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News: Sri Lanka joins the Convention on Cluster Munitions
Posted Date: 06/09/2018 (Thursday)
Sri Lankan officials deposited the accession instrument at the United Nations in New York on 1st March 2018 joining the increasing number of States that have undertaken to ban the weapon. In accordance with its article 17 (2), the Convention will enter into force for Sri Lanka on 1 September 2018.
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Events: An Update on Security Sector Reform in Sri Lanka
Posted Date: 06/09/2018 (Thursday)
2360 Rayburn House Office Building, USA
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Videos: யாழில் சுமந்திரன் தலைமையில் நடைப்பெற்ற நிதிக்குழு கூட்டம்
Posted Date: 06/09/2018 (Thursday)
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News: Jaffna – Beginning To Awake As Provincial Elections Seem Nearing
Posted Date: 05/09/2018 (Wednesday)
After the Local Government Elections and the deals and counter deals made for the Chairmanship of LG Bodies, Jaffna had been quiet. Lulled into boredom, as it were. Any visceral activity threatening the sense of quietude was in the courts where the Tamil Congress has been faring badly. Its unsuccessful Jaffna mayoral candidate V. Manivannan is out on Rs. 50,000 bail after threatening to launch attacks on a Member of the Election Commission.
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News: Islam shows its female face with rise of women mosques
Posted Date: 05/09/2018 (Wednesday)
Relegated to the basement, silenced by the imam and barred from the front door, some Muslim women have had enough of male domination at the mosque and are setting up their own. From Copenhagen to Los Angeles, a handful of female mosques now cater to Muslim women who want their own place of worship, just as men have had through the ages.
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News: Australian Direct Aid Program calls for applications
Posted Date: 05/09/2018 (Wednesday)
The Australian High Commission’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) is now open for applications. The DAP is a flexible small grants program that has helped hundreds of organisations around the world, including in Sri Lanka and Maldives, to make a real difference in their communities. For the current DAP round, preference will be given to Sri Lanka-based projects that support
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News: Rare Tamil inscription found
Posted Date: 05/09/2018 (Wednesday)
A rare ninth-century Tamil inscription has been found engraved on an oil press stone at a village in Tiruvannamalai district. A team of archaeologists comprising Balamugan, secretary of the Centre for Tiruvannamalai Historical Society and its members Nidhi Doss and Dr Sekar, found the oil press stone lying in the tiny village of Chellankuppam near Vettavalam in the district, recently, while making preliminary investigation in the vicinity of Vettavalam.
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Events: International Workshop and Lecture Series on Recent Advances in Indian History and Archaeology and Sri Lanka- South India Relations
Posted Date: 05/09/2018 (Wednesday)
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Events: International Enforced Disappearance Day 2018 Ministry for Human rights and Action Against Mass Atrocities and Genocide Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)
Posted Date: 05/09/2018 (Wednesday)
HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT MAIN BUILDING Committee Room 12 London SW1A 0AA
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News: Sampanthan seeks meeting with Wiggy
Posted Date: 04/09/2018 (Tuesday)
Amidst speculations about a possible split of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), its leader R. Sampanthan has sought an immediate meeting with Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran on September 7 apparently to explore the possibility of patching up differences, it is learnt. There have been open confrontations between Mr. Wigneswaran and TNA MP for the Jaffna
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News: Killing of children for ransom and Sri Lanka’s nightmares
Posted Date: 04/09/2018 (Tuesday)
The progress of ongoing criminal investigations into the grisly killing of several Tamil youths following a racket of abduction for ransom, spearheaded ‘allegedly’ (here, I use the term quite deliberately) by a Naval officer and others during 2008-2009 will be the crucible on which this Government and this Presidency’s commitment to promises made, will be tested most severely.
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News: US State Department’s softer attitude toward terrorist use of human shield
Posted Date: 04/09/2018 (Tuesday)
When there is an outcry against the use of human shield by terrorist groups and a clear condemnation of terror groups using such inhuman tactics endangering innocent unarmed civilian lives to face the legitimate armed attacks of conventional forces, the Trump Administration’s State Department is currently working to quash a new legislation now before the U.S. Senate that would sanction such terror groups for using human shields.
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News: 300 million assistance pledged by Saudi Arabia
Posted Date: 04/09/2018 (Tuesday)
At a time, we read about the US president’s discontinuance of his country’s aids to many countries including US’s close allies, the very recent one being the long standing military aid the US gave for Pakistan for $300 million, annually.Veteran writer Seyed Hamid Mowlana hosted a special sumptuous dinner to our Ambassador Azmi Thassim and me at his palatial residence in Sulaimaniya on Saturday ! It was a seafood spread which gave a Sri Lankan touch and taste! Thanks Mowlana, your son Waqar and his family members
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News: Home Office loses 75% of its appeals against immigration rulings
Posted Date: 04/09/2018 (Tuesday)
Successful applicants being unnecessarily put through traumatic process, say lawyers Nearly three-quarters of final immigration court appeals brought by the Home Office against rulings allowing asylum seekers and other migrants to stay in the UK are dismissed, according to figures seen by the Guardian.
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News: State obligation with regard to torture, and failed governance
Posted Date: 03/09/2018 (Monday)
A meeting held by the Kandy Regional Office of the Human Rights Commission in support of victims of torture on June 29, 2018 raised again concerns with regard to impunity of the police, and failures of the legal system. The programme at the meeting provided an opportunity for a woman torture victim from
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News: Pragmatic Politics of Plantation Tamil Leader Saumiyamoorthy Thondaman
Posted Date: 02/09/2018 (Sunday)
When Sri Lanka known then as Ceylon obtained full freedom from British rule on February 4th 1948, the second largest ethnic community in the island were the Tamils of recent Indian origin and not the Sri Lankan Tamil community. The 1ast official census before Ceylon got Dominion Status and then Independence from the United Kingdom was taken in 1946.According to the 1946 census, the island nation had a total population of 6 , 637, 300 people. Of this the breakdown for the Sinhala, Sri Lankan Tamil, Sri Lankan Moor,
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News: China Given Oil Exploration Rights Along Eastern Coast
Posted Date: 02/09/2018 (Sunday)
A Chinese agency has been given the right to explore for oil along the coast from Point Pedro to the Batticaloa District going 9 miles into the sea from the coast. Strangely the exploration rights have been signed over by the government’s archaelogy agency. These designs came to light when the water resources authority was informed so that fisherfolk may not have their livelihood disrupted, and Chinese workers held meetings over
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Photos: Grassroots leaders provide the best hope to a troubled world
Posted Date: 02/09/2018 (Sunday)
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Events: சுவாசம் இசை அரங்கம்
Posted Date: 02/09/2018 (Sunday)
ஐயப்பன் ஆலய மண்டபம் , 36 Masons Avenue, Harrow HA3 5AR
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News: Sinhalalization of North should be documented: NPC passes a resolution
Posted Date: 01/09/2018 (Saturday)
A resolution has been adopted in the NPC calling for the documentation of all illegal Sinhala Colonization undertaken in the North, the NPC should exert pressure to stop these Colonization and that the NPC members should make field visits to inspect the colonization.
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