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Prez and Premier have agreed for Cabinet reshuffle: Amaraweera
Published Date: 10/05/2017 (Wednesday)
President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had come to an agreement about the time for a Cabinet reshuffle, United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera said. While addressing at the weekly SLFP media briefing held yesterday Minister Amaraweera said there would be a definite Cabinet reshuffle.
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Rights of citizens, social peace and trade unions
Published Date: 10/05/2017 (Wednesday)
Hardly a day passes in this country when we do not hear of some trade union creating a rumpus somewhere and threatening to strike over claims that seemingly have to be solved immediately as demanded by it. And if such demands are not granted many problems and social disruptions may follow. The ultimatums are justified, clear and direct at least so far as the trade unions are concerned. Unions of trades, crafts and professions have functioned for a long time.
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Reconciliation In A Country Entrenched With Multiple Discriminations
Published Date: 09/05/2017 (Tuesday)
In spite of several years of discussions and talks the work towards reconciliation in Sri Lanka has not made much progress. In this paper we will try to look into the problem areas relating to reconciliation in the light of multiple discriminations that are entrenched in Sri Lanka. This is against the usual approach of treating the issue of reconciliation only from a racial point of view that is as a conflict defined by racial relationships between Sinhalese and the Tamils communities.
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National Security not sidelined – CBK
Published Date: 09/05/2017 (Tuesday)
Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga says the government is not engaged in efforts to sideline the importance of national security by directing its focus on reconciliation. Addressing a media briefing this afternoon in Colombo to inform the media on the recently approved National Reconciliation Policy the former president said the President, Prime Minister and head of the Armed Forces convene weekly to discuss the country’s national security.
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The Kurdish State: Book launched
Published Date: 02/05/2017 (Tuesday)
A successful book launch event of “The Kurdish State”, authored by Jawad Mella was held on 25 March 2017. The book which is in Arabic language will be available in Englisg, Kurdish and others, according to the author. The chief guest was the Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham. It was well attended said Jawad Mella. “There were highly educated and professional kurds, journalists, representative of Kurdistan regional government (Iraq), representatives of Nations without States, Representatives of Kurdish Human Rights in Syria and representative of Amazigh Liberation Movement and other supporters attended the event”, said the author.
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CARNAGE ON VELLANKULAM, MANNAR, HINDUS IN SRI LANKA
Published Date: 28/04/2017 (Friday)
I want to bring to your notice of the destruction of a Pillayaar temple at Vellaankulam, in Mannar district of Sri Lanka. Catholic priest in charge of the parish Devanpiddy, a village to the west of Vellankulam towards the coastline led the vandals at midnight on 23rd/ 24th April to destroy the Pillayar temple and attack the Hindu residents causing extensive damage to Hindus and their properties.
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A Study Into The Unnatural Causes Of Death Among Sri Lankan Women
Published Date: 31/03/2017 (Friday)
Sri Lanka is now recognised as a middle-income country. According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), this should ideally indicate a downward trend in violence. However, studies have proven otherwise—the number one cause for hospitalisation is physical trauma. In this article, Roar Media will break down a study published by the UNFPA about unnatural deaths among women and girls in Sri Lanka, and what can be done to prevent it. Hailed as the first study of its kind in Sri Lanka, the report, conducted over a two year period, highlighted the prevalence of gender based violence. The UNFPA commissioned a team of researchers from the University of Kelaniya to undertake the study.
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Sri Lankan democracy needs mending
Published Date: 25/03/2017 (Saturday)
Sri Lankans generally are proud of their civilization that extends over 2500 years. They rub their hands in glee that their forefathers had defeated South Indian invasions repeatedly, and preserved Theravada Buddhism to this day. In fact, Sri Lanka is acknowledged as a leading Theravada Buddhist country in the world today.
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Rs. 371 mn more for politicos’ vehicles
Published Date: 25/03/2017 (Saturday)
The government yesterday submitted a supplementary estimate seeking the approval of the House for Rs. 371 million (Rs. 371,097,000) to purchase nine vehicles for ministers and deputy ministers. The estimate was presented to the House by Chief Government Whip Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilake.
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I will commit for strong SL–Russia relations for coming century – President
Published Date: 25/03/2017 (Saturday)
President Maithripala Sirisena said his objective is a continuation of strong friendship with Russia for the coming century while opening a new page of sixty years long Russia-Sri Lanka bilateral relations. He has made this remarks during the time of addressing the Sri Lankan community in Russia today (March 24) at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Moscow.
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Rajinikanth cancels trip to Sri Lanka; asks Tamil leaders not to prevent his next visit
Published Date: 25/03/2017 (Saturday)
Following requests from political leaders, Kollywood superstar Rajinikanth on Saturday announced that he is cancelling his two-day visit to Sri Lanka on an invitation from Lyka Productions, which is alleged to have links with former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa. Clarifying that he has decided to stay away from the event organised by Lyca Productions in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka, following requests from leaders of some political parties in Tamil Nadu, Rajinikanth appealed to the leaders not to prevent him from visiting Lanka if another opportunity arises in the future.
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Sri Lanka gets World Bank, Australian aid for reforms
Published Date: 25/03/2017 (Saturday)
Sri Lanka has got support from the World Bank and Australia for a program to enhance the trade and competitiveness potential of its private sector through regulatory and institutional reforms. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade (MODSIT) and the World Bank launched the joint program of technical assistance and advisory services on Friday.
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Wijeyadasa blasts int’l community
Published Date: 25/03/2017 (Saturday)
Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe yesterday charged that the international community is making unrealistic demands from Sri Lanka. Mr Rajapakshe who was speaking during a debate on several regulations in Parliament said looking into the crimes committed during the war time and bringing about reconciliation at the same time is not realistic at all. ‘Reconciliation and probing crimes which took place during the war is like railway tracks which never get together. Probing war time crimes will actually create tension among ethnic groups" he said.
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Sri Lanka: Hybrid Mechanism in Domestic Judiciary!
Published Date: 25/03/2017 (Saturday)
Finally, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has acknowledged that, in terms of the Constitution foreign judges couldn’t participate in proposed domestic accountability mechanism in accordance with Geneva Resolution 30/1. Samaraweera hadn’t said anything to that effect since Sri Lanka co-sponsored the resolution in Oct 2015. Twice Foreign Minister Samaraweera made the declaration at the Foreign Ministry on the afternoon of March 16, 2017.
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SL-war-crimes-have-caused-pain-and-anguish-for-India-Sushma
Published Date: 24/03/2017 (Friday)
The Government of India felt anguish and pain over the Sri Lankan military’s alleged war crimes against unarmed Tamils in the 2009 war, said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in an unusually strong observation on the Sri Lanka’s human rights record. Ms. Swaraj said India was committed to the protection of the rights of the Tamils in Sri Lanka, even as the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) appeared set to take up a crucial resolution on the issue on Friday.
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Sri Lankan opposition to foreign judges worries US; UK stresses devolution
Published Date: 24/03/2017 (Friday)
At the on-going session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) at Geneva on Wednesday, the US expressed concern over the Sri Lankan government’s statements against having foreign judges in the judicial mechanism it is to set up to try war crimes cases. But the UK laid stress on the importance of devolving power to the Tamils to bring about post-war reconciliation. William J. Mozdzierz, the US representative said that the government’s statements against international participation in any future Sri Lankan judicial mechanism “raise understandable concerns among victims and families about the integrity of any judicial process.”
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Tax on Palmyrah industry hits Northerners hard
Published Date: 23/03/2017 (Thursday)
The President of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Youth Front Shantha Bandara has pointed out that the northerners engaged in Palmyrah liquor production have been badly affected due to the tax imposed by government on the industry. Bandara was speaking at a press conference held at the SLFP Head Quarters in Colombo on Tuesday (21).
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Tamils Lived in N/E before Buddhistic Era - Wigneswaran
Published Date: 23/03/2017 (Thursday)
Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran responded to Dr. Sooriya Gunasekara, Chairman of a registered political party called \"Sinhaladipa Jathika Peramuna\" who called the CM for a debate, on his interview that appeared in Ceylon Today of 19 February. Dr. Gunasekara, a retired civil servant, requested the CM to come for a debate on the topic, and the CM responded, \"I am always available for talks. In fact I like to talk to the most diehard Sinhala chauvinists.\"
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Constitution making: JO boycotts Steering Committee meeting
Published Date: 22/03/2017 (Wednesday)
The Constituent Assembly Steering Committee responsible for preparing a draft constitutional proposal met, for the first time, without a single MP from the Joint Opposition (JO) yesterday with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe presiding. An MP who attended the meeting told The Island that yesterday’s meeting of the committee had been held after a lapse of several months and though it was expected to meet regularly to steer the process of constitutional reform, assisted by the six Sub-Committees appointed to deliberate and report on specified subject areas relevant to the Constitution.
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Speech by Dr. ANBUMANI RAMADOSS MP at the 34th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council - March 22, 2017, Geneva
Published Date: 22/03/2017 (Wednesday)
I’m Dr.Anbumani Ramadoss, Member of Parliament and former Indian Health Minister. I come here on behalf of 78 million Tamil people in India. The Tamils in Sri Lanka has been subjected to constant racial abuses, ethnic cleansing and structural genocide since its independence, which culminated in the killings of more than 1,00,000 Tamils in 2009 by the Sri Lankan Government forces. Even after 8 years Justice has not yet reached the victims.
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Sri Lankan Government Fails on Promises of Resettlement, Demilitarization, and Reconciliation
Published Date: 22/03/2017 (Wednesday)
As the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meets to discuss transitional justice and human rights in post-war Sri Lanka, a new report from the Oakland Institute, Justice Denied, exposes the many issues that continue to plague land release and resettlement in the country, and the failure of the Sri Lankan government to fulfill its international commitments to transitional justice. The Sri Lankan military continues to occupy large quantities of land; land released by the government is often of poor quality, hindering the ability of many to rebuild their livelihoods; there is a vast and unmet need for housing and infrastructure for those displaced during the civil war; and ever-changing timelines for resettlement have bred mistrust in the government. Although the war ended in 2009, the country’s military budget has more than doubled since then, raising serious doubt about the government’s intent to demilitarize the North and East.
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Human Rights Council 34th Session Item 2: Oral presentation of the High Commissioner’s Report on Sri Lanka Statement by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Published Date: 22/03/2017 (Wednesday)
I thank you for this opportunity to discuss the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, and to present my report pursuant to Council resolution 30/1. The report acknowledges some positive advances on human rights and constitutional reform. I welcome the constructive engagement of the Government with my Office. We have continued to provide technical assistance through our presence in Sri Lanka, complemented by frequent expert missions and support by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund.
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Thirteen-A Is Still A Good Start…
Published Date: 21/03/2017 (Tuesday)
It may sound a preposterous proposition, especially when Sri Lanka wants to believe that it’s at a breakthrough-point on a new Constitution and thus a new, negotiated settlement to the decades-old ethnic issue. Yet, the fact remains, the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, facilitated by the larger Indian neighbour, is a good document to begin with. It’s another matter whether contemporary Sri Lanka, post-war, wants to begin implementing 13-A in all earnestness for now, and go along amending its provisions one way or the other, as it went along. The alternative, which is more doable and acceptable to all domestic stake-holders, would be to use 13-A as a base document for taking up fresh negotiations, within and outside Parliament, which is also functioning as the Constituent Assembly.
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Sri Lanka's war survivors hope new law will unlock state land holdings
Published Date: 21/03/2017 (Tuesday)
For almost two decades, Sivaraja Sivakumar has lived on a plot of land in the north of Sri Lanka - but he has no idea who owns it. The 43-year-old father of two from Sri Lanka's Tamil minority says he prays every day that he is the rightful owner, but cannot be sure. "I have no deed that says I am the owner, I have never had such a deed," he said.
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Target hate speech and hate crimes, Zeid urges States
Published Date: 21/03/2017 (Tuesday)
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is an annual reminder to us all to do more to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, hate speech and hate crimes. But 21 March needs to be more than a reminder. People of African descent continue to be victims of racist hate crimes and racism in all areas of life. Anti-Semitism continues to rear its ugly head from the US to Europe to the Middle East and beyond. Muslim women wearing headscarves face increasing verbal, and even physical, abuse in a number of countries. In Latin America, indigenous peoples continue to endure stigmatization, including in the media.
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