A festering fisheries crisis amid cosy Indo-Lanka ties

A festering fisheries crisis amid cosy Indo-Lanka ties

🕔08:01, 28.Jan 2016

Indo-Lanka relations have not looked this strong in decades, but renewed ties hold little hope for Sri Lanka’s northern fishermen, whose livelihoods are in serious question because of their Indian counterparts. The new dynamic between the countries followed the dramatic

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Time to consign death penalty to history books

Time to consign death penalty to history books

🕔08:19, 24.Jan 2016

By Paul Godfrey The sentencing of a Sri Lankan maid in Saudi Arabia to be killed for sleeping with the wrong man was a reminder to all Sri Lankans of the terrible risks involved in having the death penalty on

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Saying goodbye to Sri Lanka and her resilient people

Saying goodbye to Sri Lanka and her resilient people

🕔23:27, 17.Jan 2016

By Subinay Nandy In my 25 years at the United Nations I have had the privilege of serving in a number of countries. In May of 2011, I arrived in Sri Lanka. Two years had passed since the end of

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Economic and financial stability in Asia is critical

Economic and financial stability in Asia is critical

🕔07:44, 14.Jan 2016

By Dr. Shamshad Akhtar Economic and financial stability in Asia is critical as we embark on the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a universal and ambitious blueprint that expands the horizons of policy making to implement the 17

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Sinhale campaign raises fresh fears

Sinhale campaign raises fresh fears

🕔10:25, 10.Jan 2016

It started with vehicles having stickers saying ‘Sinhale’ but that soon spread to walls of Muslim-owned houses in Nugegoda being spray painted with the same words. The police said they are investigating the spray painting incident and will take appropriate

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Wigneswaran faces diplomatic pressure

Wigneswaran faces diplomatic pressure

🕔10:16, 10.Jan 2016

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran is facing diplomatic pressure as he pushes ahead with the newly formed Tamil People’s Council (TPC) which consists of Tamil politicians taking a more hardline position on the Tamil issue than the Tamil National

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Need for a time-bound process

Need for a time-bound process

🕔09:03, 3.Jan 2016

The government is set to make some headway in the reconciliation process this month but the failure to set deadlines to complete the process has raised some eyebrows. The government, like the former regime, has been saying as of late

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Migrants shape a better Asia- Pacific – If we let them

Migrants shape a better Asia- Pacific – If we let them

🕔15:00, 22.Dec 2015

By Dr. Shamshad Akhtar and Ambassador William Lacy Swing   Over land, by air and by sea, the people of Asia and the Pacific are on the move – this is the finding of the forthcoming Asia-Pacific Migration Report, the

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The truth is sacred, it has to surface says Mano

The truth is sacred, it has to surface says Mano

🕔08:34, 20.Dec 2015

By Easwaran Rutnam The government has made several promises with regards to the accountability issue and is in the process of taking steps to ensure justice is served for the victims of the war.However concerns have been raised over the

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Sri Lanka must maintain progress on human rights

Sri Lanka must maintain progress on human rights

🕔07:57, 10.Dec 2015

By David Daly – Ambassador of the EU to Sri Lanka   The EU is based on the principles of democracy, the rule of law and human rights and it strives to respect the highest standards. The EU not only has a principled

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Sri Lanka lacks implementation of policies

Sri Lanka lacks implementation of policies

🕔09:42, 6.Dec 2015

By Subinay Nandy As we mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 03rd December, it is time to reflect on the plight of disabled persons in Sri Lanka in light of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development

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Asia Pacific: Response to Climate Change

Asia Pacific: Response to Climate Change

🕔12:18, 2.Dec 2015

Global leaders are gathered in Paris for the COP21 climate summit.Given Asia-Pacific’s size and its contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions, its voice and commitment are critical to achievinga comprehensive agreement on climate change. Many Asia Pacific countries are developing

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Northern issues threaten non-recurrence

Northern issues threaten non-recurrence

🕔08:46, 29.Nov 2015

By Easwaran Rutnam The inability to pay back loans, unemployment and the political prisoner issue has gripped the North ahead of the New Year. National Dialogue Minister Mano Ganesan, under who the subject of non-recurrence falls, told The Sunday Leader

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Sri Lanka moving forward on gender equality

Sri Lanka moving forward on gender equality

🕔17:20, 25.Nov 2015

Sri Lanka has made important strides in the journey towards gender equality, the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women said today. In a statement to mark the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, Dr. Rebecca

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Many talk, few offer help – Father S.J. Emmanuel

Many talk, few offer help – Father S.J. Emmanuel

🕔09:25, 22.Nov 2015

The Global Tamil Forum is one of many organizations which were listed for links with the LTTE in Sri Lanka but was de-listed by the new government. GTF leader Father S.J. Emmanuel, in an interview with Sudar Oli Editor Arun

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Justice for a Sri Lankan massacre

Justice for a Sri Lankan massacre

🕔09:01, 15.Nov 2015

By James Ross “The house has beenemptynearly 10 years,” the local aid worker told me. “No one wants to live there.” The small,one-story building is enclosed by a low cement wall on a secluded, tree-lined street off the main thoroughfare

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Unexpected political opening won’t last forever

Unexpected political opening won’t last forever

🕔08:15, 10.Nov 2015

Sri Lanka’s new government, led by President Maithripala Sirisena, has now made a range of assurances via an extensive reform agenda and is now faced with the trickier task of implementation. Elections in January (when Sirisena defeated the increasingly authoritarian

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The tide is turning, muslims cannot live cocooned

The tide is turning, muslims cannot live cocooned

🕔17:15, 8.Nov 2015

By  Mass  L.  Usuf “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”  Martin Luther King, Jr. Whenever the issue of IDPs was discussed by the Tamil

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Animals face human threat in Yala

Animals face human threat in Yala

🕔08:30, 7.Nov 2015

Yala, one of Sri Lanka’s wildlife parks but for better or for worse the most popular national park of the country and perhaps the world. Panthara padus kotiya  also know as leopard, is a part of the cat family and

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Path to reconciliation: Consulting the victims

Path to reconciliation: Consulting the victims

🕔08:45, 1.Nov 2015

The brutal and bloody war in the country saw people from all sides suffer. Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslims alike lost their loved ones to a war which many even today feel could have been avoided. Today the focus however is

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