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US ambassador summoned over Libyan raid
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The Libyan government has summoned the US envoy to the country after a raid saw an alleged al-Qaeda operative abducted by US special forces.

Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said ties between the two countries would remain unaffected but said that Libyan nationals must be tried in Libyan courts.

The US embassy in Tripoli told the BBC that Ambassador Deborah Jones was "in regular contact with the Libyan government, including the Libyan ministry of foreign affairs".

 
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Tamil Guardian 23 July 2014
India agrees to investigate aslyum seekers detained in Australian waters
The Indian government has agreed with to access asylum seekers currently detained off the coast of Australia and determine whether they are Tamil refugees from a camp in Puducherry for Tamils that have fled Sri Lanka, reports the Times of India. [more]

Tamil Guardian 23 July 2014
Canadian opposition leader commemorates Black July pogroms

The leader of the NDP, Canada’s main opposition party has released a statement commemorating Black July.

Tom Mulcair said his party renewed its commitment “to defend the human rights of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka and press for accountability.”

See full statement below:

“Today, [more]

Tamil Guardian 23 July 2014
Persecution of Muslims in Sri Lanka a lie – JHU

The JHU, a partner in the ruling UPFA coalition has claimed the charge that Muslims were persecuted in Sri Lanka is a lie, reported Ceylon Today.

JHU leader Omalpe Sobitha was responding to the call by the Dalai Lama for Sri Lanka to stop persecuting Muslims, [more]

Tamil Guardian 23 July 2014
Rajapaksa-ally criticises appointment of 'puppets' to presidential commission

The National Freedom Front, a key partner in the Rajapaksa-led UPFA coalition, has called the expansion of the Commission to Inquire into Disappearances to include foreign experts as a ‘mistake’, [more]

Tamil Guardian 23 July 2014
EU expresses ‘concern’ over NGOs as restrictions are placed on receiving foreign funds

The European Union, Switzerland and Norway on Wednesday expressed concern about the recent restrictions placed on non-governmental organisations by Sri Lanka, [more]

Tamil Guardian 23 July 2014
Jaya urges Modi to secure release of fishing boats impounded by SL navy

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa, urged the Indian Prime Minister on Wednesday, to secure the release of the 43 Indian fishermen, currently detained by the Sri Lankan navy this week, [more]

Tamil Guardian 23 July 2014
Rajapaksa misses Commonwealth Games opening amid protests
The Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa skipped the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow today, AFP reported citing the presidential office, [more]

Tamil Guardian 22 July 2014
BBS leader accuses Dalai Lama of acting on 'Islamist extremist propaganda'
The leader of the Buddhist group Bodi Bala Sena (BBS), Tuesday, criticised the Dalai Lama for making a statement against Buddhist extremism in Sri Lanka, reports Colombo Page. [more]


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