Day: 20 August 2018

War-affected women with disabilities cry for recognition

http://www.ft.lk/opinion/War-affected-women-with-disabilities-cry-for-recognition/14-660820 By Shanika Sriyananda The LTTE cadres were at their doorstep that night, to recruit one member from the family to fight against the on-going military thrust that was progressing rapidly towards Mullaitivu in 2008. They were eyeing to drag Devi Selvaraja’s (not her real name) elder sister’s husband, the sole breadwinner of the family, …

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Sri Lanka and the culture of impunity: human rights challenges

http://www.lse.ac.uk/humanRights/events/2013/SriLanka.aspx Sri Lanka and the culture of impunity: human rights challenges in a post-war and post-conflict environment 20 June 2013 Speakers: Dr Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu; Asanga Welikala; Uvindu Kurukulasuriya  Chair: Professor Chetan Bhatt, Centre for the study of Human Rights, London School of Economics Audio recording (you may have to scroll down a bit once you get there)  Sri …

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Penneys to “walk the talk” to raise funds to provide engine boats & nets to fishing families affected by the war in the North and East

Dear friend, I am sure you would remember the email I sent you on the above matter. Mr & Mrs Penney will be walking 55km on 25th August to raise funds to assist the IDP fishing families in the north and east of Sri Lanka to restart their lives after many years of displacement. They have almost reached …

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