Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

VOA Editorial Oct 19: Prospects For Sri Lanka

Political reconciliation in Sri Lanka and freedom of movement of its Internally Displaced Persons, or IDPs, is of vital importance to that country's future, said Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake.

Assistant Secretary Blake met in Washington, D.C., October 9 with 16 representatives of the Sri Lankan community in the United States from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds to discuss the humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka and prospects for political reconciliation there. The Assistant Secretary welcomed the opportunity to listen to the concerns and perspectives of Sri Lankan-Americans and to share the steps the United States is taking to help address the humanitarian crisis and promote national reconciliation. [continued on VoA News]

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sep 22, near UN, NY, NY - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Awareness Rally Protesting UN inaction and continuing Sri Lankan atrocities against Tamils:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

TIME Q & A: Stephen Rapp, Obama's Point Man on War Crimes remarks on Sri Lanka

By Sulakshana Gupta

Which countries do you hope to focus on?

There are situations that have already been handed to us. There is a report from the Department of State on the war in Sri Lanka due in Congress [on Sept. 21]. Additionally, the office, together with the Secretary for Global Affairs and the Secretary of State, has the responsibility to collect information on ongoing atrocities, and it is then the responsibility of the President to determine what steps might be taken towards justice. Like the canary in the coal mine, we give the signal that something very serious is occurring. [Read in full ~ in TIME]