Dinuka Liyanawatte By Thambu Kanagasabai Will Justice for Tamils be Delayed for Denial?
Joe Klamar/AFP By Thambu Kanagasabai Under this scheme the European Union grants additional tariff reductions to developing countries for imports eligible to qualify for these duty concessions. This scheme, enjoyed by Sri Lanka until 2010, was suspended due to the ‘failure of Mahinda’s government to address reported human rights violations in the country”.
AFP photo By Thambu Kanagasabai Will it accommodate the just demands of the Tamils or abandon them to choose their own destiny?
Tuck Magazine had a record breaking 2016, publishing an increased number of articles as each month progressed, easily surpassing the achievements of the year before.
AP photo By Thambu Kanagasabai Sri Lanka became a member of the United Nations in 1955, bound with obligations to observe the provisions of the United Nations and other United Nations Conventions, and as a member of the Human Rights Council.
Maithripala Sirisena/Reuters By Thambu Kanagasabai With the support of 6.2 million people the present Sri Lankan Government swept to victories at both the Presidential and general elections on the slogan of ‘Good Governance’, to remove the ‘Bad Governance’ of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who was hailed as a ‘War Hero’ after defeating the ‘Do […]
Chamila Karunaratne/AP By Thambu Kanagasabai The ‘Eluga Tamil’ rallies held in Jaffna on September 24, 2016 received an overwhelming response and ended with astonishing success beyond the expectations of many, belying the pessimists.
Lakruwan Wanniarachchilakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP By Thambu Kanagasabai Sri Lanka ranks second in the list of countries after Iraq to record the largest number of disappearances with unofficial estimated numbers of about 90,000 since the 1980s. From these disappearances, enforced or involuntary disappearances are reported to be around 65,000.
Joe Klamar/AFP By Thambu Kanagasabai Communalism and Majority Hegemony One can hardly deny the fact of various political ills plaguing and denting Sri Lanka’s image since 1956. A nation labelled as peaceful and prosperous until 1956 shed this image from then on to become a nation wracked with communalism, hegemony and ethnic strife […]
Reuters photo By Thambu Kanagasabai United Nations High Commissioner’s Report on Sri Lanka on UNHRC Resolution 30/1 – Ample space for Sri Lanka testing its Commitments & Credibilities In the much expected 32nd session of the Human Rights Council, the UN Human Rights High Commissioner delivered its oral statement evaluating the progress made […]
By Thambu Kanagasabai The armed struggle by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam which commenced in 1976 with the failure of peaceful struggles initiated in 1956 by the past Tamil political leaders, reached its climax in the Eelam war IV from 2006 – 2009.
Eranga Jayawardena By Thambu Kanagasabai The Tamils in Sri Lanka are being pushed back to square one yet again by the present government of good governance.
By Thambu Kanagasabai The UN covenant on civil and political rights, which came in to effect in 1966, lays down the right and principle of self-determination under Article 1 as follows:- ‘All people have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that they freely determine their political status and thereby pursue their economic, social and […]