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GENEVA / SRI LANKA VOTE

The Human Rights Council decided on Thursday to ask the UN Human Rights High Commissioner’s office to investigate alleged atrocities during the final stages of the war between the government and the Tamil Tigers.  

27 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / SRI LANKA HRC

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay  is  asking the Human Rights Council to set up an independent, international inquiry  to investigate alleged human rights violations in the final stages of the war between the government and the Tamil Tigers. CH UNTV  

26 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / HRC-SRI LANKA

The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday adopted a US-sponsored resolution on human rights violation in Sri Lanka with 25 countries voting in favour in the 47-nation strong body. CH UNTV

21 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / BEHEADING

The United Nations on Friday expressed "deep dismay" at Saudi Arabia’s execution of Sri Lankan housemaid Rizana Nafeek in Saudi Arabia. CH UNTV

11 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN/ SRI LANKA

"This morning Charles Petrie briefed the Secretary-General on the findings and recommendations of the Internal Review Panel on United Nations Action in Sri Lanka. UNTV

14 Nov 2012 | Read More »

SRI LANKA / HIV-AIDS

Cricket stars from across Asia, Africa and the Caribbean  leverage their popularity in Sri Lanka in a UNICEF/UNAIDS campaign against HIV-AIDS. UNICEF

4 Oct 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / SRI LANKA HRC

The Human Rights Council today called on Sri Lanka to take credible steps to investigate abuses committed during the final days of its civil war, which ended in May 2009. CH UNTV

22 Mar 2012 | Read More »

SRI LANKA / MISSING CHILDREN

Hundreds of children were reported missing during the recent conflict in Sri Lanka. The government and UNICEF are helping to trace these children and to date, they have reunified 47 children with their families, 63 other cases have been verified. UNICEF

20 Oct 2011 | Read More »

INDIA / SRI LANKAN REFUGEES

For the first time in many years, Sri Lankan refugees are returning home from India by ferry. So far this year, the UN Refugee Agency has repatriated almost 1,500 Sri Lankan refugees exclusively by plane, but after this trial, refugees are expected to return home by ferry on a weekly basis. UNHCR

15 Oct 2011 | Read More »

SRI LANKA / POST-TSUNAMI HOUSING

It’s been nearly seven years since a tsunami tore apart Sri Lanka’s coastal communities, some 400 families continue to live in refugee camps.Despite the outpouring of international support just after the tsunami, IFAD is the only international organization that continues to build houses to resettle tsunami victims. IFAD

1 Jul 2011 | Read More »

 

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