India will assist Sri Lanka says Chidambaram

Terming a “courtesy call” his meeting with Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran in Jaffna, the former Minister said Wigneswaran was “quite forthcoming and candid” on pluses and drawbacks in the existing arrangement between the Central government and provincial councils. Asked about his stand on a resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council early this month on reconciliation and accountability, Mr. Chidambaram replied that “international flavour” could be added to the inquiry by involving “credible individuals.”He recalled that an Indian judge [Radhabinod Pal] had taken part in post-World War II trials held [by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East] in Japan.Pointing out that political parties in Tamil Nadu were for an international inquiry, he said, “I don’t think there is any support [for such a position] in the UNHRC.” Chidambaram, who clarified that he did not discuss the UNHRC resolution with Mr Wigneswaran, said he sought meetings with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan.He will deliver the 20th Annual Tax Oration at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka on Thursday before leaving Colombo on Friday evening. (Colombo Gazette) Speaking to reporters following his meeting with Wigneswaran, the former Indian Minister praised the Northern Province Chief Minister. Congress member and former Indian Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that India will always assist Sri Lanka.Chidambaram said this after meeting Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran in Jaffna yesterday. The former Indian Minister is on a two day visit to Sri Lanka and he was in Jaffna as part of the visit. Meanwhile Chidambaram said a “credible inquiry” [into alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka] could be achieved in many ways.Chidambaram, who is the first prominent leader from Tamil Nadu to visit Sri Lanka in recent times, told The Hindu that “at least, there a few ways. You don’t have to have binary approach.” read more

VELUX EHF CL 201617 is ready

All 16 teams for the VELUX EHF Champions League Groups A and B and further 10 sides for Groups C and D have been confirmed as the EHF Executive Committee in Vienna reached its decision on the teams taking part in the 2016/17 season.The draw for the qualification phase will take place on Wednesday 29 June at 13:00 hrs at the EHF Office in Vienna and will be streamed on Facebook live.The group phase draw will follow on Friday 1 July at 13:00 hrs in Glostrup, Denmark and handball fans will be able to watch the event live on ehfTV.com.A draw preview and the seeding list with pots will be published at the beginning of the coming week at eurohandball.com and ehfCL.com.VELUX EHF Champions League 2016/17Groups A&BTelekom Veszprem (HUN)Rhein-Neckar Löwen (GER)FC Barcelona Lassa (ESP)KS Vive Tauron Kielce (POL)Paris Saint Germain HB (FRA)HC Vardar (MKD)HC PPD Zagreb (CRO)Bjerringbro-Silkeborg (DEN)HC Meshkov Brest (BLR)RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko (SLO)Kadetten Schaffhausen (SUI)IFK Kristianstad (SWE)SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER)MOL-Pick Szeged (HUN)THW Kiel (GER)Orlen Wisla Plock (POL)Groups C&DNaturhouse La Rioja (ESP)HC Motor Zaporozhye (UKR)Chekhovskie Medvedi (RUS)Besiktas MOGAZ HT (TUR)Dinamo Bucuresti (ROU)Elverum HH (NOR)Montpellier HB (FRA)HC Metalurg (MKD)Team Tvis Holstebro (DEN)HBC Nantes (FRA)Qualifier Group 1Qualifier Group 2Qualification Groups 1&2ABC/UMinho (POR)Tatran Presov (SVK)Red Boys Differdange (LUX)Achilles Bocholt (BEL)Cocks (FIN)Maccabi Castro Tel Aviv (ISR)Gorenje Velenje (SLO)Bregenz Handball (AUT)PHOTO: Filip Viranovski, gol.mk ← Previous Story Interesting draw for France 2017 Next Story → Novi Sad host top European EBT tournament read more