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October 25, 2018 3:38 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is reported to have said the Government should get certain matters clarified with regard to the implementation of the provisions of the UNHRC Resolution 30/1 on Sri Lanka, it is learnt. The Prime Minister had reportedly made these remarks during Tuesday’s Cabinet m...
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March 13, 2018 4:25 am gmt |
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Northern Provincial Council (NPC) members M.K. Sivajilingham and Anandi Saseetharan are in Geneva to seek pressure on Sri Lanka to deliver on its promises. C.V.Wigneswaran, The Chief Minister of Northern Province said that, he was unable to travel to Geneva owing to other commitments but the two NPC ...
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December 28, 2017 10:21 am gmt |
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The statement of the High commissioner of the United Nation’s Human Rights Council will be submitted in the UN session, which scheduled to gather in March 2018. The 37th session is expected to discuss regarding the war allegation of Sri Lanka. The High Commissioner would be presented a special speech...
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August 25, 2017 10:03 am gmt |
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The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is to be urged to push Sri Lanka to show progress on several key issues. Amnesty International has submitted a document to the UNHRC ahead of its next session in Geneva in September. In the document, the UNHRC has been urged to call on the Sri Lankan authorities to...
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June 10, 2017 7:58 am gmt |
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The Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Monica Pinto on her mission to Sri Lanka is scheduled to be tabled on Monday at the ongoing 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The Report, which would be tabled under the title “Agenda item – 3/ Promotion and pr...
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September 13, 2016 5:39 am gmt |
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The UN Human Rights Council’s 33rd session is to begin today (13th September) in Geneva and will continue till 30th September 2016. UN Human Rights Chief Prince Zeid Al Hussein is also due to submit a report on the human rights plight of 47 UN member states during the 33rd session of the United Natio...
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June 29, 2016 6:54 am gmt |
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Twenty four US Congressmen have written US Secretary of State John F. Kerry telling him to make it clear to the Sri Lankan Government that additional US funding, trade and military-to-military incentives would depend on substantial and sustained implementation of the specifics in the joint US-SL reso...
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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 ...
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June 27, 2016 6:05 am gmt |
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The Tamil presses in Sri Lanka, which 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. Desp...
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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...
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June 9, 2016 8:04 am gmt |
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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is to express its disappointment with the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) over the failure by the Government to keep to its promises. TNA spokesman M.A. Sumanthiran said that a TNA delegation set to visit Geneva during the 32nd session of the UNHRC which begins next ...
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February 7, 2016 12:26 pm gmt |
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UNHRC High Commissioner Zeid Al Hussein assured that by the time he visits Sri Lanka next year, there will be no refugee camps and all the people will have been resettled. The Commissioner who visited Jaffna this morning made this pledge while speaking to the people of Sabapathi refugee camp. The Pri...
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February 7, 2016 11:58 am gmt |
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Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran said that the issue of Tamil Political Prisoners had been given much importance in the meeting with the UNHRC High Commissioner Zeid Al Hussein. Speaking to the media after the talks held in the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Mr Wigneswaran stated so. T...
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February 7, 2016 7:42 am gmt |
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The relatives of the involuntarily disappeared persons had gathered in front of the Chief Minister’s secretariat to draw the attention of the UNHRC High Commissioner Prince Zeid Al Hussein who is on a visit to Jaffna today. Having seen them crying with the photographs of the disappeared persons, the ...
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February 7, 2016 7:23 am gmt |
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UNHRC High Commissioner Prince Zeid Al Hussein who is on a four-day visit to Sri Lanka has gone to Jaffna this morning (Feb.7) The commissioner was accorded a garland welcome by the Northern Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran. According to our regional reporter, the commissioner is currently engaged in t...
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January 17, 2016 7:06 am gmt |
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The Minister of State in the British Foreign Office, Hugo Swire, said on Saturday, that the mechanism will be a domestic one with a foreign involvement. The exact nature of the mechanism is still being discussed. He also said that the oral report which Sri Lanka is to give to the UN Human Rights Coun...
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January 9, 2016 7:48 am gmt |
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A group of 40 civil activists and 11 organizations have called for a number of measures to be introduced to ensure accountability, reconciliation and human rights in Sri Lanka and have demanded for a special court with the participation of foreign judges and other legal experts to investigate alleged...
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January 5, 2016 5:18 am gmt |
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The Opposition Leader Ra Sampanthan insisted Former British Premier Tony Blair who had paid a short visit to Sri Lanka, the necessity of reaching a political solutions which is fair, acceptable and practical. Both leaders met yesterday (Jan 4) to mainly discuss resettlement issues, accountability and...