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Tamils still face genocidal agendas says TNA MP

tamil-genoThe TNA MP was speaking at a local civil society event organised by a Jaffna University Student Kokilraj and the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchchi (ITAK) Kilinochchi youth leader Suren.

Global News Centre

(TAMIL GUARDIAN)  Tamils are still having to deal with the ‘genocidal agendas’ said the Tamil National Alliance MP R Sritharan at a local civil society event in Kilinochchi last week.

Highlighting a prevalence of drug sales in the region, Mr Sritharan said, “it (the government) has planted poisonous seeds in the community. As a consequence the community is continuing to face cultural calamity.”

Human Rights Ambassador William Gomes asks for closure of investigation against Balendran Jeyakumari

sl_womanIt is believed that Balendran Jeyakumari was targeted by the authorities in connection to her role leading demonstrations and calling for investigations into war crimes and enforced disappearances during the visit of the United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron to Sri Lanka for a meeting of the Commonwealth nations in November 2013.

William Nicholas Gomes, Global News Centre Human Rights Ambassador

On 10 March 2015, human rights defender Ms Balendran Jeyakumari was conditionally released upon payment of a bond of 200,000 Sri Lankan Rupees (approximately €1420) pending completion of the investigation. As part of the conditions imposed by the Colombo Chief Magistrate Court for the release, the human rights defender’s passport was confiscated and she is required to report to the police twice a month. Since the enforced disappearance of her husband during the war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Balendran Jeyakumari has led a campaign demanding to know the whereabouts of missing persons who had been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Sri Lanka.

Ceylon Today: President dismayed

tamil-genomust thank the Chief Minister, Hon. Wigneswaran and the NPC Councillors for breaking the bond of servitude and and daring to pass this Genocide Resolution unanimously.

Visvanathan for Global News Centre

(CHENNAI)  Ceylon Today has reported that President Sirisena was dismayed by the Resolution on Genocide passed by the Northern Provincial Council (NPC). He claimed that the NPC had exceeded its powers by passing the resolution. The NPC was set up under the 13th Amendment to enslave the Tamils. The so called devolution of powers to the provinces was meant for the Tamils to accept whatever the Sinhalese government gave them without questioning; but the Hon. Chief Minister, Mr. Wigneswaran, has demanded the Internationally Recognised Legitimate Rights of the Tamil Nation, which the duo,Mr. Sambanthan and Mr. Sumanthiran dare not raise and would not allow anyone else to do so.

Poster in Jaffna university condemns TNA attendance at Sri Lanka Independence Day event

Jaffna uni poster Feb 2015An anonymous poster found inside the student hall at the University of Jaffna condemns the attendance of the TNA leader, R Sampanthan, and the TNA MP M A Sumanthiran, at the Sri Lankan government’s Independence Day event on February 4.

Intro by Visvanathan for Global News Centre

(CHENNAI) This anonymous poster pasted my Jaffna University students speaks volumes for itself. In the first place, the freedom of speech is such, that no student dares to attach his name to such a poster, damning the two parliamentarians, Sampanthan and Sumanthiran, for attending Sinhalese independence day celebration.

If any of the students had been caught, he would have been arrested and sent for re-education in a military camp..Secondly, it shows how much pain the conduct of the duo had caused the Tamils in their Homeland. They feel humiliated that their leaders had to stoop so low to the Sinhalese leaders to get some benefits for the Tamils.

Will UNHRC postpone presenting investigative report on Sri Lanka?

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The US and its allies want to postpone the presentation to September, to give the new democratic and pro-Western government of Sri Lanka sufficient time to put in place a credible domestic mechanism to investigate the alleged war crime charges.

Global News Centre

(COLOMBO)   When the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opens its 28th session in Geneva in March this year, a new UN report on Sri Lanka on the US-sponsored UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka is expected to be tabled.

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein is scheduled to present the investigative report on the investigation mandated by the UNHRC on allegations of war crimes committed in the last seven years of the war by both the government and the Tamil Tiger terrorists.

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