October 9, 2009 Comments Off on Sri Lanka learnt from Israel
March 17, 2009 Comments Off on In todays news …
A group of leading judges and investigators called on Monday for a “prompt, independent and impartial” investigation into allegations of war crimes committed during Israel’s conflict in Gaza earlier this year.
Wall Street Journal : Colombo’s Secret War on Terror
The Sri Lankan government is on the cusp of achieving what once seemed impossible. Its armed forces are crushing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on the battlefield, having pushed the rebels out of their northern stronghold and surrounded them in a few coastal villages. The administration of President Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes that destroying the Tigers’ organization will bring an end to the 26-year civil war that has claimed more than 70,000 lives.
The Advocate : Stamford doctor lobbies for Sri Lankan minority group
Every night after work, Ellyn Shander sits on her computer for hours, corresponding with people around the world and trying to save friends caught in a conflict between the government and rebel groups in Sri Lanka.
The UN’s expert on the human rights of internally displaced people Walter Kalin on Friday said of the camps the Sri Lankan government is setting up just outside its conflict zone with the Tamil Tigers that “while security screenings may be conducted upon arrival, they should be concluded promptly and individuals retained only in accord with judicial process and on the basis of individualized suspicion.”