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Sri Lanka’s Universal Periodic Review: War Crimes must take Centre Stage


Paper No. 5207                                        11-Sept-2012

Guest Column by Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

The issue that must take centre stage at Sri Lanka’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) scheduled for 1st November 2012 should be the question of Sri Lanka’s accountability for War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity, bearing in mind the period under review is from 2008 to 2012, covering the critical period before, during and after the war in Sri Lanka.

Chinese Defence Minister’s visit to Sri Lanka: An Indian Perspective  


Paper No. 5206                                             11-Sept-2012

By Col. R. Hariharan 

China’s Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie’s visited Sri Lanka for  five days from August 29, 2012. The first-ever visit by a Chinese Defence Minister to Sri Lanka with an entourage of 23 members indicates the ever  increasing Chinese interest in the island nation. 

Sri Lanka Update No. 29: Heroes’ Day Speech- An analysis


Note 139                              29.11.2001

by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Sri Lanka Update No. 28: Amidst political crisis, Tigers are waiting


Note 136                                         25.10.2001

by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Sri Lanka Update No. 27: Is military option taking precedence over peace initiatives?


Note 132                               09.09.2001

by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Sri Lanka Update No. 26 : Chandrika bowls a googly.


Note 129                              19.07.2001

by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Sri Lanka - update 25: The Norwegians face an uphill task


Note 126

by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

"The day is not too far away when the negotiations  will begin with the LTTE."  President Chandrika Kumaratunge on March 29, 2001. 


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