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Number of drought affected rises to 1.66mn
Number of drought affected rises to 1.66mn

The number of those affected by the drought has risen to 1.66 million. The Disaster Management Centre has said the District of Kurunegala remains the worst affected, with over 163,000 people suffering the consequences of the drought. Close to 139,000 have been affected by the drought in the district of Puttalam. Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi, Vavuniya,…

News First - Aug 04 15:07 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu ]

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Government of Canada partners with UNDP and FAO to take Northern Sri Lanka’s Dairy and Agriculture Sectors to New Heights
Government of Canada partners with UNDP and FAO to take Northern Sri Lanka’s Dairy and Agriculture Sectors to New Heights

Under the Canada-funded Agro Economic Development Project (ADP), the Government of Canada together with UNDP and FAO, is working to strengthen agro economic cooperatives in the Northern Sri Lanka, with a specific focus on the districts of Jaffna, Killinochchi and Mullaitivu, as the region continues a gradual transition from recovery to development phase.The Government…

UNDP - May 17 16:51 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Canada ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • More than 900,000 affected by droughts in the North

    More than 900,000 affected by droughts in the North

    More than nine hundred thousand civilians are affected by the drought condition that currently prevails in the Northern parts of the country, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said today. DMC Deputy Director K.A.D.P.K. Kodippili responding to Daily News said the year prolonged drought condition has affected areas including Puttalam, Monaragala, Anuradhapura,…

    CDN - Jul 14 14:55 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Kilinochchi, SriLanka ]

  • A Decade Later, Still No Justice for Sri Lanka's Schoolgirls

    A Decade Later, Still No Justice for Sri Lanka\'s Schoolgirls

    August 14, 2016 marks the 10-year anniversary of the macabre slaughter of more than 61 Tamil children by the Sri Lankan state. And yet a decade after this fact and seven years since the end of the country’s armed conflict, justice for the girls killed, along with the thousands of other victims of the war’s impunitive crimes, is no closer to being realized. In the…

    teluSUR - Aug 15 14:33 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Kilinochchi, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • Rebuilding Lives, and Homes, Shattered by Sri Lanka’s Civil War

    Rebuilding Lives, and Homes, Shattered by Sri Lanka’s Civil War

    Despite the family’s losses and deprivations, if it is possible to speak of lucky ones here, the Ramasamys might qualify. When they first returned, they lived under a roof made of coconut leaves, but now they have a new house and a comfortable life. In 2012, two years after they returned, Mohanatharsini secured a job at one of the first companies to move into…

    NYT - May 17 17:05 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Kilinochchi, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • Extreme weather delays Sri Lanka's post-war reconstruction

    Extreme weather delays Sri Lanka\'s post-war reconstruction

    A series of extreme weather events in the past three years has held back already slow post-war reconstruction efforts in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, officials and experts say. "The drought has been terrible - probably the worst in the last decade," said Rupavanthi Ketheeswaran, the top public official for Kilinochchi District, one of four that make up Northern…

    Reuters - Dec 24 15:14 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Kilinochchi, History, WarCrimes ]

  • Population Control Activists Prey on Women in Sri Lanka

    Population Control Activists Prey on Women in Sri Lanka

    Tamil women continue to die at the hands of the Sri Lankan government, which is intent upon eradicating the minority population. A woman named Manjula Satheeskumar and her father are the most recent casualties...Such forced sterilizations of Sri Lankan Tamil women are common. Most citizens in Kilinochchi, Manjula’s home town, are Tamil...Population Research…

    Life News - Jan 10 11:00 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Kilinochchi, Vanni, Genocide ]

  • Sri Lanka to resettle displaced people by 2014

    Sri Lanka Tuesday announced that it hopes to complete the resettlement of its internally displaced people (IDP) by next year. Minor issues still remain to be addressed on the resettlement of war displaced people, Xinhua quoted Sri Lanka's Deputy Resettlement Minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, a former senior rebel member, as saying. The deputy minister said…

    IANS - Dec 18 11:20 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Kilinochchi, IDPs, WarCrimes ]

  • Wigneswaran gets all

    Wigneswaran gets all

    Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran took oaths before President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his ministry portfolios a short while ago, Media Spokesman to the President Mohan Samaranayake said. North Province Finance and Planning, Law and Peace, Land and Road Development, Electricity, Housing and Development , Water supply , Co-operative Development, Social…

    Daily Mirror - Oct 17 10:09 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Kilinochchi, TNA ]

  • Amid Violence, Returning to Elections in Sri Lanka After a Void

    Amid Violence, Returning to Elections in Sri Lanka After a Void

    The thugs first appeared around 11:20 on Thursday night, a dozen or so men lurking outside her house. Two wore army uniforms.Ananthi Sasitharan — a Tamil candidate in the first provincial elections to be held in 25 years in the former insurgent stronghold here — said she had woken up her three daughters and prepared for the worst. She called a few friends, who…

    New York Times - Sep 21 14:56 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar ]

  • Sri Lanka resumes rail link to former rebel town Kilinochchi

    The Sri Lankan government on Saturday resumed railway services after six years between the capital and a town devastated by the civil war, officials said. President Mahinda Rajapaksa launched the train service linking capital Colombo to Kilinochchi town, reported Xinhua. Kilinochchi was the de-facto capital of the rebels during the war. Rebel leaders operated…

    IANS - Sep 14 14:34 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Kilinochchi ]

  • Beyond The Fields Of Kilinochchi

    Beyond The Fields Of Kilinochchi

    Kilinochchi, a town that was most affected by the 30 year conflict in Sri Lanka is located in the heart of the Northern Province with a floating population of 135,605, many of whom were displaced in the conflict. These displaced families underwent severe trauma having lost many of their family members during the conflict. Even though the conflict ended, their current…

    Sunday Leader - Mar 31 20:38 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Kilinochchi, Vanni, WarCrimes ]

  • “Tamil women forced to marry Sri Lankan army personnel”

    Alleging that Tamil women in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts in northern Sri Lanka were being forced to marry Sri Lankan Army personnel, DMK leader M. Karunanidhi on Monday asked the Union government to ascertain the facts and take it up with the neighbouring country. “The mere mention of the name Yazh (short for Yazhppanam or Jaffna) provokes the Sinhalese.…

    Hindu - Dec 18 13:29 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, Kilinochchi, SriLanka ]

  • Ex-Sri Lankan Tigers swap bombs for bras

    Hundreds of former Tamil Tigers, the defeated Sri Lankan rebel army, are moving into a peaceful trade, swapping a history of bombs and guns for bras and football shirts. In a sign of long-awaited economic reconstruction following the brutal conclusion in 2009 of the nation’s 23-year civil war, one of the biggest suppliers to Victoria’s Secret is training the…

    Financial Times - Nov 09 13:44 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Kilinochchi ]

  • Legacy of war - unemployment and homelessness

    Life is slowly returning to normal in northern Sri Lanka, but three years after a decades-long conflict was officially declared over, jobs and housing are the prevailing concerns of returnees. Most of the estimated 448,000 people displaced before or during 2008 by fighting between government forces and rebels wanting an independent Tamil state have returned to the…

    IRIN - May 21 11:47 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Kilinochchi, WarCrimes ]

  • Montrealer reportedly murdered and mutilated in Sri Lanka 11

    A Montrealer of Tamil origin was reportedly murdered in northern Sri Lanka in early May after attempting to recover property lost during the war, QMI Agency has learned. The family of Andrew Mahendrarajah Antonipillai, 53, learned of his death on May 3, his brother-in-law told QMI Agency on Saturday.However, Benjo Ponniah could not confirm media reports his…

    Toronto Sun - May 13 11:46 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Kilinochchi, Canada ]

  • Sri Lanka: A9 to reconciliation

    Sri Lanka: A9 to reconciliation

    The Northern Sri Lankan city of Kilinochchi acted as the de-facto capital for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for more than a decade. In November 2008 the Sri Lankan army launched sustained attacks on the town from three directions. Battles raged along the A9, the main highway from Colombo to the Tamil areas in the north of the country, many people were killed…

    Euro News - May 03 16:42 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Kilinochchi, History, WarCrimes ]

  • Paradise lost, post Eelam war

    Paradise lost, post Eelam war

    Driving on the potholed A9 highway to Jaffna that could break the strongest of spines, it was great relief spotting a volleyball match in progress at a wayside playground. It was in Kilinochchi, which used to be the LTTE capital until President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced its capture by his troops on January 2, 2009. Less than five months later, the forces ended…

    Deccan Chronicle - Dec 31 22:37 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Kilinochchi, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka lawmaker speaks for food freedoms, voiceless minority

    A Sri Lankan lawmaker - Harsha de Silva, Sri Lanka's main opposition has spoken out for food freedoms, after a fellow parliamentarian and prime minister proposed banning an imported food heavily consumed by Tamil speaking minority citizens. "The statement by the Prime Minister that wheat flour imports should be banned is an irresponsible statement and must be…

    LBO - Dec 09 13:10 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Batticaloa, Jaffna, Kilinochchi ]

  • What Happened To India’s 50,000 Houses?

    What Happened To India’s 50,000 Houses?

    When The Sunday Leader interviewed R. Sampanthan a week ago, the TNA leader claimed that of the 50,000 houses the Government of India had donated to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sri Lanka, only 50 had been fully completed. “According to our sources, when the Indian Foreign Secretary visited last month, only 50 houses had been completed,” he said. …

    Sunday Leader - Nov 27 14:04 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, India, Kilinochchi ]

  • Now weather terror in Kilinochchi

    A Kilinochchi resident was killed while two others were injured and more than 10,000 acres of paddy fields affected by the floods from the torrential rains continued to lash the war-ravaged district in the past few days. The Meteorology Department said the weather pattern was an extension of the rainy weather in the rest of the Asian region. A spokesman said…

    Daily Mirror - Dec 31 11:35 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Kilinochchi ]

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