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  • Spy cables reveal Sri Lanka hyped up Tamil Tiger postwar threat - Al Jazeera America
    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:19:31 GMT

    Spy cables reveal Sri Lanka hyped up Tamil Tiger postwar threat
    Al Jazeera America
    In July 2011, a minister in the government, Wimal Weerawansa, said in a newspaper interview that South Africa refused to help Sri Lanka quash a United Nations investigation of its conduct during the war because it had been “highly influenced by Tamil separatist .... A new report from the U.N. Human Rights Council on war crimes allegations in Sri Lanka was supposed to be released this month, but the new government successfully argued for a six-month delay, promising more cooperation and transparency with ...

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    South Africa told Lanka no LTTE - Colombo Gazette
    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:13:45 GMT

    Colombo Gazette

    South Africa told Lanka no LTTE
    Colombo Gazette
    In November 2010, a Sri Lankan member of parliament expressed his dismay when a small statue of a leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was erected on private property in a Paris suburb. ... Shavendra Silva, a senior commander of Sri Lankan ground forces during the end of the war who was part of the country's delegation to the United Nations until December 2014, asserted that the wife of a top LTTE official “fled the country during the last days of the war to South Africa and is currently living there ...

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    UN urges Colombo to free Tamil prisoners - Gulf Times
    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:23:57 GMT

    Gulf Times

    UN urges Colombo to free Tamil prisoners
    Gulf Times
    Feltman arrived in Sri Lanka as the UN Human Rights Council delayed releasing a report on alleged war crimes by forces under the command of former president Mahinda Rajapakse. The UN has given more time to the new government to establish a ...

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    UN calls for accountability in Sri Lanka rights probe - The Asian Age
    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:21:57 GMT

    UN calls for accountability in Sri Lanka rights probe
    The Asian Age
    The UN Human Rights Council has separately investigated atrocities in the war against Tamil separatists, but in February deferred its report, saying Colombo had shown a new willingness to open up to scrutiny. Jeffrey Feltman, the UN under-secretary for ...

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    UN envoy urges Sri Lanka to address mistrust among ethnic Tamils of ... - Daily Journal
    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:19:50 GMT

    UN envoy urges Sri Lanka to address mistrust among ethnic Tamils of ...
    Daily Journal
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A U.N. envoy urged Sri Lanka's new government on Tuesday to address skepticism among ethnic Tamils about its efforts to promote post-war reconciliation, saying there should be more progress in accountability and in human rights issues. U.N. Undersecretary-General for Political ... The U.N. Human Rights Council was scheduled to release a report on war crime allegations against government soldiers and the rebels during the final months of the fighting. But it postponed the release from ...

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    UN urges Sri Lanka to quickly address mistrust of new gov't - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:49:25 GMT

    UN urges Sri Lanka to quickly address mistrust of new gov't
    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A U.N. envoy urged Sri Lanka's new government on Tuesday to address skepticism among ethnic Tamils about its efforts to promote post-war reconciliation, saying there should be more progress in accountability and in human rights issues. U.N. Undersecretary-General for Political ... The U.N. Human Rights Council was scheduled to release a report on war crime allegations against government soldiers and the rebels during the final months of the fighting. But it postponed the release from ...

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    UN urges release of Tamil prisoners ahead of war probe - Arab News
    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:39:39 GMT

    Arab News

    UN urges release of Tamil prisoners ahead of war probe
    Arab News
    ... the international community, unlike the previous administration, to ensure reconciliation and lasting peace six years after the end of a bitter war. Feltman arrived in Sri Lanka as the UN Human Rights Council delayed releasing a report on alleged war crimes ...

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    UN calls for accountability in Sri Lanka rights investigation - Reuters
    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:20:24 GMT

    UN calls for accountability in Sri Lanka rights investigation
    Reuters
    The U.N. Human Rights Council has separately investigated atrocities in the war against Tamil separatists, but last month deferred its report, saying Colombo had shown a new willingness to open up to scrutiny. Jeffrey Feltman, the U.N. Under-Secretary for ...

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    UN urges Sri Lanka to quickly address mistrust of new govt - dunyanews.tv (press release) (blog)
    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:38:40 GMT

    dunyanews.tv (press release) (blog)

    UN urges Sri Lanka to quickly address mistrust of new govt
    dunyanews.tv (press release) (blog)
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: (AP) - A U.N. envoy urged Sri Lanka s new government on Tuesday to address skepticism among ethnic Tamils about its efforts to promote post-war reconciliation, saying there should be more progress in accountability and in human rights issues. U.N. Undersecretary-General for ... The U.N. Human Rights Council was scheduled to release a report on war crime allegations against government soldiers and the rebels during the final months of the fighting. But it postponed the release from ...

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    On What Feltman Conveyed in Sri Lanka, Spox Says Colombo Presser Only - Inner City Press
    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:22:29 GMT

    On What Feltman Conveyed in Sri Lanka, Spox Says Colombo Presser Only
    Inner City Press
    UNITED NATIONS, March 2 -- Nine days after the UN Human Rights Council under Joachim Rucker granted HCHR Zeid's request to withhold the already delayed report on war crimes in Sri Lanka, the UN on February 26 added Jaffna as a stop to the Sri ...

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