Day: 17 May 2016

Jaffna university students to commemorate “massacre” of TamilS

Jaffna university students are to commemorate the “massacre” of Tamils in 2009 at a ceremony to be staged outside the university tomorrow. The Jaffna university student’s union has invited the public to attend the ceremony tomorrow morning. In a public notice, the Jaffna university student’s union says the death of hundreds of Tamils during the final …

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Australia ‘talking rubbish’ about breaking people smugglers’ business model, lawyer says

RELATED STORY: ‘We just wanted to wave, say hello’: Cocos Islanders say boat arrivals flown away RELATED STORY: Sri Lankan would-be migrants returned by Australia ‘may be’ in detention MAP: Sri Lanka A human rights and refugee lawyer in Sri Lanka has accused Australia of breaching international obligations over the recent return of a group …

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar holds talks with Maithripala and Mahinda

Humanitarian, spiritual leader, ambassador of peace and the founder of the Art of Living Foundation, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, had talks with President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who is on a visit to Sri Lanka, also met several other politicians in Colombo. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar arrived in …

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Healing the wounds of war in Sri Lanka

Does political stability have an effect on the plight of refugees? If a country has been plagued by decades of infighting, can political stability increase the prospects for reconciliation and a lasting peace? Sri Lanka is witnessing a complex, transformative era in politics — President Maithripala Sirisena’s victory in January last year, coupled with the …

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Sri Lanka moving ahead with Panama Papers probe, says minister

May 17, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s government is following up on the Panama Papers leaks and has requested for an official list from authorities in Panama, State Minister for National Policies and Economic Affairs Niroshan Perera said. “Central Bank Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has contacted authorities in Panama to obtain an official list,” Perera …

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