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Another Tamil journalist attacked in Jaffna

A Jaffna-based journalist, was attacked and had his phone stolen by a group of unidentified persons, last Wednesday. The group broke into S. Mukunthan’s home in...

Sri Lanka’s militarisation is destroying Tamil livelihoods – TNPF MP

Image: A file photo of a military checkpoint in Colombo. The proliferation of Sri Lankan military checkpoints, illegal fishing by Sinhala fishermen with the assistance...

In a land mark judgement Sri Lanka SC protects peoples right to clean water ( Full text of the judgement)

Image: School students in Jaffna protests (19.01.2015) against oil leakage by Chunnakam power station which locals say is contaminating water supplies.( TG photo) Read the full...

Jaffna Film Festival removes  ‘Demons Of Paradise’ for projecting LTTE in negative light.

Demons in Paradise, a film directed by Jude Ratnam, has been removed arbitrarily from the Jaffna international film festival. Writing a letter to Anoma Rajakaruna,...

Renewed Interest for economic resurgence in North [of Sri Lanka]- Dr. Ahilan Kadirgamar

By Azhar Razak. Q. There is a view that the Northern populace has strong connections to the Tamil diaspora and therefore more support can be...

Thousands rally over mounting debt in northern Sri Lanka

Meera Srinivasan/ The Hindu. Months after Sri Lanka’s Central Bank vowed action on mounting household debt in the war-affected north, thousands gathered in Jaffna on...

Unrest in the North of Sri Lanka: Hold Impartial Investigation, Establish Normalcy & Devolve Power

( Jaffna students blocked A 9 road in protest; Image courtesy of  Garikaalan Twitter) By National Peace Council. The importance of restoring normalcy to the North...

Report: Militarization Threatens Livelihood Of Local Communities in Jaffna

The Society for Threatened Peoples Switzerland (STP) published today together with their Sri Lankan partners National Fisheries Solidarity Movement (NAFSO) their report “Under the...

Worker Rights Violations Rampant in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

( Jaffna July 2015 : A worker renovating Jaffna Fort poses for a photographs while working  ©s.deshapriya) The 2009 end of Sri Lanka’s civil war...

In Sri Lanka, a Government in Denial About the Ramifications of a Long History of Violence

(University of Jaffna. Credit: Wikimedia Commons) By Rajan Hoole. The crisis arising from the Sinhala-Tamil student conflict at Jaffna University is a part of the Sinhalese...

Jaffna Uni Clash: FUTA Calls for Bringing Culprits to Justice

The Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) yesterday urged the university authorities to take all possible steps to identify the perpetrators of violence in...

In Sri Lanka, Barriers Fall in a Land Marred by Bloodshed

By JOSHUA HAMMER/ NYT.   We had just crossed the causeway leading from the Jaffna Peninsula to the Vanni, the northern Sri Lankan mainland, when the...

Changing Face of North Sri Lanka: Region Growing Faster Than Any Other

( A morning scene in Jaffna town. Pic by Indika Handuwela) JAFFNA: The thundering roar of a MiG-27 engine on training sorties over the skies...

10 Special Projects to Boost Living Conditions in Former Conflict Areas

With the end of the conflict in the Northern Province, many concerted and coordinated efforts are being made by the Government to move forward...

Sri Lanka’s Icon of Colonial Rule Rises from the Rubble in Jaffna

AFP /By Amal Jayasinghe. As an army of labourers churns out limestone bricks, archeologist Prashantha Mandawala reflects on the ambitious task of restoring Sri Lanka's...

1,318 Families or 4,737 People Still Live in IDP Camps in the Jaffna District Alone, says Minister

(File photo of a IDP camp in Jaffna) The Government has allocated Rs 165 million to resettle people still housed in camps for Internally Displaced...

Jaffna Booze Paradise; Alcoholism Gripping the North.

(Toddy drinking in Jaffna has  doubled!) A five-fold increase in the consumption of alcoholic beverages in 2013, in the Jaffna Peninsula, underscores the higher level...

Hunger Strike Continues Against Water Contamination In Jaffna

by Tamil Guardian - Locals protesting against alleged crude oil leakage by Chunnakam power plant in the Jaffna peninsula, continued their hunger strike into the...
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Take immediate steps to secure Shani Abeysekara and ensure the best possible treatment – HRCSL to Commissioner of Prison

In a letter addressed to Commissioner General of Prison,  HRCSL has said that "the health and security of all prisoners including remandees, remain the...

Sri Lanka HR alert: Life threatening continued detention of Shani Abeysekara.

1. Senior Superintendent of Police and former Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Director Shani Abeysekara was arrested on 31 July 2020, by the Colombo Crime...

Provide urgent medical care and facilitate bail for Shani Abeysekara – Families of the victims appeal to AG

The daughter of murdered journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge and four other family members of missing persons have requested the Attorney General to provide urgent medical...