Monthly Archives: August 2015

Israeli soldier trying to arrest boy with broken arm go viral

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White Van Abductors To Meet Justice Soon

By Hafsa Sabry Reports on investigations carried out into several high profile incidents of murder, disappearance, and other alleged human rights violations during the former regime are expected to be finalised within the next few weeks. Since President Maithripala Sirisena’s … Continue reading

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The politics of Good Governance and Ethno (Sinhala/Tamil/Muslim) Nationalisms

by Rajan Philips In the January presidential election, having been let down by astrology and political machinations, then President Rajapaksa invoked the spectre of nationalism and national insecurity to shore up his sliding support among the Sinhalese. His efforts fell … Continue reading

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UDA suspends earlier forcible land acquisition in Colombo and suburbs

By Bandula Sirimanna The land acquisition and forceful eviction of residents in the guise of development in the Colombo district by the Urban Development Authority (UDA) under the earlier SLFP administration has been halted on the directions of Prime Minister … Continue reading

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A Victory For ‘Cosmopolitanism’ Over Narrow Nationalism

By Laksiri Fernando – It seems Sri Lanka has become enlightened, at least partly. It has taken a small but a firm step to move away from narrow nationalism towards ‘cosmopolitanism.’ This is not a wishful thinking of a perennial … Continue reading

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15% of settlers are American, new research claims

Approximately 60,000 US Jews, out of the 170,000 in Israel, live in West Bank, study shows By JTA Fifteen percent of West Bank settlers are American citizens. According to an Oxford University professor, approximately 60,000 American Jews live in Jewish … Continue reading

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Palestinian Women, Children Stop IDF Soldier Detaining a Minor

Activists at the protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh say the soldier used violence against the 12-year-old boy. Palestinians scuffle with an Israeli soldier as they try to prevent him from detaining a boy during a protest … Continue reading

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Meaningful reconciliation in Sri Lanka for durable peace and prosperity will take time – Foreign Minister

Aug 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera says meaningful reconciliation for durable peace and prosperity will take time and it is an essential process for the country involving the broad areas of truth seeking, justice, reparations and … Continue reading

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Crisis of turning human beings into unpeople – EDITORIAL

Human trafficking and human slavery compounded by long-drawn wars, violence and persecution mainly in Iraq and Syria have set off the biggest refugee crisis in world history. On Wednesday two more horrifying events were reported. As Austria opened a summit … Continue reading

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பொதுபலவுக்கு எதிரான வழக்கு: சுமுகமாக தீர்த்துக்கொள்ள இணக்கம்

கைத்தொழில் மற்றும் வர்த்தக அமைச்சராக றிசாத் பதியுதீன் பணியாற்றியபோது, அவருடைய அமைச்சிற்குள் அத்துமீறி நுழைந்ததாக குற்றஞ்சாட்டப்பட்டிருந்த பொதுபலசேனா அமைப்பின் ஏழு பிக்குகள் மீதான வழக்கு இன்று விசாரணைக்கு எடுத்துகொள்ளப்பட்டது. இந்த வழக்கு விசாரணை கொழும்பு கோட்டை நீதவான் பிரியந்த லியனகே முன்னிலையில் இடம்பெற்றது. இதன்போது, சந்தேகநபர்களான பொதுபலசேனா அமைப்பின் ஏழு தேரர்களில் இருவர் மன்றில் ஆஜராகியிருக்கவில்லை. … Continue reading

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