^ happy US got only 25

Shamindra Ferdinanda.Responding to a statement attributed to Sinha that Sri Lanka should address accountability issues to the satisfaction of the international community, the Defence...

The resolution, its follow up actions interim update in September and a comprehensive report in March 2014, is a strong signal that the...

Ambassador Eileen Donahoe speaking to the press at the UN in Geneva.Ambassador Donahoe Press Statement After Adoption of HRC Resolution on Sri Lanka ...

Sri Lanka to seize part of IOC’s oil depot after UN vote

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka today announced plans that it would partially take over a strategic oil storage depot in Trincomalee from the Indian...

UNHRC: The resolution (A/HRC/22/L.1/Rev1) on promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka, adopted by a vote of 25 in favour, 13 against and 8...

REMIGIUSZ A. HENCZEL, President of the Human Rights Council declaring the result  Action on Resolution on Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka   (To...

Sri Lanka slams Pillay; Report has gone beyond mandate

Minister Samarasinghe:delete all references to the PoE Report as it was not referred to in the Resolution 19/2(AD) Sri Lanka today addressing the 22nd...

India to move amendments to UN resolution on Sri Lanka

Finance Minister P Chidambaram on the right New Delhi: India will move amendments to the UN resolution against Sri Lanka at Geneva later...

More Support Foreseen for US Resolution on Sri Lanka at UNHRC in Geneva This Year Than Last Year-NYT

SriLanka Lion flag at UNHRC ( photo: SLB)NICK CUMMING-BRUCEGENEVA — The United Nations Human Rights Council is preparing to vote this week on...

Has India watered down UN resolution against SL yet again?

G Pramod Kumar The Indian government seems to have been successful in watering down the proposed second US resolution against Sri Lanka at the...

US explains human rights resolution against Sri Lanka

The conflict claimed up to 1,00,000 lives, according to UN estimates, and both sides are accused of war crime Washington: The US is...

UNHRC Sri Lanka resolution : A vote would expose who had sided with the US for their benefit & countries influenced by the...

Voting at UNHRC on SL resolution , March 2012 GoSL rejects joint resolution, stage set for Geneva vote By Shamindra Ferdinando Sri Lanka’s refusal...

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha proposes amendments ( to Indian Govt) to US resolution at UNHRC

India must take a historic stance on Tamils issue: Jayalalithaa< a href="http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/india-must-take-a-historic-stance-on-tamils-issue-jayalalithaa/article4521728.ece?textsize=large&test=1" title="Large Text Size" >T+</a> · <a href="http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/india-must-take-a-historic-stance-on-tamils-issue-jayalalithaa/article4521728.ece?textsize=small&test=2" title="Small Text...

Centre cool to DMK’s demand for declaring civilian deaths as ‘genocide’

"The Dravida Munnetra Kazhgam’s demand for declaring the civilian deaths in the Sri Lankan conflict as genocide is an overstatement, especially in the context...

UNP shows its true Colours:Ranil says Govt. has signed too many HR treaties

Even as Sri Lanka comes under heavy international scrutiny about its human rights record in Geneva this month, Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe...

UN special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression Refused Entry

Frank La RueThe government has refused to accede to a request by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to...

Sri Lanka: India to support credible independent international probe

Chidambaram hints at likely vote against Sri Lanka at UN meetClick to Expand & PlayKaraikudi, Tamil Nadu: Finance Minister P Chidambaram today hinted at...

Sri Lanka: Calling Attention to Human Rights

ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images/NewscomThe United States recently introduced its second United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution...

Sri Lanka issue: DMK threatens to pull out ministers

"DMK will find it meaningless to continue in the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh-led Cabinet if our demand is not obliged to," party...

US disappointed that GoSL rejected the call to implement the LLRC recommendations

Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain DonahoeU.S. Statement at the Adoption of the UPR Report on Sri LankaMarch 15, 2013The United States welcomes the return of the...

The National Plan Action includes merely a fraction of the 285 recommendations made by LLRC – Forum Asia

Pooja Patel: appalled at the Sri Lankan delegation’s claim that the military offers “no intrusive presence impacting on civilian life” in the northFriday,...

Sri Lanka has rejected recommendation to ratify ILO Convention 189 while the country enjoys the remittance from migrant workers as high as...

Nimalka Fernanda: We are talking about men, women and children whose lives are at risk or in danger.Thank you Mr. President,  This is a...
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