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'Assad's fall is inevitable', choose wisely warns US
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Stating that the Syrian president's fall was "inevitable", the White House urged countries to consider carefully their stance on Syria, as a draft resolution was debated at the UN Security Council.

The White House's spokesperson, Jay Carney, speaking Monday, said,

"We believe that the Security Council must not permit the Assad regime to assault the Syrian people, while it rejects the Arab League's proposal to a political solution. We do support the Arab League's role in this process. Governments that act to prop up Assad's regime will find themselves in a small minority and criticised for abetting further human rights violations."

"It is important to look at where this process is heading."

"Assad's fall is inevitable, and so as governments make decisions about where they stand on this issue and what further steps need to be taken, with regard to the brutality of the Assad regime, it is important to calculate into your considerations, the fact that, he will go."

"The regime has lost control of the country, and will eventually fall. We are discussing with the Russians and other partners how best to use all the levers at the command of the international community and the United Nations, to press the Syrian government to stop its appalling, and ultimately ineffective and harmful repression."

"We're working with all our partners and we believe that it's important that the Security Council take action."

 
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Tamil Guardian 29 May 2015
Tamil parliamentarians warns of further protests in Batticaloa demanding justice for killed social worker
Tamil National Alliance parliamentarians in Batticaloa and Eastern provincial Councillors warned of further demonstrations if those responsible for the shooting of a social worker on Tuesday were not brought to justice. [more]

Tamil Guardian 29 May 2015
British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka visits Jaffna

The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, James Dauris, has made a visit to Jaffna this week.

Mr Dauris met with the chief priest at Nallur Temple and tweeted that they had discussed the “central role of religious leaders in reconciliation.”

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Tamil Guardian 29 May 2015
Sri Lankan army teaches students and ‘enlightens farmers’ in Kilinochchi

The Sri Lankan military held two workshops in Kilinochchi this month to teach and “enlighten” both Tamil students and farmers about telecommunications and solar power. [more]

Tamil Guardian 29 May 2015
7 year old school girl gang raped in Kilinochchi
Kilinochchi police reported that a 7 year old Tamil girl has been gang raped on her way to school earlier this week. The girl was reportedly on her way to school when she was stopped by unidentified persons who went on to gang rape her in a public toilet. She was subsequently admitted to a hospital in Kilinochchi and then later transferred to Jaffna Teaching hospital for further treatment. The incident comes after the gang rape and murder of another Tamil school girl last month, [more]

Tamil Guardian 28 May 2015
Buddhist temple being built illegally on Tamil land

A Buddhist temple is being built illegally on Tamil-owned land in Mullaitivu.

Lands privately owned by Tamils as well as some land belonging to Mullaitivu’s Kokkilai hospital have been illegally appropriated by a Buddhist monk, [more]

Tamil Guardian 28 May 2015
Silent war against Tamils through Sri Lanka's military occupation finds US think-tank
 A “silent war” through the military occupation of Tamil land in Sri Lanka continues to seek “Sinhalese domination in former Tamil homelands,” found a report by a US think tank, the Oakland Institute. [more]

Tamil Guardian 28 May 2015
India says Sri Lankan minister’s comments ‘are not helpful’
The spokesperson for India’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said a Sri Lankan minister’s statement vowing not to allow Indian fishermen into Sri Lankan waters was “not helpful”, [more]

Tamil Guardian 28 May 2015
‘Well planned strategy to make children drug addicts’ - Jaffna District Child Development Committee

The Jaffna District Child Development Committee stated there is a “well planned strategy” in place in the province to turn school children into drug addicts. [more]


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