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UN panel member challenged over Vanni death toll claims

by Shamindra Ferdinando   Former member of parliament and retired Navy Chief of Staff Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera has sought an explanation from UNSG Sri Lanka panel member, South African human rights lawyer Yasmin Sooka as regards sharp discrepancy in the much-touted UN Vanni death toll and the British wartime...


Ashroff’s separatist legacy is root cause of Sinhala-Muslim divide

By shenali Waduge When elders speak of good old days prior to 1980s when Sinhalese, Tamils & Muslims lived happily & peacefully together sans nomenclatures of federalism, self-determination, separatism, jihad, terrorism etc, it makes us wonder where have we gone wrong and who are responsible. In ignoring warnings that followed...


Statement on Sri Lanka’s Inter-communal violence

12 March 2018 Hon. Chrystia Freeland Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Room 509S Centre Block, House of Commons Ottawa, On KiA OA6 Dear Minister Chrystia Freeland: As a Sri Lankan Buddhist-Canadian, who has lived in Canada since 1968 and in Ottawa since 1970, permit me to share my opinion on...