Friday, 28 November 2014
Home Tamil Affairs International Affairs Editorial Opinion Feature Culture & Community Interviews
Latest Entries:
Britain calls for support at UN Human Rights Council
Tamil Guardian 16 March 2012 Print ArticleE-mail ArticleFeedback On Article
   
Following the screening of Channel 4’s latest documentary, the British Foreign Office has called on the UN Human Rights Council to pass a proposed resolution on Sri Lanka.

Commenting on the documentary, Minister for South Asia Alistair Burt said,
"Once again, Channel 4 has brought to international attention important and disturbing evidence to support allegations of grave abuses in Sri Lanka."

“Since the end of the conflict, the international community has called for an independent, credible and thorough investigation into alleged war crimes on both sides of the conflict.  Channel 4’s documentaries reinforce the need for that investigation."
 
“I continue to believe that Sri Lanka, in accordance with its Government’s public statements, can achieve lasting peace and reconciliation.  But this requires a full and honest acknowledgement of the past and it requires processes, in which all parties take part, to ensure justice, reconciliation and political progress."
 
That is why the UK will urge the UN Human Rights Council to pass a resolution next week which calls on Sri Lanka to take these steps and implement the recommendations of their own Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.”
See the statement here.

Watch Channel 4’s documentary, Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished here.
 
Share on Facebook Print ArticlePrint Article E-mail ArticleE-mail Article Feedback On ArticleFeedback On Article
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS
  Tamil Affairs
Tamil Guardian 28 November 2014
I will protect Rajapaksas from war crime charges Maithripala

The opposition candidate at the presidential election, Maithripala Sirisena said that he would not allow the international community or the Tamil diaspora to take President Mahinda Rajapaksa, [more]

Tamil Guardian 28 November 2014
Bodu Bala Sena gives 'unconditional support' to President Rajapaksa

The Buddhist organisation Bodu Bala Sena has declared its support to President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the forthcoming presidential election, reported The Island. [more]

Tamil Guardian 27 November 2014
Candles lit in North-East to mark Maaveerar Naal
Updated 15:30 GMT   Photograph: Lamps being lit at a home in Jaffna. Tamil Guardian Maaveerar Naal was commemorated in secret on Thursday in the North-East, [more]

Tamil Guardian 27 November 2014
Maaveerar remembered at Jaffna University
[more]

Tamil Guardian 27 November 2014
Mullaitivu councillor marks Maaveerar Naal

Northern Provincial Council member Thurairasa Ravikaran led a Maaveerar Naal tribute in Mullaithivu. Ravikaran was joined by over fifteen citizens, including the mother of a Maaveerar. [more]

Tamil Guardian 27 November 2014
British Tamils commemorate Maveerar Naal
Thousands of British Tamils gathered at the ExCel Exhibition Centre in London on Thursday, to commemorate the nation's day of remembrance - Maaveerar Naal. [more]

Tamil Guardian 27 November 2014
Tamils will remember their dead in the face of SL state oppression - Ananthi Sasitharan
The memories of Tamils who dedicated their lives towards the Tamil people’s liberation will not be erased despite the Sri Lankan state’s relentless efforts to do so, said Ananthy Sasitharan. [more]

Tamil Guardian 27 November 2014
Stop EU trade benefits if SL does not cooperate with UN inquiry says UK Foreign Affairs Committee
The British Foreign Affairs Committee report said that the UK should negotiate with the EU to remove trade benefits granted to Sri Lanka, if the government not allow UN investigators into Sri Lanka or stop activists engaging with the UN. [more]


Print Editions

 
 

Contact Tamil Guardian
www.tamilguardian.com