Tamil NGO delegates intimidated at UN Human Rights Council
Tamil Guardian 02 March 2012
Tamil NGO delegates were subject to intimidation tactics by members of the Sri Lankan delegation reported the news agency, Agence France-Presse (AFP), on Thursday.
Delegates were targeted with photography and video inside the main plenary room at the UN, and during side line event hosted by Sri Lanka. A formal complaint has been lodged with security officers, AFP reported.
A Tamil delegation, including members of the British Tamil Forum (BTF), Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC), Tamil Youth Organisation UK (TYO UK) and US Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) were attending the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
The body of Tamil man was found washed up on the Kaaththaankudi shoreline in Batticaloa district on Sunday morning, reports BattiNews.
The dead man has been identified as 30 year old Vasanthakumar from Muthalaikkuda.
Sri Lanka's new government introduced this week a special loan scheme for disabled Sri Lankan soldiers via state owned banks.
The 'Viru Daru' scheme, which was presented to parliament on Thursday, has a budget of upto Rs.