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Sri Lanka’s third showdown at UNHRC – Update No. 241

Note No. 710                                            Dated 03-Mar-2014

Col R Hariharan

Sri Lanka will face the flak at the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the third time this week when the US fields its draft resolution on Sri Lanka’s accountability over its conduct during and after the Eelam War.

Tibet in Flames-A Blot on the Global Conscience

Paper No. 5611                                        Dated 27-Nov-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

Tibet under brutal Chinese military occupation is in flames.

The UN resolution on Rohingyas in Myanmar

Paper No. 5610                                       Dated 25-Nov-2013

Guest Column by Dr. Tint Swe

The UN resolutions passed earlier on human rights situation in Burma/Myanmar have been applauded by the oppressed people of the country since 1992. In fact this has been an encouragement for the people, while the then successive governments of Burma/Myanmar continuously rejected them. Even today, the Burmese authorities reject any resolutions passed by the UN.

Sri Lanka: Making Sense beyond theatricals- Update No. 240

Note No. 703                                        Dated 24-Nov-2013

By Col R Hariharan

Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa had spent around SL Rs 14.8 billion (as stated in parliament by Opposition), imported 54 Mercedes Benz cars for guests use, lot of time and energy to make a success of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM) 2013 hosted in Colombo.

China’s contretemps on Sri Lanka’s Human Rights Issues

Paper No. 5607                                     Dated 21-Nov-2013

By Col. R. Hariharan

(This article may be read in continuation of South Asia Analysis Group Paper No. 5595 dated  November 7, 2013, titled “China cashing on India’s Sri Lanka woes” available at URL: http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/1396)

Sri Lanka: Beware the Ides of March

Paper No. 5606                                          Dated 19-Nov-2013

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

“Do not dictate to me, I’m not ready to take orders from others. We have a tradition and culture of over 2500 years and a time tested legal system together with a law enforcement process to address any issue”.

Hiding the Elephant : India, Sri Lanka and the Crisis of Commonwealth

Paper No. 5596                                    Dated 11-Nov-2013

Guest Column by Prof. Ramu Manivannan

A view that India’s “paramount security and strategic interests” in and around Sri Lanka and India’s national interests dictate that the Prime Minister should represent the country at Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo, Sri Lanka needs to debated.

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