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UN Human Rights Council Meeting Another Farce

By Brian Senewiratne – This is not a document for easy reading, nor is it meant to be. It is a reasonably comprehensive record of the abysmal record of the UN and the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in addressing human rights violations. It is being submitted to the UNHRC and will probably end up in a … Continue reading

Geneva Conspiracy : As You Sow So Shall You Reap

By Uvindu Kurukulasuriya – Last week several thousands of government supporters have shouted “hands off Lanka” protesting on the streets across the country against the US-sponsored resolution. Protests were held throughout the island slamming the US move at the UN Human Rights Council as interference in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs. The most ridiculous thing was the acting … Continue reading

Escalating Violence Against Women And Girl Children: An Open Letter To President

By Colombo Telegraph – “Sadly, your Excellency, we have to face on this important day, that women and girl children in Sri Lanka face unacceptably high levels of violence and abuse. Not a day goes by without one or two accounts of the most horrific sexual and physical abuse, where perpetrators are from all walks … Continue reading

The Ravaya 25th Anniversary Speech – Victor Ivan

English translation of the Ravya Editor Victor Ivan’s speech @ the Ravaya 25th Anniversary  By Victor Ivan – Reverend Sirs, His Excellency the President of the Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, the Honorable Leader of the Opposition, the Leader of the TNA, Distinguished Guests, Dear Friends, At the outset, let me explain to you, the reason why … Continue reading

GTF On The 19th Session Of The United Nations Human Rights Council

“A true international effort, with the backing of key regional Governments, will bring real accountability for war crimes and reconciliation between communities in the island of Sri Lanka” the Global Tamil Forum says. Issuing a press statement GTF says “We will continue our work with international governments and non-governmental actors to bring just peace for all Tamil … Continue reading

Asian Tribune Defamation Case: Unofficial Translation Of The Court Of Appeal Decision

By Colombo Telegraph – The Colombo Telegraph below produced the unofficial translation of the Swedish Court of Appeal decision against the Asian Tribune Editor KT Rajasingham and the World Institute for Asian Studies. The Court of Appeal found that the Asian Tribune Editor KT Rajasingham and the World Institute for Asian Studies are liable for … Continue reading

War Crime Case Against Mahinda Rajapaksa Dismissed By US Court

By Colombo Telegraph – A U.S. judge threw out a lawsuit Wednesday against Sri Lanka’s president over killings allegedly carried out by his forces during the country’s ethnic civil war. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled that she must dismiss the suit against President Mahinda Rajapaksa because the Obama administration says he is immune from the litigation … Continue reading

Asian Tribune Works With GSL Military Intelligence Services

By Colombo Telegraph – Court of Appeal in Sweden heard that Asian Tribune is closely associated with the Sri Lankan government, its undercover agents and Sri Lankan Military Intelligence Services. KT Rajasingham called on former Director of Military Intelligence Brig.Kapila Hendawitharane who is now the Director of National Intelligence and Captain Ranatunge from The Sri … Continue reading

Sri Lanka’s Dead And Missing: The Need For An Accounting

By Crisis Group – Nearly three years since the end of the war, there’s a growing need for an accounting of – and for – those killed and missing in the final months of fighting in northern Sri Lanka in 2009. Members of the UN Human Rights Council, opening its 19th session in Geneva today, should … Continue reading

UK: Halt Deportations Of Tamils To Sri Lanka

By Colombo Telegraph – The United Kingdom should suspend deportations of ethnic Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka and immediately review its policies and information about the country’s rights situation used to assess their claims, Human Rights Watch said today. Research by Human Rights Watch has found that some returned Tamil asylum seekers from the … Continue reading

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