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Sri Lanka: I have a list of people to be hanged – Rajapaksa rep Weerasekara

Rtd Admiral Sarath Weerasekara who attened the UNHRC 34th session representing former president Rajapkasa led Joint Opposition (JO) says that he has a list...

OHCHR plans to send 6 missions of 14 days each to Sri Lanka in coming two years.

Image: Palais Wilson, OHCHR office in Geneva. ©s.deshapriya. Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) during  the coming two years will send six...

Video: Govt has to take the Geneva massage to the people – Dr. Nimalka Fernando

Attending the 34th session of the UNHRC, which was concluded on last Friday the 24th March, was  a great excitement because of the participation...

HRC resolution: “Participation’ of foreign and Commonwealth judges” is not a hybrid court, says Sri Lanka

Image: Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Harasha de Silva speaking at UNHRC 34. Sri Lanka Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Harasha de Silva has told state...

Video: Widows of war in Sri Lanka; UN condemns Sri Lanka over war probe

According to the UN, as many as 40,000 Tamil civilians may have died in the last few months of the fighting According to the...

We had hoped to see greater & more sustained progress over the past 18 months in Sri Lanka – USA

Image: William J. Mozdzierz  speaking at HRC 34. Statement of the United States of America as delivered by William J. Mozdzierz at the in  interactive...

Sri Lanka: Continuing unwillingness to address impunity reinforces the need for a hybrid court – Zeid

Image: A group of Sri Lankan HRDs attending HRC 34 ©s.deshapriya. The Council then held an interactive dialogue on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights...

HRC must impress Sri Lanka to realize transitional justice within next two years – Saravanamuttu

Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu. Oral Statement delivered by Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu  at the Interactive Dialogue with High Commissioner on Report on Sri Lanka. I appear before you...

No country’s HR record is perfect. It is always work-in-progress- Sri Lanka’s Deputy FM

Speaking at the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council following the presentation of the Report of the Office of the United Nations...

HRC 34: Resolution on Sri Lanka, sponsored by 13 countries, submitted

Resolution 34/1 on Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka has been submitted to the Human Rights Council and now available at...

The credibility of the UNHRC has been put at stake by Sri Lanka; strong response needed.

“Ezhuga Tamizh” (Tamils Arise) march at Jaffna; Image by Tamil Guardian. Joint Appeal by Tamil Civil Society Organisations, Political Parties and Trade Unions. When Resolution 30/1...

Sri Lanka: Setting unrealistic expectations re accountability could ultimately prove counterproductive

Image: UNHRC at night ©s.deshapriya. Taylor Dibbert. Sri Lanka’s compliance with an October 2015 UN Human Rights Council resolution is being hotly debated at the Council’s...

HRC 34: Sri Lanka resolution draft calls for High Commissioner to assess progress for two more years

Image: Flags of member countries of the UN in front of the Palais des Nations. ©s.deshapriya First draft of the resolution to be submitted to...

Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka (Full text)

Image: Sri Lanka flag at the entrance to   Palais des Nations, UNHRC head offcie in Geneva. Summary The present report assesses the progress made in the...

Sri Lanka likely to get two year extension to implement UNHRC resolution 30/1

Image: Sri Lanka flag at the UNHRC, Geneva. ©s.deshapriya. Informed souses in Geneva says that Sri Lanka will get two year extension to implement the...

HRC 34: US says Sri Lanka is a success story for UNHRC

Making a short statement at the34 session of the UNHRC Erin M. Barclay, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State said " when the Council functions...

Tamils want Sri Lanka to fulfill promises to UN rights body

Image: Sumanthiran speaking to FCA, Sri Lanka ( Photo credit:FCA facebook) By bharatha mallawarachi, associated press. Sri Lanka's main ethnic Tamil party has said the government...

UK says Sri Lanka should be given more time to implement HRC resolution 30/1

Image: Minister Samaraweera meets Minister for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Alok Sharma. Making his statement at the high level segment...

Key elements for a follow-up resolution on Sri Lanka – HRW

Image: The screen shot of voting at UNHRC on Sri Lanka resolution, 2012. To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human...

Three Tamil parties Including CM oppose giving more time to Sri Lanka to address accountability.

Image: Suresh Premachandran. EPRLF leader and former Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandra  hs said that that all members parties in the TNA do not support the government’s...

HRC 34: UK in discussion with Sri Lanka to move a new resolution

Image:A Sri Lanka mother who's son was abducted in Colombo in 2010 taks a rest  in front of UNHRC Geneva office after attending a...
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