Over one thousand American Tamils, Canadian Tamils and friends of Tamils protested Wednesday in front of the United Nations Headquarters in New York to draw attention of the United Nations, demanding sanctions against Sri Lanka, and advocating to invoke the principle of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) as a means to halt what the protesters alleged “genocide of Tamils.” The protesters also denounced the visit to the UN by the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. About 20 Sri Lankan Government supporters, including Buddhist monks, showed up briefly for a counter protest. Weeks before his visit to the UN the Rajapaksa government expelled all NGOs including the UN from the areas of conflict.Kilde og foto:TAmilnet.com Automatisk oversat med google til Dansk.
A Swedish provincial court has found Asian Tribune website editor KT Rajasingham guilty in defamation case filed by Norway based tamil journalist Nadaraja Sethurupan (Sethu). The court has ordered KT Rajasingham to pay 125, 000 Swedish Kroner for Sethu whose professionalism was called into question by the stories published in Asian Tribune. Judgment The court […]
Residents of Eerapperiyaku’lam in Vavuniyaa reported hearing loud explosions, and seeing fire from the ammunition dump of the 211- Due Command of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Vavuniyaa from 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. The explosions have been continuing for more than an hour, according to reports from Vavuniyaa. The ammunition dump is one of the […]
Hundreds of civilians protested Friday against the aid groups’ departure. Dozens blocked a convoy of trucks that was carrying humanitarian workers and equipment from the area, according to aid workers. About 200 people protested for several hours outside the World Food Program office and another 100 demonstrated outside the office of the U.N. High Commissioner […]