Yearly Archive: 2019

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When you have a bone to pick….

By Malinda Seneviratne Pay dirt!’ I am sure this term or an equivalent would have escaped the mouths of certain people when the much ‘celebrated’ (yes!) mass graves in Mannar were discovered.  Of course ‘pay dirt’ technically refers to a site where the ground contains ore in sufficient quantity to...

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30 Questions for UNSG & UN Human Rights Council regarding Sri Lanka

By Shenali D Waduge UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon commissioned 3 members (Ban Ki Moon Panel of Experts) selected personally by him to submit a personal report on the ‘final months’ of Sri Lanka’s conflict. This report was not commissioned by the UNGA or UNSC. This report was never...

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Samantha Power’s key note address

By Rear Admiral ( Dr) Sarath Weerasekera VSV, RWP , USP Ms Samantha Power, the former US Ambassador to UN, delivered the key note address at the function marking Mangala Samaraweera’s  30 years in politics. Amongst those present were the President MS , PM RW and the Opposition leader MR. ...

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Open letter to Samantha Power

M/S Samantha Power Ex Senior Director of Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights Of the US National Security Council   Dear madam, Human Rights Violations by Sri Lankan forces The greatest friend of TRUTH is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.” Considering the damage you...