October 29, 2009 Comments Off

UN Secretary-General Should Establish International Investigation The Sri Lankan government’s proposal to create a committee of experts to examine allegations of laws-of-war violations during the conflict between the government and the separatist Liberation

October 28, 2009 Comments Off

The EU Council has adopted the following conclusions: 1) The EU has continued to keep the situation in Sri Lanka under close attention and as stated before, wishes to engage with the Government

October 27, 2009 Comments Off

The Sri Lankan government’s ‘magnanimity deficit’ (see my article of October 13th for Global Brief) in the aftermath of the war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is creating a high

October 26, 2009 Comments Off

Sri Lanka has flagrantly ignored international agreements. From Mr Edward Mortimer: Sir, Your argument for extending Sri Lanka’s “GSP+” access to the European Union market is plausible but specious (“Tigers and trade”, editorial

October 23, 2009 Comments Off

Mr Rudd must be a bit surprised to be criticised from fellow Australians on the left and right for what he said about Sri Lankan refugees. But really the question is not about

October 21, 2009 Comments Off

245,000 Held in Camps Should Be Released Immediately! The Sri Lankan government’s recent statements that it aims to return only 100,000 of the original 273,000 displaced civilians confined to camps by the end

October 19, 2009 Comments Off

Press Release Three leading US human rights advocates have joined forces to urge UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, President Obama, and other world leaders to put an immediate end to an imminent humanitarian

October 16, 2009 Comments Off

The Australian Government says it enjoys ‘warm’ bilateral relations with Sri Lanka. Does this mean that Mr Rudd’s Government has used the good relationship between the two countries to make sure Colombo hears

October 15, 2009 Comments Off

Foreign Secretary David Miliband, together with Douglas Alexander, the Secretary of State for International Development, commented on the UK’s engagement in Sri Lanka during a statement to the House of Commons on Tuesday

October 9, 2009 Comments Off

Article in the Daily Star, By Antony Loewenstein, advisor to the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice. Israel’s war against the Gazan people in December and January devastated the tiny Strip, killing