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Events: Let's make a film The Art of Film Making
Posted Date: 08/09/2018 (Saturday)
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News: Tamil Nadu Governor to decide on Rajiv Gandhi’s killers assassination case
Posted Date: 07/09/2018 (Friday)
The Supreme Court on Thursday without granting any relief to the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, asked the Tamil Nadu Governor to consider the mercy petition submitted by A.G. Perarivalan, a life convict in December 2015. With this observation a bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Naveen Sinha and K.M. Joseph disposed of the Centre’s petition questioning the Tamil Nadu government’s proposal to release all the seven convicts viz Murugan, Santhan, Perarivalan (whose death sentence was commuted to life sentence) and that of Nalini, Robert Pius, Jayakumar and Ravichandran.
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News: OMP wants officers accused of enforced disappearances suspended
Posted Date: 07/09/2018 (Friday)
In its first interim report, the Office on Missing Persons (OMP) recommended the government to suspend state officials including members of the armed forces and police who were named as suspects or accused in criminal actions relating to abductions and enforced disappearances, pending the final determination of such cases. The OMP report said the government should ensure that suspected officials are not transferred, promoted or offered any other office in the armed forces, police or the public service while cases against them are pending.
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News: Muslim groups call for female circumcision to be medicalised
Posted Date: 07/09/2018 (Friday)
A number of Sri Lankan Muslim groups have called on the government to medicalise female circumcision. In representations made to the Parliamentary Committee on Women and Gender, members of the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama, All Ceylon YMMA Conference, Centre for Islamic Studies and United Religions Initiative urged the Health Ministry to withdraw a recent circular prohibiting medical professionals from carrying out female circumcision.
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News: Traditional cash crops under threat from palm oil, warns environmental regulator
Posted Date: 07/09/2018 (Friday)
The Central Environment Authority is warning of a possible threat to Sri Lanka’s traditional cash crops as palm oil cultivation expands. “A threat has been posed by palm oil cultivations on all existing traditional plantation crops like tea, rubber and coconut and if the current trend continues, the remaining rubber plantations will be converted into palm oil cultivations in the future,” a recent study by the Central Environment Authority on palm oil cultivation reveals.
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Photos: Ex-military officers’ diplomatic service more immense than others: Gota
Posted Date: 07/09/2018 (Friday)
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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)
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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)
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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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