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Tamil NGO delegates intimidated at UN Human Rights Council
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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.

 
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Tamil Guardian 29 June 2015
Government won't convince diaspora before taking meaningful steps - TNA MP

The TNA's Batticaloa MP P Ariyanenthiran said in parliament on Friday that the new government will not be able to convince the Tamil diaspora of its intentions unless it takes meaningful steps to address Tamil issues. [more]

Tamil Guardian 29 June 2015
Journalists removed from Jaffna public consultation on resettlement

Journalists were forced out from a public consultative meeting about resettlement at the Jaffna District Secretariat on Monday.

Despite being invited to a public consultation with Sri Lankan minister for resettlement, D. [more]

Tamil Guardian 29 June 2015
BBS to contest elections as BJP

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) will contest the forthcoming general election as the Bodu Jana Peramuna (BJP), with BBS General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara the leader of the party. [more]

Tamil Guardian 29 June 2015
Raviraj muder suspect released on bail

A suspect in the murder case of TNA MP Nadarajah Raviraj was released on bail earlier today.

Colombo Additional Magistrate Nirosha Fernando granted bail to Captain Samantha Munasinghe on a cash bail of Rs25,000 and a Rs500,000 surety bail. [more]

Tamil Guardian 29 June 2015
"Justice for Mirusuvil: Much More Needed to End Impunity" - Together Against Genocide

The NGO, Together Against Genocide (TAG, formerly Tamils Against Genocide) has welcomed the prosecution of Sri Lankan Army Staff Sergeant Sunil Rathnayake for the Mirusuvil Massacre, but has said that much more must be done to end impunity. [more]

Tamil Guardian 28 June 2015
Foreign organisations to observe polls

Foreign monitors will be invited to observe Sri Lanka's forthcoming parliamentary elections, People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) said. [more]

Tamil Guardian 28 June 2015
Domestic disappearances commission begins sittings in Trinco

A Sri Lankan government commission into disappearances began holding more hearings in Trincomalee on Saturday. The much criticised Sri Lankan Presidential Commission to Investigate Missing Persons will be hearing oral statements from those it has invited to attend the new sitting, [more]

Tamil Guardian 28 June 2015
‘Sirisena has promised to address human rights’ says US Embassy

The United States Embassy in Sri Lanka said that Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has promised to address human rights issues on the island and looks forward to working with him to “support this cause”. [more]


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