Posts Tagged ‘ Colombo ’

The heat is on Colombo in the run up to Geneva

Feb 13th, 2014 | By

By Archana Arul The setting in the run up to the Geneva meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council is getting increasingly clear, not just with Washington letting Colombo know that a third successive resolution against the island nation for alleged war crimes and accountability is very much on the cards. If US Assistant

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US tells Lanka to seek the truth

Jan 13th, 2014 | By

The government of the United States today encouraged the government of Sri Lanka to seek the truth over alleged human rights abuses through independent and credible investigations, and where relevant, have prosecutions. The US Embassy in Colombo said that the US Ambassador-at-Large at the Office of Global Criminal Justice, Stephen J. Rapp, during his recent visit

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CHOGM 2013: A lie well told

Nov 19th, 2013 | By

Deborah Philip I imagine that beneath the cordial smiles and exchange of pleasantries there is much weeping and gnashing of teeth taking place at Temple Trees these days. The façade that was CHOGM 2013 seems to have crumbled, at least in the eyes of the world, although certainly not in most parts of Sri Lanka’s

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No protests in Colombo Today & Tomorrow

Nov 15th, 2013 | By

The Colombo magistrate courts has issued and order restricting protests and processions in Colombo city on November 14 and 15. Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that above ruling was made after considering a request by the Police. Accordingly, protests and processions will be banned within the Colombo city today (14) as well as tomorrow,

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CHOGM 2013/ Sri Lanka: 3 buses from North to HR festival stopped

Nov 14th, 2013 | By

Security forces have stopped three buses carrying Tamil nationals from the North region to the Human Rights Festival scheduled to be held at the UNP headquarters today afternoon (Nov. 13), Britto Fernando of the ‘Samagi Balawegaya’ said. The buses have been stopped at Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi and Madu this morning. Speaking to ‘Sri Lanka Mirror’, Mr.

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Sri Lanka’s long-term IDPs – what next?

Nov 2nd, 2013 | By

Photo: Contributor/IRIN Subair and his family call their home of more than 20 years “temporary” COLOMBO/BATTICALOA, 1 November 2013 (IRIN) – Years after fighting ended in Sri Lanka – up to more than 20 years for some – tens of thousands of people are still unable to return to their homes, a situation researchers say is

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Not By Ourselves Alone: A Critique of (Tamil) Self-Determination

Oct 9th, 2013 | By

Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES via The Star By Qadri Ismail Twenty eight years, four months and some days ago, the LTTE killed more than one hundred and thirty Sinhala civilians in what has become known as the Anuradhapura massacre. I phrase it thus because I wonder whether, a year and a half or so from now, anybody

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