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Sri Lanka\'s war 10 years on: Finding Father Francis
Sri Lanka\'s war 10 years on: Finding Father Francis
Sri Lanka's war 10 years on: Finding Father Francis

On 18 May 2009, a brutal conflict which lasted almost three decades came to an end. It's estimated that at least 100,000 people lost their lives. Many thousands are still missing. The war was fought along ethnic lines. A desire for an independent state amongst parts of the Tamil minority gave rise to an armed separatist rebel group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil…

BBC - May 21 16:00 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, World, WarCrimes ]

Sri Lanka: Alleged war criminals appointed to lead post Easter Sunday crackdown
Sri Lanka: Alleged war criminals appointed to lead post Easter Sunday crackdown

Military commanders appointed to lead a highly sensitive operation in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings are alleged war criminals and those who oversaw troops found by the UN to have abused children. In the second week following a series of coordinated bomb blasts, which struck churches and hotes in Sri Lanka killing more than 250 people, the Army…

JDS - May 21 15:32 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SLMilitary, HumanRights, WarCrimes ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • Law regarding gender parity in Sri Lanka

    Law regarding gender parity in Sri Lanka

    “A woman shall not be disqualified by reason only of her sex: (a) from being admitted and enrolled, or from practising, as an attorney at law; (b) from being authorized to practise as a notary by a warrant issued under the provisions of the Notaries Ordinance, or from practising or functioning as a notary under the provisions of that ordinance or of any other…

    VantageAsia - May 21 20:00 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: World, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • Ten years on: on end of Sri Lanka civil war

    Sri Lanka has not done enough to usher in reform and reconciliation since 2009 Is one decade of peace enough to undo the devastating effects of a civil war that lasted nearly three decades? As Sri Lanka completes 10 years since the brutal and decisive war against Tamil militants came to an end, it must be acknowledged that the country has not achieved much tangible…

    The Hindu - May 21 15:27 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, HumanRights, WarCrimes ]

  • WAR ON CIVILIANS EXHIBITION

    WAR ON CIVILIANS EXHIBITION

    This is a photo exhibition the ITJP and TEMPLO put together for the tenth anniversary of the end of the war in Sri Lanka. It was exhibited in May 2019 in the Wolfson Gallery at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University and will tour thereafter. Included are many photographs not seen before, collected from survivors of the 2009 war. These are mixed…

    ITJPSL - May 17 19:51 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka is burning — again

    Sri Lanka is burning — again

    The government then failed to effectively stop the mob attacks. Local residents reported that the mobs roamed freely for hours without an apparent response from government forces. Residents of some towns said some police officers genuinely tried to control the mobs, but were grossly outnumbered: For example, a resident of the town of Kobeigane said that residents…

    Washington Post - May 17 18:27 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka under nationwide curfew after crowds attack mosques

    Sri Lanka under nationwide curfew after crowds attack mosques

    Sri Lanka has imposed a nationwide overnight curfew after the worst outbreak of communal violence since the deadly Easter bombings. A Muslim man was reportedly slashed to death in Sri Lanka on Monday, making him the first fatality in a violent new backlash against the Easter attacks. The 45-year-old man died shortly after admission to a hospital in Puttalam…

    Al Jazeera - May 13 22:56 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Muslims, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka Bombings Live Updates: ‘It Was a River of Blood’

    Sri Lanka Bombings Live Updates: ‘It Was a River of Blood’

    As Christians in Sri Lanka gathered on Sunday morning to celebrate Easter Mass, the culmination of Holy Week, powerful explosions ripped through three churches packed with worshipers, leaving hundreds of victims amid a havoc of splintered and blood-spattered pews. In what the police said were coordinated attacks carried out by a single group, bombers also struck…

    New York Times - Apr 21 13:52 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka Easter bombings: Mass casualties in churches and hotels

    Sri Lanka Easter bombings: Mass casualties in churches and hotels

    A series of coordinated bombings have struck churches and hotels on Easter Sunday, killing 207 people in the worst attacks in Sri Lanka since the end of the civil war 10 years ago, police said. At least 450 people have been wounded after the island nation was hit by a total of eight explosions, police said, adding that several of the attacks were carried out by…

    Al Jazeera - Apr 21 13:45 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, World, WarCrimes ]

  • Political Slugfest, Undue Pressure – Analysis

    Political Slugfest, Undue Pressure – Analysis

    Despite the passage of nearly a decade since the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka, the issue of alleged ‘war crimes’ during the last phases of the war continues to ‘haunt’ the international community, mainly the western world. On March 29, 2019, the Australian envoy to Sri Lanka, Acting Ambassador John Philp reiterated these ‘concerns’, stating, “we do…

    Eurasia Review - Apr 02 14:35 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, World, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka: Don’t End Death Penalty Moratorium

    Sri Lanka: Don’t End Death Penalty Moratorium

    Imposing the death penalty for drug offenses would violate Sri Lanka’s international human rights obligations, Human Rights Watch said. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Sri Lanka is party, states in article 6 on the right to life that the death penalty “may be imposed only for the most serious crimes.” The UN Human Rights…

    HRW - Apr 02 14:29 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, History, WarCrimes ]

  • Mangala Samaraweera praises UNHCR High Commissioner

    Mangala Samaraweera praises UNHCR High Commissioner

    Issuing a media release, Minister of Finance and Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera noted that statements claiming that the initial delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 40th session in 2019 was changed, was flawed. In the statement, the minister noted, “there is also an abundance of gossip about the delegation and undignified attacks against…

    News 1st - Apr 01 20:35 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, UN, WarCrimes ]

  • UN torture prevention body to visit Sri Lanka

    UN torture prevention body to visit Sri Lanka

    The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture is set to carry out its first visit to Sri Lanka from 2 to 12 April to examine the treatment of people deprived of their liberty and the safeguards in place for their protection against torture and ill-treatment.“During our visit we will be exploring the steps Sri Lanka needs to take to effectively prevent…

    OHCHR - Apr 01 20:21 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • What Sri Lanka’s 2019 Budget Tells Us About Its Economic Health

    What Sri Lanka’s 2019 Budget Tells Us About Its Economic Health

    The 2019 budget has to manage these massive debt repayments even while reducing the budget deficit and lifting up growth. Large debt repayments mean that the government has to cut other expenditures or raise tax revenues significantly to reach the budget deficit target of 4.4 percent of GDP in 2019. The government has done well in terms of fiscal consolidation in…

    Diplomat - Mar 27 15:14 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: World, Economy, WarCrimes ]

  • Indo-Sri Lankan armies joint exercise 'Mitra Shakti' commences

    Indo-Sri Lankan armies joint exercise \'Mitra Shakti\' commences

    A-14 day long joint exercise between the armies of India and Sri Lanka "Mitra Shakti" commenced on Wednesday with an impressive opening ceremony at Diyatalawa in Badulla district of Sri Lanka.The opening ceremony witnessed a joint ceremonial parade of the two contingents that was commanded by the Company Commander of the Indian Army contingent and was…

    UNI - Mar 27 15:10 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, HumanRights, WarCrimes ]

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  • USD3.85Bn oil refinery, cement plant projects launched in Sri Lanka’s Hambantota

    USD3.85Bn oil refinery, cement plant projects launched in Sri Lanka’s Hambantota

    Inaugurating the construction work of the US 3.85 billion dollar oil refinery project and the cement manufacturing plant in Hambantota, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the projects will create thousands of job opportunities in the area and surrounding districts. “These two projects are two mega investment projects that could be considered legacies and…

    LBO - Mar 25 20:51 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • India, Sri Lanka Set to Begin Annual ‘Mitra Shakti’ Army Exercise

    India, Sri Lanka Set to Begin Annual ‘Mitra Shakti’ Army Exercise

    The armies of India and Sri Lanka will hold the sixth iteration of their annual Mitra Shakti military exercise starting on March 26, the Indian Army announced last week. The exercise is among the major scheduled military-to-military activities between the two sides and will focus on tactical interoperability and counterterrorism. The Mitra Shakti exercise is set to…

    Diplomat - Mar 25 13:17 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, India, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka Keeps Its Domestic Political Rift From Spilling Into UN Rights Meeting

    Sri Lanka Keeps Its Domestic Political Rift From Spilling Into UN Rights Meeting

    Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has kept his country’s political rift from spilling over to a United Nations Human Rights Council meeting this week by abandoning plans to oppose the prime minister’s decision to co-sponsor a resolution giving the nation more time to address war crime allegations stemming from its civil war.

    The Diplomat - Mar 22 17:43 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, UN, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka refuses to hand back military occupied land

    Sri Lanka refuses to hand back military occupied land

    Thousands of acres of land occupied by the military in northern Sri Lanka will not be released to their rightful owners despite ongoing protests. Scores of war displaced Tamil families have been protesting for more than two years by the wayside opposite sprawling camps built over their traditional lands demanding the military to vacate. Their land “would…

    JDS - Mar 22 14:37 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, History, WarCrimes ]

  • Samantha Power Visits Sri Lanka and Ignores History

    Samantha Power Visits Sri Lanka and Ignores History

    During her time in government, a lot of her public remarks about Sri Lanka were wrong, misguided and insulting to reform-minded people in general and members of the Tamil community specifically. Many are sure to be disappointed with her most recent offering too. Power has gone out of her way to praise Samaraweera—the most prominent public advocate of a wide-ranging…

    National Interest - Mar 20 19:43 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • UN flags warning signs in Sri Lanka as it debates civil war impunity

    UN flags warning signs in Sri Lanka as it debates civil war impunity

    Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war came to a violent end a decade ago, but the conflict’s unresolved aftermath continues to reverberate through political upheaval and unchecked attacks on minority groups, warns a UN report to be discussed in Geneva today. Sri Lanka has made “virtually no progress” on probing allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity,…

    New Humanitarian - Mar 20 13:04 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

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