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Lanka rights body recommends abolition of #deathpenalty

They proposed that death sentences given to convicts be commuted to life imprisonment Press Trust of India  |Colombo  July 11, 2014 Last Updated at 14:22 IST Sri Lanka‘s top rights body has recommended the government to abolish capital punishment. In a report handed… Continue Reading →

SAWM-SL statement on March 8th- #Womensday

SAWM, Sri Lanka, statement on International Women’s Day March 8 marks the International Women’s Day, a day that recalls and celebrates the women’s struggle for equality and recognises the contribution women continue to make for the advancement of their societies…. Continue Reading →

#India – Is having toilets a Mission Impossible ?

Mission possible Author(s): Jitendra  , Alok Gupta  , Sayantan Bera  Jan 31, 2014 |  The Centre gives India just about eight years to free its villages of open defecation. This seems unlikely. But the states of Sikkim, Haryana and Jharkhand in India, and Bangladesh and… Continue Reading →

#Srilanka – Threats against Nimalka Fernando’s life through state media #Vaw

IB Reference: IMP/PAC/0/1140/13(Police Complaint Number) pic courtesy– srilanka brief –  At SLHRC Nimalka Fernando with political party leaders The radio programme titled Rata Yana Atha (The way country is forging ahead) broadcasted in the Commercial Channel of the Sri Lanka… Continue Reading →

My detention highlights why Australia should boycott Chogm

My detention by Sri Lankan authorities made headlines worldwide. The story will be old news tomorrow, but concerns about human rights will remain. Australia must act Lee Rhiannon theguardian.com, Monday 11 November 2013 04.47 GMT   Australian Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon returns… Continue Reading →

BREAKING – India PM , Manmohan To Go To CHOGM In Disguise!

Manmohan To Go To CHOGM In Disguise! – A Satire By Satya Sagar 10 November, 2013 Countercurrents.org Countercurrents has in its possession a letter from Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse explaining why he is not… Continue Reading →

#Srilanka – CHOGM is Dad’s Army revisited

, November 9, 2013  Sri Lanka Guardian  by Pearl Thevanayagam  (November 09, 2013 London Sri Lanka Guardian) CHOGM is but a meeting of Commonwealth Heads whose sell-by-date have long expired. But it plods on like Dad’s Army, the British TV sitcom… Continue Reading →

Boycotting Commonwealth summit may help Sri Lankan Tamils: Tutu

Thu Nov 07 By Nita Bhalla, , Reuters NEW DELHI, Nov 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A boycott of a meeting of Commonwealth leaders this month in Sri Lanka could help pressure Colombo to address alleged war crimes against minority Tamils,… Continue Reading →

#India – Don’t shelve human rights and take a stand against Lanka at CHOGM

Callum Macrae | Nov 6, 2013, TNN A few – depressingly few – Commonwealth leaders are currently agonizing about whether or not to attend CHOGM 2013 in Sri Lanka. The most important of those leaders is Indian Prime Minister Manmohan… Continue Reading →

Two Australian Journalists detained in Sri Lanka finally reach home

Two Australians detained in Sri Lanka since Wednesday have arrived back in Sydney TWO Australian journalists believe Sri Lankan authorities detained them to send a message ahead of a Commonwealth leaders meeting. International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Asia-Pacific director Jacqui… Continue Reading →

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