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UNDP withdraws sponsorship of Judges Conference due to ministerial interference

The UNDP has withdrawn its sponsorship of the annual judges conference due to politically motivated decision by the Social Integration Ministry.
Lawyers said the Ministry had arbitrarily cancelled the programme despite a Memorandum of Understanding.
The Judicial Service Association (JSA), the association of the judges of the original court, had organised the Annual Judges Conference, sponsored by […]

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More students activists in Jaffna to be quizzed by police over undisclosed charges

UPDATE: On the morning of 6th December, 2012, the Kopai Police have handed over a list of a further 10 students to the University authorities to be handed over to the Police for questioning, over an undisclosed charge. The list includes five students from the University of Jaffna (UoJ) Medical Faculty and the Presidents of […]

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Prince William PR photo reveals substandard military passwords

A series of photos supposed to provide an insight into Prince William’s time in the RAF revealed something a little more, when several images were shown to contain sensitive information, including login details to a military website.
When the PR folk got together and said “let’s do a day-in-the-life of Prince William in the Royal Air […]

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Radhika Coomaraswamy receives Fondation Chirac Special Jury Prize 2012 in Paris

On November 22nd, 2012, Radhika Coomaraswamy, former Under Secretary General of the United Nations/Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, was awarded the Special Jury Prize 2012 by the Fondation Chirac for her actions in favor of the protection of children during armed conflict in the presence of Bernadette Chirac, wife of the former French president Jacques Chirac.
 
 The event was […]

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Cameron urged to boycott 2013 Commonwealth Summit in Sri Lanka

An influential group of MPs has urged David Cameron to boycott a Commonwealth summit in
Sri Lanka over human rights abuses.
The Foreign Affairs Committee said the decision to hold the Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo next year was “wrong”.
The call came in a report on the future of the Commonwealth, which delivered a wider warning […]

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Dayan speaks at French National Centre for Scientific Research

Ambassador Dayan Jayatilleka participated as a panellist at a conference entitled “ Sri Lanka & South Asia : New challenges for a regional policy” organized on November 7th, 2012, at the CNRS, the prestigious French National Centre for Scientific Research. The conference gathered intellectuals and scholars from various fields. The event was organized in partnership […]

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Paris Newspaper says two arrested in killing of former Tiger leader

Two men were arrested and placed in custody since Sunday, in the investigation of the murder of one of the leaders in Paris of the former rebel separatist Tamil Tigers, sources close to the investigation said on Monday. Both suspects were arrested and placed in custody at the Criminal Brigade of the Judicial Police of Paris […]

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Sri Lanka Opposition Calls Prison Deaths Massacre

NEWS: Sri Lanka’s main opposition party described the deaths of 27 inmates after a prison riot
as a “cold-blooded massacre” and demanded a parliamentary investigation. Authorities have said the prisoners died in a shootout.
Mangala Samaraweera, a lawmaker for United National party, said that he had information that most of the prisoners killed during Friday’s clash had […]

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Former LTTE cadre gunned down in Paris by Sri Lankan govt alleges HR outfit

PRESS RELEASE
TAMIL CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS – TCHR/CTDH
CENTRE TAMOUL POUR LES DROITS DE L’HOMME
(Established in 1990)
(UN accredited NGO to the World Summit on Information Society and the Warsaw Conference)
www.tchr.net
Ref : HT21/PR/2012 10 November 2012
Sri Lankan state terrorism spreads to Paris, France
 “Assassination makes only martyrs, not converts”
Alphonse de Lamartine, French writer, poet and politician 21 October […]

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US Supreme Court to consider overturning vital achievement of Civil Rights Movement

Voting-Rights Law Gets Supreme Court Review
The Supreme Court will consider overturning a signal achievement of the civil rights movement, agreeing to hear a challenge to part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in a case loaded with racial and political ramifications.
Acting three days after minority voters propelled President Barack Obama to re-election, the court Friday […]

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UNDP withdraws sponsorship of Judges Conference due to ministerial interference

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Prince William PR photo reveals substandard military passwords

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Radhika Coomaraswamy receives Fondation Chirac Special Jury Prize 2012 in Paris

On November 22nd, 2012, Radhika Coomaraswamy, former Under Secretary General of the United Nations/Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, was awarded the Special Jury ...

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Cameron urged to boycott 2013 Commonwealth Summit in Sri Lanka

An influential group of MPs has urged David Cameron to boycott a Commonwealth summit in David Cameron Sri Lanka over human rights abuses. The Foreign Affairs Committee said ...

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Dayan speaks at French National Centre for Scientific Research

From left to right: Prof. Eric Meyer,H.E. Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, and Dr. Max -Jean Zins Ambassador Dayan Jayatilleka participated as a panellist at a conference entitled ...

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Paris Newspaper says two arrested in killing of former Tiger leader

Two men were arrested and placed in custody since Sunday, in the investigation of the murder of one of the leaders in Paris of the ...

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Sri Lanka Opposition Calls Prison Deaths Massacre

NEWS: Sri Lanka’s main opposition party described the deaths of 27 inmates after a prison riot Mangala Samaraweera as a “cold-blooded massacre” and demanded a parliamentary investigation. ...

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Former LTTE cadre gunned down in Paris by Sri Lankan govt alleges HR outfit

PRESS RELEASE TAMIL CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS – TCHR/CTDH CENTRE TAMOUL POUR LES DROITS DE L’HOMME (Established in 1990) (UN accredited NGO to the World Summit on Information Society ...

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US Supreme Court to consider overturning vital achievement of Civil Rights Movement

Voting-Rights Law Gets Supreme Court Review The Supreme Court will consider overturning a signal achievement of the civil rights movement, agreeing to hear a challenge to ...