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Jaya demands war crimes trial of Rajapaksa

PTI, CHENNAI:AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa on Friday demanded that the government take 'immediate steps' to make Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa stand trial for alleged...

Sri Lanka: Cry From The Graves? – Analysis

April 22, 2011/By SivanendranThe end of the three decade old civil war that pitted the government against the LTTE and divided the population created...

UN Panel Report on final battle in Sri Lanka

: Acid Test for UN and International Community to Act Decisivelyby Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah(April 21, Toronto, Sri Lanka Guardian) In the light of the...

Petitions, complaints, warnings from Sri Lanka ahead of UN war crimes report

Sri Lanka’s government has launched a petition campaign against the UN making public an expert panel’s report on war crimes committed during the final...

By V SureshWill a UN report lie? Will an Expert Panel specially set up by the UN Secretary General to examine allegations of war...

The three stooges of Ban-Ki-moon and character certificate by the Tamil National Alliance

By S.L. GunasekaraIF Mahinda Rajapaksa had heeded the ‘demands’ (couched as requests) made by Moon, Clinton, Miliband and Kouchner etc and declared a ceasefire...

Act with restraint in responding to UN SG advisory panel report – Friday Forum

Former Ambassador Jayantha Dhanapala on behalf of 'Friday Forum', a collective of concerned citizens calls upon all parties to act with restraint in responding...

SLFP expresses disapproval of penal report

Suraj A BandaraSri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) expressed its disapproval on the allegations made against the Government in the three-member experts panel report of...

Debating numbers, killing lives: UN and Government differences emerge

The Island newspaper continues to publish leaks from the report produced by the Panel appointed by the UN Secretary General to look into post-war...

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...

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...

UN Report Was Ready March 31 But Was Delayed for Sri Lanka, Kohona Says Don’t Release, Silva Lobbies

By Matthew Russell LeeUNITED NATIONS, April 19 -- The scanned portion of the UN Panel of Experts report on Sri Lanka war crimes leaked,...

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...

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...

Appeal to reconstitute a fuller APRC for serious political response on Ban’s panel report

  The handing over on 12 April, 2011, of the report on presumptive war crimes in Sri Lanka during the last phase of the...

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...

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...

United stand required if Moon report infringes on Lanka’s sovereignty – UNP

by Zacki JabbarA united stand was required if the UN report, on the conduct of Sri Lanka’s security forces during the war against the...

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...
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