Daily Archive: July 30, 2012


Irish MP Wants UK To Act On Lanka

An Irish parliamentarian has asked the British government to use its not inconsiderable international influence to advocate a patient approach in Sri Lanka.


French tanker saves 28 Lankans from watery grave Australian media given access to rescued people on-board warship

A French Tanker, MT Famenne, rescued 28 Sri Lankans, including four women and a five-year-old child from a watery grave on the high seas in the wake of a spat between Navy Commander Vice Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake and Australian High Commissioner Robyn Mudie, as regards Sri Lanka’s alleged failure to prevent the launch of trawlers carrying those seeking political asylum Down Under.