13th Amenmend

Face The UNHRC Resolution To Restore Credibility

Mar 11th, 2014 | By

By  Jehan Perera There was speculation that the ongoing 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council would see the immediate establishment of a high powered international investigation into war crimes in Sri Lanka and economic sanctions against the country.  The unexpected feature of the draft resolution sponsored by the US is the provision to

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Why International Pressure has Become Necessary

Jan 20th, 2014 | By

By Jehan Perera  Shortly after the end of the war in 2009, President Rajapaksa declared that in Sri Lanka there would no longer be an ethnic majority or ethnic minorities but only a majority who loved the nation and a minority who were traitors.  Apart from the warning inherent in this statement to those who

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Was Rajiv Gandhi Deceived By Jayewardene?

Oct 7th, 2013 | By

By M. A. Sumanthiran – The timing of the Supreme Court’s judgment last week on devolution of land powers—just two days after a historic election for the Northern Provincial Council—gained significant attention within and outside Sri Lanka. Inevitably, the focus has shifted to the Tamil National Alliance and how the party—and the Provincial Council it controls—would respond to

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