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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Good thing Petraeus isn't named Mohammed given his Al Qaeda plan Photo: No one really imagines that Petraeus will get a 4am door knock from AS
Good thing Petraeus isn't named Mohammed given his Al Qaeda plan
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 20 hours ago
Photo: No one really imagines that Petraeus will get a 4am door knock from ASIO, simply because things like that don't happen to celebrity generals. (Alex Wong, file photo:... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Enforced Disappearances Continue Unabated in Every Region of the WorldThe use of enforced disappearance by governments to silence its critics and ins
Enforced Disappearances Continue Unabated in Every Region of the World
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
The use of enforced disappearance by governments to silence its critics and instill fear into targeted groups continues unabated in every region of the world, said Amnesty International as the world marks the International Day of the Disappeared on... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Playwright explores refugee issueWollongong playwright Dhananjaya Karunarathne experienced civil war and politic
Playwright explores refugee issue
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 6 days ago
Wollongong playwright Dhananjaya Karunarathne experienced civil war and political unrest in his native Sri Lanka. Now the director has written a funny and confronting play about a Tamil asylum seeker. He spoke to ANTONY FIELD Dhananjaya Karunarathne... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Remembering the Merdeka narrative During a recent trip to Sri Lanka, I had the opportunity to observe the count
Remembering the Merdeka narrative
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 7 days ago
During a recent trip to Sri Lanka, I had the opportunity to observe the country’s general election. Local and international commentary suggested that this was their “most peaceful election” as it celebrated the... Read more
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Independent
Tamil Tigers change their stripes: Former fighters become politicians as the struggle for self-rule in Sri Lanka goes onShut inside the hot confines of a house in Jaffna, located in the former northe
Tamil Tigers change their stripes: Former fighters become politicians as the struggle for self-rule in Sri Lanka goes on
Independent / Posted 8 days ago
Shut inside the hot confines of a house in Jaffna, located in the former northern war zone of Sri Lanka, the nine men are busy drawing the future plans for their defeated party. They are members of “Crusaders for Democracy”, a political party made up... Read more
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Alaska Public
NPR StoryUp From The Ashes, A Public Library In Sri Lanka Welcomes New Readers Rising t
NPR Story
Alaska Public / Posted 14 days ago
Up From The Ashes, A Public Library In Sri Lanka Welcomes New Readers Rising two stories and capped by three domes, the Jaffna Public Library looks a bit like a stately wedding cake. Gleaming white under the Sri Lanka sun, the building's classical... Read more
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Aljazeera
Sri Lanka's new political pathMahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka's former president, was hoping that a victory in t
Sri Lanka's new political path
Aljazeera / Posted 15 days ago
Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka's former president, was hoping that a victory in the general elections would pave the way for him to become the next prime minister. But the coalition that defeated him in the presidential elections in January made big... Read more
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New Kerala
UNF wins Sri Lanka battle, Rajapaksa concedes defeat (Intro Roundup) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's UNF on Tuesday won a keenly
UNF wins Sri Lanka battle, Rajapaksa concedes defeat (Intro Roundup)
New Kerala / Posted 15 days ago
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's UNF on Tuesday won a keenly fought parliamentary election, winning 106 of the 225 seats. The opposition led by former president... Read more
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Asia Sentinel
Sri Lanka Puts Rajapaksa in his PlaceSri Lanka as a nation can in essence breathe a sigh of relief with the defeat o
Sri Lanka Puts Rajapaksa in his Place
Asia Sentinel / Posted 15 days ago
Sri Lanka as a nation can in essence breathe a sigh of relief with the defeat of the United People’s Freedom Alliance in parliamentary elections held on the island on Aug. 17. The election was nothing more or less than a referendum on the former... Read more
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Independent
Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapaksa forecasts election success despite war crimes probeDespite the unusual calm that preceded today’s polls, uncertainty prevails over
Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapaksa forecasts election success despite war crimes probe
Independent / Posted 16 days ago
Despite the unusual calm that preceded today’s polls, uncertainty prevails over political parties, poll analysts, the general public and international election monitors. On Friday, President Maithripala Sirisena, a bitter rival of Mr Rajapaksa, vowed... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
What you need to know about Sri Lankan electionCOLOMBO: On Monday (17 Aug), Sri Lanka holds a parliamentary election where its
What you need to know about Sri Lankan election
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 16 days ago
COLOMBO: On Monday (17 Aug), Sri Lanka holds a parliamentary election where its citizens vote to elect 225 members of the country’s 15th parliament. Of these, 195 members of parliament will be chosen by the public. Once elected, the winning parties... Read more
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Independent
Fling mud if you must, but don’t call Jeremy Corbyn an anti-SemiteAs it happens, I do not think the left-wing MP can lead Labour to victory in 20
Fling mud if you must, but don’t call Jeremy Corbyn an anti-Semite
Independent / Posted 17 days ago
As it happens, I do not think the left-wing MP can lead Labour to victory in 2020, despite agreeing wholly with his anti-austerity drive, his position on the Iraq war, and his social democratic vision. But cumulative decades of Thatcherism and... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
As Sri Lanka goes to polls, calls grow for war crimes trial over Tamil Tigers assaultThe government of then-president Mahinda Rajapaksa had designated the area a “n
As Sri Lanka goes to polls, calls grow for war crimes trial over Tamil Tigers assault
Daily Telegraph / Posted 17 days ago
The government of then-president Mahinda Rajapaksa had designated the area a “no fire zone” for civilians. But it was transformed into a free-fire zone as the army oversaw an alleged indiscriminate slaughter in its mission to end the 26-year... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Sri Lankan ice-cream parlour gains fame after surviving brutal conflictJAFFNA, Sri Lanka: Rio Ice-cream is much revered among ice-cream lovers within
Sri Lankan ice-cream parlour gains fame after surviving brutal conflict
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 17 days ago
JAFFNA, Sri Lanka: Rio Ice-cream is much revered among ice-cream lovers within and beyond the town of Jaffna, north of Sri Lanka. The two-storey building on Point Pedro Road is packed with polished wooden tables and chairs that are usually occupied... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Ranil dismisses being soft on LTTEPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday dismissed allegations by former
Ranil dismisses being soft on LTTE
Sunday Observer / Posted 18 days ago
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday dismissed allegations by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa that his alliance was sympathetic to the Tamil rebels. �I have no reason to favour pro-LTTE groups. I could have become the President in 2005... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
China's man-made island takes shape in Sri LankaCOLOMBO: The Ocean seafood restaurant at Colombo’s five-star The Kingsbury was
China's man-made island takes shape in Sri Lanka
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 18 days ago
COLOMBO: The Ocean seafood restaurant at Colombo’s five-star The Kingsbury was once famous for its magnificent view of the Indian Ocean. Its open-air wooden terrace that runs along the hotel’s western façade used to be so close to the beautiful... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Former Tamil Tigers set to contest upcoming Sri Lankan electionJAFFNA, Sri Lanka: Sivanathan Navindra was once known as Venthan, a former body
Former Tamil Tigers set to contest upcoming Sri Lankan election
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 19 days ago
JAFFNA, Sri Lanka: Sivanathan Navindra was once known as Venthan, a former bodyguard of the slain Velupillai Prabhakaran, leader of the world’s deadliest terrorist organisation at the time, the Tamil Tigers. When Sri Lanka goes to the polls on Aug... Read more
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iol.co.za
Sri Lanka’s ‘torture of Tamils persist’AFPSri Lankan Tamils light candles during a ceremony at Mullaivaukkal in commem
Sri Lanka’s ‘torture of Tamils persist’
iol.co.za / Posted 20 days ago
AFPSri Lankan Tamils light candles during a ceremony at Mullaivaukkal in commemoration of those who died in battles between Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam fighters and government troops. Picture: Lakruwan Wanniarachchi London - The torture of... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
The disappeared: Sri Lanka's missing personsJAFFNA, Sri Lanka: The summer monsoon air was hot and clammy as it swept throug
The disappeared: Sri Lanka's missing persons
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 20 days ago
JAFFNA, Sri Lanka: The summer monsoon air was hot and clammy as it swept through a small room inside an old building on the northern tip of Sri Lanka, filling it with the smell of the Indian Ocean. Separating it from a sun-lit garden, a wooden door... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Torture of Tamil detainees in Sri Lanka has continued, says charitySri Lankan security forces have continued to torture Tamil detainees even after
Torture of Tamil detainees in Sri Lanka has continued, says charity
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 21 days ago
Sri Lankan security forces have continued to torture Tamil detainees even after the election of reformist president Maithripala Sirisena in January, according to a report. The charity said that more than a third of the alleged torture victims in the... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Sri Lanka: Elections could derail move to democracySix months after Maithripala Sirisena’s stunning defeat of president Mahinda Ra
Sri Lanka: Elections could derail move to democracy
Daily Maverick / Posted 21 days ago
Six months after Maithripala Sirisena’s stunning defeat of president Mahinda Rajapaksa raised hopes for a democratic renaissance, the complexities of partisan politics, and Rajapaksa himself, have returned to centre stage. Sirisena’s initial months... Read more
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Daily News
Reaching the finish lineWith just over a hundred hours before polling begins at the general election on
Reaching the finish line
Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
With just over a hundred hours before polling begins at the general election on Monday and Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya decreeing that all forms of campaigning should cease forty eight hours before the poll, it has been a frantic race to... Read more
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Aljazeera
Will Rajapaksa make political comeback in Sri Lanka?Colombo, Sri Lanka - Claiming to be a "reluctant returnee" to mainstream polit
Will Rajapaksa make political comeback in Sri Lanka?
Aljazeera / Posted 21 days ago
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Claiming to be a "reluctant returnee" to mainstream politics after his defeat in the January polls, former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa confidently maintains not only is he a strong opponent but also the man who will... Read more
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Salon.com
Sri Lanka’s ex-strongman in tough battle for return to powerCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Mahinda Rajapaksa, once poised to be Sri Lanka’s pres
Sri Lanka’s ex-strongman in tough battle for return to power
Salon.com / Posted 25 days ago
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Mahinda Rajapaksa, once poised to be Sri Lanka’s president for life, is a desperate man these days. At stake is not just his own political future, but that of an entire dynasty and a network of supporters he founded at every... Read more
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Daily News
Ever hopeful..The road blocks and military checkpoints are gone, and the restrictions on fore
Ever hopeful..
Daily News / Posted 29 days ago
The road blocks and military checkpoints are gone, and the restrictions on foreign tourists and journalists visiting the area have been lifted. But the mostly Tamil residents of Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna peninsula say much more still needs to be... Read more

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