Tamil parties, civil society groups oppose domestic war crimes probe

Civil society organisations and trade unions have joined with Tamil political parties from Northern Sri Lanka to protest against the UN rights body approving a proposal that gives the government an opportunity to lead a probe into war crimes committed during the final war.......

'We managed to stop UN publishing names of perpetrators' – Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena says that his government was able to stop names of alleged war criminals in the Sri Lankan armed forces getting published in the report of the UN investigation on Sri Lanka. Speaking to heads of media establishments and......

UK backs domestic mechanism in Sri Lanka

Rejecting the call by Tamils and rights watchdogs around the world for an international judicial process to address war crimes in Sri Lanka, British Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office told parliament on Tuesday (15) that the United Kingdom......

Three million dollar UN plan to 'settle' Sri Lanka war crimes accountability

The UN has started spending of three million US Dollars aimed at establishing a domestic process to address human rights violations in Sri Lanka disregarding the overwhelming call by war affected Tamils for an...........

We don’t want ‘any outside dabbling’ in investigations: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka says that any investigations into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity during the last phase of Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war will exclusively be handled domestically. Speaking to journalists in Colombo soon after his return via Delhi after attending the.......

UN urged not to fail on Sri Lanka for the second time

Over fifty eminent citizens around the globe have called upon the UN top human rights body to establish an independent international judicial process to investigate and prosecute war crimes committed in Sri Lanka's civil war. In 2009, the world failed to protect......

'Accountability' not addressed in new Sri Lanka coalition agreement

The two major political parties in Sri Lanka joining to establish a ‘strong and stable’ government have failed to address the crucial issues related to accountability. United National Party (UNP) and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU).....

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