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By Tisaranee Gunasekara “And appetite, an universal wolf, So doubly seconded with will and power, Must make perforce an universal prey….” — Shakespeare, Troilus And Cressida Impunity is to a country what cancer is to a body; it creeps in unnoticed and spreads with gathering-speed, inexorably annihilating everything healthy and functional in its path. Impunity never completely spares any...

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[Click to see more] Reuters: One third of staple rice crop at risk of loss * Supply shock could cause inflation spike By Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO, Jan 13 (Reuters) - The death toll from flooding across...

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Tribute to Lasantha Wickrematunge on Second Death Anniversary By Sunalie Ratnayake A recollection of facts Two elongated years have come into conclusion, precisely as of today (January 8, 2011), since the incongruously horrendous cold-blooded murder of one of the most...

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By Charles Haviland BBC News, Colombo As the people of Sri Lanka grapple with the rising cost of everyday living, the country's huge army has started buying up vegetables from producers. It is then selling them on at fixed prices...

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By Kalana Senaratne Dr. Gunadasa Amarasekera, President of the Patriotic National Movement (PNM), recently leveled a serious accusation against the LLRC. In an unexpected manner, this has caused some embarrassment, I believe, to both Dr. Amarasekera and Prof. GL Peiris, Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs. The reason for this embarrassment is a peculiar one; for it is not only the n...

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'Fear still prevails' in Jaffna By Charles Haviland BBC news, Colombo Reports from the main city of northern Sri Lanka, Jaffna, say people there are living in fear because of a current series of killings, abductions and robberies. Among those...

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The BBC has been banned for a third time from covering an official panel's investigation into the final phase of the Sri Lankan civil war

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Dec 30, Galle: Sri Lankan authorities have prevented several Sri Lankan journalists and a BBC correspondent from covering the sessions of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) at the Boosa detention camp in Galle.

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The BBC is banned for the third time from covering an official panel's investigation into the final phase of the Sri Lankan civil war.

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Dec 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka today rejected a BBC report that said the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) appointed by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa is pro-LTTE.

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Sri Lankan Ministry of External Affairs today refuted a BBC Sandesaya report about the Sri Lankan LLRC Commission. The...

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Legal limbo Tamils beg for mercy or trial By Swaminathan Natarajan BBC Tamil Hundreds of Tamils detained for years on charges of helping the Tamil Tigers have asked Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to show mercy or grant them a...

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COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka denied on Monday plans to outlaw the singing of the national anthem in Tamil after the main minority party raised strong objections to the mooted ban. The status quo will remain, said public administration minister...

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Organisers of a meeting on Sri Lanka in the House of Commons deny charges that it was a conspiracy against the Sri Lankan government. ‘There was no plot hatched,’ convener of the meeting, former mayor of Medway Dai Liyanage told BBC.

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By Chakravarthy The snake is dead. This is what the authorities have been emphasizing from May 17, 2009 and we believe so without any reservation. Road check posts are removed in many places and identity card is asked for randomly...

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by Dr.Dayan Jayatilleka "A social group dominates antagonistic groups, which it tends to ‘liquidate’ or to subjugate perhaps even by armed force; it leads kindred and allied groups.” - Gramsci The massive WikiLeaks detonation took place in the wake of a significant conjunction of events for Sri Lanka. That was the celebration of Mahaveera day by the Diaspora Tamils and the visit to Jaff...

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By Dushy Ranetunge Wimal Weerawansa, who survived a fast on to death outside the UN compound in Buller’s Road, amidst voodoo style devil dancing, has accused the Sri Lankan High Commission in London of failing in their duty to warn...

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The International Media have said that with the budget the Sri Lankan Government has launched a programme to utilize the benefits of peace for economic development. The International Media has made this observation while reporting on the budget presented by the President in Parliament yesterday. The Wall Street Journal in the US says that with ...

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Colombo, Nov 15 : Sri Lanka has reportedly granted permission to the BBC to cover the proceedings of a government-appointed war commission.

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Sri Lanka reverses a decision to block the BBC from travelling to the city of Jaffna to attend public hearings of a commission looking into the civil war.

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Health authorities in northern Sri Lanka have reportedly appealed for more doctors to work in the Jaffna peninsula due to a shortage of doctors in the area even following the end of the war. The Health Ministry has said it has agreed to transfer doctors who are presently serving in hospitals in the south and ...

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Nov 13, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has given permission to the BBC news service to cover the hearings of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) now being conducted in Jaffna.

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The Sri Lankan government has again blocked BBC News from travelling to the north to attend public hearings of a commission looking into the country's civil war

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The Sri Lankan government again blocks BBC News from travelling to the northern city of Jaffna to attend public hearings of a commission looking into the civil war.

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would be one of this century's defining partnerships, the BBC reported. The other permanent ...

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by Dushy Ranetunge in London There has been considerable publicity given by the Hindu and Hindustan Times, the BBC etc to an incident at the Jaffna Library last week perpetrated by Sinhala vandals against a sensitive icon of Tamil culture....

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By Dr. S. Narapalasingam The current moves of the powerful government in post-war Sri Lanka are mainly for sustaining the wartime military strength, preventing the resurrection of the smashed LTTE and developing the infrastructures, notably the roads and rail network,...

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By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya The External Affairs ministry has just issued a statement (Fri. Nov 5) indicating that President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s visit to London, in response to an invitation to address the Oxford Union, has been postponed “to a more suitable...

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Labor Minister Gamini Lokuge has denied allegations leveled against Sri Lanka by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). He has said the government has honored all it’s commitments on labor conventions ratified by the government of Sri Lanka. Responding to allegations made by the ITUC, Minister Lokuge has been quoted in the media that when ...

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By Lee Yu Kyung It seems no one bothers about “them” in Sri Lanka. No lawyer or rights groups in the country dare to talk of “their” basic rights. Do they deserve to be abandoned or “disappeared”? Alleged former members...

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