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May 18, 2010 Comments Off

Key highlights of the briefing given by ICG on its report 'War crimes in Sri Lanka' The powerful report, citing witness testimony, satellite images, documents and other evidence, calls for a wide-reaching international

May 8, 2010 Comments Off

Reporters Without Borders/Reporters sans frontiers SRI LANKA: Mervyn Silva resigns as deputy minister, questions raised about new minister Reporters Without Borders welcomes President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s decision today to accept Mervyn Silva’s resignation as

April 29, 2010 Comments Off

Both New Delhi and Tokyo often contend that their efforts at polite persuasion are more effective than the public condemnation they describe as the “western way”. There is a time and place for

April 15, 2010 Comments Off

19th May marks the first anniversary of the end of the internal conflict between Sri Lankan government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which lasted for more than 30 years.

February 2, 2010 Comments Off

Incommunicado ‘Rehabilitation’ Raises Fears of Torture and Enforced Disappearances Human Rights Watch (New York, February 2, 2010) The Sri Lankan government should end its indefinite arbitrary detention of more than 11,000 people held

February 1, 2010 Comments Off

Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lanka, 30th January 2010 A series of recent events connected to the presidential election last week give rise to extremely serious concerns about the state of democracy in

January 30, 2010 Comments Off

Two days after he was declared the winner of this week’s election, Reporters Without Borders appealed today to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to put a stop to arrests and intimidation of journalists working for

January 26, 2010 Comments Off

Tension surrounds today’s presidential election, especially for the press, which has had to face many obstacles. Use of the state media to support President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s campaign for another term has been accompanied

January 22, 2010 Comments Off

Andrew Stroehlein, Communications Director for the International Crisis Group, the conflict resolution organisation, where he promotes responsible coverage of current and potential conflicts and helps draw attention to forgotten wars around the world.

January 20, 2010 Comments Off

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, PRESS RELEASE, 18th January 2010 Amnesty International calls on all candidates standing in Sri Lanka’s Presidential elections on January 26th to end widespread human rights violations and the culture of impunity