Day: 9 January 2021

Removal of war monument at Jaffna Uni.; UGC Chairman says peace monuments needed

University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Senior Professor Sampath Amaratunga said the removal of war monument at the Jaffna University was timely and that the country needed peace monuments instead of war monuments. Clarifying on the incident, the Professor said the monument had been expanded over the years and that it could act as an obstacle …

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Tamil Nadu Leaders Slam Demolition Of Mullivaikkal Memorial In Sri Lanka

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi KPalaniswami said the demolition has pushed Tamils across the world into “grief” and blamed the Sri Lankan government for bringing it down. Chennai:  Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, his deputy O Panneerselvam and DMK President MK Stalin among others on Saturday slammed the reported demolition of a memorial …

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U.S. charges three Sri Lankans over role in 2019 Easter Sunday attacks

The Justice Department of the United States announced Friday (January 08) that three Sri Lankan citizens were charged with terrorism offenses, including conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization (ISIS).  The department said three men in question were part of a group of ISIS supporters which called itself ‘ISIS in Sri …

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Sri Lanka’s Disgrace, Trump’s Worst Hurrah, And Biden’s Finest Hour

By Rajan Philips – Rajan Philips For today’s column I was planning on writing on the ‘use and abuse of science in politics,’ both generally about the tortuous relationship the two have been having throughout the world in this pandemic year, and more specifically about what seems to be becoming the political abuse of science in Sri …

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Govt Destroys Mullivaikal Student Monument Under Cover Of Darkness

Students staged a sit in outside the campus gates overnight on Friday after authorities demolished a monument dedicated to the victims of Mullivaikal, the final theatre of battle in the civil war, where thousands of civilians perished in May 2019. STF troops were brought in to guard the campus gates after the demonstration began. STF …

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Lankan-born Dr. Kanagasundrem awarded MBE

Dr. Shikandhini Kanagasundrem (known by her maiden/professional name Dr. ‘Shico’ Visuvanathan), has been recognised in the Queen’s 2021 New Year Honours list with an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire), for outstanding services in Microbiology and Infection Prevention and Control, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic in the U.K.  http://static.ft.lk/assets/uploads/image_99a0ef9237.jpg Dr. Kanagasundrem has …

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Tamil Rights Group Condemns the Government of Sri Lanka’s Latest Attempt to Erase Tamil Heritage on the Island

Markham, Canada – Tamil Rights Group (TRG) condemns the Government of Sri Lanka’s latest attempt to erase Tamil heritage and calls upon the Government of Canada to do more to hold Sri Lanka accountable for its ongoing genocide against ethnic Tamils on the island. On January 8, 2021, Sri Lankan security forces comprising of police, military …

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