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The US failure to shut down the Guantanamo camp is an example of the struggle against terrorism failing to uphold human rights

Human Rights Council 23rd Session;  Opening Statement by  High Commissioner Ms. Navi Pillay Mr. President,Distinguished Members of the Human Rights Council, Excellencies and colleagues,           ...

State sovereignty Vs External interference in relation to foreign funding for NGOs

Maina Kiai: Where domestic funding is scarce or unduly restricted, it is critical for associations to be free to rely on foreign assistance in...

Assault on dissent thrives in Sri Lanka’s climate of impunity: Amnesty International

Four years have passed since the end of the armed conflict in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan authorities continue to deny mounting evidence of crimes...

Reconciliation, Rights & Freedom: Four years after the end of war in Sri Lanka

Jaffna: Tamils coming out form a Hindu Kovil ( Photo IB Times)Ruki Fernando  It is now 4 years after the end of the war....

Russia to donate eight helicopters to SL .

Russia announced that it has taken steps to provide eight large helicopters to Sri Lanka as a total donation; the Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister...

Govt. willing to probe Channel 4 allegations

The Ministry of External Affairs said yesterday the Sri Lankan Government is willing to probe war crime allegations made by Channel 4 in the...

Most countries who voted for US sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the UNHRC did so with other intentions – SriLanka FM

External Affairs Minister Professor G.L Peiris says Sri Lanka is being used as a stage by some countries to gain the support of the...

Implementation Progress of the UN Resolution On Sri Lanka, A/HRC/22/L.1/Rev.13

Sri Lanka Monthly Briefing Note | Issue No 01 – 1 May 2013Period covered:  22 March 2013 – 31 April 2013 Summary: On 21st...

Canada attacks ‘evil’ of Sri Lanka hosting Commonwealth summit

John Baird, Canada's foreign minister, said he was stunned that Colombo was not facing censure for its behaviour. Photograph: Alex ...

Troubled New Year Begins in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Apr 24 2013 (IPS) - The eve of the much anticipated Sinhala and Tamil New Year, celebrated across the island of Sri Lanka in...

Sri Lanka: Alistair Burt says GoSL has refused to invite UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression

Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East, Labour)To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the BBC World...

Geneva resolution responsible for genocidal militarisation of Tamil country – Tamil Net

The March resolution at UNHRC in Geneva, designed by the USA and watered down by India, is directly responsible for all the current ‘legalisation’...

Key political risks to watch in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa looks on during the presentation of the 2012 Central Bank of Sri Lanka annual report, in Colombo April...

Instead of improving Human Rights GoSL plans to lobby and propaganda in US to face the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka

SLB The Government of Sri Lanka has launched a SLR 100 million campaign in the US in order to counter...

Army court clears troops; “Zero Civilian Casualty” practice re comfirmed

LLRC Observations Cleared; Army Commander Hands Over Court of Inquiry Report to Secretary Defence The Lessons Learnt and...

Govt. won’t comply with UNHRC resolution: GL .

The Government yesterday reaffirmed in Parliament that it did not concur with the US-sponsored resolution adopted at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)...

Sri Lanka: Next time we will renew our consideration of all mechanisms available, both in the Human Rights Council and beyond – Michele J....

Ambassador Sison’s Remarks:“US Policy Towards and Continuing Engagement with Sri Lanka” to the Foreign Correspondents AssociationThank you for inviting me to speak tonight.  It...

GoSL refuses to establish a credible and independent mechanism;Inquiries into any allegations will be held through the judiciary and military tribunals only

''The Government of Sri Lanka is willing to conduct inquiries into any allegations, if duly presented to authorities in Sri Lanka, through the...

Minister Wimal Weerawansa calls on UN to probe on human skeletons in Matale

Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa said that a full-scale investigation should be conducted on the human skeletons found in...

Accountabilty: Fonseka for domestic probe

SF: for an Internal investigation ...

US closely consulted with India on Lankan resolution: Blake

The United States has worked with India throughout the process on the US-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC),...

UNHRC resolution: Time for a rebellion for democracy

The US resolution on accountability and reconciliation, which was moved at the UNHRC, remains a threat directed at the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime. But many...

Geneva Resolution: Not A Victory For Tamils, But A Defeat For Sri Lanka – TGTE

Visuvanathan RudrakumaranThe resolution proposed by America at the Human Rights Council related to Sri Lanka was passed by a majority of 13 votes. Out...

BBC World Service broadcasts in Sri Lanka on SLBC suspended due to censorship

The BBC’s World Service Director, Peter Horrocks, today announced the suspension of BBC broadcasts on SLBC (the Sri Lankan Broadcasting Corporation) following continued interruption...

“Had King Vijayabahu failed to become the king at the right time, our country would have been called the ‘Manmadi Chola Mandalay’ – President...

Geneva resolution shows dire needs of several imperialist countries and the Diaspora - President Rajapaksha at VIR Media had unrestricted freedom to cover the...

Is international pressure failing in Sri Lanka?

Recent war returnees in Jaffna District ; Photo: Contributor/IRIN' ...

US may launch Sri Lanka war crimes investigation

Play Video hereBBC/The US has warned that it may be forced to investigate alleged war crimes if the Sri Lankan government does not conduct...

“In this instance, If the Inquiry is to be Independent it must necessarily be International” – Sumanthiran MP

Only 470 houses have been built by the government in 4 years. Utterly shameful. If that is your resettlement, surely 3 more years...
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