The machinery at the Wimalasurendra power plant that are capable of generating power for another 10 years are being dismantled, it is learnt.
DMK leader M Karunanidhi has criticised the building of victory memorials in the North, accusing the Sri Lankan goverment of undertaking such projects purely to offend the sentiments of Tamils.
The 13th amendment to the Sri Lanka Constitution, a product of the Rajiv Gandhi-Jayewardene 1987 accord, is once again a matter of discord.
The Indian government has invited Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to New Delhi for talks, ahead of next month’s session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, according to informed sources. The visit is expected to take place in the next few days because Sri Lanka’s case is to be taken by the UNHRC on November 1, under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) scheme. India is in the three-nation panel which will oversee the review.
Nearly all countries of Asia and the Pacific criminalize some aspects of sex work. Criminalization increases vulnerability to HIV by fuelling stigma and discrimination, limits access to sexual health services and condoms.
In the heart of northern Sri Lanka, near the place where thousands of Tamil civilians are believed to have been killed during the military’s last successful push against the LTTE, stands a powerful assertion of that victory.
The leader of the TNA, R. Sampanthan, has affirmed his faith in India to take up the Tamil issue on the island of Sri Lanka, reported Uthayan.
Since returning to farming after decades of displacement during Sri Lanka’s long civil war, Kusmalatha Tammitta has faced a new enemy: extreme weather, particularly long droughts followed by bursts of heavy rain.
Family members of disappeared people in Sri Lanka have urged UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to intervene and help them find missing relatives.
High court reprieve for Tamils on deportation flights from UK after appeals that they risk being tortured on return to Sri Lanka
The Sri Lankan government last month announced a “remarkable achievement”—the resettlement of the last of nearly 300,000 Tamil war detainees. This was an outright lie. The government ordered the military to remove the remaining 1,200 refugees from detention camps erected after the end of the country’s civil war in May 2009, only to dump them in a roughly cleared area in thick jungle without basic facilities.
Remember the Y2K scare? It came and went without much of a whimper because of adequate planning and analysis of the situation. Impressive movie special effects aside, Dec. 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as we know. It will, however, be another winter solstice.
Bob Blackman joined 8 other MPs on a Parliamentary trip to Sri Lanka to see how Sri Lanka is progressing following the 30 year civil war and to assess the opportunities for increased trade.
People for Human Rights and Equality, Australia is saddened and disturbed by the recent poster campaign in Colombo threatening harm to Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, the executive Director of the Centre for Policy alternatives.
In an attempt to spread awareness of dengue and its prevention, Anbalayam and Lebara Foundation recently organised a campaign at the Kottapattu Sri Lankan Refugee camp. The campaign, which made displaced children within the camp its main focus, was flagged off by N.Jeyamani, Special Deputy Collector, Kottapattu Sri Lankan Refugee Camp.