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Why did the the Rajapaksas lie to the people of Sri Lanka?

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

The state has a right under international law to ensure its national security and to defend itself against armed attacks…. Those ends do not however justify all means to achieve them; all actions for those legitimate purposes must comply with the requirements of international law…”— The Darusman Report

Ne plus ultra (Not further beyond): the inscription believed to have been carved on the Pillars of Heracles (Straits of Gibraltar), warning seafarers against venturing any further. In politics there is a ‘Ne plus ultra’ line which cannot be crossed with impunity.

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China Backs Lanka Against UN Report on War Crimes

PTI

Amid mounting pressure on the Sri Lankan government following the publication of a UN report alleging war crimes during the country’s civil war, China today asked the global community not to complicate the issue and leave it to Colombo to handle it.

China believes the Lankan government and people will properly handle problems concerning its civil war and urge the international community not to complicate the issue, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said reacting to the UN report.
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