UK demands full implementation of Geneva Resolutions on Lanka Says US pullout from Geneva body irrelevant

The UK government has again dismissed Lord Naseby’s call to terminate Geneva Resolution 30/1 in 2015 and Resolution 34/1 in 2017 on the basis that the then President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government didn’t perpetrate war crimes as alleged by the UN. Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Con) on Wednesday (Feb. […]

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It was only in 1833 after the Colebrooke reforms of 1832 that pre-dominantly Tamil territories were integrated into a unified Ceylon. Until then they were administered separately.

Seventy Years Of Independence and the Tamils of Sri Lanka It was only in 1833 after the Colebrooke reforms of 1832 that pre-dominantly Tamil territories were integrated into a unified Ceylon. Until then they were administered separately. by D.B.S.Jeyaraj (This article published to denote the 70th anniversary of Ceylon/Sri Lanka’s independence from British rule is […]

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It was only in 1833 after the Colebrooke reforms of 1832 that pre-dominantly Tamil territories were integrated into a unified Ceylon. Until then they were administered separately.

Seventy Years Of Independence and the Tamils of Sri Lanka It was only in 1833 after the Colebrooke reforms of 1832 that pre-dominantly Tamil territories were integrated into a unified Ceylon. Until then they were administered separately. by D.B.S.Jeyaraj (This article published to denote the 70th anniversary of Ceylon/Sri Lanka’s independence from British rule is […]

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Military parades across Tamil homeland as Sri Lanka marks Independence Day, while Tamils protest

PEARL’s News Update 07 February 2019NEWS Military parades across Tamil homeland as Sri Lanka marks Independence Day, while Tamils protestThe military parades come as Tamils across the North-East, and in the diaspora around the world, marked Sri Lanka’s Independence Day as a ‘black day’ for Tamils on the island. Protests took place across several districts, with students at Jaffna […]

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Long Read: Why has Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice process failed to deliver?

Long Read: Why has Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice process failed to deliver? After persistent allegations of mass atrocities committed during the long running civil war, a new Sri Lankan Government in 2015 pledged to the international community that it would establish an ambitious reform and transitional justice programme. Four years later, many victims in the […]

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Independence Day, a ‘black day’ for Tamils ​​and tea pickers

On Monday, Sri Lanka celebrated the 71st anniversary of independence from British rule. President Sirisena admits delays in economic development. Tamils ​​complain of continuing persecution even after the civil war ended. Plantation workers demand higher wages. Colombo (AsiaNews) – On the day that Sri Lanka marked the 71st anniversary of its independence from British colonial […]

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PM, Vasu clash over US ship

By Saman Indrajith An argument broke out between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and UPFA MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara in Parliament yesterday over providing logistical support to the US navy ships operating in the Indian Ocean. The UPFA MP raised a question on an agreement signed between Sri Lanka and the US Embassy in 2018, but the […]

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A Day in Saraswathi’s Life (VIDEO)

38-year-old Saraswathi wakes at 5.30 am to send her children to school before she heads to work.  In this video, produced by Selvaraja Rajasegar of Maatram, she readies her children for school, in doing so addressing issues highlighting the obstacles to education that the Malaiyaha Tamil community is faced with.  Parents often find it difficult to provide the meals required […]

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