Author Archive for Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha

What the independent Western media will not investigate

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Prof Rajiva Wijesinha  Secretary General  Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process 28 May 2009 The special session on Sri Lanka has come and gone, though interested parties such as the Dutch Foreign Minister seem determined to continue on an adversarial path. Nothing can be done however about those with political agendas, and though it is […]

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Foolishness or cunning – indiscriminate allegations about civilian deaths

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Prof Rajiva Wijesinha Secretary GeneralSecretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process (SCOPP) 26 May 2009 We are told that the UN claims that about 7,000 civilians have been killed in fighting between the Sri Lankan forces and the LTTE over the last few months. It is also claimed that 16,700 have been wounded, “ƒ”¹…”according to a […]

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A mystery solved

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Prof Rajiva Wijesinha Secretary General Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process When the delegation of British MPs visited Sri Lanka earlier this month, the hostility of the Conservative Party representative was disconcerting. Reports in the Daily Mail indicating that John Bercow is Labour’s favoured candidate for the vacant position of Speaker of the House may […]

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Dial M for Murder

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha Secretary General Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process   One of the few consolations of having to travel to Geneva practically weekly to deal with yet another British thrust against Sri Lanka is the range of old Alfred Hitchcock movies available en route. One I had not heard of before was “ƒ”¹…”Dial […]

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Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights Responds to The Times in London

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Rajiva Wijesinha Secretary Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights Sri Lanka Response to Times   The following response to an article published on May 21st was sent to the Times in London. It is regrettable that the correspondent claims he got no response from the Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights. His failure to […]

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An epitaph for terror

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

By: Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha When the news finally broke of the death of Prabhakaran, predictably enough there was rejoicing in the country. In Colombo this took the form of crowds bearing flags and processing through the streets. Though there was some inconvenience to vehicles, as far as my own experience went this was minimal, and […]

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Civilians escape to government safety, rebuke partisan European interference

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha  Secretary General  Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process The Peace Secretariat welcomes the latest efforts by the Sri Lankan forces, which have enabled over 5000 more of our fellow citizens to escape from LTTE clutches. It is also noteworthy that this has not been accompanied by allegations of large numbers of civilian […]

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Clarifying the Humanitarian Situation in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Presentation of Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha, Secretary Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights Presentation of Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha, Secretary Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights, at the “ƒ”¹…”Sudan, Sri Lanka, CERF Member States Briefing’ conducted by Sir John Holmes, UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief CoordinatorHohh at the Palais des Nations, […]

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Special Rapporteurs leap on the bandwagon

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process (SCOPP)    The Peace Secretariat is not entirely surprised by a recent statement of several United Nations Special Rapporteurs, which is of a piece with a recent campaign to rouse emotions about and against Sri Lanka. It is however disappointed that the Rapporteurs have not stopped to think that […]

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Health Ministry questions credibility of Dr Shanmugarajah

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights  No contact with Provincial or National Health authorities since October 2008  The Secretary to the Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition, Dr. H.A.P. Kahandaliyanage, has questioned the veracity and credibility of statements attributed to a doctor said to be working in the no-fire zone in north-eastern Sri Lanka. He […]

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GoSL Denies Reports of Civilian Casualties Caused by Armed

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process (SCOPP) The Government of Sri Lanka categorically denies reports attributable to sources aligned with or under duress from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as to supposed civilian casualties in the no-fire zone in north-eastern Sri Lanka. The most recent claim of 378 deaths and over 1,100 injured […]

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The suffering of civilians cornered by Human Rights Watch

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha Secretary General Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process   The Anglo American Corporation Human Rights Watch is now engaged in a campaign, along with its patrons, to denigrate Sri Lanka in the eyes of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. This follows its campaign throughout 2009 to dissuade civilians from leaving LTTE […]

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