This Report of the Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka” is also called the ‘Darusman report’ or ‘PoE report. You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘Darusman Report’ tag. The March of Folly – Propaganda against Sri Lanka: The Ministry of own goals. Justice and Reconciliation: A review of the Report of the UNSG’s Panel of Experts accountability in regard to the last stages of the war in Sri Lanka, both at the.

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Eleven [63] international human rights groups sent a joint letter to United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on 27 May urging the US government to use oanka 17th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council to press for international accountability for war crimes in Sri Lanka, welcome the expert panel’s report, express concern at its lanja and call for “full implementation” of the panel’s recommendations.

Sri Lanka should initiate a process, with strong civil society participation, to examine in a critical manner, the root causes of the conflict, including ethno-nationalist rwport on both sides, the conduct of the war and patterns of violations, and the corresponding institutional responsibilities. You must be logged in to post a comment. What was termed the militarization of the North was attributed mainly to Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Secretary of Defence, and in many minds he was considered the greatest barrier to Reconciliation.

Ratner and Yasmin Sooka, hopefully are young enough to be still around in This failure continues to bemuse me, and the more so now after the Marga Institute produced their Third Narrativewhich provides a wonderful opportunity on which government could build.

When nothing was done and we subscribed to a resolution that detracts from the very principles on which the UN had been established, I feared that the same lack of intelligence was now affecting our decision makers and those advising them.


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The fact that these important reports were not translated into our National languages Sinhala and Tamil, and also there was no effort made to make them available widely, through both the release lankka an electronic soft copy version of it and printed versions, appears to be a deliberate strategy to keep the public in the dark.

The Darusman Report has been heavily critiised for its method and its aims.

American Ambassador Patricia Butenis may have deliberately omitted forces dedicated to. But this South Korean failed in that endeavour to comprehend.

Humanitarian Icons – Ready-to-use symbols and icons. In paragraphthe Paranagama Commission lists out several different options available to the Government to consider, providing a review of all the mechanisms. The Tamil National Alliancethe largest political party representing the Sri Lankan Tamilsissued a statement on 18 April welcoming the report and its findings, stating that the report “confirms the truth of what happened to the unarmed Tamil civilians in the course of the conduct of the recently concluded war and is an irrefutable confirmation of the accounts of the events as reported by us to Parliament as and when they occurred”.

Bradman and his boys and UN funds. The first was the negotiations with the TNA, which had shown no progress. This collection of essays has been prepared to shed light on the Report of the Panel appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations. Ordinarily I would have been wary of putting myself forward, but there seemed to be no alternative, and the President seemed to agree. Tools API – Real-time data stream to power next-generation apps.

The government reiterates its position that the Darusman Report is fundamentally flawed in many respects and that among other deficiencies, the Report is based on biased material, which is presented without any verification, the Ministry said.

The idea was put to me, quite politely, by the head of the Sri Lanka desk at the UN, who said that, whereas Mahinda Rajapaksa had been a good leader during the War, perhaps someone else was better suited to lead during peacetime.


Most of the causalities were caused by government shelling. The panel concluded this is not in accordance with international standards and fell “dramatically short of international expectations”.


The panel found that as many as 40, civilians may have been killed in the final months of the civil war, most as a result of indiscriminate shelling by the Sri Lankan military. The truth lies sro between, but government complicated matters by looking on the problem as part of a propaganda war, rather than one to be resolved by confidence building measures. The material evidence that he had elicited and. So are members of the DPanel, all with no under-wear.

The public release of the Report at this stage is divisive, and disrupts our efforts to reinforce peace, security and stability in Sri Lanka. Earlier, instead of responding to the excessive attacks of the Darusman Report, it tried to take political advantage, a strategy that came a cropper at the last Presidential election.

Because if it had, what would be the necessity to call for an inquiry to ascertain the authenticity of the footage? I told this to the President, who thereupon agreed that amongst my duties as his adviser on Reconciliation would be monitoring the work of the Committee and reporting to him on what was happening. Archived from the original on 28 June Learn more about ReliefWeb. Some of the works on this server may contain live references or links to information created and maintained oj other organizations, the accuracy for which we are not responsible.

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