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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Why would the Paranagama Commission do this, if it had accepted the film footage as authentic? He evinced surprise when I said this, and declared that he had appointed a Committee which was doing its job. This was ironic, for during rport course of the war he had seemed of the view that, while the forces could handle the darusmqn requirements, a settlement required the politicians, and setting this in place was not his role. Thus it seems ambiguous about the work done by Sir Desmond de Silva and his team, even though it has in fact renewed his contract.

International technical assistance does not equal foreign judges sitting in judgement over Sri Lankan citizens. I fear this is a myth of which he has been convinced by those who see themselves as brilliant exponents of the language, having been to elite Colombo schools.

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It had systematically shelled hospitals on the frontlines. Using deaths to injuries ratios of 1: What a crock of codswallop!


Sarath did not like Daya Ratnayake, and sidelined him and would have had him retired early, but Gotabhaya saved his career by sending him off to China for his Staff College Course. Both of us repudiated the idea, and indeed I recall citing Tolstoy in this connection, given the theory he had put forward in War and Peaceabout the visionary Alexander having to take over after the practical soldier Kutuzov had won the war.

When I pointed out that the allegations needed to be answered, he said that he had allocated that task to the Chief of General Staff, who was however given neither resources nor encouragement to proceed. The Government of Sri Lanka however notes that the Secretary-General has correctly acknowledged the primacy of domestic responsibility in this regard. His asides were most amusing, while Ranmali Mirchandani captured superbly the cocooned life of ladies of leisure in those distant days.


Several sources he cited estimated the number to be in the range of to The Government subjected victims and survivors of the conflict to further deprivation and suffering after they left the conflict zone. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.


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. Having experienced what seemed a Damascus style conversion, doubtless because he was backed by the Americans who could not have been ignorant of his measure but thought him the best instrument of applying pressure on Rajapaksahe put himself forward for election as a dove.

With regard to the conflict, we dausman to deal with two extreme positions which feed off each other. Second, it requires fleshing out through details which are only available with government.

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It should therefore make use of what he has done to launch a robust defence of the way in which the war was conducted. But it turned out to be a sick attempt by these three Musketeer- voyeurs in Halloween masks, and this book of fiction is nothing to get excited about and will no way win the Dqrusman Prize nor the Booker Prize.

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.

The Panel started investigation in September Landmines were recovered by the Sri Lanka army outside the public eye in a process that may have resulted in the destruction of evidence.

While I had no doubt that, like the LLRC, it would demand accountability with regard to events as re;ort which there was prima facie evidence of abuse, it would make it clear that the worst charges against us were incorrect.

The Prime Minister said he would look into the matter, but it was not even minuted — as opposed to mechanisms to find vehicles and provide jobs for supporters — and after I left the group it was forgotten.

I suspect nothing much has changed, except that they now have to jostle with those whose wealth is more recent to exercise influence with decision makers. The Government has alleged that the Paranagama Report agrees with the Channel 4 video allegations.


ReliefWeb Informing humanitarians worldwide. The Government also systematically deprived people in dwrusman conflict zone of humanitarian aid, in the form of food and medical supplies, particularly surgical supplies, adding to their suffering.

The technique employed was, it seems, to interview older people darusma create monologues from their memoirs. I had every reason to worry. Panel further recommended that The Government of Sri Lanka should issue a public, formal acknowledgement of its role in and responsibility for extensive civilian casualties in the final stages of the war. Consistent with the international standards mentioned above, accountability necessarily includes the achievement of truth, justice, and reparations for victims.

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Events are described as happenings, not as reported items. Promoting Treachery — a new dimension to political affairs.

Tens of thousands lost their lives from January to Maymany of whom died anonymously in the carnage of the final few days. One is that government was justified in whatever it did, because we were dealing with ruthless terrorists and therefore the ordinary laws could not be respected.

Much has happened since 2nd December Venkataraman Rajiv Gandhi V. Lalith told me a few days later that it was felt inappropriate for me to be on the Committee since I was a Parliamentarian, and the other members of the Committee were officials. Pia Hatch, daughter of two memorable stage stars of the seventies, Graham and Michelle Leembruggen, was delightful as an old lady not sure what buttons to push or rarusman to deal with a Skype call.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. He told me that the letter putting me on the negotiating team would be sent straight away, and added that he had spoken to Mohan Pieris, who chaired the Committee to implement the LLRC interim recommendations, and he had no objection to my appointment. The panelists Darusman, Ratner and Sooka, I believe, had taken the assignment with preconditioned minds wanting to destroy the progress of the development darusmaan reconciliation among the ethnic communities of this sovereign island state and play Russian roulette with the lives of 21 million peoples when their cunning becomes so transparent when on page 15 of the Report says: