Tagged with Sri Lanka

I WEEP FOR MY BELOVED COUNTRY

Daily Mirror As I ponder sadly on the Easter Sunday disaster still wiping my tears, our hearts go out to the hundreds killed, and those injured and most of all, to those who lost their nearest and dearest ones in the blasts. The murderers have left in their wake shattered dreams, lives of children blasted … Continue reading

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Recognising The Missing Legal System

Colombo Telegraph A well-functioning legal system can be measured by its response to daily crimes and complaints. This is a much better test in fact, rather than a country’s constitution (in Sri Lanka’s case, the 1978 constitution still remains a major barrier to the functioning of a legal system), or statutes, or judicial presence, all … Continue reading

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A joke called Sri Lanka

By Rajeewa Jayaweera (Island) Sri Lanka has become a joke and is the laughing stock of the world. Four months ago, Sri Lanka had two Prime Ministers, then two Leaders of the Opposition. It is now fielding two teams to the 40th Session of the UNHRC with two contradictory messages. This is chiefly thanks to … Continue reading

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Dual intervention can lead to reduced international pressure

Island  By Jehan Perera The report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights would give an indication of the forthcoming decision of the UN Human Rights Council with regards to its resolution on Sri Lanka. The report is primarily a fact based one. Almost every assertion made is backed by evidence. Particularly damning are … Continue reading

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UNHRC: The right road ahead for Sri Lanka

Daily Mirror   Sri Lanka’s presence in the UNHRC dock is a serious affront to the nation’s image as Asia’s oldest democracy It is the time of the year when nations convene in Geneva to assess the world’s human rights situation. Can a nation escape scrutiny by saying “the rules of fair play do not … Continue reading

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