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TNA Welcomes The Adoption Of UNHRC Resolution

While welcoming the adoption of resolution 34/L 1, at the UN Human Rights Council, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has urged the Government of Sri Lanka to honor its commitment with regard to these resolutions and implement the same in letter and spirit. Issuing a statement the TNA said: “The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) welcomes […]

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SL Thrills US By Agreeing To Co-Sponsor UNHRC Resolution Again

“The United States is pleased that Sri Lanka has agreed once again to co-sponsor the resolution,” the U.S. Department of State said today. Issuing a statement today U.S. State Department said: “On Monday, March 13 at the UN Human Rights Council the United States and other members of the Friends of Sri Lanka Core Group […]

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Morality, Politics & The Farce Behind The UNHRC Resolution

By Laksiri Fernando – There was nothing fundamentally wrong in Sri Lanka endorsing the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) resolution in October 2015. That was the best the country could achieve politically in that forum, under the circumstances, after 2009 resolution. This does not mean that it is the best for ‘reconciliation, accountability or human […]

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A Visit To Kunakunthammah Francis In Puthukudiyiruppu As The UNHRC Considers Sri Lanka

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole – My visit to Puthukudiyiruppu today (11 March 2017) as the UNHRC debates Sri Lanka was coincidental. The Election Commission had received from Australia packages of books, pencils, pens and miscellaneous items for indigent refugee children and I took a boxful to the survivors at Puthukudiyiruppu. Through Rev. Fr. Joseph […]

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The UNHRC Process; The Blind Leading The Blinder

By Kumar David – The UNHRC Process; The Blind Leading The Blinder: Backbone needed to defy not capitulate to bigotry His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena is no Lincoln or Lenin; not even an N.M. You need a backbone to stand up and defy racists, not to capitulate to them. Does a Sinhala politician need a […]

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Obligations In 2015 Co-Sponsored UNHRC Resolution Must Be Fully Fulfilled: TNA

All Sri Lanka’s obligations in terms of UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 of 1st October 2015, co-sponsored by the Sri Lankan Government, must be fully implemented, says the Tamil National Alliance. The decision was arrived at following a meeting of TNA Members of Parliament and Provincial Council Members held in Vavuniya today (11th March […]

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Credibility Of The UNHRC Has Been Put At Stake By Sri Lanka: Tamil Civil Society, Trade Unions And Political Parties

The credibility of the UNHRC has been put at stake by Sri Lanka and the UNHRC must respond strongly, Tamil Civil Society Organisations, Political Parties and Trade Unions have said today. We publish below the Joint Appeal by Tamil Civil Society Organisations, Political Parties and Trade Unions – 09 March 2017: When Resolution 30/1 was passed by […]

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Letter To UNHRC: Sumanthiran Says Some TNA MPs’ Signatures Were Forged

“It has been brought to our attention that at least 3 Members of Parliament belonging to the Tamil National Alliance have not signed the purported letter alleged to have been signed by 8 or 11 Members of Parliament stating that no further time should be granted to the Government of Sri Lanka to implement Resolution […]

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34th Session Of UNHRC: FM Mangala Samaraweera’s Speech – Full Text

High-Level Segment of the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Geneva, 28 February 2017: Mr. President High Commissioner for Human Rights/ Madam Deputy High Commissioner Excellencies Distinguished Delegates Ladies and Gentlemen It is an honour for me to be here today at the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council which I believe […]

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This September In Geneva: Sri Lanka At The UNHRC 

By Sanja De Silva Jayatilleka –   The September session of the United Nations Human Rights Council will start on the 13th of this month. There is a report on Sri Lanka due to be presented there. It is the Report of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances on its mission to Sri […]

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