The so-called Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict is a clear demonstration on the acceptance of genocidal rape as a weapon in selective cases, where the deployment of it through agent States is needed for imperialistic engineering. Omission is more powerful than inclusion in sending messages. If the Summit has risked its credibility by the omission of the ‘very special case Sri Lanka’ that always relished in seeing Tamils naked, then the global importance of the ‘Sri Lanka paradigm’ to today’s ‘international community imperialism’ has to be understood without any doubt. While William Hague and Angelina Jolie are just managers of the main show, the imperialism behind them was ingenious in choreographing sideshows too, to diffuse any uprising.
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UN inquiry team on Sri Lanka war crime named[ Aljazeera ][ Jun 12 14:40 GMT ]
The UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, has appointed Sandra Beidas, a high ranking official with the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR), to coordinate investigations into widespread allegations of atrocities and mass killings of civilians in the final stages of Sri Lanka’s decades-long civil war. Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the OHCHR, told Al Jazeera via email that Beidas would coordinate the Investigation Team. Sri Lanka has said that it would not co-operate with the investigation that is expected to be in operation for a 10-month period, beginning in mid-June 2014 and end in mid-April 2015. [ full story |
Ghost of the LTTE Flickers in Malaysia[ IPS ][ Jun 13 15:26 GMT ]
The recent arrest and deportation from Malaysia of three Sri Lankan Tamils on U.N. refugee status, under suspicion of trying to revive the disbanded Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), has raised questions about regional security and minority politics. For many, disputes over the South China Sea and the proliferation of Islamic terror networks are the defining peace and security issues in South and Southeast Asia. As a result, the arrests of the three men last month went largely unreported, with the exception of local Malaysian and Sri Lankan media. [ full story |
Call to begin healing process in Sri Lanka[ The Hindu ][ Jun 11 19:47 GMT ]
Addressing the 26th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, her last as High Commissioner, Ms. Pillay said her office has put in place a staff team that would be supported by several experts and special procedures mandate holders, to conduct the comprehensive investigation — mandated by the Council — to advance accountability, and thus reconciliation. “I encourage the [Sri Lankan] Government to take this opportunity to cooperate with a credible truth-seeking process,” she said. [ full story
William Hague to investigate claims of Tamil rape victims being deported.[ The Guardian ][ Jun 11 06:51 GMT ]
William Hague has said the government will investigate claims that Tamil asylum seekers are being deported from the UK to Sri Lanka despite evidence they have been subjected to rape and sexual abuse by the country’s security forces. [ full story |
One Sri Lankan Tamil’s testimony: beaten, branded, suffocated and raped[ The Guardian ][ Jun 11 13:56 GMT ]
Siva, a Tamil from Sri Lanka, is facing deportation from the UK for the second time in two years. The last time he fought the journey every inch of the way. “They loaded me on the plane first, right at the back, because I was making a lot of noise, screaming. I was very scared and begged them not to send me back but they said if I didn’t go quietly, they would handcuff me and force me to go,” he told the Guardian. Given his account of what he had lived through in his home country, his panic is unsurprising. [ full story |
Heightened fears over Sri Lanka’s vulnerability to foreign debt[ LBO ][ Jun 11 13:05 GMT ]
Sri Lanka may be more vulnerable to foreign debt than generally believed, amid rising foreign borrowings by both the state, state enterprises and also private entities, economists have said.Harsha de Silva, an economist and legislator said when parameters developed by UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific were applied to overall external debt; Sri Lanka appeared to in the safe zone according to official calculations. [ full story |
The life and awful death of a Tamil asylum seeker in Australia[ The Guardian ][ Jun 11 14:01 GMT ]
Leo Seemanpillai’s room has already been stripped bare, but a sheet of paper remains stuck to the door. “It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us,” runs the quote on it. Out in the living room, in this small, shared house in Geelong, Victoria, a shrine sits on the dining table. A wreath of white roses, chrysanthemums and daisies circles a framed photo of the 29-year-old Tamil asylum seeker, who set himself on fire on 31 May. [ full story |
Military presence in Sri Lanka’s north is worrisome: Wigneswaran[ The Hindu ][ Jun 12 15:49 GMT ]
More than six months after the historic elections to Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council, its first Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran says has not been able to do much, for his hands are tied. From a reluctant entrant to Sri Lankan politics to Chief Minister who won a massive mandate in the elections, it has been quite a journey for the former judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. [ full story |