ISSN 2371-350X

Search Results

Sri Lanka’s history of unfulfilled commitments

Stefan Wermuth/Reuters   By Thambu Kanagasabai   Extending the never ending history of grievances and sufferings of Tamils

Sri Lanka & UNHRC Session – March 2017

Dinuka Liyanawatte   By Thambu Kanagasabai   Will Justice for Tamils be Delayed for Denial?

GSP Plus for Sri Lanka: Testing EU’s commitments

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”.

The Proposed Constitution in Sri Lanka…

AFP photo   By Thambu Kanagasabai   Will it accommodate the just demands of the Tamils or abandon them to choose their own destiny?

Editorial: Tuck Magazine 2016

    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.

Will UNHRC live up to its commitments to Sri Lanka?

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.

Business as usual for Sri Lanka’s double faced and dying good governance

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 […]

‘Eluga Tamil’ (Arise Tamils) and vilifying Justice Wigneswaran

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.

Office of Missing Persons, Sri Lanka: Upholding or Denying Justice?

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.

The Never Dying Political Ills Of Sri Lanka

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 […]

Sri Lanka and UNHRC Resolution 30/1 – No further forward

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 […]

Testing Time for United Nations and Sri Lanka

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.

Vanishing good governance and a fading acceptable political settlement

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.

Historical, political and legal justification of Tamils’ right of self-determination

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 […]