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Sri Lanka Sent a Technical Team to South Africa to Study TRC Process

( Former South African President Nelson Mendela face reflected in a mirror, 2011; image The Hindu)) A technical team has been sent to South Africa...

Sri Lanka and the Politics of Justice – Mark Salter

(JVP general secretary Tilwin Silva speaking at seminar on Geneva resolution:Resolution poses a danger) Truth and reconciliation is a project which inevitably needs to balance...

“TNA will Accept Domestic Investigation if it has International Participation”- M. A. Sumanthiran

By P.K.Balachandran. The US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia, Nisha Biswal, has said that the US will be moving a resolution on human...

Truth And Reconciliation Needs Amnesty – NPC

The issue of what happened in the last phase of the war, and accountability for human rights violations and war crimes that are alleged...

South Africa Vice President Ramaphosa Due in Colombo for Reconciliation talks

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is due to visit Colombo next month, the country’s High Commissioner Geoff Diodge. Key on the discussions with the...

Rajapaksa Agrees to 12 NFF Demands: Drop SA Mediation and 13 A Negotiations

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has promised to implement 12 proposals presented by National Freedom Front (NFF), led by Wimal Weerawansa, reports Asian Mirror. 'The 12 proposals...

Cyril Ramaphosa : What’s he doing out here, in Sri Lanka?

TRC South Africa based on truthRanga Jayasuriya Not usually, does the second in command of a regional power, flanked by a presidential delegation, fly thousands...

Ramaphosa returns home form Sri Lanka mission disappointed?

The South African Peace Envoy and that country's Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, who was here on the much publicized visit, returned home after talks...

Sri Lanka:Ramposha’s Visit Only For Discussions – Minister Wimal Weerawansa

The National Freedom Front (NFF) is opposing any kind of foreign mediation on the national issue. However, the NFF did not consider the visit...

Sri Lanka: Ramaphosa visit: What’s really happening?

Cyril RamaphosaEditorial, The Sunday TimesThe visit of the Acting President of South African is shrouded in mystery; and the more the Government...

TNA willing to cooperate with South Africa – Suresh Premachandran

Suresh PremachandranThe TNA claimed that foreign delegates including the South African special envoy Cyril Ramaphosa who visited Sri Lanka recently have met the TNA...

“We Are Only Sharing South Africa’s Experiences” – Deputy FM Neomal Perera

Neomal PereraCertain groups within the government including the National Freedom Front (NFF) are strongly opposing South African mediation in Sri Lanka. However, the government...

Ramphosa assured TNA that South African involvment would be complementary to Indian and Western initiatives

Ramphosa in JaffnaWigneswaran briefs Tamil journalists on meeting South African Envoy RamaphosaA South African delegation, comprising South Africa's Special Envoy to Sri Lanka and...

TNA Will Be The First Party To Meet Cyril Ramaphosa

The Tamil National Alliance will be the first party  to meet Cyril Ramaphosa,  South African envoy to Sri Lanka who will be visiting Colombo...

Reveal the truth; JHU, NFF ask why Ramaphosa is in Sri Lanka; who invited him?

RamaphosaTwo main constituent parties of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Government, the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) and the National Freedom Front (NFF), who...

Sri Lanka’s national interests lie in cooperation not confrontation with UNHRC probe

Cyril RamaphosaJehan PereraIt cannot be coincidental that hardly two weeks after the UN Human Rights Commissioner named the team that would investigate past human...

Sri Lanka: Nationalist partner of Rajapaksa coalition threatened to leave over South Africa mediation

It is a Rajapaksa initiative ‘S. African mediation will make NFF leave UPFA’- Wimal warns govt:Having presented a set of proposals reforms to President...

Sinhala nationalists oppose South African facilitation: Another foolish act

NishanthaThe government ally Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has emphasised that the decision to bring in South Africa as a mediator for talks with the...

South African initiative, an opportunity for govt. to restore its credibility

Jehan PereraThe government’s inability or unwillingness to provide the international community with the quantum of evidence required to ban the 16 Tamil Diaspora groups...

South Africa’s envoy lies about meeting with Colombo-based diplomats amid secrecy and delay in Ramaphosa mission

Geoff DoidgeHowever, High Commissioner Doidge claimed that no such meeting had taken place and dodged questions posed to him by the Sunday Times. “We...

Ban Ki Moon urges Sri Lanka to ensure accountability for sexual violence crimes through the proposed TRC

''In the context of dialogue on the establishment of a comprehensive truth and reconciliation commission, I urge the Government of Sri Lanka to...

The South African initiative would probably take shape only after Ramphosa’s visit to Colombo

Cyril Ramaphosa''The South African initiative would probably take shape only after Ramphosa’s visit to Colombo next month. So it is too early to...

Pros and Cons of South African TRC initiative in Sri Lanka: A long way to go

Zuma and Rajapaksha ( Photo:SA Govt)South Africa mediation offers way out for Govt - Sunday Times Political Editor Whilst Sri Lankans were observing the...

TNA to support South African facilitated process on reconciliation

Ciril RamphosaThe Tamil National Alliance (TNA) that recently engaged in a visit to South Africa has said the party will back a process facilitated...

Yasmin Sooka: If panel of experts are banned from visiting Sri Lanka..

Yasmin at UNHRC side event ( photo: Deshapriya S)''It is never too late for reconciliation initiatives in any country. However, reconciliation cannot be...

Sri Lanka: Second US Senate resolution calls for S. African style mechanism

In the wake of a group of US Senators calling for the establishment of an independent international accountability mechanism to investigate wartime atrocities as...

TRC initiative: Doubts over Sri Lanka’s reconciliation efforts

A Sri Lankan mother holds her child in a village Jaffna peninsula, 22 June 2006.Amid rising pressure on Sri Lanka to address allegations of...

Sri Lanka Mulls SAfrican-Model Truth Commission

KRISHAN FRANCIS/ Associated PressSri Lanka's government said Wednesday that it was considering a process similar to South Africa's post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission to...

“LLRC Plus” Is Only Viable Option To Overcome Mounting International Pressure

Jehan Perera The government has been trying to convince itself and the general population that its position will prevail at the forthcoming session...

Sri Lanka: The Road from Geneva

Darisha Bastiansthe Government is with UNHRC Sessions in March, staving off an international war crimes inquiry may prove the least of its troubles. Having...
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Presidential Commission recommends punishing opposition politicians including Ranil, Samapathan, AKD, Mangala, Patali and Jayamapathi.

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Sri Lanka: UN Rights Commissioner recommends asset freezes & travel ban for alleged war criminals

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

Image: the tasks encompassed within its mandate have already been performed by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC, 2011) The recent appointment by President...