Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says "we are a free nation" as an excuse to ignore the UN Human Rights Commission's efforts to secure justice for his war-crime victims. Do those slaughtered by his forces (and their survivors) feel free?
Just as the UN Human Rights Council acts to end the impunity of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for large-scale war crimes, Chinese President Xi Jinping chooses the moment to "strengthen and enhance" cooperation.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday had a phone talk with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Xi said #China is willing to work with #SriLanka to enhance Belt and Road cooperation and contribute to the economic revival of Sri Lanka in post-pandemic era.
China stands ready to work with Sri Lanka to boost bilateral cooperation and provide robust impetus for the latter's post-pandemic economic recovery and sustainable development, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a phone conversation with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaks.
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa threatens the media, vowing to “teach them a lesson if necessary,” after a journalist says he was abducted and tortured and the media reports on deforestation due to logging.
Twelve years ago, Lasantha Wickrematunge, an independent Sri Lankan journalist, exposed that then-Secretary of Defense (now President) Gotabaya Rajapaksa embezzling $10 million in government funds from an arms deal. He was murdered. Still no justice.
#Breaking | BIG ANNOUNCEMENT by Sri Lankan President @GotabayaR after meeting PM @narendramodi . ‘All the Indian fishermen in Sri Lanka will be released’, says Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. TIMES NOW’s Srinjoy Chowdhury with details. Listen in.