The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) today adopted without vote the US resolution endorsing Sri Lanka’s domestic probe mechanism.
Rural areas in Killinochi district have been badly hit as result of heavy rainfall within the few past weeks.
Residents of Jaffna held a rally today calling for an immediate clamp down on criminal activities in the peninsula.
Protesters marched from Jaffna city bus station to the District Secretariat, chanting slogans accusing the Sri Lankan government and its police force for an increase in criminality.
At the end of the protest, a petition was handed over to the Additional District Secretary Muraleetharan.
The Sri Lankan navy recently occupied 4 kilometres of Kankesanthurai shore, turning it into a high security zone.
Forty people were injured in an accident that occurred in Mallavi, Mullaithivu district.
The Former Indian Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has called for an international judicial probe into genocide of Tamils.
The US resolution tabled at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) reflects its national interests, the Northern Provincial Councillor (NPC) Ananthi Sasitharan has lamented.
The Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) today reiterated its repeated calls for an international criminal probe into genocide of Tamils.
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.