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THE “PARANAGAMA REPORT” Part 2

By Kamalika Pieris The Commission examined the many allegations made against the Sri Lanka army (SLA) during its final Eelam campaign. Some of these allegations have been of executions and deliberate or indiscriminate shellfire, acts which are totally inconsistent with what is expected of a responsible army discharging its duties...

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THE “PARANAGAMA REPORT” Part 1

By Kamalika Pieris In August 2013, President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed a Presidential Commission to investigate complaints of abductions and disappearances”.  The terms of reference were expanded in July 2014 to    include an investigation into civilian loss of life at the end of Eelam War IV   in May 2009 and whether...

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The numbers game

By Ranjith Soysa The High Commissioner for the UK in Sri Lanka, James Dauirs advises Sri Lanka not get distracted by the questionable number killed during the Sri Lanka’s war against the Tiger Terrorists BUT to concentrate as to how we implement the UN resolution moved against Sri Lanka. He...

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YAHAPALANA AND THE ‘GENEVA RESOLUTIONS’ PT 2

By KAMALIKA PIERIS The Human Rights Council of the UN is, as its name indicates, the UN body which deals with human rights. The human rights position of all UN member countries come up before the HRC on periodic review, every four years. HRC has no power over UN member...