Monthly Archives: September 2020

Not a reflection on the situation currently prevalent in Sri Lanka

Not a reflection on the situation currently prevalent in Sri Lanka

The Actg. Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka at UN replying to the United Nations Special Rapporteur’s report during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non- recurrence on 17 September 2020, said that the United Nations …

Accountability will be sought either at home or abroad.

Accountability will be sought either at home or abroad.

The Human Rights Council opened its forty-fifth regular session on 14 September 2020, hearing a global human rights update from Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, as well as separate updates on the human rights situations in Nicaragua and Venezuela. The …

Core Group pays tribute to the people of Sri Lanka

Core Group pays tribute to the people of Sri Lanka

Rita French, the UK International Ambassador, speaking on behalf of the Core Group, which includes the UK, Canada, Germany, North Macedonia, and Montenegro on 15 September 2020, reiterated the group’s ‘profound disappointment’ over Sri Lanka’s withdrawal from UN Resolution 30/1 and expressed skepticism over the …

Terrorists to lose Australian citizenship under new laws

Terrorists to lose Australian citizenship under new laws

The new bill is set to give the Home Affairs Minister the power to strip Australian terrorists of their citizenship and could be passed before the end of the week under a deal between Labor and the Morrison government. A parliamentary inquiry into the Australian …

How far can India go on the Tamil question?

How far can India go on the Tamil question?

After the Rajapaksas’ win in the November 2019 presidential polls and the August 2020 general election, the spotlight has fallen on two key legislations in Sri Lanka’s Constitution. One, the 19th Amendment, that was passed in 2015 to curb powers of the Executive President, while …

Indo-Pacific region as US’s  priority theater

Indo-Pacific region as US’s priority theater

In its annual report “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China (PRC) 2020” that was submitted to the US Congress, the US Department of Defense said China has likely considered locations for PLA military logistics facilities in Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Pakistan, …