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Ahead of the next session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, the United States (US) had decided to hold talks with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) for a review of action taken by the government of Sri Lanka in conformity with the resolution adopted early this year, officials said today

The US sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka was adopted at the UNHRC session in March this year. The resolution called for the implementation of constructive recommendations by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) and addressing accountability issues during the last stage of the war.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is expected to submit a report on Sri Lanka to the next session scheduled for March, 2013. 
 
TNA National List MP M.A. Sumanthiran told Daily Mirror yesterday that his party would undertake a visit to the US early next year to discuss various issues pertaining to the present stalemate in political talks with the government and the implementation of   steps outlined in the UNHRC resolution.
 
Asked whether this is a visit on an invitation by the US government, he said, “This is part of our dialogue with the US authorities.  We are supposed to undertake this visit early next year. However, dates are yet to be fixed.”
 
A TNA delegation led by R. Sampanthan also visited the US on an invitation by the State Department last year.
 
Also, the TNA visited India last month and had talks with leaders of that country on the political situation here.  Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also participated in talks with the TNA. (By Kelum Bandara)
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  • Nodrog Tuesday, 27 November 2012 01:13 AM

    raju, justice for what? Freeing tamils from the clutches of the terrorists? Please enlighten us on what birth rights are being denied to you and how tamils are treated less than Sinhalese??

    raju Monday, 26 November 2012 01:57 PM

    WHOEVER DID, WHEREVER DID, WHENEVER DID VICTIMS NEED JUSTICE AND THE TAMILS NEED THEIR BIRTH RIGHTS EQUAL TO SINHALESE PEOPLE.

    Sri Lankan Monday, 26 November 2012 03:02 AM

    Wonder why US couldnt resume a talk with Al-Qaida....?Do US have any good reason of not to have talks with Al-Qaida ...?

    Lone Ranger Monday, 26 November 2012 03:08 AM

    So looks like the TNA has a better diplomacy with the democratic word than the government of Sri Lanka. The result of using standard 9 qualified politicians and lemon puffs.

    subbiah Monday, 26 November 2012 08:59 AM

    US does not have tears to shed for the sake of entire humanity.

    Sujee Perera Monday, 26 November 2012 04:39 PM

    Without running away from the question.. list here everyone to know what are the birth rights as you say have been denied to Tamils, which would be equal to Sinhalese people?

    kasi Monday, 26 November 2012 04:39 PM

    mail_guy's comment is really true.

    ravi Monday, 26 November 2012 04:50 PM

    will get the rights for sure on or befor 2013 with the help of international it's will be 13++.

    JANA Monday, 26 November 2012 09:49 AM

    INDIA IS CRYING .

    Saman Monday, 26 November 2012 10:05 AM

    Entire world knows TNA is the shadow of LTTE except USA.

    ravi Monday, 26 November 2012 04:55 AM

    TNA we waited for this you should use this on an useful way they only can help for our rights Tamils are depend on you ..

    Gamaya Monday, 26 November 2012 05:05 AM

    The geo political interests overides any other considerations and thats what the vested parties are doing and one may potray this as better diplomacy. Quite hillarious indeed!!

    Kondebendapucheena Monday, 26 November 2012 05:29 AM

    US around the world doing same thing talk to minority political parties in order to disturb strong government and create rift ,it has been proven since long time

    Yehiya Monday, 26 November 2012 10:41 AM

    But saman TNA can reach to USA top, But our voters not elected correct man to house, this is the issue. MR & the team good for pre judiciary duties. Even professional unable to live & work with them.

    jude Monday, 26 November 2012 05:33 AM

    USA have no moral right to talk on human rights in another country's internal problem. USA commits human rights violations all over the world and they get a way without any UN interference b'cause the've appointed puppets from 3rd world countries to head all UN agencies. Americans blatant and flagrant human right violations in Vietnam, kuwait, Iraq, Afganistan and of course @ Diego Garcia and Guantanamo Bay went on without any hindrance for years and decades. Never heard of UN or it's agencies appointing commitees or resolutions.???

    ling Monday, 26 November 2012 10:49 AM

    You bet, US and TNA are double agents.

    kamal Monday, 26 November 2012 08:28 PM

    namely?

    Sandu Monday, 26 November 2012 11:05 AM

    If a government can give equal rights to all its citizens. But politicians do politics by discriminating the minority. That is why we are like this and USA is like that. See how US people voted for a person like Obama, They only care about the betterment of the country, NOT whether you are a minority or majority. Unless we learn all these things, we can NEVER develop. Lamenting always US is doing this TNA is doing that. Come out of the shell

    mail_guy Monday, 26 November 2012 11:21 AM

    For your information, India and US are friends and they are going to make changes in Sri Lanka pretty soon for sure.

    Kalu Sudda Monday, 26 November 2012 10:03 PM

    O.k what changes.RMy banis mama at the helm.Jokers

    Richard Monday, 26 November 2012 10:17 PM

    Overwhelming majority of Tamils in SL support the TNA and that has been demonstrated in election after election.


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