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Sri Lanka: Legal proceedings against ‘Human Rights Pundit’ Sooka

The impugned conduct of Ms. Yasmin Sooka was also complained to the United Nations and the European Union by Major General Sallay. 

A draft UNHRC resolution on the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is set to present a resolution at the 46th Sessions of the UNHRC on (read, ‘against’) Sri Lanka. Ideally...

President’s unique speech that defined the nation and its historic values

To understand contemporary national politics and its complex combinations and permutations it is imperative that any student of politics must first get...

Colonialism beyond mild inconveniences

73 year after achieving dominion-hood, the true legacy of colonialism is yet to be fully uncovered, studied, and reversed.

Lanka well poised to navigate challenges to Sovereignty

Sri Lanka commemorates its seventy-third anniversary of Independence today but celebrations will be conducted on a solemn and sombre note and on...

UNHRC: Truth and Reconciliation and the Tamil parties

Why is it that the UNHRC and other international bodies continuously hold an opinion that is contrary to the common accepted truth...

UNHRC Chief’s report politically biased

Most alarming in the Report is the obvious political bias expressed in favor of the last government and against the present government....

“Allow us to build our nation in at our own space and at our own pace!” — 31 civil society organizations tell UN...

Thirty one civil society organizations have issued a petition to Ms Hanaa Singer-Hamdy, the UN's Resident Coordinator, outlining the developments in post-conflict...

How many Tamil children did TNA save from being turned to child soldiers by LTTE?

The Diplomats and UN officials and members of the international community always enjoy visiting the TNA every time they come to Sri...

President calls for positive thinking to overcome challenges

President calls for positive thinking to overcome challenges

Making Independence meaningful

‘’East is East West is West ‘’ by Rudyard Kipling (1889) is a famous saying who is a philosopher born in India...

‘Hoist National Flag to celebrate Independence’ — Muslim organizations

Twenty one leading Muslim organizations have released a joint statement calling all Muslims to hoist the national flag to mark the 73rd...

Blessed are the rain-makers for they make the earth yield hope

By Malinda Seneviratne I was not anywhere close to the Nandikadal Lagoon during the last stages of the struggle...

Blessed are the resilient for they shall protect this land and our children

By Malinda Seneviratne The days following the elimination of the LTTE leadership were justifiably joyous for a nation...

Sri Lanka’s Citizens Reply to UNHRC

Dear Members of the UNHRC, We, the citizens of Sri Lanka have a long proud historical past. We lived...

It’s the season of condescension

Come January and sometimes even late December, we notice an outpouring of ‘concern’ for Sri Lanka. There are countries, which were to...

Facing the Geneva challenge

“International politics is never about democracy and human rights. It’s about the interests of states. Remember that, no matter what you are...

Government by, for and with the UNHRC or the people?

By Malinda Seneviratne Last week we wrote that it’s time for the Geneva Circus and that it would come...

Post-conflict Sri Lanka: Blessed are the children, for they will not be snatched

By Malinda Seneviratne These are days of self-righteous chest-beating and bleeding-heart humanitarianism about the plight of Tamils in Sri...

Justice for Sri Lanka @ UNHRC 46

To: The United Nations and its Member States Re: Take Impartial Action against Terrorists and Supporters

Sectoral Oversight Committee Report on National Security gathering dust!

The Easter Sunday attack was a clear indictment on the then government’s shortsightedness on national security issues....

A child by any other name would smell as sweet

A book dedicated to all our children in times of terrorism. Children with and children without names. Children remembered and children forgotten....

COVID-19: THE THURSDAY REPORT (November 27, 2020)

The after-shocks of ‘Peliyagoda’ continue to be felt. As of today, a total 21,468 cases have been reported in Sri Lanka. There...

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Take Human Rights seriously, not so much the council or office

By Dr Laksiri Fernando The 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council started on 22 February morning with...

Sri Lanka Core Group leader admits Gash reports not submitted to UNHRC

UK hindered war crimes investigation – Naseby tells Bachelet By Shamindra Ferdinando Leader of Sri Lanka...

The President’s position probably has empathy from all quarters

Writers, commentators and all types of Toms, Dicks, Harriets, Girigorises and Haramanises have gone into a state of apoplexy over the President’s...

Foreign Policy: an examination of alleged ‘incorrigibility’

By Malinda Senevirathne In 1996 Sri Lanka won the Cricket World Cup. The internet was in its infancy at...