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I have never been in politics for power: ex-Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga

Mar 04, 2016

I have never been in politics for power: ex-Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga

Chandrika Bandarnaike Kumaratunga, is much more than a former president and prime minister. She is the architect of the political arrangement which showed strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa the door #Sri Lanka #Mahinda Rajapaksa #TheySaidIt #South Asia #tamils #Ranil Wickremesinghe #Chandrika Kumaratunga #Sinhalas
Sushma Swaraj in Sri Lanka, issues of fishermen and Tamil rights to figure prominently in discussion

Feb 05, 2016

Sushma Swaraj in Sri Lanka, issues of fishermen and Tamil rights to figure prominently in discussion

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Colombo on Friday on a two-day visit to hold talks with the top Sri Lankan leadership during which the issues of fishermen and Tamils' rights are likely to figure prominently. #India #Sri Lanka #sushma swaraj #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Colombo #Maithripala Sirisena #Ranil Wickremesinghe #tamil issue #Chandrika Kumaratunga #fishermen Lanka
Sushma Swaraj to attend two-day Indo-Lanka Joint Commission meeting in Colombo on 4 February

Feb 04, 2016

Sushma Swaraj to attend two-day Indo-Lanka Joint Commission meeting in Colombo on 4 February

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Colombo tomorrow on a two-day visit during which she will hold talks with the top Sri Lankan leadership and attend the 9th Indo-Lanka Joint Commission meeting to discuss key bilateral and regional issues. #Sri Lanka #sushma swaraj #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #MEA #PM Modi #Maithripala Sirisena #Ranil Wickremesinghe
Sri Lanka's attempts to humour western powers cause unease among its military

Nov 30, 2015

Sri Lanka's attempts to humour western powers cause unease among its military

In the third week of November, Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena summoned top army generals who were involved in the campaign against LTTE. The Army Chief was not invited. The discussion focussed on how the government should respond on the setting-up of a commission that will investigate human rights violations in the months leading to the end of a 25-year-old bloody civil war in 2009. #ConnectTheDots #Mahinda Rajapaksa #LTTE #Justice #UN Human Rights Council #Maithripala Sirisena #Ranil Wickremesinghe #Commission for Truth #Reconciliation and Non-Recurrence
Wickremesinghe's India visit could check Chinese influence in Sri Lanka

Sep 17, 2015

Wickremesinghe's India visit could check Chinese influence in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s just-concluded India visit — before he had completed his first month in office — could help in keeping the Chinese dragon’s influence in the island nation under check. #China #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Mahinda Rajapaksa #India – Sri Lanka relations #Maithripala Sirisena #Ranil Wickremesinghe
Set up hybrid special court to deliver justice to victims of Sri Lanka war crimes, says UN human rights chief

Sep 17, 2015

Set up hybrid special court to deliver justice to victims of Sri Lanka war crimes, says UN human rights chief

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein released the much-anticipated United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)-mandated investigation report on Sri Lanka #Mahinda Rajapaksa #LTTE #Army #UN #TheySaidIt #Court #UNHRC
Sri Lanka promises dialogue after United Nation accuses its troops of war crimes

Sep 16, 2015

Sri Lanka promises dialogue after United Nation accuses its troops of war crimes

Sri Lanka on Wednesday promised to take note of a damning UN report on war crimes and ensure dialogue with all stakeholders to achieve "reconciliation", hours after the UN rights body accused its troops of "horrific abuses" during the last phase of the civil war with the LTTE. #United Nations #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #War Crimes #UNHRC
UN seeks special court to investigate Sri Lankan war atrocites

Sep 16, 2015

UN seeks special court to investigate Sri Lankan war atrocites

The UN rights chief on Wednesday said that war crimes and crimes against humanity may have been committed by both sides in Sri Lanka during the period of its civil war and recommended the setting up of a hybrid special court to deliver justice to the victims. #World #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #UN #War Crimes #UNHRC #Sri Lankar Civil War
UNHRC chief says Sri Lanka rights violations of 'most serious nature'

Sep 15, 2015

UNHRC chief says Sri Lanka rights violations of 'most serious nature'

The report of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)-mandated investigation on alleged war crimes committed in Sri Lanka in 2009 has said the crimes were of the “most serious nature”. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #UN #Human Rights #UNHRC #United Nations Human Rights Council #Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein #Maithripala Sirisena
Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lanka PM, but don't write off Rajapaksa

Aug 21, 2015

Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lanka PM, but don't write off Rajapaksa

The Sirisena-Wickramasinghe combination though is yet to pass the litmus test vis-à-vis friendship with India. #India #China #Sri Lanka #ConnectTheDots #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Ranil Wickremasinghe