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Another new ‘commission’ promises no relief to victims – Kishali Pinto Jayawardene

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“Shame on you, Mahinda, Shame!!!”. – FM Samaraweera responds to Rajapaksa.

Image: Samaraweera speaking at a side event during the HRC 34 ©s.deshapriya. By Maangala Samaeaweera. Response to Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Media Release of 13 March 2017. On...

Sri Lanka Minister says CTF SL report fulfills LTTE’s needs

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US-Sri Lanka joint resolution: Government nearing Accountability stage

(Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera speaking at yesterday’s press conference. Picture by Wimal Karunathilake) Talks progressing on type of mechanism; Of the type all stakeholders...

New Sri Lanka Constitution in 2017: PM

A new constitution will be enacted in 2017 when Sri Lanka completes 70 years since the setting up of the legislature, Prime Minister Ranil...

Sri Lanka: Draft RTI Act Will Be One Of the Best In the World

Issuing a Advocate Letter  ARTICLE 19 says that Right to Information Act put forward by the cabinet of Sri Lanka, which if passed as is,...

Muslims Will be an Integral Part of the Truth, Justice, Reparations and Non-recurrence Process – Minister Samaraweera

Muslims will be an integral part of the truth, justice, reparations and non-recurrence process and  Muslims’ grievances and concerns will be a part of...

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The Full report is here as a PDF.Paranaggama Commission report Here is what the report mention as possible war crimes: It is clear to the Commission...

Sri Lanka Troops Committed War Crimes: Rajapaksa’s Panel (Paranagama Commission)

(Justice Maxell Paranagama ) ECONOMYNEXT - The war crimes investigation set up by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has made startling revelations that senior military commanders...

Sri Lanka: Missing Persons Commission To Be Abolished

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Sri Lanka: Alleged War Crimes; Govt. to Defend Troops

The Government will hire counsel and pay legal costs to military personnel who may face charges of war crimes. The assurance has been given...

Resolution on Sri Lanka is a key U.S. outcome at the UN Human Rights Council 30th Session

( American Ambassador to UNHRC at the Sri Lanka informal meeting) The United States Department of State noted that the resolution on Sri Lanka is...

Sri Lanka: UN Resolution Could Advance Justice – HRW

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JVP for Credible Domestic Inquiry

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Sri Lanka Escapes ‘External” War Crimes Probe

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka Thursday escaped a "hybrid" war crimes investigation involving foreign judges and prosecutors as the United States tabled a watered down...

Sri Lanka Rejects International War Crimes Probe

(Sri Lanka's prime minister on Tuesday (Sep 22) rejected a UN call for international involvement in an investigation into alleged war crimes.-  Photo: AFP/Prakash...

US Backed Resolution (Draft) at HRC 30: Sri Lanka Takes Critical Stand

( The core group which presented the Sri Lanka resolution to the HRC  in March 2014 at the head table today © s.deshapriya) Head of...

SRI LANKA 2015 – AFTER THE REGIME CHANGE; GOVERNANCE, ACCOUNTABILITY & RECONCILIATION

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158 Handed Over to the Army: Missing, Missing, Missing for 25 Years ….

By Dr T Jayasingam, (Officer in charge of the Vantharumoolai refugee camp, 1990). Many may not know that when September 5, 2015 dawns it will...

Missing Persons Commission: Second Interim Report to MS on Friday

( Waiting for justice: Family members of missing Tamils speaking at a UNHRC side event) The second interim report of the Presidential Commission to Inquire...

People Abducted by the Navy: Have They Been Killed or Hidden?

  Law enforcement bodies, such as Army, Navy, Police and the CID (Criminal Investigations Department) are supposed to protect the country from any kind of...

Anti Muslim Sentiment in Sri Lanka: Hate Incidents – January to April 2015

Overview. The outcome of the presidential election of January 2015 created expectations of change, hope and reform among considerable sections of Sri Lankan society. For...

Sri Lanka Says War Crimes Probe Delayed by Elections

AFP. Sri Lanka's proposed war crimes investigation has been delayed by several months until September as the government focuses on impending parliamentary elections, Foreign Minister...

Navy Commander Karannagoda Aware of ‘Navy Abductions’

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Two Additional Commissioners for Commission Investigating Cases of Missing Persons

Two additional commissioners will be appointed to the Presidential Commission Investigating Cases of Missing Persons (PCICMP) in Sri Lanka to conduct investigations and prepare...

SriLanka: Internal Mechanism Only in September

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