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......

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...........

'Sri Lanka will not remove military camps or reduce troops' says army chief

Sri Lanka military chief confirmed that it will not remove any military camps or reduce troops. “None of the military camps will be removed from where they are situated. We have fortified those camps,” said Army Commander Chrisanthe.......

Sri Lanka: UN millions for diaspora festival ‘completely untrue’ - UNHRC

UN has not offered any funds to the Sri Lankan government to conduct a diaspora festival, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said. The high commissioner’s office on Monday rejected an an accusation by Sri Lanka's......

'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).....

UNF leadership rules out self government for Tamils in Sri Lanka

The right to autonomy will not be granted in Sri Lanka under a future United National Front (UNF) government, a senior government minister said. Speaking in Sinhala, cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne told journalists in Colombo on Thursday......

Think tank slams Sri Lanka’s denial of ongoing oppression in North and East

In a scathing attack on Sri Lanka's refusal to address violations against Tamils in the north and east, a US based policy think tank said that the government attitude is a denial of the day to day loss and suffering of the communities.......

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