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News: Parents protest against Uva Chief Minister
Posted Date: 22/01/2018 (Monday)
A group of parents staged a protest march today (22) against the incident in which the Principal of the Tamil Girls’ Maha Vidyalaya,Badulla was allegedly made to kneel down by the Uva Chief Minister. The march began in front of the school and proceeded towards Badulla town, Ada Derana correspondent reported.
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News: Government power not necessary to develop local councils
Posted Date: 22/01/2018 (Monday)
This local government has become one that changes the direction of politics in the country and the party that rules the country need not be brought to power in the local government council to develop it says the General Secretary of the JVP Tilvin Silva. He said this at a rally held at Koggala to affirm the victory of the JVP candidates contesting the Ambalangoda Pradeshiya Sabha.
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News: FTA with Singapore Professionals claim Govt misleading public
Posted Date: 22/01/2018 (Monday)
Sri Lankan professionals claim that they are yet to see a Draft of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to be signed between Sri Lanka and Singapore, although the Government claims that it had received their approval. They warned that the basic legal framework has to be prepared prior to signing such an agreement. If not, Sri Lanka will have to face a number of serious problems. Chartered Architect Nalaka Jayaweera, speaking on behalf of the professionals, told Ceylon Today that the Government was spreading false rumours and misleading the public.
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News: Announcement A. Sivanandan (1923-2018) – Tamils have lost a “visionary”
Posted Date: 22/01/2018 (Monday)
Tamil Information Centre has learned with great sadness and regret of the recent passing of Ambalavaner Sivanandan (20 December 1923 – 3 January 2018). Sivanandan was known in his adopted country of Britain as the long-time Director of the Institute of Relations, an anti-racist educational charity based in London, as well as the founding editor of its world famous journal Race & Class. He was widely regarded as one of the most original and important thinkers on racism and immigration in this country. He was a powerful writer and speaker who fought for the human rights of oppressed peoples – particularly the ethnic minorities of the UK and the peoples of the Third World.
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Videos: Parents stage their opposition against Uva CM
Posted Date: 22/01/2018 (Monday)
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Events: தைப்பொங்கல் விழா - 2-18
Posted Date: 21/01/2018 (Sunday)
Norris Bank Parklands, 135. Mcleans Road. Bundoora.
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Events: கேசி தமிழ் மன்றத்தின் மாபெரும் தைப்பொங்கல் பெருவிழா
Posted Date: 21/01/2018 (Sunday)
Gaelic Park, Keysborough, Australai
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News: Country has gained international recognition -MS
Posted Date: 20/01/2018 (Saturday)
President Maithripala Sirisena says the country has gained international recognition by changing a leadership which was detrimental to the country. Speaking at a United People’s Freedom Alliance rally in Wellawaya the President said the international community has acknowledged the country’s progress following the leadership of the previous regime. President Sirisena questioned if people were murdered or harassed, Newspaper Editors were killed or media organisations were burned down on the directives of the present government.
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News: Public help sought to identify kidnappers
Posted Date: 20/01/2018 (Saturday)
Police seek public assistance in identifying a group of suspects who had abducted a person, for a ransom of Rs 2.5 million, in Trincomalee. Police said that the victim was kidnapped on Friday, 5 January from Trincomalee, by three unidentified people. It was also reported that the suspects had released the abducted person, two days after, as the relatives of the victim had paid the ransom of Rs 2.5 million. Police had located closed circuit camera television footage of the three persons including that of a woman. Police request public assistance in identifying the persons and request the public to contact Trincomalee Police or the Police Hotline 0112421111.
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News: Mangala flays media
Posted Date: 20/01/2018 (Saturday)
Information Department chief Sudarshana Gunawardena and Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera at Matara workshop (Pic courtesy Finance and Media ministry) Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera says all those having smart phones could function as journalists today as the public has lost faith in the mainstream media. Samaraweera alleges that the mainstream media has lost credibility due to biased reporting and ‘manufactured’ news.
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News: Singapore PM to sign FTA with SL during visit
Posted Date: 20/01/2018 (Saturday)
Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong would visit Sri Lanka on January 22 on a three-day official visit, at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said yesterday. The Singaporean Premier will be received at the Presidential Secretariat on Tuesday morning with an official guard of honour and gun salute that will be followed by official bilateral discussions with President Sirisena. A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Sri Lanka and Singapore will be signed following bilateral talks
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News: Does Debt Pay? China and the Politics of Investment in Sri Lanka What are the sources and impact of China’s economic leverage over Sri Lanka?
Posted Date: 20/01/2018 (Saturday)
Last month, the Sri Lankan government formally handed over control of the port of Hambantota to Chinese interests on a 99-year lease. The price was over one billion dollars, but this came mostly in the form of a reduction in the enormous debt burden to Beijing that is crippling the island nation’s economy. Strategists warn that by giving up control of the port, a strategic asset straddling Indian Ocean shipping lanes, Sri Lanka is sacrificing its sovereignty and succumbing to what one Indian analyst has labelled “creditor imperialism” by China. If China’s motives are indeed imperialist, is this form of economic diplomacy effective? In a
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Photos: I have no wish to return since the individuals who I believe to be responsible are still in positions of power…”
Posted Date: 20/01/2018 (Saturday)
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Events: இலண்டன் தமிழவையும் எல்தம் லீபும் இணைந்து வழங்கும் தைப்பொங்கல் விழா
Posted Date: 20/01/2018 (Saturday)
Nakshatra Hall, Snakey Lane, Feltham YW3 7NA
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Events: சுவிஸ் தமிழ் மக்களுக்கான முக்கிய கலந்துரையாடல்
Posted Date: 20/01/2018 (Saturday)
Jugendanimation Risch, Bognaserstrasse 31a, 6343 Rotkreuz, Switzerland
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News: “We are at the end of our tether!” What African Women are trying to tell the Microfinance Industry
Posted Date: 19/01/2018 (Friday)
“[T]he promoters of micro-credits promise to deliver us from poverty and emancipate women. In fact, it is the opposite that happens: we find ourselves trapped in a spiral of over indebtedness, launching infeasible micro-projects that, instead of keeping our heads above water, push us deeper into poverty, stress, humiliation and violence. We are at the end of our tether! This is part of a declaration recently issued by women from fourteen countries, gathered in a meeting of African activists in Bamako, Mali, in November.
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Events: புலம்பெயர் உறவுகளுடன் கலந்துரையாடல் “அரசியல் தீர்விற்கான த.தே.கூட்டமைப்பின் வியூகம்” “Strategy of TNA for Finding a Political Solution” Talk by - Hon. M.A.Sumanthiran M.P. and TNA Media spokesman
Posted Date: 19/01/2018 (Friday)
Platinam Lounge, 463 Aldbrough Road south Ilford, Essex IG3 8JW
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Videos: Appropriating Technology for Accountability: Lessons from Making All Voices Count
Posted Date: 19/01/2018 (Friday)
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Videos: How do policymakers and practitioners use evidence to inform their work?
Posted Date: 19/01/2018 (Friday)
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News: Lakshman Kadirgamar Memorial Lecture Power of India is the people of India
Posted Date: 18/01/2018 (Thursday)
The Lakshman Kadirgamar Memorial Lecture 2017 was held at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Colombo on January 15. The lecture was delivered by Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Law and Justice and Electronics and IT, Government of India on the theme ‘The Evolution of India’s Constitutional and Democratic Polity’. Late Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar was remembered by Tilak Marapana, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute as a true gentleman whose intellect and qualities made him a respected and recognized individual across the
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