11th May 2018

Ex-Harrow Mayor enjoys Rayners Lane elections

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Cllr Krishna Suresh, former of Mayor of Harrow and … – Harrow Times www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/16217707.Councillor_celebrates____historic____result/ 18 hours ago – The former Mayor of Harrow has expressed his delight at “making history” as another Labour councillor joined his ward to turn it completely red… Ex-Harrow Mayor enjoys Rayners Lane elections | This Is Local London www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/…/16217707.Councillor_celebrates____historic____res… 16 hours ago – Cllr Krishna Suresh, former of Mayor of Harrow and Rayners Lane representative … expressed his delight at “making history” as another Labour councillor joined …

Sri Lanka: Abduction Island – The conflict is now over, but …

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Sri Lanka: Abduction Island | Human Rights | Al Jazeera https://www.aljazeera.com/…/05/sri-lanka-abduction-island-180510041107399.html  1 day ago – Once a weapon of war, abductions are still happening in Sri Lanka. Is there justice for the nation’s disappeared? Sri Lanka: Abduction island | 101 East – YouTube ▶ 26:01 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NahhMUGnkjE&vl=en 23 hours ago – Uploaded by Al Jazeera English Sri Lanka has used abductions as a way to instil fear since the days of civil war. The conflict is now over, but …

120 million had been allocated for the rehabilitation of Buddhist temples and monasteries in the Trincomalee District

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KANDY – A sum of Rupees 120 million from Sri Dalada Maligawa funds had been allocated for the rehabilitation the Buddhist temples and monasteries in the Trincomalee District, destroyed during the war, Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela said on Tuesday (08). Dela said so, at a ceremony to mark the handing over of more than Rs. 30 million to about 40 temples and monasteries in the Trincomalee District in the Divisional Secretariat divisions of Gomarankadawala and Seruwawila on Tuesday (08). Anunayake Theras of Malwatte and Asgiriya most venerable Dimbulkumbure Sri Wimaladhamma and Wendauwe Sri Upali Theras respectively presided over the event at Gomarankadawala Ranpokunugama Vihare and Seruwavila Mangala Maha Vihare. Diyawadana Nilame Dela told the meetings that the project for rehabilitating Damulu temples in the North and East had […]

Beginning of devolution

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Dr Vickramabahu Karunaratne Some Polpotian Marxists repeat ‘This is a new, a new situation, and a new and higher level of struggle left behind by neo liberalism and new priorities corresponded to it. Globally the bourgeois-democratic stage had passed, and with it the formal legal demand for national self-determination – characteristic of this stage – lost its former significance. Hence the slogan ‘overthrow the rule of the bourgeoisie on a world scale and set up the international dictatorship of the proletariat’ became the immediate practical slogan. Therefore, the concentration on national democratic tasks is outdated. This means that national self-determination lost all significance.’ So Polpotian Marxists in Lanka are preparing an immediate red revolution that could replace all democracy slogans with the ‘self-determination of the […]

We need the Accord, we need to ensure that the ‘spirit’ of the Accord is implemented and India must do its duty to ensure the same

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By N Sathiya Moorthy It is sad that 40 years after it was signed to end the ethnic strife in Sri Lanka and a decade after the conclusion of the ‘ethnic war’, someone still should have to talk about the Rajiv Gandhi -Jayewardene Accord of 1987, whose aim was to end the strife and de-escalate the war for good. What instead the nation and the neighbourhood witnessed was an unstoppable, no-holds-barred LTTE war. “Our journey continues, we need the Accord, we need to ensure that the ‘spirit’ of the Accord is implemented and India must do its duty to ensure the same. It is India’s duty and India cannot get away from that duty,” The Hindu quoted Sri Lanka’s Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R […]

New Delhi is NOT going to exert much pressure on Colombo with regard to the implementation of the 13th Amendment

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A perspective on the recently launched Or Inapprachinaiyum Or Oppandhamum (An Ethnic Conflict and An Accord) by journalist T. Ramakrishnan, former correspondent in Colombo for The Hindu newspaper The much-maligned Indo-Lanka Peace Accord of 1987 is back in public focus, courtesy T. Ramakrishnan’s book Or Inapprachinaiyum Or Oppandhamum (An Ethnic Conflict and An Accord), introduced at an event at the Colombo Tamil Sangam, recently. Ramakrishnan, a senior Indian journalist and an associate editor of the The Hindu, had engagements in Kandy and Jaffna promoting his book before the Colombo event. In the run-up to the event, some journalists asked this writer whether there was any interest among the Sri Lankans about the Accord at all. The answer was pretty much in evidence at the Tamil […]