Monthly Archives: May 2011


Sri Lanka urged to scrap emergency two years after war

India has urged Sri Lanka to scrap far-reaching emergency powers and probe allegations of human rights violations.
The emergency remains two years after the government’s military defeat of the Tamil Tigers on 18 May 2009.
The Indian call came in a bilateral communique issued after talks in Delhi between the two countries’ foreign ministers, SM Krishna and […]

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By Charles Haviland | Published on May 5, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Sri Lanka’s circular argument on Human Rights

Women accessing legal aid in Vavunativu

When I listened to Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister G.L.Peiris speak on April 22,2011  at the press conference in Colombo, on the UN panel report on alleged war crimes in the last stages of Sri Lanka’s civil war I was chilled. Indeed it took be back in history 4 years […]

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By Jasteena Dhillon | Published on May 4, 2011 at 3:06 am

Check point travails

JANUARY 13, 2008: There is a pathos that consumes my soul as I observe policemen stationed at every foot nay every inch of the road liberally dotting the city, arms and ammunition at the ready, while the anticipated bomb and claymore mine always seems to explode somewhere else.
It is difficult to imagine the really hardened […]

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By Eve | Published on May 1, 2011 at 11:21 pm


Politics

A recent UN-commissioned report said both sides in the war committed war crimes

Sri Lanka urged to scrap emergency two years after war

A recent UN-commissioned report said both sides in the war committed war crimes India has urged Sri Lanka to scrap far-reaching emergency powers and probe allegations ...

Human Rights

Women accessing legal AID in Vavunativu

Sri Lanka’s circular argument on Human Rights

Women accessing legal aid in Vavunativu When I listened to Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister G.L.Peiris speak on April 22,2011  at the press conference in Colombo, ...

Life with Eve

Check point travails

JANUARY 13, 2008: There is a pathos that consumes my soul as I observe policemen stationed at every foot nay every inch of the road ...