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Sri Lanka’s Chinese connection: beyond bribes and debts
[ Asia Times ] [ 16 Jul 2018 08:45 GMT ]

A military victory for one side without a political strategy to address the grievances of the Tamil people was unlikely to produce a lasting solution. [Full Story]

Ceat inks pact with Tamil Nadu for 4,000-crore greenfield tyre unit
[ BusinessLine ] [ 15 Jul 2018 01:55 GMT ]

With Ceat’s proposed investments, Tamil Nadu houses manufacturing units of almost all major tyre makers in the country. [Full Story]

Sri Lanka: excavations at mass grave
[ Intl Commission on Missing Persons ] [ 14 Jul 2018 00:05 GMT ]

Anti-disappearance activists and local human rights lawyers believe the grave contains bodies of Tamils allegedly abducted, tortured and killed. [Full Story]

Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights
[ Reliefweb ] [ 13 Jul 2018 02:45 GMT ]

Sri Lanka was trying to safeguard the dominance given to Buddhists and was neglecting the rights of Tamils. [Full Story]

Tamil Diaspora Stands in Solidarity with Tamil Families of the Disappeared
[ Tamil Guardian ] [ 12 Jul 2018 01:05 GMT ]

Hundreds attended protests in their respective cities and supported the call for international pressure onto the Sri Lankan government to meet the Families’ demands. [Full Story]

Kongu epic now Tamil lesson for kids in Canada
[ Times of India ] [ 11 Jul 2018 00:45 GMT ]

An adjunct professor of anthropology at the University of Toronto, Beck realized the epic with its social and cultural implications would be an apt as a lesson for young Tamil speaking students in Toronto. [Full Story]

When Humanitarian Response Facilitates State Abuses: A review of the humanitarian response to IDP detention in Sri Lanka, 2009
[ Field View ] [ 10 Jul 2018 03:44 GMT ]

These detention camps were funded, created and maintained almost entirely by international humanitarian assistance. [Full Report]

An empty Lankan airport holds promise for India
[ The Asian Age ] [ 09 Jul 2018 02:23 GMT ]

Five years on, they are still waiting for someone to check in. [Full Story]

Time to heal Sri Lanka's wounds
[ UCA News ] [ 08 Jul 2018 01:55 GMT ]

Despite fine words and promises from political leaders, peace and reconciliation remain as elusive as ever. [Full Story]

The Government Sponsored, Institutionalised and Systematic Programs Against the Tamils of Sri Lanka
[ Academia ] [ 07 Jul 2018 02:08 GMT ]

The collective wishes of the Tamil people to manage their political, social, economic and cultural affairs are denied to them and their attempts to emerge from the effects of the war are being deliberately impeded. [Full Story]

Debut Stories Trace the Aftershocks of the Sri Lankan Civil War
[ New York Times ] [ 06 Jul 2018 04:35 GMT ]

Across decades and continents, her characters are haunted by catastrophic violence, their emotional scars passed from one generation to the next. [Full Story]

State ordered to grant Tamil man refugee status
[ NHK WORLD-JAPAN ] [ 05 Jul 2018 14:24 GMT ]

Presiding Judge Chieko Shimizu noted that even after the civil war, minority Tamils face the risk of detention and torture. [Full Story]

Losing Santhia. The death of a Tiger and the fate of a nation, part one
[ Red Flag ] [ 04 Jul 2018 23:39 GMT ]

Across Tamil Eelam in the north and east of Sri Lanka, in south and south-east Asian refugee camps and communities and in the diaspora, Tamil activists are in political disarray. [Full Story]

In multi-ethnic Malaysia, PM Mahathir tells young to forget race and be 'pure Malaysian'
[ Channel News Asia ] [ 03 Jul 2018 02:35 GMT ]

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad wants Malaysia's young citizens to forget racial origins and think of themselves as 'pure Malaysians'. [Full Story]

At land’s end, remains of a revolution
[ The Times of India ] [ 02 Jul 2018 05:11 GMT ]

Bordered by the blue sea, the fishing village with its unpretentious houses and uncluttered routine had a slice of Sri Lanka’s Tamil Eelam war buried on its shores. [Full Story]

Over 60,000 People Disappeared; Here Are the Families Trying to Find Them
[ The Slot - Jezebel ] [ 01 Jul 2018 23:57 GMT ]

After the war ended in 2009, thousands of Tamil fighters surrendered but were never returned to their families, as well as children and civilians who were taken by the government. [Full Story]

500 days of protest. Tell the government of Sri Lanka: 'enough is enough'
[ The Sri Lanka Campaign ] [ 30 Jun 2018 02:06 GMT ]

The protestors are seeking answers as to the fate and whereabouts of their loved ones, many of whom were ‘disappeared’ during the war, including after being taken into custody. [Full Story]

Tamil Nadu government to create Tamil Chairs in top global universities
[ The New Indian Express ] [ 29 Jun 2018 04:32 GMT ]

After contributing generously for the creation of a Tamil Chair in Harvard University, the Tamil Nadu government has now decided to set up a Tamil Chair in renowned universities across the globe. [Full Story]

Group pledges $3-million to U of T for chair in Tamil studies
[ University of Toronto ] [ 28 Jun 2018 02:50 GMT ]

Tamil is one of the world’s oldest and longest-surviving languages, and is spoken by more than 80 million people around the world. [Full Story]

How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port
[ The New York Times ] [ 27 Jun 2018 3:09 GMT ]

The relationship between China and Sri Lanka had long been amicable, with Sri Lanka an early recognizer of Mao’s Communist government after the Chinese Revolution. [Full Story]

Sri Lanka: Deplorable threats against human rights defender
[ Amnesty International ] [ 26 Jun 2018 14:01 GMT ]

Under international human rights laws and standards, states have the obligation do all that can be reasonably expected of them to protect an individual in the public sphere whose life is at risk. [Full Story]

Tamil family members win injunction to prevent deportation to Sri Lanka
[ The Guardian UK ] [ 25 Jun 2018 01:25 GMT ]

Cameron, one of many Biloela residents who has rallied behind the family, said supporters would continue to campaign for a reprieve. [Full Story]

11 Exciting Holiday Destinations In Tamil Nadu For Every Kind Of Traveller
[ NDTV ] [ 24 Jun 2018 00:42 GMT ]

From grand temples to picturesque hill stations, Tamil Nadu offers many options. [Full Story]

Time to heal Sri Lanka's wounds
[ La Croix International ] [ 23 Jun 2018 02:27 GMT ]

Anyone who spoke of peace and reconciliation was considered part of an anti-national movement sympathizing with separatist groups. [Full Story]

Justice for most of Lanka civil war victims remains elusive: US lawmaker
[ Press Trust of India ] [ 22 Jun 2018 03:07 GMT ]

This presents the United States with an opportunity to stand up for justice and the rule of law. [Full Story]

Lankan Tamil Issue Won’t Go Away From World Arena With US Quitting UNHRC
[ The Citizen ] [ 21 Jun 2018 22:40 GMT ]

'The Tamils in the UK and Canada have enough electoral clout to influence their government’s Sri Lanka policy,' [Full Story]

Human Rights Concerns in Sri Lanka
[ Foreign Affairs Committee ] [ 20 Jun 2018 21:05 GMT ]

It is imperative for Congress to exercise leadership on this issue and ensure that a country as strategically located as Sri Lanka doesn’t collapse again.' [Full Story] [Report]

Lanka Cabinet approves bill to set up an office to compensate civil war victims
[ Press Trust of India ] [ 19 Jun 2018 02:19 GMT ]

Sri Lanka is under international pressure to set up transitional justice mechanisms for the victims. [Full Story]

Sri Lankan political group cleans streets around UK
[ Harrow Times ] [ 18 Jun 2018 03:04 GMT ]

'It is the duty of each of us to keep our environment clean and avoid the use of plastics for our well-being and prosperity.' [Full Story]

Karunanidhi: Dravidian satrap who aced the game of coalition politics
[ Times of India ] [ 17 Jun 2018 01:25 GMT ]

A stage artist, script writer, speaker, organiser, poet, administrator and journalist — Karunanidhi is an extraordinarily endowed leader. [Full Story]

The Subversion Of Our Democratic Political Spaces & What It Means For Sri Lanka’s Future
[ GV ] [ 16 Jun 2018 00:08 GMT ]

The Tamil community has been left in a worse situation after the 30-year war than before and now they have no one to stand by them but themselves. [Full Story]

Whither reconciliation?
[ Deccan Herald ] [ 15 Jun 2018 03:04 GMT ]

A decade down the line, attempts to find a long-term settlement for the ethnic issue have been cosmetic, largely under pressure from the international community. [Full Story]

Kaala: India superstar Rajinikanth mixes swagger with politics
[ BBC ] [ 14 Jun 2018 00:09 GMT ]

Kaala, arguably Rajinikanth's most awaited film, makes a strong statement on discrimination based on colour, ethnicity and Dalit empowerment. [Full Story]

Threatened Sri Lankan priest wins rights prize
[ UCA News ] [ 13 Jun 2018 02:22 GMT ]

He visits police stations and army camps seeking justice, including for the loved ones of ethnic Tamils who disappeared after being taken into military custody during the nation's 1983-2009 civil war. [Full Story]

Fear of the abaya
[ The Hindu ] [ 12 Jun 2018 00:55 GMT ]

If the two minorities can’t stand in solidarity with each other, then the future of the individuals in either community would remain bleak. [Full Story]

Leave.EU donor Arron Banks 'must explain Russia link'
[ BBC ] [ 11 Jun 2018 00:30 GMT ]

Since Britain voted to leave the EU in June 2016, questions have been raised about the unofficial campaign of Leave.EU and its chief backer Mr Banks. [Full Story]

Anthony Bourdain, Renegade Chef Who Reported From the World’s Tables, Is Dead at 61
[ The New York Times ] [ 10 Jun 2018 02:33 GMT ]

His early public persona - the macho, unrepentant, drug-loving chef - evolved into that of a clear-eyed crusader for global food justice. [Full Story] [Bourdain’s Sri Lankan Food-Odyssey ]

The Plight of Widows
[ Eventbrite ] [ 09 Jun 2018 03:19 GMT ]

There are an estimated 245 million widows worldwide, with almost 50% living in poverty and suffering from social stigmatisation and economic depravation. [Full Story]

From Soldiers To Housewives: Women Who Fought As Tamil Tigers In Sri Lanka Are Forced Into Traditional Roles
[ NDTV ] [ 08 Jun 2018 02:49 GMT ]

'Dspite winning the war, we have yet to win the peace,'he said, 'and in order to do so, it is essential that we win the hearts of those in the war-affected areas.' [Full Story]

Rap offered me the freedom society didn't: Lady Kash, Singaporean Tamil-English rapper
[ The News Minute ] [ 07 Jun 2018 00:06 GMT ]

Her musical journey has taken her around the world to countries like Canada, Switzerland, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, to name a few. [Full Story]

TNA deserves a positive response
[ Observer Research Foundation ] [ 06 Jun 2018 01:59 GMT ]

The TNA will need visible and specific powers that the Tamil people are able to touch and feel in their time, if the duo want whatever votes that the TNA can muster for them in a future presidential poll. [Full Story]

Food festival review: Flavours of Sri Lanka come to Kathmandu
[ Online khabar ] [ 05 Jun 2018 00:22 GMT ]

Most five-star hotels in Kathmandu love to experiment with food by hosting numerous food festivals. [Full Story]

Nine years since Sri Lankan civil war ended in massacre of Tamils
[ World Socialist Web Site ] [ 04 Jun 2018 01:45 GMT ]

On the anniversary of this horrific massacre, we appeal to workers and youth in Sri Lanka and throughout the Indian subcontinent for their support. [Full Story]

Displaced Sri Lankans defy military to reclaim homeland
[ Aljazeera ] [ 03 Jun 2018 03:47 GMT ]

'We will persist, we will live here, and we won’t leave because this is our native land," said the WDS head. [Full Story]

King-sized game
[ The Hindu ] [ 02 Jun 2018 00:12 GMT ]

All about moves - A chess board used by the last Tamil ruler of Kingdom of Kandy in Sri Lanka Sri Vikrama Rajasingha on display at the Government Museum in Vellore. [Full Story]

37 years on - remembering the burning of the Jaffna Public Library
[ Tamil Guardian ] [ 01 Jun 2018 02:02 GMT ]

Over 95,000 unique and irreplaceable Tamil manuscripts and parchments housed within an impressive building inspired by ancient Dravidian architecture, were destroyed during the burning. [Full Story]

How Shelley's Indian 'disciple' changed copyright law
[ BBC ] [ 31 May 2018 10:15 GMT ]

Subramania Bharati, who wrote in the Tamil language, was a literary colossus. [Full Story]

For some Sri Lankan refugees, illegal boats still only way home
[ The Times of India ] [ 30 May 2018 02:32 GMT ]

'Some of the refugees said they aren’t given a timeline for repatriation by officials. Tired of waiting, they take the ferry,' [Full Story]

The grassroots movement that shut down an Indian copper plant
[ BBC ] [ 29 May 2018 11:45 GMT ]

In fact it is the fourth instance that it has had to halt operations due to incidents like gas leaks, air pollution and groundwater contamination. [Full Story]

A Novel of Sri Lanka’s Civil War, in Lush Tropical Detail
[ The New York Times ] [ 28 May 2018 00:41 GMT ]

As the story comes full circle, hope, love and history collide with an unsparing force that resonates into the contemporary world. [Full Story]

Call for justice for thousands of lost Tamils
[ UCA News ] [ 27 May 2018 01:18 GMT ]

A call has been made for May 18 each year to be recognized as Tamil Genocide Day and for the international community to ensure justice for the Sri Lankan ethnic minority. [Full Story]

An open letter to António Guterres – Sri Lanka’s troubling peacekeeping contributions
[ Transconflict ] [ 26 May 2018 01:22 GMT ]

Today we make our case in an open letter to the United Nations Secretary-General Mr António Guterres, and urge him to use the powers at his disposal to help rectify this appalling situation. [Full Story]

In Tuticorin killings, all parties find their own favourite enemy
[ The Print ] [ 25 May 2018 03:17 GMT ]

Never has Tamil Nadu seen such violence unleashed upon its people. [Full Story]

Nine years after: On ninth anniversary of the end of civil war in Sri Lanka
[ The Hindu - Editorial ] [ 24 May 2018 00:02 GMT ]

The anniversary of the civil war’s end reveals the persisting ethnic division in Sri Lanka. [Full Story]

Film on Sri Lankan Army's Tamil genocide waging war with censors
[ The New Indian Express ] [ 23 May 2018 03:41 GMT ]

It was futile to impress upon the censor board members that only facts were depicted in the film, and that it was the product of many years of research' he says. [Full Story]

Don’t Rehabilitate Sri Lanka’s Tarnished Military
[ International Policy Digest ] [ 22 May 2018 03:01 GMT ]

Pervasive militarization and the concomitant lack of accountability for past abuses has ensured that human rights violations in the country’s north and east remain widespread. [Full Story]

Two Recent Novels Offer Differing Insights into the Sri Lankan Refugee Experience
[ PopMatters ] [ 21 May 2018 01:44 GMT ]

The book is not interested in the politics of the refugee experience, but rather with the refugee's inner life, their psychological coming to grips with their situation of displacement and alienation. [Full Story]

Remembrance, Resistance and Resilience
[ Pearl ] [ 20 May 2018 02:08 GMT ]

The Tamil people remember, and resist. Nine years after the most calamitous day in Eelam Tamil history, the nation’s resilience is nothing short of remarkable. [Full Story]

Sri Lanka, Nine Years After the War
[ Human Rights Watch ] [ 19 May 2018 02:17 GMT ]

A Brutal Conflict Ended, But Questions Remain. [Full Story]

Sri Lanka: Release lists of the forcibly disappeared
[ Amnesty International ] [ 18 May 2018 00:09 GMT ]

The mass disappearance of those who surrendered at the end of the war is a clear indication of the institutionalization of the practice of enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka. [Full Story]

Tamils mark Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day as struggle for freedom continues
[ Liberation News ] [ 17 May 2018 00:01 GMT ]

Without international solidarity among the oppressed peoples of the world, there will be no liberation! [Full Story]

Tamils to remember the dead in Mullivaikkal
[ The Hindu ] [ 16 May 2018 23:12 GMT ]

The UN estimated nearly 40,000 deaths during the final phase. [Full Story]

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