The 200 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees stranded in West Africa are enduring miserable conditions in Togo, the BBC reported.
They say they are living on meagre rations and face the prospect of imminent deportation home.
The refugees say they are being detained by the army in an open sports stadium
In a human smuggling operation gone sour, around 200 Sri Lankan refugee claimants hoping to come to Canada are stranded in West Africa, the BBC reported
The BBC reports that 200 Sri Lankans travelled through India and Ethiopia before a smuggler abandoned them in Togo instead
Two hundred Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka are stranded in West Africa, BBC reports, after the human smuggling ring they hired to bring them to Canada marooned them in Togo. The BBC says the contingent travelled by ship from Sri Lanka to India, then on to Ethiopia before flying to Togo
“Undercover Princes”: If the title makes you think of dashing Hohenzollerns trading secrets in romantic locales, think again.
For one thing, the reality dating series of this title, beginning on Tuesday on TLC, is set not in Venice or Gstaad or even London but in the chip shops and seaside pubs of Brighton, England, which looks ...
Pre-premiere of ‘Silenced Voices – Tales of Sri Lankan Journalists in Exile’ and panel debate
The Fritt Ord Foundation invites the public to a debate and film screening of Silenced Voices – Tales of Sri Lankan Journalists in Exile on Thursday 9 February 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Vika Cinema (Vika 2) in Oslo. There will be ...
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BBC: At least 31 people have been injured in clashes between guards and rioting inmates at Welikada prison yesterday. Most of the injured are prisoners who were shot by guards. Police deny claims that three inmates were killed. Several buildings were set alight in the remand wing of Colombo’
Sri Lanka has reportedly ordered 161 foreign Muslim preachers to leave the country for flouting visa regulations. A senior immigration official was quoted as saying that the clerics had no right to preach in mosques because they had arrived on tourist visas, BBC reports. .
It’s December 2010, and two young law students are sitting for their exam.
The one is in a hall full of students, who are being monitored closely by the examiner to make sure they’re following the rules: no phones, no electronic devices, no
The other, meanwhile is taken to a private air conditioned room with a computer ...
By Tisaranee Gunasekara “Nothing is closer to the law of the jungle than a system of distorted laws and procedures” Haaretz Editorial (2.1.2012) President Rajapaksa won the Eelam War, with the help of countless others (including the imprisoned Gen. Fonseka). In fairytales, the hero who saves a country from some deadly peril is rewarded with ...
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The Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover’s sensational new SUV – a car that won 34 international awards in the three months after its first production model came off the line in September 2011 – has arrived in Sri Lanka. The smallest, lightest, most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever produced, the Evoque has been described as ‘one ...
Below is an interview with Ambassador Dayan Jayatilleke published in the French Diplomatic Review – La Lettre Diplomatique (The Diplomatic Letter)
Two years after the end of a three decades conflict, the lifting of the emergency rule in late August 2011 confirmed the beginning of a new era for Sri Lanka. With the recent discovery of ...
(Srilankamirror) - Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has denied the Sri Lankan government was under pressure from India to devolve more powers to the provinces.
"No no no no, there was no pressure. Neither India nor other country can dictate how our country is governed," he has said.
Mr. de Silva, who is heading the SLFP delegation to talks with the TNA, was responding to a question...
The head of a UK charity that sent a consignment of wheelchairs to Sri Lanka has condemned the decision to impose customs duties of over $8,000 (£5,180), the BBC reported.
Peter Thompson, of the Yorkshire-based PhysioNet charity, said the shipment for Tamil war victims
“…by clever and persevering use of propaganda, even heaven can be represented as hell to the people, and conversely the most wretched life as paradise”. Hitler (Mein Kampf) By Tisaranee Gunasekara Impunity is illimitable. If the law was allowed to take its normal course after the Kolonnawa mini-war, the Christmas Eve murder of a ...
The head of a UK charity has condemned the imposing of a customs duty of over US$ 8000 for a consignment of wheel chairs that were sent to Sri Lanka for war victims, the BBC website reported.
Peter Thompson, of the Yorkshire-based PhysioNet charity, said the shipment for war victims
More than 26,000 displaced people are yet to be allowed to resettle in their ancestral lands occupied by high security zones (HSZ) in Jaffna, according to Sri Lanka's main Tamil political party, the BBC reported.
The BBC reported that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has submitted a report
Tributes have been paid to a "committed" Red Cross worker who died after being attacked on Christmas Day while on holiday, the Press Association reported
Khuram Shaikh, 32, from Manchester, a physiotherapist working for the International Red Cross in the Middle East, was killed in the tourist resort of Tangalle, about 100 miles south of the capital Colombo.
Unmarried Mr Shaikh was t...
The Tamil hit song ‘Kolaveri di’ has become a hit in India and Sri Lanka thanks to its catchy beat and words. Now a Sri Lankan born British singer Arjun Coomaraswamy has released an English remix of the track in London and it has reached almost 2 million hits on YouTube. The English version of ...
A British man killed on holiday in Sri Lanka has been described as a “committed” Red Cross worker.
Khuram Shaikh, 32, from Manchester, was a physiotherapist working for the International Red Cross in Gaza.
He died early on December 25 after an attack on him and a colleague in the tourist resort of Tangalle. Four people have ...
(Srilankamirror) - Upali Dharmadasa, the main contender for the presidency of Sri Lanka Cricket has said that he was confident of taking the cash-strapped body back on track if he wins the elections on January 03.
He has told BBC Sandeshaya that the main reason for the SLC to be “
Sydney Morning HeraldSri Lanka president declared poll victorFinancial TimesMahinda Rajapaksa, the Sri Lankan president, was on Wednesday declared the winner of a second six-year term in the country's first ...World Agenda: troop movements ruined Sri Lanka's reputation, observers claimTimes OnlineSri Lanka's Fonseka seeks fresh pollAFPBeaten Sri Lankan general considers asylum in Austr...
BBC NewsSri Lankan leg spinner Malinga Bandara signs for KentBBC NewsKent have signed Sri Lankan leg-spinner Malinga Bandara as an overseas player for the second half of next season. Bandara, 30, is due to arrive in mid to ...and more »
Robert O. Blake, Jr. Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Washington, DC February 22, 2010 ~ Interview With BBC World News ~ BBC: What is the American view of what is taking place in Sri Lanka? Live...
Defeated Sri Lankan presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka - currently detained in military custody - is to stand in April’s parliamentary polls.
Party sources told the BBC that he would lead a new opposition alliance.
Sri Lanka’s authorities have meanwhile announced a raft