April 20, 2014
Salem-News.com (Mar-30-2014 14:35)
Sri Lanka: 100,000 Death Toll Must be RevisedRajasingham Jayadevan Special to Salem-News.com
100,000 has become a stubborn comfort figure that has stuck in the rusted and disabled count clock. Even the UN claim of 40,000 deaths in the final confrontation in 2008/09 did not shake the clock to move upward.
(LONDON Sri Lanka Guardian) -
The count clock of the war dead in Sri Lanka since 1997 is jammed at 100,000. It never moved even a point upward since. Many thousands have been killed ever from that year.
Salem-News.com (Mar-28-2014 10:09)
Buddhist Mobs Committing Genocide in MyanmarSalem-News.com
The incident began when an official from Malteser INGO office removed a Buddhist flag hoisted by the extremist Rakhine Buddhists in protest of census procedures without their permission.
It is observed by all that the NGOs, INGOs and UNDP stationed in Sittwe, Arakan State in Myanmar have been driven out by Rakhine Buddhist vigilantes on false allegations. Most of the offices of humanitarian organizations in Sittwe have been rampaged and destroyed from the night of 26 March to 27 March. Dusk to dawn curfew has been imposed by Rakhine State Government.
Salem-News.com (Mar-28-2014 09:47)
SRI LANKA: Navi Pillay`s Introductory Speech at UNHRCSalem-News.com
Introduction to the Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka (A/HRC/25/23)
The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay introduced the Sri Lanka Report and reiterated that nothing positive had happened since may 2009.
Salem-News.com (Mar-27-2014 15:16)
`I cried every day`: inside Sri Lanka`s `No Fire Zones`Salem-News.com
It was an extraordinary coup for the government – and has been used to this day to counter allegations of war crimes. Only now has a very different story emerged.
(LONDON Channel 4) -
Five years ago Dr Varatharajah Thariajah was given his freedom in exchange for refuting war crimes allegations against the Sri Lankan government. Today he tells Channel 4 News a different story.
Salem-News.com (Mar-27-2014 12:37)
Human Rights Council to Investigate Sri Lanka for Human Rights AbuseRon Ridenour Salem-News.com
Upwards of 10,000 demonstrators demanded that any resolution should guarantee an international independent investigation into war crimes.
Five years after the ethnic civil war in Sri Lanka was won by the Sinhalese government, with massive killings of Tamil civilians in the last few months, the UN Human Rights Council authorized the High Commissioner of the HRC to investigate if human rights abuse occurred.
Salem-News.com (Mar-27-2014 10:11)
Arrest of Tamils Goes on UnabatedIntro by Visvanathan Sivam for Salem-News.com
The SL military has carried out massive house-to-house search operations summoning former LTTE members, their families, friends and relatives.
While the discussion in the UNHRC on the resolution on Sri Lanka is going on, arrests of Tamils are also proceeding on unabated under the guise of the LTTE are now regrouping themselves.
Salem-News.com (Mar-24-2014 02:34)
Drama in Room XIII, No One to Defend Sri LankaSalem-News.com
There was no one to espouse the Government’s cause.
(GENEVA Sunday Times) -
Room XIII at the Palais de Naciones in Geneva, home for the UN Human Rights Council, was half packed last Tuesday. It was perhaps the final informal consultation convened by the United States to discuss the improved text of its draft resolution on Sri Lanka. The deadline for amendments was 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
Salem-News.com (Mar-22-2014 17:53)
General Secretary Threatened in the UNHRCSalem-News.com
While Rajapaksa’s government asks the diaspora to come and see the country and invest in so-called development projects, Kirithi Warnakulasooriya of Divaina newspaper, threatens them with imprisonment and implies that they will be killed in Sri Lanka.
A briefing organised by the International Buddhist Foundation in the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Friday 21 March, ended up in heated arguments and debate between proxies of Rajapaksa, the organisers and Tamils.
Salem-News.com (Mar-22-2014 16:15)
Sri Lanka Blames US for Pressuring Other Countries to Support UN War Crime InvestigationTim King Salem-News.com
Sri Lanka's Genocide of Tamils broke all barriers, and the fact that the government targeted and killed journalists for years has taken away the myth of Sri Lanka's innocence
Sri Lanka is launching a desperate tactic to try to squeeze out from under the long arm of international law for its horrendous, countless crimes of Genocide against the minority Tamil population.
Salem-News.com (Mar-22-2014 16:04)
The Real Story of Balendren Jeyakumary and her 13 Year Old Daughter P. VibushikkaSalem-News.com
During the arrest on 13 March 2014, the mother was abused, insulted and assaulted by the uniform people. No women were present while the two females were interrogated. They were not given any refreshment of food for the night.
After having lunch at about 3.30 pm when Vibushikka was at the door, a stranger wearing a maroon color t-shirt and black trousers, carrying back pack, stormed into the house saying “if you shout I will strangle your neck”.
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