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

This seemed to me rank wickedness, and I believe some European ambassadors shared my view, for they told me — at a farewell lunch I gave the two nicest of them — that they knew what he was like, and could not understand what some of their colleagues were up to. April 16, in Good Governance Tags: The main opposition United National Party has echoed the repport critical note in Sri Lanka, calling the report an “unwarranted interference”, but it has blamed the government for creating “an environment that gave space for the compilation of such a report”.

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So powerful did this combination seem, even though the evidence of elections had made it clear they had minimal popular support, that it was feared the President would back down. The critique both of purported facts and modalities adopted is followed by analysis of some of the personalities involved in what seems a well targeted plan. I was deeply disappointed that the new government did not embark on the reforms it had promised, and also disappointed that it did not move swiftly towards transparency on the question of accountability.


International oj assistance does not equal foreign judges sitting in judgement over Sri Lankan citizens. The station then abandoned the idea, which I suppose is some sort of compliment.

At the very least, citation of claims made during the conflict would have made clear the absurdity of charges made afterwards. I mention this Darusman report in it.

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The upshot of this, of course, was that when the LLRC recommended inquiries into possible abuses, the government was in difficulties, since Fonseka lankx well have called them traitors for letting down patriots who had only done what was necessary to eliminate terrorism. The third repor is reprt argued, but its main point is weakened by the failure to affirm forcefully the need for a credible internal inquiry with regard to the treatment of surrendees.

But I could not understand why he did not then take forceful disciplinary action. Tens of thousands lost their lives from January to Maymany of whom died anonymously in the carnage of the final few days. 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”.

Archived from the original on 20 July The Report was greeted with delight and love by just one group only, the Tamil National Alliance. 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. The Government has put in place of its own accord a domestic mechanism dealing with a range of issues relevant to the conflict with a view to promoting reconciliation and confidence among people.

Military courts and other domestic institutions were also incapable of providing accountability. UN chief receives report of panel of experts on human rights issues”.


What a crock of codswallop! With regard to the conflict, we have to deal with two extreme positions which feed off each other. There are several reasons for this. Rpeort UN document estimated that 7, civilians were killed between August and 13 May At the same time, accountability goes beyond the investigation and prosecution of serious crimes that have been committed; rather it is a broad process that addressed the political, legal and moral responsibility of individuals and institutions for past violations of human rights and dignity.

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As I noted when I took over the Peace Secretariat, vast amounts of money were given to those with good connections to produce propaganda supposed to promote peace. Government was only playing into their hands by refraining from disciplining them. These credibly alleged violations demand a serious investigation and lanma prosecution of those responsible. Int’l mechanism to monitor SL judicial process”.


The material presented on this website is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3. Archived from the original on 26 June But given the schizophrenia that possesses government, it will not take ownership of this document and flesh it out with details that only government possesses though perhaps it has again misplaced them, for I had a frantic but informal request from the Foreign Ministry for the Peace Secretariat archives.

The Government has alleged that the Paranagama Report agrees rsi the Channel 4 video allegations. A service provided by ReliefWeb has been the leading online source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters since