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SL:Thousands of Tamils still in detention camps

February 20, 2010 admin 1

By Subash Somachandran and Kamal Rasenthiran Tens of thousands of Tamil civilians, who fled the fighting in the final days of the military’s offensive against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), remain in squalid detention camps in northern Sri Lanka. The official total is 106,000, with around 80,000 people Read more ………

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EU hurts Sri Lanka economy

February 20, 2010 admin 0

On February 15, the European Union decided to withdraw temporarily the preferential tariff benefits under Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) granted to Sri Lanka on the charge that Colombo had indulged in human rights violations.  The ‘suspension’ will come into effect in six months. And it means a loss of Read more ………

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Rajapaksa actions politicize Sri Lanka Army

February 20, 2010 admin 0

Since his re-election for a second term, President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa is clearly on a ‘purging spree’. All his actions clearly demonstrate his continued ‘dictatorial’ ways of cleansing opponents both in political parties, the media and governmental institutions. The proud Sri Lankan army, which has rooted out the Read more ………

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Rajapaksa actions politicize Sri Lanka Army

February 20, 2010 admin 0

Since his re-election for a second term, President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa is clearly on a ‘purging spree’. All his actions clearly demonstrate his continued ‘dictatorial’ ways of cleansing opponents both in political parties, the media and governmental institutions. The proud Sri Lankan army, which has rooted out the Read more ………