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News: Tamil asylum seeker dies after suicide attempt in Brisbane hospital
Posted Date: 30/08/2018 (Thursday)
Man, who leaves behind a wife and four children in Sri Lanka, had recently had his claim for protection rejected A Tamil asylum seeker and father of four, admitted to hospital suffering severe depression, has died after attempting to take his own life inside a Brisbane hospital.
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News: Enforced disappearances; families have a right to know
Posted Date: 30/08/2018 (Thursday)
Today is the United Nations International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances and the topic has deep relevance to Sri Lanka because of what happened, especially after the end of the war in 2009 and during the past few decades. In a statement the UN says enforced disappearance has frequently been used as a strategy to spread terror within the society. The feeling of insecurity generated by this practice is not limited to the close relatives of the disappeared, but also affects their communities and society as a whole.
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News: Presidential Elections likely in January Only if MS, MR join hands
Posted Date: 30/08/2018 (Thursday)
New political alliances and formations are common occurrence when the national elections are around the corner. The presidential elections are scheduled to be conducted at the end of next year. Now, the country’s political air is pregnant with preparations for such happenings. The latest is a move to forge an electoral pact between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
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News: US warship conducts exercise with Sri Lanka navy
Posted Date: 30/08/2018 (Thursday)
A United States navy amphibious ship from the Seventh Fleet with marines on board has conducted a joint exercise with Sri Lanka’s navy, the latest event in growing naval ties between the two countries. “The exercise allowed the ships to improve each crews' knowledge and strengthen a wide variety of seamanship skills critical to operating throughout a free and open Indo-Pacific region,” the United States Embassy in Colombo said in a statement.
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News: Upgrading Palaly airport: SLAF given task
Posted Date: 30/08/2018 (Thursday)
Amidst Joint Opposition accusations that the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government was planning to hand over the strategic Palaly airfield to India, Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva yesterday said that the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) would undertake a feasibility study for developing the airport. Addressing the media at the SLFP office on T.B. Jayah Mawatha, flanked by Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe and SLFP General Secretary Rohana Lakshman
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Events: Voice Against Facist Regime
Posted Date: 30/08/2018 (Thursday)
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Events: Awareness Campaign Protest and Rememberance
Posted Date: 30/08/2018 (Thursday)
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News: Mass Graves – Disappearances – OMP – PTA – Justice to Tamils Victims ?
Posted Date: 29/08/2018 (Wednesday)
The culture of impunity to the security forces under the DRACONIAN PREVENTION TERRORISM ACT [PTA] and their licence to kill especially the Tamils caused several disappearances and extrajudicial killings in Sri Lanka. It is to be noted that the Mass Graves, Disappearances and the Prevention of Terrorism Act [PTA] are all inter-connected. The Office of the Missing Persons is toothless in powers and
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News: Settlements in Mullaitivu: President dismisses TNA allegation as untrue
Posted Date: 29/08/2018 (Wednesday)
Ports and Shipping Minister and SLFP spokesman Mahinda Samarasinghe yesterday denied Tamil National Alliance (TNA) allegation that there was a move to settle outsiders in the Mullaitivu district. Samarasinghe emphasized that there was absolutely no basis for this claim. The SLFPer said so when The Island sought an explanation as to why President Maithripala Sirisena,
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Events: The ART of MASS STRUGGLE HARTHAL 1953 - SATHYAGRAHA 1980
Posted Date: 29/08/2018 (Wednesday)
@ Colombo Public Library Lobby, Sri lanka
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News: What brings the US Peace Corps to Sri Lanka?
Posted Date: 28/08/2018 (Tuesday)
The available information on the return of the US Peace Corps (USPC) to Sri Lanka on the stated mission of ‘English language education’ raises many questions, given the timing and context of their arrival. Under the terms of the agreement signed between the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Acting Director of the Peace Corps in February, the first 25 volunteers will arrive in the country in September 2019 for their two year assignments. This is likely to
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News: Shedding Crocodile Tears for Democracy
Posted Date: 28/08/2018 (Tuesday)
As explained by Lal Wijenaike, the 10 experts nominated by the Steering Committee and drawn from various professions like engineering, legal, political and academia, with different backgrounds worked on an initial draft, based on interim report and 6 sub committee reports. This initial draft; can also be called as a Zero
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News: Ava group a social phenomenon in Jaffna
Posted Date: 28/08/2018 (Tuesday)
Many news reports that emerged from the north produced details related to a criminal gang called ‘Ava’ group wreaking havoc in certain areas and the purported attempts being made for the revival of the LTTE by some extremist elements. Let alone, these are two issues that have political implications, both in and outside the Northern Province.
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Photos: Sri Lanka mass grave: Dozens of skeletons found in Mannar
Posted Date: 28/08/2018 (Tuesday)
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Photos: Alarm as aid convoy with LTTE supremo's pics arrives...
Posted Date: 28/08/2018 (Tuesday)
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Events: தமிழனே விழித்திடு மஹாவலியை எதிர்த்திடு
Posted Date: 28/08/2018 (Tuesday)
PWD சநதியிலிருந்து முள்ளிமாவடட செயலகம்வரை
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News: Rejected Delimitation Report costs Rs. 21.2 million
Posted Date: 27/08/2018 (Monday)
A total of Rs.21.2 million had been incurred in the process of creating the Provincial Council Delimitation Report, sources revealed yesterday. The report was rejected by Parliament on Friday (24) when the vote was taken. According to Parliament sources the expense had been made in respect of the five-member Commission, appointed by the President for their personal emoluments, travelling, supplies
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News: Wigneswaran, Sampanthan and Tamil National Alliance Intra-Tensions
Posted Date: 27/08/2018 (Monday)
However the goals of making the Northern Provincial Council dysfunctional and preventing a socio-economic renaissance through development activities have succeeded to some extent due to Chief minister Wigneswaran and a few provincial councillors, some officials and sections of the Tamil media Wigneswaran may have been a Supreme Court judge but he proved to be absolutely incompetent as a chief minister and was thoroughly inefficient as an administrator He wrote to the President saying he will not participate in the Task Force and released it to the media. He also urged the TNA not to attend Task Force meetings Wigneswaran began exerting pressure on TNA leader Sampanthan to comply with his call for a boycott
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News: Youths tired of politicians and elections; dip in voter registration
Posted Date: 27/08/2018 (Monday)
A drop in voter registration, especially among the country’s youth, has been observed in the latest enumeration process, Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya told the Sunday Times. “I don’t think parties or politicians should be blamed entirely. The youth are not against individual parties or politicians, but against the system as a whole. We have spoken to some of them and they say; ‘we don’t want elections, we have no interest in
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News: TNA to join Presidential Task Force against C.V's wishes
Posted Date: 27/08/2018 (Monday)
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has ignored a request by Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran to boycott the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the development of the Northern and Eastern Provinces and would participate in a meeting of the task force scheduled for today (27). The Northern Chief Minister had made the above request claiming that the government was attempting to undermine the long-awaited political solution to the ethnic problem by increasing economic activities in the region.
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