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February 13, 2018 5:45 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha has said, over the 70 years since Independence, Sri Lanka has never shied away from taking its fair share of responsibility in the UN system, which has helped Sri Lanka build an image as a moderate, and progressiv...
In Srilanka
November 16, 2017 7:10 am gmt |
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The Human Rights Council has pointed out that Sri Lanka has not fulfilled the promises given before to the council. It has pointed out in the review session of the Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka War allegations has started in Geneva yesterday. The Countries including Netherland and Irish have emph...
In Srilanka
November 16, 2017 6:32 am gmt |
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Government envoys from Sri Lanka told the U.N.’s top human rights body Wednesday that their country is taking new steps to battle torture, a move that an advocacy group attributed to an Associated Press report documenting allegations from men who said they were brutalized, raped and branded. The Huma...
In America
October 21, 2017 9:19 am gmt |
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson kicked off eight days of extensive travel on Friday (October 20) that will take him to Riyadh, Doha, Islamabad, New Delhi, and Geneva, the State Department said in a statement. His first stop will be in Saudi Arabia, where he’ll take part in the inaugural C...
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October 1, 2017 10:49 am gmt |
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A huge crowd gathered in Geneva streets on Friday (September 29) to watch an eight-meters-high grandmother puppet and a six-meters-high girl articulated by tens of Lilliputians. The Giants, created by Royal de Luxe, a French street theater groups stopped at various locations in Geneva to lick a lolli...
In India
September 26, 2017 9:59 am gmt |
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DMK Executive leader MK Stalin condemned, the incident a group of Sri Lankans, try to attack MDMK general secretary Vaiko soon after he completed his address during a debate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. At the UN Human Rights Commission meeting held on Monday (September 25) Vaiko Speak u...
In Latest Stories
June 28, 2016 6:25 am gmt |
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The implementation of pledges made by the new Government to the people of Sri Lanka and to the international community on human rights and reconciliation has not yet proceeded as expected. Early enthusiasm on achieving much needed democratic reforms and a corruption-free governance has started to rec...
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June 27, 2016 7:13 am gmt |
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While the High commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Ali Hussein prepares his oral report to be presented on coming Wednesday (June 29) in 32nd session of Human Rights Council, more time would be provided to Sri Lanka by UN, it is learnt. Transitional justice mechanisms were spelt out and adopted ...
In Latest Stories
June 26, 2016 7:20 am gmt |
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Tamils  in Sri Lanka, who were very hopeful that the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) would render justice to Tamil victims of Eelam War, has now lost faith in the international body’s commitment to the goals it had set for itself in the resolution it passed in  September-October 2015. Despite strong ...
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June 23, 2016 7:43 am gmt |
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The Sri Lankan government was accused as it shows wrong attitude  in justice mechanisms over the alleged war crimes and human rights violations during the final phase of the war in Sri Lanka. In addition, the accountability has been deliberately delayed by Sri Lanka government, noted in the statement...
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June 22, 2016 7:06 am gmt |
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A letter was sent to UN Human Rights Commissioner concerned about the lack of progress of many issues affecting Tamils in the North and East as reflected in the resolution passed in Human rights council last year – such as the release of hundreds of detainees held under the notorious Prevention of Te...
In Latest Stories
June 13, 2016 7:19 am gmt |
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The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)’s 32nd Session which commences today (June 13) is expected to focus on the progress made with regard to the resolving of post-civil war humanitarian issues in the North and the East and on the government’s stance over investigating into the ...
In Latest Stories
June 12, 2016 7:54 am gmt |
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International Human Rights Watch stated that the efforts which carried out by Sri Lankan government to accomplish the promises made in a resolution passed in the Human Rights Council last year. International Human Rights Watch sent a letter to Mano Tittawella, Secretary-General of the Secretariat for...
In World
April 27, 2016 7:20 am gmt |
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The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria will brief major powers on the situation late on Wednesday (April 27) at the end of this round of peace talks, a U.N. spokesman said on Tuesday (April26). Staffan de Mistura held talks with the Syrian government delegation again on Tuesday and plans to do so...
In World
April 19, 2016 8:09 am gmt |
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The U.N. Syria mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Monday (April 18) that the main opposition group known as the HNC – High Negotiations Committee – would no longer attend talks at the United Nations in Geneva in protest against the worsening situation on the ground, but that it would how...
In World
April 19, 2016 6:30 am gmt |
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Syria peace talks continued on Monday (April 18) as government delegation members arrived for a meeting with U.N. special envoy, Staffan de Mistura, though the main opposition group has expressed frustration and discontent in regards to the legitimacy of the negotiations. Syria’s chief governme...
In World
April 17, 2016 8:03 am gmt |
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The Syrian government delegation led by its Ambassador to UN Bashar Ja’afari arrived in Geneva on Friday and held a discussion with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura later Friday evening. Speaking at a press conference right after the meeting, Ja’afari described their first se...
In World
March 14, 2016 12:25 pm gmt |
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Rebels shot down a Syrian warplane in the west of the country, fighters and a military source said, as the government and opposition groups traded barbs ahead of fragile peace talks in Geneva on Monday. There were conflicting accounts on Saturday night whether the government plane was brought down by...
In World
March 14, 2016 7:50 am gmt |
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The prospect of the resumed Syrian peace talks set for Monday in Geneva is not optimistic as differences between the Syrian government and opposition coalition remain polarized, said Syrian political analysts on Sunday. One of the largest impasses hindering the peace process in Syria is the dispute o...