Thursday, April 15, 2021

Commentary

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...

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...

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...

Loquacious ‘pro-Muslim’ campaigner in a soup

By Rajpal Abeynayake This article attempts to chart the current course of Sri Lankan politics within the meaning 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...

‘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...

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...

CID to probe statement made by MP Nalin Bandara on SIS Director

Director of the State Intelligence Services (SIS) Major General Suresh Salley lodged a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) against SJB...

UK High Court acquits Maj. Gen. Priyanka Fernando

Allowing the appeal made to the UK High Court by Major General Priyanka Fernando, the former Minister Counsellor (Defence) of the Sri...

Has the UNHRC become a marionette show?

Ranjiv Goonawardena of International Consultants who is an ardent defender of Sri Lanka had a virtual meeting with Lord Naseby on March...

A challenging week for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka faces a challenging task at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) next week as it takes on Western nations...

Cheerio EU, hello EA (and more, hopefully!)

By Malinda Seneviratne Here’s a lovely headline: ‘40 countries join resolution on SL as co-sponsors and additional co-sponsors.’ Forty...

Does Geneva matter to Sri Lanka?

Any action matters only if the motive is genuine and not clouded by double standards and inconsistency. The UNHRC, from top to...

UNHRC: ‘When the end justifies the means…’

By Malinda Seneviratne In Geneva, essentially, it will be a West vs East battle, considering the key players. It...

Military action had to be taken as all efforts to persuade LTTE to accept political solution failed – SL Permanent Rep to UN

Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, Mohan Peiris, said on Friday that Sri Lankan governments had done its best...

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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...