Archive for March 4th, 2014

Sri Lanka scores preliminary moral victory at UNHRC 2014

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge  The hype behind the US sponsored third resolution against Sri Lanka looks to be frizzling out with US/UK and India managing to get as co-sponsors nations that would hardly constitute power bases. Thus the 2 world bullies and their stooge together with Montenegro, Macedonia and Mauritius have placed the 1st draft forward. […]

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UNHRC – Part I: Navi Pillay Faulted For Abuse of Power

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

By Kalinga Seneviratne* | IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis SINGAPORE (IDN) – UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) head Navi Pillay’s current campaign against Sri Lanka over alleged human rights violations ” along with similar campaigns against Libya and Syria earlier ” could jeopardize the cause of human rights around the world, analysts say. Pillay released a report in […]

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The Spirit of the Christian Inquisition returns to the UNHRC to take Sri Lanka to the stake

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Shenali D. Waduge, SRI LANKA The Christian Inquisition in Europe, Goa and other parts of the Portuguese Empire of Asia including Sri Lanka, goes down in history as one of the most horrible crimes against humanity. The Inquisition launched by the Vatican, Catholic Church, civil authorities of Spain and Portugal paved the way for a […]

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THE GENEVA TRAP: Can private citizens help devise an escape-route?

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Dharshan Weerasekera ‘Flawed UN Strategy’ A reply to Vernon Boteju (Senior Attorney at Law) UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay’s long-awaited report on Sri Lanka is finally out. In it, she does exactly what I predicted in a paper published a few weeks ago in the Foreign Policy Journal, (“The UN’s Sri Lanka Strategy […]

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