“Sri Lanka polls timed ahead of U.N. war crimes report to foil Rajapaksa comeback” by Shihar Aneez

Sri Lanka’s August elections have been timed to stop a comeback by war-time president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who remarkably may see his popularity rise in coming months if criticized for war crimes in a U.N report, said government sources.

via: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/06/us-sri-lanka-politics-election-idUSKCN0PG0D120150706

“Is Maithripala Sirisena Who was Acting Defence Minister During the Last Two Weeks of War Implicated in Alleged War Crimes?” by D.B.S. Jeyaraj

The question is of great relevance and grave significance at a time when the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner’s office is investigating alleged human rights violations, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Sri Lanka in terms of a resolution passed by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

via: http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/36931

” U.N.’s Zeid accuses Sri Lanka of trying to sabotage war crimes probe” by Tom Miles and Shihar Aneez

(Reuters) – The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday accused Sri Lanka of trying to “sabotage” a war crimes inquiry, creating a “wall of fear” to prevent witnesses from giving evidence.

via: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/07/us-sri-lanka-un-idUSKBN0IR0WF20141107