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Early Progress on Devolution Crucial to Sri Lanka: Indian Envoy

Apr 5th, 2014 | By

BY MEERA SRINIVASAN The Hindu “India considers early progress on devolution and a political settlement as being crucial to Sri Lanka to tackle mounting international pressure,” High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Y.K. Sinha, said, a week after India abstained from voting on the U.S.-backed resolution in Geneva. Early resumption of dialogue between the

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Reconciliation is a Difficult Task Involving a Feelings and Attitudes Towards one an Another- Bradmon Weerakoon

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

By Rights Now News Desk Senior civil servant Bradmon Weerakoon says that reconciliation is a difficult task involving a feelings and attitudes towards one another. He made these remarks in an event held in Colombo on yesterday (27th March) under the theme ‘Preface to Reconciliation. “What are we trying to reconcile? What are we trying

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‘Is this a govt. of laws or a govt. of men?’

Mar 31st, 2014 | By

By Namini Wijedasa Lawyers, academics and activists hit out at the growing militarisation of every aspect of society at a forum organised by the BASL to analyse the implications of a gazette vesting police powers in the armed forces Speakers at a crammed public forum this week denounced increasing military encroachment into various aspects of

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Preface to Reconciliation

Mar 27th, 2014 | By

The Grand Finale of the interschool debating competition between the finalists Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo and Mahinda Vidyalaya Galle on LLRC recommendations and reconciliation process in Sri Lanka organized by “Rights Now” will be held today 27th of March at Lakshman Kadiragamer Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies. Deshamanya Mr. Bradman Weerakoon will be delivering

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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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DRAFT RESOLUTION TAKES A MORE COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH- NPC Press release

Mar 8th, 2014 | By

The draft resolution on Sri Lanka to be taken for vote at the 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva is now in circulation.  It proposes an international monitoring of Sri Lanka’s domestic accountability process and calls on the UN Human Rights Commissioner’s Office to do investigations on its own.  In addition,

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Sri Lanka under fire at Human Rights Council

Mar 5th, 2014 | By

By Gibson Bateman On March 3, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) began its 25th session in Geneva. Since two US-led resolutions have been passed on Sri Lanka in as many years at the HRC – and the possibility of a third resolution being passed highly likely – the human rights and governance record

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Government hits out at Pillay

Mar 5th, 2014 | By

The Government today slammed the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, accusing her of exceeding her mandate in the report on Sri Lanka which she made public recently. External Affairs Minister Professor G.L Peiris told the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council today that while Sri Lanka is ready to work

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National Delegates Conference of Samabima readers circle – Kandy with Photos

Mar 5th, 2014 | By

By Rights Now National Conference of ‘Samabima’ readers’ circles was held on 14th and 15th of February at the Nation Builders’ Association Auditorium, Kundasale, and Kandy. Over 80 civil activists and opinion makers from readers’ circles in different districts attended to this conference. The conference titled “against development myth and the international conspiracy myth” was

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US draft stops at Navi Pillai inquiry into HR crimes of ‘both parties’

Mar 5th, 2014 | By

A draft resolution on Sri Lanka that is to be tabled at the UNHRC later this month by the USA, UK, Montenegro, FYR of Macedonia and Mauritius was put to circulation on Monday. Contrary to the trumpeting by sections among Tamils expecting US-UK justice through international investigation on war crimes, the draft just harps on

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