Posts Tagged ‘ TNA ’

A Postwar Opposition for Future Elections

Apr 9th, 2014 | By

 By Dr Dayan Jayatilleka Isn’t it amazing just how many people don’t connect up the dots? Take this chap Gobi for instance. What if he (or a clone) were to pop up from under a bed and pop a cop just before the presidential or parliamentary election? Would it not warrant the imposition of a

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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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Lessons From Geneva

Apr 5th, 2014 | By

The New Indian Express Wednesday, April 02, 2014 By V Suryanarayan Published: 02nd April 2014 02:00 AM Last Updated: 02nd April 2014 01:12 AM Gross human violations that took place in Sri Lanka during the last stages of the Fourth Eelam War have come into sharp focus once again. The UN Human Rights Council, on March 27, after

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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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GENEVA AFTER GL

Mar 8th, 2014 | By

BY DR DAYAN JAYATILLEKA At the High Level Segment of the UNHRC Geneva, Prof GL Peiris did something I haven’t seen him do in a quarter century. He read out from a text, looking up only once or twice. It was on a perfect continuum with Mahinda Samarasinghe’s clumsy, bellicose speeches at the same venue

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IC has deceived Tamils on international investigations: Ananthy Sasistharan

Mar 6th, 2014 | By

“The International Community has deceived the genocide affected Tamils on delivering international investigations,” said Ananthy Sasitharan, a councillor of the Northern Provincial Council at a press conference held in Jaffna on Thursday. “The draft resolution being criculated in Geneva has failed to satisfy even the minimum expections totally disregarding the repeated requests from Tamils to

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A crisis of expectations

Mar 6th, 2014 | By

By Dharisha Bastians Months of anticipation for human rights campaigners, the Tamil Diaspora communities and the country’s main Tamil party ended in an anti-climax when despite international pledges and dire warnings, the US draft resolution at the Human Rights Council released Monday failed to call for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes in Sri

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Weekly News Roundup – 13-02-2014

Feb 14th, 2014 | By

By S. Skanda The daily Mail reported northern province Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran as saying yesterday, the Tamil National alliance could participate in the Parliamentary select committee tasked with finding a political solution if the government put forward a basis for talks. He suggested the report compiled by Minister tissa Vitarana and the political package

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TNA calls for international probe into Mannar Mass grave as toll soars to 59

Feb 13th, 2014 | By

By Ramanan Veerasingham Sri Lanka’s major Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on Wednesday called for an independent international probe into the Mannar mass grave as the skeletal remains of people dug out from the grave site has risen to 59 by Tuesday, amid fears that it could well contain the remains of thousands of

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Why International Pressure has Become Necessary

Jan 20th, 2014 | By

By Jehan Perera  Shortly after the end of the war in 2009, President Rajapaksa declared that in Sri Lanka there would no longer be an ethnic majority or ethnic minorities but only a majority who loved the nation and a minority who were traitors.  Apart from the warning inherent in this statement to those who

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