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Serious flaws in Geneva resolution

By Neville Ladduwahetty  Resolution A/HRC/46/L.Rev.1 dated 16 March 2021 has been adopted by the UN Human Rights Council based on procedures and practices adopted by Committees of the General Assembly. Of the 47 Members in the Council, 22 Member States cast an affirmative vote, 11 members opposed it, and 14...

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UNHRC Resolution 40/1 and International Law

By Neville Ladduwahetty During the recent committee state debates in Parliament on the financial vote of the Ministry of Foreign Relations, exception was taken by MP M. A. Sumanthiran for the decision the by the government to withdraw from co-sponsorship of Resolution 30/1 via 40/1, and went on to warn...

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Pursuing political agendas at the expense of national security

By Shamindra Ferdinando Yahapalana President Maithripala Sirisena recently contradicted former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando as regards the latter’s statements before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (P CoI) probing 2019 April 21 Easter Sunday attacks. It was, in fact, Sirisena who appointed the P CoI several weeks before the end of...