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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 ]

EU approval of Sri Lankan labour standards whitewashes abuse
EU approval of Sri Lankan labour standards whitewashes abuse
EU approval of Sri Lankan labour standards whitewashes abuse

Fashion giants like H&M and Zara stand to save millions on tariff-free exports from Sri Lanka. The EU has again granted the country a ‘preferential’ trade concession earlier withdrawn in response to human rights abuses of Tamils in the final stages of the civil war. In response to an outcry from civil society and unions, a delegation from the EU is now in Sri…

openDemocracy - Oct 16 14:08 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, World ]

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