“Generating Calamity, 2008-2014: An Overview of Tamil Nationalist Operations and Their Marvels” by Michael Roberts

17 avril 2014
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In sum, the propaganda drive initiated by the LTTE and sustained by an ever-growing body of Tamil and other supporters from late 2008 to the present day has secured astonishing success. It is a monument that exemplifies the methods an organisation can use to fool a wide spectrum of intelligent people all over the...
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“The arrest, detention and torture of Tamils in post-war Sri Lanka” by Arthur

17 avril 2014
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There is an alarming trend in the Sri Lankan security forces operation, of arresting the family members of suspects and keeping them as hostages in detention camps. Irrespective of their age, gender and connection to those suspects, the family members are kept under arrest/ detention most notably in the infamous 4th/ 2nd floors in...
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“Police in Sri Lanka show their true saffron colours” by Groundviews

17 avril 2014
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One year ago to date, we said “Lest we forget, the Sri Lankan police, who act under the orders and protection of the Ministry of Defence, are far from doyens of impartiality” when they violently broke up a peaceful vigil in Colombo. (http://groundviews.org/2013/04/13/police-in-sri-lanka-show-their-true-saffron-colours/) A year hence, things have only got worse -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdjdYVXgpqk andhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1CBsyRjDk0. Does anyone...
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“Continuing Detention of Tamil Women and a Girl Child under the Prevention of Terrorism Act” by Womens Action Network

17 avril 2014
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In 2009 the government announced that the LTTE has been wiped out from the country with the end of the armed conflict. However, in the past few weeks there have been a number of arrests, including of women under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) supposedly to investigate and counter a renaissance of the LTTE....
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“Canada Suspends Voluntary Commonwealth Funds” by international.gc.ca

17 avril 2014
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Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced that Canada will suspend its voluntary contribution to the Commonwealth Secretariat and reallocate the funds for the next two years. “As host of the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and current Chair in Office, Sri Lanka has a duty to take meaningful action on human rights,...
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“The ‘Mad Monk’ Phenomenon: BBS as the underside of Sinhala-Buddhism” by Kalana Senaratne

17 avril 2014
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In the short term, BBS will perish only if it decides to clash head-on with the most powerful in the country, President Rajapaksa and Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The chances of that happening are slim. But for a phenomenon like the BBS to be rooted out, what is needed is a radical rethinking and...
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“Getting Away With Murder” by CPJ

17 avril 2014
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Though Sri Lanka’s civil war ended nearly five years ago, the government of Mahinda Rajapaksa has shown no political will to address its record of perfect impunity in the nine murders of journalists that have taken place under his leadership, first as prime minister and then as president. Government and military officials are suspected...
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“Forced evictions in Colombo: The ugly price of beautification” by CENTRE FOR POLICY ALTERNATIVES

17 avril 2014
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9 April 2014: The Centre for Policy Alternatives’ latest report “Forced Evictions in Colombo – The Ugly Price of Beautification” raises serious concerns with regard to the displacement of citizens in the city of Colombo due to the Urban Regeneration Project of the Urban Development Authority (UDA) and the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development....
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“« Dayana Mini Market », un air de Bollywood dans la vie d’une famille immigrée” par médiapart

6 avril 2014
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Dayana Mini Market suit une famille tamoule originaire du Sri Lanka, installée en France depuis près de 30 ans qui, peu après avoir été expulsée de son logement, doit affronter la méfiance de la société française, les questions d’intégration et les conflits entre générations. La fragilité de leur vie, la force de leur désir, la...
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Tamil Documentation Conference April 2013-Sri Lanka

2 avril 2014
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Tamil Documentation Conference – தமிழ் ஆவண மாநாடு 27-28 of April 2013- Colombo, Sri Lanka Organised by Noolaham Foundation This conference aims at identifying and discussing the goals that have been achieved so far and the goals that need to be achieved in the future in the areas of documentation, preservation and dissemination of knowledge....
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“Sri Lanka, retour sur un massacre oublié” par Mark Bradley

1 avril 2014
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“La semaine dernière à Genève, le Conseil des droits de l’homme des Nations unies a adopté une résolution visant à faire la lumière sur des crimes de guerre commis entre 2002 et 2009 au Sri Lanka. Entre autres, l’extermination de 40 000 à 70 000 civils, selon les estimations de l’ONU, très majoritairement des Tamouls, par l’armée gouvernementale durant...
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“Sri Lanka Proscribes 15 Suspected LTTE Front Organizations Abroad as Foreign Terrorist Entities Under UN Resolution 1373″ by D.B.S.Jeyaraj

31 mars 2014
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The Sri Lankan Government led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa has in a decisive move with far reaching implications proscribed as foreign terrorist entities several overseas organizations suspected of being fronts of the Liberaton Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE). … The Government is also likely to obtain cooperation from these Western countries to proclaim LTTE activists...
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“‘Is this a govt. of laws or a govt. of men?’” by Namini Wijedasa

31 mars 2014
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Lawyers, academics and activists hit out at the growing militarisation of every aspect of society at a forum organised by the BASL to analyse the implications of a gazette vesting police powers in the armed forces. via: http://www.sundaytimes.lk/140330/news/is-this-a-govt-of-laws-or-a-govt-of-men-91039.html source: www.sundaytimes.lk DMMore Posts
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“Conseil des droits de l’homme de l’ONU: Un vote crucial relatif à l’ouverture d’une enquête au Sri Lanka” par Human Rights Watch

30 mars 2014
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Le 27 mars 2014, le Conseil des droits de l’homme des Nations Unies a adopté la résolution sur le Sri Lanka avec 23 voix pour, 12 voix contre, et 12 abstentions. « Le soutien apporté à une large majorité par le Conseil à la résolution sur le Sri Lanka constitue un énorme pas en avant...
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“Facing a War Crimes Inquiry, Sri Lanka Continues to Vex the U.N.” by Somini Sengupta

30 mars 2014
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What to do with Sri Lanka? The island nation, triumphant after nearly three decades of war against ethnic separatists, has vexed the United Nations. Five years after the war’s brutal ending, the world body has been unable to address grave human rights violations committed by the warring parties, making Sri Lanka something of an...
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