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The Top Five Threats to Internet Freedom You’ve Never Heard Of

Great firewall of China
You’ve probably heard of the Great Firewall of China, which scrubs the web of any potentially subversive content for half a billion internet users. And you’ve definitely heard about the Egyptian government’s decision to switch off all internet and mobile-phone networks at the height of the uprising in 2011. But there are […]

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A World of Conflict – Sri Lanka

Kevin Sites is an award winning American Journalist with a mission. To cover 20 wars in one year. This is an excerpt from his video documentary “A World of Conflict” in which he records his journey into Sri Lanka’s war zones.

 

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Blair: ‘Riots Not Caused By Broken Society’

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has weighed into the debate over this summer’s rioting, accusing David Cameron, Ed Miliband and his successor as Labour prime minister Gordon Brown of not properly understanding and addressing the underlying causes.
Writing in The Observer, he said suggestions that what happened shows Britain is in moral decline are nonsense.
“The big […]

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The sad story of Pooh:Is Sri Lanka guilty of gross neglect of its wildlife?

The Wild Life Conservation Department (WLCD) has come under sever criticism for its failure to take care of Sri Lanka’s treasures in the wild.
The latest in a series of sad tales about Sri Lanka’s neglected fauna and flora is the plight of a sick sloth bear that has been unconscionably neglected by the authorities despite […]

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Riots in London, grease yakkas in Sri Lanka and a pattern of growing youth unrest

The latest terror to strike the already harried people of Sri lanka are the “Grease devils.” Called that for their strange costume with face hood and greased bodies these monsters have started to spread fear in many areas across the
country. Their presence has already disrupted entire towns and the day to day activities of the citizenry and […]

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A brother out of control – The Hindu

Two years after defeating the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and eliminating it as a military entity, Sri Lanka is still struggling to emerge from the woods on some important fronts. Two issues are predominant. One is the
nature of the peace, and the efforts by the Sri Lankan government towards a political reconciliation between the […]

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More political intrigue as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister allegedly has Wildlife Chief fired for doing his job

In a shocking turn of events following allegations of criminal activity against a highly connected government minister,
Director General of the Wildlife Conservation Department (WLCD) Dr. Chandrawansa Pathiraja has been removed from the WLCD with effect from yesterday (August 1).
According to highly placed sources from the WLCD who spoke on conditions of anonymity in fear for […]

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Denial is not just a river in Egypt: Beleaguered by accusations of war crimes Gota to release his own report on the ‘humanitarian’ operation at a five star hotel in Colombo

July 31:  On the heels of a damning UN report that says there is credible evidence of war crimes in the last stages of Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war, Secretary Ministry of Defence and Presidential sibling Gotabaya Rajapakse has sent out invitations to media and other organisations to attend the launch of his own report.
The […]

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US Congressional hearing on accountability in Sri Lanka to follow ban on development aid

• US Congressional Hearing on accountability in Sri Lanka soon
• Channel 4 to release more evidence on White flag case
• Congress does not believe SL Embassy
• Republicans and Democrats concur on Sri Lanka
• India and US on same page regarding alleged war crimes investigations says Blake
* No US support for LTTE agenda
The […]

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Circus time: ‘Sinhalese’ protest Channel 4 documentary

LONDON: The Sinhalese and Tamil Diaspora periodically launch protests in their host countries galvanised by events that affect their particular tribe. Often they are financed, organised or encouraged by their political formations. The ones perceived as “Tamil” protests are often organised/encouraged by the LTTE or organisations, which are affiliated/sympathetic to the Tamil cause.  The ones perceived […]

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The Top Five Threats to Internet Freedom You’ve Never Heard Of

Great firewall of China You’ve probably heard of the Great Firewall of China, which scrubs the web of any potentially subversive content for half a billion ...

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A World of Conflict – Sri Lanka

Kevin Sites is an award winning American Journalist with a mission. To cover 20 wars in one year. This is an excerpt from his ...

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Blair: ‘Riots Not Caused By Broken Society’

Tony Blair Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has weighed into the debate over this summer’s rioting, accusing David Cameron, Ed Miliband and his successor as Labour ...

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The sad story of Pooh:Is Sri Lanka guilty of gross neglect of its wildlife?

The Wild Life Conservation Department (WLCD) has come under sever criticism for its failure to take care of Sri Lanka’s treasures in the wild. Suffering silently:Pooh ...

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UNP Parliamentarian Kabir Hasheem at the Press Conference

Riots in London, grease yakkas in Sri Lanka and a pattern of growing youth unrest

The latest terror to strike the already harried people of Sri lanka are the “Grease devils.” Called that for their strange costume with face hood and ...

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A brother out of control – The Hindu

Two years after defeating the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and eliminating it as a military entity, Sri Lanka is still struggling to emerge from ...

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More political intrigue as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister allegedly has Wildlife Chief fired for doing his job

In a shocking turn of events following allegations of criminal activity against a highly connected government minister, A picture of the leopard skin now under scrutiny Director ...

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Denial is not just a river in Egypt: Beleaguered by accusations of war crimes Gota to release his own report on the ‘humanitarian’ operation at a five star hotel in Colombo

July 31:  On the heels of a damning UN report that says there is credible evidence of war crimes in the last stages of Sri ...

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US Congressional hearing on accountability in Sri Lanka to follow ban on development aid

• US Congressional Hearing on accountability in Sri Lanka soon • Channel 4 to release more evidence on White flag case • Congress does not believe SL ...

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Circus time: ‘Sinhalese’ protest Channel 4 documentary

LONDON: The Sinhalese and Tamil Diaspora periodically launch protests in their host countries galvanised by events that affect their particular tribe. Often they are financed, organised ...