Day: 16 March 2018

Southern leadership would promise “Reconciliation” they don’t know

Reconciliation’ is a popular word in Colombo politics, touted by government leaders and NGO activists There are “two opposite beliefs and ideas” that came to be gradually embedded in Sinhala- Buddhist and Tamil societies Yet unlike a broken egg, broken societies can be mended without scars This country cannot afford to slip into a “Myanmar …

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Sri Lanka: Impunity Risks Creating Further and Further Violence: Former US War Crimes Amb. Stephen Rapp at UN Side Event !

by tmdas5@hotmail.com • ENGLISH NEWS At a Side event held at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Former United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes issues Ambassador Stephen Rapp said that: “When we look at the events over the last week, the attacks on Muslims [in Sri Lanka] by extremist Buddhist elements […], we certainly see the real …

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Sri Lanka: The Human Rights Crisis In The Tamil North & East – An Appeal For International Intervention

By Brian Senewiratne – Dr. Brian Senewiratne I am a Sinhalese from the majority community in Sri Lanka. I have campaigned for the past 70 years for the Tamil people to live with equality, dignity, safety and without discrimination. I cannot think of any time in the past seven decades that the outlook for the Tamil people …

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The record shows Gotabaya Rajapaksa to be less of a soldier and more of a manipulator

By Sarath De Alwis – Sarath De Alwis “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear” ~  George Orwell Memory’s struggle against forgetting A specter is haunting our land. It is the specter of a Gotabaya RajapaksaPresidency in 2020. We have forgotten how we feared Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s …

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POLITICAL HAND BEHIND COMMUNAL UNREST – DEPUTY MINISTER RANJAN RAMANAYAKE

After the Government’s attempts to control the tense situation that erupted in Digana and the suburbs, Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage, Ranjan Ramanayake says, immediate steps have to be taken to stop promoting religious extremism, communal unrest and hate speech. Deputy Minister Ramanayake in an interview with the Sunday Observer said, …

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Protest at UN against anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka demands minorities’ protection

Sri Lankan Muslims and supporters have demanded that the world organisation act to ensure that minorities are protected in the island nation and those behind the recent violence against their community are brought to justice. About 250 people joined a demonstration outside the UN organised on Wednesday by The Association of Sri Lankan Muslims in North …

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