“China Maritime Silk Road Is Sri Lanka’s Boon as Xi Visits” by Anusha Ondaatjie

17 septembre 2014
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The Port City will be built by a unit of state-controlled China Communications Construction Co. (1800) on 233 hectares (576 acres) of reclaimed land, an area slightly larger than Monaco. The offices, hotels, apartments and shopping centers will draw as much as $20 billion in investment over about 15 years, according to ports authority...
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“Engaging with Civil Society” by Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu

17 septembre 2014
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Civil society is not a monolith and most certainly should not be. However, at the same time it is vital that those who profess to be like-minded on issues of human rights, reconciliation and governance, hold true to the principles underpinning them. Engagement or non-engagement is a choice to be made by each organization,...
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“Infographic: Religious Violence in Post-War Sri Lanka” by CPA

17 septembre 2014
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Three months since the Aluthgama attack, there is limited information in the public domain on action taken to bring perpetrators to account. That there is still is no justice for the victims of religious violence in Aluthgama and elsewhere in Sri Lanka, illustrates the sheer impunity with which perpertrators of such violence operate and the...
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“Jaffna industrial estate promises jobs” by Meera Srinivasan

17 septembre 2014
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After over two decades of remaining shut over Sri Lanka’s civil war, a once-thriving industrial zone near Jaffna is abuzz with activity yet again. via: http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-asia/jaffna-industrial-estate-promises-jobs/article6357567.ece   DMMore Posts
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“Sri Lanka not interested in 13th Amendement implementation: Sri Lankan MP R Sampanthan” by The Economic Times

17 septembre 2014
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Tamil National Alliance leader and Sri Lankan MP R Sampanthan today alleged that the island nation government was not interested in implementing the 13th Amendment and was only impeding the functioning of the Northern Provincial Council. via: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/sri-lanka-not-interested-in-13th-amendement-implementation-sri-lankan-mp-r-sampanthan/articleshow/41022543.cms DMMore Posts
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“Disappearances and the struggle for truth and justice” by Ruki

17 septembre 2014
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“On 4th August, I was at the Centre for Society & Religion (CSR), along with some other human rights defenders, lawyers, clergy and diplomats. CSR is located in the premises of a Catholic church in the heart of Colombo. We had gathered for a “listening and sharing” meeting with some families of Tamil disappeared persons....
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“Palmyra Fallen: Rajani To War’s End” by Rajan Hoole (Colombo Telegraph)

17 septembre 2014
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University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna) member Rajan Hoole writes about his late colleague and friend Dr. Rajani Thiranagama, on the 25th anniversary of her assassination. “Her actions were about integrity in the commitments she had undertaken rather than popularity or fame. She sought to work among the outcasts of society, whose sufferings were good...
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“Sydney University bows to request from Sri Lankan military and police” by Oliver Laughland

17 septembre 2014
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The University of Sydney has withdrawn invitations for two Sri Lankan human rights organisations to an international conference at the request of the Sri Lankan military, angering campaigners. via: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/12/sydney-university-bows-to-request-from-sri-lankan-military-and-police DMMore Posts
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“Sri Lanka: UN agency expresses ‘grave concern’ at arrest, deportation of asylum-seekers” by UN News Centre

17 septembre 2014
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12 September 2014 – Expressing grave concern today about the resumption of arrests, detention and deportation of asylum-seekers and refugees in Sri Lanka, the United Nations refugee agency called on the Government to refrain from such actions and abide by its obligations under international law. via: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48700#.VBlSMy5_t8x DMMore Posts
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Research Paper from the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, “Competing for Victimhood Status: Northern Muslims and the Ironies of Post-war Reconciliation, Justice, and Development.”

17 septembre 2014
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The International Centre for Ethnic Studies is pleased to announce the launch of Working Paper No: 13 on the theme of Post War Reconciliation titled,Competing for Victimhood Status: Northern Muslims and the Ironies of Post-War Reconciliation, Justice and evelopment by Farzana Haniffa. The northern Muslims together with all protracted IDPs displaced prior to 2008 became a low priority case load for return and...
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Collection Archives ouvertes du Centre d’études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (CEIAS)

17 septembre 2014
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La collection Archives ouvertes du Centre d’études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (CEIAS) regroupe les documents (articles, pré-publications, chapitres d’ouvrages, actes de colloques) des membres du Centre et de leurs co-auteurs. Lien pour y accéder: http://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/CEIAS DMMore Posts
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4eme Festival de films de l’Asie du Sud à Montréal coorganisé par le Centre Kabir et IEIM

17 septembre 2014
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4eme Festival de films de l’Asie du Sud à Montréal coorganisé par le Centre Kabir et IEIM Le Centre Kabir de Montréal en collaboration avec l’IEIM notamment présente son 4e Festival de films de l’Asie du Sud  Du 13 septembre au 26 octobre 2014  Certaines projections auront lieu à l’Université Concordia. D’autres à l’UdeM ou à l’UQAM.  Admission gratuite. Les dons sont acceptés. Certains films seront présentés avec sous-titres anglais/ ou français. Pour tous les détails : www.centrekabir.com DMMore Posts
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“Onzième stage d’épigraphie tamoule”, Tamil University, Thanjavur, Inde, 15 – 21 Décembre 2014

17 septembre 2014
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Ce stage est organisé conjointement par UMR7528 Mondes iranien et indien, France ; Tamil University, Thanjavur, Inde et Pondicherry Unversity, Inde. Pour plus d’informations, merci de consulter l’affiche jointe. Onzième stage épigraphie tamoule Coordinateur Appasamy Murugaiyan EPHE-UMR 7528 Mondes iranien et indien DMMore Posts
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Call for papers: 5th Sri Lanka Graduate Conference, Stanford 7-8 November 2014

17 septembre 2014
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The Conference Committee are happy to announce the 5th Sri Lanka Graduate Conference and welcome all submissions. Please see the call for papers below. Sri Lanka Otherwise? Resituating Topography and Temporality 2014 Sri Lanka Graduate Conference The 2014 Sri Lanka Graduate Conference will be held on November 7th and 8th at the Center for South Asia at Stanford University....
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