A bid by the African Union and ECOWAS, to pass a resolution sanctioning military intervention, has failed at the UN Security Council.
The Security Council said it needed more details before it could make a decision.
Northern Mali was taken over by Tuareg separatists and Islamists after a coup by Mali’s army toppled the president in March. A deal made by the coup leaders and other western African states saw the instalment of an interim president.
The AU and ECOWAS want a UN mandate to assist Mali’s army to retake the north and to protect the institutions of transition, to ensure the army does not attempt another coup.
A parliamentarian from the Tamil National Alliance, M.A Sumanthiran, speaking to the Sunday Leader, outlined that the government was responsible for the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) calls to abolish the 13 Amendment.
The Sri Lankan government has expressed concern over a recent Memorandum of understanding, signed between the US Embassy in Colombo and the Trincomalee Urban Council, to establish an ‘American Corner’, a public information centre.
A Sri Lankan military soldier is suspected to have perpetrated the rape of a 7 year old girl in Nedunkeni, Vavuniya, reports Uthayan.
The incident led to a protest by local Tamils, demanding that the culprit be arrested.