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CBK, War Crimes And The Rule Of Law
CBK, War Crimes And The Rule Of Law
CBK, War Crimes And The Rule Of Law

It is reported that President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga (CBK) has stated that there is no need for a war crimes probe and that the need is for a new constitution. It is a major flip-flop for someone who publicly cried at the Justice K. Palakidnar Memorial Oration on 24.07.2011 over her son’s and daughter’s comments after seeing the Channel Four…

Sunday Leader - Feb 12 21:01 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, WarCrimes ]

Sri Lanka’s Accountability Fairy Tale
Sri Lanka’s Accountability Fairy Tale

The interview with Kumaratunga is worth reading in its entirely, although one part in particular has really caught people’s attention. Journalist Upal Wickramasinghe asked Kumaratunga where the country stands in terms of establishing national reconciliation. “It is successfully carried out,” Kumaratunga notes. “In the face of opposition and a handful of…

Huffington Post - Feb 10 13:27 GMT - more ... [ Tags: History, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • President Trump: Implications for Sri Lanka

    President Trump: Implications for Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka could thereby make strategic “trickle down” gains under a Trump administration, even if it faces possible constraints in leveraging Chinese interests and ties in Sri Lanka against India. In harnessing these gains, however, Sri Lanka should watch for any changes in the sub-text of U.S. references to its “convergence of interests” with India and, in…

    Diplomat - Feb 21 15:44 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, USA, WarCrimes ]

  • Court finds film activist guilty for showing Sri Lanka war documentary without approval

    Court finds film activist guilty for showing Sri Lanka war documentary without approval

    Activist Lena Hendry has been found guilty by the Magistrate Court today for allegedly screening a documentary on the Sri Lankan civil war without the approval of the Censorship Board. Magistrate Mohd Rehan Mohd Aris found the Pusat Komas programme manager guilty of censorship charges after the defence failed to prove reasonable doubt on the prosecution’s case. …

    Malay Mail OnLine - Feb 21 15:39 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • Office on Missing Persons powers to be reduced

    The Office on Missing Persons is to be stripped of its power of entering into agreements with an individual or an organization. The Office on Missing Persons Act was passed in Parliament on August 23, 2016. Media Minister Gayantha Karunathillake said on Wednesday that the Cabinet had on Tuesday approved a proposal by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to repeal…

    Island - Feb 10 13:29 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka to Ask UN for More Time to Probe War Crimes

    Sri Lanka says it needs more time to fulfill promises given to the U.N. human rights body to investigate war crime allegations from the nation's long civil war, which ended nearly eight years ago. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera told foreign correspondents late Tuesday that the government will seek more time at the next U.N. human rights session, starting Feb.…

    AP - Feb 08 14:45 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, UN, WarCrimes ]

  • The government needs to be constructive rather than combative

    The government needs to be constructive rather than combative

    Mr Mendez acknowledges strides taken by the National Human Rights Commission but makes the pertinent point that this has left untouched the task of remedying impunity for past and present abuses through effective prosecution. He passes down graver strictures on reliance of the National Police Commission on police investigations and the ‘worrying lack of will’ on…

    Sunday Times - Feb 07 14:58 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka: Fears grow over missing trade unionist

    Sri Lanka: Fears grow over missing trade unionist

    A trade union leader who has been in the forefront of industrial action for more than a month against Sri Lanka’s main telecommunications provider has gone missing after court orders banning protests led by his union. The wife of M Sujeewa Mangala, the vice-president of the All Ceylon Telecommunication Employees’ Union, has lodged a complaint at a police…

    Green Left - Feb 07 14:49 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • Could restoring ancient water tanks help build peace in Sri Lanka?

    Could restoring ancient water tanks help build peace in Sri Lanka?

    Scarce resources can often lead to conflict and the risk is thought to be even greater in Sri Lanka. An analysis by the UN’s Environment Programme found that the “impacts of climate change can trigger pre-existing ethnic, nationalist, religious divisions” and that conflicts between communities can arise “when [they] cannot or must fight harder to meet their…

    Guardian - Feb 07 14:42 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • National Question and grievances faced by a minority

    National Question and grievances faced by a minority

    In a recent article in the Daily mirror of January 5, 2017, titled “Let’s make Sampanthan’s New Year wish come true, the writer refers to the fact that the Opposition Leader has pinned his hopes for a peaceful and prosperous country in 2017 on a resolution of the National Question. The writer poses the question, ‘What is the National Question’. He takes the…

    Daily Mirror - Jan 29 23:07 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • Sustained Concerns About Torture in Sri Lanka

    Sustained Concerns About Torture in Sri Lanka

    Torture remains a major problem in Sri Lanka. A new report from the UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment has reminded us of that. The report presents a grim picture of systematic torture and the concomitant impunity which continue to plague the island nation. The report also lays out a number of thoughtful…

    Diplomat - Jan 29 14:16 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • People on hunger strike demand info on Sri Lanka’s missing persons

    People on hunger strike demand info on Sri Lanka’s missing persons

    The hunger strike by the relatives of people who disappeared during Sri Lanka’s two-and-a-half- decade-long separatist war, entered its fourth day today, with condition of at least four women fast deteriorating, activists said. The people on the hunger strike that began on Monday in the northern town of Vavuniya are protesting against the lack of information on…

    PTI - Jan 26 18:18 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • Trump and May offer Sri Lanka window of opportunity to renegotiate UNHRC resolution: Former Ambassador

    Trump and May offer Sri Lanka window of opportunity to renegotiate UNHRC  resolution: Former Ambassador

    The views of US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May on matters of national security offer a “window of opportunity” to the Sri Lankan government to re-negotiate the September 2015 UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution on it, says Dr.Dayan Jayatilleka, former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the UN in Geneva and France. Jayatilleka warned…

    NIE - Jan 26 18:09 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • A storm in that ‘human rights action plan’ teacup

    A storm in that ‘human rights action plan’ teacup

    An unseemly and wholly unnecessary uproar arose this week over a proposed clause in Sri Lanka’s National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP, 2017-2021), which had apparently mentioned the need for a two-thirds majority in Parliament to pass a State of Emergency. Ministers loyal to President Maithripala Sirisena indulged in a frantic thumping of chests by insisting…

    Sunday Times - Jan 23 20:43 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • No Global Trade War Despite Rising Tensions: Sri Lanka Premier

    No Global Trade War Despite Rising Tensions: Sri Lanka Premier

    Tensions between the U.S. and China are unlikely to escalate into a global trade war, even as geopolitical friction intensifies across Asia, Sri Lanka’s prime minister said. Ranil Wickremesinghe said President-elect Donald Trump’s election pledge to bring back jobs and revive U.S. manufacturing has more to do with Mexico than with China. "I can’t see a…

    Bloomberg - Jan 19 18:35 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, China, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka Braces for Trouble Ahead

    Sri Lanka Braces for Trouble Ahead

    This year will bring more political infighting in Sri Lanka as former President Mahinda Rajapaksa tries to stir discontent ahead of local elections and constitutional reform. The disarray will continue to cause headaches for China, which invested in strategic and lucrative development projects in the country at a more placid time. Tamil nationalism will further…

    Stratfor - Jan 19 18:30 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • 'There is reason to hope' says Sri Lanka's foreign minister on reconciliation hopes after civil war

    \'There is reason to hope\' says Sri Lanka\'s foreign minister on reconciliation hopes after civil war

    Addressing the London-based think tank, Chatham House, Mangala Samaraweera, said the Indian Ocean island, once riven by a 26-year conflict ending in 2009 between separatist Tamil Tiger rebels and government forces, was now a "new Sri Lanka, united by its diversity"."We are confronting these problems on a daily basis and we know the reconciliation process has not…

    IBTimes - Jan 13 16:58 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: UK, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka’s Troubling Quest for Justice

    Sri Lanka’s Troubling Quest for Justice

    Though largely unreported internationally, Sri Lanka experienced a major political shake-up two years ago. In January 2015, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country’s hardline president, was defeated in his quest for an unprecedented third term. There were hopes the country was on the road to democratic and political reform. However, that journey has been, at best, a…

    Diplomat - Jan 13 16:54 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • UK exported 500 cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia in 1980s, admits MoD

    UK exported 500 cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia in 1980s, admits MoD

    Cluster bombs are designed to release dozens of smaller bombs over a wide area, but the smaller munitions do not always explode, posing a future risk to civilians. Amnesty International has previously accused the UK prime minister, Theresa May, of burying her head in the sand over the issue, given the “clear risk that UK weapons could be used to commit breaches…

    Guardian - Jan 11 21:30 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka should rethink immigration, diaspora policies: Hausmann

    Sri Lanka should rethink immigration, diaspora policies: Hausmann

    Sri Lanka should rethink its immigration, diaspora and product development policies so as to encourage more complexity in exports, economist Ricardo Hausmann of Harvard University said in Colombo on Monday. Immigrants and diaspora bring with them significant know-how and skills necessary for the setting up of new industries, a process which Sri Lanka could benefit…

    LBO - Jan 11 00:09 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • Chennai Lawyers To Challenge Sri Lanka At UN

    Several high-profile lawyers and leaders of Law Societies are meeting in Chennai tomorrow to join a motion challenging the Sri Lankan government at the United Nations. This motion will be filed with the UN Human Rights Committee stating that the 6th amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution is a violation of freedom of speech and conscience guaranteed in Articles 18…

    Sunday Leader - Jan 09 18:11 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

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