“Drought hounds war-ravaged Kilinochchi” by Meera Srinivasan

21 août 2014
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The drought has emerged a serious challenge in Sri Lanka, hitting as many as 1,11,459 families living in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Hambantota, Puttalam, Mannar, Vavuniya, Moneragala and Ampara districts across the country, according to official estimates. The crisis prompted President Mahinda Rajapaksa to announce an LKR 1,300 million (USD 10 million) development programme recently, seeking...
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“Rapes surge in Sri Lanka amid weak laws” by Dinouk Colombage

21 août 2014
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In Features: Recent allegations that a naval officer in the northern city of Jaffna raped an 11-year-old girl have cast a spotlight on the growing problem of sexual violence in Sri Lanka. According to police figures, incidents of rape have increased by nearly 20 percent in the last two years, with 4,393 cases registered during...
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“US slams Sri Lanka over intimidation of war victims” by Global Post

21 août 2014
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The United States led Western criticism of Sri Lanka on Tuesday after pro-government activists broke up a meeting of US diplomats and ethnic Tamils who lost loved ones in the island’s separatist war. via: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140805/us-slams-sri-lanka-over-intimidation-war-victims DMMore Posts
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“On Illegal Possession Of Land By The Military And Demographic Change In North & East” by Colombo Telegraph

21 août 2014
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“I would invite the members of the international community to come to Kanniya in Trincomalee and see for themselves what is happening; see for themselves the situation. We do not want these types of things to happen. But, you are compellingus to make such an appeal to the international community. I wrote to the...
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“Satellite images show that the High Security Zone is not being used as intended” by Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice

21 août 2014
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Last year we ran a campaign around the Government of Sri Lanka’s seizure of land belonging to Tamil families forced from their homes by the civil war. Over 7,000 acres of land – potentially up to $2 billion worth at current prices – was seized in the Northern and Eastern provinces using land acquisition notices which...
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“Muslims Pose A Threat In Sri Lanka”, Ranay Sharma Interviews Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara

19 août 2014
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Just like in Burma, the recent years have seen the unrest between the Buddhist majority and the Muslim minority on the upswing in Sri Lanka. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara, general secr­etary of the Sri Lankan ultra-nationalist Buddhist organisation Bodu Bala Sena (BBS)—Sinhalese for Buddhist Power Force—actually claims to perceive an international Islamic conspiracy that aims...
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“I said pray for us to be saved” by Mr. Doole (Moving Images)

19 août 2014
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“There’s no place quite like Slave Island,” Nizar Doole announced to us within minutes of meeting us for the first time. As an example, he urged us to look to his own community, the Malays, who speak most if not all of the country’s languages: English, Sinhala, Tamil along with their own dialect, Ja....
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“Sri Lanka president adamant on barring U.N. war crimes investigators” by Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal

19 août 2014
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Sri Lanka will deny visas to United Nations’ investigators probing accusations of war crimes as it strengthens a domestic panel looking into allegations related to its 26-year war, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Tuesday. via: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/19/us-sri-lanka-rights-idUSKBN0GJ0NT20140819 DMMore Posts
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“Fundamentally Freund: Defeating terrorists: From Sri Lanka to Gaza” by Michael Freund

19 août 2014
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Michael Freund, a former official in Bibi’s government, argues for the application of the “Sri Lankan model” of counter-insurgency in Palestine. Whether to laugh or cry? via: http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Fundamentally-Freund-Defeating-terrorists-From-Sri-Lanka-to-Gaza-371428 DMMore Posts
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“Surge of radical Buddhism in South Asia” by Roma Rajpal Weiss

19 août 2014
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Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the UN Dayan Jayatilake insists that the government is not taking concrete measures to curb the activities of extremist Sinhalese Buddhists in the country. “Everybody talks about the role of the Buddhist clergy in mobilising the mobs. And yet I don’t see sufficient robust efforts being made by the...
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“Jaffna Suicide Rate Increased After End Of War” by Asian Miror

19 août 2014
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“Daya Somasundaram, Professor of Psychiatry at Jaffna University said that suicide rate in Jaffna has gone up in the aftermath of the three decade long civil war in Sri Lanka.” via: http://www.asianmirror.lk/news/item/2812-jaffna-suicide-rate-increased-after-end-of-war DMMore Posts
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“Statement on the violence directed the meeting held at the Centre for Society and Religion” by Bishop of Colombo, Rt. Revd. Dhiloraj Canagasabey

19 août 2014
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“Statement on the violence directed the meeting held at the Centre for Society and Religion” by Bishop of Colombo, Rt. Revd. Dhiloraj Canagasabey Statement by Bishop of Colombo, Rt. Revd. Dhiloraj Canagasabey, on the violence directed the meeting held at the Centre for Society and Religion recently, during a meeting with the families of the disappeared.   source: Groundviews DMMore Posts
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“Indians in Singapore, 1819 -1945: Diaspora in the Colonial Port City”, a book by Dr Rajesh Rai

19 août 2014
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“Indians in Singapore, 1819 -1945: Diaspora in the Colonial Port City”, a book by Dr Rajesh Rai Singapore is home to Indian ethnic groups and Indian individuals have long made indelible marks on the nation. Indian Independence Day, celebrated annually on August 15th, commemorates India’s independence from Great Britain in 1947. “Indians in Singapore, 1819 -1945: Diaspora in the Colonial Port City”, a book by Dr Rajesh Rai (Assistant Professor, FASS...
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“She gives us the confidence to do better”, Produced by Sharni Jayawardena and Tarika Wickremeratne

12 août 2014
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15-year-old Fatheema Sulaika has lofty plans for her future. Study hard, become a psychologist, do her bit for mankind and hope that her example inspires oppressed women the world over. Needless to say, encountering such vibrant ambition down one of Slave Island’s drearier streets was rather unexpected. See her story at http://bit.ly/VfavkO These are...
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“Prioritising Truth in Post-War Sri Lanka” by Bhavani Fonseka

12 août 2014
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Statements by families were emotional with several breaking down before the COI. During their submissions, they were reliving, yet again, the trauma of losing a loved one and the few minutes provided to them hardly do justice to what they have endeavoured. In addition, the questions posed to the families so far lack empathy...
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