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Mahinda Wins over

The ongoing sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) in Geneva, while causing ripples within Sri Lanka has also made the powers that be believe that a strong resolution will to be presented to the UN against Sri Lanka during this session. Assuming something was brewing, the government, as a damage control exercise, last week dispatched External Affairs Ministry Secretary Romesh Jayasinghe and Attorney General Mohan Peiris to meet UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon. Full Interview


JVP sees Indian hand everywhere

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna appears to be trapped in a time warp, possibly going back to as far as early 1970s when our country’s leaders thought we can be self sufficient in everything with our own resources. Speaking to their frontliner and international spokesman Vijitha Herath, this theme surfaced over and over. But what seems to worry them most is our big brother India and it sees the hand of New Delhi everywhere in Sri Lanka to the point of being paranoid...  Full Interview


I will ensure impartiality, says SLHRC chief

Human Rights Commission (SLHRC) that has been dormant for several years has now been given its life back.
The commission was reconstituted with the appointments of new commissioners under the leadership of an eminent lawyer and retired Supreme Court Judge Priyantha Perera.
Reconstituting the SLHRC has been viewed as a positive step towards achieving a better human rights standard in Sri Lanka and the new commission is now at work first to suggest to the government the need for an amendment.  Full Interview