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Let the U.N. Unmask the Criminals of Sri Lanka’s War

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By

BRUSSELS — IN early 2009, as many as 40,000 civilians were killed in the final days of Sri Lanka’s civil war, having been herded into an area about the size of Central Park and subjected to relentless shelling. No one has been held accountable for these crimes, and even now the government in Colombo remains

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The Uncorrupted Truth: Channel 4 Refutes Government’s Propaganda

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By

The Sri Lankan government’s propaganda took another blow just days before the opening of the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Commission when Channel 4 categorically refuted the allegations made against it in government sponsored publication called Corrupted Journalism: Channel 4 and Sri Lanka . In an unprecedented step the UK based Channel 4

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Sri Lankan family finds mass grave in garden

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By

A Sri Lankan family has stumbled upon the remains of at least nine bodies buried in the garden of their home, police reported, the latest mass grave to be discovered in the country’s former war zone. The family made the grisly find on Friday while clearing out their garden in the town of Puthukkudiyiruppu in the

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Red Cross to conduct Lanka disappearance survey

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By

A needs assessment survey in Sri Lanka for families of individuals who disappeared during the nearly three-decade long civil war in the country will be carried out by the International Committee of the Red Cross. The survey would begin in April and is scheduled to get completed by the end of the year, said Sarasi

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Channel 4 publishes ‘The Uncorrupted Truth’ on war crimes in Sri Lanka

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

Channel 4 has today taken the unprecedented step of publishing a detailed refutation of “an international propaganda offensive” launched by supporters of the Sri Lankan government against its reporting of events at the end of Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war. Channel 4’s News and Current Affairs journalists have led the way in exposing the country’s

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Sri Lanka Rejects Probe call by UN Rights Chief

Feb 26th, 2014 | By

By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI 23 hours ag Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka rejected a call by U.N. human rights Chief Navi Pillay for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes committed during the country’s civil war on Tuesday, saying it reflects a “preconceived, politicized and prejudicial agenda” against the island nation. Pillay’s

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Sri Lanka: Mass grave with 80 Bodies found in former LTTE bastion

Feb 26th, 2014 | By

Colombo: Eighty skeletal remains have been dug out of a mass grave in a former LTTE stronghold in Sri Lanka, fuelling speculation that the bodies are of Tamil civilians who disappeared during the war with the rebels. “We have collected some 80 skeletal remains and removed them for safe keeping,” said Dhananjaya Waidyaratne, a judicial

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Grisly story ends in shots 6,000 miles away

Feb 26th, 2014 | By

By Paul Duggan and Dan Morse The Washington Post | Posted 14 hours ago “A neighbor described the missing youth as a shy and conscientious teenager, the youngest of three children, who was ‘extremely handy with tools.’ “ — The Washington Post, Sept. 23, 1997 Samuel Sheinbein, then 17, a senior at John F. Kennedy

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This Week News Roundup 24.02.2014

Feb 24th, 2014 | By

“No Fire Zone” Released Online in India After Censorship AFP reported the controversial film “No Fire Zone” on Sri Lanka would be streamed s free online in India Sunday, after censors banned its theatrical release over fears it may strain friendly ties with Colombo. Callum Macrae, the British director said the film would also be

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SRI LANKA: The neglect of mass graves

Feb 22nd, 2014 | By

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Twenty fifth session, Agenda Item 3, General Debate A written submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre A mass grave has been found at Thiruketiswaram, Mannar in January 2014. In 2013 a mass grave was also found at Matale and the investigations are still at early

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