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Economic Challenges of Climate Change Adaptation in South Asia

By: Kalpana Ambepitiya, Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka 2014 election reflection

By: Kalpana Ambepitiya, Sri Lanka Green Alliance

Sri Lanka’s Southern and Western provincial council elections were held on 29 March 2014.  According to the United People’s Freedom Alliance announcement, the elections were peaceful and showed that the Alliance remains the leading party.

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New Zealand must support international inquiry into Sri Lanka war crimes allegations

New Zealand needs to lend its support to an independent international investigation into allegations of war crimes in Sri Lanka, Green Party human rights spokesperson Jan Logie said today.

“The Human Rights Council session presents an opportunity for New Zealand to push for accountability and protection of human rights action in regard to the worrying situation in Sri Lanka,” Ms Logie said.

“Our representatives at the United Nations should be doing all they can to support an independent investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka

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Australia PM Abbott’s gift will help hide human rights abuses in Sri Lanka

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says the Prime Minister’s gift of two naval vessels and co-operation with the Sri Lankan authorities to help stop people fleeing the country is collaboration on human rights abuses.

“The Prime Minister’s silence on human rights abuses in Sri Lanka was inexcusable complicity, but this is nothing less than collaboration and it is abhorrent,” Senator Milne said.

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Australia’s silence on human rights abuse inexcusable complicity

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says the Prime Minister has a moral obligation to raise serious human rights abuses with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse while in Colombo for CHOGM.

“Australia’s silence on human rights abuses in Sri Lanka is inexcusable complicity,” Senator Milne said.

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APGF calls for an independent investigation into all of Sri Lanka's conflicts since 1971

The Sri Lankan government has failed domestic and international calls for an independent investigation into crimes against humanity committed in all of Sri Lanka’s conflicts since 1971.

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What is Key actually going to say at CHOGM?

John Key needs to tell the New Zealand public just what concerns he intends raising about human rights at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Green Party human rights spokesperson Jan Logie said today.

The United Nations says allegations of war crimes that occurred as the Sri Lankan government crushed the Tamil separatist movement in Sri Lanka have not been properly investigated.  Despite a number of commonwealth leaders boycotting the 2013 Commonwealth heads of Government meeting John Key has stated that it is better to be at CHOGM to raise concerns about human rights.

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Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative calls for action against Sri Lanka

A Commonwealth accredited human rights NGO has endorsed the Green Party’s call for John Key to act to prevent Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa regime from assuming the office of Commonwealth Chair-in-Office, Green Party human rights spokesperson Jan Logie confirmed today

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Time for human rights to trump protocols at CHOGM

The Key Government is hiding behind Commonwealth protocols to avoid criticising the regime of Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa, Green Party human rights spokesperson Jan Logie said today.

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MPs held in Sri Lanka for highlighting human rights abuses

The detention of Green Party MP Jan Logie and Australian Green Senator Lee Rhiannon in Sri Lanka today highlights the very problem they were travelling to Sri Lanka to shine a light on.

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