Sri Lankan Prez to meet UN Secretary General and High Commissioner for Human Rights in New York

Sri Lankan Prez to meet UN Secretary General and High Commissioner for Human Rights in New York

New York, September 18 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirirsena ,who is in the United States to attend the UN General Assembly session,  will meet with the Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, on September 23. The bilateral discussions that will focus attention on the progressive nature of the relationship between the United Nations and Sri Lanka under […]

Sri Lanka won’t sign nuclear weapons ban treaty without domestic approvals

Sri Lanka won’t sign nuclear weapons ban treaty without domestic approvals

Colombo, September 17 (newsin.asia): Sri Lanka will not sign the UN nuclear weapons ban treaty, which is scheduled to come up for signatures in New York on September 20, because it is yet to go through the required domestic decision-making process, a senior official said. “ We are not signing it on September 20. There […]

Russia opposes foreign intervention in Myanmar on Rohingya issue

Russia opposes foreign intervention in Myanmar on Rohingya issue

Moscow, September 17 (BDnews24.com): Russia has joined China is opposing foreign interference in ending the violence against the Rohingyas in Myanmar  Russian foreign ministry statement indicates that Moscow considers Rohingya crisis as an internal issue and is against any outside intervention. Attempts at intervening in Myanmar’s “internal affairs” may have only one net effect – still […]

India rejects UN rights chief’s criticisms on all issues

India rejects UN rights chief’s criticisms on all issues

Geneva, September 14 (newsin.asia): India on Tuesday strongly rebutted criticism by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad bi Hussein of its policies on cow vigilantism, Kashmir, a journalist’s murder and Rohingya refugees. The Indian delegate Rajiv K.Chander said that Zeid’s criticisms were based on “selective and inaccurate” reports and stressed that […]

Maldivian envoy denies plan to kidnap Nasheed: Says Nasheed himself is a fugitive

Maldivian envoy denies plan to kidnap Nasheed: Says Nasheed himself is a fugitive

Colombo, September 13 (newsin.asia): The Maldivian Ambassador designate in Sri Lanka, Mohamed Hussain Shareef, on Wednesday denied that he plans to kidnap and deport former President and Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) leader Mohamed Nasheed if he comes to Sri Lanka. Turning the tables on Nasheed, Shareef said: “ It is ironic that Nasheed and his […]

Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons set up in violation of constitution, experts say

Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons set up in violation of constitution, experts say

Colombo, September 13 (newsin.asia): At long last, on Tuesday, Sri Lanka got what the minority Tamils and the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) have been demanding since the separatist war ended in May 2009 – an Office of Missing Persons (OMP) – to trace 21,000 to 40,000 persons still not accounted for. But constitutional experts […]

New book tells untold story of Sri Lanka’s 2009 victory at UN Human Rights Council

New book tells untold story of Sri Lanka’s 2009 victory at UN Human Rights Council

Colombo, September 12: For the first time since Eelam War IV ended nearly eight years ago, a book entitled “Mission Impossible: Geneva” by Sanja de Silva Jayatilleka has come out on Sri Lanka’s path breaking diplomatic victory at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on May 27, 2009, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Mirror. […]

UN human rights chief asks Bangladesh to allow Rohingyas to enter freely

UN human rights chief asks Bangladesh to allow Rohingyas to enter freely

Geneva, September 11 (newsin.asia): The UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad bin Hussein has appealed to Bangladesh to allow entry to the fleeing Rohingyas from Myanmar. Addressing the 36 th Session of the UN Human Rights Council here on Monday, Prince Zeid said: “ I encourage the Government to maintain open borders […]

UN Human Rights Chief reiterates demand for extension of Universal Jurisdiction to Sri Lanka

UN Human Rights Chief reiterates demand for extension of Universal Jurisdiction to Sri Lanka

Geneva, September 11 (newsin.asia): The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad bin Hussein has reiterated his demand for the extension of Universal Jurisdiction to Sri Lanka to enable courts in any part of the world to entertain war crimes cases against the Sri Lankan armed forces. “The absence of credible action in […]

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