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ICJ, US & UN Human Rights Chief Condemn Release of Sri Lankan Soldier over massacre of Tamils

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has said the pardon of a Sri Lankan soldier after he was found guilty for massacring Tamils, is an “affront to victims” and “further undermines the limited progress the country has made towards ending impunity for mass human rights abuse,” in a statement released on 27 March 2020. “We are troubled by reports

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Sri Lanka withdrawing from UN resolution investigating alleged war crime

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who oversaw a brutal end to a decades-long conflict with Tamil separatists, said Wednesday (19 Feb) the country was withdrawing from a United Nations resolution investigating alleged war crimes. Rajapaksa was president when Sri Lankan troops defeated Tamil Tiger guerrillas in 2009, but rights groups accused the army of killing at least 40,000

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US blacklist Sri Lanka army chief over War Crime

WASHINGTON: The United States said Friday (14 Feb) it would refuse entry to Sri Lanka’s army chief over what it called credible evidence of human rights violations in the 2009 finale to the civil war. Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, whose appointment last year drew widespread international criticism, will be ineligible to visit the United States, as will his immediate family,

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20k missing Tamils are Dead ! says Sri Lanka

The new Sri Lankan president has finally admitted the 20,000 missing Tamils who vanished during the nation’s civil war are dead. Gotabaya Rajapaksa – who was then defence secretary – led government troops to victory over Tamil soldiers, but his forces were accused of carrying out mass disappearances and executions. It is the first time after 10 years as the

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Hindu caste injustice-3,000 Tamils to convert to Islam after Coimbatore wall collapse

Discriminated, denied, and arrested for demanding their rights, more than 3,000 members who belong or are linked to the Tamil Puligal Katchi, a Dalit political outfit at Tamil Nadu, India will be converting to Islam in multiple phases from 5th January of 2020. The reason cited was the injustice meted out to the poor Tamil Dalits at Nadur village in

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Malaysian Human Calculator Yaashwin Scored 8As 1B in PT3 Examination

Malaysia’s Human Calculator 15-year-old Yaashwin Sarawanan took Malaysians by surprise when he got selected for Asia’s Got Talent Season 3 and secured the 2nd spot in the Grand Finale of the show. His incredible mathematical abilities, along with a charming personality, was a win among the show’s judges and audience. After his new-found success, Yaashwin took a break to focus

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Malaysian Tamils & Japanese Death Railway – A Heartbreaking Sad Story

Malaysia is a beautiful country known for its multiracial citizens living together in harmony. But how did Tamils from South India Tamil Nadu end up in Malaya and become an important part in forming Malaysia? The ill-fated story of ‘the railway of death’ may have been forgotten by many – or not even known by some younger Malaysians. But as

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