December 12, 2013
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Salem-News.com (Dec-09-2013 17:11)
Regime Change Not a Viable Solution...S. V. Kirubaharan for Salem-News.com
Regime change in Sri Lanka will only pave the way for an excuse from the international community that, a new regime needs time and space for its transitional period.
The 1987 Indo- Lanka accord recognized the North East of the island of Sri Lanka as the hereditary land of the Tamil people. Under internationally agreed arrangement, the North and Eastern provinces were merged as one administrative unit.
Salem-News.com (Dec-09-2013 16:46)
CHOGM Mooted TRC, Ill-Fit for Sri Lanka, Say ANU Fellow, Legal ScholarSalem-News.com
In Sri Lanka, during the four years after the war, and years before, under Rajapakses, NGOs have documented sham commissions created by the ruling family to divert focus and as a delaying tactic.
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Establishing a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) modeled on the South Africa (SA) experience, viewed by Sri Lanka backers as an urgent need to mitigate possible strong actions by the International Community against Sri Lanka over its rights violations, appears as an imminent outcome from the recently concluded Commonwealth Meeting [CHOGM].
Salem-News.com (Dec-09-2013 16:19)
Bangladesh Must Halt Execution of War Crimes Suspect Abdul Qader MollahWilliam Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com
Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes asked president of Bangladesh stop the hanging of the leader of the country's largest Islamic party.
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Hanging Mollah on the basis of retroactive legislation and then denying him the right to appeal against this sentence is a grave violation of his fundamental rights. Following the international standard of Justice, Abdul Qader Mollah, accused of war crimes, should be granted a right to appeal against the conviction and death sentence.
Salem-News.com (Dec-05-2013 13:21)
Never Has A Government Investigated Itself And An Admission of GenocideParasaran Rangarajan for Salem-News.com
Under any circumstances, there is absolutely no credibility for domestic mechanisms to address “accountability” issues for these alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka as called upon by UNHRC resolutions...
The language of the most recent and prior resolutions against Sri Lanka at the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) introduced by the U.S. call upon the government of Sri Lanka to implement the LLRC or other domestic mechanisms for “accountability.”
Salem-News.com (Dec-03-2013 15:46)
UN Human Rights Expert Starts Mission in Sri LankaSalem-News.com
Sri Lanka: UN human rights expert starts mission to assess situation of internally displaced persons...
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United Nations Special Rapporteur Chaloka Beyani started today a five-day official visit to Sri Lanka to examine the overall situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country.
Salem-News.com (Nov-26-2013 21:57)
UK Calls for Probe on Tamil Massacre in Sri LankaSalem-News.com
Cameron also underlined the need for genuine reconciliation between the Tamil and Sinhala communities to work together for a bright future of Sri Lanka.
British Prime Minister David Cameron today demanded a "transparent, credible and independent" probe into the alleged massacre of Sri Lankan Tamils, days after he pressed President Mahinda Rajapaska for an enquiry into rights violations during the final days of the civil war in 2009.
Salem-News.com (Nov-21-2013 17:04)
Tamils for Obama: Praise to Cameron on his Ultimatum to Sri LankaSalem-News.com
Tamils for Obama wrote a letter to UK Prime Minister David Cameron praising him for his courage and firmness in delivering an ultimatum to SL President Rajapaksa, and also praising Cameron for extending his trip into the Tamil-inhabited northern province.
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Tamils for Obama recently wrote a letter to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who was in Colombo for the Commonwealth conference.
Salem-News.com (Nov-14-2013 20:49)
Banned from CHOGM: Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and LawyersSalem-News.com
Gabriela Knaul discusses options that exist for bringing accountability and democracy, human rights and rule of law to rogue states like Sri Lanka
The Sri Lankan government blocked the conference titled "Commonwealth Values to Protect Democracy" scheduled to be held today in Colombo. Among the speakers was Mrs. Gabriela Knaul, Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers.
Salem-News.com (Oct-22-2013 00:09)
Sri Lankan Army Chief Unwittingly Admits Committing War CrimesSalem-News.com
Army Commander also issues a public warning from the former war zone, that his troops would have no hesitation but to repeat such crimes if separatism rises again in the country.
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Inadvertently confirming that his troops have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in the name of wiping out the Tamil Tiger rebels, Sri Lanka’s newly appointed Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake has said earlier this week that the entire “world has been exhibited the way in which we defeated” the 30-year long separatist armed struggle in the island nation in May 2009.
Salem-News.com (Oct-10-2013 22:54)
Did Jayewardene Deceive Rajiv Gandhi? - M.A. SumanthiranIntro by Visvanathan Sivam for Salem-News.com
Rajiv Gandhi or his advisers, unlike Indira Gandhi, were the least concerned about the welfare of the Eelam Tamils. If he was, he would not have signed the Indo - Sri Lankan Accord with so many clauses that are disadvantageous to the Tamils.
On the advice of dubious Indian advisers and the Indian Intelligence, RAW, Rajiv Gandhi embarked on a policy of dismantling the militant movements and disarming them.
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