US RESOLUTION

  • US one step closer to striking Syria, Obama to lobby for support at G20 September 5, 2013

    The US is one step closer to strike Syria as the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee has approved a resolution authorising limited military intervention for 60 days, ruling out ground attacks. The resolution will be debated on Monday. Meanwhile US President Barack Obama will continue to lobby for the support at...
  • World View: Has India alienated Sri Lanka? March 22, 2013

    Hello and welcome to worldview with me Suhasini Haider, tonight India's vote on Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human rights council is our top focus. Joining us Sri Lanka's envoy to India Prasad Kariyawasam, In Jaffna, Padma Rao Sunderji, joining us over skype, In Geneva, there is Peter Splinter...
  • SL takes over oil storage depot from IOC March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after India voted in favour of the UN resolution on war crimes in Sri Lanka, sources said diplomatic ties between the two neighbouring countries are beginning to crackdown. On Thursday, Sri Lanka announced plans to partially take over an oil storage depot from the Indian Oil...
  • Full text: India's statement at UNHRC debate on resolution against Sri Lanka March 21, 2013

    Geneva: Indian envoy Dilip Sinha, while speaking at the UNHRC debate, urged Sri Lanka to undertake measures and ensure accountability. The Indian envoy called upon Sri Lanka to implement lasting political settlement. Below is the full text of India's statement at UNHRC: Mr President, Allow me to make a few remarks on...
  • Live: US resolution against Sri Lanka passed at UNHRC March 21, 2013

    Geneva: 4:00 pm: The US resolution against Sri Lanka over alleged human rights violations has been passed at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. While 25 countries including India voted in favour of the resolution, 13 countries voted against it and eight countries abstained from voting. 3:39 pm:...
  • Full text of the PM's letter to the Lankan Prez March 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has written a letter to the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, explaining why India voted in favour of the US resolution, which calls for Colombo to investigate human rights violations during its war with Tamil separatists. Here is the full text of the letter: "Thank you...
  • Jayalalithaa welcomes India's vote in UNHRC March 23, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday welcomed India's vote in favour of the US resolution against Sri Lanka in the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) but hit out against the "confusion and procrastination that preceded that decision". She also thanked the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for India...
  • Lanka war crime: UNHRC to debate on US resolution March 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The UN Human Rights Council will on Thursday debate on a US resolution urging Colombo to probe alleged violations during its war with Tamil separatists. The Indian government is facing immense pressure from the DMK and the AIADMK to vote for the resolution. Sources at the Ministry of External...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 14, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Govt's stand on US resolution betrays Tamils: DMK March 14, 2012

    Chennai: Upping the ante against the Congressled UPA Government over alleged war crime issue concerning Sri Lanka, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Wednesday said his party would deem it as a betrayal of Tamils if the Centre does not support the US resolution on Sri Lanka. Asked if his party would...