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News: Diplomats in Sri Lanka urge govt action against anti-Muslim attacks
Posted Date: 02/06/2017 (Friday)
Diplomats on Thursday condemned violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka and urged the government to uphold minority rights and freedom of religion. More than 20 attacks on Muslims have been recorded since April 17, including including arson at Muslim-owned businesses and petrol-bomb attacks on mosques
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News: US Jews providing emergency aid to storm-struck Sri Lanka JDC pairs with Buddhist group to respond to catastrophic floods and mudslides that killed over 200
Posted Date: 02/06/2017 (Friday)
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has responded with emergency aid to More than 200 people have been confirmed dead and at least 100 missing in the worst storms to hit the island nation since 2003. JDC, together with its local partner Sarvodaya, a Buddhist-inspired humanitarian organization, deployed its first responder unit to provide food, water, and other emergency aid in Sri Lanka’s five hardest hit districts.
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News: Sri Lanka: Attacks on Muslims escalate following UN, EU concessions
Posted Date: 31/05/2017 (Wednesday)
Unabated violence against minority Muslims in Sri Lanka’s predominantly Sinhala Buddhists localities is alarmingly on the rise in the wake of international bodies relaxing trade and political restrictions placed on the government.
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News: People keen on new constitution
Posted Date: 31/05/2017 (Wednesday)
Constitution was held at Mount View Hotel, Badulla, on Monday 22nd May. Lal Wijenayake was the keynote speaker. Very lucidly explaining the work that had been done in preparation for drawing up the draft of the New Constitution, Wijenayake said that over 2500 persons representing various important groups of people were interviewed and over 3000 written statements were examined. Further, the six subcommittees of parliamentarians have submitted their observations on matters pertaining to 1. Fundamental rights 2. The Judiciary 3. Law and Order 4. Public Finance 5. Public Service 6. Centre Periphery Relations.
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Photos: Sri Lanka: A country trapped in debt
Posted Date: 31/05/2017 (Wednesday)
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Photos: A shuffle in Sri Lanka, not a shake-up Swapping Cabinet portfolios doesn’t portend significant reforms
Posted Date: 31/05/2017 (Wednesday)
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News: Wake up, JVP tells Govt., before country heads towards another bloodbath
Posted Date: 30/05/2017 (Tuesday)
Amidst a surge of attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned business establishments across the country, in the past few weeks, the JVP urged the government to awaken from its slumber and arrest the spiralling number of racial and communal acts of violence. “The government should have acted fast to nip this in the bud but what it is displaying instead is an impotent and ineffectual attitude to this dangerous situation which has the ability to push the country towards another bloodbath,” JVP Leader MP Anura Kumara Dissanayaka told Parliament on Wednesday.
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News: BBS goes to HRC
Posted Date: 30/05/2017 (Tuesday)
The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission against the warrant issued for the arrest of its Chief, Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera. The BBS warns that Gnanasara Thera could be assassinated in a manner......similar to that of the underworld bigwig Samayan, who was killed by a group clad in Police uniforms.
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News: New Constitution wording raises the heat
Posted Date: 30/05/2017 (Tuesday)
TNA leader R. Sampanthan has demanded that the transliteration of Sinhala word, ‘akeeya’ be incorporated into the proposed draft constitution (English version) in place of word, ‘unitary’. MP Sampanthan reacted angrily to Minister Nimal Siripalala de Silva’s response that such a position wasn’t realistic.
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Photos: No fully fledged reshuffle, Govt. faces more burdens
Posted Date: 30/05/2017 (Tuesday)
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Photos: Sri Lanka: Buddhist leader stokes anti-Muslim tension
Posted Date: 30/05/2017 (Tuesday)
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News: Sri Lanka receives foreign aid after flooding and landslides leaves 146 dead
Posted Date: 28/05/2017 (Sunday)
The number of people known to have been killed in floods and landslides in Sri Lanka rose to 146, officials said on Sunday, as the country appealed for international assistance. The state-run disaster management centre said 112 people were still missing and 50 people were injured in hospital after the worst torrential rains since 2003.
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Photos: Sri Lanka: Armoured vehicles on flooded streets, Indian Navy sends ships for rescue
Posted Date: 28/05/2017 (Sunday)
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Events: ஸ்ரீமதி மதுரிமா நர்ளா அவர்களின் குச்சுப்புடி நடன நகழ்ச்சி
Posted Date: 28/05/2017 (Sunday)
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News: India Should Either Come Up With A Better Plan For Sri Lanka Or Send A Thank You Note To China
Posted Date: 27/05/2017 (Saturday)
When it comes to Sri Lanka, China has an ambitious agenda. It wants to turn the island nation into a trading and military outpost in the Indian Ocean. And it has a good plan in advancing that agenda, including the shoring up of Sri Lanka’s major ports. That’s something Sri Lanka and other Indian Ocean countries desperately need, as trade flowing throughout the region has multiplied in recent years.
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News: Muslims will be compelled to seek int'l community support: EPC Opposition Leader
Posted Date: 27/05/2017 (Saturday)
If the incumbent government continued to overlook the racist acts perpetrated on the Muslim community, it would lead to a situation to lodge the complaint with the international community, EPC Leader of the Opposition M.S Uthumalebbe said. Hence, the government and the defence sector should take action to contain the racist acts inflicted upon the Muslim community, he said.
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News: Sri Lanka hunts Buddhist monk over anti-Muslim hate crimes
Posted Date: 27/05/2017 (Saturday)
Sri Lanka's police launched a major manhunt for a controversial Buddhist monk wanted in connection with a spate of attacks against mosques and Muslim-owned business. Police said they were working to track down and arrest Galagodaatte Gnanasara, head of the radical Buddhist Force or BBS, after he went into hiding.
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News: New policy on durable solutions in Sri Lanka: the challenge of implementation
Posted Date: 27/05/2017 (Saturday)
On 16 August 2016, the Sri Lankan Cabinet approved a “National Policy on Durable Solutions for Conflict-affected Displacement”. Guest bloggers Laurie Wiseberg and Mirak Raheem discuss the new policy and its implementation.
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Photos: Trials Of Memorialisation Continue In The North-East
Posted Date: 27/05/2017 (Saturday)
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Photos: Film breaks silence on 'madness' of Sri Lanka civil war
Posted Date: 27/05/2017 (Saturday)
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