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News: Tamil nationalism in Sri Lanka
Posted Date: 08/08/2013 (Thursday)
Former senior professor of Centre for South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Madras, V Suryanarayan recently wrote the following article which was produced in the New Indian Express today. The Pakistani political leader Khan Abdul Wali Khan (son of Khan Abdul Ghafar Khan) was asked few years ago by a journalist: “Are you a Pakistani, a Muslim or a Pathan?” Wali Khan replied that he combined all three. The journalist persisted and asked Wali Khan what his primary identity was. Khan responded, “I am a Pakistani for 30 years, a Muslim for 1400 years and a Pathan for 5000 years”. The multiple identities of South Asians, an intrinsic feature of the socio-cultural profile of the region, have made the study of nation-building an exciting and fascinating exercise.
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Photos: Genetic Study Reveals Origin of India's Caste System
Posted Date: 08/08/2013 (Thursday)
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Videos: Interview with former leader, Trinco political division, Ezhilan's wife Ananthy Sasikaran
Posted Date: 07/08/2013 (Wednesday)
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News: New Zealand High Commissioner meets Northern Province Governor
Posted Date: 06/08/2013 (Tuesday)
There is a growing interest among foreign countries to visit Sri Lanka and they pay more attention to Northern Province. High Commissioner of New Zealand HE Mrs.Averil Jan Henderson paid a courtesy call on Governor of Northern Province GA Chandrasiri on 06 August 2013 at Governor’s Secretariat, Jaffna. The discussion focused on the development activities in Northern Province. Governor briefed about the reconciliation and livelihood activities carried by Government in Northern Province. The discussion also focused on the dairy products of the Province. Secretary to the Governor L.Ilaangovan was also present at this meeting.
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Photos: Coomaraswamy Reveals The Plain Truth
Posted Date: 06/08/2013 (Tuesday)
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News: Use coercive diplomacy against Sri Lanka, says TN Chief Minister Jayalalithaa
Posted Date: 05/08/2013 (Monday)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday requested Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to take immediate steps to initiate "coercive diplomacy" against "unfriendly" Sri Lanka that continues to attack Indian fishermen. In a letter to Dr. Singh Tuesday, the text of which was released to media here, Jayalalithaa, citing the arrest of 20 Indian fishermen by Sri Lanka Aug 3, said: "These continuous attacks and abductions are acts of an unfriendly nation and should be countered effectively by coercive diplomacy."
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Photos: Decline of Buddhism In Ancient And Medieval India – Analysis
Posted Date: 05/08/2013 (Monday)
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Photos: Forgetting Black July
Posted Date: 05/08/2013 (Monday)
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Events: பெண்ணியம்.கொம், நமது மலையகம்.கொம் , தலித்தியம்.கொம் இணைந்து நடத்தும் பயிற்சிப் பட்டறை
Posted Date: 04/08/2013 (Sunday)
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Videos: Neelan Tiruchelvam Interview 1
Posted Date: 03/08/2013 (Saturday)
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Photos: Will Justice Wigneswaran open a new perspective for Tamil Politics?
Posted Date: 03/08/2013 (Saturday)
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Take Actions: Tell the truth
Posted Date: 03/08/2013 (Saturday)
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News: Peru, Sri Lanka agree to enhance trade relations
Posted Date: 02/08/2013 (Friday)
Peru and Sri Lanka agreed to promote and enhance bilateral commerce and trade relations during a recent meeting between senior diplomats of the two countries. Newly-appointed Sri Lankan Ambassador to Peru, Raja Edirisuriya, last month met with Peru's Director General for the Americas, Claudio De La Puente, to discuss this issue and the current economic situation in their nations.
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News: Police arrest black flag demonstrators against Indian PM
Posted Date: 02/08/2013 (Friday)
Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) leader V Gopalasamy alias Viko, his party carder and members of Tamizhaga Vaazhvurimai Katchi, Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam and members of Students Federation of Tamil Nadu and other Tamil activists were arrested in Tiruchi today after they staged a black flag demonstration condemning Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Congress-led UPA government for “betraying Eelam Tamils”. MDMK which called for the demonstration is one of the leading Indian regional party that espouses the cause of the Tamil people and Tamil nationalism.
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News: One protester killed in Sri Lanka military shooting
Posted Date: 02/08/2013 (Friday)
One person was killed and about 15 were wounded when Sri Lanka’s military shot at a protest demanding clean drinking water. At least 4,000 protesters had gathered Thursday in Weliweriya, some 12 miles northeast of the capital, Colombo. It was reported that several complaints have been made to the authorities that chemical emissions from a factory into water sources has polluted drinking water in about 15 area villages. Residents have been demanding over a month that authorities should close down the factory but nothing happened.
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Photos: Geography in the News: A New International Canal?
Posted Date: 02/08/2013 (Friday)
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Take Actions: Give your voice to Sri Lanka's Tea pickers
Posted Date: 02/08/2013 (Friday)
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News: Sri Lanka: No Justice in Aid Worker Massacre Seven Years On, Government Does Little to Respond to Atrocity
Posted Date: 01/08/2013 (Thursday)
The Sri Lankan government has made no real progress in holding accountable those responsible for the execution style slaying of 17 aid workers seven years ago despite renewed international calls for action, Human Rights Watch said today. On August 4, 2006, gunmen executed 17 Sri Lankan aid workers – 16 ethnic Tamils, four of them women, and a Muslim – with the Paris-based international humanitarian agency Action Contre La Faim (Action Against Hunger, ACF) in their office compound in the town of Mutur in eastern Trincomalee district. The killings occurred after a several-day battle between government forces and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for control of the town. The ACF team had been providing assistance to survivors of the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
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Events: Panel Discussion: The struggle for human rights in South Asia: Perspectives from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka
Posted Date: 01/08/2013 (Thursday)
Room G3 (SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG)
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News: German Development Cooperation (GIZ) to Assist School Children in Northern Sri Lanka
Posted Date: 01/08/2013 (Thursday)
Nearly 170 schools in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu in Northern Sri Lanka have received new kitchen utensils, bowls and spoons from the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) to supplement the school meals programmes implemented by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The grant of Sri Lankan Rupees 2.4 million (US$ 18,200) is part of GIZ’s efforts to help reintegrate internally displaced people in the Vanni Region, and will benefit more than 32,000 children.
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