Archive for February 7th, 2014

U.N.Agency, U.S. and Ex-Tigers

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Ira de Silva Canada The Editor, The Island Colombo, Sri Lanka   Dear Sir:   This latest report that the International Organization for Migration has violated it’s mandate by arranging a secret meeting a top level U.S. delegation and  and the Tigers (they can not be considered “ex” as they are still operation as Tigers to achieve […]

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UN agency arranged secret meet between US and ex-Tigers – GoSL

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Top American official forcibly enters army camp near Boossa detention facility by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island Commenting on the allegations made by the government, a senior spokesperson for the Office of UN Resident Coordinator told The Island: “On the basis of information the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office received from IOM, the Office understands that IOM was […]

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War Crimes-Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Kanthar P (Nathan) Balanathan Retired Director & Specialist Power Systems Engineer Rowville, Melbourne Hi Gemma Pearce With due respect I would like to state that some countries are quite keen in speculating war crimes on GOSL. Could it be a shortfall on the integrity of such media not to address the crimes committed by Tamils […]

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Key to Next Elections

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Gomin Dayasri Courtesy The Daily Mirror Colombo District results at the forthcoming Provincial Council elections hold the key to the outcome of the next General or Presidential election scheduled for 2014/2015. Colombo District and Colombo Municipal Council area are two worlds. UNP has to win the Colombo district or come within striking distance of winning […]

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Defeat the defeatist attitude

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Nalin de Silva Courtesy The Daily News As Geneva gets closer the so called educated people in Sri Lanka get paranoid. Some of them think of the UNHRC punishing Sri Lanka in one way or the other, and those who are anti-government would claim that UNHRC wants to punish the government and not the country. […]

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Unity is strength

Friday, February 7th, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Sri Lanka High CommissionLondon  In his address on Sri Lanka’s Independence Day, High Commissioner to the UK, Dr Chris Nonis emphasised that the wealth of the country was in the diversity of its people of varying backgrounds, ethnicities and religions.  He said it was imperative to make optimum use of that diversity and […]

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House of Commons Sub-Comm on Int’l HR – Dr. P.Saravanamuttu’s Presentation

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Mahinda Gunasekera Agincourt, Ontario Canada By E-mail Mr. Scott Reid, MP Member for Lanark- Frontenac-Lennox  and Addington Chair of the Sub-Committee on  International Human Rights Of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Int’l Dev. House of Commons Ottawa  Dear Mr. Scott Reid, Resumed Hearings on the Human Rights situation in Sri Lanka : Nov […]

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