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Resolution on Sri Lanka tabled at UN Human Rights Council

Resolution on Sri Lanka tabled at UN Human Rights Council

A resolution calling for a credible justice process with Commonwealth and other foreign judges in order to prosecute for mass atrocities committed during the final stages of the islands armed conflict has been tabled at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. MORE...

September 24, 2015  10:57 pm|

Tamils reject govts wartime truth commission, demand international inquiry?

Tamils reject govts wartime truth commission, demand international inquiry?

Sri Lankas minority Tamils has rejected government plans for a truth commission to promote reconciliation after decades of ethnic war, insisting on an international inquiry, the AFP news agency reported. MORE...

September 15, 2015  06:19 pm|

New constitution, amendments to penal code; steps to create a new Sri Lanka: Mangala

New constitution, amendments to penal code; steps to create a new Sri Lanka: Mangala

The best guarantee for non-recurrence is of course a political settlement that addresses the grievances of the Tamil people. We hope that we can achieve this through the adoption of a new Constitution, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said. MORE...

September 14, 2015  03:41 pm|

Pablo de Greiff to visit Sri Lanka today

Pablo de Greiff to visit Sri Lanka today

UN Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparations, and Guarantees of Non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, will arrive in Sri Lanka for a six-day visit, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Sunday (29). MORE...

March 29, 2015  12:06 pm|

UPDATE: Mangala slams ex-governments policy

UPDATE: Mangala slams ex-governments policy

With the previous government choosing to operate with a sense of impunity, opportunities for reconciliation and restoration of human rights suffered, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said. The observation was made at the 28th Regular Session of Human Rights Council in Geneva, this afternoon. MORE...

March 2, 2015  06:33 pm|

U.N. rights chief backs delay for Sri Lanka war crimes report

U.N. rights chief backs delay for Sri Lanka war crimes report

Sri Lankas bid to postpone publication of a UnitedNations report into alleged war crimes has won the backing of U.N. human rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Monday. MORE...

February 16, 2015  09:11 pm|

US Assistant Secretary to arrive in Sri Lanka

US Assistant Secretary to arrive in Sri Lanka

The United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka on an official tour. She will arrive in the island on Sunday (February 01). MORE...

February 1, 2015  11:04 am|

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