Tagged: Human Rights


Govt. to submit LLRC implementation report to UN soon – Prof. Peiris

26, 2012, 10:09 pm
Fourth Land Commission to be established on LLRC recommendations –– Weeratunga

The government would submit the report which had listed the implementations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission to the United Nations within the next two or three days, External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris told a joint news conference at the External Affairs Ministry auditorium yesterday.


Tamil self-determination: Disproven, obsolete dogma

As one who unfashionably – and riskily—advocated the holding of elections to the Northern Provincial Council soon after the decisive military victory of 2009, I find myself paradoxically in agreement with the decision not to hold the election right now. This is due to the difference in the situations and prospects of 2009 and 2012.


Nadarajah Kuruparan vs Minister of Citizenship & Immigration Canada

Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada

22 July 2012

Hon. Jason Kenney, P.C.,  M.P.

Minister of Citizenship, Immigration & Multiculturalism Canada

House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario

Dear Minister Jason Kenney:

I had the opportunity to read the judgement by The Honourable Mr. Justice John O’Keefe of the Federal Court a few days ago between

Nadarajah Kuruparan, Bhamini Kuruparan, Maiyuran Kuruparan, Kirushanty Kuruparan (applicants) and yourself  THE MINISTER OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION  (respondent).

These four applicants, all Tamils from Sri Lanka, whose father  Nadarajah Kuruparan was a Commodore in the Sri Lankan Navy and the third highest ranking  Naval Officer to the Rear Admiral to the entire Sri Lankan Navy had come to Canada via the US on August 4, 2009, when they claimed Convention Refugee status.  That was almost three months after the 27-year long bloody Tamil Tiger terrorist war ended on 19 May 2009.


Country at decisive point – Prof Amarasekera

The Federation of National Organizations states that the country is now facing a time that is more decisive than the time during the war. Convenor of the Federation Professor Gunadasa Amarasekera made this statement while participating in a ceremony in Colombo yesterday. Several representatives participated in the event titled ‘Let us not allow a new Eelam plan’.