Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Group rights vs individual rights in the context of devolution

by Neville Ladduwahetty

(TI)According to the Washington Post of May 24, 2009, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon had warned that if the grievances of Sri Lanka’sTamil population were not addressed "history could repeat itself". In an editorial of May 19, the Post stated: "If he (President Rajapakse) is to ensure that Sri Lanka leaves behind the violence that has plagued it for so long, he will have to sponsor a political process that is fully inclusive and democratic and that guarantees the rights of Tamils under a peaceful rule of law". Full text