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In Geneva, rather than demonstrating diplomatic skill, finesse, grace and maturity, we made a spectacle of ourselves. – Mangala Samaraweera 

During the past few weeks, I have been watching the many headlines, debates, misinformation, misrepresentation of facts as well as self-congratulatory statements by some...

Minster Samaraweera insists Geneva Ambassador was only following instructions at HRC 40

Image: Sri Lanka Ambassador to Geneva A.L.A. Azeez speaking at HRc 40. Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera says Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Geneva A.L.A. Azeez had only...

Sri Lanka Ambassador to Geneva cosponsored UNHRC resolution without consulting FM or him – Sirisena

Image: Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative in Geneva Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez . President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday stressed that he would not implement any decisions that would violate...

Sri Lankan official misrepresents discussion of UN human rights report — Bachelet

GENEVA (27 March 2019) — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet said Wednesday that a newspaper article quoting a senior Sri Lankan...

Lanka preserved its sovereignty by rejecting proposal for OHCHR country office: PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka’s non-compliance later had forced the UN rights body resolutions. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that Sri Lanka preserved its sovereignty by not...

UNHRC Resolution 40/1 seriously falls short of required action – GTF

Image: Section of the war victims campaigned against another resolution on Sri Lanka ( Tweeter photo) The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) acknowledges the passing of...

Strengthened national institutions required to fulfill UNHRC commitments – NPC

Image: Sandaya Ekneligoda has been fighting for justice for years , but national institutions has not been able to bring the killers her husband...

HRC 40: ICJ rejects Sri Lanka’s call for a purely domestic mechanism and insists the need of foreign judges.

Image: File photo of alt-Sinahala nationalist demo against international involvement  in a justice mechanism. (20/03/ 2019 Geneva) The ICJ today called at the UN for...

Pressing for time bound benchmarks in accountability is bound for failure, Sri Lanka tells HRC 40

Image: Sri Lanka delegation at HRC 40. The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva. Human Rights Council, 40th...

Mangala Samaaweera responds to Rajapaksa re HRC 40: What Mahinda says is false!

By Mangala Samaraweera. In his statement, as usual aimed at hoodwinking the masses, he assumes a commanding and almost martial tone. Packing it with misinformation...

UNHRC Resolution, Guided by India, to Give Breather to Sri Lankan Government

New Delhi: India’s desire to give some breathing space to Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe found a sympathetic ear in the international community. His...
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