Archive for August 30th, 2013

Derelict human rights drifting aboard rudderless UNHRC-Part II

Friday, August 30th, 2013

H. L. D. Mahindapala  When the first-born apex institution to protect human rights, the United Nations Human Rights Commission, is killed and buried unceremoniously by its founding fathers at the UN for failing to live up to its mandate it is legitimate to ask whether its successor, the United Nations Human Rights Council, can survive […]

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MS NAVI PILLAI – MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS INSTEAD OF STEPPING OUT OF LINE

Friday, August 30th, 2013

By  M D P DISSANAYAKE There are suspicious circumstances  in the manner in which  the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Ms Navi Pillai  has  so far conducted her meetings   in Sri Lanka.   During her recently concluded tour of North and East, she had organised and attended two secret  unscheduled  meetings,   During her visit to Trincomalee, […]

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Sri Lanka’s Court of Appeal ruling stopping Animal Sacrifice strengthens hope for Moral Leadership

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Shenali D Waduge Sri Lanka’s Court of Appeal ruling delivered on August 29, 2013 has rightfully banned the slaughter of animals for religious purposes and ruled that the police had every right to prevent such animal slaughter from taking place indicating that freedom of religion cannot overrule or overturn existing country laws. The country owes […]

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Sri Lanka Court of Appeal empowers police to prevent illegal slaughter of animals at Munneswaram Kovil

Friday, August 30th, 2013

By Chitra Weerarathne Courtesy: Island  The Court of Appeal yesterday empowered the IGP and the police authorities in Chilaw to prevent the slaughter of animals at the Munneswaram Kovil in Chilaw, if those administering the kovil violated the Butchers’ and Cruelty to Animals’ Ordinances. The Court issued a Writ of Mandamus (mandatory order) directing the […]

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The Syrian conflict

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Michelle Alexander With the escalation in the civil war in Syria, the USA is contemplating military action. This time however, they may have to do it without the UK, as Prime Minister David Cameron had to back down due to the House of Parliament voting against military action until more evidence is presented. This is […]

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‘IF WE HAVE ARMS, IT’S FEDERALISM AND BEYOND’ – TNA-‘If we don’t have weapons we will get nothing’:

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Courtesy The Daily News Suresh Premachandran, MP of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said the Tamil people can begin talks on a federal solution only if ‘we have weapons.’ “We can talk going even beyond that. If we don’t have weapons we will get nothing,” he added. He said this at the maiden election rally […]

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