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Learning Lessons’ from those affected by war…

Posted in PRESS RELEASE by ustamil on September 26, 2010

Sri Lanka Brief No 69 – Monday 27 September 2010
Did the Sri Lankan Army use cluster bombs and phosphorus bombs against civilians?

The partial, unprofessional and biased mainstream media reportage, particularly in English and Sinhala, on on-going proceedings of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) has been repeatedly flagged on this site.

http://www.groundviews.org/2010/09/24/did-the-sri-lankan-army-use-cluster-bombs-and-phosphorus-bombs-against-civilians/

Crimes against humanity /

Evidence

"Operation Colombo" plan of Rajapaksa has political and economic components By Tisaranee Gunasekara

The 18th Amendment was the elixir of power, absolute and longue durée;empowered, the Rajapaksas are unleashing mopping-up operations to neutralise the few enclaves still resistant to their dominance. Such as the City of Colombo. Colombo’s poor predominantly vote for the UNP.

http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/09/operation_colombo_plan_of_raja.html#more

Rule of law, Colombo municipality / Analysis
Learning Lessons’ from those affected by war…

In what appears to be a complete information blackout, Sinhala and English language media, .. were conspicuously silent when the LLRC held sittings in the area where the final battle between the Sri Lanka armed forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was fought.

http://www.groundviews.org/2010/09/24/%E2%80%98learning-lessons%E2%80%99-from-those-affected-by-war-does-the-lessons-learnt-and-reconciliation-commission-really-listen/

Crimes against humanity / Evidence
ADVISORY COMMITTEE HAS NO LEGAL MANDATE TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS: UN SEC. GEN. TELLS PRESIDENT

September 25, 2010: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has said that the advisory committee appointed by the UN does not have a legal mandate to investigate allegations. http://www.newsfirst.lk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13427:advisory-committee-has-no-legal-mandate-to-investigate-allegations-un-sec-gen-tells-president&catid=97:news-items-2&Itemid=294

UNSG panel. Accountability / News
18th Amendment is an insidiously destructive piece of constitution-making – by Dr.A.C.Visvalingam, President -CIMOGG

One hundred and sixty-one Members of Parliament, ….. appear to have taken up the position, by voting for the 18th Amendment ("18A"), that he can consequently be trusted unreservedly with whatever powers he wants to have and that he will not misuse them, for however long he is entrusted with such powers.

http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/09/18th_amendment_is_an_insidious.html

Rule of law, 18 amendment /

Opinion

Microsoft Word – SLB daily update No 69 – Monday,27 September 2010.pdf

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