Archive for August 26th, 2013

In this review of the first book on United Nations Human Rights Council, H. L. D. Mahindapala asks:Can Navi Pillay save human rights and UNHRC?

Monday, August 26th, 2013

H. L. D. Mahindapala Part I  The UN has notched some significant successes during its 68-year run, indicating that its life span is going to be more durable than its predecessor, the League of Nations, which  died prematurely. Unfortunately, one of its successes has not been in the field of human rights, though it is […]

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Commissioner Pillai: Separate the chaff from the wheat!

Monday, August 26th, 2013

By Philip Fernando in Los Angeles Let us hope that the visiting UN Commissioner Navinathan Pillai would not get inundated with the rabble and the self-serving!  Dr. Pillai please see for yourself that Sri Lanka can assertively claim a commonality of interests prevailing among all communities as a conduit for healthy give-and take after centuries of […]

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C.V.Wigneshwaran TNA Chief Ministerial Candidate to NPC, gives a new twist to 13th Amendment.

Monday, August 26th, 2013

By Charles.S.Perera The TNA’s Chief Ministerial Candidate C.V.Wigneshwaran is supposed to be a jurist, but unfortunately he seems to have got every thing wrong. He has said in a statement to  Colombo Gazette,  referring to the Indo-Lanka Pact,  “This is an international agreement. This came about following an agreement between India and Sri Lanka. But […]

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Inauspicious Timing of Pillai Visit Where The Urgency Of Grave World Issues Dictate !

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Insight By Sunil Kumar August 27th 2013    While the UN Human Rights envoy Naveen Pillai’s visit to Sri Lanka could be deemed a fact finding mission it has come at an inauspicious time when the President is out of the country which despite the criticism of some seems to have no bearing on the realities […]

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Ms Pillay what about civilians murdered by LTTE in Sri Lanka in non-combat areas and during ceasefires?

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Shenali D Waduge What or who gave the right to terrorists and their movements to plan, execute and eliminate people? What or who gave terrorists rights when they are not signatory or bound by the international laws that prevail? Who gave terrorists any right to declare war on nations and with what right have some […]

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WE ARE SCEPTICAL ABOUT NAVI PILLAI’S VISIT IN THE MIDST OF NPC ELECTIONS AND CHOGM

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Malin Abeyatunge The infamous UNHRC commissioner Navi Pillai is on her way to Sri Lanka on a fact finding mission has told Thomson Reuters Foundation by Email interview in her own words quote” I am going with an open mind and I plan to give a balanced preliminary assessment of my own impressions at the […]

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Navi Pillay ?

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Gamini Gunawardane    “ƒ”¹…”The  Island’ 16th Aug., reported that UNHR Commissioner Navi Pillay was due to visit this country during the last week of this month with a delegation, on the invitation of the government.      Like the little boy in the story of the king who was parading the streets naked thinking, and  others […]

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Sri Lanka of course welcomes Navi Pillai as a visitor and an open minded fact finder.

Monday, August 26th, 2013

 by Charles.S.Perera Navi Pillai has said that she does not come to criticise Sri Lanka, and that her visit is within the framework of human rights. But there is a small hitch in her statement, “I frame myself within the human rights standards set for the whole world by all the governments of the world […]

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මානව හිමිකම් උල්ලංඝණය කිරීම නීත්‍යානුකූලව පැවති සමාජයක නීතිය තුලින්, මානව හිමිකම් කුමක්දැයි සෙවීම

Monday, August 26th, 2013

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‘Sri Lanka Night’ concert in Belarus Capital

Monday, August 26th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Belarus, former Soviet Union and the Eastern European nation on a three-day official visit, graced the cultural and traditional dancing show, “ƒ”¹…”Sri Lankan Night’ at the Bolshoi Opera Theater in Minsk, capital city of Belarus last night on August 25. Sri Lankan cultural show was organised by […]

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Pillay’s visit to Jaffna: UN must be fair in selectivity of contesting political parties

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon Executive Director/Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) Center for Human Rights and Research (CHR)   Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) is deeply concerned about United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay  meeting selected political parties or groups contesting in the coming Northen Provincial Council (NPC) Election during […]

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UNHCR’s visit to Sri Lanka: welcome to the Emerald Isle, if the lady comes with an open mind

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Asada M Erpini The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is to visit Sri Lanka from 25th of August. Sri Lanka had extended her an invitation to visit the country two years back, but she obviously had her reasons to accede to it only now. It has already been announced that “ƒ”¹…”Civil Society’ representatives have […]

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Belarus is ready to welcome Sri Lankan President

Monday, August 26th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa will begin his three day official visit to Belarus, former Soviet Union country today on Sunday 25 August. Meanwhile Sri Lankan Embassy in Russia accredited to Belarus has organised many cultural and traditional dancing events called “ƒ”¹…”Mega Tourism Caravan’ an awareness campaign prior to the President’s visit to promote […]

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Armed robbery at journalist’s residence: Two army deserters held – Five-member gang included three brothers

Monday, August 26th, 2013

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island August 25, 2013, 10:00 pm The scene of Saturday’s abortive robbery (pic by Ranjith Wimalasiri) The police investigating Saturday’s abortive armed robbery at the Dickman’s Road residence of The Sunday Leader Associate Editor Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema, yesterday said that two of the four suspects, now in police custody, were army […]

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