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Sri Lanka Sends War Crimes Denier to Geneva: Not Serious About Accountability - ITJP and JDS Joint Press Release

6 March 2019 - As Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena announced today that he is sending Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe as part of a three-man delegation to the Human Rights Council's current session, Internantional Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) and Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS) said that Sri Lanka isn't serious about accountability.

High time for Sri Lanka to investigate well-known alleged perpetrators of torture - International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP)

The International Truth and Justice Project  - Sri Lanka (ITJP), Johannesburg, 25 February 2019 - If Sri Lanka is serious about tackling ongoing torture it needs to suspend and investigate a number of well known security officials named in United Nations reports in connection with torture. Vague assertions by successive Sri Lankan Governments of a “zero tolerance” policy for torture are meaningless in the light of multiple reports of past and ongoing torture and the impunity for those named in a number of reports as alleged torturers. 

Enough Evidence to Charge Sri Lanka’s new Chief of Army Staff with War Crimes - ITJP

ITJP, 29 January 2019, Johannesburg: There is more than enough evidence to suspend Sri Lanka’s new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Shavendra Silva, and charge him with war crimes and crimes against humanity, said the International Truth and Justice Project. The South Africa - based investigative group published a 1 37 - page d ossier on Sil va, detailing his role as one of the most important F ield C ommanders during the 2008 - 9 W ar. The dossier presents the most extensive body of evidence against him – or any Sri Lankan War - time commander - to date.

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