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Posts Tagged ‘Tamils’

EU, GSP+ and Sri Lanka: Promoting or Demoting Human Rights

Reuters photo   By Kumarathasan Rasingam The European Parliament in its session on April 26, 2017 voted in favour of Sri Lanka rejecting a motion tabled by 52 European Union members to deny the additional tariff concessions, approximately 66% on several products including textiles and fisheries imported by European Union members numbering 28 countries. Sri […]

Sri Lanka’s Crumbling Credibility

Reuters photo   By Kumarathasan Rasingam The credibility of Sri Lanka in relation to the settlement of the 60 year old ethnic problem of Tamils can be judged from the fate of several pacts, agreements and undertakings which were made from 1956 to 2009 and the Sri Lankan Government’s unwillingness to comply with the implementation […]

Sri Lanka and the International Criminal Court

Reuters photo   By Thambu Kanagasabai There appears to be some confusion as to the scope of functions and jurisdiction of the ICC, and more particularly its jurisdiction over Sri Lanka’s alleged war crimes.

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”.

UN system owes Sri Lankan Tamils remedial justice

AFP photo   By Kumarathasan Rasingam   “In the end, it comes down to values, as was said so many times today. We want the world our children inherit to be defined by the values enshrined in the UN Charter: peace, justice, respect, human rights, tolerance and solidarity.”  –  António Guterres – New UN Secretary […]

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 […]