“No country for small fishers” by Joeri Scholtens and Ahilan Kadirgamar

9 novembre 2014
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On October 20, hundreds of angry fishers from south Sri Lanka protested in front of the Fisheries Ministry in Colombo against a European Union (EU) ban on seafood exports from Sri Lanka and the government’s promotion of joint ventures with East Asian fishing companies. Over the years, there have been numerous protests by Northern fishers...
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“Sinhala Colonization Continues: Namalgama In The North” by Colombo Telegraph

9 novembre 2014
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According to MP Herath a land area of one acre has been given to every family that was resettled in the North from Hamabanthota and this village has been named as ‘Namalgama’. via: https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/sinhala-colonization-continues-namalgama-in-the-north/ DMMore Posts
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” U.N.’s Zeid accuses Sri Lanka of trying to sabotage war crimes probe” by Tom Miles and Shihar Aneez

9 novembre 2014
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(Reuters) – The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday accused Sri Lanka of trying to “sabotage” a war crimes inquiry, creating a “wall of fear” to prevent witnesses from giving evidence. via: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/07/us-sri-lanka-un-idUSKBN0IR0WF20141107 DMMore Posts
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new book by Zoltán Biedermann on Portuguese in Sri Lanka and South India

9 novembre 2014
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Zoltán Biedermann’s book explores the Portuguese presence in Sri Lanka and South India with an emphasis on connections, interactions and adaptations. An introduction, six freshly revised case studies and an afterword provide historical insights into the making of Portuguese power in the region and point out new ways forward in the study of the...
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English translations of the Sinhala reading passages in the Gair/Karunatilaka Literary Sinhala textbook now available on the AISLS website

9 novembre 2014
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The English translations of the Sinhala reading passages found in the Gair/Karunatilaka LITERARY SINHALA textbook (1974) are now available in a pdf file on the AISLS Instructional Resources for Sinhala and Tamil webpage.  There is no cost to download the file for personal use.  This should be especially useful for those using the textbook without an...
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“Top line survey results: Democracy in post-war Sri Lanka” by CPA

9 novembre 2014
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According to the latest ‘Democracy in Post War Sri Lanka’ survey conducted by Social Indicator, the survey research unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, divisions between people’s opinions when it comes to reconciliation still persist. The state of the economy and cost of living continue to adversely affect the household with people compromising...
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“Statement in Response to the Supreme Court Reference No 1/2014″ by CPA

9 novembre 2014
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7 November 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is alarmed at recent developments related to Supreme Court Reference No 1/2014 and the processes sought to be used to legitimize a potential third term for President Mahinda Rajapaksa. On 5 November the media reported President Mahinda Rajapaksa as having referred the following...
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“Koslanda landslide: Before and after images now on Google Earth” by Groundviews

9 novembre 2014
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Groundviews was able to obtain from Digital Globe imagery around the aftermath of the Koslanda landslide. To download the KML file for Google Earth and see the imagery, click here. For compelling on the ground photography around the landslide’s aftermath, clickhere. DMMore Posts
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“A Guide to Locating Photographs of Colonial Ceylon” by AISLS

9 novembre 2014
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AISLS is very pleased to announce the publication of A Guide to Locating Photographs of Colonial Ceylon, compiled by Benita Stambler, Coordinator of Asian Art at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.  This guide documents over 50 collections held by non-profit institutions, businesses and individuals.  Links are provided to images...
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“European Union court annuls sanction on LTTE” by post.jagran.com

16 octobre 2014
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“The court said the declaration of the LTTE as a terrorist organisation in 2006 was based on “imputations derived from the press and the Internet”, the statement said. The court observed that the “Indian authorities cannot be regarded as a reliable source of information since they have adopted a ‘biased position’ in the conflict...
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“Back on track! The Queen of Jaffna train rides again along 250-mile route 24 years after it was suspended during Sri Lankan civil war” by Anucyia Victor

14 octobre 2014
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Cheered by tens of thousands of people, a train decorated with banana trees and colorful flower garlands arrived in Jaffna, the capital of Sri Lanka’s northern Tamil heartland, 24 years after the ‘Queen of Jaffna’ was suspended due to a bloody civil war. ‘Yarl Devi,’ as it is known in Tamil, was once a...
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“Tamil asylum seeker held at sea wasn’t asked basic questions, high court hears” by Ben Doherty

14 octobre 2014
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“”In the case of the 157 Tamil asylum seekers, customs officials asked no questions about the asylum seekers’ safety in India or reasons for leaving Sri Lanka. They asked only “brief biographical details,” the court heard. Ron Merkel QC, acting for the asylum seekers, told the court sending the Tamils back to India, where...
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Pali Text Society editions of the Pali canon now available online

13 octobre 2014
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the Pali Text Society is pleased to announce the availability of digital editions of the PTS edition of the Pali canon. The files are being made available gradually, text by text, for free download on GRETIL (Göttingen Register of Electronic Texts in Indian Languages): http://gretil.sub.uni-goettingen.de/ These files are based on the digital text input...
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“Can Queen of Jaffna train’s reunite Sri Lanka?” by Krishan Francis

13 octobre 2014
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Despite lingering issues, the railroad may well move the country toward greater unity, said Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu, an analyst with the independent Centre for Policy Alternatives in Colombo. “Let’s hope that politics will follow infrastructure,” he said. via: http://www.scotsman.com/news/world/can-queen-of-jaffna-train-s-reunite-sri-lanka-1-3570259 DMMore Posts
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“Life Beyond Survival: Social Forms of Coping after the Tsunami in War-Affected Eastern Sri Lanka” by Katharina Thurnheer

9 octobre 2014
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We would like to draw your attention to a new book by Katharina Thurnheer, Life Beyond Survival: Social Forms of Coping after the Tsunami in War-Affected Eastern Sri Lanka.  It is published in Germany by Transcript Verlag, and distributed in the United States by Columbia University Press.  Ordering information is at http://www.cup.columbia.edu/book/978-3-8376-2601-8/life-beyond-survival. below the publisher’s description of...
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