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Sri Lanka among the few countries that are well-prepared to rise

Sri Lanka among the few countries that are well-prepared to rise

Sri Lanka is ready to rise again — a nation on the path to sustained growth path, that is. That’s according to a recent McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) study, which …

Indo-Lanka accord best way to solve Tamils issue

Indo-Lanka accord best way to solve Tamils issue

Douglas Devananda, 61, is the leader of the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) and a MP in the Sri Lankan Parliament representing Jaffna. He was a Minister in the Cabinets …

UK says a clear time-bound action plan is needed

UK says a clear time-bound action plan is needed

Delivering a statement at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council, on behalf of the Sri Lanka Core Group  comprising  Germany, Macedonia, Montenegro and the UK, the United Kingdom urged Sri Lanka to prioritise and drive forward implementation of the UNHRC Resolutions 30/1 and …

Strategic centre of Geo-Politics will be the Indian Ocean

Strategic centre of Geo-Politics will be the Indian Ocean

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, has been in and out of power since the 1990s. In 2015, he teamed up with Maithripala Sirisena and Chandrika Kumaratunge to oust President Mahinda Rajapaksa from power. Since then however, Wickramasinghe and the President have had a rocky relationship, …

Still in the game?

Still in the game?

From a man who had ceased to be India’s favourite to the reach-out and engagement with New Delhi now, former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa has come a long way. There …

NPC wants UN  to appoint Special  Rapporteur

NPC wants UN to appoint Special Rapporteur

The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) called on the UN Human Rights Council to ensure Sri Lanka was referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to refer Sri Lanka to the UN General Assembly and to the UN Security Council in order “to be referred to the …

Vigneswaran has more Ministers than constitutionally prescribed

Vigneswaran has more Ministers than constitutionally prescribed

The 131st session of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) descended into chaos, yesterday, as Councillors expressed their displeasure at the number of provincial ministers in the Council. A number of Councillors asked NPC Chief Minister, CV Wigneswaran what he was going to do about the …

Lenders should be responsible for the risks they take

Lenders should be responsible for the risks they take

Mr. Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky the United Nations Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human …

New UN Human Rights chief raises concerns

New UN Human Rights chief raises concerns

The 39th session of the Human Rights Council commenced in Geneva  today (10 September). In the opening statement by the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet referring to …

Suspend officials accused in abductions and disappearances

Suspend officials accused in abductions and disappearances

The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) released its interim report on 06 September 2018 and called on the Government to “expedite and give highest priority to prosecutions and other ongoing cases …