Full Text of Letter Addressed to Students in Tamil Nadu from World Tamil Organization USA
It is pertinent that the High Commissioner Ms. Navi Pillay on her report to the UN Human Rights Council dated February 11 has clearly and unambiguously called for an ‘Independent, credible International Investigation’ for the mass atrocities committed against Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote Secretary Kerry on Tuesday expressing serious concern regarding the deterioration of democracy and the lack of progress on reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka.
by Tasha Manoranjan
The ongoing human rights crisis in Syria has reached a catastrophic level with an estimated 70,000 people killed. The apathy and inaction by some in the international community has allowed the Assad regime to commit crimes against international law with impunity.
Full Text of Letter by Word Tamil Organization thanking people and leaders of Tamil Nadu for support on UNHRC resolution regarding Sri Lanka:
Role of Tamil Nadu to Pressure India for Strengthening UNHRC Resolution on Sri Lanka
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 legitimate cause of Tamils wherever they live.
Having tasted victory over the Halal certification issue the Bodhu Bala Sena(BBS) organization is to begin another widespread campaign targeting the Muslim community on the issue of attire worn by Muslim women in Sri Lanka.
The Bodhu Bala Sena (Buddhist Power Force)that has been conducting a widespread anti-Muslim campaign has achieved a significant victory over the controversial Halal Certification issue.
The Sri Lankan Government headed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa has caved into the chief demand made by the Ethno-religious Fascist Organization Bodhu Bala Sena that the Halal certification process should be abolished.
Sivarathri ~ Observed on March 9 or 10th around the Globe is the utmost spiritual night to worship Lord Sabapathy ~ Dheena Karunakarane Nataraja Neelakandane ~
In what seemed to be a harmless act in the public interest the Secretary of Defence and Urban Development Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has engaged himself in a controversial move that is likely to have far reaching implications.
On Saturday March 9th 2013, the Presidential sibling regarded widely as the second most powerful man in Sri Lanka was the chief guest, ceremonially opening an institution linked to the Ethno Religious Fascist movement known as the “Bodhu Bala Sena” meaning Buddhist Power Force.
DAVID L. PHILLIPS
Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights
Mr. Chairman, thank you for the opportunity to present on the “Observation of the Progress of National Reconciliation and Reconstruction in Sri Lanka,” a project organized by the Government of Japan (GoJ) in association with Columbia University.
Sri Lanka is very much in the news these days as events unfold at the United Nations Human Rights Council(UNHRC) in Geneva.The focus is on the final phase of the war between the Armed forces of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE). The avowed objective is eliciting the truth about what had exactly happened in that critical period.
by Col R Hariharan
[This summary contains comments made by Col Hariharan to different print and TV media from 5 to 7 March 2013 on specific issues raised by them on India’s response to the U.S. draft resolution on Sri Lanka’s accountability now under consideration at the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva.]