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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says Sri Lankan domestic mechanisms a failure

Thursday February 27, 2020
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has rejected Sri Lanka's pledge to establish another commission of inquiry, stating Sri Lanka's domestic accountability mechanisms are failures.
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Sri Lanka formally withdraws from UNHRC Resolution 30/1

Wednesday February 26, 2020
The Sri Lankan government has formally withdrawn from UNHRC Resolution 30/1.  
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Jaffna enveloped by fear as Sri Lankan paramilitaries arrest 41 Tamil men

Tuesday February 25, 2020
Commandos of the Sri Lankan Special Task Force (STF) have arrested 41 Tamils in Jaffna today.  
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Has Another Great Power Game Begun in Sri Lanka?

Tuesday February 18, 2020
By Dr A.R.Sriskanda Rajah  
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With love from America: the US slaps down travel ban on Sri Lankan military commander

Friday February 14, 2020
As Sri Lankans celebrated Valentine's Day, the US slapped down a travel ban on the country's army commander, Lt. General Shavendra Silva.  
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EU diplomats' meeting with Gotabaya Rajapaksa fails to break ice

Tuesday January 07, 2020
The Sri Lankan President has flatly rejected the request of EU diplomats to grant police powers to provincial authorities in the Tamil speaking areas. ...
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Rajapaksa regime to ditch legislation on enforced disappearances?

Tuesday January 07, 2020
Speculation is rife in Colombo's political circles that the Rajapaksa regime is considering repealing legislation on enforced disappearances.   ...
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Is the West heading for a showdown with Sri Lanka?

Friday December 27, 2019
By Dr A.R.Sriskanda Rajah   ...
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Rajapaksa regime reverts to Sinhala-only national anthem; Tamil version ditched

Tuesday December 24, 2019
The Sri Lankan government has announced that the country's national anthem would be sung only in the Sinhala language on Independence Day.   ...
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