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Jaffna university closed until further notice
Jaffna university closed until further notice

The University of Jaffna has been closed until further notice, the university’s registrar announced on Friday. Students would be informed of the university’s reopening through the local press he said. Two student union leaders and a canteen owner were arrested during a military search of the campus on May 3 and are currently being detained under PTA…

TamilGuardian - May 13 00:59 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SLMilitary, Jaffna, History ]

Recruitment and retention of physicians in underserved areas - Robert J Cusimano, Cardiac Surgeon, Toronto General Hospital
Recruitment and retention of physicians in underserved areas - Robert J Cusimano, Cardiac Surgeon, Toronto General Hospital
Recruitment and retention of physicians in underserved areas - Robert J Cusimano, Cardiac Surgeon, Toronto General Hospital

A recent visit to a cardiac surgery unit in Sri Lanka made me realize how similar the medical problems of a country like Sri Lanka and Canada are. Jaffna, in northern Sri Lanka has a population of 88,000 but serves the adjoining provinces, giving a catchment area of 1 million people. The sole cardiac surgeon performed 100 cases per year in the public hospital and had…

CMAJ - Apr 01 13:52 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, Jaffna, History ]

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  • How Gandhi ended up with the gods on a Sri Lankan temple’s entrance

    How Gandhi ended up with the gods on a Sri Lankan temple’s entrance

    While the gateway bore much that was similar to others that front Vishnu temples – especially its pyramid-like structure decorated with various Vishnus, his avatars, and musicians, apsaras, animals and holy men – it was also unique. Amidst this crowd of colourful divine and living beings, one thing stood out for its sheer incongruity: an image of Mahatma Gandhi.…

    Quartz - Apr 02 14:56 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, World ]

  • Comments on the ´Economic Development Framework for Northern Province´

    Comments on the ´Economic Development Framework for Northern Province´

    ´Economic Development Framework for a Northern Province Master Plan´, is a study commissioned by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and carried out by a team of seven members with competence in relevant fields and knowledge of post-war conditions in the province. The study provides an opportunity for an open discussion on post-war development in the Northern Province.

    JDS - Mar 13 14:11 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, Economy ]

  • The Women Who Are Clearing the Minefields in Sri Lanka

    The Women Who Are Clearing the Minefields in Sri Lanka

    It has been nearly 10 years since the end of the Sri Lankan civil war, a horrific conflict that lasted more than 25 years and claimed an estimated 100,000 lives. A decade later, land mines and unexploded ordnance still litter the northern landscape, endangering those who are trying to return to their previous lives. Allison Joyce, a photographer with Getty Images,…

    Atlantic - Mar 11 17:32 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, USA, Canada ]

  • Prime Minister directs officials for speedier resettlement of Jaffna Muslim IDPs

    Prime Minister directs officials for speedier resettlement of Jaffna Muslim IDPs

    Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has directed authorities in Resettlement Ministry and Divisional Secretariat to make arrangements to speed the resettlement process of displaced Muslim families of Jaffna. This is the first time in three decades that the Jaffna’s displaced Muslims, since their plight of expulsion in 1990, are hearing good news on their future. …

    LBO - Feb 19 19:48 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Jaffna, Muslims ]

  • Fresh Cabinet nod for Rs. 1.95 b Palaly Airport revamp

    Fresh Cabinet nod for Rs. 1.95 b Palaly Airport revamp

    The Cabinet has approved a proposal costing Rs. 1.95 billion, to develop Palaly Airport to operate regional commercial flights, the second on the project after it was first approved in October last year. As the first step developing the airport a feasibility study is to be conducted by Airport and Aviation Services Sri Lanka Ltd, Chairman Dammika Ranatunga told Daily…

    FT - Feb 04 19:53 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Jaffna, History ]

  • Their Husbands Casualties of War, Jaffna Women Fish for Their Families

    Their Husbands Casualties of War, Jaffna Women Fish for Their Families

    "Traditionally, women in Sri Lanka do not fish for a living. But in Jaffna, where many men died, were wounded or went missing during the civil war, Rasathurai Sarojathevi is teaching a group of 20 women to earn their livings from fishing. Even when the rains don’t cooperate, local women are taking the lead in earning for their families....Local women do not…

    Global Press Journal - Dec 20 14:17 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, WarCrimes ]

  • Jaffna University students make final preparations for Maaveerar Naal

    Jaffna University students make final preparations for Maaveerar Naal

    Jaffna University students embarked on their final preparations for Maaveerar Naal, the Tamil national remembrance day for fallen fighters, today. Red and yellow flags marking Tamil national colours where hung across the campus, with the University Maaveerar monument receiving fresh coats of paint and a newly constructed entrance gate. The miniature entrance…

    TamilGuardian - Nov 26 18:56 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Jaffna, World ]

  • Thamilselvan remembered in Jaffna

    Thamilselvan remembered in Jaffna

    The head of the political wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), S P Thamilselvan who was assassinated by the Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF) on November 2, 2007 was remembered today in Jaffna eleven years on. Members and supporters of the Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) lay flowers and placed garlands in memory his service to the Tamil struggle…

    TamilGuardian - Nov 02 20:56 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Jaffna, History ]

  • Sierra Construction builds 15 water towers in Jaffna and Kilinochchi

    Sierra Construction builds 15 water towers in Jaffna and Kilinochchi

    Funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Sri Lanka, the work entrusted to Sierra involved the construction of 15 water towers on behalf of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) of Sri Lanka. Work began in December 2014 and the completed towers are to be formally handed over by Sierra Construction at the end of the year. Eight…

    FT - Aug 27 20:15 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, Economy ]

  • China aims to build houses, roads in Sri Lanka north to extend sway

    China aims to build houses, roads in Sri Lanka north to extend sway

    China wants to build houses and roads in Sri Lanka's north, much of which is in a state of disrepair nearly a decade after the end of civil war, Chinese and Sri Lankan officials said, in a bid to expand it influence beyond the island's south. China's latest push in the Indian Ocean island nation comes despite criticism that a big Chinese port project and related…

    ET - Aug 27 19:53 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, China ]

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  • Turning the spotlight on industries

    Turning the spotlight on industries

    In the pre-war era, Jaffna’s local industries — such as rice mills and glass factories — were active, much like industries in the rest of the country. In 1983, Jaffna district had 3,121 manufacturing units, where more than 18,000 people worked, according to the Department of Statistics. The Industrial estate in Atchuvely, Jaffna, set up in 1971, then…

    Hindu - Aug 14 14:58 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, WarCrimes ]

  • Old Kachcheri, Jaffna

    Old Kachcheri, Jaffna

    A kachcheri is a district secretariat that functions as a liaison between the central Sri Lanka government and its activities at district level. Within its own district, a kachcheri also implements government projects, collects revenues, and organizes elections. Expectedly, a bureaucratic branch of the government of this magnitude requires a large facility to…

    AtlasObscura - May 09 18:48 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Jaffna, Arts&Culture ]

  • Mother seeks justice for slain Sri Lankan journalist

    Mother seeks justice for slain Sri Lankan journalist

    Selvarani Sahadevan is still seeking justice for her son nearly 11 years after he was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Sri Lanka. The retired principal of Jaffna Hindu Primary School made a formal complaint to the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission in 2007 to bring the perpetrators to court but has still had no positive response. Sahadevan Niluckshan, a…

    UCA News - Apr 11 13:08 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Jaffna, WarCrimes ]

  • Thousands rally over mounting debt in northern Sri Lanka

    Thousands rally over mounting debt in northern Sri Lanka

    Protesters in Jaffna slam government for inaction against microfinance companies that charge exorbitant interest rates Months after Sri Lanka’s Central Bank vowed action on mounting household debt in the war-affected north, thousands gathered in Jaffna on Tuesday, protesting against the government’s inaction. ‘Our home and country are indebted, what is the…

    Hindu - Feb 27 18:30 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Colombo, Jaffna, History ]

  • ITAK picks Emmanuel Arnold as Jaffna Mayor

    ITAK picks Emmanuel Arnold as Jaffna Mayor

    The Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) has taken a decision to name Emmanuel Arnold as the new Mayor of Jaffna. He contested the 2013 Northern Provincial Election under ITAK and was elected as a member. He resigned from the council recently to contest last week's Local Government Election under ITAK. Before entering politics, Mr Arnold had worked as an…

    Sunday Times - Feb 14 16:53 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, TNA ]

  • Futile to continue ban on LTTE: NPC Chairman

    Futile to continue ban on LTTE: NPC Chairman

    Northern Provincial Council (NPC) Chairman C.V.K. Sivagnanam told a news conference, that it was meaningless to continue with the ban imposed on LTTE within Sri Lanka. "Eight years has lapsed since the war ended with even former LTTE members joining mainstream politics after surrendering their weapons and in such a scenario continuing with the ban on the LTTE is…

    Daily Mirror - Jan 30 20:49 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, World ]

  • RETURNING TO THE LAND: Families Resettle On Land Cleared By HALO

    RETURNING TO THE LAND: Families Resettle On Land Cleared By HALO

    Conflict forces people to flee their homes, but even after the fighting has ended, landmines and unexploded remnants of war mean it is often too unsafe to return. During Sri Lanka’s Civil War, over 300,000 people were displaced. Since 2012, HALO has been working to clear the vast Muhamalai minefield so that the land can be made safe, families can resettle and…

    Halo Trust - Jan 18 17:16 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, NGOs, WarCrimes ]

  • GCE A/Level 2017 - List of best performers

    GCE A/Level 2017 - List of best performers

    According to the Department of Examinations, following are the names of the best performers from the island at the 2017 GCE Advanced Level (A/L) Examination. Results of the examination were released this morning. Physical Science: 1. Sridharan Duwarakan (Tamil Medium) – Hartley College, Point Pedro;3. R.D.…

    Sunday Times - Dec 28 13:41 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Education, History ]

  • NPC Minister refuses to hoist national flag: Reginald Coorey seeks AG’s advice

    NPC Minister refuses to hoist national flag: Reginald Coorey seeks AG’s advice

    Northern Province Governor Reginald Coorey is to seek Attorney General's advice on how to proceed on, over the incident where the Education Minister of the Northern Province S. Sarweshwaren refused to hoist the national flag. The Northern Education Minister attended a function held at a school in Vavuniya as the Chief Guest last Thursday and had refused to hoist…

    CDN - Nov 20 18:06 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Colombo, Jaffna, History ]

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