Archive for March 28th, 2014

“UNHRC RESOLUTION – REJECTED” -PRESIDENT

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Courtesy The Daily News Will press ahead with Sri Lanka’s own reconciliation plan Resolution only hurts our reconciliation efforts President Mahinda Rajapaksa rejected Thursday’s UN Human Rights Council resolution calling for a probe into alleged human rights violations, telling AFP that he would instead press ahead with Sri Lanka’s own reconciliation plan. “We reject this,” […]

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Ignoring Accountability and Focusing on Marketing Campaigns Led to the UNHRC Debacle

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Dilrook Kannangara UNHRC 2014 was the worst ever for Sri Lanka. However, it was the best in Lanka’s media response.  If we fail to learn from history, we will repeat historical mistakes. It is extremely difficult for us to accept defeat and even more difficult to accept the fallibility of our strategy. But UNHRC voting […]

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US Resolution and heavy weights bullying Sri Lanka !

Friday, March 28th, 2014

P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne The US, UK and Canada, with all their power and might could muster only 23 votes at the UNHRC session – one less than 2012 and two less than 2013. Twelve voted against the Resolution while 12 others abstained. Therefore, as a whole there are 24 against the Resolution. As such, the sponsors and the co-sponsors […]

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UNHRC Vote in Geneva though a moral victory for Sri Lanka time to shun gutless (bayagulla) diplomacy

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Shenali D. Waduge Sri Lanka can claim a moral victory on the basis that 2014 UNHRC Resolution was adopted against Sri Lanka with 23 votes while a majority comprising 24 nations did not support the Resolution by either voting against or abstaining with India joining the list of abstentions. This is a striking difference from […]

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A MORAL VICTORY

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Editorial  (Daily News) At the time of writing, word was not out on the vote on the US sponsored Resolution against Sri Lanka, at the UN Human Rights Council. Sri Lanka does not expect to win that contest, but the moral victory has long been assured. There is a virtual avalanche of support for the […]

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