Ranil rejects UN call for international judges in war crimes probe – VIDEO

Ranil rejects UN call for international judges in war crimes probe – VIDEO

As Sri Lanka’s international allies are busy in Geneva passing yet another resolution, giving two more years for Colombo to implement in full the 2015 October UN resolution, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has firmly rejected foreign judges in a war crimes panel-  a key element in the resolution. Responding to question by Dinesh Gunawardena -…

Chinese Defence Minister meets Sirisena amid controversy over Hambantota stake

Chinese Defence Minister meets Sirisena amid controversy over Hambantota stake

Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan met and held talks with Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday (March 20), kicking off a three-day visit that could unnerve neighbouring India. The meeting high-level meeting has taken place as some Colombo-based diplomats say that Chinna was cocerned over Sri Lanka’s tilt towards the US and the West.…

Callum Macrae calls for demonstration in defence of Lena Hendry

Callum Macrae calls for demonstration in defence of Lena Hendry

  Callum Macrae, the Director of ‘No Fire Zone’, a documentary that exposed war crimes largely committed by Sri Lankan armed forces during the final months of the war, has called for a demonstration in defence of in defence of Malaysian human rights activist Lena Hendry, who has been found guilty for screening the documentary…

Sri Lanka’s progress on accountability ‘worryingly slow’: Zeid

Sri Lanka’s progress on accountability ‘worryingly slow’: Zeid

  The UN Human Rights Chief on Friday said Sri Lanka’s progress in implementing the UN resolution of 2015 October has been “worryingly slow” and warned that the lack of a comprehensive strategy “to address accountability for past crimes risk derailing the momentum towards lasting peace, reconciliation and stability”. Releasing a comprehensive and hard-hitting report,…

UNHRC in Geneva: Sri Lanka admits ongoing torture – VIDEO

UNHRC in Geneva: Sri Lanka admits ongoing torture – VIDEO

  Coming under mounting pressure from the UN treaty bodies and international human rights organisations, Sri Lanka on Tuesday admitted that the torture by the police and the government security forces is ongoing in the island nation, despite regime change two years ago. Speaking at the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Sri…


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