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UnStopped: State Toroture & Sexual Violence in Sri Lanka
UnStopped: State Toroture & Sexual Violence in Sri Lanka

Abduction and torture of Tamils by the Sri Lankan security forces remain systematic because in 30 months the new Government has failed to dismantle the networks of the ‘deep state’. This includes torture chambers in one of the country’s largest army camps, immigration fraud, human smuggling and extortion by government allies. “It is hardly surprising…

ITJPSL - Jul 14 11:01 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

Unitary state, Buddhism will be upheld in new Constitution: President
Unitary state, Buddhism will be upheld in new Constitution: President

The responsibilities vested with the government regarding the unitary status of the country as per the Constitution, and the place given to Buddhism should never shirk under any circumstance, President Maithripala Sirisena said. He made these observations at the ceremony to present the Scroll to the newly elected Chief Sanganayaka of the Eastern Province and…

CDN - Jul 12 15:06 GMT - more ... [ Tags: History, SriLanka, Genocide ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • Gota signs affidavit to testify against two ex-Army officers before PRECIFAC

    Gota signs affidavit to testify against two ex-Army officers before PRECIFAC

    Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa signed an affidavit before the Presidential Commission investigating alleged acts of Fraud Corruption, Abuse of Power, State Resources and Priviledges (PRECIFAC) yesterday to give evidence against two former senior Army officers, including an Army Commander another Army officer and a former high ranking state official. …

    CDN - Jul 11 11:11 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • Stories of Resilience

    Stories of Resilience

    'Stories of Resilience' is a project by the Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research (ACPR) that aims to document and share stories of strength, courage and resilience of Tamil civilians before, during and after the armed conflict. ACPR intends to preserve these stories for current and future generations of Tamils in Sri Lanka and the Diaspora as part of a broader…

    SoS - Jun 02 15:36 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • Rajinikanth evades questions on Sri Lankan Tamils

    Rajinikanth evades questions on Sri Lankan Tamils

    Refraining from commenting on any issue related to Sri Lankan Tamils, superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday evaded question on Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day, which is observed by Sri Lankan Tamils. The day is regarded by Sri Lankan Tamils as a remembrance for those, who died in the final stages of the Sri Lankan Civil War. Earlier in March, Rajini called off his proposed…

    Financial Express - May 18 13:34 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • The Human Rights Council Can’t Handle Sri Lanka

    The Human Rights Council Can’t Handle Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka has basically been disregarding Council resolutions for the past five years. The current administration is more than happy to keep this dance at the Geneva-based body going, because it’s ensures that they can – at least for an international audience – remain publicly committed to a lot of reforms that they have virtually no intention of ever…

    Huffington Post - May 06 13:11 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • Chagie denied Australian visa over ‘war crimes’

    Chagie denied Australian visa over ‘war crimes’

    Australia has deprived Maj. Gen. Chagie Gallage of an opportunity to visit his brother, an Australian citizen on the basis of unsubstantiated war crimes allegations against the Sri Lanka Army (SLA). Australia has found fault with Gallage for being in command of the 59 Division from May 7, 2009 to July 20, 2009. In response to inquiries made by Gallage, the…

    Island - May 04 14:01 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • 'The Tamil Nadu factor': demanding justice for genocide in Sri Lanka

    \'The Tamil Nadu factor\': demanding justice for genocide in Sri Lanka

    From politicians to protestors, the people of Tamil Nadu are making waves in Indian politics, rallying around the need for justice for the war crimes committed against Sri Lanka’s Tamils. New Delhi, which had worked in tandem with the US in ousting the pro-Beijing Rajapaksa, had gone along with the consensus resolution of March 2017, but found it necessary to…

    OpenDemocracy - Apr 16 23:00 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • UN peacekeepers in Haiti implicated in child sex ring

    UN peacekeepers in Haiti implicated in child sex ring

    Some of the peacekeepers involved in the ring were still in the Sri Lankan military as of last year, Sri Lankan military officials say. The United Nations, meanwhile, continued to send Sri Lankan peacekeepers to Haiti and elsewhere despite corroborating the child sex ring. Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi defended the troops, saying, “People…

    Independent - Apr 14 11:58 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: UN, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

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  • Sri Lanka ex-leader's brother 'led death squad': court

    Sri Lanka ex-leader\'s brother \'led death squad\': court

    Former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapakse's brother Gotabhaya directed a top-secret death squad which targeted journalists and dissidents, a court was told Monday. Criminal Investigations Department (CID) told the Mount Lavinia magistrate's court that Gotabhaya Rajapakse, who was Sri Lanka's defence secretary during his brother's rule, directed a secret unit…

    AFP - Apr 04 13:25 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • UN urges Sri Lanka to investigate civil war atrocities

    UN urges Sri Lanka to investigate civil war atrocities

    Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, gave an oral report on the situation in Sri Lanka on Wednesday as the global institution weighs whether to extend the deadline for addressing crimes committed during the civil war.“There is clearly a need for unequivocal instructions to all branches of the security forces that any such conduct is…

    CSMonitor - Mar 24 23:47 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • Ex-leader's brother 'led death squad' in Sri Lanka

    Ex-leader\'s brother \'led death squad\' in Sri Lanka

    A police report has implicated the brother of a former Sri Lankan president saying he directed a top secret death squad that targeted journalists and dissidents. The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) told the Mount Lavinia magistrate's court on Monday that Gotabhaya Rajapaksa - who was defence minister during the rule of his brother, Mahinda - led a unit…

    Aljazeera - Mar 21 20:32 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka's Tamil party asks for U.N. pressure over alleged war crimes

    Sri Lanka\'s Tamil party asks for U.N. pressure over alleged war crimes

    Sri Lanka's main Tamil party has asked the United Nations to put pressure on the Sri Lankan government to investigate and prosecute alleged war crimes committed during the country's 26-year war against Tamil separatists. The government agreed in 2015 to act on the reports of human rights abuses but has done nothing since, M. A. Sumanthiran, a legislator and…

    Reuters - Mar 02 17:18 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: UN, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

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      - Sri Lankan Tamils blast govt over failure to probe war crimes - News
  • Trump and May offer Sri Lanka window of opportunity to renegotiate UNHRC resolution: Former Ambassador

    Trump and May offer Sri Lanka window of opportunity to renegotiate UNHRC  resolution: Former Ambassador

    The views of US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May on matters of national security offer a “window of opportunity” to the Sri Lankan government to re-negotiate the September 2015 UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution on it, says Dr.Dayan Jayatilleka, former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the UN in Geneva and France. Jayatilleka warned…

    NIE - Jan 26 18:09 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka’s Troubling Quest for Justice

    Sri Lanka’s Troubling Quest for Justice

    Though largely unreported internationally, Sri Lanka experienced a major political shake-up two years ago. In January 2015, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country’s hardline president, was defeated in his quest for an unprecedented third term. There were hopes the country was on the road to democratic and political reform. However, that journey has been, at best, a…

    Diplomat - Jan 13 16:54 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • Foreign participation in war crimes probe reiterated

    Foreign participation in war crimes probe reiterated

    Having repeatedly assured the country that the change of government, in January, 2015, had ended the likelihood of foreign participation in proposed war crimes inquiry, the yahapalana government struggled to cope up with a report released by its own outfit, headed by attorney-at-law, Mrs Manouri Muttetuwegama. The Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation…

    Island - Jan 11 21:25 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • Chennai Lawyers To Challenge Sri Lanka At UN

    Several high-profile lawyers and leaders of Law Societies are meeting in Chennai tomorrow to join a motion challenging the Sri Lankan government at the United Nations. This motion will be filed with the UN Human Rights Committee stating that the 6th amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution is a violation of freedom of speech and conscience guaranteed in Articles 18…

    Sunday Leader - Jan 09 18:11 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka task force seeks ‘hybrid’ war crimes court

    Sri Lanka task force seeks ‘hybrid’ war crimes court

    The state must release private land occupied by its armed forces, address lingering concerns of militarisation, enforced disappearances and livelihood opportunities in order to move ahead on its promise of reconciliation, a Sri Lankan task force has observed. The government-appointed Consultation Task Force (CTF), comprising civil society members such as activists…

    Hindu - Jan 06 17:31 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • Budget ignores ethnic reconciliation: TNA

    Budget ignores ethnic reconciliation: TNA

    The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), which accounts for sixteen of the eighteen Members of Parliament from the Tamil-speaking north and east, said annual budget ignores the pressing issue of ethnic reconciliation. TNA MP and spokesman M.A.Sumanthiran told Express on Saturday, that the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appears to have consulted the Sri Lanka Freedom…

    Daily Mirror - Nov 14 11:26 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • A Tamil Diaspora Perspective on Sri Lanka

    With respect to the Sinhala polity, the new government has brought in some democratic features such as fighting corruption. However, with respect to the Tamils, the new government, in a calculated and sophisticated manner, is consolidating the military victory of the previous regime into a political victory. The 99% Sinhalese Sri Lanka Army continues to occupy over…

    Huffington Post - Oct 14 14:50 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

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