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Return to Sri Lanka: Indian soldier revisits a brutal battlefield
Return to Sri Lanka: Indian soldier revisits a brutal battlefield
Return to Sri Lanka: Indian soldier revisits a brutal battlefield

A 26-year civil war in Sri Lanka left at least 100,000 people dead on both sides of the conflict. In 1987, India sent a peacekeeping force, but it ended up getting drawn into the fighting. Thirty years on, BBC Hindi's Vineet Khare revisits the former battlefields of Sri Lanka with a retired Indian major-general who served there. The main hospital in the northern…

BBC - Oct 18 12:48 GMT - more ... [ Tags: India, HumanRights, History ]

The Myth of Lazy Jaffna Youth
The Myth of Lazy Jaffna Youth

A more meaningful approach to address both the economic problems in Jaffna and the aspirations of the youth would be investment to create local jobs that provide a regular income. That would mean investment to develop local resources and small industries. That would also require some critical reflection on the part of the economists, policy makers and other pundits…

Daily Mirror - Oct 16 17:02 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Jaffna, History, Arts&Culture ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • Minorities say they're sidelined by Sri Lanka's Parliament

    Minorities say they\'re sidelined by Sri Lanka\'s Parliament

    As lawmakers in Sri Lanka celebrate the 70th anniversary of the country's parliamentary democracy, one of the oldest in Asia, minorities including Tamils, Christians and Muslims remain on the fringes of society. Even with some representation in Parliament, the minorities complain they have been sidelined by the majority Buddhist Sinhalese. The Sinhalese-controlled…

    AP - Oct 06 15:12 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, HumanRights, History ]

  • NEW CONSTITUTION NEEDED - Malwatte Prelate

    NEW CONSTITUTION NEEDED - Malwatte Prelate

    The country needs a constitution which devolves power without dividing the country and does no harm to the nation and religion. The misunderstanding certain groups have that power devolution amounts to a division creates a wrong picture to the outside world, Most Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Mahanayake thera of the Malwatte Chapter said. The…

    CDN - Oct 05 16:49 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, History, WarCrimes ]

  • Is Sri Lanka’s Tamil party selling out the Tamil people?

    Is Sri Lanka’s Tamil party selling out the Tamil people?

    At the same meeting where he advised Tamils not to hang on to words like federalism, Sampanthan said, “We (TNA) won’t sell out the Tamil people. We will not pawn our people’s rights…” If the TNA is sincere about not selling out Tamil interests it needs to renegotiate the constitutional proposals with the other parties. Otherwise, it will be a betrayal of…

    Asian Correspondent - Oct 04 22:13 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, TNA ]

  • A trial-at-bar in Jaffna and a governance muddle in Colombo

    A trial-at-bar in Jaffna and a governance muddle in Colombo

    In midst of an impossible muddle of governance in Colombo, the handing down of the death sentence to the accused in the Sivaloganathan Vithya rape and murder case by a trial-at-bar in Jaffna this week is one tentative indication that, (to borrow from Longfellow) the mills of justice in Sri Lanka have started grinding again, exceedingly fine. Indeed, this trial is…

    Sunday Times - Oct 03 10:32 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, Arts&Culture ]

  • Army Commander denies Northern CM’s claims of excessive deployment in North

    Army Commander denies Northern CM’s claims of excessive deployment in North

    The inaugural religious ceremony, the precursor to a series of commemorative events lined up in connection with the forthcoming Army Day (Oct 10) and 68th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army took place on Thursday (28) at Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of Tooth) in Kandy. Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest for the occasion…

    Island - Sep 29 20:13 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, History, WarCrimes ]

  • Constitutional choices and Tamil politics – Part 1

    Constitutional choices and Tamil politics – Part 1

    To the best of my knowledge, even the most ardent federalist within the Tamil political leadership never favored secession, nor insisted on the degree of devolution that exists in the USA, Canada, Switzerland, and many other countries. The Vaddukoddai revolution must be seen as largely an expression of despair on the part of the political leadership and of its…

    GV - Sep 28 13:58 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, World, TNA ]

  • UNHCR alarmed at violence against Rohingyas in Sri LankaReuters Staff

    UNHCR alarmed at violence against Rohingyas in Sri LankaReuters Staff

    The United Nations on Wednesday raised concern for the safety of Rohingya Muslim asylum seekers in Sri Lanka after Buddhist monks and hardline nationalists forced them to flee a U.N. shelter in the capital Colombo. The refugees, who were detained in April along with two suspected Indian human traffickers in a boat off Sri Lanka’s coast, are now in a camp in…

    Reuters - Sep 27 23:19 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, World, WarCrimes ]

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      - Rohingyas should be expelled: SNF - Daily Mirror
  • Batticaloa GA Ms P.S.M. Charles appointed as DG Sri Lanka Customs

    Batticaloa Government Agent Ms. P.S.M. Charles has been appointed as the new Director General of Sri Lanka Customs Department with immediate effect. The Cabinet of Ministers has approved this appointment on the recommendations of Minister Mangala Samaraweera, the Finance Ministry announced. Ms. Charles, a Special Grade Officer of the Sri Lanka…

    Sunday Times - Sep 26 18:09 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, Genocide ]

  • Rain water harvesting project for Jaffna Peninsula

    A new project for rain water harvesting has been initiated in the Jaffna Peninsula as a solution to the severe shortage of water. Accordingly, it has been planned to save 20 percent of the rain water in an area of 78 square kilometers around the Vadamarachchi lagoon. The project has got the approval of the Chief Minister of Northern province as well as the…

    Relief Web - Sep 25 14:09 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, World ]

  • Sumanthiran congratulates Govt. for introducing bill

    Sumanthiran congratulates Govt. for introducing bill

    The Bill before Parliament is a very important bill that introduces the proportion of 30% of women candidates who have to be nominated in the nomination paper submitted by any political party or an independent group when they contest a Provincial Council Election. said TNA – MP M. A. Sumanthiran in Parliament yesterday. “This is a very important issue that we…

    CDN - Sep 25 13:47 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, TNA ]

  • GTF’s Fr. Emmanuel on low profile visit for reconciliation

    GTF’s Fr. Emmanuel on low profile visit for reconciliation

    Fr. S.J. Emmanuel, leader of the UK based Global Tamil Forum (GTF), arrived in Sri Lanka last week on what his organisation officials describe as a “low profile” visit. It coincided with the Constitutional Assembly releasing its Steering Committee’s Interim Report on constitutional amendments.He met leaders of Tamil political parties while in Colombo and…

    Sunday Times - Sep 25 13:36 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Colombo, USA, History ]

  • Ranil presents interim report on new Constitution

    Ranil presents interim report on new Constitution

    Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday presented an interim report on the drafting of a new Constitution, underscoring that all parties had agreed to an “indivisible state”. Addressing the Constitutional Assembly, Mr. Wickremesinghe said that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had taken the unprecedented position that they would agree with the…

    The Hindu - Sep 21 19:47 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, History ]

  • Sri Lanka: The New Constitution – A Neo-colonial Project! - Tamara Kunanayakam

    Sri Lanka: The New Constitution – A Neo-colonial Project! - Tamara Kunanayakam

    The issue is not whether a new Constitution is needed or not. It is the fundamental and inalienable right of the people to determine the economic, social, political and cultural system in which they choose to live. But that choice will be their choice only if it is freely made, not with a gun pointed at their heads. Today, Sri Lanka finds itself practically under a…

    Global Research - Sep 19 14:48 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, World, SriLanka ]

  • -GOTABHAYA ENTERS POLITICS

    -GOTABHAYA ENTERS POLITICS

    Both Ranil and MR are fighting for survival and have no time to think long. Ranil begotten with affairs of state, with a few to rescue him from the mess his countrymen are facing due to the economic collapse caused by two successive regimes. A more leisurely paced MR was never a thinking man, as a esteemed columnist once stated – his comprehension was not beyond…

    Daily Mirror - Sep 13 10:43 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • CPA Concerned with Process to Operationalize the Office on Missing Persons (OMP)

    CPA Concerned with Process to Operationalize the Office on Missing Persons (OMP)

    The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) raises serious concerns with the issuing of Gazette (extraordinary) No 2036/21 on 12th September 2017 by President Maithripala Sirisena qua Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation. CPA previously raised concerns when President Sirisena issued Gazette (extraordinary) 2028/45 assigning the Office on Missing Persons…

    CPA - Sep 13 10:30 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

    Related:
      - OMP gazetted to be effective from September 15 - CDN
  • Sri Lankan deputy Minister sacked

    Sri Lankan deputy Minister sacked

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday sacked his deputy Tourism Minister for allegedly defying the party leadership, the second top Minister removed from the government in less than a month. The President’s office said Arundika Fernando has been “dismissed from his portfolio with immediate effect.” Mr. Fernando, a member of Mr. Sirisena’s…

    PTI - Sep 13 10:24 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, Economy ]

  • Lankan women saved from traffickers in Nepal

    Many women and men are found to have been trafficked to various Gulf countries via Colombo. Traffickers use the route for lax airport security and easy visa processing for Nepali nationals in Sri Lanka. A team from the Home Ministry including Nepal Police officials visited Sri Lanka two years ago to discuss the rise in trafficking via the country. “Nepal is a…

    Kathmandu Post - Sep 11 10:39 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, History, World ]

  • Tamils seek federalism, not Sri Lanka’s division: Wigneswaran

    Tamils seek federalism, not Sri Lanka’s division: Wigneswaran

    Sri Lanka’s Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran has said the Tamil minority community’s demand for a federal solution to meet their political aspirations was not aimed at dividing the country. “You [the South] think we [Tamils] are all terrorists. We do not want to divide this country. When we ask for federalism we are being accused of trying to…

    Daily Mirror - Sep 11 10:30 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, WarCrimes ]

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