Gouvernement d’union nationale et abolition du régime présidentiel à Colombo

25 mars 2015
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Le SLFP a rejoint l’UNP, la JHU et les partis musulmans pour former un cabinet d’union nationale à Sri Lanka, ce qui rend plus difficile un retour au pouvoir de l’ancien président Rajapakse à l’issue des élections législatives qui doivent avoir lieu dans quelques mois. Ce cabinet élargi présente au Parlement le 19ème amendement...
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South Asia’Hub #3 : Danses indiennes en France

12 mars 2015
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South Asia’Hub #3 : Danses indiennes en France Le Podcast de la troisième émission South Asia’s Hub, qui est dédiée aux danses indiennes en France, est en ligne. Pour aborder ce sujet, nous avons invité les deux leaders du groupe Revelation Dance, Isaline Révélation Ragis Revelation. Ce groupe, constitué de jeunes français d’origine sud-asiatique et basé en Seine-Saint-Denis, a été créé il...
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““Could we say the LTTE was Involved in the Genocide of its Own People by Quoting all the Killings it Carried Out?” by Rajan Hoole, N. Sivapalan, Ahilan Kadirgamar and K. Sritharan

6 mars 2015
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The UN Human Rights Commission’s decision to investigate violations and the huge loss of life during the last months of the war concluded in 2009 was a significant victory for the victims. The dignity of the victims required that the truth must be told without fear or favour, and processes of justice and restoration...
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“Tamil “Extremists” Target Sampanthan and Sumanthiran of the TNA as “Traitors”” by D.B.S. Jeyaraj

6 mars 2015
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“Tamil National Alliance(TNA)Leader Rajavarothayam Sampanthan MP and TNA National list Parliamentarian MA Sumanthiran won many hearts and minds by participating in the official Independence day ceremony held in Battaramulla on February 4th….” via: http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/39005 DMMore Posts
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L’Atelier de la Cinéfondation 2015 avec Pradeepan Raveendran au Festival de Cannes

6 mars 2015
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L’Atelier de la Cinéfondation accueille cette année sa onzième édition et invitera au Festival de Cannes 15 réalisateurs dont les projets de film ont été jugés particulièrement prometteurs. Accompagnés de leur producteur, ils pourront rencontrer des partenaires potentiels, indispensables pour finaliser leur projet et passer à la réalisation de leur film. L’Atelier ouvre à...
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“Sri Lankas Tamilen Die Wunden des Krieges” by www.nzz.ch

6 mars 2015
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«Ich fahre regelmässig an diesen Orten vorbei», erzählt ein junger Student aus der Provinzhauptstadt Jaffna. «Ausgestiegen bin ich noch nie. Für uns Tamilen wurden diese Denkmäler nicht errichtet.» via: http://www.nzz.ch/international/asien-und-pazifik/die-wunden-des-krieges-1.18482069 DMMore Posts
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“Britain’s three decades of dirty war against the Tamil people” by Phil Miller

6 mars 2015
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“The report initially examines Thatcher’s policy on Sri Lanka during her decade in power. Her opening salvo was to dispatch former MI5 director (Jack Morton), a veteran of Malaya and Ireland. He reported back on ‘the depressing picture of apparatus and morale in the security forces tackling the Tamil problem’, at a time when...
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“Thousands protest in Jaffna rejecting domestic probe, demanding release of UN report” by Tamil Guardian

6 mars 2015
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“Thousands of Tamils protested in Jaffna this morning, calling on the UN Human Rights Council to release the report looking into mass atrocities committed against the Tamil people, the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) report, next month as planned. Rejecting the any domestic inquiry conducted by the Sri Lankan state, protesters questioned how...
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“Top UN political official urges Sri Lanka to seize ‘historic moment’ for reconciliation” by UN.org

6 mars 2015
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Addressing reporters in the capital of Colombo during the conclusion of his four-day visit to the Asian country, the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, applauded Sri Lanka for its democratic elections and peaceful transition and reiterated Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s claim that the island nation was entering a “moment of historic opportunity.” via: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=50232#.VPn0h2Yftuh...
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“How Free is Free Education? The Impact of Tuition on Exam Marks” by Rachel Cole -

6 mars 2015
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Other results of my exploratory analysis suggest what types of tuition are most helpful. Mass classes appear to be more helpful than group classes, and classes given in private tutories appear to be more helpful than those given in schools. Finally, for both subjects, the impact estimates by the number of weekly hours of...
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“Sri Lankan doubts on loans, submarines seen as rebuff to Beijing” by Megha Rajagopalan

6 mars 2015
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If last week’s visit to Beijing by Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera was meant to allay fears that the island nation’s new government was distancing itself from China, it failed. via: http://news.yahoo.com/sri-lankan-doubts-loans-submarines-seen-rebuff-beijing-141625354.html;_ylt=AwrBJR78B_VUzVsAnYHQtDMD DMMore Posts
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“TID arrests a Tamil woman and 8 year old French daughter” by WATCHDOG

6 mars 2015
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Ms. JeyaGanesh Pakeerathy was a member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Sea Tigers unit for around four years (exact years unknown). She was heavily injured and was discontinued in 2000. After receiving intensive treatment at home, she recovered. However, even today she is unable to do heavy work. via: http://groundviews.org/2015/03/03/tid-arrests-a-tamil-woman-and-8-year-old-french-daughter/ DMMore...
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“The ‘traitor’ and the ‘patriot’!” by Dharisha Bastians

6 mars 2015
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With that election, the man who had paid the LTTE Rs. 500 million to effect a polls boycott, became the supra-patriot in an end-justifies-the-means argument. Ranil Wickremesinghe, who had refused to give into the Tiger’s political demands, became a traitor. via: http://www.ft.lk/2015/02/26/the-traitor-and-the-patriot/ DMMore Posts
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“Deferral must be used to make Sri Lanka war crimes report stronger” by Ruki Fernando

6 mars 2015
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The Sri Lankan government must also tell us its position on the UN investigation. Politicians, journalists and civil society activists should take advantage of the less repressive environment to engage with the report objectively, including local populations who may oppose it. The debate about whether follow-up steps to the UN investigation should be purely...
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“UN Urges Sri Lanka to Quickly Address Mistrust of New Gov’t” by Bharatha Mallawarachi

6 mars 2015
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A U.N. envoy urged Sri Lanka’s new government on Tuesday to address skepticism among ethnic Tamils about its efforts to promote post-war reconciliation, saying there should be more progress in accountability and in human rights issues via: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/urges-sri-lanka-quickly-address-mistrust-govt-29354251 DMMore Posts
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