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Sri Lanka: UNHRC in Geneva and after

Paper No. 5420       Dated 9-Mar- 2013

Guest Column By Kumar David

 Sri Lanka has become the centrepiece of action in Geneva this March at the 22-nd UN Human Rights Commission sessions now in progress.

Sri Lanka: U.S. ‘Procedural’ resolution at UNHRC – Update No. 229

 

Note No. 677                                                    Dated 01-Mar-2013

By Col. R. Hariharan

A U.S. draft resolution on Sri Lanka’s accountability for alleged war crimes being brought before the 24th meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) now in circulation (received from an Indian TV news channel) is at Annexure. While it is not an official version, in this article I have analysed its contents in the belief it is probably the real one.

Media bytes: India and Sri Lanka war crimes issue

Paper No. 5408                            Dated 24-Feb-2013

By Col R Hariharan

[This is a summary of the comments made by Col Hariharan in TV discussions and to print media on February 20 to 22, 2013.]

On photographs showing Prabhakaran’s son’s death

Sri Lanka: Is Delhi Dumb?

Paper No. 5371                                     Dated 20-Jan-2013

Guest Column: Dr Kumar David

Dumb is used to describe a person who is bereft of brains, and of course its literal meaning is to be deprived of the faculty of verbal articulation.

Sri Lanka: President prevaricates on axing Chief Justice

Paper No. 5326                        Dated 13-Dec-2012

Guest Column: Dr Kumar David

Sri Lanka: Comments on Heroes Day – Update No. 226

 

Note No. 670                                                   Dated 07-Dec-2012

Col. R. Hariharan

(Summary of answers to questions from media analysts on the occasion of  V.  Prabhakaran’s birth day on November 26 and the LTTE’s Heroes Day on November 27 are given in this article.)

November 27 used to be celebrated as the Heroes Day by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). On this occasion what is your take on those who lost their lives in the struggle for Tamil Eelam?

Sri Lanka: Consolidation of Rajapaksa Inc. – Update No. 225

 

Note No. 669                                                Dated 07-Dec-2012

Col. R. Hariharan

The walk out of Chief Justice Mrs Shirani Bandaranayake and her team of lawyers from a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) hearing on an impeachment motion against her Thursday was an eloquent testimony to the charade being enacted in Sri Lanka in the name of democracy. Probably it is a matter of time the PSC would find her guilty of the charges of corruption slapped against her.

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