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Publication: Information to Relatives on Detainees: A Welcome Step by Sri Lankan Government
Posted Date: 04/05/2013 (Saturday)
The Tamil Information Centre (TIC) welcomes the Sri Lankan government announcement that information on people detained by the security forces since the end of the war in May 2009 will be made available. The TIC views this as a positive measure towards reconciliation and the first step to accountability in Sri Lanka. According to the Ministry of Defence, information will be provided only to close relatives of the detainees. The Defence Ministry communiqué declared that "A round the clock mechanism has been established by the Terrorist Investigation Division to provide details of the detainees and those who are already released".
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Publication: Dambulla mosque attack threat to peaceful co-existence of Sri Lanka’s ethnic communities
Posted Date: 04/05/2013 (Saturday)
The Tamil Information Centre (TIC) is deeply concerned and saddened by reports of the attack on the mosque in Dambulla and the threat of the Buddhist leaders to demolish the mosque. The TIC learns that the Buddhist leaders have listed 72 cultural and religious structures, including the mosque and a Hindu temple, marked for demolition in the region.
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Publication: Appeal to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
Posted Date: 04/05/2013 (Saturday)
The Tamil Information Centre (TIC), established in 1981, is a non-profit community organisation based in London, UK. The TIC works to address the challenges that face the Tamil speaking community in Sri Lanka to ensure that their rights are protected and promoted and their freedoms are recognised and respected. TIC’s mission is to empower people, particularly those suffering persecution and subjected to human rights abuses, by valuing the distinct identities and differences among them and improving the quality of life through access to knowledge.
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Publication: War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity in Sri Lanka
Posted Date: 04/05/2013 (Saturday)
The ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka affected the lives of all the people in the island and caused immense suffering to the Tamil community. The Tamil north-east region has been devastated by three decades of civil war. Despite international focus in recent years real peace has eluded the country. Within the country reconciliation efforts are superficial and vehement resistance to the promotion and protection of minority rights continues to be evident.
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Publication: TIC pleads clemency for Murugan, Perarivalan and Santhan under sentence of death in India
Posted Date: 04/05/2013 (Saturday)
The Tamil Information Centre (TIC) urges the Indian authorities to show clemency for Murugan, Perarivalan and Santhan who are under sentence of death in the Rajiv Gandhi murder case. The TIC acknowledges that the assassination of former Prime Indian Minister Rajiv Gandhi was a grave crime, but strongly opposes the death penalty in all cases, without exception, regardless of the nature of the crime, the characteristics of the offender, or the method used by any state to end the life of the prisoner.
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Publication: TIC calls on the Sri Lanka government to create a single authoritative record of causalities of Armed Violence
Posted Date: 04/05/2013 (Saturday)
The Tamil Information Centre (TIC) welcomes the statement made by the Sri Lankan Minister of Defence, Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday, 24 November 2011, at the Inaugural National Conference on “Reconciliation: The Way Forward for Post Conflict Sri Lanka”, recognizing the importance of recording civilian casualties of war in Sri Lanka. Defense Minister Rajapakse confirmed that a census is being carried out by the Department of Census and Statistics, in an effort to gather information on civilian deaths in the final battle in 2009.
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Publication: Tamil medicine
Posted Date: 04/05/2013 (Saturday)
Tamil medicine
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Publication: Sri Lanka: More Government Measures Necessary to Establish Democracy and Accountability
Posted Date: 04/05/2013 (Saturday)
The Tamil Information Centre (TIC) welcomes the 25 August announcement of President Mahinda Rajapaksa that the State of Emergency will not be extended when it comes up for renewal before the Sri Lankan Parliament in September 2011, resulting in the termination of all Emergency Regulations. The TIC, along with several civil and human rights agencies within and outside Sri Lanka, has been campaigning against this draconian national security legislation which was used to silence critics and dissenters.
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Publication: Veteran Tamil Journalist dies at 80
Posted Date: 04/05/2013 (Saturday)
Veteran Tamil journalist Subramaniyam Sivanayagam, founder-editor of the popular, Jaffna based, English Weekly Saturday Review and the head of Tamil Information Centre (TIC) branch in Madras (1983-1987) passed away on Monday, 29 November, in Colombo after a long illness. He was 80. Born in Jaffna, Ceylon, in 1930 during British Colonial rule, had his secondary education at Kokuvil Hindu College and Jaffna College, in the north, devoted almost his whole life to journalism.
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Publication: Sri Lanka should break silence on Tamil youth in their captive
Posted Date: 04/05/2013 (Saturday)
The Tamil Information Centre (TIC) has called on Sri Lankan government to break its silence over the details of 12,000 Tamil youths in its custody. A year on, the TIC has also called on the human rights community and, in particular, the Sri Lanka diaspora and groups, to focus their efforts to insist on the government of Sri Lanka to release the details of the detainees who have been held incommunicado detention. The government, continues to deny, refuse to confirm and actively conceals information about the fate or whereabouts of the detainees.
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Posted Date: 04/05/2013 (Saturday)
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Publication: Peopling of Sri Lanka
Posted Date: 04/05/2013 (Saturday)
Peopling of Sri Lanka
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Events: திருநாவுக்கரசு நாயனார் குருபூசை
Posted Date: 04/05/2013 (Saturday)
2 Salisbury Road Manor Park London E12 6AB
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News: Sri Lanka takes next step to opening strategic China-built port
Posted Date: 04/05/2013 (Saturday)
Shihar Aneez, Correspondent, Reuters Sri Lanka and Maldives writes, Sri Lanka will start storing bunker fuel at the $1.5 billion Hambantota port in June, a senior official said, after years of delays to the Chinese-built installation that sits on strategic shipping lanes, and a key step to making it commercially viable. The state-run Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) originally had plans to open the facility for ship fuel in May 2011, six months after President Mahinda Rajapaksa launched the port in his home town on his 65th birthday.
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News: 2013 World Press Freedom Index: Dashed hopes after spring
Posted Date: 04/05/2013 (Saturday)
After the “Arab springs” and other protest movements that prompted many rises and falls in last year’s index, the 2013 Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index marks a return to a more usual configuration. The ranking of most countries is no longer attributable to dramatic political developments. This year’s index is a better reflection of the attitudes and intentions of governments towards media freedom in the medium or long term. The same three European countries that headed the index last year hold the top three positions again this year. For the third year running, Finland has distinguished itself as the country that most respects media freedom. It is followed by the Netherlands and Norway.
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Events: ராஜ் கௌதமன் உடனான சந்திப்பு : மனித பரிணாமம்
Posted Date: 04/05/2013 (Saturday)
The London Tamil Sangam, 369 High Street North, Manor Park, London E12 6PG
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Photos: Cameron under fire over decision to attend Sri Lanka summit
Posted Date: 04/05/2013 (Saturday)
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News: Statement by Hon. Jim Karygiannis for World Press Freedom Day with respect to the Tamil Nation
Posted Date: 03/05/2013 (Friday)
The Canadian Liberal politician Jim Karygiannis has launched a petition campaign soliciting support for a motion in the Canadian House of Commons to urge Canada to move and put forward a motion in the Commonwealth to revoke Sri Lanka’s membership and recognise the Genocide against the Tamil nation, on the World Press Freedom Day on 3rd May. World Press Freedom Day is a time to honour and remember journalists, editors, producer and media workers around the world and the crucial work they do.
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News: Japan strengthens ties with Sri Lanka as part of plan to rein in China
Posted Date: 03/05/2013 (Friday)
JUN TABUSHI, Staff Write of the new English-language digital version of the Asahi Shimbun AJW, Japan's leading daily newspaper reports, Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso's visit to Sri Lanka yielded promises of stronger ties between the two countries, bringing Japan a step closer to its goal of building a coalition against China. Aso, who had been eager to visit the maritime nation, met with Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo on May 2, and the two agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation further
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Photos: Rolls-Royce to provide engines for Sri Lankan Airlines refit
Posted Date: 03/05/2013 (Friday)
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