Archive for July 7th, 2010

UNHCR MARKS PROGRESS IN SRI LANKA — REFUGEE PROTECTION NO LONGER NECESSARY -Scaling Back Operations in Batticaloa

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

COUNTRY INFORMATION UPDATE EMBASSY OF SRI LANKA, WASHINGTON, D.C. JULY 07, 2010  The United Nations refugee commission, UNHCR, has issued a report noting the substantial progress and stability Sri Lanka has attained in the year since it declared victory over the LTTE terrorist group in May 2009. “At the time of writing,” the July 5, […]

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SRI LANKA: FROM WAR TO RECONCILIATION

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

By Jaliya Wickramasuriya, Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States Just one year ago, Sri Lanka prevailed in its decades-long war on terrorism, a victory that promises an era of reconciliation and prosperity in my country. Over the past month, senior U.S. officials have praised Sri Lanka’s journey from war to peace. White House advisers […]

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Sri Lanka & the UN panel to probe war crimes

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario .Canada July 7, 2010 The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN   Sir:   “Demonstrators led by a Sri Lankan cabinet minister surrounded the UN office in Colombo on Tuesday and kept staff under siege to protest against a UN panel set up to probe war crimes…”, […]

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