Minding the business of elders’ care

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By Nirasha Piyawadani, in Yunnan, China. Franchised facilities for the aged,  and state sponsored or subsidized facilities are increasingly popular in China among the elderly,...

Girl from Sri Lanka with Down syndrome reunited with family

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A nine-year-old Sri Lankan girl denied an Australian visa because she has Down syndrome has been reunited with her family in Western Australia. Eliza Fonseka's...

One year after Bloody Easter: Forgive but don’t forget

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By B. Mohan The sound of church bells filled the air at 8.40 a.m. on Tuesday 21 April 2020, and two minutes of silence followed...

A port town’s story of myopic vision and fading development

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By Meera Srinivasan “One job per family” is what Sri Lankan authorities promised families like that of Y.B. Henry while taking over their land in 2009...

Rebuilding lives and homes shattered by war

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By GEETA ANAND and DHARISHA BASTIANS KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka — On a small wooden table at the doorway to this bright-turquoise house in Kilinochchi, the...

Guns and grouses

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JAFFNA, Sri Lanka: After her release from a rehabilitation camp for former Tamil Tigers fighters in 2011, one former member of the women-only Malathi Brigade...

Trying to rebuild their homes, and lives

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It is nearly two months since the Sri Lankan army returned V. Yogeswaran’s land and house in Palai Veemankamam, about 15 km from Jaffna....

‘My ambition is to be a voice for those who don’t or can’t speak...

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Oslo City Hall seems a fitting place to meet Khamshajiny Gunaratnam for the first time. This grand 20th-century building hosts the Nobel Peace Prize...

Central Bank bombing: 21 years later

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by Ashanthi Warunasuriya   One of the deadliest attacks carried out in Colombo during the 30 year war was the bombing of the Central Bank. On...

Bereaved Povlsens greet ‘miracle’ twins after Sri Lanka bomb tragedy

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Danish businessman Anders Holch Povlsen and his wife Anne are celebrating the birth of twin girls – less than a year after they tragically...