Posts Tagged ‘ war ’

Sri Lanka’s Northern House-funding Gap

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

COLOMBO, 25 February 2014 (IRIN) – More than US$300 million is needed for the construction of over 60,000 new homes in Sri Lanka’s conflict-affected north, say aid officials. “There is very little, almost nothing that is coming by way of new funding for housing construction,” Jagath Abeysinghe, president of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society

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Sri Lanka: Almost five years of peace but tens of thousands of war-displaced still without solution

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

As of February 2014, four-and-a-half years after the end of Sri Lanka’s internal armed conflict, there were thought to be as many as 90,000 people still living in internal displacement as a result of it, most of them with host communities. Of more than 480,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) registered as having returned to their

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Sri Lanka says international war crimes probe would bring ‘chaos’

Jan 30th, 2014 | By

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An international inquiry into war crimes in Sri Lanka would bring “chaos,” and the government’s national reconciliation process must be given several more years to work, a top aide to Sri Lanka’s president said on Monday. Lalith Weeratunga, in Washington to lobby against calls for such an inquiry, said Sri Lanka needed

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Sri Lanka: Poverty in Vanni: Ghost of Sri Lanka’s war

Dec 15th, 2013 | By

Amantha Perera files a ground report on the hardships of communities in the north Its early morning in Mankulam, and I’m driving along the A9 – the road is paved, in marked contrast to the giant potholes that dotted the track a decade ago. It looks more like one of those new highways that have come

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ITS TIME TO WAKE UP AND MEET INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATIONS AND COMMITMENTS

Dec 11th, 2013 | By

By S. Skanda Coming events cast their shadow goes the proverb, and there is a very large and dark shadow looming on our horizon  –the forthcoming Human Rights Council meeting of March 2014 where Sri Lanka stands charged with violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law during the final days of its

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US: Patience with Sri Lanka could ‘wear thin’

Dec 4th, 2013 | By

MATTHEW PENNINGTON WASHINGTON (AP) — International patience could wear thin with Sri Lanka unless it takes action to address allegations of atrocities during the island nation’s civil war, the top U.S. diplomat for South Asia said Tuesday. Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal stopped short of endorsing a deadline set last month by British Prime

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India Won’t Rest Till Lanka Implements 13th Amendment: PC

Dec 1st, 2013 | By

India today asserted that it would not rest till the Sri Lanka implemented the 13th amendment and insisted on an “elaborate, independent and genuine probe” acceptable to the international community into the ‘genocide’ by that government during 2009 civil war. “There are attempts being made there for not implementing the 13th amendment in the Sri

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Sri Lanka counting the civil-war dead amid pressure for inquiry into abuses

Dec 1st, 2013 | By

Shihar Aneez And Ranga Sirilal /Colombo — Reuters Sri Lanka began counting the dead from its 26-year civil war on Thursday, less than two weeks after the island nation came under intense international pressure to investigate allegations of war crimes during the climax of the conflict. About 16,000 officials will spread out across the country

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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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Sri Lanka No fire Zone : Commonwealth secretariat disturbed

Nov 6th, 2013 | By

The Commonwealth Secretariat says it is “disturbed” by scenes and testimonies in the ‘No Fire Zone’ video on Sri Lanka. Commonwealth Secretariat spokesman Richard Uku tweeted saying the controversial video show the ugliness of war. He said that learing lessons and reconciliation are key for Sri Lanka to go forward. “According to international standards, truth,

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