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  • Sep 08 / 2018
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Asia-Pacific

UN war-crimes advisory panel on Sri Lanka meets in New York

UN war-crimes advisory panel on Sri Lanka meets in New York TamilNet, Tuesday, 20 July 2010, 05:42 GMT] The United Nations Panel on Sri Lanka met for the first time in New York Monday at the UN’s North Lawn building, Inner City Press (ICP) reported. The meeting of Panel members Marzuki Darusman, a former Attorney [...]

  • Sep 08 / 2018
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Asia-Pacific

Gajendrakumar explains why TNPF boycotts NPC elections

Gajendrakumar explains why TNPF boycotts NPC elections [TamilNet, Thursday, 01 August 2013, 02:50 GMT] Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) leader Gajendrakumar Ponnampalam addressed a press meet in Jaffna on Tuesday, explaining why the TNPF totally boycotts the Northern Provincial Council elections held under the 13th Amendment of the unitary constitution of Sri Lanka. Rejecting rumours [...]

  • Aug 29 / 2018
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Asia-Pacific

British MPs call for war crimes probes at Mu’l’livaaykkaal Remembrance

British MPs call for war crimes probes at Mu’l’livaaykkaal Remembrance [TamilNet, Thursday, 20 May 2010, 09:36 GMT] Parliamentarians from all three main British political parties addressed a rally Tuesday at Westminster to commemorate the forty thousand Tamil civilians massacred last year by the Sri Lankan government forces during the closing months of the island’s civil [...]

  • Aug 29 / 2018
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Asia-Pacific

Horrors on women in Sri Lanka’s internment camps – Egeland

Horrors on women in Sri Lanka’s internment camps – Egeland [TamilNet, Thursday, 25 June 2009, 10:59 GMT] Jan Egeland, the former UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Tuesday told the press that “Sri Lanka is one of the latest examples of the World community letting a government get away with denying access [...]

  • Sep 18 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Hail and farewell with UNanswered questions

The United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) Ban Ki-moon visits Sri Lanka on Wednesday for what is a virtual farewell call as he completes his term of office at the helm of the 193- nation world body. According to unconfirmed reports he is now a possible contender for the Presidency of his native land, South Korea. [...]

  • Jul 30 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific, Middle East

War crimes probe: Double standards exposed

Muslims around the world observed Eid-ul-Fitr this week, the end of the month-long annual fast in rather sombre mood. Blood-letting sectarian strife has torn them apart in no less a place than West Asia, their citadel. In Saudi Arabia, the holiest of holy places was not spared; nor were other Islamic nations – Iraq, Turkey [...]

  • Jul 30 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Is this a process for reconciliation or a process for betraying our armed forces?

Sweden, July 24 — As per a Information Note Circulated by Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Prime Minister has appointed a Secretariat to seek the views of the public on so-called process and mechanisms for reconciliation in Sri Lanka and seek suggestions for ‘their’ design of; 1) Office of Missing Persons 2) Truth, Justice, Reconciliation and Non-Recirrence Commission [...]

  • Jun 27 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Sri Lanka to become a leader in eco-civilization

Sri Lanka, Dec. 1 — President Maithripala Sirisena, addressing the Global Climate Change Summit (COP 21) in Paris, said Sri Lanka intended to emerge as a leader in eco-civilization. “To want to achieve this by protecting nature, by limiting the use of natural resources to be within the sustainable economical capacity of the country and [...]

  • Jan 06 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Plight Of Muslim IDPs In Puttalam

Plight Of Muslim IDPs In Puttalam mffcoexist 1662 words 19 October 2015 Forum for Peaceful Coexistence, Sri Lanka boardb English (c) 2015 By Mohamed Shareef Asees – It has been 25 years since the Muslims were forcibly evicted from their homes in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. It is reported that around 15,000 Muslim [...]

  • Dec 07 / 2015
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Asia-Pacific

Beating genocide

Beating genocide Gareth Evans 1071 words 7 December 2015 Republica HTREPB English Copyright © 2015 Nepal Republic Media Pvt. Ltd.   Nepal, Dec. 7 — Slaughtering people not for anything they do, but simply for who they are-their national, ethnic, racial, religious, or political identity-is morally as bad as it gets. Yet that was the [...]

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