(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"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lankan legislators have joined fellow lawmakers from across South Asia to prioritize and safeguard children’s rights in the region, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday (06)."Sri Lanka joins South Asian partners to safeguard children’s rights"
(NORTH KOREA, LANKAPUVATH) – North Korea has launched 4 ballistic missiles towards the Sea of Japan. 3 Of them fell into Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) after flying some 1,000 Km (620 miles), in what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a “New stage of threat.”"North Korea fires 4 ballistic missiles into sea"
(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"
(LAHORE, LANKAPUVATH) – Pakistan tightened security in the City of Lahore ahead of a hugely anticipated final of its domestic cricket league on Sunday (05), pushing ahead with a rare high-profile match despite a recent spike in Islamist violence."After bombs, Pakistan tightens security for rare major cricket match"
(MOGADISHU, LANKAPUVATH) – Some 110 people have died in Southern Somalia in the last 2-days from famine and diarrhea resulting from a drought, the Prime Minister said on Saturday (04), as the area braces itself for widespread shortages of food."Somalia says 110 dead in last 48-hours due to drought"
(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"