Posts Tagged ‘ killings ’

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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Sri Lanka Mulls SAfrican-Model Truth Commission

Feb 22nd, 2014 | By

By KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated Press Sri Lanka’s government said Wednesday that it was considering a process similar to South Africa’s post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission to heal the wounds of the island nation’s decades-long civil war. Two senior ministers will lead a team to South Africa on Thursday for discussions with the country’s government and

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Sri Lankan security forces blamed in report for crimes against humanity

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

By Tom Allard  – National Affairs Editor Sri Lankan security forces were responsible for the ”vast majority” of alleged war crimes during the final months of its bloody civil war, and may have systematically destroyed mass burial sites of civilians in an apparent effort to destroy evidence, a new report has found. The study examines

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SRI LANKA : Extrajudicial Killings – as an indicator of the collapse of the ethical and moral order

Dec 1st, 2013 | By

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission Yesterday, in our statement titled murders and extra judicial killings we commented on the killing of a police constable and his wife followed by what clearly appeared to be extra judicial killings of three persons who were alleged suspects of the said crime. The inquiries into the

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