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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Where’s the Goldstone report into Sri Lanka, Congo, Darfur – or Britain?

The Arab spring proves that Israel is not even the biggest issue in the Middle East – yet it gets all the attentionIf you...

JVP undergrads call on UN to help restore democracy in SL

By Shamindra FerdinandoIn the run-up to the imminent release of a controversial UN report on alleged ‘war crimes’ committed during Eelam War IV, particularly...
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Sri Lanka Govt takes over chairmanships of 3 parliamentary committees, previously held by the opposition

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Constitution-making – here we go again! – Sakuntala Kadiragamer

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