Archive for March 3rd, 2012

Darusman Report, UNHCR, Otero and White flags

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Asada M Erpini It seems strange coincidence that on 02 February when some media reported Darusman and his panel members resurfacing, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights saying that the Sri Lanka’s LLRC Report is not up to UN standards and the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights of […]

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US hypocrisy and double standards undermines Council’s legitimacy, warns Ambassador Kunanayakam

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Courtesy TheIsland  04-03-2012 In a persuasive right of reply to the Statement made by U.S Under Secretary of State, Maria Otero, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative Tamara Kunanayakam warned the Human Rights Council that the hypocrisy and double standards displayed by the United States in its treatment of countries such as Sri Lanka would, if encouraged, […]

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‘What concerns us and our people is the insidious attempt to selectively target Sri Lanka’ – Ambassador Tamara Kunanayaka

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Courtesy TheIsland  04-03-2012 March 3, 2012, 6:23 pm Addressing the Human Rights Council under Agenda Item 2, Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam highlighted that a dangerous precedent was once again sought to be established by way of a debate on the recommendations of a domestic process. Referring to the High Commissioner of Human Rights’ reference to Sri […]

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Sri Lankans: Let Us Unite Against Proposed UN Resolution Undermining Sri Lanka’s Reconciliation Process !

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

One Sri Lanka Peace Watch Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced that the United States will support a resolution in the United Nationals Council on Human Rights meeting this month directed against Sri Lanka. The resolution will call for Sri Lanka to adopt the recommendations made recently by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission […]

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A day important for the Sinhala Language,A day important for the Sinhala Language

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

K. A. I. Kalyanaratne Manager, Training & Publications Postgraduate Institute of Management-Courtesy The Island  Isn’t the time ripe for a serious discourse on establishing a Standard Written Sinhala to arrest further deterioration of the mother tongue of the Sinhala nation: A similar exercise was undertaken forty-four years ago (in 1968) and the result was the […]

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No U.S. forces present,’Military on in Embassy in Sri Lanka’

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

The United States Embassy in Colombo has denied a report attributed to the Pentagon, which said the U.S. had special forces stationed in Sri Lanka. In a release issued in Colombo, the U.S. Embassy said: “References in the press to U.S. Special Forces being stationed in Sri Lanka are misleading. Members of the U.S. military […]

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