“The (Missed) Foundations of Reconcilliation and Rajan Hoole’s “Palmyra Fallen”” by Vihanga Perera

17 avril 2015
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“Rajan Hoole’s Palmyra Fallen – a twofold critical investigation into (a) the immediate political context in which the Rajani Thiranagama assassination took place in September 1989 and (b) the run up to the military crushing of the LTTE and the aftermath of the state “war victory” of May 2009 – is published at a...
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Pradeepan Raveendran sélectionné pour L’Atelier de la Cinéfondation du Festival de Cannes

16 avril 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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“Hate, censorship are political tools of suppression” by Sudhish Kamath

16 avril 2015
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“Just last week, 52-year-old Sri Lankan auteur Prasanna Vithanage was excited about his critically acclaimed romance drama With You, Without You finding a nationwide release in India through PVR’s banner for indie films, Director’s Rare.” via: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/interview/hate-censorship-are-political-tools-of-suppression/article6160457.ece DMMore Posts
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“Living Without An Address In The Estate Sector” by Lionel Guruge

16 avril 2015
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“An oldern Sinhala phrase about“vilaasmak nathim anusayek” refers to the isolation of a person without any communication. However it is apparent today that an entire community has evolved without a secure way of receiving their correspondence: more than 200,000 families living in Sri Lanka have never had an address to call their own.” via:...
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” Sri Lanka balances its ties with two Asian giants” by Barrister Harun ur Rashid

16 avril 2015
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“Sri Lanka needs good relations with both China and India but Rajapaksa turned it into a zero sum game, which made him a liability for India,” said Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, executive director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives in Sri Lanka. via: http://www.thedailystar.net/op-ed/politics/sri-lanka-balances-its-ties-two-asian-giants-75269 DMMore Posts
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LE TRESOR (NIDHANAYA), de Lester James Peries – Avant-première à Paris le 27 avril

15 avril 2015
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Après des années de patience, grâce au soutien de Pierre Rissient et Hubert Niogret, grâce également à l’aide de la Cinémathèque de Bologne (Gian Luca Farinelli, Cecilia Cenciarelli), nous allons enfin pouvoir présenter en France la version restaurée (en 2013) du chef d’œuvre de Lester James Peries, LE TRESOR (NIDHANAYA) ! Une avant-première aura lieu...
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“Sri Lanka: Can Sirisena Deliver on Reforms?” by Taylor Dibbert

15 avril 2015
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“Sri Lanka’s recent political shake-up has meant that continued volatility has been the order of the day. But are things really changing? In short, they are, but maybe not nearly as quickly as many people have suggested. Rajapaksa’s defeat and his peaceful departure are positive developments. Yet the challenges for the new government in...
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“Frangipani : Opening Ourselves to Dialogue” by Samantha Sirimanne Hyde

15 avril 2015
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Frangipani is a Sinhala film made in Sri Lanka in 2014 written, directed and produced by Visakesa Chandrasekaram, a Sydney-based lawyer and creative writer. While it is an important and welcome addition to the genre of queer film in South Asia, it would be doing it a disservice to label it just as a...
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“Are Sri Lankan Tamils prone to collective political suicide?” by Devanesan Nesiah

15 avril 2015
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“If this decline continues, not only will the terrible misery of war victims multiply; the kind of solution that may be available a few decades from now will be much inferior to what may be available now, and of course incomparably inferior to what might have been available decades earlier. What is required, now...
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Report “Broadening gender: Why masculinities matter” by by CARE International Sri Lanka

14 avril 2015
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The study, “Broadening gender: Why masculinities matter – a study on attitudes, practices and gender-based violence in four districts in Sri Lanka” was conducted by CARE International Sri Lanka, under its Empowering Men to Engage and Redefine Gender Equality project and launched in April 2013. via: http://www.partners4prevention.org/resource/broadening-gender-why-masculinities-matter DMMore Posts
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“Rape and domestic violence in Sri Lanka: Triggered by a mind-set?” by Ingeborg Vinding

14 avril 2015
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The CARE report also shows that the main reason the men conducted sexual violence was because of their “sexual entitlement”, which underpins that the problem lies within the mind-set and perception of Sri Lankan men. According to Rosanna Flamer-Caldera this thinking is also present in the current generation of young men: “They are brought...
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“Fisher war in the Palk Strait ” by Sunday Observer

14 avril 2015
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“Nearly three or more days a week, about 2000 Indian trawl boats or more are crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line to fish on the Sri Lankan side of the Palk Bay in the north. The northern fishers of Sri Lanka, who started to fish after the cruel civil war which kept them away...
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“In Sri Lanka, underworked army runs resorts, shops, salons and travel agencies” by Shubhajit Roy

14 avril 2015
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“A pristine white building with a classy brown wooden finish overlooks the blue Indian Ocean at Kankensanthurai, about 19 km from Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka. It’s a luxury resort, and on Sunday mornings, families come here for a meal, a swim in the pool, and to play on the beach. Foot-tapping music plays...
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“Internal Political Power Bashing in the Name of Justice for War Victims” by Rajan Hoole, N. Sivapalan, Ahilan Kadirgamar and K. Sritharan

14 avril 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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“Beyond Genocide” by Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy

14 avril 2015
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“When I heard that the Northern Provincial Council had passed a resolution on Genocide, I put my “head in my hands” again- something I did often during the previous regime. I asked myself, have we gone back to the beginning after all this violence and heartbreak? Tamil politics led by lawyers ( I am...
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