Blank Banner Dove Square

History

China, Sri Lanka to deepen defence cooperation
China, Sri Lanka to deepen defence cooperation

China and Sri Lanka will deepen cooperation in all sectors including defence, official media said on Tuesday as defence minister and state councillor Chang Wanquan wrapped up a visit to the island nation before heading to Nepal. The official news agency, Xinhua, quoted Chang telling President Maithripala Sirisena that the two countries agreed to promote the…

Hindustan Times - Mar 21 20:34 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SLMilitary, History, China ]

Still riven: Measures to placate Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority are stalling
Still riven: Measures to placate Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority are stalling
Still riven: Measures to placate Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority are stalling

“WE ARE like dogs in the street, while your men occupy our homes,” read one of the banners strung up by Tamil protesters, mostly women in saris and ragged children. They had been camping for more than a month in a jumble of makeshift tents on a baking, dusty roadside near a Sri Lankan air-force base in the country’s remote north-east. They said that the armed…

The Economist - Mar 17 13:59 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, History, WarCrimes ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • TNA welcomes UNHRC resolution

    TNA welcomes UNHRC resolution

    The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today welcomed the adoption of UNHRC resolution 34/L 1 which reaffirms the full implementation of resolution 30/1 of 2015, promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka.“We urge the Government of Sri Lanka to honour its commitment with regard to these resolutions and implement the same in letter and spirit…

    DM - Mar 25 00:00 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, TNA, WarCrimes ]

  • Freedom Of Speech And Defamation In Sri Lanka: Where To Draw The Line

    Freedom Of Speech And Defamation In Sri Lanka: Where To Draw The Line

    Sri Lankans are not entirely unfamiliar with the word “defamation”. You do hear, for instance, news of one politician suing another for millions of rupees over something that was said by the latter politician, which the former found offensive or unpalatable. Most Sri Lankans are therefore aware that “defamation” is some kind of limitation on the freedom of…

    roar - Mar 21 20:36 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

    Related:
      - How Sri Lanka Commissions Away The Disappeared - roar
  • TNA Decision Concerning Impending UNHRC Resolution

    TNA Decision Concerning Impending UNHRC Resolution

    All Sri Lanka’s obligations in terms of UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 of 1st October 2015, co- sponsored by the Sri Lankan Government, must be fully implemented. These obligations must be fulfilled under strict conditions, under the monitoring of an office of the UN High Commissioner for Human rights, which must be established in Sri Lanka. The UN…

    TNA - Mar 11 20:17 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, TNA ]

  • State reforms as a domestic policy imperative

    State reforms as a domestic policy imperative

    Earlier this week, Parliament debated, on an adjournment motion by the TNA, the unresolved issues of the North and East, namely dealing with the effects and the causes of the war. The former requiring specific reconciliation measures, and the latter reforms of the Sri Lankan state which enables the state to accommodate the full diversity of society. The attention of…

    Groundviews - Mar 02 12:21 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, History ]

  • ‘He was not a traitor’

    With the sea of information we have received through media and books about the LTTE and the 30-year-long war, the man called 'Mahaththaya' captured the attention of all as he was given a Sinhala name unlike the rest of the Tamil Tiger fighters. While top Eastern Commander like Karuna Amman had a narrow escape from death at the hands of Prabhakaran, Mahaththaya was the…

    Ceylon Today - Feb 23 08:10 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, History ]

  • Sri Lanka’s Accountability Fairy Tale

    Sri Lanka’s Accountability Fairy Tale

    The interview with Kumaratunga is worth reading in its entirely, although one part in particular has really caught people’s attention. Journalist Upal Wickramasinghe asked Kumaratunga where the country stands in terms of establishing national reconciliation. “It is successfully carried out,” Kumaratunga notes. “In the face of opposition and a handful of…

    Huffington Post - Feb 10 13:27 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • Could restoring ancient water tanks help build peace in Sri Lanka?

    Could restoring ancient water tanks help build peace in Sri Lanka?

    Scarce resources can often lead to conflict and the risk is thought to be even greater in Sri Lanka. An analysis by the UN’s Environment Programme found that the “impacts of climate change can trigger pre-existing ethnic, nationalist, religious divisions” and that conflicts between communities can arise “when [they] cannot or must fight harder to meet their…

    Guardian - Feb 07 14:42 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • Two MSD cops arrested for sexually harassing Russian tourist

    Two policemen attached to the Ministerial Security Division have been arrested by Mount Lavinia police for sexually harassing a female Russian tourist on the Mount Lavinia beach on Saturday evening, police sources said. yesterday The Russian tourist has complained to the policemen patrolling the beach that two men had approached and squeezed her buttocks. When the…

    Island - Jan 29 22:57 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History ]

  • Tamil Nadu snake catchers come to US' aid

    Tamil Nadu snake catchers come to US\' aid

    According to Washington Post, Florida paid $69,000 to hire the Irula men and their translators and fly them there. According to Washington Post, Florida paid $69,000 to hire the Irula men and their translators and fly them there. CHENNAI: They were flown to Thailand when a group of researchers working on a snake project needed help catching cobras and kraits there.…

    TNN - Jan 29 18:29 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History ]

  • Human Rights Panel Sends Notice To Tamil Nadu Government Over Police Violence

    Human Rights Panel Sends Notice To Tamil Nadu Government Over Police Violence

    Human Rights Commission said "unprovoked police action amounts to violation of human rights." NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the Tamil Nadu government and the state police over reports of "unprovoked excesses" committed by the forces in quelling the pro-Jallikattu protests in Chennai. The NHRC today said it has issued the…

    PTI - Jan 26 22:03 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History ]

  • Rajiv Gandhi's Sri Lanka intervention helped win Haryana Election back in 1987?

    Rajiv Gandhi\'s Sri Lanka intervention helped win Haryana Election back in 1987?

    ‘Insider Knowledge’ can be roughly defined as real-time intelligence that shapes the events and gives us a peep into situation room to highlight why decisions were made by then government. But, blunders will be too many and difficult to count if the ‘insider knowledge’ is ‘sexed-up’ with deceptions and lies by the faceless intelligence officials. The…

    NIE - Jan 26 18:07 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, History, SriLanka ]

  • Sri Lanka: Amnesty International hosts “Memory and Justice” – day of activities and poetry book launch

    Sri Lanka: Amnesty International hosts “Memory and Justice” – day of activities and poetry book launch

    Amnesty International will also be launching Silenced Shadows, the published collection of winning entries from the human rights organization’s October 2015 poetry competition on the theme of enforced disappearances. “Every community in Sri Lanka has been affected by enforced disappearances. We want this day to not only serve as memory of what happened, but to…

    AI - Jan 25 21:15 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History ]

  • Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s “lack of confidence” in the CTF: Revengeful and racist

    Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s “lack of confidence” in the CTF: Revengeful and racist

    Justice and Buddhasasana Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has declared that he has “no confidence” in the government-appointed Consultation Task Force (CTF) on Reconciliation Mechanisms (Daily Mirror, 07 January 2017, p.1). Minister Rajapakshe’s decision to express his lack of confidence in an important Task Force belatedly (nearly one year after its…

    GV - Jan 23 20:44 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, History, SriLanka ]

  • Sri Lanka: Refusing to disappear: Tens of thousands missing, families demand answers

    Sri Lanka: Refusing to disappear: Tens of thousands missing, families demand answers

    As any family member searching for a missing loved one can tell you, enforced disappearance is a crime without end. Until parents, wives, siblings, and children know the truth about the fate of a missing family member, they can find it almost impossible to seek justice and reparation for crimes they have suffered, and cannot properly mourn their loss. Enforced…

    ReliefWeb - Jan 23 20:38 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, History, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksas Rise Again

    Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksas Rise Again

    Politics is shaped by leaders’ ability to deliver. It is all about doing and achieving, “doing what you say what you say you are going to do,” to paraphrase Dr. Harsha de Silva, Sri Lanka’s current deputy minister of foreign affairs. It is not about good intentions; it is about getting results. It is not about pleasing outsiders; ultimately it is about keeping…

    Diplomat - Jan 19 18:33 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka taking steps to deal with troubled past: Foreign Minister

    Sri Lanka taking steps to deal with troubled past: Foreign Minister

    Sri Lanka will deal with her troubled past honestly and truthfully, Foreign Minister Managala Samaraweera said, speaking at the Chatham House in London last week. Sri Lanka is committed to the co-sponsored resolution worked out with the Human Rights Council in October 2015 to “deal with the past honestly and truthfully, accept that past, put it behind us, and…

    LBO - Jan 17 00:19 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • Challenging Sri Lanka’s Sixth Amendment - Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran

    The Sixth Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution criminalizes peaceful advocacy for an independent state. In highlighting this fact, a former Judge of the High Court of Madras (India) Justice K.P. Sivasubramaniam, the former U.S. Attorney General, Mr. Ramsey Clark, and I signed a communication to be filed with the UN Human Rights Committee with respect to the Sixth…

    Huffington Post - Jan 13 16:59 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, History, SriLanka ]

  • Believers Undeterred After Militants Set Fire to Sri Lanka Church

    Believers Undeterred After Militants Set Fire to Sri Lanka Church

    Sri Lanka is known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean.” The moniker describes a beautiful picture, but the struggles reveal something darker. It’s considered the third most religious country in the world. Although the constitution guarantees religious freedom while favoring Buddhism, minority Protestants have experienced violent persecution as well as…

    Mission Network News - Jan 11 21:33 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, History, SriLanka ]

  • Sri Lanka should rethink immigration, diaspora policies: Hausmann

    Sri Lanka should rethink immigration, diaspora policies: Hausmann

    Sri Lanka should rethink its immigration, diaspora and product development policies so as to encourage more complexity in exports, economist Ricardo Hausmann of Harvard University said in Colombo on Monday. Immigrants and diaspora bring with them significant know-how and skills necessary for the setting up of new industries, a process which Sri Lanka could benefit…

    LBO - Jan 11 00:09 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

Blank Banner

FOLLOW US ON

FACEBOOK

TWITTER

  • Sed feugiat augue faucibus libero ultricies, eget condimentum nisi pulvinar. Donec pharetra neque et odio tempor mattis.

  • Sed feugiat augue faucibus libero ultricies, eget condimentum nisi pulvinar. Donec pharetra neque et odio tempor mattis.

  • Sed feugiat augue faucibus libero ultricies, eget condimentum nisi pulvinar. Donec pharetra neque et odio tempor mattis.

NEWS ROOM

EVENTS

VIDEO

Justin Trudeau-Happy Thai Pongal to Tamils celebrating!