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Commitments  made  has  been inconsistent and subject to considerable delay.

Commitments made has been inconsistent and subject to considerable delay.

During an informal briefing in Geneva on 04 February 2019, with the Human Rights Council President and Members the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights noted that Sri Lanka would be among the countries which would have the attention of the Council at the 40th …

Government replies to the Special Rapporteur

Government replies to the Special Rapporteur

The Government submitted its observations and comments to the UNHRC on the draft report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism on his mission to Sri Lanka from 10 – 14 July, 2017. Responding to concerns …

House of Lords Debate on Sri Lanka and the UNHCR resolution

House of Lords Debate on Sri Lanka and the UNHCR resolution

The UK government once again dismissed Lord Naseby’s call to terminate Geneva Resolution 30/1 in 2015 and Resolution 34/1 in 2017 on the basis that the then President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s …

Vigneswaran lauds LTTE leader for forging Tamil unity

Vigneswaran lauds LTTE leader for forging Tamil unity

The former Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, on Sunday praised Velupillai Prabhakaran, the slain leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), for bringing about …

Non-lethal supplies and cargo transfers

Non-lethal supplies and cargo transfers

n July 2017 the Sri Lankan government renewed, for another ten years, the Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA) with the United States Department of Defense. ACSA allows the exchange of …

A regional hub for logistics and commerce?

A regional hub for logistics and commerce?

The US Navy will perform a transfer operation to move cargo between planes at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), outside Colombo, from January 21 to 29, the US Embassy said today. In a statement, it said this is part of a larger temporary cargo transfer initiative …

Struggle to meet political ends

Struggle to meet political ends

Sri Lanka’s premier Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), is caught in a cleft stick. On the one hand, it has to cooperate with and need be prop up the United National Front (UNF) government led by Ranil Wickremesinghe. The Tamils see Wickremesinghe as …

Grave secrets from a troubled past

Grave secrets from a troubled past

From 10 feet away, it looked like a grin, the row of teeth stretching from ear to ear. Freshly dug out from many layers of soil, the mud-covered skeleton lay on its spine, awaiting a number. “That would be 283,” says W.R.A.S. Rajapaksa. He is …

LTTE suspect arrested  over Kadirgamar’s killing

LTTE suspect arrested over Kadirgamar’s killing

German authorities say they have arrested a suspected member of the Tamil Tigers alleged to have been involved in the 2005 assassination of Sri Lanka’s foreign minister. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that police arrested 39-year-old Navanithan G. in southwestern Germany Wednesday and searched his home. …

Political Crisis Threatens Justice Efforts

Political Crisis Threatens Justice Efforts

Human Rights Watch released the ‘World Report 2019’, reviewing human rights practices in more than 100 countries. HRW states that Sri Lanka’s political upheaval undermined stalled processes aimed at providing …