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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...

As UN Security Council Hears of Sri Lanka Report, Russia Objects, Ban Ki-moon to Moscow, Sacrifice for 2d Term?

"Just as Russia opposed any Council discussion of Sri Lanka during the final, bloody stages of the conflict in 2009, on April 18,...

Sri Lanka -Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

18 April 2011Question:  A couple of questions.  Number one, on this Sri Lankan report, this report is now available all over in Sri Lanka...

Who leaked UN report?

by Rajasingham JayadevanWhy ‘The Island’ newspaper best source to leak?The report was published with typographical errors causing embarrassment for the UN panel and the...

On Sri Lanka, UN Withholds Report Which Was Leaked “Shortly After” Gov’t Got it For Review by Adviser Nambiar

By Matthew Russell LeeUNITED NATIONS, April 18 -- Three full days after portions of the Sri Lanka war crimes report was leaked, presumptively by...

Sri Lanka’s conduct of war “serious challenge to International Order”

In an interview with Radio Australia, Gordon Weiss, a former UN spokesperson who accused Sri Lankan Government earlier of killing 10,000 to 40,000 Tamil...

TNA urges GoSL not to miss the opportunity to engage in equality process

R. Sampanthan, the parliamentary group leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), in his response to the leaked recommendations of the UN Panel, on...

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...

CH 4: ‘It will be very difficult for any of the great powers to ignore now what went on in Sri Lanka’

The former UN spokesman in Sri Lanka Gordon Weiss tells Channel 4 News that a leaked UN report into "credible allegations" of war crimes...

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...

Face UN censure taking Tamil people on your side – Mano Ganesan tells government

Government should face UN and international community taking the Tamil people on its side. Choosing the line of triumphalism based on the victory against...

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...

The leaked UN war crimes report: Key points and context

GroundviewsThe Island newspaper published today sections of what appears to be a large excerpt from the report of the UN Panel of Experts looking...

Boyle reacts to UN report: “Creating Tamil Eelam, the only remedy”

Reacting to the contents of the UN expert panel's report on Sri Lanka's war-crimes, Professor Boyle, expert in International Law, and Professor at the...

UN panel admits international failure in Vanni war, calls for investigations

"During the final stages of the war, the United Nations political organs and bodies failed to take actions that might have protected civilians," said...

Sri Lanka leader urges protests against UN report

COLOMBO (AFP) Sri Lanka's president has called for mass protests against a UN report which urged a probe into alleged war crimes committed during the...

Forced to seek protection from Russia, China: Gota

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday lashed out at the UN experts panel report on the conduct of the Sri Lanka government and armed forces...

In Sri Lanka, UN Allowed Sabotage of its Report, Which Chides Ban Ki-moon for Withholding Casualty Figures

By Matthew Russell LeeWASHINGTON -  When the UN gave a copy of its long delayed Panel of Experts' report on war crimes in Sri...

UN report: Govt. launches major counter-offensive

Teams to visit Non-Aligned countries; White paper to explain justification for use of force to end terrorismBy Our Diplomatic EditorSri Lanka will launch a...

Report of the UNSG’s panel of experts on accountability in Sri Lanka – Executive Summary

Allegations found credible by the UN PanelThe Panel’s determination of credible allegations reveals a very different version of the final stages of the war...

UN leak points to ‘crimes against humanity’ in Sri Lanka war

Saturday 16 April 2011A leaked United Nations report indicates "credible allegations" of Sri Lanka war crimes. Video first broadcast by Channel 4 News, showing...

US Urges Sri Lanka to “Use” in a “Process of Accountability” the UN Panel Report – Which Ban Ki-moon Still Withholds

By Matthew Russell LeeWASHINGTON DC, April 14 -- On Sri Lanka, the Obama administration would like the Mahinda Rajapaksa government to “use” the Panel...

Keep quiet and carry on

A crackdown precedes a new report on the end of the civil warSRI LANKA’S government has got its retaliation in first. On April 12th...

US Congressman GRIMM submitted new and strong resolution on Sri Lanka, focusing on human rights and US foreign policy.

H.Res.177 -Expressing support for internal rebuilding, resettlement, and reconciliation within Sri Lanka that are necessary to ensure a lasting peace. US Congressman GRIMM submitted...

Sri Lanka rejects secret UN war report as ‘flawed’

By Charles Haviland BBC News, ColomboThe Sri Lankan government has rejected a report commissioned by the UN on alleged human rights violations at the...

Unions alarmed over pension scheme

President to meet trade union representativesBy Yohan PereraAs several trade unions are gearing up to launch a protest against the proposed private sector pension...

UN leader under pressure over Sri Lanka war report

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is studying an expert report into thousands of deaths during Sri Lanka's 2009 military drive...

United Nations Report on Sri Lanka Conflict Must be Made Public, Says Amnesty International

 Amnesty International Media Release(Washington, D.C.) A United Nations (U.N.) report on accountability for war crimes committed in the Sri Lankan armed conflict must be...

Photos of the LTTE leaders killed after surrendering with white flags revealed

Photos of the dead bodies with gunshot wounds of LTTE political wing leader B.Nadesan and S. Pulithevan who were killed by the military after...
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Sri Lanka: Rule by Gazettes leads to impoverishment and insecurity – Basil Fernando

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Misleading news report claims UNESCO dismissed allegations of Sri Lanka deforestation – AFP

A media organisation in Sri Lanka has shared a claim that UNESCO denied any damage to the country's Sinharaja forest, following reports of deforestation. But...

Former LTTE cadre among 5 Tamils arrested by Sri Lanka terrorism division

Five Tamils, including one former LTTE cadre, were arrested by Sri Lanka’s Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) on Saturday morning. Four people in Jaffna were arrested...

Bar Association of Sri Lanka to resist any attempt to use Parliamentary Motion to withdraw any criminal action pending before a Court of Law.

Image: Political Victimization was handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on 08th December afternoon. Issuing a statement BASl says that it will firmly resist any...