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Media freedom in post war Sri Lanka and its impact on the reconciliation process

At the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka in May 2009, many hoped that this would represent a sharp break with the past and usher in a new period of media freedom. However, as the BBC Tamil Service producer Swaminathan Natarajan shows, such hopes have proved ill-founded.
For his research paper,Media Freedom in post-war […]

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Read the full Internal Review Panel Report

 
 

Interestingly please note that on P11 a sentence is blacked out. But they haven’t erased the underlying data. So by using copy and paste you can extract and read the redacted sentence

” several USG participants and the RC did not stand by the casualty numbers, saying that the data were ‘not verified’. Participants in the meeting questioned […]

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Sri Lanka’s internet freedom deteriorating as world govts grow increasingly repressive online

“Countries at Risk: As part of its analysis, Freedom House identified a number of important countries that are seen as particularly vulnerable to deterioration in the coming 12 months: Azerbaijan, Libya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Rwanda, and Sri Lanka” – Report
Washington DC: Brutal attacks against bloggers, politically motivated surveillance, proactive manipulation of web content, and restrictive laws […]

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“We want our land back as we are also citizens of Sri Lanka”

What is the meaning of resettlement in Sri Lanka
Report of the Field visit of NAFSO/ Praja Abhilasha Network / Rights Now/ PCHR team at Northern Province of Sri Lanka. 
When you read the field visit report of the resettlement of the Internally Displaced People[IDPs] you all will realize the reality of the so called
resettlement scheme of […]

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SRI LANKA: Former Tiger fighters battle for a normal life

BATTICALOA, 28 May 2012 (IRIN) – Three years after Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war ended, thousands of former fighters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) face an uphill battle in re-establishing themselves, despite government efforts to
rehabilitate them.
“I’m struggling a lot economically. I don’t regret the loss of the LTTE, but I wish there […]

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Amnesty International Human Rights Report 2012

The government continued to arbitrarily detain, torture or ill-treat people and subject people to enforced disappearance. It failed to address most instances of impunity for violations of human rights and humanitarian law. The government rejected repeated allegations of war crimes committed by both sides of the conflict that ended in 2009, prompting Amnesty International to […]

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US State Department Human Rights Report

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Sri Lanka is a constitutional, multiparty republic. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was reelected to a second six-year term in January 2010, and the parliament, which was elected in April 2010, share constitutional power. The government is dominated by the president’s family; two of the president’s brothers hold key executive branch posts as defense secretary […]

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SRI LANKA: Thousands missing three years after war end

COLOMBO, 18 May 2012 (IRIN) – Three years after the government of Sri Lanka declared an end to decades of civil conflict with separatist rebels, thousands of people are still missing, according to the UN and Sri Lankan activists.
The Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) of the UN Office for the High Commissioner […]

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A case for peer group based self-learning – Part 1

A The Philosophical Background
1. Thinking Process
Philosophical and scientific thinking originated in the world because man first learnt to think on his own, self learning, and then impart this knowledge to others later, group learning. Education deals with the thinking

Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker

process which is needed to find solutions to the problems man faces in the […]

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Sri Lanka’s North: Rebuilding under the Military

16 March 2012: Sri Lanka’s military is dominating the reconstruction of the Northern Province, weakening international humanitarian efforts and worsening tensions with the ethnic Tamil majority. Since the war ended in 2009, hundreds of millions of dollars have
poured into the province, but the local populations, mostly left destitute by the conflict, have seen only slight improvements […]

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Issues

reuters institute

Media freedom in post war Sri Lanka and its impact on the reconciliation process

At the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka in May 2009, many hoped that this would represent a sharp break with the past ...

Report

Charles Petrie who headed the Internal Review Panel with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. File photo

Read the full Internal Review Panel Report

  Charles Petrie who headed the Internal Review Panel with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. File photo   Interestingly please note that on P11 a sentence is ...

Issues

internet freedom

Sri Lanka’s internet freedom deteriorating as world govts grow increasingly repressive online

“Countries at Risk: As part of its analysis, Freedom House identified a number of important countries that are seen as particularly vulnerable to deterioration in ...

Human Rights

War displaced

“We want our land back as we are also citizens of Sri Lanka”

What is the meaning of resettlement in Sri Lanka Report of the Field visit of NAFSO/ Praja Abhilasha Network / Rights Now/ PCHR team at Northern ...

Human Rights

A group of former LTTE fighters learn masonry skills as part of the government's rehabilitation efforts. More than 10,000 men have gone through the programme  © Contributor/IRIN

SRI LANKA: Former Tiger fighters battle for a normal life

BATTICALOA, 28 May 2012 (IRIN) – Three years after Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war ended, thousands of former fighters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil ...

Human Rights

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Amnesty International Human Rights Report 2012

The government continued to arbitrarily detain, torture or ill-treat people and subject people to enforced disappearance. It failed to address most instances of impunity for ...

Human Rights

hillarty clinton

US State Department Human Rights Report

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Sri Lanka is a constitutional, multiparty republic. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was reelected to a second six-year term in January 2010, and the parliament, ...

Issues

Missing

SRI LANKA: Thousands missing three years after war end

COLOMBO, 18 May 2012 (IRIN) – Three years after the government of Sri Lanka declared an end to decades of civil conflict with separatist rebels, ...

Education

thinker close

A case for peer group based self-learning – Part 1

A The Philosophical Background 1. Thinking Process Philosophical and scientific thinking originated in the world because man first learnt to think on his own, self learning, and ...

Issues

Land reserved for the army

Sri Lanka’s North: Rebuilding under the Military

16 March 2012: Sri Lanka’s military is dominating the reconstruction of the Northern Province, weakening international humanitarian efforts and worsening tensions with the ethnic Tamil majority. ...