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RESOURCE MATERIAL: DEALING WITH MASS CRIMES IN SRI LANKA
Published Date: 25/09/2015 (Friday)
Global Diligence a legal advisory service engaged in public interest work has produced a resource material dealing with mass crimes in Sri Lanka. This Resource Material is produced in connection to the Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability, and Human Rights in Sri Lanka’(the ‘OHCHR Report’) and the accompanying ‘ Report of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (the ‘OISL Report’)
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JAFFNA CENTRAL COLLEGE : An Evolutionary Account
Published Date: 25/09/2015 (Friday)
The oldest permanent school founded in the area of the Kingdom of Jaffna of the Portuguese Period, Jaffna Central College is to celebrate the Bicentenary of its founding, on the First of August 2016. It was founded by the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society in England. The Christianity of the day was evolved from the Roman Catholic Church. In due course, Rev. Martin Luther could not agree with certain practices of the Pope protested to such practices. Protestant Church was founded. Methodism is one of the major denominations in Protestant Christianity. Christians who adopted a methodical Christianity were called Methodists. English Education in Jaffna owes its obligation and debt to Protestant Christianity.
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Novelist sues Sri Lanka UN rep Subinay Nandy
Published Date: 24/09/2015 (Thursday)
Well known novelist. cultural critic and public intellectual Dr. Gunadasa Amarasekera yesterday filed a plaint in Colombo District Court seeking to get two declarations from Court against Subinay Nandy, United Nations representative in Sri Lanka. Plaint filed through Attorney-at-Law, Kapila Gamage, plaintiff states that acts of United Nations Organization caused him dishonour and disgrace. Illegal acts of UNO are not covered by Immunities of Conventions on privileges and immunities of the United Nations.
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Sri Lanka rejects international war crimes probe
Published Date: 22/09/2015 (Tuesday)
Sri Lanka's prime minister today rejected a UN call for international involvement in an investigation into alleged war crimes. Ranil Wickremesinghe said talks were under way to establish a credible domestic mechanism to investigate abuses during the decades-long conflict with Tamil separatist rebels that ended in May 2009. "There is nothing to be got from abroad," Wickremesinghe said, after a damning UN report recommended Colombo allow international experts to assist its domestic investigation.
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South Korea assures assistance to Sri Lanka in several fields
Published Date: 22/09/2015 (Tuesday)
A high level delegation from South Korea assured President Maithripala Sirisena that they would provide assistance to Sri Lanka in several fields including finance, internal security, small and medium industries and employment, the President's Media said. They made this assurance when they called on the President at the Presidential Secretariat today (September 21).
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Just published: Kurdistan And The Kurds Under The Syrian Occupation
Published Date: 22/09/2015 (Tuesday)
A New Book “Kurdistan and the Kurds under the Syrian Occupation” by the renowned scholar and a Kurdish politician Jawad Mella has been released recently. The 388 pages English book sheds new light on the plight of Kurds under the Syrian Occupation. Since the end of World War I, the Kurds have had no national rights, and their country Kurdistan was divided and occupied by Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Syria and former Soviet Union as an international colony, and the Kurds have been prosecuted, massacred, assimilated and denied the very basic human rights.
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High profile UN Working Group on Disappearances to visit SL in November
Published Date: 22/09/2015 (Tuesday)
The UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances or Involuntary Disappearances is to visit Sri Lanka from November 9 - 18, its chair, Ariel Dulitzky informed the UN Human Rights Council. “The time for words and promises is over. It is now the time for action on behalf of relatives to support their fight for truth, justice, reparation and memory,” Dulitzky told the UNHRC session last Friday.
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Hybrid mechanism not a first option with new government
Published Date: 21/09/2015 (Monday)
The long anticipated UN investigation report into alleged war crimes committed during the last phase of Sri Lanka’s war was released last week by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The investigation team has made strong indictments against both the government and LTTE forces for war crimes. The most contentious aspect of the report is likely to be its recommendation that the government should "adopt a specific legislation establishing an ad hoc hybrid special court, integrating international judges, prosecutors, lawyers and investigators, mandated to try war crimes and crimes against humanity, with its own independent investigative and prosecuting organ."
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Japan is to fight on foreign soil for the first time since World War ll
Published Date: 21/09/2015 (Monday)
The upper house of the Japanese parliament passed the law on Saturday, despite fierce attempts by opposition politicians to block the move. The approval makes the contentious security bills into law, loosening post-World War II constraints on the use of force by the military to its own self-defence only. The law will allow the military to defend Japan’s allies even when the country isn’t under attack, work more closely with the U.S. and others. They will also be able participate more fully in international peacekeeping.
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EU to grant GSP plus
Published Date: 21/09/2015 (Monday)
The European Union Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mr. David Daly attending the 23rf Export Awards ceremony of the Sri Lankan National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) announced that the new government’s policies on improving human rights, good governance and strengthening democratic institutions is very encouraging to grant GSP plus and lift fish export ban to EU countries. Mr.Daly said that the EU would consider the Sri Lanka’s request seriously, as there was a huge evaluation process to take the final decision to grant both GSP plus and remove the fish export ban to the EU.
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UN defends 'silence on genocide' in Sri Lanka war crimes report
Published Date: 21/09/2015 (Monday)
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has defended the findings of its report on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, which drew criticism from several quarters for its “silence” on genocide in the island nation. Responding to a question sent by The Hindu in this regard, Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the High Commissioner, stated via email: “This [the U.N. report] does not preclude such a finding [that genocide was committed] being made as a result of further criminal investigations, including by the hybrid court that we recommend.”
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Bridge will make SL another Indian State: Gammanpila
Published Date: 21/09/2015 (Monday)
Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) General Secretary and MP Udaya Gammanpila today criticised the move by India to create a bridge connecting Sri Lanka and charged the link would only work in favour of India ultimately making Sri Lanka another State of India. He said India had requested a loan of USD 5.2 billion from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the project but not once mentioned that Sri Lanka too have to share when paying the loan.
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TNA calls for ‘reasonable, durable’ political solution
Published Date: 19/09/2015 (Saturday)
The Leader of Opposition in Parliament and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) chief, R. Sampanthan, has said the Tamil question should be resolved “on the basis of what is happening in Geneva”. In his reaction to the publication of a report by the U.N. on human rights violations in Sri Lanka, Mr. Sampanthan told The Hindu: “On the basis of genuine reconciliation, there must be a just, reasonable, durable and workable political solution.”
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US draft resolution on Lanka echoes Zeids’s call for international judges
Published Date: 19/09/2015 (Saturday)
The first draft of the US resolution on Sri Lanka calls on the Government to involve “international investigators, prosecutors and judges” in the judicial mechanism to probe and prosecute allegations that war crimes were committed during the last years of the war. The recommendation for international judges and prosecutors signals that the US and other member states drafting the resolution have accepted the declaration by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein that Sri Lanka’s criminal justice system is not capable of dealing with the seriousness of the crimes a report by his office believes were committed during the war.
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Lankan War Crimes:'You don't ask the accused what kind of trial he would like', Callum Macrae
Published Date: 19/09/2015 (Saturday)
In an interview to TNM, 'No Fire Zone' producer and journalist Callum Macrae says change in government has meant little for Tamils Days after the United Nations Human Rights Council released its report on the human rights violations and war crimes during the 2009 Sri Lankan civil war, there has been increasing pressure from the international community to set up an independent international court to look into the crimes and bring its perpetrators to justice. One of the most vocal activists for an independent judicial enquiry into war crimes is film-maker and journalist Callum Macrae, who has exposed the severity and brutality of the war crimes through his documentaries Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields and No Fire Zone.
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UN secretary welcomes UNHRC report on Sri Lanka
Published Date: 19/09/2015 (Saturday)
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the Report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka. In a statement on Thursday, Secretary -General's spokesperson said: "He hopes that its important recommendations will help support the effort of the people and the Government of Sri Lanka to carve a durable path toward long-lasting peace and stability and respect for human rights, through a genuine and credible process of accountability and reconciliation that meets international standards. The victims of all communities, their families and the Sri Lankan nation itself demand no less than a full and proper reckoning."
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Statement on the UN Sri Lanka Investigation Report
Published Date: 18/09/2015 (Friday)
The release on 16 September of the long-awaited report by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on its Sri Lanka investigation (OISL) is a dramatic advance that can help the country respond to its painful legacy of war. The report is a compelling examination of the abuses committed by all sides during the lengthy civil conflict and the steps required to pursue justice, accountability and reconciliation as part of democratic recovery. The UN Human Rights Council (HRC), which mandated the report, should demonstrate the same leadership by endorsing and supporting its conclusions and recommendations at the present session
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ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF THE HYBRID SPECIAL COURTS
Published Date: 18/09/2015 (Friday)
The process leading to the establishment of the hybrid special domestic international courts in Sri Lanka, while somewhat improvised, nonetheless reveals a few potentially enduring positive attributes of this newly emerging form of accountability. Of course, the success of any effort to confront past atrocities through criminal trials, will depend on the particular social, political, and cultural context. The need for such an effort to confront the past, and the role it might play in establishing peace and democratic institutions of governance likewise varies considerably depending on the unique circumstances.
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Statement by Sri Lankan Civil Society members on OHCHR reports on Sri Lanka
Published Date: 18/09/2015 (Friday)
We the undersigned Sri Lankan civil society activists and organisations welcome the report of the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka, and the report of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL). We fully endorse and call for the immediate implementation of the OISL’s recommendations to the GoSL, the UN system and the Member States of the UNHRC.
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Moving towards accountability
Published Date: 18/09/2015 (Friday)
Accountability for past excesses is not easily achieved in post-conflict societies, but its need and relevance cannot be brushed aside. Fostering peace and reconciliation among formerly feuding sections of society, and finding constitutional solutions to core political issues are often the final objectives. However, transformative and substantive justice requires establishing the truth about past crimes perpetrated as part of a deliberate policy. The human rights investigation report on Sri Lanka, submitted to the UN Human Rights Council by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, seeks to address the crucial question of accountability in the island nation for the “horrific crimes” committed by all parties to the conflict that ended in 2009.
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Nationwide Campaign to counter threats to National Interests.
Published Date: 18/09/2015 (Friday)
Over sixty organisations is expected to meet this morning in Colombo to launch a nationwide campaign to counter what they call new threats to national interests. The organisations would meet at the Sri Sambuddhaloka Vihara in Colombo Fort to unveil a five-point plan to devise a national political agenda for that purpose, Member of the Chairmen Board of the newly formed Jathika Ekamuthuwa
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The Liberal Party of Canada welcomes UN report on Sri Lanka
Published Date: 17/09/2015 (Thursday)
Today, the Liberal Party of Canada welcomed the Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka released in Geneva yesterday. The UN report is the result of 6 years of intense work by victims groups, Non-Governmental Organizations and the United Nations Human Rights Council.
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India, Sri Lanka ink civil nuclear pact, agree to expand defence ties
Published Date: 16/09/2015 (Wednesday)
Taking the ties to a new level, India and Sri Lanka today inked a civil nuclear pact besides deciding to expand defence and security cooperation. This was announced after the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena during which both the leaders expressed commitment to find a solution to the emotive fishermen issue by adopting a constructive and humanitarian approach.
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Critical Moment In Geneva - But Will the Tamils See Justice?
Published Date: 16/09/2015 (Wednesday)
In the closing stages of Sri Lanka's 26 year civil war in 2009, government forces closed in on the beleaguered Tamil Tigers and encouraged Tamil civilians to seek refuge in "no fire zones". These no-fire zones were then systematically shelled by the army. Thousands of Tamil civilians died. Between 1956 and 2001, it is alleged that the Tamil population suffered over one hundred massacres. Other communities have also suffered as a result of the Tigers, as well as at the hands of the state. I heard horrendous stories from Tamil constituents of the violence that took place in Sri Lanka. It was these haunting experiences that were relayed to David Cameron when he visited Jaffna in 2013.
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UN urges creation of special court in Sri Lanka after new report confirms ‘horrific’ abuses
Published Date: 16/09/2015 (Wednesday)
A new report released today by the United Nations human rights office has identified patterns of grave violations in Sri Lanka between 2002 and 2011, and recommends the establishment of a hybrid special court to ensure that justice is served. “Our investigation has laid bare the horrific level of violations and abuses that occurred in Sri Lanka, including indiscriminate shelling, extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, harrowing accounts of torture and sexual violence, recruitment of children and other grave crimes,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said in a news release.
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