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Greens push for recall of Sri Lankan High Commissioner

 

The Australian Greens have written to Prime Minister Julia Gillard to ask her to issue a formal request to the Sri Lankan government to recall its High Commissioner, Thisara Samarasinghe, pending an independent investigation into his role in alleged war crimes during the Sri Lankan civil war.

 

"If the Sri Lankan government refuses to recall the High Commissioner, the Prime Minister should expel Mr Samarasinghe pending an independent international war crimes investigation," Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said in Canberra.

 

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Event: Time for Action on Sri Lanka war crimes

Lee Rhiannon 14 Oct 2011

Lee Rhiannon will be speaking at the following event on 27 October.

Shelves are groaning with reports by human rights monitors, amassing evidence of atrocities in Sri Lanka's civil war. Audiences in Australia - and many other countries - have seen the documentary, made by the UK's Channel Four TV, with its compelling visual material. And yet governments - and international bodies such as the UN and the Commonwealth - hold back from decisive action. What can Australia do? What can journalists do? What can you do?

Speakers:

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Detention – no place for a one year old

Blog post by Senator Lee Rhiannon

Balloons and streamers bobbing in the wind showed us the way to the birthday house. These days this is not an unusual weekend sight in suburban Sydney. The Villawood home of the Ragavan family may look like a regular suburban house but it is effectively a prison, behind massive wire fences and heavy security checks.

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Major parties reject suspension of Sri Lanka from Councils of Commonweal​th

Lee Rhiannon 22 Sep 2011

The major parties, in rejecting a Greens Senate motion today calling for Sri Lanka to be suspended from the Councils of the Commonwealth, have failed to take action on the war crimes committed in Sri Lanka during the final stages of the civil war, Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon said.

The motion below, supported only by the nine Greens Senators, follows a round table on Sri Lanka held at Federal Parliament on Tuesday.

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