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Monthly Archives: January, 2014

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Dr. Veerakanthipillai Shanmugarajah’s Affidavit on conditions in the Vanni

Dr. Veerakanthipillai Shanmugarajah,refugee Medical Superintendent , Mullaitivu General Hospital, being a Hindu, honestly , sincerely and solemnly swear and MAKE OATH as follows:1. I ...

US envoy to visit north Sri Lanka over war crimes

A top US diplomat will visit Sri Lanka’s war-ravaged north on Wednesday to hold talks with local officials over alleged war crimes during the...

Sri Lanka chambers ask for probe on official statistics

Economic downturn   Sri Lanka’s key business chambers have called for a probe on official statistics following reports on how an official was allegedly asked...

Facing the challenge of single-issue international agenda

Jehan PereraStephen J. Rapp, Ambassador-at-Large of the Office of Global Criminal Justice of the United States will be in Sri Lanka this week. ...

Child abuse at the Vavuniya children’s home: The government’s inaction

  Womens Action Network  In October 2013 Kalyana Tissa Thero of the Seth Sevana Lama Nivasa of Attambagaskanda, Vavuniya was arrested for sexually...

Sri Lanka: 26 victims exhumed, mass grave reveals torture, executions at standing position

Thirukkeatheesvaram mass grave Some of the victims slain in the mass grave at Thirukkeathessvaram in Mannaar have been shot after being ordered to stand...

Sri Lanka expects pressure at UNHRC session, enlightens member states on post-conflict developments

Jan 05, Colombo: Anticipating a serious challenge from the international community at the upcoming United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session in Geneva, the...

The Bubble

Tisaranee Gunasekara“All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned…”. - Marx and Engles (The Communist Manifesto)  Once upon a...

How public services media in Sri Lanka controlled by ruling politicians: Head, SLRC, appointed and dismissed by the minister

Samaranayaka was appointed by the same minster Minister forced me to resign  - SLRC Head   Former Chairman of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation...

Alarm bells in Geneva: Govt. in hyperactive mode

Indications of tough new resolution on accountability and related issues, Pillay to submit 10,000-word report US war crimes ambassador coming here,...

US Ambassador-at-Large, Office of Global Criminal Justice, Stephen J. Rapp travel to Sri Lanka

Stephen J. Rapp Ambassador-at-Large, Office of Global Criminal Justice, Stephen J. Rapp will travel to Sri Lanka, January 6–11, 2014. This is...

Bribery Chief should step down – Ceylon Today

Jagath Balapatabandi Bribery and corruption are as old as civilization itself. The propensity for deceit, duplicity and fraud that exists in the ordinary mind...

Concerns over bail for monk accused for sexul abuse of children

Concerns have been raised after a Buddhist monk in Vavuniya was granted bail in a sexual abuse case after the Attorney General’s department said...

Sri Lanka: Heading towards a ‘third warning’ from Geneva

ManekshawThe Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has officially rebuked the call made by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Parliament last week to participate at the Parliamentary...

Three Churches in Hikkaduwa and Angunukolapalassa Under Attack on Christmas Eve.

As the world prepared to celebrate Christmas on the 24th evening, three churches in the South of Sri Lanka were attacked by mobs.The pastor...

Colombo has annulled ‘arrest warrant’ says Sitsabeisan

“Sri Lankan authorities have confirmed that their previous claims of an arrest warrant in my name does not exist and I now look forward...

Canadian NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan held by ‘terrorism’ investigators in Sri Lanka: Report

Rathika SitsabaiesanDavid Akin   OTTAWA -- Military officers in Sri Lanka apparently placed an NDP MP visiting the Indian Ocean island under house arrest Tuesday,...

What is the transparent inquiry they are talking about? – President Rajapaksha

Add captionOne of the main cries of the international community is that of allegations of war crimes against the Lankan forces and...

SriLanka immigration officials ‘investigate’ Canadian Tamil MP in Jaffna

Following the interrogation on Tuesday by the Sri Lankan Terrorist Investigation Department, who placed the visiting Eezham Tamil parliamentarian from Canada, Ms Rathika Sitsabaiesan,...

Sri Lanka: Tamil Journo Deported by SL Denies Visa Violation Charge

Express News Service - CHENNAI Maha Tamil Prabhakaran, a journalist, who was deported from Sri Lanka to India, after he was detained on charges...

‘Bribery Chief received kickbacks’- Petition handed over .

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today handed over a complaint against the Chief of the Bribery Commission, Jagath De Silva Balapatabendi to the Bribery...
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Sri Lanka: Persistent denial of the right to internal self-determination entitle a People to external self-determination. -TNA

Writing to Experts Committee to Draft a new Constitution for Sri Lanka the Tamil National Alliance says that  "the failure to offer a meaningful...
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HRC 46: International HR organisations call for international action & protection of HRDs in Sri Lanka

Image: Nada Al-Nashif, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights making concluding remarks at the ID on Sri Lanka report. Making interventions at the interactive dialogue at...

LTTE atrocities and the report of the OHCHR investigation on Sri Lanka

Many reports of the United Nations and International Human Rights organisations such as Human Rights Watch have documented human rights violations by LTTE for...

The End of an Era of Extremism in Sri Lanka –  Victor Ivan

Image: Every leader commencing from Anagarika Dharmapala up to Gotabhaya who had led the country along this path have disrupted the country and carried...