Not surprisingly, late last month, the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) failed to deal with Sri Lanka. As a result, it looks like the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on the island nation will continue as planned this November.
Sri Lanka government arresting those who commemorated their loved ones lost in the war exposes how scared the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime is, said the General Secretary of the NSSP.
Thousands of people came together to take part in a rally through London, in remembrance of the hundreds of thousands of Tamil civilians who were killed, maimed and displaced by Sri Lankan forces in Mullivaikkal in May 2009.
U.N. estimates say between 70,000 and 100,000 people died in this tear-shaped island, as the ethno-political conflict came to a bloody end four years ago.
By leaving his native Iran (at least for now) and making what for all practical purposes is a French film, Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi may have given up the principal factor that made him interesting to the West.
The visit of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Yasin Malik to Cuddalore on Saturday for a public meeting organised by the Naam Tamizhar Katchi witnessed high drama, with the police denying permission for the event.
The aftermaths of wars are coined by various, often divergent, forms of national politics of commemoration and historiography. In a pluralistic world, states and governments are globally committed to the production, remembrance and celebration of their distinct interpretation of history and the memory of those who have fallen for the concept of the nation-state.
Mothers, wives and sisters of several LTTE surrendees are demanding that they be reunited with their family members, four years after the war
Senior referee and former head of the Sri Lanka Rugby Referees Association, Dilory Fernando has decided to quit the game completely due to the increased political interferences in the game.
First Son and parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa has set up a rugby team for Hambantota called the Hambantota Sharks to play A Division rugby.
The mother of a student who died after being gang-raped on a bus in Delhi came face to face with her alleged attackers for the first time and broke down in tears, pleading: “Please bring justice for my daughter.”
India has told Sri Lanka not to dilute the autonomous powers granted to its Tamil-majority northern province ahead of provincial elections, official sources said Friday.
Thousands of unregistered Rohingya refugees living in the Kutupalong makeshift camp, Bangladesh, are being forcibly displaced from their homes, in an act of intimidation and abuse by the local authorities.
Politicization, loss of academic freedom and autonomy are grave threats faced by the university community currently. The latest victim of this malaise is Mr Anuruddha Pradeep, Probationary Lecturer from the Department of Political Science, Sri Jayawardenapura University. Mr Anuruddha Pradeep has been an outspoken critique of current government policy on education.
May 19 will mark the 4th anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka’s three decade long civil war, but with absence of a joint commemoration to remember all who lost their lives in it as recommended by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).