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by D.B.S. Jeyaraj “Politics is a blood sport” was a famous saying by former Sri Lankan president Junius Richard Jayewardene. In the cut-throatish competitive world of Sri Lankan politics there have been many casualties who aspired to high office but failed to fulfil their ambition. Even people with powerful bloodlines in Sri Lanka’s dynastic political […]
Item 2: Oral presentation of the High Commissioner’s Report on Sri Lanka Statement by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva on 22 March 2017 Excellencies, Colleagues and Friends, I thank you for this opportunity to discuss the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, and to present my report […]
By Dharisha Bastians in Geneva The final week of the UN Human Rights Council session got off to a dramatic start, after former UPFA Parliamentarian Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera made an appearance in Geneva and locked horns with Tamil hardline groups at a side event at the Palais des Nations on Monday (20). The Rear […]