Monthly Archives: October 2011
The war in Libya has something in common with the last phase of Sri Lanka’s own war, and can provide perspective on how Sri Lankan society must deal with its fallout. Like it happened in Sri Lanka with the LTTE, the remnants of the former Libyan army were encircled in the city of Sirte where, […]Read More
“Muammar is leader of the revolution until the end of time…. When they (the protestors) are caught they will beg for mercy, but we will not be merciful.” — Muammar Gaddafi (Address to the Nation – 22.2.2011)
January 18, 2011, Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa, eldest son of President Rajapaksa (‘The Universally-Renowned Lord of the Three-Sinhala Lands’), met […]Read More
Is there more to the sudden death of 40 year old Pitchai Jesudasan, the main suspect in the Lasantha Wickrematunge murder case?
Lasantha’s wife calls for inquiry
Lasantha’s wife Sonali Samarasinghe Wickrematunge told this correspondent there appeared at first glance to be some kind of cover up in keeping with the rest of the botched investigation that […]
A little more than a year after the United States took its seat for the first time as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council, debates
persist over whether it should have continued the Bush administration’s policy of disengaging from the UN’s primary human rights body. This debate largely revolves around the issue of […]
A United States delegation including 03 Congressmen accompanied by Sri Lankan Ambassador to U.S and Mexico Jaliya Wickramasuriya met
Secretary Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapksa this evening (Oct 18).
The delegation led by Congressman Hon. Albert Benjamin Chandler, III, is currently on a three day visit to the island under the Sri Lanka- U.S Parliamentary Exchange Programme.
The delegates […]
“Neither President Rajapakse nor I on his behalf will answer questions on war crimes, Director of the Presidential Media Unit told Lanka Standard today. The defiance from the Presidential Secretariat came
when Lanka Standard asked the President’s spokesperson how the President reacts to the new order by the US District Court on alternative service of summons.
OCTOBER 18, 2011: War-torn island’s former navy chief is named by witnesses in documents filed in Perth
Police in Australia are examining a so-called “war crimes” dossier of information that claims to confirm Sri Lankan forces bombed and shelled civilians during the country’s civil war.
And activists have called on the Australian authorities to make use of […]
REPORT FROM UNHRC IN GENEVA SEPTEMBER 2011 SESSIONS: As far as the UN Human Rights Council-HRC and Sri Lanka are concerned, the 18th session is historic. The President of this session is the Ambassador of Uruguay, Ms Laura Dupuy Lasserre.
Same speech each time
Since the HRC was established in 2006, the Minister of Plantations of Sri […]
Is this a functioning democracy or what? The governing coalition’s sweep of the local authorities election, the UNP’s successful resistance in a tough campaign in Colombo, as well as the TNA’s impressive performance at repeated elections in the North, make nonsense of the dark pronouncements
and forebodings of dictatorship. Homogenization leads to conformism, which crystallises into […]
Police are circulating the attached form in Jaffna with instructions to fill and hand over to the Grama Sevaka by tomorrow October 18,2011. The image of the form attached is the one that was delivered at a home in Nallur. This was usually done under the under Emergency Regulations. However the government disingenuously allowed the […]Read More
Tyrants and Their Families: Gaddafis and Rajapaksas
Lasantha’s murder suspect dies in custody – Editor’s wife Sonali calls for inquiry
Why the United States Should Continue to Engage the UN Human Rights Council
US Congressmen meet Gotabaya Rajapakse in Colombo
BREAKING NEWS: Rajapakse will not answer, summons published on pro LTTE websites says media chief
Australian police study Sri Lanka ‘war crimes’ dossier
REPORT on HRC SESSIONS: “I am telling the Truth, and nothing but the Truth”
Reading the results of the Municipal Elections
Freedom isn’t free: Jaffna residents still being monitored
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