Tamils for Obama, a US-based lobby group that successfully campaigned for the US President Barack Obama’s election victory in 2008 and 2012, has asked the UN not to allow the Sri Lankan President Maithiripala Sirisena to speak at the UN General Assembly.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Hussein has reiterated the need to create a hybrid special court.
Children of Tamil political prisoners staged a demonstration in Jaffna today urging for the release of their fathers, holding placards with handwritten slogans such as ‘I like to hug my father’, ‘I like to kiss my father’ and ‘Please release our father’.
A Sri Lankan court today imposed 300 years jail sentence on two Tamils, after finding them guilty of attempting to assassinate the former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga.
A rally was held today in Vavuniya calling for an end to violence against women and children.
The parliamentary group leader of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Rajavarothayam Sampanthan has announced that the resolution tabled by the US at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is ‘perhaps the best possible resolution that could have been achieved’ through ‘consensus’.
Children of Tamil political prisoners held a protest for the second day today, urging for their fathers to be released.
Three constituent parties of Tamil National Alliance (TNA), Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) and forty civil society groups and trade unions have rejected the US resolution in support of Sri Lanka’s domestic probe mechanism.
The US government has reiterated its support for Sri Lanka’s domestic probe mechanism.
The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has pledged more troops for UN’s peacekeeping operations.