Author Archive for Security

UNHRC Resolution: Govt. in trap of its own making

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Courtesy The Island March 25, 2017, 8:02 pm The UNHRC resolution which was co-sponsored by Sri Lanka and passed without a vote last Thursday has given the government two years to deliver on the commitments made in UNHRC Resolution No: 30/1 of October 2015. Unlike in previous years, this year’s UNHRC resolution did not generate much […]

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බුද්ධි අංශ අවුලේ…… සියලු රහස්‌ මෙන්න

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

සමන් ගමගේ උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින නව රජය බලයට ආ දිනයේ සිට රටට යළි “මිලේනියම් සිටි” පාවා දීම සිහිගන්වමින් බුද්ධි අංශ රණවිරුවන්ට එරෙහි විමර්ශන ආරම්භ කළ රහස්‌ පොලිසිය ඉකුත් සතියේ ඇමැති සරත් ෆොන්සේකා පැවසූ බව කියමින් ආන්දොaලනාත්මක කතාවක්‌ ගල්කිස්‌ස අධිකරණයට වාර්තා කළේය. සරත් ෆොන්සේකා මෙසේ සීඅයිඩීයට කී කතාව වන්නේ කුමක්‌ද? ඉකුත් 2008 – 2009 වර්ෂයන්හිදී සිදුවූ […]

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ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‌ෂ කලකට පසු යළිත් ඇත්ත හෙළිකරයි -හමුදාවේ එහෙම කණඩායම් සිටියානම් අත්අඩංගුවට ගත යුත්තේ ෆොන්සේකාව- හෙන්දාවිතාරණ කළේ ඩෙස්‌ක්‌ ජොබ් එකක්‌

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

සාකච්ඡා කළේ – මනෝඡ් අබයදීර උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින දිනෙන් දින ඉහළ යන ආරක්‌ෂක බුද්ධි අංශ සාමාජිකයන් අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීම සම්බන්ධව සමාජයේ ඇතිවී තිබෙන කතාබහ පිළිබඳ සංවාදය සඳහා හිටපු ආරක්‌ෂක ලේකම් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‌ෂ මහතා සමග ‘දිවයින ඉරිදා සංග්‍රහය’ කරන සාකච්ඡාවයි මේ. ප්‍රශ්නය – ත්‍රස්‌තවාදය ජයගැනීම සදහා ත්‍රිවිධ හමුදාවට නායකත්වය දුන් ප්‍රධානියා ඔබ. ඔබ යටතේ සේවය කළ නිලධාරීන් බොහෝ […]

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‘I went to Geneva to fulfill my responsibility’ Retired Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara says

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

By Waruna Abeysekera – Courtesy The Nation Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara is a high level naval officer who played a major role during the civil war. The former Deputy Minister and former MP recently became a much talked about figure because he went to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland to counter […]

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The govt. requested for international intervention – G.L. Peiris

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

The govt. requested for international intervention – G.L. Peiris

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Amaraweera misunderstood my sentiments – Sarath Weerasekara

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

අමරවීර ඇමතිතුමා වැරදියට තේරුම් අරන්

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Desist from Co-Sponsoring the UN Resolution Drafted by the Human Rights Council in March 2017

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Dr Dasarath Jayasuriya PRESIDENT The Society for Peace Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka (SPUR), Recalling the Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 adopted on 1 October 2015 promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka; Noting with concern: The recently revealed agreement entered into by the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL), USA, and the TNA […]

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UNHRC Resolution: Confusion over who committed to foreign judges

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

By Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror Ahead of the vote on yet another resolution on Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) tomorrow, an intense debate has taken place on the move for the inclusion of foreign judges in a judicial mechanism to hear accountability and human rights issues during the war […]

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In Memory of the Fallen Ranaviruos at Mullaitivu, July 16-26, 1996

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

By Ananda-USA As we watch the war-heroes of the Sri Lankan Nation being crucified at the UNHRC in Geneva, not only by the Tamil Eelamists who waged a brutal take-no-prisoners war in Sri Lanka and now posing as wailing victims, but also by our own government officials aiding and abetting those racist separatists, let us […]

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Zeid highlights need for international participation in judicial mechanism

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy Adaderana March 22, 2017  08:46 pm While welcoming Sri Lanka’s ‘promising progress’ in constitutional reforms, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today urged the government to set up mechanisms to implement the resolution adopted at the UNHRC in 2015. “I note promising progress regarding constitutional reform, with the Parliament […]

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Prince Zeid calls for “foreign judges” in war crimes cases, but Sri Lanka opts for “foreign expertise”

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

By P.K.Balachandran  Courtesy newsin.asia Colombo, March 22: Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, told the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Wednesday, that Sri Lanka must appoint foreign judges to the judicial mechanism it is to set up to try war crimes cases. But the Sri Lankan Representative, […]

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A Report Against OISL Handed Over to UNHRC in Geneva by GSLF

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

sinhalanet.net A report compiled by eminent legal professionals under the theme of ‘A factual appraisal of the OISL report: A rebuttal to the allegations against the armed forces’   had been handed over to UNHRC head office in Geneva by Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera on behalf of Global Sri Lankans Forum, GSLF. The project has been initiated and […]

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GR shifts blame for killings

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Courtesy The Island The brother of Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapakse denied Tuesday involvement in war-era death squads, blaming the then army chief for an alleged secretive campaign of extrajudicial murders. Gotabhaya Rajapakse has been accused of giving orders to a shadowy military outfit allegedly involved in murdering journalists and political dissidents during Sri […]

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Tracking the killers of scribes

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island March 21, 2017, 8:10 pm The CID has earned notoriety for its selective efficiency. It has suddenly woken up like Rip Van Winkle after eight long years and made some ‘revelations’ about the 2009 assassination of The Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunge. It has been going hell for leather during the […]

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GL wants President to strike off sixth clause of resolution

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

By Roosindu Peris Courtesy Adaderana Professor G.L.Peiris stated that President Maithripala should be able to cross off the sixth operative clause in the Geneva resolution, without acting like a spineless individual. He further added that the commissioner of the Human rights council in Sri Lanka will be presenting a report on the current situation to the […]

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ජිනීවා යෝජනාවේ විදෙස්‌ විනිසුරුවන් ගැන ඡේදය ඉවත් කර ගැනීමට තාමත් කල් ඇති – ජී. එල්. පීරිස්‌

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

අනුර බාලසූරිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජයට පිටකොන්දක්‌ සහ අවංකභාවයක්‌ තිබේ නම් ජිනීවා යෝජනාවේ විදේශ විනිසුරුවන් පිළිබඳව සඳහන් වන 6 වැනි ඡේදය ඉවත් කරගැනීමට තවමත් අවස්‌ථාව ඇතැයි හිටපු විදේශ ඇමැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදු ජන පෙරමුණේ සභාපති මහාචාර්ය ජී. එල්. පීරිස්‌ මහතා සඳහන් කළේය. දෙවන වරටත් ඉදිරිපත් කෙරෙන අලුත් යෝජනාවට කිසිසේත් සම අනුග්‍රයක්‌ නොදක්‌වන ලෙසත්, එම […]

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Our Patriotic Leader -කොන්දක් නැති මිනිසුන් අතර දෙවියෙක්

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Dr IMRC Iriyagolle(Not a coward) “Honour and Duty Bound With compassion and Righteousness” We the Sinhalese are the honoured and privileged custodians of our sacred Buddhist cultural Heritage and traditional homeland Sinhale(Sri Lanka-Eelam-The land of the Sinhalese).  We are therefore truly blessed.  Enshrined in our hearts and minds is the glorious and sacred legacy bestowed […]

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TAKING SIDES: THE REAL CHOICES BEFORE SRI LANKA

Monday, March 20th, 2017

 By Dayan Jayatilleke Hafeel Farisz confuses what I have said about Gotabaya and Gunaratnam, both of whom are the most interesting figures I find in the Sri Lankan public arena today, because they come from two different streams of struggle of our conflicted contemporary history—two different civil wars. Farisz tries to impose on me a choice […]

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The Gotabhaya Project: a strong, modern nation

Monday, March 20th, 2017

by Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy The Island March 19, 2017, 12:00 pm US-based Hafeel Farisz has written a double-barreled critique of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and me, though as he says, I am the primary target because of the intellectual dimension or pretensions that I bring to bear. It is quite tempting for me to respond at the […]

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Geneva bungling

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Editorial The Island March 20, 2017, 8:01 pm A determined effort is being made in some quarters to dupe the public into believing that the 2015 UNHRC Resolution on Sri Lanka, co-sponsored by the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe regime, does not call for a hybrid war crimes tribunal. This claim, based on some perverted logic, does not stand […]

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Gota, Navi Pillay clash over clash over

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan Courtesy Ceylon Today Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi pillay told Ceylon Today, that when she met former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa during her visit to Sri Lanka and urged him to maintain investigations to establish where about of missing persons, he had stated, These people do not want […]

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Western Remedies for Lanka’s Ills: Lessons From History

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

By Dr Palitha Kohona (Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN) Courtesy Ceylon Today Sri Lanka commemorated a dark day in its long and proud history earlier this month. We recalled the cession of our sovereignty to King George III of Britain following the signature of the Kandyan Convention on 2/3 March […]

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Root Cause of SriLankan Tribulations

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Kanthar P Balanathan, Australia This article is in response to a video prepared and circulated by Dr. Mahipal Sing Rathore. The talk can be viewed on YouTube page ref: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBeT2OcAiyw Although the narrator attempts to focus on some issues, Mahipal has disregarded to discuss the main issues and problems generated by Tamils attempt at every […]

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Indian interventions in Sri Lanka

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Sultan M Hali INDIA has tried to interfere in the affairs of every neighbour and create instability to prove its supremacy. Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka; all have suffered due to Indian illusions of grandeur. Pakistan, of course is reserved for special treatment, because India never forgave Pakistan for breaking away from […]

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SL – Indian Interventions……….Pakistan Observer

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Mahinda Gunasekera Please see the annexed article written by a Pakistani observer on the subject of Indian interventions in Sri Lanka. In the penultimate para highlighted in blue, he has stated that the Indian Consulate Office in Jaffna has been providing forged papers for South Indian Tamils from Tamilnadu to travel to Sri Lanka’s north […]

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Keheliya wants President to issue clarification on Mangala’s speech

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Keheliya wants President to issue clarification on Mangala’s speech මංගල සමරවීර හරිද, වැරදි ද ජනපතිතුමනි රටට කියන්න…?

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Avant-Garde is a world-renowned company – Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Avant-Garde is a world-renowned company – Mahinda Rajapaksa ඇවන්ගාඩ් කියන්නේ ලෝකය පිළිගත්ත සමාගමක්… හිටපු ජනපති මහින්ද කියයි.

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A Factual Appraisal of the OISL Report: A Rebuttal to the Allegations Against the Armed Forces

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Author: Dharshan Weerasekera Commissioned by – The Federation of National Organizations Sponsored by – The Global Sri Lanka Forum Editors :  Kalyananda Thiranagama  Raja Gunaratne Volume One Federation of National Organizations Colombo, Sri Lanka 27th January 2017 Dear Mr. Weerasekera, Mandate We wish to draw your attention to the following matters which form […]

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Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva  Human Rights Council 34th Regular Session  Report of the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues on her Mission to Sri Lanka, from 10-20 October 2016  Presented under the Agenda Item 3, Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues […]

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Advise Mangala to safeguard country’s integrity: JO to President

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Joint Opposition today made a request to President Maithripala Sirisena to advise Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera to safeguard the country’s freedom, integrity and the Constitution while dealing with the Geneva Proposals. Joint Opposition Leader MP Dinesh Gunawardena told a news briefing that it was the government’s responsibility to work […]

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