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Samarasinghe, who has been included to the new Parliament through the National List, said that the Government must ensure it fully implement the new resolution if it gets the support of the UNHRC.He said the Government must now put in motion an independent domestic process to investigate allegations over the war in a manner which builds confidence among all communities. He also said that the Government may need to implement the recommendations of the report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights which is set to be presented to the UNHRC next month. (Colombo Gazette) He noted that the United States is now working with Sri Lanka to put forward a similar resolution at the UNHRC next month in order to support the reconciliation process in the country. Speaking to reporters at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) headquarters today, Samarasinghe recalled that the 2009 resolution backed reconciliation in Sri Lanka. The resolution in support of Sri Lanka presented to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in 2009 was not fully implemented, former Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said today.Samarasinghe, who was the Minister in charge of human rights at the time, said that if the resolution was fully implemented then the 2012 and 2013 resolutions against Sri Lanka may have faced difficulties in being adopted. read more

“The murder of Alexei Sidorov marks yet another attack on democracy and transparency in Russia and must be condemned as such,” Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said. “It is alarming to note that Mr. Sidorov’s predecessor, Valery Ivanov, the founder of the Togliatti Review, was also murdered and that both journalists died in the line of duty.”Mr. Sidorov, editor-in-chief of the Togliatti Review daily newspaper, or the Togliattinskoe Obozrenie, was killed last Thursday.According to Reporters without Borders, an international organization that defends the rights of journalists, Mr. Ivanov, who was also managing director of independent Lada Television, was shot to death in front of his house in Togliatti in April 2002. Two senior journalists with Lada were killed in 2000 and 2001, it said.Mr. Matsuura said he welcomed the Russian Interior Minister’s determination to solve the crime and prosecute the perpetrators, “giving a strong signal to those who seek to use violence to restrict freedom of the press, an essential component of democracy.” read more

← Previous Story “Kasi” pushes Olafur to AG Copenhagen – Younger Lijewski replacement? Next Story → EHF CL (Round 4): Chambery wrote history – Draw in Kielce ASOBALASOBAL LeagueJ.D. Arrate One of the historic Spanish handball clubs, Arrate, through one of its most difficult times, not a sporting situation, much worse, a serious economic situation that endangers the immediate future of the Basque club.This afternoon the members of the staff of Arrate reported publicly to the media who suffer non-payment by the institution Eibar, a circumstance that is becoming unsustainable as some players begin to have difficulty paying the rent for the flats where they live. The Basque team players call for a quick fix in order to have a level of peace and stability needed to pull forward.But despite this harsh reality who also have former members of the staff of Arrate promise a maximum commitment shows great professionalism. However, the Basque team beat on the track Naturhouse Rioja last weekend 29:28, a rival a priori superior, even more surprisingly playing in their own pavilion.After five rounds in ASOBAL, J.D. Arrate is 13th on League standing. read more