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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No one seems to want to talk of these amazing humanitarian efforts of love and compassion by the majority Sinhalese towards the minority Tamils.

Do you accept the statements made by the Government in relation to the 1 st and 2 nd mandate reports issued darudman the Presidential Commission to Investigate Missing Persons, otherwise known as the Paranagama Commission? It should therefore make use of what he has done to launch a robust defence of the way in zri the war was conducted. And typically this occurred while one of the more extreme coalition partners of the government, which was seen as close to Gotabhaya, had introduced a Bill to amend the Provincial Councils Act so as to water down their powers.

Alleged war crimes during the Sri Lankan Civil War. Gotabhaya, on the contrary went along with his brothers, the President and Basil, when they sidelined Fonseka, having refused his request that the army be enlarged; and, as noted, Basil went ahead with a policy of swift resettlement, which was in accordance with the pledge of the President.


This material can be looked at by the LLRC should it wish to do so, depending on its own assessment of the contents. In paragraphthe Paranagama Commission lists out several different options available to the Government to consider, providing a review of all the mechanisms.

The panel found that the Sri Lankan justice system was incapable of providing accountability. It has been put together, according to the introduction, by three patriots who are also strong adherents of pluralism and the rule of law. This entry was posted on Sunday, April 15th, I feel sorry for all patriots and for Sri Lanka most, for this entire episode.


Sri Lanka government refused to allow them into the country and refused to talk to them. In fiction, invention and imagination reign supreme.

The problem has now been transferred to this government, but sadly that too is not relying on truth, which is the best way forward. His approach then to the White Flag case was that it was those in air-conditioned rooms who had given orders that they be killed. Tens of thousands lost their lives from January to Maymany of whom died anonymously in the carnage of the final few days.

Hundred of shells rained down on the NFZ 1. He also told the Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs, who he thought knew about erport work of the Committee, to send me all relevant papers, since I told him that I should see the minutes of meetings and find out what had been going on, if I were to contribute.


The Report was greeted with delight and love by just one group only, the Tamil National Alliance. This collection of essays has been prepared to shed light on the Report of the Panel appointed by the Secretary General of darus,an United Nations. After the Darusman Report came out, with its excessive attack on the manner in which Sri Lanka had dealt with LTTE terrorism, I thought it necessary to warn the President about what was going on.

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On 12 April the panel handed over its report to the Secretary-General who passed on a copy to the Sri Lankan government. So it lost the chance to make it clear that it fought a war that was essential, given the suffering the LTTE had caused to the whole country for so long.

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 how to deal with a Skype call. However, said the Panel, an environment which could permit a candid appraisal of the past, including the root causes of the long running ethno—nationalist conflict does not exist at present.

Ben Eastaugh and Chris Sternal-Johnson. Government responded, not by pointing out the contradictions in his accounts, and calling him a liar, but by saying he was a traitor.

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”. The evidence obtained by the panel revealed “a very different version of the final stages of the war than that maintained to this day by the Government of Sri Lanka”.

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Processing Request Please Wait Government was only playing into their hands by refraining from disciplining them. RSS – Subscribe to information finely tuned to your needs. In order to deal with dqrusman accountability mechanism suitable to Sri Lanka, it was incumbent upon the Commission to embark upon a review of measures taken in other countries before proposing a specific mechanism for Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan government issued a short statement on 13 April which condemned the report as “fundamentally flawed in many respects” and “patently biased material which is presented without any verification”.

The panelists Darusman, Ratner and Sooka, I believe, had taken the assignment with preconditioned minds wanting to destroy the progress of the development and 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: As I told Al Jazeera on the day I expressed publicly my support for the Maithripala Sirisena candidacy, when hardly any one else who was part of the previous government took the plunge, I felt that a continuation of the Rajapaksa Presidency would lead to disaster.


In light of the allegations found credible by the Panel, the Government of Darueman Lanka, in compliance with its international obligations and with a view to initiating an effective domestic accountability process, should immediately commence genuine investigations into these and other alleged violations of the international humanitarian and human rights law committed by both sides involved in the armed conflict.

If proven, those most responsible, including Sri Lanka Army commanders and senior Government officials, as well as military and civilian LTTE leaders, would bear criminal liability for international crimes. So now he made no objection when I told him the President had agreed that this should be added.

But there had recently been an exception, in the form of Chris Nonis, who had given a superb interview on Channel 4. Retrieved from ” earusman I am not sure that the Americans, who were foremost in the venture or at least some of them, for I cannot believe that thoroughly decent people like the then Social Affairs Officer Jeff Anderson were involved were actually wicked.

A joint statement was issued which, inter alia, underlined the importance of an accountability process for addressing violations of international humanitarian and human rights law during the Eelam war.

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. All views and opinions presented in this article are solely those of the surfer and do not necessarily represent those of Dsrusman. In stark contrast, the Panel found credible allegations, which if proven, indicate that a wide range of serious violations of International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law were committed both by the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE, some of which would amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Sarath had a no nonsense reoort to the conflict, and when the ICRC told him that firing was coming close to hospitals, his response was on the lines that the hospitals should no longer have been darusamn, since they had been instructed to move. Some of them were hit repeatedly, despite the fact that their locations were well-known to the Government.