Sri Lanka’s Genocidal War 2006 – 2009, As Seen By The World

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Thambu Kanagasabai

Though Sri Lanka unleashed its agenda of marginalization of Tamils, from 1956 through a program of Budddhisisation and Sinhalisation and a hidden genocide process, the climax was reached during the war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) from 2006 – 2009 culminating in the genocide of Tamils, keenly watched by the United Nations and the International Community.

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

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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 Lanka is expected to net an income of 250 million Rupees an year due to this concession.

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Sri Lanka’s Crumbling Credibility

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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 of its own undertakings:- LLRC [Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission] recommendations: The August 1 2015 UNHRC Resolution 30/1 and its delaying tactics in implementing the recent similar Resolution in March 2017.

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Sri Lanka and the International Criminal Court

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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.

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Sri Lanka’s history of unfulfilled commitments

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Thambu Kanagasabai

 

Extending the never ending history of grievances and sufferings of Tamils

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Sri Lanka & UNHRC Session – March 2017

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Thambu Kanagasabai

 

Will Justice for Tamils be Delayed for Denial?

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GSP Plus for Sri Lanka: Testing EU’s commitments

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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”.

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