Published On: Sun, Mar 12th, 2017

No, Sri Lanka Isn’t North Korea

No, Sri Lanka Isn’t North Korea

As the UN Human Rights Council’s (HRC) 34th session continues, debate on Sri Lanka has been heating up. Another HRC resolution will probably be passed on the island nation later this month and the administration of President Maithripala Sirisena is expected to cosponsor the resolution.

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On her own two feet, after Sri Lanka’s crippling war

Few students in Vadamarachchi, part of Sri Lanka’s northern peninsula, had heard of Visual Basic until Sebastian Selvanayagi started offering a course in it at her modest computer centre. “Even basic programming languages haven’t come to our village in a big way,” she said, entering a small room in her home, in Vetrilaikeni in Vadamarachchi East, where five…

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Sri Lanka risks censure as president falters on war legacy

President Maithripala Sirisena came to power in Sri Lanka promising justice for war crimes, breaking from his hawkish predecessor and presenting the island with its first real shot at a lasting peace. But that optimism has been sorely tested as Sirisena, having missed a two-year deadline to investigate war-era abuses, declared he would never prosecute his soldiers,…

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TNA Decision Concerning Impending UNHRC Resolution

All Sri Lanka’s obligations in terms of UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 of 1st October 2015, co- sponsored by the Sri Lankan Government, must be fully implemented. These obligations must be fulfilled under strict conditions, under the monitoring of an office of the UN High Commissioner for Human rights, which must be established in Sri Lanka. The UN…

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