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Repeal ‘Genocide’ Resolution Before Devolution Talks, Troop Moves

Repeal ‘Genocide’ Resolution Before Devolution Talks, Troop Moves

By Dayan Jayatilleka - A man or woman must have the courage of his or…

Sri Lanka Needs A Ministry Of Inclusion & Diversity

Sri Lanka Needs A Ministry Of Inclusion & Diversity

By Jude Fernando - Against Sexism, Racism, Homophobia, Ageism, and Ableism: Sri Lanka Needs a…

Indian Institutes Of Technology & Sri Lanka

Indian Institutes Of Technology & Sri Lanka

By S. Sivathasan - “Our minds build cathedrals before the workmen have moved a stone” Prof.…

Is The Rice Monopoly Exempted From Yahapalanaya?

Is The Rice Monopoly Exempted From Yahapalanaya?

By Ajit Randeniya - There are several key characteristics that help distinguish the new interim…

Questionable Governance When Loss-Incurred CB Has Made A Profit Transfer To Government

Questionable Governance When Loss-Incurred CB Has Made A Profit Transfer To Government

By W.A Wijewardena - Massive losses incurred by Central Bank in 2013 A very vital…

We Feel Very Strongly Against The Continued Stay Of Armed Forces

We Feel Very Strongly Against The Continued Stay Of Armed Forces

By C.V. Wigneswaran - Guru Brahma … Hon’ Governor, Hon’ Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, Hon’…

Champions Needed, Not Only Technical Solutions

Champions Needed, Not Only Technical Solutions

By Jehan Perera - The new government is coming in for a lot of criticism…

Sirisena Govt Must Sensibly Engage With Non-Resident Tamils

Sirisena Govt Must Sensibly Engage With Non-Resident Tamils

By Rajasingham Jayadevan - The new government of President Maithiripala Sirisena has taken heartening steps…

Mangala’s Trident: Instruments Of Inquisition Into Sri Lanka

Mangala’s Trident: Instruments Of Inquisition Into Sri Lanka

By Dayan Jayatilleka - Does President Sirisena know what Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera is up…

Smother Emergent Proto-Fascism!

Smother Emergent Proto-Fascism!

By Kumar David - The Nugegoda meeting of 18 February, organised by Reincarnate Mahinda Zombies…

Yahapaalanaya As The New Aascharyaya

Yahapaalanaya As The New Aascharyaya

By Malinda Seneviratne - Spokesperson for the Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA), staunch supporter…

Jewish (And Sri Lankan) Identity

Jewish (And Sri Lankan) Identity

By Charles Sarvan - The title of Shlomo Sand’s book, How I Stopped Being A…

Questions On Genocide & Reconciliation

Questions On Genocide & Reconciliation

By Laksiri Fernando - The sensibility of the resolution passed by the Northern Provincial Council…

Dr Brian Senewiratne Our Hero Amongst The Sinhalese

Dr Brian Senewiratne Our Hero Amongst The Sinhalese

By Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah – Dr Brian Senewiratne is our hero and more precisely our…

After Nugegoda – What?

After Nugegoda – What?

By Izeth Hussain - The recent Nugegoda rally in favor of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa…

Sri Lanka’s RIT Bill 2015 – Clearing Up Misconceptions & Recommending Revisions  

Sri Lanka’s RIT Bill 2015 – Clearing Up Misconceptions & Recommending Revisions  

By Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena and Venkatesh Nayak - Introduction In giving necessary context to Sri Lanka’s…

Premadasa Era: Political Establishment, Underworld & Police

Premadasa Era: Political Establishment, Underworld & Police

By Rajan Hoole – Law Enforcement and the Security Services: Politicisation and Demoralisation – 2…

What Will Be Said & Not Said By Mangala In The UN HRC

What Will Be Said & Not Said By Mangala In The UN HRC

By S. V. Kirubaharan - The Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka, Mangala Samaraweera, is scheduled…

Get The RTI Right

Get The RTI Right

By Malinda Seneviratne - The new Government has hit the ground running when it comes…

New Regime Should Not Commit Hara-Kiri

New Regime Should Not Commit Hara-Kiri

By Helasingha Bandara - The majority of the Sri Lankans has contributed to the defeat…

Have Kabir & Ranil Acted Openly & Legally?

Have Kabir & Ranil Acted Openly & Legally?

By Rajiva Wijesinha – I have received via Facebook an article in Colombo Telegraph by…

Response To Call For Comments On Right To Information Bill

Response To Call For Comments On Right To Information Bill

By Rohan Samarajiva - As a public proponent of the Right to Information (RTI),[1] I…

Cry Babies Should Wipe Their Tears & Get Back To Class

Cry Babies Should Wipe Their Tears & Get Back To Class

By Nishthar Idroos - It’s somewhat comical if not disgraceful to see intelligent, mature and…

The Draft Freedom Of Information Law

The Draft Freedom Of Information Law

By R.M.B Senanayake - Presently the media obtain information by contacting the Heads of Departments…

Unity Of The Ruling Political Class & The National Government

Unity Of The Ruling Political Class & The National Government

By Siri Gamage - The talks of establishing a national government, among other things, highlight…

Genocide Resolution & Geneva Gambit: Prongs Of A Pincer

Genocide Resolution & Geneva Gambit: Prongs Of A Pincer

By Dayan Jayatilleka - Chief Minister Wigneswaran attempted to explain away the Northern Provincial Council’s…

Stopping Hate: President Sirisena, Deliver On Your Promise!

Stopping Hate: President Sirisena, Deliver On Your Promise!

By Hilmy Ahamed - President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, as leaders of the…

Broad-Base 100 Days Programme

Broad-Base 100 Days Programme

By Somapala Gunadheera – It is heartening to see the new Government making an honest…

Nugegoda: Rajapaksa Exploited?

Nugegoda: Rajapaksa Exploited?

By S. I. Keethaponcalan - At first, I thought it was just another meeting. Hence,…

Defend The Right Of NPC To Pass Genocide Resolution

Defend The Right Of NPC To Pass Genocide Resolution

By Siritunga Jayasuriya - United Socialist Party (CWI-Sri Lanka) unequivocally defends the right of the…

Is Colombo Port City A Development Priority?

Is Colombo Port City A Development Priority?

By Fr. Sarath Iddamalgoda - Denial of People’s Right The citizens in Sri Lanka are…

Dayan’s Speculations About TNA & Future Sri Lankan State

Dayan’s Speculations About TNA & Future Sri Lankan State

By R.M.B Senanayake - I read the speculations of Dr Dayan Jayatilleka about the purported…

The SLFP Must Unbuckle Itself!

The SLFP Must Unbuckle Itself!

By Uditha Devapriya - Dr Dayan Jayatilleka in his article “The Rising: Nugegoda Feb 18th”…

Dismantling Supremacist

Dismantling Supremacist

By Surendra Ajit Rupasinghe – Dismantling the Supremacist – Hegemonic Unitary State is the Bed-Rock…

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Live Telecast Of Nugegoda Rally Organised By SLFP Snubs

Live telecast of Nugegoda rally organised by SLFP Snubs, Wimal Weerawansa, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Udaya Gammanpila and Dinesh Gunawardena. They say that their intention is fielding former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Ministerial candidate at the upcoming general elections.  …

Live Telecast Of Nugegoda Rally Organised By SLFP Snubs

Full Video: Charitha, Dhamma, Uvindu Live Censorship Case: Sri Lankan Government Tries To Prejudice Judges

There has been a new development in the fundamental rights application against the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and others, which concerns the stoppage of a live political chat program in 2008. In November 2008, Uvindu Kurukulasuriya was participating in a state media chat show where he made critical remarks concerning the government’s media policy. In…

Full Video: Charitha, Dhamma, Uvindu Live Censorship Case: Sri Lankan Government Tries To Prejudice Judges

Sri Lanka Is In The Hands Of A Single Family: Rathana Thera

The country is being run according to the whims and fancies of a single family, Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) MP Athuraliye Rathana thera has stated. Speaking at the launch of the proposal for the 19th Constitutional amendment prepared by Pivithuru Hetak (A better tomorrow) movement led by him, the monk whose party is a member…

Sri Lanka Is In The Hands Of A Single Family: Rathana Thera

Audio: Dayan’s Controversial Lecture At Nandadasa Kodagoda 16th Memorial Event

Deshamanya Nandadasa Kodagoda 16th Memorial Oration delivered by Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka on “Sri Lanka and the World : Contemporary Challenges”. The event was held on 2nd August 2013 at the SriLanka Foundation Institute, to commemorate the 16th death anniversary of the late Professor Nandadasa Kodagoda, and was organized by the Nandadasa Kodagoda Memorial Trust.  …

Audio: Dayan’s Controversial Lecture At Nandadasa Kodagoda 16th Memorial Event

Event: Issues Of Truth And Accountability – The Last Stages Of The War In Sri Lanka

The Marga Institute and Consortium for Humanitarian Agencies (CHA) launched the publication – “Issues of Truth and Accountability – Narrative 3 (The Last stages of the war in Sri Lanka), on the 15th of August at the BMICH. As a follow up Marga Institute is organizing a Colloquium which will be held on the 29th…

Event: Issues Of Truth And Accountability – The Last Stages Of The War In Sri Lanka

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International Investigation On Sri Lanka Should Continue!

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Letter To The Sri Lankan Diaspora: Dear Akka

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The SLFP In The 21st Century?

By Tisaranee Gunasekara - “An hereditary governor is as inconsistent as an hereditary author.” – Tome Paine (Rights of Man) Does the ascension of Maithripala Sirisena to the leadership of the SLFP mark the definitive end of hereditary rule in Lankan…

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Demockery Banished!

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By R.A. Ratwatte - Today I am proud to be a Sri Lankan. I say…

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By Hilmy Ahamed - The title is a comment from one of my close friends…

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Immediate Action By President To Reconcile The Alienated     

By S. Sivathasan - Both content and speed of action taken are heartening to the…

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Opposition Wanted !

By Ranga Kalansooriya - I was watching a political ‘debate’ on a private TV channel…

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Meeting Our Demons Head-On

By Jude Ratnam - 9th January 2015 – End of an era On January 9th…

No Ruler Or Ex-Ruler Can Be Given Immunity From The Law

No Ruler Or Ex-Ruler Can Be Given Immunity From The Law

By R.M.B Senanayake - This is the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta of 1215.For…

Possible Distortions In Presidential Elections

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Constitutional Coup Without Democratic Precedent

By Dayan Jayatilleka - “I fought in the old revolution On the side of the…

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Racist Tom-Toms And Electoral Statistics

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As A Politician, Coming After Me Is OK

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The Mighty Fall From Grace!

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By Sharmini Serasinghe - “Anyone can deal with victory. Only the mighty can bear defeat.”…

Minorities Taking The Revenge: Reading Sri Lanka Election Results 2015

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By Sumanasiri Liyanage - It is natural to interpret phenomena in the way the interpreter like…

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By H. L. D. Mahindapala - Sri Lankans are now living in the very early…

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By Shyamon Jayasinghe – Sri Lanka is about to welcome the new Pope, Francis. The…

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By Nagananda Kodituwakku - I saw some video clips published today about the campaign launched…

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Wiggie Has Two Faces – One For Jaffna & Other For Colombo: NPC Opposition Leader

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CoPA Exposes Misappropriations In Vasu’s Ministry

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Gota Faces Grilling Over Security Breaches

Gota Faces Grilling Over Security Breaches

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Full Text: NPC’s Resolution On Genocide Of Sri Lankan Tamil

Full Text: NPC’s Resolution On Genocide Of Sri Lankan Tamil

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Wimal Wants MR To Contest But MR Still Undecided

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Special Presidential Commission To Probe Into Rajapaksa Regime Corruption

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MR Rejects Corruption Allegations

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Call For A Public Prosecutor & Five Commissions To Dismantle Rajapaksa Mafia

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Bar Urges President To Rescind “Giving Police Powers To Armed Forces’

Bar Urges President To Rescind “Giving Police Powers To Armed Forces’

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TGTE Wants UNHRC To Complete Its Mandate On Sri Lanka War Inquiry

TGTE Wants UNHRC To Complete Its Mandate On Sri Lanka War Inquiry

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Former Law Student Requests CJ To Disbar Namal Rajapaksa

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Former Law student DM Thushara Jayarathna has today written to the new Chief Justice, requesting…

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Dilemma Of Those In Exile Continues: Frederica Jansz Speaks Out

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Swarnavahini had been instructed to delay telecasting the raid of a super-luxury meditation center that…

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Video: How SLT Blocking Colombo Telegraph At The OTS Building

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Appointment Of The New Chief Justice Is A Positive Step: C’wealth Sharma

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Writ Filed Requesting Pieris’s Passport To Be Impounded

A writ application was filed by Senior Lawyer N Kodituwakku requesting the Court of Appeal…

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Tissa Attanayake Arrested And Interrogated

Tissa Attanayake has been arrested and is currently being interrogated by the Criminal Investigation Department. Police…

Maithri Turns Dark Blue Into Light Blue

Maithri Turns Dark Blue Into Light Blue

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Deputy Wildlife Minister Covers-Up For Gota?

Deputy Wildlife Minister Covers-Up For Gota?

Doubts have been raised over certain comments made by Deputy Wildlife Minister Vasantha Senanayake regarding…

Rs. 157 Million Spent For Entertainment In Presidential Palaces In Nov/Dec

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CPA’s Fraud & Deceit – Public Should Seek Clarification From CPA: Dr. Nirmal

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Finding Lasantha’s Killers: ‘Question Mahinda Rajapaksa First’ Says Lasantha’s Brother Lal

Casting doubts on the government’s pledge of delivering justice to the unresolved murders of several…

Srisena Whole Heartedly Supported Shirani Removal – I’ve Not Retired, Resigned Or Vacated My Office: Full Text Of De Facto CJ’s Statement

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Removed De facto Chief Justice Mohan Peiris says that the President Maithripala Sirisena whole heartedly…

Repression Against Kumar Is An Act Of Political Revenge By Sirisena Govt: FSP

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Finance Minister Ravi K’s Money Laundering Case Postponed

Finance Minister Ravi K’s Money Laundering Case Postponed

The Colombo High Court yesterday postponed the case against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake who has…

Ranil Says De Facto CJ Pieris Was Ready To Send Rajapaksa Regime Members To Jail

Ranil Says De Facto CJ Pieris Was Ready To Send Rajapaksa Regime Members To Jail

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had said during his special statement to the parliament today that…

Bandula Jayasekera And Cronies Remain While Thisara Samarasinghe Recalled

Bandula Jayasekera And Cronies Remain While Thisara Samarasinghe Recalled

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Rajpal Still Editor Of Daily News, Still Getting Paid By The Taxpayers

Rajpal Still Editor Of Daily News, Still Getting Paid By The Taxpayers

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Presidential Secretariat Expenses Had Reached An All-Time High In 2014!

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‘Justice Sripavan The Next CJ’ Govt Says

‘Justice Sripavan The Next CJ’ Govt Says

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My Wife’s Arrest Is In Retaliation To Nugegoda Rally: Wimal

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Tamil People Are Highly Disappointed And Dismayed: Shivaji Tells HR Chief

Tamil People Are Highly Disappointed And Dismayed: Shivaji Tells HR Chief

The Tamil people are highly disappointed and dismayed by United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner’s announcement on February 16, to delay the OHCR Investigation on Sri Lanka – OISL Report until September 2015, says M.K. Shivajilingam. Sending a letter to the High…

Yoshitha Wants To Be In His Father’s Security Team

Yoshitha Wants To Be In His Father’s Security Team

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Wimal Weerawansa’s Wife Arrested

Wimal Weerawansa’s Wife Arrested

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Did Rajapaksa Regime Make Salads Out Of Rs. 5000 Notes During CHOGM?

Did Rajapaksa Regime Make Salads Out Of Rs. 5000 Notes During CHOGM?

JVP Leader MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake yesterday expressed his amazement on the manner in which public finances had been unnecessarily and freely spent during the CHOGM in 2013. While raising a question in the Parliament last evening he had said…

FUTA Has Engaged In Politicization: Rajiva

FUTA Has Engaged In Politicization: Rajiva

Professor Rajiva Wijesingha says the Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) must accept that it has engaged in politicization when considering the manner in which they dealt with their call for the resignation of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman.…

How Did Navy Grant Three Months Leave To Yoshitha? JVP

How Did Navy Grant Three Months Leave To Yoshitha? JVP

The JVP had criticized the government and the Sri Lanka Navy for allowing Rajapaksa prince ‘Yoshitha‘ to leave the country while an investigation is ongoing against him. During a press conference held today, JVP MP Wijitha Herath had said it…

MR Was Like A Terrorist: SF

MR Was Like A Terrorist: SF

Sarath Fonseka says former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was acting like a terrorist during his regime and says he brought more harm to the country than LTTE leader Prabhakaran. Former Army Commander and Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka, answering a question…

Witness Protection Bill Passed

Witness Protection Bill Passed

The witness protection bill has been passed unanimously in the parliament today. The much delayed bill was approved by the Cabinet last July. It was first tabled before the parliament in 2008 but was deferred. The bill was drafted by…

Editor Of Sunday Leader Forced To Resign Once Again

Editor Of Sunday Leader Forced To Resign Once Again

Asanga Seneviratne the new owner of The Sunday Leader on Friday the 13th February forced the resignation from the current Editor Shakuntala Perera. Seneviratne who purchased majority shares of the besieged Sunday Leader after the founder Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge was…

Deferral On Sri Lanka War Report Granted Due To ‘Likely Availability Of More Information’

Deferral On Sri Lanka War Report Granted Due To ‘Likely Availability Of More Information’

In his letter recommending the ‘one-time only’ deferral on the tabling of the OISL (OHCHR investigation on Sri Lanka), UNHuman Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has stated that the request was made based on the ‘changing context in Sri…

Sri Lanka Releases Blocked Frontline Magazine

Sri Lanka Releases Blocked Frontline Magazine

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today instructed the latest issues of the Frontline magazine that were earlier blocked by the Customs Department due to a containing a reproduction of an interview with slain LTTE Leader Prabhakaran, to be released to the…

UNHRC Chief Grants ‘One-Time Only’ Deferral Of Sri Lanka War Report

UNHRC Chief Grants ‘One-Time Only’ Deferral Of Sri Lanka War Report

UN HRC Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has recommended the Council to delay the tabling of the long-awaited OISL (OHCHR investigation on Sri Lanka) report on the investigation into the final phases of the war in Sri Lanka,for six months…

Full List: Over 50 ‘Rajapaksa Diplomats’ Recalled So Far

Full List: Over 50 ‘Rajapaksa Diplomats’ Recalled So Far

Presently, over 50 non-career diplomats appointed during the Rajapaksa regime have been recalled to which includes military officials, Rajapaksa henchmen, relatives of former Ministers as well as Rajapaksa ‘prince’ Yoshitha’s ex-girlfriend Yasara Abeynayake, Colombo Telegraph learns. Among those who have…

Wiggie Made A Well Researched Case; Keep Digging And Release The Report: Tamil Diaspora Tells Zeid

Wiggie Made A Well Researched Case; Keep Digging And Release The Report: Tamil Diaspora Tells Zeid

Tamil diaspora organisations worldwide have urged the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to release the OISL report in March 2015 as originally mandated. Issuing a statement today, 15 major Tamil diaspora organisations said; “Our organizations representing the 1-million…

Sri Lanka War Crimes; Grant Amnesty Where The Accused Accepts His Guilt: NPC

Sri Lanka War Crimes; Grant Amnesty Where The Accused Accepts His Guilt: NPC

“We propose that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) should be given the power to grant amnesty where the accused accepts his guilt and agrees to make amends. The underlying rationale of a TRC is that knowledge of the truth of…

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