The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) welcomes the report of the investigation conducted by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OISL) and its recommendations

Media Release | Tamil National Alliance The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) welcomes the report of the investigation conducted by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OISL) and its recommendations. The most important recommendation of the report calls on Sri Lanka to establish a special hybrid court to try perpetrators of international crimes …

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வடக்கு – கிழக்கு மக்கள் அல்லலுடன் இருப்பதில் ஒரு சில புலம் பெயர்ந்த தமிழர்கள் ஆவலாய் உள்ளனர்

நிலமகள் சனசமூக நிலையம் சனவரி 8, 2015 தேர்தல் பற்றி நிலமகள் சனசமூக நிலையத்தின் கருத்து: சட்ட அமுலாக்கல் பற்றிய மாற்றங்கள் வடக்கு – கிழக்கு மக்களையெட்டுமாகில் அது அவர்களுக்கு நல்ல அன்றாட பிரதிபலன்களைக் கொண்டுவரும்!! சட்ட அமுலாக்கல் சிறிதளவேனும் மாற்று அரசு ஒன்றினூடாக முன்னேற்றம் அடையும் போது, இலங்கை பூராவும் பொது மக்கள் நன்மை அடைவார்கள். இந்த அமுலாக்கலில், ஒரு சிறிய அளவேனும் வடக்கு – கிழக்கு மக்களையெட்டுமாகில் அது அவர்களுக்கும் முன்னேற்றகரமாகவே அமையும்.

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USTPAC Strongly Condemns Violence Against Muslims in Sri Lanka

Full Text of Press Release Stronger international oversight urged to ensure accountability and protection of ethnic and religious groups Washington, DC: The United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) strongly condemns the attack on the Muslims in the town of Aluthgama in Sri Lanka on Sunday and calls on the international community to address the …

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US Introductory Statement on the Resolution “Promoting reconciliation, accountability, and human rights in Sri Lanka”

Statement of Introduction by the Delegation of the United States of America Delivered by Paula Schriefer | Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs | Head of the U.S. Delegation to the 25th Human Rights Council Human Rights Council 25th Session Geneva, March 27, 2014 Thank you, Mr. President. On behalf of the …

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USTPAC Welcomes UNHRC led Investigation in Sri Lanka

USTPAC Welcomes UN Human Rights Council-led Investigation: A Long-Awaited International Inquiry into Grave Crimes in Sri Lanka WASHINGTON, March 28 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Thursday, March 27, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution on Sri Lanka, A/HRC/25/L.1/Rev.1, which creates an international investigation into widespread human rights violations committed during the war …

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‘UNHRC has an opportunity to establish an international mechanism in the 25th session’ – USTPAC

United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) urges UN member states to establish an international commission of inquiry on Sri Lanka to investigate international crimes, including that of genocide 25th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva March 7, 2014 Item 3 – Interactive Dialogue with SASG on Prevention of Genocide Organization: Pasumai …

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People in Sri Lanka North holding dissenting opinion threatened

by Karu Jayasuriya M.P. (Text of Media Release by Hon. Karu Jayasuriya UNP Member of Parliament Gampaha District – 3rd April 2013) Once again the right of the people in the North to hold dissenting opinion has been threatened. The latest example is the attack on the office of the Udayan newspaper by goons. According …

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UNHRC passes resolution on Sri Lanka

The Human Rights Council has passed a resolution on Sri Lanka at the 22nd Session of UNHRC. During the voting of resolution L.1/REV.1, Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka on the the 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council. 21 March 2013. Photo by Jean-Marc Ferré The vote was proposed by 42 nations. Austria, …

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister urges India to include strong amendments to back US Resolution on Sri Lanka

Text of the D.O. Letter dated 18.3.2013 addressed to Dr. Manmohan Singh, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India by Selvi J Jayalalithaa, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is reproduced below: Press Release No. 191 Date:18.03.2013 “As you are aware, Tamils in Tamil Nadu and the Tamil diaspora spread across the world are legitimately outraged and …

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Tamil Nadu Students’ support urged for UN High Commissioner Navi Pillay’s call for ‘Independent, credible International Investigation’ in Sri Lanka

Full Text of Letter Addressed to Students in Tamil Nadu from World Tamil Organization USA Student Bodies Agitating for Tamil Eelam Tamil Nadu Dear Students, World Thamil Organization, Inc. (WTO) is a Registered, Non-Profit organization, incorporated in the United States of America. Since its inception in 1991, WTO has been espousing the cause of Tamils …

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Institutionalized Impunity in Syria and Sri Lanka

Full Text of Delivered by: Tasha Manoranjan of United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) at the 22nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Mar 12, 2013: Item 4: General Debate Pasumai Thaayagam Foundation Thank you Mr. President. The ongoing human rights crisis in Syria has reached a catastrophic level with an …

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Columbia University Human Rights Center Urges International Investigation in Sri Lanka

Statement by: DAVID L. PHILLIPS Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights At Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights Presented to: The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations and UN Member States 8 March 2013 Mr. Chairman, thank you for the opportunity to present on the “Observation of the …

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Tamils all over the world stand in solidarity with the Syrian people

The US Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) urges the US government to take urgent and immediate action to invoke R2P – Responsibility to Protect, to save the lives of Syrians facing continued massacres from Syrian security forces that are following the ‘Sri Lanka Model’ for the suppression of rebels. Washington, DC, August 15, 2012 The …

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Unlawful killings by security forces in predominantly Tamil areas

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor-US Department of State | Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011 Unlawful killings by security forces in predominantly Tamil areas despite end of War in 2009 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Sri Lanka is a constitutional, multiparty republic. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was reelected to a second six-year term in …

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Clergies urge decisive UNHRC action towards genuine reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Letter signed by clergies urge decisive action by UNHRC towards genuine reconciliation in Sri Lanka Most Rev. Rayappu Joseph Full Text of letter as follows: To: The President and all members of the United Nations Human Rights Council Dear Excellencies, UN Human Rights Council, We are writing to you as a group of concerned Christian …

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TNA Leader Sampanthan writes to UNHRC urging support for Sri Lanka Resolution

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Leader Sampanthan writes to 47 member states of UNHRC urging support for Resolution on Sri Lanka In a letter dated 27th February 2012, Tamil National Alliance leader Rajavarothayam Sampanthan has written to all 47 member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva urging support for the envisaged …

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Tamil Centre for Human Rights celebrates 63rd anniversary of UDHR

December 10th: 63rd Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights The Tamil Centre for Human Rights – TCHR/CTDH, in association with other Human Rights organisations, Institutions, Human rights defenders and with many others around the world celebrates today the 63rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights -UDHR. The UDHR contains thirty articles. Articles …

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Canadian Prime Minister may not attend Commonwealth Summit in Sri Lanka

Prime Minister of Canada Hon. Stephen Harper has said that as Prime Minister he will not attend Commonwealth Summit in Sri Lanka, if there is no progress in terms of human rights. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, file pic: Conservative party of Canada He also emphasized that Canada stands for seeing advances in political reconciliation, democratic …

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Colombo City should not leave its people destitute and homeless

BY A.J.M. Muzammil I am deeply humbled and extremely honoured to accept the nomination the United National Party has bestowed on me as its Mayoral candidate. ‘Colombo City should not leave its people destitute and homeless- A.J.M. Muzammil–Mayoral Candidate for Colombo-United National Party The Colombo Municipal Council has been a bastion of the UNP for …

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Indian External Affairs Ministry reacts to Sri Lanka ‘Killing Fields’

Sri Lanka needs to examine concerns raised in ‘Killing Fields’, Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said in a statement today after the ‘controversial’ documentary produced by a British Television channel was aired by Headlines Today about a week ago. The following is the full text of statement by Ministry of External Affairs: New Delhi, July …

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Amnesty wants UNHRC support for international investigation in Sri Lanka

Amnesty International Public Statement The armed conflict in Sri Lanka had been over for less than ten days when on 27 May 2009 the UN Human Rights Council adopted a Resolution praising Sri Lankan Government efforts “to ensure the safety and security of all Sri Lankans and to bring permanent peace to the country,” while …

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