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ITAK urges internationally supervised negotiations with GoSL

02 May 2011,Two veteran Ilangkai Thamizh Arasuk Kadchi (ITAK) politicians, C.V.K Sivagnanam and Mavai Senthirajah, on Sunday urged international supervision of a process that...

External forces trying to destabilize SL, says MR

02 May 2011 By Sandun A. JayaekeraPresident Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday charged that external forces were trying to destabilize Sri Lanka by throwing allegations of...

Tamil Nadu pressure over UN report

BY TN GopalanIndia is urged to mobilise international support for a war crimes tribunalPolitical parties in Tamil Nadu are seeking to mount pressure on...

Anti-Darusman patriotic yathra advances domestic political agenda of Rajapaksa siblings

The regime continues to castigate the Darusman Report as a pro-Tiger document and a Diaspora conspiracy. And yet the full Report contains ...

Govt urged to end talks with TNA

May 1, 2011, The Federation of National Organisations has requested the government to terminate its talks with the TNA, as the TNA had sided...

UNSG report prejudiced, says OPA

The Organization of Professional Associations (OPA) says that the UN Report of the Advisory panel of Experts on Sri Lanka commissioned by the UN...

Govt. stalls TNA request for power-sharing

Tamil group also demands detainees’ list, as media awaits joint statementBy Chris KamalendranThe Tamil National Alliance (TNA) met a team of government delegates on...

UNITE TO DEFEAT IMPERIALIST CONSPIRACY – LSSP

The LSSP calls upon the government to respond effectively and with dignity on the lines outlined here so that we can effectively defeat...

CPI (M): probe war crimes by Sri Lankan armed forces

Demonstrations in first week of May demanding detailed enquiryThe Communist Party of India (Marxist) will organise demonstrations in major cities of the State, demanding...

UN report: Lanka officials ‘can be arrested’ –

Senior Sri Lanka officials may be arrested and tried abroad as a result of the UN expert panel report on Sri Lanka, a legal...

Diplomats, NGO talk on report

30 April 2011 Diplomats, representatives of diplomatic missions and Non-Governmental Organization representatives in Colombo met at the United States Ambassador’s residence to discuss the...

China Urges International Community Not to Complicate Sri Lanka Issue

   2011-04-30 17:33:42 China said Saturday that it believes the Sri Lankan government and people will handle properly problems conerning its civil war and...

Nationalistic fury is good for the government, terrible for Sri Lanka – THE ECONOMIST

IN RECENT years the default mode for Sri Lankan diplomats has been a posture of affronted national dignity beneath a mask of outraged, sanctimonious...

Erik Solheim speaks on the panel report

‘Solheim transforms from peace facilitator to facilitator of war crimes indictment escape’ - Tamil Net  Friday, 29 April 2011,Norway’s former peace facilitator to the...

WHO ARE THE MEMBERS OF THE ADVISORY PANEL OF THE UNITED NATIONS?

In the wake of grossly misleading reports in the national media as to who the members of the Advisory Panel of the United Nations,...

War Crimes Accountability In Sri Lanka: Is There A Liberal Democratic Alternative To International Action?

"It seems therefore that sound strategy would oblige the democratic opposition, Tamil political parties and civil society in Sri Lanka to regain lost...

Wall Street Journal calls on ‘leaders abroad to tread carefully’ on SG’s Panel report on Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is at a critical moment as it emerges from a decades-long war and rebuilds its politics and economy. There are worrying...

Accountability needed before lasting reconciliation possible – UK

28 April 2011.Britain Wednesday welcomed the UN Panel of Experts report on the war crimes in Sri Lanka’s war and expressed support for UN...

Colombo’s crimes grotesque – The Times

28 April 2011.The Times newspaper (London) said Wednesday that the UN expert panel’s report on Sri Lanka’s war crimes confirms the newspaper’s reporting in...

New evidence leads to war crime committed on LTTE’s Col Ramesh

TamilNet,27 April 2011, The wife of slain Batticaloa Commander of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), on Thursday verified that the dead body...

A Second Chance to Confront War Crimes in Sri Lanka

By Armin RosenApr 28 2011, The world failed to stop the government's killing of thousands of civilians in the civil war that ended in...

G.L says no protests

28 April 2011The Government’s has no intention to create any “mass protests” and agitation relating to the Darusman Report, Minister of External Affairs Prof....

UN report:India should exert diplomatic pressure on Lanka:CPIM

'The Indian government must act. It should exert diplomatic pressure on the Sri Lankan government and ensure action in this matter, PTI |...

Those responsible for Lanka war crimes must face action: DMK

The DMK, a key ally of Congress-led UPA at the Centre, on Wednesday appealed to the Union government to make all efforts to ensure...

GOSL response to panel report

PRESS RELEASEThe Government of Sri Lanka refers to the release by the UN Secretary-General of the “Darusman Report” on accountability in Sri Lanka.  The...

A lasting political solution through power sharing

by M A Sumanthiran(text of SJV Chelvanayakam Memorial lecture 2011)I consider it a great honour to have been asked to deliver the Thanthai Chelva...

UN must act now on Sri Lanka war crimes report – Amnesty International

26 April 2011The report, which was made public today, concluded that tens of thousands of civilians were killed in northern Sri Lanka from January...

India ready to engage Lanka on UN report

Apr 27, 2011,NEW DELHI: Reacting to the report by a UNSG-appointed panel of experts, which has accused Colombo of committing war crimes, India said...

UN feared for staff amid Sri Lanka conflict: Ban

Tue Apr 26, UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The United Nations feared for its staff in Sri Lanka as government troops crushed a Tamil separatist...

Sri Lanka: No-inquiry zone

Truth and accountability are not divisible, and a single failure of international justice is also a collective oneWhen Richard Goldstone, the judge who headed...
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