Monthly Archives: September 2012


Sri Lanka’s infamous Menik farm IDP camp to shut down later this month

SEPTEMBER 21, 2012: Menik Farm in northern Sri Lanka, once one of the world’s largest camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs), is to close by the end of September, say government officials.
“By 30 September the camp will be empty,” Minister of Resettlement Gunaratne Weerakoon told
IRIN in Colombo, noting that the final group of 1,185 IDPs […]

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By IRIN | Published on September 21, 2012 at 8:47 am

Wither int’ pressure as some International visitors impressed by Lanka’s window dressing

Impressed by the show
The last fortnight has seen several important international visitors to Sri Lanka. These have included a large number of Parliamentarians from Commonwealth countries who attended the
meeting of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in Colombo. The Sri Lankan government took this opportunity to present its side of recent history and post-war developments to […]

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By Dr. Jehan Perera | Published on September 20, 2012 at 9:30 am


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Menik farm. Photo taken from IRIN

Sri Lanka’s infamous Menik farm IDP camp to shut down later this month

SEPTEMBER 21, 2012: Menik Farm in northern Sri Lanka, once one of the world’s largest camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs), is to close by ...

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa at CHOGM 2011 in Perth Australia

Wither int’ pressure as some International visitors impressed by Lanka’s window dressing

Impressed by the show The last fortnight has seen several important international visitors to Sri Lanka. These have included a large number of Parliamentarians from ...