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US wants ‘swift and credible fulfilment’ of UNHRC resolution

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Ambassador Samantha Power told Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Maithripala Sirisena that the US looks forward to closer relations with Sri Lanka, as reforms progress and urged Sri Lanka to fulfil the terms of the UNHRC resolution swiftly. The ambassador “underscored that the United States looks forward, as reforms progress, to …

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Sri Lanka ‘will probe’ UN working group findings

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The Sri Lankan government will investigate the findings by the UN Working Group for Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, which discovered a secret torture facility and suspected the existence of further unofficial detention centres. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mahishini Colonne said the UNWGEID had briefed Ministry officials on the conclusions and findings …

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Tamil torture survivors name Lt Welegedara as having knowledge of Sri Lanka’s secret Trinco detention camp

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Victims who survived one of Sri Lanka’s secret torture camps and escaped abroad have said that army general Lt Commander Welegedara gave orders for their interrogations at Sri Lanka’s naval dockyard torture base. A survivor who was detained and tortured in the base at Trincomalee at some point between 2009-2012, …

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