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US to provide additional funding for demining in Sri Lanka
Published Date: 08/10/2015 (Thursday)
The US announced an additional USD 1.745 million for demining activities in Sri Lanka's Tamil-dominated former war zone today. The additional fund was announced after a meeting between the US Ambassador in Sri Lanka, Atul Keshap, and minister of rehabilitation, resettlement and Hindu religious affairs D M Swaminathan.
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Rape Victims finally gets justice
Published Date: 07/10/2015 (Wednesday)
The Jaffna High Court sentenced four soldiers who were charged with raping of a 27-year-old mother of two and sexually abusing a 37-year-old mother of five in the Vishvamadu area in Mullaitivu on the 6th of June 2010 with 20 years Rigorous Imprisonment (RI). High Court Judge M Ilanchelian ordered the convicted soldiers to pay compensation of Rs. 500,000 and fine of Rs. 25,000 for the gang raped victim. In the case of failure to pay the compensation they will serve two more years of RI. Failure to pay the fine will result in an additional year of imprisonment.
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CID arrests former Minister Janaka Bandara
Published Date: 06/10/2015 (Tuesday)
Former Minister and current Matale District United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Janaka Bandara Tennakoon has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in connection with a murder committed in 1999. Issuing a media release, Police Headquarters stated the MP was taken into custody as part of an investigation into an incident that occurred on December 14, 1999 in Dambulgamuwa, Matale, where one person was shot and killed and another injured.
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Ready to quit NDA if it helps Sri Lankan Tamils’
Published Date: 05/10/2015 (Monday)
PMK MP Anbumani Ramadoss said he was ready to quit the BJP-led NDA alliance if his decision could help find a permanent solution to the problems of the Sri Lankan Tamils. Reacting to TNCC president E.V.K.S. Elangovan who asked why he was continuing in the NDA when India supported the “diluted” resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for a probe into the war crimes, Mr Anbumani said the Congress leader was only diverting the issue.
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Fisheries minister in troubled water
Published Date: 05/10/2015 (Monday)
Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday vowed to re-launch bilateral talks with Indian authorities urgently to resolve the long standing fishing dispute between Sri Lanka and India. Amaraweera told The Island that he had already instructed his officials to explore the possibility of initiating government level talks soon to find solutions to the issue.
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Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss MP speaks at the General Debate on the report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka
Published Date: 05/10/2015 (Monday)
Thank You Mr.President This is Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss, Member of Parliament and former Health Minister, Government of India welcoming the OISL report on behalf of Pasumai Thaayagam. I speak on behalf of the seventy-seven million people of Tamil Nadu in India, who are concerned about the welfare, rights and dignity of the Tamil community in Sri Lanka.
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Spate of crimes: What’s happening, ask people
Published Date: 04/10/2015 (Sunday)
A sudden rise in reports of child molestations, kidnappings and killings of children and women in the past two weeks and the brutality of the crimes, have created a fear psychosis among the people who doubt the law enforcement authorities ability to deal with the alarmingly increasing crime rate. The rape and killing of four-year-old Seya from Kotadeniyawa, the brutal murder of a ten-year-boy in Athurugiriya and the killing of a 48-year- old woman, a tea plucker in Kahawatta, within the space of two weeks have jolted the people, into questioning what’s happening to our society.
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A lost generation of Tamil Youth: Impact of Past Wartrauma, Present Psychological context, Globalization and Education
Published Date: 03/10/2015 (Saturday)
Dr Daya Somasundaram, a social scientist and Psychiatrist living and working in Jaffna throughout the war has delivered the Anandarajan memorial lecture on 3 October 2015. Political and human rights activists see his lecture as a well considered lecture on the issues relating to Tamil youth of today in the war affected parts of the country which contains valuable information to any government, be it Provincial or the Central, and the organisations in the Tamil diaspora could use, to develop meaningful projects to uplift the Tamil community in general and the youth in particular.
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Sri Lanka: UN war crimes resolution marks a turning point for victims
Published Date: 01/10/2015 (Thursday)
Following the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka Amnesty International said, “ crucial resolution adopted at the UN Human Rights Council today offers the victims of Sri Lanka’s armed conflict the prospect of finally getting the truth and justice they deserve” Although far from perfect, if the resolution and the underlying commitments of Sri Lanka’s government are implemented in good faith it presents an opportunity for victims to finally get the truth and justice they have been waiting for. David Griffiths, Amnesty International’s South Asia Research Director
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UNHRC: SL resolution adopted without vote
Published Date: 01/10/2015 (Thursday)
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted am amended resolution resolution titled ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’ without a vote. The resolution dealt with accountability issues in Sri Lanka during the period 2002-2009. It called for foreign judges and prosecutors to take part in Sri Lankan efforts to try those accused of serious crimes during and after the country’s civil war.
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Published Date: 30/09/2015 (Wednesday)
As the first nation to recognise the Eelam people’s long struggle over the national question, we have always welcomed India’s definitive interventions in Sri Lanka. Equally, we also repeatedly affirmed that without India’s strong intervention, a firm and definitive solution cannot be found to our national question. Therefore, at this present and very critical time too we strongly believe that no definitive change could occur without appropriate intervention of India.
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At UN, President of Sri Lanka details country’s ‘new vision’ built on sustainability and reconciliation
Published Date: 30/09/2015 (Wednesday)
President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session. After years of conflict, “a new era of democracy” dawned in Sri Lanka this year, ushering in justice, freedom and equality, the country’s President told the United Nations General Assembly today, reporting that his Government supports a “fresh universal approach” that deals honestly with the past while pursuing sustainable development.
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Tamils oppose Kalmunai development project
Published Date: 29/09/2015 (Tuesday)
Security of the traditional Tamil homeland of Tamil people in Kalmunai is questionable under the present circumstances due to the proposed new development project of Kalmunai town, said Ampara District Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian A.K. Kodeeswaran in a memorandum sent to President Maithiripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Leader of the Opposition Rajavarothayam Sampanthan. He has also said that justice should be meted to Tamils in the area, in seeing that Tamil people living in the area and their traditional history is not affected.
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Published Date: 25/09/2015 (Friday)
Global Diligence a legal advisory service engaged in public interest work has produced a resource material dealing with mass crimes in Sri Lanka. This Resource Material is produced in connection to the Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability, and Human Rights in Sri Lanka’(the ‘OHCHR Report’) and the accompanying ‘ Report of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (the ‘OISL Report’)
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JAFFNA CENTRAL COLLEGE : An Evolutionary Account
Published Date: 25/09/2015 (Friday)
The oldest permanent school founded in the area of the Kingdom of Jaffna of the Portuguese Period, Jaffna Central College is to celebrate the Bicentenary of its founding, on the First of August 2016. It was founded by the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society in England. The Christianity of the day was evolved from the Roman Catholic Church. In due course, Rev. Martin Luther could not agree with certain practices of the Pope protested to such practices. Protestant Church was founded. Methodism is one of the major denominations in Protestant Christianity. Christians who adopted a methodical Christianity were called Methodists. English Education in Jaffna owes its obligation and debt to Protestant Christianity.
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Novelist sues Sri Lanka UN rep Subinay Nandy
Published Date: 24/09/2015 (Thursday)
Well known novelist. cultural critic and public intellectual Dr. Gunadasa Amarasekera yesterday filed a plaint in Colombo District Court seeking to get two declarations from Court against Subinay Nandy, United Nations representative in Sri Lanka. Plaint filed through Attorney-at-Law, Kapila Gamage, plaintiff states that acts of United Nations Organization caused him dishonour and disgrace. Illegal acts of UNO are not covered by Immunities of Conventions on privileges and immunities of the United Nations.
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Sri Lanka rejects international war crimes probe
Published Date: 22/09/2015 (Tuesday)
Sri Lanka's prime minister today rejected a UN call for international involvement in an investigation into alleged war crimes. Ranil Wickremesinghe said talks were under way to establish a credible domestic mechanism to investigate abuses during the decades-long conflict with Tamil separatist rebels that ended in May 2009. "There is nothing to be got from abroad," Wickremesinghe said, after a damning UN report recommended Colombo allow international experts to assist its domestic investigation.
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South Korea assures assistance to Sri Lanka in several fields
Published Date: 22/09/2015 (Tuesday)
A high level delegation from South Korea assured President Maithripala Sirisena that they would provide assistance to Sri Lanka in several fields including finance, internal security, small and medium industries and employment, the President's Media said. They made this assurance when they called on the President at the Presidential Secretariat today (September 21).
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Just published: Kurdistan And The Kurds Under The Syrian Occupation
Published Date: 22/09/2015 (Tuesday)
A New Book “Kurdistan and the Kurds under the Syrian Occupation” by the renowned scholar and a Kurdish politician Jawad Mella has been released recently. The 388 pages English book sheds new light on the plight of Kurds under the Syrian Occupation. Since the end of World War I, the Kurds have had no national rights, and their country Kurdistan was divided and occupied by Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Syria and former Soviet Union as an international colony, and the Kurds have been prosecuted, massacred, assimilated and denied the very basic human rights.
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High profile UN Working Group on Disappearances to visit SL in November
Published Date: 22/09/2015 (Tuesday)
The UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances or Involuntary Disappearances is to visit Sri Lanka from November 9 - 18, its chair, Ariel Dulitzky informed the UN Human Rights Council. “The time for words and promises is over. It is now the time for action on behalf of relatives to support their fight for truth, justice, reparation and memory,” Dulitzky told the UNHRC session last Friday.
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Hybrid mechanism not a first option with new government
Published Date: 21/09/2015 (Monday)
The long anticipated UN investigation report into alleged war crimes committed during the last phase of Sri Lanka’s war was released last week by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The investigation team has made strong indictments against both the government and LTTE forces for war crimes. The most contentious aspect of the report is likely to be its recommendation that the government should "adopt a specific legislation establishing an ad hoc hybrid special court, integrating international judges, prosecutors, lawyers and investigators, mandated to try war crimes and crimes against humanity, with its own independent investigative and prosecuting organ."
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Japan is to fight on foreign soil for the first time since World War ll
Published Date: 21/09/2015 (Monday)
The upper house of the Japanese parliament passed the law on Saturday, despite fierce attempts by opposition politicians to block the move. The approval makes the contentious security bills into law, loosening post-World War II constraints on the use of force by the military to its own self-defence only. The law will allow the military to defend Japan’s allies even when the country isn’t under attack, work more closely with the U.S. and others. They will also be able participate more fully in international peacekeeping.
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EU to grant GSP plus
Published Date: 21/09/2015 (Monday)
The European Union Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mr. David Daly attending the 23rf Export Awards ceremony of the Sri Lankan National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) announced that the new government’s policies on improving human rights, good governance and strengthening democratic institutions is very encouraging to grant GSP plus and lift fish export ban to EU countries. Mr.Daly said that the EU would consider the Sri Lanka’s request seriously, as there was a huge evaluation process to take the final decision to grant both GSP plus and remove the fish export ban to the EU.
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UN defends 'silence on genocide' in Sri Lanka war crimes report
Published Date: 21/09/2015 (Monday)
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has defended the findings of its report on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, which drew criticism from several quarters for its “silence” on genocide in the island nation. Responding to a question sent by The Hindu in this regard, Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the High Commissioner, stated via email: “This [the U.N. report] does not preclude such a finding [that genocide was committed] being made as a result of further criminal investigations, including by the hybrid court that we recommend.”
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Bridge will make SL another Indian State: Gammanpila
Published Date: 21/09/2015 (Monday)
Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) General Secretary and MP Udaya Gammanpila today criticised the move by India to create a bridge connecting Sri Lanka and charged the link would only work in favour of India ultimately making Sri Lanka another State of India. He said India had requested a loan of USD 5.2 billion from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the project but not once mentioned that Sri Lanka too have to share when paying the loan.
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