OHCHR report a pathfinder to greater reconciliation

Forming A Hybrid Court Is Not Like Getting A Hybrid Vehicle – Akila Viraj Kariyawasam

By Waruni Karunarathne

Media spokesperson of the United National Party (UNP), Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that despite various criticisms levelled by some groups, the new government does not provide protection or immunity to criminals and anybody who are involved in corruption. He added that despite the expansion of the cabinet, the government has saved a lot more by cutting down unnecessary expenditures and by putting an end to a system of corruption.

Following are excerpts of the interview:

Lanka close to consensus in Geneva

The outcome of the early stages of the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, can only be construed as a pyrrhic victory for Sri Lanka after its diplomatic cadre had waged an arduous battle at the Council over the past five years.

It all began on the eve of May 27, 2009, when the 11th session of the UNHRC adopted a resolution on assistance to Sri Lanka in the promotion and protection of human rights in which the Council urged the Government to continue strengthening its activities to ensure that there was no discrimination against ethnic minorities in the enjoyment of the full range of human rights………….. READ MORE

OHCHR report a pathfinder to greater reconciliation

killing 14The much anticipated report of the Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has emphasized on the need of setting up a hybrid special Court to investigate into the alleged war crimes and human rights violations, which were believed to have been committed during the final phase of the civil strife between the years of 2002 and 2009 in the Island…………….READ ALL