(WASHINGTON, LANKAPUVATH) – The United States (US) is pleased that Sri Lanka has agreed once again to co-sponsor the resolution, and invites like-minded United Nations (UN) members to demonstrate support for reconciliation and peace in Sri Lanka by adding their names to the list of cosponsors. The United States further applauds the administration of President Maithripala Sirisena for its continuing efforts to promote reconciliation."US applauds Sri Lanka Government for its efforts to promote reconciliation"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Shashank Manohar, the Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), has stepped down after 8-months in the role."Shashank Manohar steps down as ICC independent Chairman"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A bill to ban the pernicious practice of bottom trawling, which will affect thousands of Sri Lankans and Indians fishing in the sea between Sri Lanka and India, is to be passed by the Sri Lankan Parliament by March end, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian, M. A. Sumanthiran, told The New Indian Express on Monday (12)."Sri Lankan bill to ban bottom trawling to be passed this month"
(AFRICA, LANKAPUVATH) – The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations (UN) says, issuing a plea for help to avoid “A catastrophe.”"UN says world faces largest humanitarian crisis since 1945"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka has been given 2 more years to implement Sri Lanka co-sponsored 30/1 Geneva resolution 2015 without any amendment or new suggestions by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), said the Acting Foreign Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva."Two more years to implement Sri Lanka co-sponsored UN resolution"
(TAMIL NADU, LANKAPUVATH) – Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) General Secretary Vaiko on Monday (06) urged the Indian Government to change its position in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in favour of an independent international investigation into the alleged human rights violations by the Sri Lankan armed forces in 2009, The Hindu reported."Vaiko writes to Premier Modi on Lanka issue"
(TAMIL NADU, LANKAPUVATH) – A large number of people participated in a protest staged on Sunday (05) demanding that the Indian Government pass a resolution seeking to try the Sri Lankan Army in the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes against Sri Lankan Tamils, The Hindu reported."Tamil Nadu protesters seek trial of Sri Lankan Army"
(CHENNAI, LANKAPUVATH) – Citing the report of United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Raad Al Hussein accusing Sri Lanka of failing to comply with the Commission’s resolutions for hybrid mechanism to probe the war crimes and return of Army occupied lands to Tamils, Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) Youth Wing Leader Anbumani Ramadoss on Saturday (04) asked the Union Government to take the issue to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to ensure justice for Tamils."“Need Centre’s help in Sri Lanka issue,” says Anbumani Ramadoss"