Sri Lanka has rejected the U. S backed resolution for an international probe by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Sri Lanka, adding that no one can come to Sri Lanka without the govt’s cooperation. Grounds of rejection: Much of the funds likely to come from countries accusing Sri Lanka of rights abuse and war crimes. Legally, its not within … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka Rejects call for Internation Probe
United States sponsored a resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) against Sri Lanka for an international probe into purported rights violations in Ealam IV war. India, along with Japan and Vietnam abstained from voting on it, while Saudi, UAE, Pakistan voted against it. This could serve as a signal for significant shifts in India’s … [Read more...] about Ambiguity in UNHRC Resolution Against Srilanka
A mandate for the UNHRC India was in limelight at 25th session of HRC as it had backed Sri Lanka unconditionally in 2009 session after the end of the war. It took an extreme move by voting twice against Sri Lanka which antagonized the majority Sinhala community. Tamil Nadu had influenced India’s vote last time but has lost steam with the Congress and DMK parting … [Read more...] about Can A UNHRC Investigation Really Make A Difference ?
India’s abstention evokes mixed response The U.S.-backed resolution in Geneva evoked mixed response in Sri Lanka, India decides to abstain from voting. Tamil National Alliance (TNA) was satisfied with the resolution passed as it could pave way for reconciliation and permanent peace in Sri Lanka if it was properly implemented it. Former diplomat Mr.Dayan stated that … [Read more...] about Abstention From India Evokes Mixed Responses
Conciliation will continue: Rajapaksa Sri Lanka categorically rejected the UNHRC Resolution ordering a war crimes probe for the following reasons : it is going ahead with its own reconciliation process new one would hurt its present efforts Sri lanka drew comfort from India's abstention & considered it a diplomatic victory violation of its … [Read more...] about Rajapakshe draws comfort from India’s abstention in UNHRC