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.
Kollywood actor Kamal Haasan asked his fans to refrain from celebrating his birthday on November 7, as he was “deeply hurt by the killing of Tamils in Sri Lanka”. In a statement, Kamal Hasan said, “I beseech my fans to refrain from celebrations. An individual’s birthday loses credence or importance when genocide is practiced in […]
A 29-year-old man was killed at Iraththinapuram, a suburb south of Ki’linochchi Wednesday evening when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) launched artillery barrage targeting the suburbs of the town. Since last Friday, the SLA has been continuously firing artillery shells towards the civilian properties of the suburbs Kanakapuram, Uruththirapuram and Thirunakar where civilians were still engaged […]
Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan was further detained with the CID till December 10 for questioning over the killing of Batticaloa District Parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham in 2005. Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya detained Chandrakanthan till December 10 when he was produced before the Magistrate yesterday for physical examination of the detainee. The CID producing him before the Magistrate […]