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A Sri Lankan 'side event' in Geneva with a difference

UNHRCThe meeting rooms at the Palais des Nations in Geneva have been reverberating with pro-LTTE rhetoric during the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council sessions which are now underway.

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United Nations mediation: a warning from recent history by Kalinga Senevirathne

hr watchSri Lanka's move for international peacekeepers to intervene during its civil war is now seen as a monumental mistake by most in the country

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Channel 4 project: LTTE portrayed as relatively weaker force, army losses downplayed

warBy Shamindra Ferdinando - (A WFP/UN food convoy pictured at Omanthai in October 2008 before moving to LTTE held area.)

 

Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields was meant to pave the way for Western powers to intervene in Sri Lanka.. Although the documentary was first shown to UK audiences on Channel 4 in June 2011, Channel 4 News made its initial allegations in August 2010.

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Draft resolution of core group violates Sri Lanka's constitutional provisions

InformalSri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha, has said "the draft resolution on Sri Lanka deposited with the Human Rights Council by a core group comprising - the USA, UK, Mauritius, Montenegro and Macedonia, violates the constitutional provisions of Sri Lanka, is highly intrusive in nature and is in breach of the sovereignty of the Sri Lankan people and the territorial integrity of Sri Lanka". "In being politicised and in clear contravention of accepted principles of conduct in the Council", he said, "the resolution sets a bad precedent, and can in the medium-to-long term have an adverse impact on all developing countries in the Council".

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National Statement by Prof. G.L. Peiris at the 25th Session of the HRC

Prof.G.L.PeirisMinister of External Affairs and Leader of the Sri Lanka delegation Prof. G.L. Peiris, delivering the National Statement at the High Level Segment of the 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 5 March 2014, rejected the Report of the High Commissioner in its entirety, saying it was fundamentally flawed and disregarded the substantial progress made by the Government during the five years which have elapsed since the end of the thirty year conflict against terrorism.

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's speech at Third BIMSTEC Summit in Myanmar

Myanmar copy"Terrorism, wherever in the world, in whatever form or manifestation, is a threat to the collective security of all nations."

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