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News: Belgian born Sociologist François Houtart passes away
Posted Date: 09/06/2017 (Friday)
Belgian Marxist Sociologist Emeritus Professor François Houtart has passed away in Quito, the capital of Ecuador on Tuesday at the age of 92. Rev Fr Houtart's demise occurred while he was taking part in a conference on Eezham Tamils with German-based Viraj Mendis at Quito. Fr Houtart was one of the first world intellectuals to recognise the genocide on Eezham Tamils after the 2009 onslaught on Wanni. He chaired the People’s Tribunal on Sri Lanka, which was held in Dublin in 2010. The investigation process was finally concluded in December 2013 at Bremen in Germany with the findings that Eezham Tamils have been subjected to Genocide.
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Events: 2nd World Tamil Writers Conference - Chennai. 9,10,11-June2017
Posted Date: 09/06/2017 (Friday)
முத்தமிழ் பேரவை டி என் இராஜரத்தினம் கலையரங்கம். ராஜா அண்ணாமலைபுரம் (அடையா
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News: UNHRC resolution co-sponsored by SL debated in Parliament
Posted Date: 08/06/2017 (Thursday)
The resolution co-sponsored by Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Commission was taken up for debate on 6th June Parliament session. Minister Mangala Samaraweera said the resolution was co-sponsored for the betterment of the country and its future.
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Photos: World’s oldest Homo sapiens fossils found in Morocco
Posted Date: 08/06/2017 (Thursday)
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News: JO complains to EU of delayed local polls
Posted Date: 07/06/2017 (Wednesday)
The Joint Opposition has complained to the European Union of the government’s failure to hold local government elections. The complaint had been made when a delegation of Joint Opposition MPs led by its parliamentary group and MEP leader Dinesh Gunawardena met EU Ambassador to Sri Lanka Tung-Laï Margue on June 1, UPFA MP Sisira Jayakody told The Island yesterday.The Joint Opposition delegation also comprised MPs
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News: A Hundred Days Of Protest, Still No Answers
Posted Date: 07/06/2017 (Wednesday)
On May 30, around 1,000 protesters from across the North-East, converged with families of the disappeared in Kilinochchi to mark 100 days of continuous protest. In the hands of each protester was a photograph of a missing loved one, held close to the chest like a flimsy shield. Beginning the day with a sombre inter-faith prayer service, and a moment of silence for those dead and missing from floods and landslides in the South, protesters blockaded the A9 highways for six hours. Their collective demands, as outlined in letters addressed to President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, were simple:
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News: Eight years after end of war, Tamil refugees divided over returning to Sri Lanka
Posted Date: 07/06/2017 (Wednesday)
More than 100,000 Sri Lankan refugees continue to live in Tamil Nadu 30 years after the outbreak of civil war caused them to flee across the Palk Strait. Today they live on in the knowledge that their sheltering camps can never be home, while returning means having to rebuild life from the scratch. And for an entire generation, these camps are the only homes they’ve ever known—yet they are called refugees.
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News: All parties have agreed to include ‘Unitary status’ in constitution
Posted Date: 07/06/2017 (Wednesday)
All political parties including the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) have agreed to include the term ‘Unitary Status’ into the new constitution that is being formulated, Highways State Minister Dilan Perera said . He made these observations yesterday at a press conference held at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Head Office in Colombo.
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Photos: International petition to stop police terrorising Tami Jesuit priest
Posted Date: 07/06/2017 (Wednesday)
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Photos: Garment Industry Training Centre Goes to Mullaittivu with SFHQ-MLT Initiatives
Posted Date: 07/06/2017 (Wednesday)
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News: Supreme Court orders Rs. 1m compensation to Police torture victim
Posted Date: 06/06/2017 (Tuesday)
The Supreme Court this week ordered the payment of Rs 1 million in compensation to a man who was tortured by officers of the Bandaragama police station. A Sub Inspector (SI), Constable, Sergeant and security assistant were personally ordered to pay Rs 125,000 each, to Chaminda Sampath Kumara from Walgama, Welimilla Junction. The State was instructed
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Videos: கவிஞர் சண்முகம் சிவலிங்கம் அவர்களின் 5ம் ஆண்டு நினைவின் நிழலில் நிகழ்வு
Posted Date: 06/06/2017 (Tuesday)
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News: Govt lacks proper mechanism – Rathana Thera
Posted Date: 05/06/2017 (Monday)
Member of Parliament (MP) and Senior Presidential Adviser Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said the Government lacks a proper mechanism...... to tackle an emergency or disaster situation in the country. He said he was personally not pleased with the manner in which the government acted in the face of the recent natural calamity experienced in several districts of the country
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News: HRC’s role needs to be respected: Satkunananthan
Posted Date: 05/06/2017 (Monday)
The Government needs to respect the role of the Human Rights Commission (HRC) and have a proper understanding of it, Human Rights Commissioner Ambika Satkunananthan said yesterday as she explained lack of effectiveness of the HRC in the current policy making and legal reform process.
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News: Can Executive Presidency be abolished without a referendum?
Posted Date: 04/06/2017 (Sunday)
The constitution making process has been hamstrung by the insistence of the SLFP faction in the government that any constitutional reform would have to done without a referendum. According to the book ‘Yuga Peraliya’ written about the campaign to defeat the Rajapaksas by JHU activist Asoka Abegunawardene, this proviso was deliberately introduced into Maithripala Sirisena’s manifesto so that it could be used later to prevent the abolition of the executive presidency.
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News: Human rights commission urges President to tackle hate crimes
Posted Date: 03/06/2017 (Saturday)
An independent human rights watchdog has urged President Maithripala Sirisena to tackle the alleged hate crime attacks from Buddhist extremist groups targeting the country’s minority Muslim community. In a letter to Sirisena, the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka asked the government to fully implement the rule of law to bring the perpetrators of racial hatred to book.
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Events: மறைந்த ஸ் எஸ்பொவின் படைப்புகள் எழுத்துக்களின் தொகுப்பு நூல் வெளியீடும் அவர் பற்றிய நினைவு பகிர்வும்
Posted Date: 03/06/2017 (Saturday)
London Tamil Sangam 369, High Street North, Manor Park, Eastham, E12 6PG
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Events: படுகொலைக்குள்ளான கவிஞன், எழுத்தாளன், இதழாசிரியன் எஸ்.போஸ் படைப்புகள், எழுத்துக்களின் தொகுப்பு நூல் வெளியீடும், அவர் பற்றிய நினைவுப் பகிர்வும்
Posted Date: 03/06/2017 (Saturday)
London Tamil Sangam 369, High Street North, Manor Park, Eastham, E12 6PG
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News: The law that sanctions Tamil Eelam
Posted Date: 02/06/2017 (Friday)
The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution has had profound implications on the way we conduct Government in Sri Lanka. Yet, it would come as a surprise to many if I said that LTTE's deepest darkest aspirations could have easily been achieved politically and through provisions in the Constitution itself. LTTE's aspirations almost saw fruition in 1990, and this provision continues to be the last hope for separatists even today.
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News: UNHRC resolutions violate Sri Lanka’s sovereignty
Posted Date: 02/06/2017 (Friday)
The UNHRC Resolution A/HRC/34/L.1 of 15 March 2017 "requests the Government of Sri Lanka to implement fully the measures identified by the Council in its resolution 30/1 that are outstanding". While the language in the 2017 Resolution was a "request", the language in the 2015 Resolution was stated as: "encourages the Government of Sri Lanka to implement the recommendations contained therein when implementing measures for truth-seeking, justice, reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence".
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