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 commando unit of the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) in Batticaloa district attacked a key paramilitary camp of TMVP Karuna faction in the early hours of Tuesday, killing four operatives and capturing six gunmen from the camp, located at Chengka’ladi, 13 km northwest of Batticaloa city, according to the Batticaloa Command of the LTTE. […]
Sri Lanka ranked 114th on the global peace index conducted by an Australian-based Institute for Economics and Peace which measured national peacefulness in 162 countries. Bhutan ranked at 18th place, Nepal at 62, Bangladesh at 84, India at 143 and Pakistan ranked 154 with Afghanistan at 160. Iceland had retained its place as the most […]
The extreme humanitarian situation of Internally Displaced Persons, including thousands of children, who are already malnourished, would deteriorate dramatically as clean water is not available for all the IDPs and they have been deprived of medicine by the Sri Lankan government, said Executive Director Paul O’Callaghan of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), which […]