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Provocative abuse of American power

H. L. D. MAHINDAPALA With incontrovertible evidence gleaned from unimpeachable international sources Daya Gamage, by far the most knowledgeable...

UNP: The party that couldn’t build highways or bring justice

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE Roads, and roads to justice are two different things. But, we’ll get to that. The opening...

THE ECONOMY AS A SUBJECT, SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE If there is an economy worth talking about, there is no need to crow about it...

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Sri Lanka: The case for Neutrality

There are sound domestic and strategic reasons for Colombo to pursue a strategy of neutrality Sri Lanka has been...

UNHRC Resolution: ‘An unwarranted, unjustified interference in the sovereign affairs of Sri Lanka’

The text of the speech made by Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena in Parliament yesterday: “The United Nations Human Rights...

Govt committed to protect those who helped crush terrorism – Dinesh Gunawardena

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena told Parliament that the Government remains committed to protect those who have made immeasurable sacrifices to neutralise terrorism,...

British Parliament must also discuss payment of reparations for colonial crimes committed in Ceylon

By Senaka Weeraratna(The writer is an Attorney-at-Law.) It is one of the great ironies of our time that the...

Truths, untruths and Sri Lankan commitment

BY FRANCES BULATHSINGHALA The international community, through its peculiar insistence on harping on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka...

Prerogatives following the Geneva Kangaroo Court decision

Few countries can boast of anything close to the track record of Britain when it comes to gross human rights violations. Genocide...

Full text: The Report on Human Rights Violations in the United States in 2020

BEIJING, March 24 (Xinhua) - China on Wednesday issued a report on the human rights situation in the United States.

Wanted: An International Center on Vexatious Persecution

The vote on the resolution against Sri Lanka was adopted on Tuesdays at the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council...

Give him a breather

By Rohana R. Wasala Sri Lankan Catholics, led by His Eminence Malcom Cardinal Ranjith, Bishop of Colombo, marked Black...

Sri Lanka can win the admiration of the world by resisting the UNHRC ‘ Inquisition’

By Senaka Weeraratna Cuba is one of the most admired countries in the Global South. Cuba stood up for...

Sri Lanka Armed Forces are CRUEL INHUMAN War Criminals – Look how they treated injured LTTE

Spare a few minutes to see the inhumanity of Sri Lanka’s Armed Forces. This video depicts the cruel nature...

Has Geopolitics Virus infected UNHRC?

The pile-on over Sri Lanka by UNHRC is a blatant use of human rights as a political weapon in the geopolitics of...

What accountability, transparency at UNHRC?

The UNHRC is an intergovernmental organisation, reporting directly to the United Nations General Assembly, with a mandate to promote and protect human...

No compromise on Sovereignty

Ending an unnerving month-long wait, the 46th United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Session culminated in Geneva...

UN Resolution Against Sri Lanka – Partisan and Unfair

Sri Lanka government had to face  strong separatist and militant groups for several years, who were  fighting bloody war demanding separate state...

Ferdi grills Lord Naseby: How the Colonel Gash Reports became Public ….. Late in the Day

Shamindra Ferdinando, in Island, 25 September 2019, where the title runs ““Naseby disappointed in Lanka’s collective failure to use ‘Gash reports’ for its defence”

The international perspective on Lanka and the gaps therein

BY FRANCES BULATHSINGHALA On March 16, an online event was hosted by an international human rights organisation- the Universal...

The critics have gone bananas

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE The method of the propagandists attempting to vilify the Government is to try and caricaturise the...

Did Sri Lanka commit ‘war crimes’? International Legal luminaries Sir Geoffrey Nice and Rodney Dixon says NO

The Mahinda Rajapakse government sought the legal opinion of a group of distinguished international legal luminaries who have been involved in war...

‘UK suppressed wartime HC dispatches unfavorable to Western strategy at UNHRC’

… 20-year UN ban on examination of accusations travesty of justice: ex-CJBy Shamindra Ferdinando Former Chief Justice Sarath Nanda...

Sri Lanka claims allegations raised in Geneva are politically biased

Sri Lanka today claimed that allegations raised against the country at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva are politically biased

March 22 will come and go, Sri Lanka will remain resilient

By Malinda Seneviratne Tomorrow (that is Monday, March 22) a vote will be taken in Geneva on a resolution...

Burqa ban and European double talk

At a time when Sri Lanka commenced a serious dialogue on the need for banning the burqa (face veil) and the nikab...

Were the UN officials / Diplomatic Envoys SLEEPING during Sri Lanka’s Conflict?

Isn’t it a surprise that the diplomats and UN officials have woken up only after the conflict ENDED and chose not to...

Pro-LTTE demonstrators ordered to pay costs to Maj Gen Priyanka Fernando

Pro-LTTE demonstrators who staged protests in front of the Sri Lanka High Commission in London on Sri Lanka’s 70th Independence Day on...

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The mishandling of a national problem and the predicament of war heroes

By Major General Nirmal Dharmaratne A glance at the last four decades of the military history of Sri...

Provocative abuse of American power

H. L. D. MAHINDAPALA With incontrovertible evidence gleaned from unimpeachable international sources Daya Gamage, by far the most knowledgeable...

UNP: The party that couldn’t build highways or bring justice

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE Roads, and roads to justice are two different things. But, we’ll get to that. The opening...

THE ECONOMY AS A SUBJECT, SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE If there is an economy worth talking about, there is no need to crow about it...