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News: Referendum needed to implement final outcome of constitutional reforms’
Posted Date: 09/08/2017 (Wednesday)
Whether what is being envisaged is a new Constitution or amendments to the present Constitution of a mega kind, the people’s approval for such changes would be required at a referendum. Besides, the President has the popular mandate to hold such a referendum, particularly if the constitutional changes included the abolition of the executive presidency,
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News: Security In The North TNA to meet President, PM
Posted Date: 09/08/2017 (Wednesday)
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) hierarchy will meet President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe tomorrow (9) to discuss the security situation in the North. Jaffna District Parliamentarian......and Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) Leader Mavai Senathirajah said the Leader of the TNA R. Sampanthan had written to both the
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News: Sri Lanka's war widows trafficked as slaves to Gulf
Posted Date: 09/08/2017 (Wednesday)
When Nathkulasinham Nesemalhar took a flight from Colombo to Muscat in March she believed the boarding pass she clutched in her hand was her golden ticket to a better life after decades of war where she lost everything, including her husband. The 54-year-old widow from Sri Lanka's former war zone had been promised work as a maid
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Photos: More arrests imminent in Navy youth abductions case
Posted Date: 09/08/2017 (Wednesday)
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News: High level consensus neededto make the third transition
Posted Date: 07/08/2017 (Monday)
Sri Lanka is at the threshold of its third transition within the space of a decade. The first took place in 2009 on the battlefields of the north when the LTTE was militarily defeated and the government regained control over the entirety of the country. The second transition took place in 2015 with the political defeat of the former government that won the war at the
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News: Ancient statue unearthed at Cambodia's Angkor complex
Posted Date: 07/08/2017 (Monday)
A statue thought to be from the late 12th to the early 13th century has been found at Cambodia's famed Angkor temple complex Archaeologists have unearthed a large, centuries-old statue that is believed to have once stood guard over an ancient hospital at Cambodia's world-famous Angkor temple complex.
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News: His future linked to solving national question: Sampanthan
Posted Date: 06/08/2017 (Sunday)
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s political future and the future of the country largely depend on resolving the national question and bringing about economic development, Opposition Leader R Sampanthan said. He said this during the ceremony in Parliament to felicitate Prime Minister Ranil Wickrmesinghe's 40 years as a parliamentarian.
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Events: Public Meeting with Mr Kajendrakumar Ponnampalam
Posted Date: 06/08/2017 (Sunday)
Tongabbie Community Centre 244 Targo Road Tongabbie NSW 2146, Australia
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News: EU court removes Tamil Tigers from ‘terrorist’ list
Posted Date: 05/08/2017 (Saturday)
The Court of Justice of the European Union issued a ruling on July 26 that confirmed an earlier General Court decision removing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) from the EU's list of "terrorist organisations". The LTTE was an armed organisation fighting for an independent Tamil homeland in the
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Events: Public Meeting with Gajan Ponnampalam
Posted Date: 04/08/2017 (Friday)
Vermont South Community Hall, Karobran Drive, Vermont South 3133 Australia
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News: Ban TNA to realize reconciliation – Sarath Weerasekera
Posted Date: 03/08/2017 (Thursday)
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered a judgment recently annulling measures against the LTTE, namely the designation of the LTTE as a terrorist organization. In spite of the ECJ's ruling, the European Union (EU) stated in a press release on 27 July that LTTE remains listed as a terror organization by the EU. Commenting on this latest state of affairs
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News: China makes headway as Lanka walks tightrope
Posted Date: 03/08/2017 (Thursday)
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) on July 22, 2017, took delivery of an Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV) built by the Government of India owned Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL). On the invitation of Navy Chief Vice Admiral Ravi Wijegunaratne, President Maithripala Sirisena will commission the vessel as SLNS Sayurala (P 623) today (August 2) at the Eastern Container Terminal, Colombo harbour. It’ll be the first occasion a President
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News: HAMBANTOTA PORT TO BE LINKED TO CHINA’S ONE BELT ONE ROAD
Posted Date: 03/08/2017 (Thursday)
The signing up of the Concessionary Agreement between Sri Lanka and China for the development of the Hambantota Port last Saturday was a epoch making moment for Sri Lanka. New trade and maritime links would be opening up which includes China's meat and other exports to Africa and also imports.
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Photos: Mr. President and Mr. Prime Minister…people are hearing what you’re not saying!
Posted Date: 03/08/2017 (Thursday)
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Photos: MR-RW Confrontation in 2020 will do Neither any good
Posted Date: 03/08/2017 (Thursday)
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Videos: Be a (non-violent) hero, not a martyr | Gulalai Ismail | TEDxExeter
Posted Date: 03/08/2017 (Thursday)
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News: Hambantota Port agreement has provisions disadvantageous to sl –Trade Union leader
Posted Date: 02/08/2017 (Wednesday)
Hot on the heels of the government inking the Hambantota Port deal, D.J. Rajakaruna, Convener of the Joint Trade Union Alliance in the petroleum sector, speaks about its implications to the country and its economy at large. Excerpts:
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News: A Special Rapporteur’s visit
Posted Date: 02/08/2017 (Wednesday)
The visit of Ben Emmerson Q.C., aUN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, to Sri Lanka from July 10 to 14 was concluded with a statement to the media in which he warned Sri Lanka of "dire consequences" unless the Government fully implemented the Geneva Resolution 30/1. An Associated Press report in The Washington Post of July 15 states: "…that even those as recently as late last year have been subjected to torture…".
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News: Gethsie Shanmugam among Magsaysay Awards winners
Posted Date: 01/08/2017 (Tuesday)
Sri Lankan teacher-turned counsellor Gethsie Shanmugam, who counselled war widows and orphans to overcome their nightmares, are among the six winners of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awards, regarded as Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize, agency reports said.
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News: Celebrating the world’s indigenous peoples
Posted Date: 01/08/2017 (Tuesday)
Every year on 9 August, the international community comes together to celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, paying tribute to indigenous communities around the globe. Living across 90 countries, indigenous peoples make up less than five per cent of the world’s population, represent some 5,000 different cultures and speak a majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages
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