“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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“President of the Vavuniya Citizens Committee attacked for organising Jeyakumary protest” by freejeyakumary.wordpress.com

9 octobre 2014
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“Mr. G. Thevaraja, the President of the Vavuniya Citizens Committee (VCC) was attacked around 5.30-6pm this evening (8th Oct), whilst he was riding his motorbike back home from his shop in Nedunkerny. He had gone to his shop soon after Chairing an afternoon meeting with the VCC to discuss the ‪#‎FreeJeyakumary‬ campaign protest to be held...
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“Sri Lanka before UN Human Rights Committee this week” by Ruchi Parekh

9 octobre 2014
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This week, the UN Human Rights Committee will review Sri Lanka’s fifth periodic report on how it is implementing the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. This post offers a preview of the issues likely to be raised by the committee at its session in Geneva. via: http://justsecurity.org/16005/sri-lanka-human-rights-committee-week/ DMMore Posts
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“India puts Jaffna train back on rails” by Vichy Liftactiv Suprême

9 octobre 2014
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The iconic Yal Devi Express from Colombo to Jaffna will resume its run on October 13, some 25 years after the link was suspended during the height of the Sri Lankan civil war. via: http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-asia/india-puts-jaffna-train-back-on-rails/article6476395.ece DMMore Posts
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“Two Sri Lankan athletes missing in Korea” by supersport.com

9 octobre 2014
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Two Sri Lankan sportsmen were missing from their Asian Games village and are believed to have run away looking for jobs in the host nation South Korea, official sources said on Monday. via: http://www.supersport.com/xtra/xtra/news/141006/Two_Sri_Lankan_athletes_missing_in_Korea DMMore Posts
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“BBS wants Sri Lanka named ‘Sinhale’” by dailymirror.lk

9 octobre 2014
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The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), revealing details of its policy framework, said today the name Sri Lanka should be changed to ‘Sinhale’ and the state flag should be the one used prior to 1815. via: http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/53426-bbs-wants-sri-lanka-named-sinhale.html DMMore Posts
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“Sri Lankan inquiry into mass disappearances becoming farce: human rights group” by Stephanie March

8 octobre 2014
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“Staff from the Centre for Policy Alternatives have been at the inquiry hearings and say there are serious problems. The organisation claims that military and intelligence officers have been intimidating witnesses by questioning and photographing them as they arrived to give evidence.” via: http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2014/s4100312.htm DMMore Posts
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“Sri Lankan Buddhas and ancient Indian caves inspired Turner prize winner” by Naomi Canton

8 octobre 2014
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“One of the UK’s most prominent living sculptors has spoken about the influence that the rock-carved sculptures of the Ellora and Ajanta caves in India and the huge 12th century Buddhas carved out of rock in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka had on his work.” via: http://asiahouse.org/sri-lankan-buddhas-ancient-indian-caves-inspired-turner-prize-winner/ DMMore Posts
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“Thirsty Land, Hungry People” by Amantha Perera

8 octobre 2014
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“Gazing out over the parched earth of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, one might think these farmlands have not seen water in years. In fact, this is not too far from the truth.” via: http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/thirsty-land-hungry-people/ DMMore Posts
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“Jaffna train service is ready to resume” by Colombogazette.com

8 octobre 2014
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“The iconic Yal Devi Express from Colombo to Jaffna will resume its run on October 13, some 25 years after the link was suspended during the height of the Sri Lankan civil war.” via: http://colombogazette.com/2014/10/07/jaffna-train-service-is-ready-to-resume/ DMMore Posts
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