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Main opposition of Sri Lanka tells US party will support government to implement LLRC recommendations

February 1, 2014 at 6:10 pm

Sat, Feb 1, 2014, 09:13 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party (UNP) has said the party will support the government to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

Opposition and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe has made this observation to US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Nisha Desai Biswal when he met the US official at his residence on Friday (January 31).

Sri Lankan organization for peace calls for a mutually acceptable resolution to avoid further polarization

February 1, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Sat, Feb 1, 2014, 10:56 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 01, Colombo: The National Peace Council (NPC) of Sri Lanka, a nongovernmental organization promoting peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka, has said that the polarization within the country is increasing once again.

The NPC issuing a media statement Friday said that the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil polity in Sri Lanka, together with sections of the international community, appear to be getting into inflexible positions vis- à-vis the allegations of war crimes and violations of International Humanitarian Law.

US reiterates its resolve to table third resolution on Sri Lanka calling for an international investigation

February 1, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Sat, Feb 1, 2014, 09:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 01, Colombo: The United States today reiterated its determination to bring a third resolution on Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva this March that will call for an international investigation into the alleged war crimes.

Addressing a media conference on Saturday following her visit to the Northern Province, the US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Nisha Desai Biswal said the international community’s patience is wearing thin over Sri Lanka’s slow progress in achieving reconciliation and addressing accountability for alleged war crimes.

USA continues to harp on ‘reconciliation’ than investigation or arrest of genocide

February 1, 2014 at 6:02 pm

[TamilNet, Saturday, 01 February 2014, 14:00 GMT] According to the Catholic Bishop of Jaffna, the US Asst Secretary of State, Nisha Desai Biswal, visiting Jaffna on Saturday, was harping on ‘reconciliation’ in response to his request for a credible investigation on the conduct of the war. ‘Reconciliation’ is a paradigm set by the US State Department immediately after the genocidal war to facilitate continued genocide and structural genocide of the nation of Eezham Tamils. The events of the last five years have proved it beyond any doubt that ‘reconciliation’ is a camouflage for genocide. What is needed urgently is an international arrangement to protect the nation and territoriality of Eezham Tamils from the on-going genocide, commented Tamil activists for alternative politics in the island.

Ohio man Bill Standley buried astride Harley-Davidson

February 1, 2014 at 5:47 pm

A Harley-Davidson motorcycle is pictured at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on 31 August 2013 Harley-Davidson is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

An avid motorcycle rider in the US state of Ohio has been buried with his Harley-Davidson in a transparent casket.

Montenegro church depicts Tito, Marx and Engels in hell

February 1, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Fresco from church in Podgorica, Montenegro Tito, Marx and Engels are pictured in a sea of fire with diabolical beasts

A church in Montenegro has sparked controversy by displaying a fresco depicting Yugoslav communist leader Josip Broz Tito in the fires of hell with Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

Boulder smashes through Italian farm

February 1, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Boulder seen by farm house The family living in the house was unharmed in the incident

Dramatic pictures have been released showing the destruction wrought by a huge boulder that smashed through a farm in Northern Italy after being dislodged by a landslide.

Narendra Modi’s ‘chai story’ sweetens Indian tea vendor’s business

February 1, 2014 at 5:36 pm

indian chai India is traditionally a nation of tea drinkers

A tea stall named after India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party’s PM candidate Narendra Modi is doing brisk business, media reports say.

India protest over student ‘hate crime’ death in Delhi

February 1, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Protesters - mostly students from north-eastern states of India - shout slogans during a protest in Delhi, India, on 1 February 2014

Hundreds of people have protested in Delhi against the beating and subsequent death of a university student from north-eastern India.

Officials say 21-year-old Nido Tania was beaten on Wednesday by shopkeepers who had ridiculed his appearance. He died the next day.

Is this the city with the loudest car horns?

February 1, 2014 at 5:31 pm

By Anu Anand Delhi

Car horns on sale in Old Delhi

Each city has its own distinctive soundscape, from birds and radios to trains and ambulances. For Delhi residents the backdrop of rush-hour traffic is causing noise pollution so serious that experts are warning of serious health consequences.

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