UN Should Break Its Silence Over Gota’s Comments On Enforced Disappearances: TCSF

The press statement released by the Presidential Media Division on 17.01.2020 in relation to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s meeting with Hanaa Singer, UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, attributes the following views to President Rajapaksa with regards to the issue of enforced disappearances: 1. ‘missing persons are actually dead’ 2. ‘Most of them had been taken by the LTTE or forcefully conscripted’ 3. ‘after necessary investigations steps would be taken to issue a death certificate to these missing persons’ 4. ‘Afterwards their families would be given the support they need to continue…

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Gota And The Minorities

By Kumar David – Prof. Kumar David A Sri Lankan President, as reported by the BBC, New York Times and The Telegraph (UK) and not contradicted by him up to this time of writing, has for the first time dropped the bombshell that 20,000 Tamils were killed in the civil war. Before commenting on that let me discuss devolution. Allow me these premises.  1. Gota is on record as having said devolution is not possible because the majority are opposed. 2. I (KD) agree that this is factually correct. The Sinhalese are…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, UN Resident Coordinator Hanaa Singer and the “Actually Dead” 20,000 Missing Persons of Sri Lanka

By S. Jayanth Ten years after the end of the communal war against the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE), Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapakse has admitted that more than 20,000 missing persons during and after the war are “actually dead.” He was speaking to the UN Resident Coordinator Hanna Singer for Sri Lanka at the Presidential Secretariat on January 17. It is an extraordinary admission. For years calls by family members for information about their missing relatives have been all but ignored. No Sri Lanka official has previously…

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