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David Cameron presses Rajapaksa on war crimes
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As an estimated 8000 protestors gathered outside Marlborough House to demonstrate against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, it was reported that inside, British Prime Minister David Cameron also discussed the issue of war crimes with Rajapaksa.

The Prime Minister’s spokesman Craig Oliver told Channel 4 that,
“The Prime Minister raised the issue of making sure that allegations of war crimes in Sri Lanka were properly investigated”.
Earlier, reports from “senior  sources” to The Times indicated that the British Prime Minister would also warn Rajapaksa of potential boycott of the 2013 CHOGM, currently scheduled to be held in Colombo, unless there was speedier action on issues such as demilitarisation and devolving power.

Meanwhile, Sri Lankan Presidential spokesperson Bandula Jayasekara told the Daily Mirror that a “cordial” meeting on “development in the country” was held, and told the Colombo Gazette that details of the discussion were not yet available.

 
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Tamil Guardian 28 August 2014
UK country guidance on ‘Tamil separatism’ highlights human rights violations by Sri Lanka

The UK Home Office issued a new asylum country guidance report on ‘Tamil Separatism’ on Thursday, drawing on several reports detailing human rights violations by Sri Lanka against Tamil separatists and people that are perceived to be.

The report provides “guidance to Home Office decision makers on handling [asylum] claims made by nationals/residents of - as well as country of origin information (COI) about – Sri Lanka”.

In its summary, [more]

Tamil Guardian 28 August 2014
Minister Bernier celebrates Tamil business success in Canada
Canada's Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism, Maxime Bernier, celebrated the success and entrepreneurial spirit of the Tamil community in Canada, [more]

Tamil Guardian 28 August 2014
Dead body recovered from lagoon in Eastern Province
The body of a 66-year old man was recovered from Santhiveli Lagoon in Eravoor this week, reports Eastern Province-based website Batti news. Arumugam Sithamparampillai had left his home in Santhiveli on Tuesday to attend to his livestock in a neighbouring village. His body was discovered later that evening floating in the lagoon by his son, [more]

Tamil Guardian 28 August 2014
Sri Lanka looks to make political solution for Tamils irrelevant - TNA tells India
Sri Lanka is working to make a political solution for Tamils irrelevant by breaking the linguistic and cultural contiguity in the North-East by militarisation and resettlement of Sinhalese families, [more]

Tamil Guardian 27 August 2014
Navi Pillay 'not disturbed' by Sri Lankan criticism

UN Human Rights Commissioner, Navi Pillay, has said that she remains unfazed by derogatory remarks and accusations made against her by Sri Lankan officials. [more]

Tamil Guardian 27 August 2014
India funds development projects worth Rs. 365 million for Jaffna
The Indian government has announced the funding of two major development projects in Jaffna, worth a total of Rs. 365 million. A grant of Rs. 145 million has been allocated towards renovation of the Duraiappah Stadium, with another Rs. [more]

Tamil Guardian 27 August 2014
Police station opened to 'establish law and order' in North-East
The Sri Lankan government announced the opening of a new police station in Nilaveli, Trincomalee this week, reports ColomboPage. The 436 Police station was built on two acres of land in the Eastern Province at a cost of  Rs. [more]

Tamil Guardian 27 August 2014
2 Indians arrested in Sri Lanka over video footage of parliament
Sri Lankan police arrested two Indian citizens Tuesday for allegedly recording and  possessing photographs and video footage of Parliament and the Prime Minister's residence, reports PTI. [more]


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