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    By V Suresh Will a UN report lie? Will an Expert Panel specially set up by the UN Secretary General to examine allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity be biased, partisan, project half truths and deliberately malign a state? The questions may be startling to many of us; but to the Government of […]

  • SLFP expresses disapproval of penal report

    Suraj A Bandara Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) expressed its disapproval on the allegations made against the Government in the three-member experts panel report of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on civilian casualties during the last stages of the humanitarian offensive against the LTTE. SLFP General Secretary Minister Susil Premajayantha rejected the findings of the […]

  • New university entrants to undergo leadership training at military camps

    by Dasun Edirisinghe Students who qualify for university education will have to undergo leadership training at a military establishment, Higher Education Ministry Secretary Dr. Sunil Jayaratne said. The new scheme would come into effect from May 23 for the next academic year and it would be compulsory for all students, he said. The training programme […]

  • USA, UK behind KI-MOON’S terror panel against Lanka, says JHU

    The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) said that the report compiled by the panel of experts appointed by the UN Secretary General, is his personal diplomatic terrorist operation. The JHU expressed this view at a media briefing convened yesterday. “The opinions voiced against Sri Lanka were defeated at the United Nations General Assembly. At such a […]

  • Members of the UN Expert Panel were bribed – SL minister

    The report on Sri Lanka which was submitted by the UN Expert Panel appointed by the General Secretary Ban Ki Moon was prepared under the influence of bribes by LTTE sympathizers according to the National Freedom Front Leader, Minister Wimal Weerawansa.  He claimed that according to information that has been received, the LTTE supporting Tamil […]

  • Theatre of the absurd that passes for governance in Sri Lanka

    Finally, who ever has heard of Rain, the South Korean songster who takes precedence over our great leader in the Time Poll of the 100 most influential personalities in the world? An official government release on this stresses that the president is the leading politician in the poll. Now at number 2, he has seen […]

  • Implement panel recommendations:UNP

    The UNP said today that the government should turn the UN report into a  favorable one by implementing some of the recommendations made by the panel  in their report. UNP Deputy Chairman Lakshman Kiriella told a news conference today that  the government should follow Israel which adopted a similar approach when  they were charged of […]

  • TGTE to Counter Sri Lanka’s Anti-UN Activities

    Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) announced that it will take steps to counter Sri Lankan government’s plans to organize several activities against the UN Panel Report on Sri Lanka. TGTE will create an Expert Panel to counter Sri Lanka’s anti-UN report and will meet different governments to counter Sri Lanka’s propaganda against UN report. […]

  • Report Finds Sri Lanka Attacked Civilians – NYT

    By LYDIA POLGREEN  A United Nations panel investigating allegations of war crimes by Sri Lankan troops at the end of the bloody battle against Tamil rebels in May 2009 found credible evidence that government soldiers made civilians a target, shelled hospitals and attacked aid workers, according to an unauthorized copy of the panel’s report. Sri […]

  • Interpreting War Crimes

    “On that basis, the UN report may be important to global level investors in the issues of racial equality and war crimes which are naturally connected in the case of Sri Lanka. It is the duty of such Global participants to ensure that it does not cause further damage to the little that is left […]

  • Who leaked UN report?

    by Rajasingham Jayadevan Why ‘The Island’ newspaper best source to leak? The report was published with typographical errors causing embarrassment for the UN panel and the UN media Inner City Press has highlighted these errors in its news. Some of them are so material, distorting the very meaning of the comments. In a country where […]

  • Sri Lankan Tamil party hails UN war crimes report

    Sri Lanka’s main Tamil political party on Monday hailed a leaked UN report which called for an international war crimes probe into the island’s political and military leadership. The moderate Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said the report, commissioned by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, amounted to “irrefutable confirmation” of atrocities during the final stages of […]

  • Country needs genuine democracy to defeat imperialist agenda – JVP

    The report of the ‘Panel of Experts’ of the Secretary General is an attempt to intervene in internal affairs of Sri Lanka for various political interests states the JVP and emphasizes that the imperialist intervention against Sri Lanka should be defeated. In a communiqué issued by its Political Bureau the JVP further states the anti-social […]

  • UN Panel gives Colombo a lesson on “Theory of Justice”

    The three-member UN panel rejected Sri Lanka’s two-pronged notion of accountability that focussed on the responsibility of past Governments and of the LTTE, saying that the approach “does not envisage a serious examination of the Government’s decisions and conduct in prosecuting the final stages of the war or the aftermath, nor of the violations of […]

  • The leaked UN war crimes report: Key points and context

    Groundviews The Island newspaper published today sections of what appears to be a large excerpt from the report of the UN Panel of Experts looking into allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sri Lanka. Inner City Press followed up with a report suggesting that the text was authentic, and that the UN […]

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