12th June 2017

Former war-affected Mullivaikkal Tamil youngsters help the Sinhalese.

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Calamities unite people. In a world dominated by social media networks, the unity to help more people is more apparent than it was before. Over 200 lives were lost and thousands were displaced a few days ago due to incessant rains which resulted in floods and landslides in several parts of the country. People once again united to help the victims. Help arrived from all corners of the island. But what is more touching is when a group of youngsters from the former war-affected Mullivaikkal volunteered to collect money to be sent to those affected in the South. These youngsters, who belong to the Society for Co-Existence in Mullivaikkal in Mullaitivu, went from house to house to collect some money to help their brothers and […]

36th Anniversary of burning of Jaffna Library by government thugs and police.

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By Manekshaw The 36th anniversary of burning of the Jaffna Public Library was commemorated at the library building which has been now refurbished with new book shelves containing even a vast collection of books of Communist stalwart and Minister late Pieter Keuneman donated to it after his death in January 1997. Pieter Keuneman was one of the intellectually sound politicians with the broader outlook in the South saddened over the destruction caused to the Jaffna library and it was his last wish that his collection of books should be donated to it after his death. So, in the backdrop of the 36th anniversary of Jaffna Public Library going in flames, it is important to remember another institution, the Eelanadu newspaper which was founded in 1959 […]

Sri Lanka to say ‘enough is enough’? No, never!

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BY GAGANI WEERAKOON UNITED KINGDOM With back to back terror attacks rocking London and Manchester, British Prime Minister Theresa May called that time has come to say ‘enough is enough’.Britain came under three terrorist attacks in the last three months. Premier May said that as terrorism breeds terrorism and perpetrators are inspired to attack, not only on the basis of carefully constructed plots after years of planning and training, and not even as lone attackers radicalized online, but by copying one another and often using the crudest of means of attack. “We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are. Things need to change and they need to change in four important ways. “First, while the recent attacks are not connected […]

Sri Lankan girls secretly auctioned in slavery market!

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The revelation that Lankan maids are being secretly auctioned into modern slavery has tarnished the Island nation’s image as well as the reputation of Lankan women at large. Apart from the large number of professionals and skilled workers gaining employment in Middle East countries in the past several decades, Lankan maids have also found jobs in Arab countries, in a big way, remitting home an estimated US $ 7,241.5 million (LKR 1,054.5 billon), thus being the single largest foreign exchange earner. However, the revelation made by Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Employment, W.J. Vithanage, to Ceylon Today, on the secret auctioning of Lankan maids, by dubious foreign and local handlers, together with middlemen, has clearly indicated that a well-organized mafia network is exploiting Lankan […]

Unsolved murder in broad daylight of Batticaloa journalist Aiyathurai Nadesan

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by D.B.S.Jeyaraj Aiyathurai Nadesan Jaffna District MP, Mathiaparanam Abraham Sumanthiran waxed eloquent during the course of the adjournment debate in Parliament on June 6th 2017. M. A. Sumanthiran who is also the official spokesperson of the Tamil National Alliance(TNA) and its premier constituent, the Ilankai Thamil Arasuk Katchi (ITAK) emphasised that they stood “for a country that is not divided, a country in which all the peoples will be proud of their equal status to live without discrimination or fear”. Speaking further Sumanthiran lamented the fact that there was much discrimination along ethnic lines in many spheres in the country. He pointed out that there was discrimination even in the matter of taking action to ensure justice for journalists victimised in the past. The TNA […]