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Salem-News.com (Apr-26-2014 15:31)

Sri Lanka: Who is Producing Statistics on Rape?

Major General Shavindra replies to allegations

(COLOMBO Hiro News) - Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanant Representative to the UN Major General Shavendra Silva Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanant Representative to the UN Major General Shavendra Silva replied to allegations raised against the Army over sexual assaults in the North through UN Reports.

Major General Shavendra Silva stated that the Government of Sri Lanka has implemented a firm policy on sexual violence and has taken firm action against reported cases of violence against women during the conflict and the post-conflict period.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-25-2014 13:02)

Tamil Eelam Is Not LTTE

The founding father of India, Mahatma Gandhi, encouraged Hindus to read the teachings of Jesus Christ to form unity and when Tamil nationalism rose in the late 1970’s

(WASHINGTON DC) - Tamil Eelam For nearly 30 years, the phrase “Tamil Eelam” has been associated with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) who fought a bloody civil war against the government of Sri Lanka for a separate homeland in the Northeast of the island.

Historically, Tamil Eelam has existed on the island of what was known as Ceylon in the form of Tamil Kingdoms for thousands of years as the rich Vanni, Jaffna, and Chola Kingdoms were one of the largest in history...

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Salem-News.com (Apr-22-2014 23:07)

Why Sri Lanka is Severing Ties Between Tamils at Home and Abroad

The Tamil diaspora, said to now total over 1 million, is concentrated in India, Europe, North America, and Australia.

(WASHINGTON DC Foreign Policy) - Tamil victimd Days after the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted a resolution calling for an international inquiry into war crimes in Sri Lanka, the Colombo government began moving to cut links between the country's Tamil minority and its powerful diaspora.

The Tamil diaspora, many of whom were driven out of Sri Lanka due to atrocities committed by government troops and rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fighters, is expected to play a prominent role in presenting evidence at the inquiry, expected to begin later this year.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2014 11:28)

Government Hostages and the Right of Movement in Democratic Sri Lanka

More than 65 people were ‘arrested’ in abduction style by the Sri Lankan military intelligence operatives who claim their identity as ‘Terrorist Investigation Division’ (TID) officers from the SL Police Department, news sources in Ki'linochchi told TamilNet.

(MELBOURNE) - Hostage In democratic Sri Lanka the Tamils are denied not only the right of free movement, but also the right to have visitors around. Hostage taking and keeping them in unhealthy conditions has become routine.

Last week a pregnant Tamil lady, taken for interrogation, was handled so badly that she aborted.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-12-2014 16:22)

The Slung Stone called the Truth, and its Consequences: Living in a post-Goliath World

Kevin D. Annett is the Field Secretary of The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS)

(NANAIMO, Vancouver Island) - Stone engraved with truthAt least 50,000 aboriginal children died in the residential schools between 1896 and 1973, according to the government's own documented mortality rates …”

- First press release of Kevin Annett announcing the publication of his book “Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust” on February 1, 2000

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Salem-News.com (Apr-11-2014 12:04)

Sri Lanka: Terrorism Label on Peaceful Advocacy for Independent State is a Denial of Freedom of Speech TGTE

Giving meaning to the measures the TGTE is taking forward at this critical hour will be a sacred and appropriate tribute to the Tamils who perished in Mullivaikaal.

(NEW YORK) - Mullivaikal Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)’s Parliament & Cabinet have taken decisions to respond to Sri Lanka's listing of Tamil groups as terrorists.

TGTE will argue its clear position that labeling the peaceful advocacy for an independent and sovereign state of Tamil Eelam, which is based on the remedial right to self-determination, as terrorism is a denial of the freedom of speech.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-08-2014 13:31)

Post UNHRC Resolution and the Banning of Diaspora Organisations

“The LTTE no longer exists,” said Fred Carver, campaign director at the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice. “The Government of Sri Lanka's attempts to pretend otherwise are part of their attempts to stifle domestic dissent and isolate activists.”

(MELBOURNE) - Sison J. Michele US Ambassador Sison J. Michele remarked to the Foreign Correspondents Association on April 3, 2014, that although the recently passed resolution on Sri Lanka at the Geneva session wanted to investigate incidents between 2002 and 2009...

"an independent and credible investigation into all actions, by all parties, for the entire period of the conflict would be good for Sri Lanka".

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Salem-News.com (Apr-08-2014 01:52)

What is Really Behind President Kagame`s Anger at France?

The welcoming of two former members of the RPF and current opponents to Kagame is believed to be the true and accurate reason Kagame shunned France from the commemoration ceremonies...

(WASHINGTON DC) - Kagame and UN Chief Ban ki Moon In a surprising turn of events, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda made disparaging comments about France’s role in the Rwandan Genocide in 1994.

In response, the French delegation cancelled their plans deciding not to participate in the 20th Commemoration ceremonies of the Rwandan Genocide.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-07-2014 12:14)

Of UN Human Rights Council and Kashmir

"Instead of investigating those responsible for atrocities, the Sri Lankan government has cynically absolved its forces of any wrongdoing..." - Juliette De Rivero, Geneva Director of the Council

(GENEVA) - Sri Lankan official in Geneva First the good news. The UN human rights Council has passed a resolution which paves way for an international investigation into alleged war crimes by the Sri Lankan Government in the final stages of its war with Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

The council’s 47 members voted 23 to 12 with 12 abstentions in favor of the resolution sponsored by a core group of nations...

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Salem-News.com (Apr-05-2014 17:37)

The Commemoration of 20th of the 1994 Genocide of Tutsi in Rwanda

I am proud to note that Rwanda as a nation and a people have shown positivity in how they rose after the 1994 fall. Thank you. God bless you all.

(LONDON) - Rwanda People's Party logo Fellow Rwandan and Friends of Rwanda,

Today is 7th April. On this day, we join millions of Rwandan and Friends of Rwanda at home and beyond, to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi, perpetrated by the former genocidal regime of the late Habyarimana, the ex-FAR and its allied Interahamwe militias. We especially salute the survivors of this genocide, accepted as one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.

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