Posts Tagged ‘David Cameron’

David Cameron human rights plea at Commonwealth meeting

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

[BBC]

David Cameron has pressed for progress on a range of human rights issues during the Commonwealth summit.

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England Cricketers take on Sri Lanka amid controversy

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

[Channel 4 News]

The Twenty20 game takes place amid international controversy over alleged war crimes committed at the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war. A UN report earlier this year suggested actions by both the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) could amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Earlier this month Prime Minister David Cameron called for further investigation into the alleged atrocities after a Channel 4 documentary Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields screened new evidence.

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Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields continues to make waves

Friday, June 24th, 2011

[Channel 4 News]

One week after broadcast, Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields has been watched by over a million viewers in the UK* and over 270,000 views worldwide on VoD. The film has been viewed on 4oD in over 30 countries. On Tuesday, the film was screened to diplomats and US media in New York. United Nations missions from the US, India, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and East Timor attended. The Sri Lankan government sent a delegation of eight with Mr Palitha T.B. Kohona, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the United Nations and Brigadier Shavendra de Silva both speaking after the film.

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A Sri Lankan scandal

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

[Guardian UK]

Disgrace. What a tediously familiar word; stripped of significance by its overuse, shorn of force by its frequent repetition. Read it again. Roll it around your tongue. Feel its heat and taste its weight, because I am about to use it and I do not want to do so lightly. In the next seven days England are due to play two games against Sri Lanka which will be used as valedictory matches for Sanath Jayasuriya, who has been recalled to the squad at the age of 41. Jayasuriya’s selection is a disgrace and the idea of playing cricket against a team that includes him is a disgrace.

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Prime Minister Cameron questioned in parliament on C4 Sri Lankan film

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

[Channel 4]

Prime Minister David Cameron today commented on Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields telling MPs that the Sri Lanka government, “does need to be investigated” and, “lessons need to be learned.” Jon Snow’s critically-acclaimed investigation into the final weeks of the quarter-century-long civil war between the government and the secessionist rebels, the Tamil Tigers, featured devastating new video evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity - some of the most horrific footage Channel 4 has ever broadcast.

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