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    Sri Lanka's Islamophobia

    As many people have heard of recently ended violence in Sri Lanka and attacks against the Sri Lankan Muslim community, I just started this thread to give more perspective on the issue. -- Since 2010, many islamaphobic websites, blogs in local language were created. Before that Buddhists in SL...
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    ‘Assistance’ or Espionage?

    Recent media reports revealing that a $13.7 million USAID programme for ‘democracy and accountability’ is to be implemented by a private US company alleged to have links to the CIA, raise several questions regarding the nature of the government’s relationship with the US. A leading newspaper...
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    Kerala IS couple visited Lanka before vanishing - Indian Media

    Fathima (Nimisha) and Eeza (Bexon Vincent), the couple from Kerala, India who have allegedly joined the Islamic State, were in Sri Lanka for over two months before disappearing, a highly-placed source told Express on Thursday, Indian Media reports. According to Indian intelligence agencies...
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    Kerala's Salafis now look for 'real Islam' in SL

    Sri Lanka has emerged as the favourite destination of a section of Malayalee Salafis who are on the pursuit of 'real Islam' and believe that scholars in Kerala lack correct understanding of the religion. At least three youths, who are suspected to have joined the Islamic State (IS), had told...
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    TN fishermen steal Sri Lanka's fish resource, but ask for compensation :D

    TN fishermen seek compensation for damaged boats Indian fishermen’s leaders and owners of the 87 fishing vessels detained by Sri Lanka, were ecstatic when they learnt that the boats were going to be released this week on the orders of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. But they are...
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    Former LTTE cadre in Sri Lanka parliament giving a speech

    After the war victory, the sri lankan government then headed by Mahinda Rajapakse gave an opportunity for former LTTE cadres to join the government and work towards rehabilitation and development of tamil people. Then LTTE cadres who even killed many Sinhala civilians were also treated well by...
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    SL Policeman shot and injured in former LTTE held area.....

    A police officer attached to the Settikulama police station was injured when he was shot at while patrolling at Ulukkkulama in Vavuniya early this morning, police said. They said four police personnel were on bicycle, patrolling when the shooting took place. The injured policeman was admitted to...
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    Origins of SL war

    The First Sinhala-Tamil Riot, 1939 Prior to about 1935, the politics of caste was more important than the politics of race, and there was little race animosity. Racial representation was begun by the British, who appointed reprentatives to the Legislative council, based on race. The Sinhalese...
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    Question for indians here, regarding Ramayana and Mahabharata

    I am keen on learning about these two epic poems. I know many indians here are knowledgeable on these epics. So please answer these questions. This is asked in good faith just to improve my knowledge 1. Do educated Hindus in India even religious ones regard these epics as just mythology or...
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    Can HRW's interpretation holding Syrian civilians a war crime be applied to Sri Lanka?

    by Shamindra Fedinando New York based Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently warned that holding of civilians could amount to a war crime. The AFP in a Beirut datelined story quoted HRW’s Middle East and North Africa Director Sarah Leah Whitson as having said that individuals and countries that...
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    U.S. strategically hides Bush-era torture to avoid UN scrutiny

    Washington, D.C. 14 March (Asiantribune.com): Afghan detainee Gul Rahman would never leave the CIA prison known as "The Salt Pit" alive. Interrogators left Rahman in his cell, reportedly "naked from the waste down," after shackling him and dousing him with cold water. In the morning, they...
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    Exposing channel 4 sri lanka war crimes

    Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields was meant to pave the way for Western powers to intervene in Sri Lanka. Last week, The Island dealt with some of the issues highlighted by the documentary produced by the British media outfit, Channel 4 News and the failure on the part of the government to counter...
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    The case of the LTTE

    |byShahzad Chaudhry Courtesy: The News Pakistan ( March 1, 2014, Islamabad, Sri Lanka Guardian ) I arrived in Sri Lanka as Pakistan’s high commissioner in September 2006. A new government of an old party under a southern rural leader, MahindaRajapakse, had just been swept into power. Seemingly...
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    US's game plan in Sri lanka and South Asia

    Media reports confirming the US's declared intention to lead a third resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in March come during a visit to the country by US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Affairs, Nisha Biswal. From Sri Lanka Biswal proceeds to...
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    IPKF in Sri Lanka

    War on terror revisited: A catastrophic heli-borne raid on Jaffna campus The IPKF never realised the battlefield capabilities of the LTTE until it launched Operation Pawan in the second week of Oct. 1987 to capture Jaffna. The IPKF leadership was confident of evicting the LTTE from Jaffna...
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    Hiroshima — war crime or not?

    Lots of the papers today are filled with news stories about the 65th anniversary of the world's first atomic bomb attack, on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. There has been much discussion of how, for the first time, a representative of the United States -- Ambassador John Roos -- decided to...
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    From Sri Lanka, questions about wars

    Florence-on-the-Elbe, they used to call the historic German city of Dresden, before it began to turn to ash that evening in February 1945. Inside of days, the United Kingdom and the United States bomber command dropped some 3,900 tonnes of ordnance over the city, creating an inferno which would...
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    India ranks 141 of 162 countries in peace index, even lower than Sri Lanka

    India’s ranking was brought down by militarisation, conflicts and corruption India ranks low at 141in this year’s Global Peace Index (GPI) that measured peace in 162 countries, according to 22 qualitative and quantitative indicators of the absence and fear of violence. The major...
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    Difficulties faced by Tamil politicians in Sri Lanka

    TNA MP falls at President's feet! by Maneckshaw The New Kathiresan Hall in Bambalapitiya came under an extensive security blanket on Saturday, 25 May, with a large number of police personnel making their presence felt rather conspicuously. The grand event that drew the security...

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