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02 Oct 2015 description

The Navy provided necessary assistance to the areas affected by the prevailing adverse weather conditions in the island. Naval relief teams were deployed at Yakkalamulla and Imaduwa in the Galle district from 29th September to 01st October and they provided assistance to distribute food and other necessities to the people trapped in the areas where public transportation had been obstructed.

Sri Lanka Navy always renders assistance for the people affected by natural disasters as part of it's humanitarian missions.

02 Oct 2015 description

AFTERNOON 1 October 2015 The Human Rights Council today adopted 16 texts on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka, the grave and deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, the death penalty, and on human rights and unilateral coercive measures, among others.

01 Oct 2015 description

September 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia, Guatemala, Macedonia

October 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic

  • Conflict resolution opportunities

01 Oct 2015 description


30 September 2015

Hears Presentation of Reports and Updates on Myanmar, Cambodia, Yemen, South Sudan, Boko Haram and Iraq and Starts General Debate on Technical Assistance and Capacity Building

01 Oct 2015 description

Satellite rainfall estimates from Global Precipitation Mission (GPM) and Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) revealed extraordinary flooding in Sri Lanka caused by unusually strong monsoonal rainfall over the period 10 September - 30 September 2014.

01 Oct 2015 description

Since the Peacebuilding Fund’s Stakeholders meeting at the end of June, the Fund has made new commitments in Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Guinea-Bissau, Sri Lanka, Niger and Myanmar amounting to $37.7 million. This programming includes $12 million to help catalyze the DRC’s Trust Fund for stabilization in the east – including $4 million in an innovative matching allocation to spur bilateral contributions.

01 Oct 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief Worldwide has today published its annual report for 2014, which gives details of income and expenditure – and the positive impact achieved for millions of vulnerable people.

In 2014, our total global income reached £182 million – a growth of £62 million since 2012 – and voluntary income rose to a record high of 79 per cent of our total income. This year saw even more spending carried out directly through our field offices worldwide.

01 Oct 2015 description

From the director

2014 was a devastating year with record numbers of people living in internal displacement induced by conflict, violence, disasters and natural hazards. Meeting the immense needs generated by these calamities remains one of the most challenging humanitarian tasks faced by the international community in modern times. To address these serious situations, IDMC in 2014 published 20 country overviews, 2 global reports, 8 thematic/technical reports, 32 blogs, 8 briefing/discussion papers, 22 submissions to human rights bodies.

30 Sep 2015 description
report UN News Service

30 September 2015 – After years of conflict, “a new era of democracy” dawned in Sri Lanka this year, ushering in justice, freedom and equality, the country’s President told the United Nations General Assembly today, reporting that his Government supports a “fresh universal approach” that deals honestly with the past while pursuing sustainable development.

29 Sep 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:23 GMT
Author: Reuters

By Shihar Aneez

COLOMBO, Sept 29 (Reuters) - A U.S.-backed resolution at the United Nations that seeks justice for victims of Sri Lanka's 26-year civil war has been softened to keep its government on board and allay the concerns of powerful neighbour India, sources say.

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29 Sep 2015 description

The ICRC's work in Sri Lanka focuses on supporting people still suffering the effects of the conflict between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the Sri Lankan government. We are visiting detainees, supporting the families of missing persons, training forensics personnel, supporting vulnerable people, ensuring safe water and sanitation and promoting international humanitarian law.

Visiting detainees

29 Sep 2015 description

The Investigation Report issued by the Office of the United Nation’s High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) dated 16th September 2015, is the most comprehensive report on human rights issued by any international or national agency to date. It is comprehensive and balanced. If implemented it could lead to considerable positive developments in Sri Lanka. This 261 page report sums up some of the most serious problems relating to the rule of law and the administration of justice that have arisen over a considerable period of time.

28 Sep 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

International Participation, Monitoring Crucial for Reforms

(Geneva, September 29, 2015) – The United Nations Human Rights Council should adopt a resolution ensuring a robust international role in Sri Lanka’s justice mechanism for abuses during the country’s brutal civil war, Human Rights Watch said today. The resolution, expected to be adopted on October 1, 2015, contains a number of strong provisions but will need to be thoroughly implemented for victims to obtain genuine justice.

28 Sep 2015 description
  • Heavy rain has been affecting most of Sri Lanka since 25 September causing landslides. Approx. 84 mm of rain over 24 h were observed in Trincomalee (Eastern Province) and 75 mm in Galle (Southern Province) over 26-27 September as well as 62 mm in 24 h in Ratmalana and 51 mm in Colombo (Western Province) on 27 September.

  • As of 26 September national authorities report at least seven people dead, three injured, 45 people affected, 286 people displaced and several houses destroyed.

28 Sep 2015 description

By Mahieash Johnney in Colombo

Wednesday morning began differently for ten-year-old Ragulesh. Instead of the usual classroom lessons, his teacher announced that the school would be organizing a tsunami mock drill. “I don’t know what a tsunami is. All I know is that it’s a bad thing and that my parents suffered from it,” the little boy said excitedly.