« 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