Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M.A.Sumanthiran, who is currently in Geneva, urged the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) officials not to allow Sri Lanka to make any change in the original resolution co-sponsored with...... the UNHRC by the country in 2015.
Sumanthiran met the UNHRC officials in Geneva on Saturday (18) morning where he briefed extensively on the failures in implementing the key aspects of the UNHRC resolution of 2015 by the Lankan Government.
Visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Dr. Jaishanker met with the TNA delegation today (20 Feb.) at the Indian High Commission in Colombo. At the meeting, the TNA delegation apprised the foreign secretary of some pressing issues faced by the Tamil people including the lack of progress in relation to the release of lands held by the military in the North and East, disappearances, and Tamil political prisoners.
The TNA also updated Dr. Jaishankar about the new constitution, stating that the process had now stalled.
President Maithripala Sirisena instructed officials to provide an allowance of Rs 10,000 per month for all farmers who are affected by the prevailing dry weather and also instructed relevant authorities to appoint a committee comprising District Secretaries, Grama Niladharis and Samurdhi Officials to collect comprehensive information on affected families.
After getting the relevant information, this allowance will be given from next month till the Yala season begins.