IHL, Genocide & Investigation On Sri Lanka

By R.M.B Senanayake – Report of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (Advance version) The Human Rights Council adopted Resolution 255/1 in March 2014 requesting the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to “undertake a comprehensive investigation into alleged serious violations and abuses of Human Rights and related crimes by both parties during the period covered by the LLRC to ensure accountability for any alleged violations and crimes.” The mandate for the Investigation was to cover the period from February 2002 to November 2011. There was the Ceasefire Agreement of…

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CID names Ekneligoda’s abductors

By Niranjala Ariyawansha The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) reporting to the Homagama Magistrate’s Court last Tuesday said that journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda had been taken to Giritale Army Camp and to Akkaraipattu blindfolded before he was killed. According to facts reported by CID SSP Shani Abeysekare, Ekneligoda had been taken to the Girtale Army Camp on 24 January 2010, as the Officer Commanding of Giritale Army Camp had stated to the CID. SSP Shani Abesekara added that the CID had evidence that Lt. Col. Arjuna Kumararathna, Lt. Col. Ravindra Rupasinghe and…

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Ex-Minister Cooray indirectly blames Rajapaksas for SLFP’s sorry plight

by Shamindra Ferdinando Former government Minister Reginald Cooray yesterday said that in spite of suffering two major defeats at the presidential and parliamentary polls during 2015, the party had not yet been able to adopt remedial measures for want of what he called self-criticism on the part of those who had previously wielded power. Addressing the media at the SLFP party office on T.B. Jayah Mawatha, the ex-MP stressed that the SLFP’s internal crisis had paved the way for the UNP’s return to power. Had they managed to address contentious…

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Defeated Mahinda to get an opportunity…

An incident where former President Mahinda Rajapaksa declaring open a bridge on the 8th one day after former President Chandrika Bandaranayke Kumaratunga had inspected the bridge is reported from Attanagalla area. According to reports the new bridge across Attanagalu Oya to replace the old bridge was built with state funds. The money had been made available during Mahinda Rajapaksa regime by the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Mr. Basil Rajapaksa. On the 7th former President Chandrika Bandaranayke  Kumaratunga had inspected the bridge and the next day Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa had…

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