Crime

WAR CRIMES BEING PIVOT OF TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE STALLS PROGRESS–Jehan Perera

Mar 28th, 2017 | By

The government achieved its main goal at the UN Human Rights Council at the session just completed in March. It was able to obtain a two year extension to deliver on the promise it made at a previous session of the UNHRC in October 2015. There is a consensus that the government’s performance has been

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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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Sri Lanka: Briefing exposes how activists brave retaliation before UN human rights session

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By

The Sri Lankan government’s targeting of critics persists at alarming levels, with more surveillance and harassment reported ahead of next month’s UN Human Rights Council (HRC) session, Amnesty International said in a new briefing today. Suppressing calls for justice, examines the Sri Lankan authorities’ intolerance of dissent and its attacks on critics over the past

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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: IBAHRI backs Navi Pillay’s call for United Nations inquiry into alleged war crimes and human rights violations

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

  The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) urges the UN Human Rights Council(UNHRC) to establish an independent and international inquiry into alleged war crimes and past violations of human rights law in Sri Lanka as called for by the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, in a recently published

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News Roundup on 28.02.2014

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

By S. Skanda Human Rights Chief Accuses SL Government of Failing to Investigate War Crimes On Wednesday The UN Human Rights Chief called Navi Pillay called for an international inquiry into war crimes committed by both sides during Sri Lanka’s civil war. She said the government had failed to do its own credible investigation. There

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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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