Posts Tagged ‘ war crimes ’

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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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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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 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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50 bodies discovered in Sri Lanka mass grave

Feb 11th, 2014 | By

Colombo:  Skeletal remains of at least 50 people have been dug out from a mass grave discovered in northeastern Sri Lanka, amid speculation that the remains were of Tamil civilians who had disappeared during the war with the LTTE. Police spokesman and Senior Superintendent Ajith Rohana said further digging will be continued with the deployment

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Appeasement is no answer to war crimes

Feb 7th, 2014 | By

Australian newspaper The Age published an editorial on 6 Feb calling upon the Australian government to take meaningful action towards bringing about an international investigation on Sri Lanka, stating that the international community has a duty to act on the reports of war crimes. Editorial In 1946, the International Military Tribunal sitting in Nuremberg was

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