“Rajapaksas’ Cousin Jaliya Caught In The Act – Ordered To Pay Back” by Colombo Telegraph

20 juillet 2014
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Cousin of President Rajapaksa – Jaliya Wickramasuriya, Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to USA has been gravely cautioned over the financial misconduct allegations against him and has been ordered to pay back over Rs. 45 million that he had swindled through financial misappropriations. via: https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/rajapaksas-cousin-jaliya-caught-in-the-act-ordered-to-pay-back/ DMMore Posts
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“The ‘Tan Stranger’ from Ceylon” by Manan Desai

19 juillet 2014
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“Chandra Dharma Sena Gooneratne, a graduate student at the University of Chicago in the 1920s, is a fascinating if also mysterious figure in SAADA’s archive. As a student in Hyde Park, he served as the captain of the Varsity Polo Club and was a member of the ROTC, all the while completing an M.A....
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“Sri Lankan politician jailed for murdering Briton and raping partner” by theguardian.com

19 juillet 2014
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A Sri Lankan ruling party politician and three accomplices have been sentenced to 20 years in jail for murdering a British holidaymaker on Christmas Eve and raping his Russian partner in the southern resort of Tangalle in 2011. via: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/18/sri-lanka-politcian-guilty-murder-british-man DMMore Posts
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“‘Fascists’ in saffron robes? The rise of Sri Lanka’s Buddhist ultra-nationalists” by Tim Hume

18 juillet 2014
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Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, executive director of Sri Lanka’s Centre for Policy Alternatives, believed the group, which he described as a purveyor of “classic hate speech,” had become emboldened by the lack of censure over the events at Aluthgama. “Their more violent or aggressive demonstrations of power, involving even criminal acts, have gone unpunished,” he told...
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“Sri Lanka Urges Lower U.S. Human Rights Focus as China Gains” by Nina Glinski and Anusha Ondaatjie

18 juillet 2014
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Sri Lanka is urging the U.S. to avoid letting human rights concerns dominate the relationship between the countries five years after the end of a civil war that killed as many as 40,000 civilians. via: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-16/sri-lanka-urges-u-s-to-reduce-human-rights-focus-as-china-gains.html DMMore Posts
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“Lack of trust slows Sri Lanka reconciliation” by Al Jazeera

18 juillet 2014
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Five years after Sri Lanka’s war with the Tamil Tigers ended, the group’s former members say that cultural insensitivity from the government is still an issue. via: http://www.aljazeera.com/video/asia/2014/07/lack-trust-slows-sri-lanka-reconciliation-2014715102222303152.html DMMore Posts
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“Top Sri Lanka lawyer says fears for life after criticizing govt” by Agence France-Presse

18 juillet 2014
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The head of Sri Lanka’s bar association said on Wednesday he feared he might be killed after he described President Mahinda Rajapakse’s government as becoming more autocratic. via: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140716/top-sri-lanka-lawyer-says-fears-life-after-criticising-govt DMMore Posts
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“Sri lankan leader warns of radicalisation after clashes” by Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal

18 juillet 2014
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Sri Lanka’s Muslim minority could become radicalised and turn to foreign Islamic groups for support because of violent attacks on them by Buddhist hardliners, the island nation’s main Muslim leader and justice minister said on Friday. via: http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/11/sri-lanka-muslims-violence-idINL4N0PM3ST20140711 DMMore Posts
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“Sri Lanka’s Downward Spiral” by Taylor Dibbert

18 juillet 2014
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The U.S. Congressional Caucus on Ethnic and Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka held a hearing on July 9 in Washington, D.C. The caucus, created in 2013, is co-chaired by Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) and Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio). It remains to be seen how effective this newly created group will be but — given...
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“High-seas prison for 150 Tamils” by Michael Gordon

18 juillet 2014
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“More than 150 asylum seekers are being held behind locked doors on a customs ship, in rooms without windows and with no idea where they are or where the Abbott government plans to take them.” via: http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/highseas-prison-for-150-tamils-20140716-3c1o2.html DMMore Posts
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“Single Mothers Battle on in Former War Zone” by Amantha Perera

15 juillet 2014
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“VALIPUNAM, Sri Lanka, Jul 7 2014 (IPS) – The village of Valipunam, 322 km north of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, occupies one of the remotest corners of the country’s former war zone. The dirt roads are impossible to navigate, there are no street lights, telephone connections are patchy and the nearest police post is...
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“Sri Lankan Tamil repatriates to finally get caste certificates” by Mohit M. Rao

15 juillet 2014
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After decades of protests, hundreds of Sri Lankan Tamil repatriates, a majority of whom live in colonies in Puttur and Sullia taluks, will be given caste certificates via: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Mangalore/sri-lankan-tamil-repatriates-to-finally-get-caste-certificates/article6208874.ece DMMore Posts
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“Remains of the hate” by Frances Harrison

15 juillet 2014
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Many Sri Lankans do not recognise the extremist Bodu Bala Sena as embodying Buddhist values at all, but they are increasingly unwilling to speak out about their opposition to it—op-ed by Frances Harrison via: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/remains-of-the-hate/article6145815.ece DMMore Posts
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“India-Sri Lanka agree to find long term solution to fishermen issue” by Learn Hadoop

15 juillet 2014
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India and Sri Lanka on Friday reiterated their commitment to finding a long term solution to the issue of Indian fishermen running into trouble with Sri Lankan authorities in the Indian Ocean. via: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/indiasri-lanka-agree-to-find-long-term-solution-to-fishermen-issue/article6201387.ece DMMore Posts
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“Sri Lankan ambassador: We back Israel’s war on terror” by David Regev

14 juillet 2014
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While we speak of Israel, let’s also not forget that Israel has over several years militarily and politically supported Sri Lanka’s genocide against Tamils. The jets and pilots that dropped bombs on hundreds of thousands of Tamil civilians were Israeli-built and trained. “”For years Israel has aided our war on terror through the exchange of...
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