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Accountability: Addressing alleged human rights violations

By Neville Ladduwahetty (Courtesy  of The Island) Despite the repeated and continuing references to war crimes and crimes against humanity alleged to have been committed during Sri Lanka’s armed conflict, the actual wording in Paragraph 6 of UNHRC Resolution 30/1 is as follows:” …a judicial mechanism with a special counsel...


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...


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. ...